Something that makes me mad mad & mad, is when people say comments such as: ‘you don’t look like you’re anorexic’, ‘people who struggle with anorexia look like skeletons’ or ‘your eating disorder isn’t that bad because you’re not under weight.’.. you get the idea.
Eating disorders don’t always have a physical appearance. It’s a mental illness that people are battling with in their minds. I’ve had things like this said to me so many times and I’m sure many of you guys can relate. To someone with an eating disorder, it can feel like you’ve been shot right in the heart. Like you aren’t worthy enough for the diagnosis..... Well this isn’t true at all. People say all kinds of things because they don’t quite understand the background behind the illness.
In the image on the right, I was struggling so much with my eating disorder. I was told by people and health specialists that I wasn’t that bad because I didn’t appear underweight. I was lucky to have friends and family who understood what I was going through, but I wanted to prove the people that said I wasn’t unwell enough wrong. I tried every trick in the book to make that happen, which ended me up in the picture on the left.
I really want to be able to educate people on this illness and how it impacts all shapes and sizes. I’m hoping maybe by starting with nursing, I’ll be able to do this because I feel like it’s a topic that isn’t spoken about very much. But yea, soz for my little rant 😁
#anorexia #eatingdisorders #recovery
ERNIA DEL DISCO, È NECESSARIO OPERARSI?
L’Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità e l’Istituto Superiore della Sanità consigliano di trattare questa patologia con metodi di cura non chirurgici.
I dischi intervertebrali hanno una biomeccanica molto complessa che si modifica continuamente per sostenere il carico gravitazionale e svolgono un “lavoro di squadra”. Il peso corporeo è suddiviso tra tutti i dischi, quindi tutti i dischi che possono protrudere, ed è normale che lo facciano, quando sono sovraccaricati.
Se il sovraccarico è prolungato o troppo pesante, il disco si può danneggiare.
Se i dischi sono asportati chirurgicamente, o anche solo parzialmente seguendo le tecniche chirurgiche più moderne, tutta la biomeccanica della colonna vertebrale ne soffrirà, causando una degenerazione precoce delle articolazioni.
Per questo motivo l’Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità e l’Istituto superiore della Sanità sconsigliano l’operazione chirurgica, preferendo metodologie non invasive.
Recenti ricerche scientifiche dimostrano che la chiropratica e la rieducazione al movimento possono essere risolutive. E’ di estrema importanza mantenere la colonna vertebrale nel pieno della sua mobilità e il sistema nervoso al massimo delle proprie funzioni, altrimenti anche dopo un’eventuale operazione si ripresenterà il problema.
Oggi il trattamento conservativo è reputato il migliore, gestito ovviamente da un equipe di professionisti specializzati del settore.
#ernia #erniadeldisco #maldischiena #lowbackpain #backpain #scienzemotorie #rieducazionemotoria #rieducazionefunzionale #recovery #rehab #cure #medicine #medicina #movimento #fisioterapia #fisioterapiaesportiva #osteopatia #movement #movementismedicine #movementspecialist #posturale #postural #postura #fitness #wellness
LEARN TO ACKNOWLEDGE SOMEONE ELSE’S BEAUTY WITHOUT QUESTIONING YOURSELF 🌟
I’m sure yall follow people you compare yourself with and then feel unworthy or not enough. I’ve been guilty of that too!
Everyday you are bombarded with pictures which are a highlight reality of someone’s life and that directly leads to a constant state of camparison.
Specially when it comes to fitness. The fitness community is a tricky place to be in; on the one hand there’s people who really enjoy what they are doing but (as I see it) there’s also a lot of people falling into disordered eating patterns and exercise addiction problems.
I encourage you to STOP thoughts like: ‘If only I had her body/life, I would finally be happy’. Guess what, probably this ‘perfect’ person you are looking at would die to have something YOU have!
Remember: people only post a little percentage of their life, there’s probably a lot more you don’t know anything about! Social media is not reality.
So, why are we always looking at everyone else wishing to have what they have? If you haven’t discovered it yet, spoiler alert: that is TOXIC. I know all you want to achieve is happiness, so I’m telling you, This. Is. Not. The. Way 👏🏼 You can admire someone but still appreciate yourself first, I think that’s the only way 🙏🏻❤️
😤 My current frustration —
I want to train💪🏼, but my body is telling me I need to #rest
I often must remind myself #relaxation
are part of the process.
I honestly can’t stress how important it is to listen to your body! If it doesn’t feel right then get it checked. Some pains aren’t normal pains.
Here I am 1 week post operation. This is the most I have managed to move in over a week! It’s safe to say I am feeling it but to assist my recovery as of today I had to get walking to ensure no blood clots form.
Tomorrow I won’t be moving so much as today has taken a lot out of me which shows wasn’t very 100% ready.
My major cut is what I have shown and it’s healing slowly but still needs to be covered.
I find out this week if I can return to work but cannot return to any form of weight training for another 3 weeks and even then I can lift 5kg until I get the all clear!
My appetite comes and goes, am I eating enough? Definitely not. Am I tracking? Protein only as I want to be hitting my protein goals!
Tomorrow I will share with you all what I feel like eating and when. Some are really weird combinations (egg whites with vegemite on quinoa crisp breads). At the moment I am fueling my body as it calls for food. Im not force feeding myself just doing what I can.
#recovery #onedayatatime #surgery #bbr #teambbr #body #listentoit #tryingtomove #rest
Опять взвесилась 59 кг
Наверно это мой нормальный вес😑 Хотя по имт низкий, вообще там сказано, что мой нормальный вес 65😵
Лан будем жить дальше и не смотреть на цифры
Желаю вам хорошего настроения на эту субботу
У меня планов нет
Буду зависать тут
Так что можете мне писать, покекаем вместе))
П.с шоко так бахает, потому что это взрывная карамель, по правде говоря он мне не понравился и я решила кинуть его в овсяндос
It is #eatingdisorderawareness
week, and in honour of this I want to share my own story.
I suffered severe bulimia for 15 years of my life. This resulted in a myriad of health issues besides being underweight.
Loosing fingernails and hair due to malnutrition, teeth enamel erosion from stomach acid, gastritis, just to name a few. But as most people know whom are suffering from disorders such as what I did, we become pure professionals at hiding the truth from the world around us and especially from the ones we love. Not only do we feel embarrassed, but the fear of having the “control” taken away is terrifying.
Today I can finally love myself for who I am, with all the flaws which comes with being human, and I have one person to thank for making this possible; my husband. When I met this wonderful man he saw straight through me, and was the one who helped me leave the monster behind and taught me how to control my life and faith without harming myself. How to build the mental strength needed and how to be brutally honest with myself in order to become stronger than ever before.
This year is my tenth anniversary of being “recovered” and I look back at that girl and woman who was so utterly lost and unhappy (even though she seemed like the most confident of them all to the world) and I would not wish it on anyone. This is why I am sharing my story today, to hopefully raise a grain of hope in others going through the same thing as I did, and showing them that there is light at the end of the tunnel 🕯❤️ If I could get out of the monster grip the bulimia had on me, others can do it too❣️The control, stability and happiness comes when the disorder is left behind. It is not easy, but it is possible 🙌🏼❤️#eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisorderreality #supporteachother #love #mentalillness #recovery #mom #workingmom #bulimia #bulimiarecovery
I'm seriously so geeked out over my new set up.
We have music!
Yea, it's not new, it's not high end, nothing matches and the receiver is so ridiculously extra I can't even handle it (it was free!), but it's all mine and I just love it! My records have whole new depth now and it just really makes me so happy.
Diving deeper into vinyl has been a really wonderful distraction since becoming sober. I had a small and growing collection but I wasn't that serious about it; however music has become my biggest outlet recently particularly since I spend much more time alone these days. I spin a record to decompress from my day, I have a few for when things are really hard, I have even more to reset my mood when I am just not where I want to be. I've always leaned on music to cope but record collecting has given me a deeper love and appreciation for it.
I love the hunt, the sense of wonder and exploration, spending time with albums individually. I enjoy spending money on something tangible rather than drugs and alcohol. I ooze with pride and accomplishment watching my shelves fill.
Today I am grateful for music and my journey rediscovering it.
#vinyl #vinyljunkie #vinyladdict #vinylgirl #nowspinning #onmyturntable #turntable #vinylcollectionpost #vinylcollection #spinlikeagirl #collectlikeagirl #records #recordcollection #33rpm #pioneer #technics #audiotechnica #musiclover #rockgirl #sobriety #soberliving #recovery #substanceabuse #alcoholic #alcoholfree
Goooood morning guys!
Today is THE day I'm starting my life again ! Feeling damn positive and determined like a baby dolphin 🐬
I did set a bunch of new rules I'll be following to be happier and wrote them in my glowing up journal. Would you like to see them and hear a bit about my journaling ? This is really motivating.
even though I have a severe intolerance to dairy, froyo is always worth it (even had seconds..hehe) 🤪
i have been feeling a little bit off this week, so spending some time with a good friend and getting some froyo was a perfect Friday night for me. Definitely ate more than what I “needed” but I just wanted more so guess what. I got myself more 🤷🏼♀️ simple as that. Feeling super full and bloated from the dairy but froyo is my weakness lol.
Of course I have some fitness goals in mind and everything, but I don’t believe in setting strict rules for yourself unless 1) you are competing or have a job which depends on your fitness or 2) you have to gain/lose weight for important health reasons. I of course have certain guidelines for my diet, but if I was so strict with myself I would be missing out on nights like these with my friends and letting myself enjoy my cravings. In the past, I would suppress my cravings which would ultimately lead to binging and feeling like a failure. so, if you want seconds of froyo, even if you’re not hungry but just mentally craving it, GO FOR IT. #yolo
but like #seriously
Eccomi qui anche io, dopo mille incertezze ho deciso di entrare in questa grande famiglia qui su Instagram.
Buongiorno a tutte 💫
Sono una ragazza che da molti anni soffre di disturbi alimentari, non racconto subito la mia storia...preferisco piano piano lasciarmi andar e parlare di me, insieme spero finalmente di lasciarmi andare anche nelle relazioni con gli altri e con il cibo ❌
Questa volta sono pronta a guarire veramente? Ci ho già provato moltissime volte e più passa il tempo meno possibilità ho di venirne fuori...anche questa volta sarà come le altre volte? 😔
Ma questa volta l’ho promesso a me stessa, da oggi non sarà più il solito circolo vizioso. Sono stanca di sentirmi sempre sbagliata...come se ci fosse un criterio oggettivo per definire una persona sbagliata. Da oggi comincia il mio recovery. Devo farcela. Non ho tante altre speranze di guarire se non mi impegno al massimo fin da oggi. Ce la metterò tutta, o almeno spero 🍀
Con questo profilo spero di trovare supporto nella mia battaglia per tornare a essere una normale ragazza spensierata. Spero di trovare tante altri tesori con cui scambiare pensieri nei momenti più difficili. E spero di poter aiutare...mi sentirei più che felicissima se riuscissi ad essere di aiuto per qualcuno anche per un solo secondo 💗
Ce la farò?
Il mio viaggio inizia 💪💥
Buona giornata a tutte guerriere 😘😘
#bulimia #bulimiaitalia #bulimianervosa #bulimiarecovery #recoveryfrombulimia #ortoressia #anoressia #anoressiaitalia #anoressianervosa #anoressiarecovery #anorexia #anorexiarecovery #warrior #edwarrior #dca #food #siamopiufortinoi
🏆 #recoveryfromanorexia #fromanorexiatolife #ana #recovery #prorecovery #disturbialimentari #eatingdisorders #staystrong #recoveryispossible
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