Mental Health

Managing an Eating Disorder at Uni – Experiences And Tips from an Undergraduate

I became a Uni Student whilst under the grips of an Eating Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa. I am still in recovery from this, every day is a challenge. But I’m determined to make positive changes towards reaching my goals towards health and happiness.  I enlisted my Anorexia on my University application, alongside my Autism. I remained… Continue reading Managing an Eating Disorder at Uni – Experiences And Tips from an Undergraduate

Mental Health

Anorexia recovery – Eating, comparison and being brave

For the past few years, I've fallen very much, unwillingly, into comparative habits. This can be detrimental in Anorexia Recovery. If my friends aren't eating, why should I? I MUST be greedy. Why am I eating if the people around me aren't? So...much...guilt. It's a constant turmoil. I very recently stumbled across a highly informative… Continue reading Anorexia recovery – Eating, comparison and being brave

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Anorexia Recovery – Ditching the scales, freedom away from numbers

The morning approached, it was 6:30am. Already, I encountered deliberating thoughts about eating. I pondered whether I should, or whether I shouldn't. And I'm beginning to believe that this may be a constant, lifelong battle for me. With every day, I cannot determine how my thoughts will challenge me throughout the day. Some days will… Continue reading Anorexia Recovery – Ditching the scales, freedom away from numbers

Mental Health

A weighted life perspective

We live in a World where weight gain has been, and continues to be, demonised. An increase in the scale number quickly equates to feelings of low self worth, inadequacy and failure. We attempt to remain small, whilst measuring our worth in kilograms and not so much smiles, achievements and memories. I understand the satisfaction… Continue reading A weighted life perspective

Autism

Autism and me: Suffering or growing?

It's vastly approaching the 3-year bracket in which I received my Autism diagnosis back in 2016. Time has truly flown by! I often hear the term "suffering from Autism" which I felt encouraged to shed some light on, as somebody on the complex Autistic spectrum. I understand that the spectrum is large and people enlisted… Continue reading Autism and me: Suffering or growing?

Mental Health

Anorexia recovery – Studying, healing and learning!

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to talk about battling Anorexia whilst at University. This isn't to say that other Students don't battle with other Eating Disorders or that Anorexia is more "severe" - it isn't. I'm just speaking from my own personal, and current, experiences. Battling an Eating Disorder prior to beginning my journey as… Continue reading Anorexia recovery – Studying, healing and learning!

Mental Health

Suicidal thoughts: Stigma, encouragement and helplines!!

Hi everyone! Today, I wanted to talk about an (unfortunately) common topic - Suicidal thoughts. It's a personal subject I tend not to delve too much into unless I'm having a conversation with my Nurse or Therapist as it's quite a sensitive subject that admittedly frightens me the majority of the time. But I believe… Continue reading Suicidal thoughts: Stigma, encouragement and helplines!!

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Hello 2019: Diet culture and recovery

Hello and a Happy New Year. I wish everybody a year filled with happiness, kindness and self love. And I'm sending masses of strength and courage to those in need of it. We can do this! I believe the start of a new year isn't an indication of diets or weight loss as displayed in… Continue reading Hello 2019: Diet culture and recovery

University

Anorexia and University – Studying and recovering

I want to talk about battling Anorexia whilst at University. Initially, it was something I wanted to keep hidden from those around me. But then I figured it was pointless (and ridiculous) attempting to shy away from a huge aspect of my life. I'm no longer ashamed or embarrassed of the things I am going… Continue reading Anorexia and University – Studying and recovering

Mental Health

Common ED misconceptions – from a sufferers perspective

As a sufferer of Anorexia Nervosa, I am prone to the stigma and common misconceptions which currently surround eating disorders (and other mental health illnesses, which will be mentioned in later blog posts!) We live in a modern day society, where technology and the world around is improving each and every day. Yet, disappointingly, our… Continue reading Common ED misconceptions – from a sufferers perspective