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EvilWombatQueen wrote:Welcome back Aussiechick.
I'm so sorry you developed an eating disorder. I'm very glad you've recovered, though I imagine it was hell to go through. Thank you for posting your story here as a warning to people. It's certainly a fine line between 'motivated' and 'obsessive' and we have to be careful to be able to tell the difference between the two.
Was there something on the forum that sparked off your eating disorder and over-exercising? I ask because it's something that always concerns me, that someone could develop unhealthy and dangerous habits by taking the wrong piece of advice away. And it's always hard to question if someone on the forum is developing unhealthy habits without the person taking offense, so it can be a difficult issue to broach.
Are you still seeing the dietitian to create a healthy eating and exercise plan?
mumnbub wrote:Just remember its not a race- you can take things slow and it does not mean your not trying hard enough. Taking time to do this gives your body the best chance of keeping the weight off. Plan to lose 500g to 1kg a week- less if need be. If you see that your losing this then you will know there is no reason to go to any extreams. It can be hard though- I know some days I just want this weight gone and can understand why some people do develp eating disorders, you just have to remind yourself why your doing it- not to lose weight, thats just a by-product, your trying to creat a healthier lifestyle and the only way to do that is by eating healthy meals and doing regular exercise without going to any extreams.
Thank you for posting this- it is an important message and one that seems to get ignored. Good luck with your lifestyle change, let us know how it all goes and if your having any problems along the way.
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