Now, I shall eat my words, or my hat, or whatever 😉
I’ve found two articles in The Huffington Post on Eating Disorders Week.
This one is about how employers can be more helpful to eating disorder suffered, and also the fact that there is illegal discrimination going on. I’m unemployed (not well enough to work) but it’s still an interesting read.
(I swear there was another one on the Huffington Post, but I can’t find it. Slightly feel like I’m going mad.)
Mind had this very perfunctory one.
Beat had a role to play.
The National Eating Disorder Awareness group encourages people to get diagnoses.
So how on earth did I not find these earlier in the week? Was I going back.
I suppose what I am more upset about it is there’s nothing in the regular media – the Guardian, the BBC etc. How else can there be made more awareness?
Anyway, happy leap year day, and girls go out propose! 🙂
As I was one day behind, this is my post for NEDA day 3. An inspiring story. But don’t worry if it doesn’t work for you – everyone’s different.
There’s a recovery out there for everyone.
Source: How I Stood Up To Anorexia & You Can, Too
So, I have a Home Team Meeting today, which I usually hate, but I’m going to remain calm. I’m not going to make my Mum check more than once that she has measured things right. I’m going to take in the freezing air and look at the beautiful air. I’m not going to stand up for no reason.
That’s what I’m doing today. It’s not much, but it’s what I’m coping with today. Ooh (not to do with ED), I’ll also visit Daisy who is home!! So happy 🙂
What are all of you girls doing to fight today?
Read this: it’s brilliant. Really insightful for people who don’t understand.
Source: What People With Eating Disorders Would Like You To Know
To be honest, I feel pretty awful about my post yesterday. I didn’t even know that it was NEDA until after I’d posted it, and it was such a negative post to start the day with. I’m shocked by how little media attention it’s given. Maybe there’s more in America, but it hasn’t even been mentioned on the news. It’s pretty awful actually. They need to do more awareness. People understand a bit more than they used to, but there’s still a long way to go.
So, even though I’m not necessarily feeling all that positive, this week’s post are going to all smiley 🙂
So, today, I’ve just come out from being with CPN. We went into the village (drove, not allowed to walk blah blah) AND I WENT INTO A COFFEE SHOP.
Not only that, BUT I HAD A COFFEE. I know this might not seem a big deal for some people, but it was huge to me. To be honest, the coffee was disgusting (far too bitter for my taste), but what does that matter? We only planned it next week, and I almost pulled out but when I realised it was NEDA, I felt I owed it to everyone out there who is struggling/has struggled.
So, it’s been a hard day, but I achieved something.
What has everyone else done to fight their EDs today? Let’s make today an action week