Saturday, July 28, 2012

Eating Disorder Hope Blog Update

To our dear Visitors and Friends:

We wish to thank you for your continued support and loyalty to Eating Disorder Hope.  Recently, we have made several changes to our websites and blogs, and as a result, we will no longer be posting to this particular blog.  We would like to re-direct you to our new blog, found here.  You can also follow Eating Disorder Hope on Facebook for up-to-date articles, resources, and support for eating disorders and access our website at  We thank you for your patience during this time and hope you will continue to choose Eating Disorder Hope for your one stop resource for eating disorder treatment information and recovery tools.  We look forward to continually serving you!  Thank you for being a friend of Eating Disorder Hope.

Eating Disorder Hope

Friday, July 20, 2012

Stuck In A Rut

Recently I have started on my own quest to conquer a healthier lifestyle and to be active in getting out of a recovery rut I’ve found myself in. Without going into my whole story, I can tell you that my body has suffered greatly from my eating disorder and obsession with exercise. In August of 2008 I was admitted to an inpatient residential treatment facility. With that being said, after leaving treatment in January of 2009, my recovery has been synonymous to a roller coaster ride with extreme highs and devastating lows. In 2010 I felt as though I was at a place where I could participate in exercise in a positive and healthy manner. I joined a team to train for a marathon; however, the purpose of the team was to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The idea of running as a way to support those who were suffering from this cancer was helpful in reinforcing the correct mindset to exercise. Unfortunately because of the osteoporosis I developed from the outcome of my eating disorder, I ended up fracturing my pelvis just by simply running. Since then, my health has been quite a confusing subject and I am dealing with a life changing bout of chronic pain. To conquer this misery as well as focus on healing myself from the inside out I have turned to yoga and meditation. In treatment we started everyday with yoga and practiced meditation during different times of relaxation. I was a bit curious about these practices as well as timid to fully let go and embrace the process. Once I was able to fully understand what I was doing and the benefits, I became a firm believer in mind and body health. Coincidently I stumbled upon an article outlining the benefits of yoga as a new way to fight eating disorders which include awareness, forgiveness and a greater mind-body connection. I encourage you to read this article and try this coping mechanism. It saved my own recovery and I hope by being honest and writing about this topic I can pass along my insight and convince you to do the same!
Hannah, intern with Eating Disorder Hope