This morning’s breakfast before work is a bowl of puffed wheat and toast with syrup plus ☕️ had to go to the horses before work this morning so was up pretty early 😴 just on a 9-5 today after a long shift yesterday and before another long shift tomorrow!
Purple porridge for the win😛😛we had no fresh fruit left this morning (my fault🙊) so I used a cup of frozen blueberries in my porridge as well as a dash of @myproteinuk s/f maple syrup, which I then topped with @twobirdscereals super seeds, a sprinkle of @crazyjackorganic coconut and @pipandnut crunchy maple peanut butter😍 I’ve been thinking a lot about making mistakes this week after talking about perfectionism with my therapist on Monday. We are tuned to believe that mistakes are wrong, slipping up is bad and that we should always strive for perfection. But what happened when we do slip up? When we make a mistake or have an off day? In reality, nothing drastic happens unless you let that mistake affect you. We fear the worst will come from our mistakes when really, what we learn from them is invaluable. Having a blip in recovery is normal, recovery isn’t linear, and every time you pick yourself back up and try again you are beating your eating disorder. If you let that mistake/blip effect you and beat yourself up about it, it is far more likely to brew into something bigger. It is okay to slip up, as long as you make a pact to always stand back up again. Sorry for the ranting but I feel this may help some people 💕 have a beautiful day everyone💖
1 3111 minutes ago
It’s my 50th birthday this month, so what better way to celebrate than 50% off all services at LaurenKate for the whole month of December 🎉
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I really enjoyed my talk with @spacenk and @telegraph earlier this year - we were talking about women in business and how I built mine over 15 years. I think it’s so important to know you can do whatever you put your mind to. All you have to start with is a vision and a belief in yourself ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️
Ich hab so die Schnauze voll von dieser bescheuerten Essstörung. Ständig sagt sie mir, dass ich nicht essen darf und dass ich zu dick bin. Dass ich noch mind. weitere 10kg abnehmen muss und mir das Essen erst verdienen muss. Nein man. Ich darf essen und ich bin gut so wie ich bin! Ich will mich nicht mehr über eine Zahl definieren und das Essen genießen können. Das essen, worauf ich Lust habe und so viel, wie mein Körper braucht. Und auch wenn ich mit meinem Gewicht heute morgen total unzufrieden war und die Essstörung mir wieder 100 Verbote und Regeln gesetzt hat, war ich jetzt schön frühstücken mit Nutellabrötchen und Müsli. Ich will endlich frei sein und dass das alles aufhört, weil lange halte ich das so nicht mehr aus 😔 // diese leckeren Plätzchen hab ich mit einer Mitpatientin gebacken, kamen sehr gut bei allen an 😊❤️
2 1813 minutes ago
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It’s 9:30 am and I’m already back at home and almost done with breakfast. I’m on vacation but I still stick to a routine to keep my life in check (diet wise in particular!) and remain confident.
This morning, I was up by 5:30 am and was out the house by 6:45 to get my first (killer) workout out the way at 7. I could’ve lazed around and woken up at 11, but that’s just not who I am.
Now I’m enjoying this delicious post workout meal of egg and avo mash on wholewheat toast, which is the perfect mix of carbs, protein and fats. Here’s the recipe cuz it really is a game changer:
- 1 whole hard boiled egg plus 2 egg whites
- Quarter of an avo mixed with 1 tsp of EVOO and 1 tbsp of zaatar
- I mash everything together super well and mix in a little Himalayan pink salt. I then sprinkle it with dried chives (bomb.com), dried parsley, oregano, fresh mint and dill and top with a sprinkling of seeds.
Voila. Not complicated, and you can prepare it in advance. I will continue to preach my belief that there is no magic potion (I mean this in the least self-righteous manner possible). Productivity isn’t genetic. We all have it in us, we just need a little extra effort to squeeze it out.
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4 12769 hours ago
I had a moment today
My recovery was tested.
I brushed my hair out in the shower— the first real time I’ve brushed it in weeks—
Maybe you’re wondering why it’s been so long
I can attribute that to a few things
My hair gets really poofy when I brush it out
Unless I use products for keeping my waves under control
But I don’t like to spend money on that kind of thing;
So usually it’s high tide for me.
Oh, I also wear my hair up most of the time
Or in a braid
Why would I brush it?
I have tons of reasons not to
Most days, though,
I just don’t feel like it.
Sorry— I got off topic. My therapist has made me realize that I do that in the moments that
I don’t want to talk about difficult things.
Like this one time, we were in the middle of a conversation
When I told her about—
I’m doing it again.
Today I felt like finally brushing my hair
But when I was done
I was left with a handful of knots.
(I have so many knots from not brushing my hair, which is because
—Wait, shit. Sorry.)
In that moment, the one I mentioned before,
I had what I can only describe as body memories
I could feel the dryness and rawness of my scalp at 19
I remembered gradual thinning of this thick, Italian mane that never lost a battle until it met the “wrong crowd” that I was hanging out with.
It was me, malnourishment, starvation, and isolation.
I stared down at the clump in my hand & tried not to drown in my flood of thoughts;
I tried as hard as I could not to remember the girl who lost some hair & friends & memories & moments
But it didn’t work.
I had a moment.
My ED head propped itself back up on my shoulders,
Only for a moment
But long enough to ask:
“Remember how easy it was
To be so empty
Emotionally & physically?
Remember when we would
Hold fists full of hair
And step on the scale after
To see if the number changed?
Don’t you miss
The games we played?”
I was about to answer those questions
But then I got uncomfortable
Didn’t feel like being vulnerable anymore
So, I changed the topic.
“I‘m pretty hungry,”
“Probably a good time to eat lunch.”
& just like that, the moment was over
As quickly as it began.
(this post is from jan ‘18❤️)
Good morning everyone 😇🙈💓 as you may already have noticed in my post from yesterday i will be released of the clinjc tomorrow morning ☝🏻i will spend the time until i can move in the WG at home with my mother ans sister so let's see if it will work at least rudimentary 🙄💞
🇩🇪 Einige von euch haben es ja schon aus meinem post gestern rausgelesen. Ich werde morgen auf eigrnen Wunsch aber Zustimmung der Ärzte aus der klinik entlassen 💞💗 die zeit bis ich in die wg ziehen kann werde ich wieder zuhause bei meiner mutter wohnen.. Ich hoffe es klappt zumindest ansatzweise.. Ansonsten hat mir der chefarzt aber versicht dass ich wirklich immer wieder kommen könnte auch mitten in der nacht oder an Feiertagen 💛💛