Thursday, 4 March 2010

Living for the moment


I have decided that if I am going to succeed with recovery I have to start living in the moment. I take each meal and snack one at a time and don't think/panic about the next.

So today was quite average, food wise I've done okish, I had:

Breakfast: Wheetabix and banana
Morning snack( I was hungry): half a red pepper, a satsuma and some grapes.
Lunch: cheese and tomato sandwich, yoghurt.
Afternoon snack (this is where I slipped up): 4 mini Freddo chocolates.
Dinner: rice and chilli. Yoghurt for pudding.


I'm sorry that I keep writing my food down, I know it's boring, but it helps :)

I've noticed recently that a lot of pro ana sites/blogs say things like 'stay strong'. I'm a little confused about this saying- does it mean stay strong and don't eat, or stay strong and don't give up? Can anyone clear this up?



I read this article of the times website and was wondering what others oppinion's are on it? Accurate or not? http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/caitlin_moran/article7025443.ece



How cool is this postsecret by the way? It made me giggle.

5 comments:

mariposai said...

Taking small steps is what recovery is all about. I found it so useful to live from moment to moment, meal to meal, and day to day. Sometimes this approach helps with dealing with other types of stress too ;)

As for the article, all I can say is gross overgeneralisation and it foists all those same old negative stereotypes on young people. The media likes to sneer at and disempower the young. I prefer the Guardian...

Sarah x

sunshine said...

I think you did really well today hun! And you didn't slip up either cause 1) there isn't that much in a Freddo (clue in the "mini" part of their name) and 2) you didn't put down a mini snack so having four earlier on kinda balances out if you ask me...not that you did but anywhoo :)

As for the article...it made me smile, the comparison with the Taliban was rather amusing but apart from it's gross over-exaggeration of what a lot of teenage girls consume. I mean some probably do but seriously, eeew! I remember being away from home on a school trip and the rest of my class eating chips the entire time. In comparison I got funny looks living off green beans, salad and fruit. I thought it was rather sensible personally :P

Ooh, this is a long comment...enjoy :) Stay strong (take that which ever way you like btw) and *lots of hugs* xx

Blue Butterfly said...

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at the second last paragraph about her friend being "tiresomely bulimic". I understand that she's being tongue-in-cheek, but at the same time it sounds so critical. As if her friend was doing it deliberately to be difficult, which I seriously doubt was the case.

I guess "stay strong" depends on however you want to interpret it. The amazing P.D coined "stay lovely" which is indeed a lovely way of signing off.

I'll hug you instead. (:
*hugs*

Sairs said...

I think you're doing awesome! I am doing the same right now, living from meal and snack to the next one. I find this so helpful as otherwise I get bogged down in all the meals and I freak out and miss some. Keep up the good work. As for the stay strong, it can mean either way I guess, I try not to use that term as it reminds me of how I started reading blogs and all of them were pro-ana. Now I'm careful what I read as I find it triggering.
*hugs*
Sarah

i love bows:) said...

hey babe
thanks for your lovely comment on my last post.
your pretty ace yourself!

im gonna read the article in a min, but for the stay strong thing-i write it sometimes, but i mean it as saty strong, hang on in there with recovery-not at all in a pro ana way.id ever really thought of it the other way, but reading what people have said, i might sraty not using it!i quite often say hold tight too, but i mean that in the same way:)

so how about this-

you bloody rock!

love vics xxxx