I can't say enough how much it means to hear all of your loving words. I truly love and care about each and every one of you and could not begin to imagine my life without my new group of blogger-friends. You guys are the best!
I've been having a rough time lately because my anxiety has been high. This is a result of guilt from the deteriorating status of my relationship with the boy I liked. I am not disappointed that we did not work out romantically. I am more so upset that I lost him as friend. In addition, my medication has not been helpful in regulating my moods and is frustrating to wait to find the perfect fit that will help make me happy.
Otherwise, I'm proud of the work I've been doing in my recovery. Despite strong urges and ED thoughts my restricting and overeating has been minimal. I was able to reach out to my friend, who I have been closer to than ever of late, which has been so helpful.
I am still scared of a decline into my ED and my body image hasn't been at it's best. But I am confident than I can go forward. Recovery is a day by day process and all I can do is fight as hard as I can.
I had a family therapy tonight which was, overall, a success. Issues that we have been tackling as a family have been communication and overall anxiety. My parents and I have had a history of trouble expressing our feelings and fears but we have made great progress in the past months. I can say that we are closer than ever and our relationship is the best it has ever been. This is not to say that they don't drive me crazy sometimes, and that conflict does not occur. But we have been formulating ways to unravel these issues and I believe that things can only get better.
My parents, therapist, and I have all come to the conclusion that once my medication begins to address my anxiety, it will make it easier for me to continue the positive work I've already been doing.
And now for some, of course, food pictures:
|Some new grocery finds for lunch|
Otria Chipotle Cheese Greek yogurt dip mixed with cottage cheese.
And a RonnyBrook farm coconut yogurt.
|More new grocery store finds.|
I.M. Healthy Soy Nut butter discovered thanks to Bryana.
Bars inspired by a recent post from my new favorite blogger, Mallory!
|Tried Thai food take-out for the first time in a long time!|
This was vegetable curry.
Have you ever had family therapy?
Do you like thai-food?