Perhaps you've asked yourself this question? How DO you know....If you are still recovering..... or actually recovered?!? I've asked myself this over and over. And while I am still no closer to the answer, I think I know what it is not. Or at least what I HOPE it is not. To me, if I don't know the answer- I'm not recovered. To me, if I find myself exhausted, a bit overwhelmed, and consciously aware of the desire to skip a meal despite feeling hungry.... then that must be recovering and not recovered. Surely, one day, it will no lover be a battle. No longer an urge to fight. So I guess for now, for me, recoverING equals forcing myself to eat chips and cheese dip 3 hours past supper because it is the only thing I can imagine eating. Despite not wanting to. RecoverING means I have to talk myself through it because I logically know skipping meals won't help. RecoverING means skipping along feeling amazing and then all of the sudden talking myself into eating dinner when there is no one for me to be accountable to. For me all of that is RecoverING.And I dream about recoverED being feeling stressed and overwhelmed and EATING because I'm hungry. End of issue.
How about you? Where are you and how do you know? Wherever we are- the most important thing is we keep going. #Recoveryislove #riseup #recoverywarriors #edrecovery #anarecovery #bulimiarecovery #lifeaftered #realrecovery #bodypositive #healthateverysize #gettolife #recoveryisworthit #recoveryispossible #itsnevertoolate #wegotthis