When I developed my #eatingdisorder I thought it was about the food. When I was in #recovery, I realized that it was about #anxiety, #depression, and a lack of #selfconfidence. I didn’t know how to ask for help, so my needs were expressed through #dieting and then as an ED. https://t.co/x6OoRfs0A4
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) March 19, 2019
I’ve gone from being in complete denial about my eating disorder to accepting it and sharing my experiences. I now am at the point where I have enough material to put together a mini ebook and it is almost ready to be published. The Beginning of the End of My Eating Disorder will include revised blog articles and some questions for readers to mull over after reading.
I identify with all of these symptoms of #anxiety to a certain degree. Having high expectations for myself, a tendency to overplan, and a desire to be in control all contributed to my #eatingdisorder and my #depression. #Mentalhealth https://t.co/gj41WgLHmA
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) March 16, 2019
Rudy, a chubby bulldog, shatters people’s assumptions when he steals the show at an agility contest. Unforgettably, this judgement is not only found in dog shows but also in the medical profession.
A huge part of my #anxiety is that I want to control things in my life. It makes me feel safe and like I know what to expect. But the anxiety causes me to worry more and it just spirals. I now take deep breaths and tell myself “it will all work out.” #mentalhealth #depression https://t.co/AGxZUSdPZB
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) March 14, 2019
We are constantly inundated with dieting in our western society, so one of the steps to getting rid of the diet mentality is to get rid of the dieter’s tools. Yup, that means the scale!
Text Version: The Scale: My Friend, My Foe
I sometimes have days when I feel like I am constantly hungry. Those days used to freak me out, but I have now learned to accept them. In this video, I share my thought process and self-talk for when a day like this occurs.
I have always been a perfectionist. Part of my #selfcare is not being so hard on myself. I now make a conscious effort to tell myself that I am fine just as I am and that “good enough” is enough. #selfconfidence #selfawareness #Mentalhealth #anorexia #eatingdisorder #recovery https://t.co/M9aRtesgl3
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) March 9, 2019
I often find myself acknowledging people in my head, but not taking the time to say what I’m thinking out loud. I want to thank my #family and my #friends, social media or otherwise, for sharing their laughter and tears with me. I’m so happy you are part of my life! #Grateful https://t.co/0csk984DZN
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) March 7, 2019
Let’s do an exercise. Hold your breath for as long as you can. When you finally allow yourself to breathe again, what happens? The inhale is quite deep on the first breath and your body takes in as much air as it can. Each subsequent breath requires less and less air until eventually your breathing returns to normal. Now take this same process and apply it to dieting. Returning to regular eating is no different than returning to a regular breathing pattern. Our bodies initially inhale what seems like a huge amount of food, but then our food intake normalizes just like how our breathing did. This is exactly what happened to me when I finally decided to work on my relationship with food. …
I ignored my own needs for so long that when I started to take care of myself, I felt guilty, like I was being lazy and should be doing more. I now realize how important #selfcare is and I regularly take time to nap, ride my bike, read, etc., because I’m worth it. #mentalhealth https://t.co/LFl0c5LnXn
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) March 5, 2019
In a previous video, I discussed how the scale sometimes still calls to me and how I decided to go shopping for a new pair of pants. Here is the follow up to that video where I share about my shopping experience and how I dealt with the pair of pants that prompted me to get on the scale in the first place.
In a previous podcast, I discussed how the scale sometimes still calls to me and how I decided to go shopping for a new pair of pants. Here is the follow up to that podcast where I share about my shopping experience and how I dealt with the pair of pants that prompted me to get on the scale in the first place.
When I was in the middle of my #eatingdisorder, I didn’t want to try new foods so I could limit what I ate. Now that I’m well into #recovery, I am expanding what I eat. I tried this #vegetarian chicken patty by @QuornUS and I seriously thought I was eating chicken! pic.twitter.com/to9tK9adRp
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) March 1, 2019
My Mind My Body proudly presents the Intuitive Eating Video Series. This episode is called “Intuitive Eating and Weight Loss: Truths and Misconceptions”.
My Mind My Body proudly presents the Intuitive Eating Podcast Series. This episode is called “Intuitive Eating and Weight Loss: Truths and Misconceptions”.
People often think that an #eatingdisorder is about the #food. That’s never the case and it’s different for different people. For me it was about control. When life felt out of control, I felt better when I controlled my food. #Mentalhealth #anorexia #recovery #weight #diet #haes https://t.co/UtV99dTdl7
— Deborah Raphael (@mymindmybody1) February 26, 2019