Thursday, August 18, 2011

Reset Button

It's been over a year since I've written anything here. Therefore, it's probably been over a year since anyone's read anything here. But I'm willing to start over and try again. In recovery, not every break from health is considered a 'relapse.' I prefer to think of it as a 'slip.'

Recovery's not a linear path. Overall, you're moving forward, but there will be dips and plateaus along the way.

If I purposely skip breakfast one morning, I'll probably be ok. If I do 500 crunches after one night of eating a little too much dinner, I'll probably be ok. Slips will happen. Relapse is not an option.

The average length of recovery from an eating disorder is 7 years. I've still got some time to reach that goal.