|Health & Support||bulimia||Apr 07 2012
aren't you at a healthy weight already? if your bmi is between 18.5 and 24.5 i think you should focus more on normalizing your eating patterns than losing weight. especially if you're in the healthy range it seems sort of like not really recovering if you're still super focused on weight loss.
just my $0.02
|Foods||Ho Ho Ho....Christmas Food Survey! >.<||Dec 16 2011
Have Breakfast or Brunch on Christmas day? Breakfast! Usually waffles or Pannetone plus Mimosas and Coffee
Make your own Roast Dinner? My momma does
Lay your Cookies and Milk for Santa? Not anymore
Hang up your Christmas stocking on Christmas Eve? Yes!
Make fudge/cookies/peppermint creams ect as gifts for people? Not really, I am not a baker.
Have Biscuits and Cheese or Desert for afters? Not really, as a tradition
Invite people over or stay at home with close family? Usually just family
Go on holiday for Christmas? Recently we’ve been going to the OBX during Xmas
Christmas Breakfast/Brunch: Croissants, Coffee, Mimosas and Scrambled Eggs and Bacon! Oh, and Fruit.
Roast Meat/Fish/Vegetarian Option (Turkey, Beef, Salmon, Nut Roast): Standing Rib Roast. Dry-Aged.
Christmas Eve Supper: Bouillabaisse, Crusty Bread and Salad
Christmas Coffee Syrups: I like Peppermint in my Hot Chocolate
Christmas Cookie: Gingerbread!
Christmas Spice: Nutmeg, Cinnamon
Christmas Fudge: White Chocolate Fudge with Peppermint
Christmas Pastry: Pannetone but no fruit bits
Christmas Berry: Cranberry
Winter Vegetable: Squash!!
Christmas Dinner: Dry Aged Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, and Popovers
Christmas Desert: Hot Chocolate or Bread Pudding or Trifle
Christmas Nut Mix/Flavour: Spiced anything!
Christmas Drink(cold): Red Wine
Christmas Drink(hot): Hot Chocolate
This or That:
Gravy or Plain:
Hot Chocolate or Egg Nogg
Mince Pies or Pate and Crackers
Christmas Cake or Trifle
Roasted Chestnuts or Roasted Nuts
Traditional or Cultural
Mulled Wine or Mulled Apple Juice:
Ginger Bread Loaf or Gingerbread Men:
Your ideas on....:
Ways to use up Christmas Leftovers: …EAT THEM
How to prepare the Christmas Dinner: Slowly and with lots of drinks
How to ice Cookies: When they are cool!
What to give Santa: Milk and Cookies and Veggies for the reindeer
What drinks you always buy: Sparkling Shiraz
Your Ultimate Christmas (pretend your weight wont be effected AT ALL!).....:
Breakfast: Chocolate Croissants, Poached Eggs, Fruit, Coffee and Mimosas
Lunch: BLTs, Caprese Salad and Wine!
|Foods||Thai restaurant -what to order?||Dec 03 2011
Oh wow I am so envious I love Thai food!
I would definitely go with soup, as they are all mega filling and super good for you as long as you don't go for the creamier ones. I would reccommend either Tofu Noodle Soup with Lemngrass or if you're not a tofu person, Tom Yum Talay which is spicy seafood soup (broth based). Also, the spring rolls are SUPER healthy as an app, as they are not fried and filled with low cal ingredients like carrot, lettuce, celophane noodles and shrimp. If you don't want soup I would get a salad like Yam Neua Yang which is a really flavorful beef salad. Also good options are Thai chicken without nuts, Poy sian: (sauteed seafood and veggies) or Gai yang (gilled marinated chicken served on fresh cabbage) just ask for less sauce as it's pretty sweet.
Have fun! Like I said, suuuper jealous ;)
|Weight Gain||Gaining weigh-ins!!||Dec 03 2011
Hey, great progress so far but 110 would out you at a BMI which is still underweight, which isn't a healthy goal.
|Health & Support||When do fear foods get easier?||Oct 22 2011
I think with fea foods the only way to make them less scary is to keep exposing yourself to them. once you eat X and wake up in the morning and realize that even though you might feel guilty/nervous/etc you are still alive, it lessens the power that the food has over you. the only way to get over fears is to consistently face them, deal with the anxiety and get up and do it again. IMO
|Foods||winter and fall foods you're looking forward to??||Sep 27 2011
-baked acorn squash with butter and maple syrup
-pumpkin spice lattes!
-roasted root veggies
|Health & Support||Fear food challenge||Aug 29 2011
Here's the challenge: write out all the fear foods you have (everything you can think of - think about the foods you've been avoiding...
-drinks WITH dinner
-NOT purging if any of the above occur.
Sooo yeah. Mine are a bit different than others, I suppose. My main fear (this go-round) is eating anything besides dinner and not purging. Also, drinking some wine (which I love, and is part of my culture) and eating, as well.
Here goes nothing!
|Health & Support||Anything less than 18.5 is 'unacceptable'||Aug 29 2011
I do admit that BMI is a semi-faulty way of evaluating health, buuuut I have seen way too many "recovering" EDed people try to say that their "normal weight" is less than 18.5. THAT being said, I am sure for some people, that is possible. MY marker is this:
Can you sustain your weight without thinking about food all day/meal planning/counting calories/purging/exhib iting dieting behavior? If so, that is your "happy weight" regardless of BMI (under 18.5 or over 25)
|Foods||insomnia... let's do a holiday food survey :)||Aug 23 2011
1. favorite chocolate bar to recieve on halloween? snickers or reeses
2. favorite fruity/non chocolate candy to recieve on halloween? sour patch kids
3. favorite halloween treat? caramel apples
4. what meal do you most remember eating before a night of trick or treating? chinese veggie dumplings
5. be honest, who still goes trick or treating just for the candy? i wish i could!
6. on a scale of 1 to 11, how much do you love oven roasted pumpkin seeds? 0, don't like 'em at all
7. the gross candy you just can't stand? licorice
8. favorite thanksgiving munchie before dinner? baked brie and crudite
9. favorite food at thanksgiving dinner? stuffing!
10. favorite type of pie at dessert? pumpkin with whipped cream
11. favorite thanksgiving dessert overall? pumpkin pie!
12. dark or white turkey meat? white
13. gravy or cranberry sauce? both!
14. are you a fan of stuffing? yessss
15. worst tasting thanksgiving dish? none! it's all delicious
16. what do you have for breakfast on Christmas morning? usually waffles or smoked salmon and cream cheese on bagels
17. eat before or after opening presents? before
18. favorite Christmas-y drink? hot apple cider or peppermint hot chocolate
19. favorite item at Christmas dinner? champagne
20. what does your family have for Christmas dinner? usually dry-aged steak, brussel sprouts, popovers/yorkshire pudding and roasted potatoes
21. favorite Christmas dessert? trifle!
22. best flavor candy cane? traditional peppermint
23. eggnog- yay or nay? yay
24. does your family still put out snacks for the reindeer & cookies and milk for santa? ;) nahh
25. best new years eve/day snacking foods? belinis
26. best drink for the occassion? champagne!
27. favorite Easter candy? cadbury mini eggs
28. biggest candy you have ever recieved on Easter? those huge bunnies
29. does your family do Easter brunch or dinner? dinner?
30. favorite valentines day candy? conversation hearts
31. in general, what holiday has the best food & why christmas because it's always very special and relaxed
|Foods||picnic foods||Aug 23 2011
I love picnic!
I would go for the standard, bread, cheese and chocolate with some fruits and raw veggies to round it out. Oh, and wine in a thermos! :D
|Foods||favorite dairy to add to lunch?||Aug 23 2011
Eggs are protien :)
As for dairy, what about a 100 calorie yogurt? Or perhaps a reduced-fat string cheese? Also, skim milk comes in little singe-serving cartons and is low fat AND has a bunch of calcium.
|Health & Support||How did you challenge your ED today?||Aug 22 2011
I just wanted to let you know how powerful, and how beautiful this was. Congratulations on this revelation! Keep fighting the god fight, lovie <3
|Weight Gain||goal weight||Aug 21 2011
Just wanted to pop in and say that I really like your attitude. It is true, at your current weight, your BMI is 19.5 which is not what it is recommended you aim for in order to repair the damage you've done to your body, and relax the rigid and distorted ED thoughts. 120-125 would give you a BMI between 21 and 22 which is perfect for anyone, especially one recovering from an ED. Low normal and healthy!
|Foods||Food and non food survey!!||Aug 19 2011
1. Favorite nut? Cashew
2. Favorite style of jeans? (ex; skinny, straight, flare, etc) Bootcut
3. Your height? Your dream height? 5'6, I wish I was 5'8 or taller
4. Top 3 favorite tv shows? Dexter, Mad Men, Breaking Bad
5. Favorite way to exercise? Walking, Swimming and Weights
6. Favorite kind of bread? Baguette
7. Favorite 'fast food' place? Panera!
8. The best 'form' of potato? (ex; chips, hash browns, baked potato, french fries, etc) Roasted
9. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate? White Chocolate
10. Favorite kind of M&M? (Coconut, peanut, almond, mint, pretzel, etc) Peanut
11. Urban, suburban, or rural? Urban
12. Iced tea or lemonade? Arnold Palmer!
13. Are you a cat person, dog person, or neither? Dog
14. What color are your underwear? Not wearing any :O
15. Why did you take this survey? :) I liked the mix of questions!
|Health & Support||Recovered -- do you think this is a good day of eating?||Aug 19 2011
Waaaaaaaaaaay too little. :-/
|Health & Support||Ready To Start Dating Again||Aug 18 2011
Just wanted to pop in and say that given your sincere and thoughful advice given on this site, any girl would be very lucky to date you, Frank!
If I would venture so far as to give any sort of advice it would ust be to look for common interests, that is usually what will make or break a relatoinship. You need things to talk about, to get excited about, and really someone who makes you think and gets you interested in life!
|Foods||.||Aug 17 2011
novileigh that was so creative! sort of what i was thinking when i posted, actually :D
Golden raisins, red cabbage, cashews
i would sautee the cabbage in red wine and olive oil to make a sort of braised cabbage salad finished with raw cashews (crushed) and raisins, with ciantro and shrimp.
olive oil, green peppers and dates!
|Foods||Grab a Glass of Milk and Let's Do a Survey!||Aug 17 2011
1. Favorite type of Milk? 2% cows' milk
2. Do you like your milk cold, room temperature, or hot? room temp
3. Oatmeal: Milk or no milk? milk!
4. Do you like chocolate milk? Vanilla? Strawberry? yesyesyes! and banana milk!
5. WHat is your all time favorite thing to dip in milk? chocolate chip cookies!
6. What goes best with milk during breakfast? Lucky Charms or Grits with Sugar
7. Lunch? Peanut Butter Sandwich
8. Dinner? Oriental Flavor Ramen
9. Dessert? Brownies
10. Favorite type of cookie to dip in milk? Oreos!
11. Least appetizing thing to go with milk? Anything Tomatoey
Let's Get Thinking!
12. Make me the best milk smoothie! Milk, Oreos, Peanut Butter, Hot Fudge and Vanilla Ice Cream!
13. Favorite thing to mix into milk? (Chocolate syrup, oats, peanut butter, etc.) Ovaltine!
14. Creative new milk flavor? Almond-Coconut-Fudge
15. Best milk-related dessert? Creme au Caramel
16. Best season to drink milk? Winter
17. Favorite meal to have milk? Breakfast
18. How much do you like milk? 1-10 abbout a 7 or 8
|Foods||.||Aug 17 2011
I would make the sweet potatoes into fries, then fry the cottage cheese and top the whole thing with a spicey peanut sauce, like poutine! :P
semi-sweet chocolate chips, eggs, and eggplant!
|Health & Support||Does your eating disorder get worse when you're in a relationship?||Aug 17 2011
In my exerience, you cannot have a healthy relationship AND an ED. An ED is a relationship. I have ruined so many romantic and other tyes of relationships because I was too consumed by Anorexia.
I think that it is great that your BF is so supportive but, try to get healthy for YOU, before you commit a part of yourself that isn't yours to someone else.