As cheesy as it is, this is the time of year for giving thanks. I wanted to take the time to give thanks to all of the good things that being in recovery has done for me. Without ever having an ED I would not be where I am today, and today I love who I have become.

I am thankful for:
- being able to eat everything I want
- the support that surrounds me :-)
- the ability to know when I'm hungry, full, happy, sad, angry, lonely, you get the idea-
- no longer feeling the need to prove myself to others
- learning so much about myself!
- my healthy body!!
- my beautiful new clothes that are so comfortable and make me feel like ME
- the ability to think clearly and move freely
- the confidence to move forward in recovery and life with a positive outlook :-)

Okay, its weird to think that good things could come from having an ED but without the struggle I might not have ever learned so much about my emotions and myself. What are you thankful for?

And I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! I know the stresses that come along with a day filled with food. Just remember, you cen get through it with a little preparation. Don't sit down to the meal starving or you will surely overeat. Take breaks to see if you are full. And most importantly, put the meal behind you and move on with your life! Good luck and enjoy :-)

I am thankful for...
-a family that loves me, supports me, and wants recovery for me
-my first Thanksgiving out of treatment
-being at school instead of in the hospital
-being alive when the eating disorder could have killed me so easily

Britta and True, those are all awesome things to be thankful for ♥