I’m slowly coming to the conclusion that this is all completely bogus
That will just make it still existing issue.ergo “discussion” becomes unnecessary.
Is this an issue?You may not have a 'full blown' eating disorder, but restricting calorie intake like this is disordered eating, and personally, I think it's important to call it what it is.
I also have some level of SI in the background and, while the eating thing isn't deliberate or particularly conscious, it's hard to care enough at times.
Noting use of the word ‘avoidance’ (hehe)I’ve avoided resorting to ordering groceries online, because
This is a legit issue. Grocery stores make me panic. That directly impacts my ability to adequately shop. Even with a short shopping list prepped in advance, most times I end up skipping an item or 2 on the basis that, once I’m in the store, buying food becomes largely irrelevant compared with getting myself the hell outta there.I keep the number of aisles I go down at 5 per trip.
Hmm, I’m not sure how to work with this. I was hyperfunctional and well on my way to a major breakdown at the time.I have a part that used to take care of eating for me.
Same with my sister. And I really resent that. Which isn’t a healthy way to deal with it.I end up at my parents place at meal time and they do something heinous like order in pizza, and you have to eat
Hmmm. That doesn’t sound healthy. But then, loads of things bring on SI, like “Hey, I’ve woken up and it’s morning. Maybe I should top myself”.considering higher calories brings on the SI, ya know?
This. And I don’t notice physical stuff very well. Would it help to go back to body scan checklist? Sitting here, I’m noticing my back has a burning pain on the lower left side - when did that start?!when someone chronically under eats their body gets used to it enough that they don’t feel physically hungry anymore.
Good question. Why does preparing food in any form make me balk? I can clean like a mofo. Why can’t I cook? What is the issue there?Why can't you do a veg smoothie?
Can’t be kind to myself. Nuff said.Be kind to your body. Because...really? This can exacerbate your mental problems
Yup, been ongoing for years now. Visits to nutritionists and dietician consults in hospital included, as well as home visits by mental health nurse to hassle me about it for a while, which was most unhelpful.It’s happened in stages, although the issues have been around for a long time now.
Because that’s exactly what I think it is.it's so easy to dismiss it as a side-effect of depression, etc.
No, and bananas have become ‘unsafe’ again, likely a reaction to the sheer volume of rubbish my sister now has accumulated in the fridge.Do you have any other safe foods that you can add in?
Nope, there isn’t any more. Dang.There is now both bananas and apples in the fridge!
This I do seem to be able to sustain. Is that enough?I’ve swapped over to a better quality shake.
Is it? I’m not sure it is. I don’t want to eat. I don’t aspire to becoming a person who eats. That’s something my head associates with failure rather than progress.Prepping healthy meals is one of those items on my function meter that I aspire to. But
I can’t multi-quote. Can’t. Have tried. Have accepted my personal limitations.
Sorry everyone, but I’m discovering the magic of multi-quotes
All good. It’s not really possible to treat the issues without keeping in mind the whole picture.Can you be kind to /her/ and eat for 12 yo you?
that look like self care or self compassion.
I think maybe using “prepping for death” as a motivator may cause its own problems!