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Eating disorder recovery

How do I manage recovering from an ED AND classes?

By Christine Saah: School is back in session. No more sleeping in or staying in your pajamas all day. All of a sudden college students need to start waking up in time for an 8 am class, and do that annoying thing called homework. After a month of recovering from an exhausting semester
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18 Days Binge Free

The following post is written by a woman involved with Made in His Image. I thank her for her candor, courage and perseverance in sharing her story with us today. By Christine Saah: I am going strong and resisting the urges to purge. It’s been 18 days! Praise God! I am still strugglin
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Don’t Let ED Take Christmas

By Christine Saah (Christine is actively involved with MIHI and will be writing for us weekly. A young woman, besides me expressed great concern for the holidays saying, I’m really struggling with the urge to binge and purge as well as the urge to self injure, especially during the ho
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Just Hold Me

One of the greatest gifts we can offer another human being is hope. Everyone suffers. But what will set you apart from others is your ability to see the beauty in your cross, despite the circumstances, to encourage others to persevere and arouse a spirit of hope in all you encounter.
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The Semester Just Ended… Now What?

The following is written by a beautiful young woman involved with MIHI: I am now a junior in college, and have returned home for my second to last winter break. Even though it’s a “break,” it does not mean that I can sit around and do absolutely nothing. I have learned how all motivat
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Does my life matter? Am I enough? Do I have worth?

I use to think my life didn’t matter and that abuse was all I was good for. I use to think I had no worth and value. Then I met God the Father and my life has never been the same since. Perhaps you struggle with some of the same questions that I did and are yearning for the answ
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She cried. I cried. We cried together.

I walked in and saw her. Her name is Emily and she is dangerously sick with an eating disorder. Her hair is falling out, her face exceedingly sunken, the dark circles under her eyes are frightening, she has fine hair growing all over her body and her arm is about the size of two of my
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Ahh, My Clothes Don’t Fit

I use to have a pair of khaki J.Crew pants that defined me. Those pants were literally my life line. If I felt like I had eaten too much or gained weight, I would immediately try those pants on. Ahh, they are too tight! Okay, I need to lose weight or exercise for hours. Or, Phew, they
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Get Off the Scale

I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving!! I spent the last four days babysitting for an amazing family. They have 8 children ranging from 11 to 7 months. Now I’ve always had a tremendous respect for mothers, but man oh man, you moms are AMAZING!!!!!!! I don’t know how you do it, you’
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Let’s be Real: The Holidays with an Eating Disorder Stinks

I’m always a fan of calling it like it is, so let’s be real, the holidays with an eating disorder stinks. Now I know what you’re thinking, Gross the average person consumes at least 3,000 calories at Thanksgiving. Oh my goodness, no way am I eating that much. That’s like hours of work
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