Tuesday, May 29, 2012
DD went out with friends yesterday for lunch and when I asked what they had, she said they ordered a pizza and then she ordered a BLT. But she said the pizza was huge so she actually ate some of both! (had to smile inwardly, that while she may have selected the blt over pizza trying to go lighter or fresher she does not think about the fact that the B in blt meets the fat requirement. So it is more just normal teen eating and preferences....and she had pizza the night before. So, seems like she is doing fine.
Friday, May 25, 2012
What a beautiful end to the day. I went over to ED Unit for family
games before dinner and my D was her bubbly, happy, wonderfully
confident self, back again. No sign of the stress she had for a good
chunk of the morning. We played a few round of Bananagrams, and she did
not even fuss when I left her to go to the cafeteria to pick up some
dinner so I could eat with her in the ED Unit. We had a fun night back
at RMH, took a short walk, talked a bunch, came back, started some
laundry and played several rounds of Bananagrams, and she actually SAT
in her chair - fully in the chair, not hanging out on the edge of it..
She opted to get to bed early and picked out clothes for program
tomorrow, and even told me what time to wake her up.
I think prayers have been answered and I think that tomorrow will be a much nicer day for my girl.
-DuckyLou from the thread The Journey Begins
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
You know the feeling when you have been holding your breath and then you get a big gulp of air and how good that feels! That's how I feel now after that appointment. I love, love, love the psychologist. She was wonderful with my d. She was amazed at how much we had accomplished while pretty much trying to figure out what and where to go on our own. (Thanks to this group, I got the help I was looking for)...
The T told my daughter that this week's homework was to take the scale away. Yippee, I just didn't have the courage to do it. My d was fine with it because the T told us to do it.
My d was a bit nervous but said, I'm happy that I don't have to look at my weight in the morning...This is a huge start to recovery. I am just relieved to have the support now on the ground with us too!! Deep breath, AHHHH
-boomerUSA from the thread A happy moment of hope
Monday, May 21, 2012
I have some progress. I have previously reported that my WR 15 yo D has been in a much better mood lately. Last night though she really surprised me.
I got home late after play practice with my younger daughter, and H had ordered a pizza but only enough was left for my younger daughter's dinner. I said I am too tired (plus I have a cold) to cook so I got myself the following dinner: leftover fruit salad and pickles(!) from the fridge. As I sat to eat my dinner, my ED D looked at me very concerned, and said, "Mom, is that your dinner?" Then she quietly got up and fixed me an English muffin with peanut butter!
I know that people with AN often are good cooks and enjoy watching others eat, but it just seemed like something more, a return to her true personality which was always caring and thoughtful...plus a recognition of the importance of full nutrition.
- strongmom from the thread Unbelievable-progress!-Keep-going!!!!!
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Hiding of food was very strong, even though the whole family (8) always eats together at the table, she managed to stuff food in pockets, under the tablecloth. I remember the day I suddenly had the inspiration to check her pockets. For a few seconds it looked like she was going to be very angry, then she cried a bit and said, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
I was confused, she explained; I really want to get better, I hate this disease, but I cannot resist it sometimes, I need your help. So even though they may not feel that way or express it that way always( or not at all), it helped me to be very strong and persistent to keep on going through all the rages, tears etc.
They need us, there is no other way to get better.
- marealida from the thread Welcome Loshla