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Short n sweet tonight cuz I have all the feels and idk how to get them out 😂. I decided last week to really start chasing full recovery again as I’ve been at a stand still—comfort place— for a few months—too long. I knew I needed to push myself again, harder, more... for a few months but I’ve been chickening out or making excuses—only challenging myself enough to say I did. Ya know? . . So this past week and today I have challenged my ED in countless ways—it’s silly rules/ guidelines, Foods, timings, behaviors, fitness thoughts/ ways, and more. Some of these I have wanted to challenge and overcome for a few months and a couple I’ve wanted to face for a couple of years! 🙌🏻 Now this new mindset kind of came out of nowhere but I’ll say I’m super thankful it did and am pumped AF to run with it and tackle new challenges and slowly work to overcome them—finally. Has it been easy? HELLLL NO. But, I can tell it is and will be so freaking worth it. It gets a little easier each challenge and I learn more about myself each time too. I am so freaking proud of myself and even saying that aloud feels odd cuz I never would have said that prior to choosing recovery a few years ago. Recovery not only has helped me find my new identity, find better peace with food/ body, etc... but it has also improved my self acceptance, confidence, respect and more💕 . . So I’m going to keep pushing. I have felt so damn good the past week and a half - empowered and like a new person. If I can do it— you reading this— you can too. Do it. Go after it. Now 💚💚 . . And yes, I did enjoy a big ass bowl of my homemade chicken potato stew tonight which was the perfect healthy comfort food meal for a chilly fall day! Excited for more warm instant pot meals to come!