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making this work **possible trigger** LIVE.OUT.LOUD Due July 11; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Lawrenceville, Georgia 1606 posts
13th Feb '13

I struggled with anorexia from 13 until I was 17. Its still a daily battle but I have been doing really well. I love to exercise. I do it every day. But it is one of my triggers. If I stop exercising I notice I get really depressed. But if I do exercise im triggering myself. How can I make my exercise work?

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
13th Feb '13

exercise with your kids? I haven't dealt with anorexia - but that is what i do & if you involve your kids, you love them enough to not overdo it for them I would assume....?

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" exercise with your kids? I haven't dealt with anorexia - but that is what i do & if you involve your kids, you love them enough to not overdo it for them I would assume....?"


that is a fucked up thing to say...



anorexia is a disease/addiction and it has absolutely nothing to do with the love you have for anyone.



OP: do you still talk to a therapist nutritionist or ED specialist? im sure they could better help you arrange a healhty plan of exercising.

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13908 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" exercise with your kids? I haven't dealt with anorexia - but that is what i do & if you involve your kids, you love them enough to not overdo it for them I would assume....?"


OP doesn't need your ignorance.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" that is a fucked up thing to say... anorexia is a disease/addiction and it has absolutely nothing ... [snip!] ... talk to a therapist nutritionist or ED specialist? im sure they could better help you arrange a healhty plan of exercising."

Well I am sorry if it is fucked up to say that - that is why I prefaced it saying I have not dealt with it. I was thinking of a way to motivate yourself to set limits that were healthy - not as a way of acting as if "if you love your kids enough". LOTS of people with addiction use the love of their kids for motivation. They do. It is how I quit smoking. I use feeding my kids as my motivation for why Dh & I eat healthy. We used to have terrible eating habits & often want to revert to that, but making meals for all of us keeps me on track. It wasn't meant to be insensitive.

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" OP doesn't need your ignorance."


yes, exactly. that was a terrible thing to say. i thought this was a protected forum?

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13908 posts
13th Feb '13

Limit your exercise time. Only allow yourself 30 minutes or so everyday. If you make it all you think about it will only trigger you more. Maybe even not exercising every single day is good too. You know what triggers you and when to say when.

pitbullprincess Due June 24; 65 kids; Fayetteville, North Carolina 1295 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting LIVE.OUT.LOUD:" I struggled with anorexia from 13 until I was 17. Its still a daily battle but I have been doing really ... [snip!] ... I stop exercising I notice I get really depressed. But if I do exercise im triggering myself. How can I make my exercise work?"



keep it in healthy moderation or do exercise that is different from what you used normally its normal to miss the horomone high of exercise and you should never have to stop just change and keep it in moderation run it by a dr. hey whats a healthy amount of exercise for me and make a schedule to control it strictly so you can know if its triggering you and have someone help watch it with you to make sure your not abusing it

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" Limit your exercise time. Only allow yourself 30 minutes or so everyday. If you make it all you think ... [snip!] ... only trigger you more. Maybe even not exercising every single day is good too. You know what triggers you and when to say when."


this is what i was going to say too.



also an exercise like swimming is very good.