I guess I should start by saying my name's Mais, and well... this is my blog I guess!
Now what do you need to know about me...
I'm 19 years old from the UK, and am currently recovering from Anorexia Nervosa - restricting type, having been diagnosed early last year. I'm going to keep this brief for now, as I want the focus of this platform to be on recovery challenges, tips and just general advice on how I'm committing myself to recovery despite all the hard stuff it can bring!
Over the last few weeks I have been inspired by the likes of 'MegsyRecovery' and 'What Mia did next', as I have found seeing their struggles and hearing how despite it feeling impossible at times, they have and are, managing to overcome their eating disorders. They have also introduced me to the concept of 'Full recovery', and taught me different approaches I can take to dealing with the likes of guilt, control, perfectionism, and comparison. I want to use this space to give my insights on the topics as well as hopefully being able to track my recovery by watching my thought processes and coping mechanisms evolve over time. I don't really know if anyone will be reading this and watching my journey but none the less I want to start this account for me, and just maybe, it can one day act as a resource for others. I will also be posting other life bits and bobs and fun things I get up to (whatever they may be in these scary times!) as for me I know it is unlikely I'll immediately love my new body, but I will love the life it allows me to live, and that is worth sharing!
So yes, that's me for now, but I'll be back soon with my first real post!
Mais// The Recovery Bean <3