I’ve decided that I’m at a point in my recovery where I need to start exercising again. Recovery shouldn’t mean you let your health go. It should mean you take care of your health. I have had enough time to stop obsessing over calories, now its time to level off.
"Your mental health comes before school baby, always. If its midnight, and you have an exam the next day but your hands have been shaking for the past hour and a half and you’re not so sure you want to be alive anymore, pull out that carton of Ben and Jerry’s and afterwards, go the fuck to bed. So what if you get a 68% on the exam the next day? You took care of yourself and at the end of the day that will always come before a high test score. To hell with anyone who tells you differently.”
honestly, its these days that i wish i was dead
When health-obsessed friends criticize your food choices in recovery
"So often we try to make other people feel better by minimizing their pain, by telling them that it will get better (which it will) or that there are worse things in the world (which there are). But that’s not what I actually needed. What I actually needed was for someone to tell me that it hurt because it mattered.
I have found this very useful to think about over the years, and I find that it is a lot easier and more bearable to be sad when you aren’t constantly berating yourself for being sad."
John Green (via onlinecounsellingcollege)