1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.
2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.
3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.
4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.
5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.
Five things I am trying very hard to accept (via aumoe)
Hello! I jusr wanted to ask you that is it normal that I am not weight restored yet but when I gain it all goes to my tummy and upper legs and I feel like I dont gain any muscles? I dont know if workong out as underweight has something to do with that? And is it just bloating? Because, my clothes gets smal to me but I have gained only 1 kg in over a week? Should I stop exercising completely snd then my muscles would build up themselves?
When you gain back the weight, it all goes to your stomach first. It’s called essential organ insulation, and your body does it to protect its most precious organs since it doesn’t know how long this period of feeding will last! After months to a year or two, your weight should redistribute. Until then, continue to eat to your minimums, keep exercise to a very minimal level, and trust your body! It’s a powerful thing. Besides, don’t forget to love and appreciate your body for all that it can do! Your body does a whole lot more than just looking great!
Just out of curiosity, do you still count calories? Do you still strive to eat 3,000 calories minimum?
As I always always always say, yes I still continually reach 3,000 calories. :)
Hi Meghan! Just wanted to say how much of an inspiration you are to me. Whenever I'm questioning if recovery is worth it, or considering backing out of a challenge, or just feeling down, I look through your instagram feed, and it makes me feel better. You are so positive and happy and it really helps me. I just thought you should know that. I know I'm not the only one that thinks so. You are an amazing person doing amazing things, never forget that. Ps my insta username is alexasrecovery :)
You’re amazing, sweet friend! Thank you for this message xoxoxo
Yesterday I had my first piece of pasta in 9 months. I panicked afterwards. Than I went and looked at your instagram, it eased my anxiety and calmed my Ana thoughts. I'm very grateful for that.
This made me unbelievably happy. Thank you. Thank you for being brave, and thank you for allowing me to be blessing to you as you are to me.
Do you have a kik that I can talk to you at? You're my biggest motivator! Such a role model Megs!!
I don’t actually, I had to delete that because kik is crazy hahaha. This is probably the best way to reach me!!
Did you ever get refeeding syndrome? Do you know of any ways to prevent it? In the hospital I once suffered a severe case of it with fevers and vomiting, and I want to begin MinnieMaud but my intake is currently low. How do I increase in a safe manner?
I am not a doctor, but I can tell you that minniemaud encourages you to increase at a slow pace by 200 calories every two days until you reach 2,000, then you can jump right to 3,000. However I would consult your doctor about that so you can do it as safely as possible!! But the main idea is just to take it slow.
When you were diagnosed, did you have a treatment team or any inpatient/hospital treatment? Btw your bod is hot girl! Keep it up, you rock :) I was just wondering if you had a dietitian or doctor helping you along the way, cause you've done quite awesome
Thank you!! No inpatient care, but I did have a therapist, an RD, a psychiatrist, and my primary care doctor also helped monitor weight, blood tests, etc :) my psychiatrist ended up being a total nutcase so now my primary takes care of my meds, and I no longer am monitored by a dietitian. But I still see my therapist!
That question regarding your nourishment was so silly! My dietitian did explain to me how many people of a healthy weight do have malnutrition, meaning they are deficient in multiple nutrients. However, you eat lots of complex carbs, fresh fruits, and veggies, alongside treating yourself! Getting a blood test is the only way to be able to tell your vitamin levels, but what I'm saying is, I think your eating habits are admirable, balanced, and delicious! :)
Oh believe me, my blood has been tested regularly the past year or so and I am quite the healthy individual :) I appreciate your kindness xoxo
Hey Meg! I just wanted to know if you had problems with your period? If so, what you did to get it back? i havent had a normal cycle for more than a year because of my ed. I gained weight and im eating a lot more, but my period still hasnt come back :/
If your period still hasn’t come back, that means that you need to continue to up your calories and gain more weight. You will not get your period back until you are at the weight at which your body is most comfortable being. And usually, that’s a lot higher than is comfortable for us. Keep eating, keep gaining! It’ll come back, I promise.
Hi Meg. I have followed your instagram page for a few months, and there is something I have meant to ask but I don't want to seem rude. I've finally decided to ask, I hope this is okay for me to say. Do you consider simple carbs, unhealthy fats, and copius sugars nourishment? Your captions consistently say you're nourishing and feeding your body healthfully. I agree somewhat, You eat healthy and treats wont hurt on occasion, but It surprised me that a lot of your calories come from "junk" food
Yes. Calories are energy. Energy is nourishment for our bodies. That’s the bottom line, my friend. It’s biology. The kind of thinking that you’re putting on me right now is the kind of thinking that got me and a whole lot of other people into their eating disorder in the first place so I would really REALLY appreciate it if you would keep your opinions to yourself. Especially ones as triggering as this. I am doing FANTASTIC and boy am I sorry for you that you’re such a slave to what you call “healthy” eating.