Stacey. 27. Trying to forge a life beyond the confines of anorexia. Fragments of hope, smiles and loveliness.
I started my birthday off with people who care about me and I ate a Bakewell tart for my birthday breakfast :) perfect :)
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Mini weekend update
This weekend has been OK, just kinda dull, ha! Yesterday I didn’t really do much besides from coming back from leave after breakfast, but then today I had leave after lunch until dinnertime so I went into Oxford for a bit. I discovered that I wasn’t in a shopping mood and my hair was really annoying me so I spontaneously decided to go and get it cut. I’m not sure whether I like it or not because I think it makes my face look even rounder, but ah well, it’ll grow! Also, one of the nurses gave me this ACT workbook after I told him how much I liked the sound of ACT, which I thought was really sweet! :)
I’ve felt really positive this weekend. I know that I’m going to gain shed-loads of weight at weigh-in tomorrow, but I don’t care any more - I just want to get to maintenance now. I’ve had seven and a half months of weight gain (with a few minor blips along the way) and I’m fed up of it now. I just want to bloody well get there, ha!
Anonymous said: hows your weekend going ???????????
It’s not been bad, thank you! I’ll do a mini update now! :) xx
Sod you, anorexia! :) OK, so it was a struggle and a half and I feel guilty and the f-word now, BUT I did it and haven’t compensated in any way so I reckon I win! ;)
— 'Wasted', Marya Hornbacher
Don’t be a tit, Stacey. Flora Buttery will NOT hurt you, nor will it make you gain way more than normal. As a wise lil munchkin said, it’s just stuff to stick bread together - nothing to be scared of or punish yourself for or compensate for.
that have stayed with me in some way.
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you.
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1. Carola Storms the Chalet School - Elinor M. Brent-Dyer- The first ‘Chalet School’ book I ever read and it sparked a lifelong love and gave me a topic for my undergraduate dissertation!
2. We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver- This book shocked and amazed me.
3. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee- We studied this for GCSE English and I fell in love with it straight away.
4. Matilda - Roald Dahl- Just because she’s soooo like me!
5. Heidi - Johanna Spyri- I just completely lost myself in this book and totally didn’t expect to.
6. Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling- Because that feeling of looking forward to the next book coming out dominated my early teenage years.
7. Atonement - Ian McEwan- I think this was the first book in which I truly appreciated the language and writing style, as well as the plot.
8. The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides- I read this the first time in translation in Spanish and the atmosphere created really caught me. I wondered at first whether it was because I’d read it in Spanish, but I then reread it in English and the whole feeling of the book still really affected me.
9. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 - Beverly Cleary- I loved this when I was younger. I used to listen to it on audiotape every single night before I went to sleep!
10. When the Wind Blows - Raymond Briggs- I read this years ago and I haven’t been able to forget it since. So striking and emotional.
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Anonymous said: Your lunch looks amazing! :) xx
It was pretty amazing! I wish I could take the credit for making it but it was good ole pub grub! :) xxx