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Is there anything you do that helps you when you feel triggered? what do you do? what do you do to try to avoid it?
i still have a few .... particularly being around someone of my friends that still are very active in their eating disorders and don't know how to keep boundaries with me ... so i keep contact with them but really limit my interaction. When i feel triggered, i allow my self to feel it -- but i also try to internally talk my self through what i'm feeling and try to logically say you don't what to act on this feeling because ... and say my reasons
Last edited by alethia; July 21st, 2011 at 09:29 AM.
I know this is an old thread but I'm killing time and feeling some ED emotions today so rather than lurking all day I'll post a few things.
I'd have to agree. I think one of my biggest triggers is being around people who I know have stuggled with eating disorders. Personally, I try to remove myself from those situations too. I limit my face to face contact with those people and try to communicate in ways that don't trigger me.
Another thing that triggers me is major life changes. It's pretty obvious the life change I'm going through here, as we try to have a baby. I've had some rough days throughout the process and we are only 2 months in. I have to focus on being healthy for a baby rather than drowning my emotions of the stress and frustrations in old habits. It's hard though when you just want to control something and making a baby is a hard thing to control.
It's hard to go through the ttc process and battle the ed thoughts - but you seem to have a positive disposition - and that will help you a lot through all of it. We all have our up and down days...it's normal and that's ok. Sending you baby dust!!
This is "normal" for me. I can still have the thoughts I'm just a stronger person now to overcome them and not act on them. (Or at least not act on them to the degree that I once did) I'll just keep my eye on the prize...BABIES!
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Last edited by cdukes2010; August 18th, 2011 at 11:02 AM.