011 Fighting Anorexia – What to do when you slip and fall

by Anne-Sophie

in Podcast


In this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I share how one mistake lead to a huge eating attack and what I learned from this event.
I then go on to explain how I avoided falling back into my old routine of dieting and exercising after overindulging.
The most important thing after such a setback is to not give up and continue with your routine. Setbacks will happen, but we should not let them define who we are nor should we let them hold us back!

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Patty April 12, 2012 at 8:16 pm


I’m a 22-year-old girl from Denmark literally twisting and turning at night about the thought and fear of never recovering from my eating disorder, so in desperation (while I’m waiting in line for treatment at the psychiatrical facility in town) I’ve been searching online in hopes of finding people who’ve beaten their eating disorders. And I’ve found you and your story. It gave me hope – the only friendly feeling I can possess these days. For that I thank you with aaaaaaaall my heart :-)

Last night I had one of my nightmares. They usually consist of having a huuuuge binge attack where I empty the fridge and all my (well, in reality, empty) cupboards for sweets and sugar and fatty things and then I wake up in the morning with two feelings quickly replacing one another: firstly, relief, “phew, it was only a dream, I didn’t eat in real life!” and next, pure fear: “oh gosh, what if I binge during the day, oh no, oh no, oh no”.
And I felt bad conscience ever since the morning – felt bad over having binged…..no, not in real life but in my dream!

So listening to this podcast and reading your posts gave me hope. Should I ever slip… It. Is. Okay! Recovery does not come overnight and it helps scrutinizing one’s feelings and allowing oneself to actually feel. It also helps me a lot hearing you say that searching one’s mind and the previously happened events can help explain the negative outcomes of something.

With kind regards and best wishes for you and your recovery

Keep up the good work; this is truly inspirational.


Anne-Sophie April 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Hi Patty,

thanks so very much for being so open and for commenting here.

I can absolutely relate to your fear. I too never thought I could get out of this hell. Hope is SO SO SO important in the recovery process and I have to be honest, I wish I would have been as smart as you to search for it online.

It’s funny that you’re writing me about having binge attacks since I have had the same fear in the last week. I absolutely know what it’s like to dream of something and then berating your for it.

I slipped in the last 2 days and I had to tell myself that it absolutely is OK as long as I don’t give up. You are so right, recovery does not come over night and you often have to start anew. You need to be consistent and really wanting it. There will always be ups and downs and it takes a lot of patience with yourself and the world. I am still struggling, but I never give up hope and the belief that one day, I will be completely healthy.

I hope you’ll get treatment very, very soon.

Big hugs,

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Shannon June 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

My daughter, 20 years old, is anorexic. I just never seem to say or do the right thing and I need help. She doesn’t want to see a therapist and for that matter hates it when we talk about her eating.. Please please do you have an guidance?


Anne-Sophie June 11, 2012 at 9:10 am

Hi Shannon, I am sorry to hear what you are going through. It certainly is a tricky and very scary situation to be in. Is there any way you could make her check out this website and the podcast? Maybe connecting with me and fellow sufferers/survivors will help her see that there is hope and that she too can live a life of freedom and health. Hope this helps a bit. I’ll be thinking of you and your daughter.


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