Month In Review: February

Reflecting back on the month, February was filled with many highs and lows. It was definitely a more eventful (?) month than January. It was most definitely a learning experience and I changed immensely, for the better, in such a short time.

If you’ve been following along with me, you’ll know that this month had an overwhelming amount of posts. What can I say? I was excited to be starting my blog. Let’s take a look at the content I released this month.

February 12th

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My first ever post.

February 13th

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I took you through my meal plan and what I eat on an average day.

February 14th

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We survived Valentine’s day, together.

February 16th

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I ate at a restaurant, spontaneously, and survived.

February 18th

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Intuitive eating became part of my daily routine.

 

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I wrote an open letter to my support people. Thank you again.

February 19th

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I even opened up and let you into my life a little more.

February 20th

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We learned more about common eating disorder misconceptions and debunked the myths.

February 22nd

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I learned the harsh reality of diet talk when re-integrating myself into the “real” world.

February 23rd

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We talked about how I started healing my relationship with food.
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And the best apps to help keep your recovery on track.

February 24th

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I also shared my favorite blogs that I turn to for some recovery inspo.

February 25th

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Along with the other resources, I shared seven quick recovery tips.

 

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And walked you through a typical day when suffering with mental illness.

February 26th

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And most importantly, NEDA Week started and I shared my most personal post to date.

February 27th

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To finish off the month, I shared a few eating disorder statistics.

 

Now that we’ve looked over what has happened on the blog, it’s time that I examine how my personal life went this month.

February started off rough. I had relapsed, hard, and found myself deep in my disorder again. I couldn’t seem to pull myself out of this one and landed myself back in treatment. I was at Alexian Brothers Eating Disorder Inpatient Unit for nearly a week.

I managed to pull myself out of the dark place I was in and honestly, I’m not sure how I did it. But now I’m committed to recovery more than I have ever been.

Since I was released from the unit I have been doing well, especially when it comes to being behavior free. I have avoided all self-destructive behaviors and have been at 100% completion since.

I celebrated Valentine’s day with my family and filled the day with all acts of self-love. From face masks to an awesome nap, this was probably the most successful holiday I have had in a long time.

I continued outpatient therapy and worked on building my outpatient team. I got in touch with a psychiatrist, am on the hunt for a nutritionist, and scheduled an appointment at my pediatrician’s office. (Yes, I’m twenty years old and still go to the pediatrician.)

The week of the 17th my schedule was jam-packed. My mom is on the committee for a charity event and has many responsibilities. I swear, she’s wonder woman. She is in charge of the auction, table centerpieces, and the whole dessert table. We spent all week putting the finishing touches on auction baskets and perfecting our Nutella mousse recipe.

The day of, we were at the venue nearly all day setting up the banquet room and making sure everything was perfect. I was lucky enough to be invited to the charity event. My mom and I got ready together and enjoyed the wonderful night together.

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We also had a photoshoot of the sweet table that we spent hours working on.

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If you’re interested, you can check out the charity’s website here. Overall, we raised a large sum of money and I’m glad I was able to help out with the event.

The Wednesday following the event, I started work! This was a big deal for me as I had been putting it off. For weeks.

I also started moderately working out, which you may have seen if you follow me on Instagram. (If you don’t, you can follow me here). It was approved by my team and I’m actually enjoying myself while I do it, for the most part.

Anyways, I’m glad we got to catch up. What did you do this past month? Let me know in the comments below.

-SHAYNA

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