Wednesday, 26 August 2015
New blog - moving away from the eating disorder
During Ben's anorexia, I put my life on hold and, in many ways, I'm not the same person I was before, back in early 2009.
Six years on I am older, fatter and certainly wiser, but I am also haunted by distressing memories as well as feeling a little isolated from 'normal society' except, of course, for the amazing new circle of friends and contacts I have met in the world of eating disorders.
But the reason for the new blog is that, over the past year or so, I've taken up cycling as a means of getting fit, flooding my head with mood-enhancing endorphins and getting out there, into the British countryside, while attempting to get my head together.
As you know from this blog, walking (and / or hiking, whichever you prefer to call it) have been my thing for many years and especially through Ben's eating disorder as we 'walked and talked' for miles.
So, recently, a friend suggested I start a blog about my biking and hiking activities - and so today I have, with a sprinkling of how these activities have helped me recover from the PTSD fallout from the years of battling with Ben's eating disorder.
Thus far, the new blog is very much in its infancy i.e. I haven't written a post yet. But I will.
So please follow it and let me know what you think!