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Post of The Month (August)

Meggles is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"my recent post and a comment from another user has made me realise that self care is so important.

I wanted to start a thread in the Health and Wellbeing section of the boards about self care.

Self care is provided by you, for you

I know a lot of us are struggling at the moment with different aspects of our own lives, and sometimes we get so lost in these we forget to take time for ourselves. This tread is, a Reminder to you to take time out for yourself during the difficult times.

down in the comments I would really love for people to share ideas and tips about self- care. to remind ourselves and others in the community.

My way of self care when i recognise ( or someone recognises i have neglected myself) is:

Take a walk and admire whats around me ( take as long as needed)
treat myself to a bath with a bathbomb and bubbles ( bubbles are important)
make a hot drink and just sit down with a film.

Please feel free to share your ideas!

The Mix have a guide to self-care which you can find here."
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  • Anorexic and Pregnant:

    So on my recent post it shows that I'm pregnant again due to unfortunate situation that happened just over 5 weeks ago. Also back in March I was diagnosed with being anorexic.

    ​Anyway I'm in a dilemma because next Saturday my Brownie leader has asked me to attend an event with some of the Brownies where there is going to be food and I have a problem with eating food in public due to being anorexic as eating too much makes me feel sick. I don't know what to do because the Brownie leader iis unaware about me being anorexic so she probably will expect me to eat like everyone else but at the same time I cant tell her.
    Also by time it gets to next week my bump is likely to become noticeable and I'm worried that the Brownie leader will say something. I cant tell her about being pregnant because she will then ask questions and I cant tell her how its happened ect. I'm gonna try and hide the bump with wearing baggy clothing in the hope she wont notice anything is different. I'm worried she will say something cause in the past she has said about my weight.

    Need advice

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    Hey Laura,

    I think wearing baggy clothes is a good idea! I know you're still in two minds about the baby, so take your time to make a choice that is right for you.

    Anorexia isn't good for you or the baby
    It'll take a while to overcome it, but I'm sure you can!

    There's some stuff online, and plenty of self help books, try everything and see what works for you. About this do with the brownies, could you say you've eaten before you went there, and then only eat a little while you're there? Does that sound good?

    I'm always here for you Laura, I just stopped contacting you outside the mix because of my own circumstances right now, sorry about that
    "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so"- Hamlet


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      Hi Aidan. Thanks for the reply. Yeah I will wear baggy clothing for the time being. Yeah I am in 2 minds about the child still and I know I need to take time to think about the right thing to do but at the same time the earlier I have abortion if that is what I decide the easier it is. Yeah being anorexic is hard and I know it's not gonna be good for the baby. I'm trying to get through it but it's not easy and I know it's bad because of what I've been through before. I'll have a look at the stuff online thanks. Yeah that sounds a good idea for the Brownie thing thanks. Thanks for saying you are always here for me. I am always here for you too


      • #4
        Hi Lura sorry to hear this, how would you feel about saying you don't feel like eating as you ate before you came out? Or prehaps say you have a bit of stomachache?

        I think wearing baggy clothes is a good idea like Aidan said it good to have a think about what you would like to do before making any sudden decisions.


        • #5
          Hi One in a million. Thanks for the reply. Yeah I'm gonna have to say something like that as I really can't eat in public. Yeh I'm gonna wear baggy clothes in the hope she doesn't notice. Yeh I will have a think about the decision I'm going to make


          • #6
            Just remember the dessison is totally yours don't let anyone persuade you to think ine option is better than the other because only you can decide what is best.


            • #7
              Hi one in a million. Yeh I will think about the decision and make sure it's my choice. Replying to my PM when u can


              • #8
                That's good to hear and I will do hun


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