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Hi! I’m Ali, I’m 28 and in recovery from an eating disorder that started when I was about 16. It’s been a long road full of heartbreak, highs & lows, epiphanies and snack breaks. (So many snack breaks and meal plans!)I want to do something with it all. The number of times I’ve had to pick myself up and try again, the 20s I thought I was going to live and didn’t and everything I learnt about eating disorder recovery and myself along the way. I want to do something with this notion that has crept upon me recently: the cold hard fact that… I wouldn’t change my life for someone else’s given the chance. Not anymore. Because if I had never silenced my appetite, I wouldn’t have the hunger for life that I do now.That’s where Tim comes in. A best friend that has seen the good times, the times I disappeared and the messy times in-between. And he’s still here! He’s lent his smooth vocals to guide us along this rocky path of discussing EDs whilst adding his own thoughts and experiences of supporting someone with an ED: something so many have experienced or know someone who has. We’re going to explore everything and anything that comes our way and we would love it if you hitched along for the ride.Each episode, we’ll be tackling a topic, welcoming and doing our best to answer any questions however challenging you may have for us and hopefully getting better at finishing sentences along the way!I really hope you enjoy, sending you a massive (currently covid-friendly) hug and please do send me any questions you may have on anorexia, bulimia, EDs, life in general and anything above, beyond and in-between!Love, A x

The First Bagel: Discovering Hunger for Life After An Eating Disorder Alexandra Williams

    • Health & Fitness
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Hi! I’m Ali, I’m 28 and in recovery from an eating disorder that started when I was about 16. It’s been a long road full of heartbreak, highs & lows, epiphanies and snack breaks. (So many snack breaks and meal plans!)I want to do something with it all. The number of times I’ve had to pick myself up and try again, the 20s I thought I was going to live and didn’t and everything I learnt about eating disorder recovery and myself along the way. I want to do something with this notion that has crept upon me recently: the cold hard fact that… I wouldn’t change my life for someone else’s given the chance. Not anymore. Because if I had never silenced my appetite, I wouldn’t have the hunger for life that I do now.That’s where Tim comes in. A best friend that has seen the good times, the times I disappeared and the messy times in-between. And he’s still here! He’s lent his smooth vocals to guide us along this rocky path of discussing EDs whilst adding his own thoughts and experiences of supporting someone with an ED: something so many have experienced or know someone who has. We’re going to explore everything and anything that comes our way and we would love it if you hitched along for the ride.Each episode, we’ll be tackling a topic, welcoming and doing our best to answer any questions however challenging you may have for us and hopefully getting better at finishing sentences along the way!I really hope you enjoy, sending you a massive (currently covid-friendly) hug and please do send me any questions you may have on anorexia, bulimia, EDs, life in general and anything above, beyond and in-between!Love, A x

    Ep4: Eating Disorders and Trust

    Ep4: Eating Disorders and Trust

    • 54 min
    Ep3: The One I Didn't Want To Share

    Ep3: The One I Didn't Want To Share

    This one's a little different. One day I'm going to listen back to this one and probably find it hard to believe I was ever in this position. On the day of recording this, I was emerging from several days of being very unwell with my Eating Disorder both mentally and physically. Whilst my hope was dwindling, my co-host and best bud Tim suggested we recorded this moment so, as ever, we turned on the mic and hit the red button. This one's for future Ali who will be proud, for young Ali who dreamt of having a legacy and doing something with her life that had meaning and has been so disappointed by the past decade and it's for fellow Eating Disorder Warriors who are in the thick of it. Recovery is HARD. But the only thing more unbearable than the thought of going through recovery, is the prospect of living with an eating disorder for the rest of my life. On World Mental Health Day 2020, let's not allow the distraction of worrying what others may think get in the way of the time and dedication that recovery requires. Lots of love, A x

    • 35 min
    Ep2: Eating Disorders & Identity. What Does Recovery Look Like & Where Am I In Mine?

    Ep2: Eating Disorders & Identity. What Does Recovery Look Like & Where Am I In Mine?

    - Weekly Recap & How Tim helped me
    - Being 'The Eating Disorder Girl'
    - Eating Disorder Terminology
    - What Does 'Recovery' Look Like?

    • 35 min
    Ep1: The One Where It Started with a Bagel, a Friend & a Microphone

    Ep1: The One Where It Started with a Bagel, a Friend & a Microphone

    Hi! I’m Ali, I’m 28 and in recovery from an Eating Disorder that started when I was about 16. It’s been a long road full of heartbreak, highs & lows, epiphanies and snack breaks. (So many snack breaks and meal plans!)
    I want to do something with it all. The number of times I’ve had to pick myself up and try again, the 20s I thought I was going to live and didn’t and everything I learnt about eating disorder recovery and myself along the way. I want to do something with this notion that has crept upon me recently: the cold hard fact that… I wouldn’t change my life for someone else’s given the chance. Not anymore. Because if I had never silenced my appetite, I wouldn’t have the hunger for life that I do now.

    That’s where Tim comes in. A best friend that has seen the good times, the times I disappeared and the messy times in-between. And he’s still here! He’s lent his smooth vocals to guide us along this rocky path of discussing EDs whilst adding his own thoughts and experiences of supporting someone with an ED: something so many have experienced or know someone who has. We’re going to explore everything and anything that comes our way and we would love it if you hitched along for the ride.
    Each episode, we’ll be tackling a topic, welcoming and doing our best to answer any questions however challenging you may have for us and hopefully getting better at finishing sentences along the way!
    In this episode: Tim and I introduce ourselves briefly, summarise (again, briefly!) my ED background and start to explore a few topics to be revisited in the future. There’s an unexpected guest appearance, I revel in the slightly uncomfortable yet joyous aftermath of eating my first ever bagel (see my IG for topping inspo if I do say so myself - I went IN!) and Tim demonstrates how it truly is possible and incredibly valuable to trust someone when in recovery and how important it is to talk. Eating Disorders thrive in silence so here we are, doing the hard thing that’s really not so hard once you get going and sharing it with you.
    I really hope you enjoy, sending you a massive (currently covid-friendly) hug and please do send me any questions you may have on anorexia, bulimia, EDs, life in general and anything above, beyond and in-between. 
     
    Love, A x

    • 55 min

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