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The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center (ERC), our eating disorder treatment methods and programs, and upcoming meetings and events to help provide patients, families, professionals, and alumni alike with the information they need to understand their condition and enter on a path to long-lasting recovery.


September 13, 2018
To the older women struggling: Remember that you are not alone, you deserve a fulfilling life, and if you are willing, you have help on this journey. I will say that recovery has not been an easy journey. I have had my ups and downs, but it has been so worth it! I am an older woman, now 52, living with contentment, peace and joy. Shame and fear no longer call the shots in my life.
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June 29, 2018
You refused to let the eating disorder, which lived between us for so many years, hide the person I really was. I was fragile as I left the eating disorder treatment center, and you were the Rock of our family as I struggled to walk forward in my recovery journey. I know that I would not be able to enjoy the freedom I have today in recovery if you had not been by my side.
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, families, "kelli evans", "my recovery letter", patients
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May 30, 2018
Imagine trying to get a giant boulder to roll. That is what early recovery felt like to me. I was overwhelmed by that giant boulder in front of me. I was unsure of how to get it rolling. I finally realized that it would start moving if I would just show up every day — willing to place my hands on the boulder.
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
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April 12, 2018
One of my biggest fears in early eating disorder recovery was: Who am I without my eating disorder? I was so enmeshed with my eating disorder for so long that the thought of living without it terrified me. I had thoughts of letting it go from time to time, but fear and worries would always come rushing in. And then I discovered my true identity and self. Here’s how:
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DocumentTags: alumni, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
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January 01, 2018
Willingness was the foundation at the start of my recovery and willingness is what keeps me living the whole, connected life I now live. I chose to become well and not settle for simply becoming "better." It's not always easy to make this choice, but I've learned that it's always been about my willingness.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
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December 14, 2017
Recovery has not been an easy journey for me, and this year I realize that I no longer take care of myself because I have to. I take care of myself because I want to. It’s now a privilege for me. More than ever, I want everything in my life to be meaningful. To understand why this is profound, you have to know where I’ve come from.
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/December-2017/Recovery-The-Greatest-Gift-of-All-–-Kelli-Evans
March 09, 2017
Here’s what I found most unsettling that day: one of the biggest messages that my eating disorder was telling me was that, based on what I saw in the mirror, I didn’t deserve to have fun on the beautiful beaches during my family’s upcoming vacation.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
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February 03, 2017
To those of you who think you are too old to get help, please know that the many directions you feel pulled in can be put on pause, you can take a breath, and learn how to live life to the fullest without the eating disorder. You can take care of yourself.
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DocumentTags: #communityconnection, adult, families, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/February-2017/It’s-Never-Too-Late-to-Get-Help-for-an-Eating-Disorder;-I-Did-it-at-42-–-Kelli-Evans
December 28, 2016

I have come to realize that my life in recovery is best lived in the present moment. This is where the things that I want most of all are found. In the present moment I have:

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DocumentTags: #communityconnection, #recoverywednesday, alumni, families, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
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November 21, 2016
Yes, early recovery can be difficult, but you do not have to travel on this journey alone. These are some of the things that I personally found to be helpful in getting me through those early days of recovery. 
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