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11-06-08, 21:39
Hello, I am writing to ask for huge hugs for Karen, she has been really positive and taken HUGE HUGE steps forward, sheis about to embark on an adventure shall we say which for a little while will leave her feeling vulnerable but she knows she is not totally alone and especially if she has all these hugs to help her on this adventure WELL DONE YOU:yesyes: :hugs: :emot-highfive: :bighug: :grouphug:

11-06-08, 21:43
hiya karen

big:bighug1: for you and all the luck in the world

jodie xxx

11-06-08, 21:51
:hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs:

Love Piglet :flowers:

11-06-08, 22:49
Aww thanks Stargazer :hugs: :hugs: You've just made my day to come on here and read this post :flowers:

Thank you Piglet and Jodie :hugs:

As Stargazer mentioned I am entering a period of change in my life and while it is quite scary - because all change is scary to me - I am being more positive about things than I have been in a long time.

I am preparing to move home and this will mean living independently again. When my anorexia deteriorated last year I became very dependent on having someone living with me full time and I haven't been alone since that time, so this will be a big change. However, I need move on at some point and I have my wonderful friend Stargazer nearby (thanks hun :hugs: )

My therapy is going very well and this time round I feel completely different about it. I feel ready to make changes that I don't think I was prepared to make when I was having CBT last year. Yes, therapy is hard work and sometimes it means facing some difficult emotions but I'm not running away from those difficulties like I was last time, or denying that they exist.

If something is difficult we talk about it in my sessions and discuss why it is difficult and that gives clues about why I have the problems I've had all my life. In the past I've just avoided dealing with all my issues instead.

The next couple of months are going to be a huge challenge for me and I want to thank you all for your support. My therapist will be away during August so I'll feel a little vulnerable then I think, particularly as it will coincide with my flat move but I also feel emotionally stronger than I've felt in the past and realise that it is ok to ask for help rather than withdrawing and shutting myself and allowing myself to become ill again. This time I can do it!

Karen xx

11-06-08, 22:52
wow welldone karen i am hugely proud of you for being so strong and moving forward in life with your goals and plans for the future, im sending u a very big :hugs: and stay positive and keep smiling most important :D
:yesyes: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Cathy V
11-06-08, 23:11
Yes good luck with the move karen. I'm glad that you now have your own website. It must be a relief for you to be in the company of others with your particular problem, and be able to talk to them as much as you want to about your illness with no restrictions. Its much better that way for you I think. Keep up the positive thoughts.

Best wishes
Cathy xxx

12-06-08, 00:24
Hi Karen, as you know I read your threads but dont always reply, Im wishing you good luck, it is great to read this post as you sound so positive,I am in the process of sorting finances which will probably mean moving in the very near future Ive moved many times in my life, but always thro choice, this time its different. So good luck Karen.You sound to be doing so well at the moment, WELL DONE,,,,,xxxxx

12-06-08, 00:27
hi karen just like to say well don and i wish you all the best tc xxx

12-06-08, 01:05
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12-06-08, 01:52
Good Luck Karen. I know change is scarey but it can be exciting too.
Thinkin of you

Pooh x

milly jones
12-06-08, 11:41
wow karen

been following ur threads well done hun

all the best for the future

and remember were all always here for u

big hugs

mill xx

12-06-08, 14:42
Gosh what super post to read hun - loving the enthusiastic positive you!!!! Fab fab fabby!!:yesyes:

Piglet :flowers:

12-06-08, 15:15
well done karen you should be very proud of yourself


12-06-08, 15:39
This post is brilliant to read:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

A huge well done:yesyes:

Onward and upward from here Karen:shades:

Luv Kaz x x x:hugs:

12-06-08, 15:50
that's brilliant Karen - great to hear you so positive :yahoo:

13-06-08, 00:50
Thank you all :flowers: :hugs:

Sorry I haven't been on here much this week but I have been so busy making arrangements and getting things sorted for the new flat.

I'm working on stuff for the new website too and also working on myself and doing my CBT therapy so things are pretty hectic here!

This is the start of a new chapter in my life I think :yesyes:

Karen xx

13-06-08, 02:01
oh Karen, I don't remember you writing such an upbeat post as this one!

The most important thing is to hang on to this positive frame of mind, so you'll have it handy when you have a not-so-good day.

Think of it as a torch who's batteries sometimes run out. But by keeping hold of the torch (and a replacement battery) the light that you need will soon return :)

I know you have some special people giving you great support in 'real' life, but you are so right in that you also have to make moves on your own to progress.

A big hug to you Karen (and if you need it, a new battery:) )

:hugs: :hugs:

13-06-08, 11:05
Oh Karen I'm so pleased and proud of you hun. :winks: That's such great Positive news.:yesyes:

I hope all goes well sweetie. http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m282/pure100/com2/Thinking%20of%20you/032.gif

Take Good Care,

Loadsa Love,:hugs: :hugs:

Pip's X X X X

13-06-08, 18:00
oh karen. . . :hugs:
i was so pleased to read this post. . .
well done you. . .
rach x

13-06-08, 19:13
reading your post brought a tear to my eye! So pleased and proud for you hunny!:hugs:

13-06-08, 19:16
Hi Karen,

It's great to hear how well you're doing and I wish you all the best with the move and your therapy. :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs:

Take care,

Mike :)

Granny Primark
13-06-08, 20:14
What a brill inspiring post to read.
Well done karen and all the best for your future.
Loads of love and hugs.:hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs:

13-06-08, 20:41
http://www.animation-station.com/stars/images/11es.gifWOW KAREN. WHAT A STAR!!!!!!!!!!!


13-06-08, 21:15

Good Luck With The Move....you Sound Very Positive Xxxxx

Love Dawny

13-06-08, 22:38
Oh Karen

I cant say anything more than everyone else. You sound so wonderfully unbeat and its great news. Keep it up darling.

Lilibet x x x x x

14-06-08, 07:24
Well done Karen :hugs:


14-06-08, 19:29
Karen, this is a fantastic thread to read...a huge well done and best of luck with your move!

luv Coni XX

15-06-08, 07:21
Wishing you all the best in your new home, Karen :hugs::hugs::hugs:

Love Kate xxx