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recovery

suddenly saw the parallels between people ‘recovering’ from mental illness, and overweight people who finally lose weight

recovery from mental illness like recovery from obesity –
a slow process
need to maintain positivity
need to keep at it
hope for the future that medications will improve, that symptoms will diminish over time
a second chance
‘lost’ time – when you were fat / hearing voices – (you can grieve this or you can feel like its part of the human condition and get over yourself)
rebirth / a new identity – as a recovered schizo etc
observing your thoughts
doing behaviours to keep yourself healthy like taking your medication, avoiding buffets