ED Recovery App without the stress/guilt!

The absolutely gorgeous lady over at The Fat Ballerina posted about a Recovery Record App available for FREE for most smartphones and tablets.

I just downloaded it and haven’t had a chance to explore it thoroughly, but what I read so far on the description and reviews has me excited.

Here’s something that may manage to let me track and log like my brain likes to do; but keep it as positive and guilt-free as possible.  Perhaps avoid too much triggering and encourage some better eating habits.

Please let me know if any of you have already tried it and have opinions or if any of you happen to try it out here soon and want to let me know what you think!

Remember; you are beautiful and braver than you realize!  Be gentle with yourself!

13 thoughts on “ED Recovery App without the stress/guilt!

  1. NotAPunkRocker

    I have that app! Might do me some good to actually open it and see what it’s about, LOL. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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      1. Pen Post author

        She’s lovely. I don’t keep up as much as I should. Sometimes I have to dodge the ED-related blogs for a spell when I’m lapsed badly.

  2. Nataly

    I used the app extensively in consultation with my nutritionist and psychologist. You don’t have to do that though, it is equally helpful on its own. I used it for about 12 months, then I got a new phone and didn’t reload it. I probably should though. The reminders to eat were very helpful for me. xo.

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    1. Pen Post author

      Thank you for the info! I’m glad to hear you had a good experience.
      I always forget to load all the apps I had when I get a new phone…lol.

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  3. bestsupportingactress

    I had the app a year or two ago and used it for a month or two. To me, it was a little overwhelming. I realized that not only was I having to face my disorder by eating the food in a healthy methodical/routine way, but I also had to face it again my putting in what I had and so on and so forth. To me, I understood recovery to be separating yourself from the disorder and I felt like using an app on my phone to log my meals felt like being in the disorder again. I also understood that the app may have said “recovery app” but, to me, it felt like a G-Rated version of a “MyFitnessPal” type app.

    I have found that the biggest parts of the many recoveries I have made in my disordered career has come from the years I spent not obsessing over the menial details of whether I included the Fat and Starch in my morning snack. I have tried to recover many ways, and for me, this app forced me to focus too much on my disorder. Just a thought.

    I do, however, truly hope that the app does help others. 🙂

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    1. Pen Post author

      I really appreciate you being so forthright about your experience. I hadn’t considered the fact that having an app that constantly bothers me about ED will drag it to the forefront of my mind.

      Usually it’s tickling on my brain anyway, but I do wonder if having an electronic sort of log would make it worse.

      I never used something like MyFitnessPal or the “dieting” apps in the past so I don’t know anything about that process.

      This is definitely a good point to keep in mind. Again, thank you so much for sharing it.

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