Anatomy of Recovery

I'm Jules, a 22 year old recent college graduate. I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa when I was 14. I'm 100% committed to recovery because I know how amazing it can be. This blog is about my journey and any help and inspiration I can offer others on their own journeys.
I tag all my personal pics "julespic" so that you can block the tag if you find them triggering. I also tag all photos of food with the "food" tag in case they are triggering to you.

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Aw, people are reblogging this again :)  Lil young me.

Aw, people are reblogging this again :)  Lil young me.

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Introducing the Social Intelligence Test! From what I can tell, it’s sponsored by Harvard and it’s rather interesting. The basis is you look at pictures of people going through different emotions and decide what emotion they’re feeling. The trick is, you can only see their eyes.

How well can you read people? I never thought I was good at it, but I scored rather high on this test. It was a very interesting experience! I highly recommend taking this!

13 out of 36…

I got 32/36



33/36  I always feel uneasy taking this test because I’ve never known how I’ve done on it and I don’t feel comfortable being wrong.  Not that there’s anything “wrong” with however you score on this.  Perfectionism is a bitch.  

I’m back home for a week and it’s going pretty well so far.  Today I made my family a beautiful breakfast for dinner; a summer frittata and oven french toast with strawberries.  My mom was even willing to eat the entire dinner as long as I didn’t salt it or put anything with salt in it.  My sister was willing to eat it as long as I didn’t use cream in the french toast.  Such is family.  Sigh.  My mom would NEVER have had this a few years ago.  Never.  So there are things to be thankful for, certainly.

My mom also got me this super super adorable cat necklace at Target.  It’s amazing how exciting Target becomes when you never get to go to it.

breakingfree79 replied to your post “how long are you in recovery?”

I wish recovery was something that we could start and finish, once and forever.

Yeah, me too.  For me, it was gone for so long.  I was really taken by surprise when it came back, even though I always knew that was a possibility.  I’m not sure if I was recovered as much as I thought I was during a lot of that time because I really just ignored much of the experience of having a body, even though I wasn’t experiencing any ED symptoms.

"how long are you in recovery?" With love, Anonymous.

That’s a question with many answers.  I first got anorexia when I was 13 (2003) and first entered recovery at age 14 (2004/2005).  I was then in recovery from 2004-2011, when I relapsed at 21.  I re-entered recovery sometime in 2012 and since then I’ve considered myself in recovery, although I’ve had a few major lapses along the way.  I’m 23 now.


Polenta, Fried Eggs, Greens and Tomatoes


Polenta, Fried Eggs, Greens and Tomatoes

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This is my angel <3


may you pick up your tea when it’s exactly the right temperature, and may you happen to glance out the window when the light is just how you like it.

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hilarious animal gifs

The Nightly Cute Report: Day 5


hilarious animal gifs

The Nightly Cute Report: Day 5

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Haha, thank you!  I probably re-watch it every year :)

Haha, thank you! I probably re-watch it every year :)

"Do you have any favorite TV shows that you can recommend?" With love, Anonymous.

Here are some shows that I’m watching or have watched and enjoyed recently:
-Grey’s Anatomy (I just started watching it so I’m like 10years late to the party)
-Hannibal (there’s a lot of gore FYI)
-Orphan Black (occasional gore)
-Call the Midwife
-Orange is the New Black
-Doctor Who (not the most recent season)
-Freaks and Geeks

My top pick for new shows would be Orphan Black. Thanks for the question!

"are you weight restored?" With love, Anonymous.

Long time followers of this blog will know that I really dislike getting this question and any other questions about my weight.  If you want to talk about my weight, come off anon and give me a good reason why it’s something you should know.  I usually just use these questions to talk about stuff I feel like talking about.

That being said, I couldn’t give an answer,even if I wanted to.  I got rid of my scales and I’m not being followed by a nutritionist or a doctor who specializes in eating disorders anymore.  Before I stopped going, they couldn’t give me a consensus about what a goal weight would even be for me.  My old nutritionist was very concrete and specific, whereas the most recent one was very wishy-washy and my doctor sort of shrugged and said that if I was eating enough she guessed that whatever my weight was would be fine.  It was all very stressful.  Now I mainly practice intuitive eating while making sure to get in a certain number of meals/snacks a day.  It’s certainly an adjustment to not know my weight or have someone guiding my weight when in the past I had such a specific number or range to focus on or achieve.

So, I don’t know my weight.  I don’t know if it’s “restored.”  I am not even sure what “restored” would mean for me anymore.  I can guess at about where I’m at, but that’s not information that I think would be helpful for folks and I’m not at all sure if it would even be accurate.




Sasha vs. Q-tips [symphonicotter]


Your cute cat of the day

The Nightly Cute Report: Day 4

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"Hi there!Would you mind if I ask you for some recovery related advice?Or would it be too triggering or something to you?" With love, Anonymous.

I don’t mind! Please just avoid using numbers in your question. (Ex. Bmi, calories, hours of exercise, etc.)