Welcome to Every Step, Another Story. After several months in treatment for Anorexia, I am determined to use this blog to show that positivity can always be created from negative situations.

Owner: JessMell

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Tags: eating disorder, recovery, mental health, mental illness, anorexia

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  • One Assignment at a Time...
    on Dec 6, 2016
    I knew that starting university was going to push me. I knew that studying nutrition and public health was not going to be easy. But what I did not know is how proud of myself I would feel after tackling some seemingly small challenges. Every lecture...
  • Mental Health Awareness Project
    on Aug 25, 2016
    As many of you know, I have decided to use my personal experience of suffering with a mental health condition to make a positive difference in the way that such illnesses are perceived in society. This is mostly seen through my writing efforts on my...
  • One Week of Holiday Blues at a Time...
    on Aug 22, 2016
    How do you reintroduce somebody back to the reality of life after they have had the most incredible time away exploring Europe. Arrive home to a text from the doctors to say that you have an appointment for blood tests and ECG’s the following day?
  • One Voyage of Discovery at a Time...
    on Aug 15, 2016
    18 days, 11 destinations and 52 new friends- my Contiki European Whirl tour was by far the most rewarding experience of my life. I have no idea how I am going to condense every memory and accomplishment into this post, as I enjoyed every single secon...
  • What Can Happen In a Year...
    on Jul 22, 2016
    I just want to apologise in advance if this transformation image has a negative impact on anybody, but I just wanted to prove to myself, and everybody else that is suffering with Anorexia, that recovery is so worth it. Do not get me wrong, it is the...
  • One Need for Control at a Time...
    on Jul 21, 2016
    My eating disorder is primarily driven by the need for control. As my illness progressed, this became an absolute compulsion in all situations. Food products, meal preparation and timings were gradually manipulated, to ensure that I had control over...
  • One Family Occasion at a Time...
    on Jul 14, 2016
    With my family dispersed all over the country, seeing close relatives is a rare, yet hugely special occasion. Recently, I have had the pleasure of making the journey down south to see two sides of the family for two separate events. Now when I say th...
  • One Anniversary at a Time...
    on Jul 7, 2016
    Thursday 16th July 2015- the day I walked through the door of Rharian Fields Specialist Eating Disorder Unit as a voluntary inpatient. Emaciated, desperate and exhausted; I admitted defeat to a long battle with my mind and my body. Unable to live a l...
  • One Research Study at a Time...
    on Jul 1, 2016
    The ongoing development of treatment options for eating disorders is something that I have always been curious about. At the start of my own treatment, I was under the impression that the only way you can recover was to have self-motivation. I tried...
  • One Meal Out at a Time...
    on Jun 27, 2016
    The most common social event, yet unfortunately, the most common trigger of overwhelming anxiety. Vast menus containing dishes with unknown ingredients, and being served in unknown portion sizes; the whole process is full of daunting notions. In my p...
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