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Thinking about trying to get your period back, but assuming it isn’t important until you want to start a family? Well let me tell you, recovering from Hypothalamic Amenorrhea is much more than just getting your period back, it is about getting your life back.
More women than ever are tired, under-performing, under-functioning, have low libido and are feeling down, anxious, sad and overwhelmed with the pressure that society has put on them. The pressure to be athletic, look the part, successful in their careers and to be amazing family members whether they’re a mother, sister, partner or daughter. Oh, and don’t forget to travel a lot and have an enviable social life.
When someone makes a comment on your weight or behaviour or whatever, you simply shoot them with a quick:
“Yes! I have been trying to get my period back” or “yes, I’m really excited about it because my health has been improving! – hey, have you tried the pecan pie yet?!”
The definition of “character” as defined by a Google search, is the mental and moral qualities distinctive of an individual.
This woman was implying that based on the way someone looks, you can decide the type of person they are, how they think, act and behave as well as their morals… i.e. if they are a good hearted and hard working person.
A common question for Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: How do I eat 2500 calories and how do I know how much I need to eat?
This is when you’re worried that if you pop, you won’t stop. I was SUPER afraid of this. Everyone talks about “set point theory” and your hungry calming down, but it’s still terrifying.
We want to be eating in a surplus when recovering our periods BUT it can be scary and we can often want to go in the other direction.
Years ago, I read a book called “The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck” by Sarah Knight. A play on the Marie Kondo book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. The premise of the book is to stop caring about things that don’t matter. At the time, I was about 23 andContinue reading “Quitting Hard Things to Make Time for Joy and HA Recovery”
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