neda challenge

NEDA Week Challenge: Day 1

It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week and so to celebrate we are going to be posting a challenge a day for you to try to conquer that will help promote a healthy lifestyle. 

Today’s challenge: Write a Letter to Your Body

Eating disorders take a toll on your body just as much as it does your mind. So for today write a letter to your body. Forgive your body for everything it’s been through. Write about the parts of your body that you like and about parts of your body you admire. Work on pointing out the good things.  Remember to cherish and love your body because you only get one in your lifetime. 

If you post the challenge to your Tumblr, tag them #100RtRChallenges so that they will be seen by us and by others following the tag. Track the tag to see how others are doing.

Good luck - 100RtR Staff

NEDA Week Challenge: Day 2

It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week and so to celebrate we are going to be posting a challenge a day for you to try to conquer that will help promote a healthy lifestyle. 

Today’s challenge: Take on a Fear Food

When an eating disorder takes over, it warps the mind into thinking that there are good and bad foods. In reality though, food is neither good or bad. There may be food that is better for us, but there is no ‘black and white’ concept here. The key is moderation.

The challenge for today is to try to conquer a fear food. Challenge yourself to at least take a bite. Conquering a fear food isn’t easy, but it is possible, and it starts with baby steps. 

If you want, write about your experience and tag the post #100RtRChallenges so that they will be seen by us and by others following the tag.Track the tag to see how others are doing.

Good luck - 100RTR Staff

NEDA Week Challenge: Day 3

It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week and so to celebrate we are going to be posting a challenge a day for you to try to conquer that will help promote a healthy lifestyle. 

Today’s challenge: Find Your Identity

All too often people take on the identity of their diagnosis. People say, “I’m anorexic” or “I’m bulimic” or “I’m EDNOS”, they are taking the disease as an identity. 

For today, challenge this identity. If you find yourself saying something like “I’m bulimic” or “I’m anorexic” try to change that into “I have anorexia” or “I suffer with bulimia”. Along with challenging the thoughts, try to find who you really are. Make a list of things you enjoy and ask yourself, “Do I like this because I like it, or do I like this because I am told to like it?”. This is a good tool to try to learn more about who you are without an eating disorder. 

If you want, write about your experience and tag the post #100RtRChallenges so that they will be seen by us and by others following the tag.Track the tag to see how others are doing.

Good luck - 100RTR Staff

NEDA Week Challenge: Day 4

It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week and so to celebrate we are going to be posting a challenge a day for you to try to conquer that will help promote a healthy lifestyle. 

Today’s Challenge: Self Care

When caught up in an eating disorder it’s easy to lose yourself. We forget to take care of our bodies. Find time today to practice an act of self-care. This could be treating yourself to see a movie, painting your nails, going for a relaxing walk, or playing music. Do something that will help promote a healthy mind and a healthy body. 

If you want, write about your experience and tag the post #100RtRChallenges so that they will be seen by us and by others following the tag.Track the tag to see how others are doing.

Good luck - 100RTR Staff

NEDA Week Challenge: Day 5

It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week and so to celebrate we are going to be posting a challenge a day for you to try to conquer that will help promote a healthy lifestyle. 

Today’s Challenge: Eliminating Behaviors

Eating disorder behaviors come in many shapes and sizes. Some are more difficult to get rid of than others. Today’s challenge will ask you to try to refrain from engaging in at least one eating disorder behavior.

Choose the behavior you would like to work on eliminating. Once you’ve identified the behavior, be mindful of when you might use it. When you are in a position when you would go to that behavior, replace it with a positive coping skill.

For example, if you are counting calories, acknowledge what you’re doing, then replace the counting with positive self talk. Or if you are thinking about going to the gym, recognize that it is an eating disorder behavior, then challenge the behavior by reading a book instead or going to the movies. 

If you want, write about your experience and tag the post #100RtRChallenges so that they will be seen by us and by others following the tag.Track the tag to see how others are doing.

Good luck - 100RTR Staff

NEDA Week Challenge: Day 6

It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week and so to celebrate we are going to be posting a challenge a day for you to try to conquer that will help promote a healthy lifestyle. 

Today’s challenge: Personal Recovery Reason

Everyday we post reasons to recover. Some of these reasons you might be able to resonate with, and others you may not even understand. It can be really difficult to want to recover, especially when you know you have to give up something you’ve lived with for a while. 

So for today’s challenge, find your own personal reason to recover. Ask yourself some questions “Why do I want to recover?” “What will I get out of recovery?” and “Why should I care about recovery?” By answering these questions you will start to discover why recovery is important, and you’ll find your own reason to want to recover. 

If you want, write about your experience and tag the post #100RtRChallenges so that they will be seen by us and by others following the tag.Track the tag to see how others are doing.

Good luck - 100RTR Staff

NEDA Week Challenge: Day 7

It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week and so to celebrate we are going to be posting a challenge a day for you to try to conquer that will help promote a healthy lifestyle. 

Today’s Challenge: Reflection

This past week had some pretty difficult challenges. Take a moment today to reflect on how this past week went. Were you able to complete every challenge? Which challenges did you find to be more difficult for you? In what ways can you try to improve on challenges you struggled with? 

It can be hard to reflect and find meaning in things. This is the challenge for today because it forces you to sit down and think about your struggles and to admit that maybe you are powerless over your eating disorder. If you’re feeling extra brave perhaps share your experiences with the challenges with a therapist or trusted friend. 

If you want, write about your experience and tag the post #100RtRChallenges so that they will be seen by us and by others following the tag.Track the tag to see how others are doing.

Good luck - 100RTR Staff