I am going to recover from my eating disorder, no matter how long it takes, how hard I have to work, how much money I have to spend, or how much I have to rearrange my other priorities in order to make recovery my number one priority. (-Quote from Beating Ana, Chapter: "The Key to Life")
Thinking about and focusing on Ed is not the same as thinking about and focusing on your recovery.
You may already know this - it sure sounds simple enough, doesn't it!
But are you practicing what you know?
Ed is very tricky. Ed has plenty of practice in getting us to think we are focusing on recovery, when in reality we are focusing on Ed.
If you are unsure about whether you are focusing on recovery or Ed (it can be very hard to tell - especially in the beginning stages, or whenever you are feeling really stressed) then one good way to tell is to ask yourself if you are following the advice of your treatment and recovery support team members.
If you are not listening to your recovery team, then guess who you are most likely listening to?
Starting thinking about who you listen to most frequently. If it is not your support team, then what can you draw your attention closer to them - and away from Ed?