The middle ground is the rough terrain somewhere between “recovering” and “recovered.” This middle ground is paved with the hope that full recovery is possible; however, walking it still requires daily focus and commitment. Standing here, one is sharply aware of how grueling yet critical the fight is, because the pain caused by both the eating disorder and recovery itself is still raw.
While there are many bloggers on both sides of recovery — from the relapsed to the fully-recovered — I believe this midway perspective is much less represented in the eating disorder literature. But standing here on the brink of recovery, I find there is a lot to say.
Through this site, I am reclaiming the voice that anorexia took from me. By speaking out, I hope to stay on this side of recovery, and, just maybe, help others along the way.