quick positive post...even though i do moan about recovery a lot, especially about the gaining..it does have a few pro's =P: - iv noticed how isolated i was having an eating disorder and being confusmed by it 24/7. now im starting to recover im getting closer to people at college and getting close to my family again. especially my mom, who i fell out with over the ED. im also more confident at college and talking to people more, making new friends. -i have better concentration than before, as my mind isnt constantly on if im losing or gaining and the fat and sugar in foods ect. this means i can have better conversations with people, but can also get my college work done easier and faster. this means im ahead with my work =] also, eating more also helps with the concentration. -it isnt tiring to walk now, and i can actually keep up with the pace that my friends walk at, instead of being left behind. - im strong enough to open a food can with the can opener =]!-my hair is thick and in better condition and i can now think of dyeing it. - iv gone back to college now after having to drop out for a few months while very weak and at the beginning of my recover. i also enjoy it more now , as i dont feel so tired. - my nan and grandads minds are at ease now im getting better and they are very proud of me. -im able to smoke without being worried il faint. -im starting a saturday job soon and volenteering down the farm. i hope il be strong enough now, but i certainly wasnt beforehand. - i have energy to do simple things, such as go in the shower. - i take better pride in my appearance. - even though il only eat certain things , i enjoy food now!-finally, i can control my bladder better now. i was suffering incontinence at my worst stage of anorexia, gross and tmi i know. thanks for reading. if your recovering can you think of any for yourself?