Jay, many thanks to you, Marty, Dara and the staff at Milestones for the care you all extended and continue to extend to our daughter as she travels the road of recovery, a road made more passable by your extraordinary knowledge, wisdom and heart.
P.R. September 29, 2016
I am about to complete (God willing) my first year of back to back abstinence. Here it is 10 1/2 years since I was at Milestones. When I was there I started to see that I wanted to grow up, instead of just growing older. On day 31, I woke up willing to count days, willing to weigh and measure and will to surrender and not to “try” to look for an easier, softer way. Anyway, what prompted this email, is that a fellow called and asked me if I knew of an eating disorder treatment center. Of course, I do, the best there is.
I will always be grateful for my Milestones’ experience and the enormous contribution you and the program made to me….
September 29, 2016
I’m not sure if Bobbi told you, but I am in graduate school for Psychology. I feel I have found my place in the world and it never would have happened without all of you. I just passed one year and nine months abstinence. There just aren’t any words for what you, the program and the people at Milestones did for me. You can rest assured you have saved one life, and it is my desire to help save others. I see miracles everyday now….
September 29, 2016
I cannot thank you enough for the program or express to you how all the lectures and phrases continue to impact my life today. Take care and say hello to the staff…
September 29, 2016
I just passed one year and nine months abstinence. There just aren't any words for what you, the program and the people at Milestones did for me. You can rest assured you have saved one life, and it is my desire to help save others. I see miracles everyday now...
K.H. September 29, 2016
I'm not sure if Bobbi told you, but I am in graduate school for Psychology. I feel I have found my place in the world and it never would have happened without all of you.
September 29, 2016
A miracle … that is all I can say. Thank you all for your support, PATIENCE, and care of me. It is so wonderful to know that I am not alone and that others are there to walk this journey with me. I admire you and what you give to all of us suffering from this disease. I pray that one day I'll be able to give back
M. September 29, 2016
I cannot thank you enough for the program or express to you how all the lectures and phrases continue to impact my life today. Take care and say hello to the staff..
C. September 29, 2016
9 years ago I never had enough hope to think I would be able to live a "normal" life. I thought I would always be a prisoner. I am truly blessed and am so grateful to have met you and your staff
K.J. September 29, 2016
I will always be grateful for my Milestones' experience and the enormous contribution you and the program made to me….
S.W. September 29, 2016
I want to acknowledge everyone at Milestones that has been part of my recovery these last five years. Today I have six years clean from drugs and alcohol and on Oct. 10th, I had celebrated five years free from my eating disorder. Never could I have stayed sober without being abstinent and I'm very grateful to everyone at Milestones including Marty, Bobbie, Dara, Nikki and everyone else. Thanks for all you do. Coming to Milestones was the best decision I every made in my life. K.A.
October 21, 2016
NINE years ago I walked into Milestones a mess. I still am a mess, but not acting out with anorexia/bulimia...say what?! Just for today! Thank you Milestones for a great foundation and start to this journey of recovery. This past year consisted of LOTS of change and growing pains ! Thank God there is a solution today no matter how messy life gets! Thank you Milestones team.
December 27, 2016
It’s been five years since I was a patient at Milestones. I have been abstinent ever since. I know I still have a ways to go, but having lost 100 lbs has been a big step for me. I haven’t done things as you taught and wanted, but I have made it work for me my way.
I am off all antidepressants for a couple of years now. If Marty remembers, it was slow for me to get past the low grade depression, but I am now doing and feeling good. I don’t go to meetings. I have never felt comfortable at the groups and have chosen not to go. I still meditate.
I still weigh and measure my food. It took a while for me, but I realize now that I will need to continue doing this probably forever since I seem to be incapable of knowing when to stop. I seem to lack that key body function.
I just returned from a 10 day trip to Italy. It was a scary experience, but I am proud to say I did really good. It was very difficult with all the pasta, but I managed to eat in control, although I had small portions of pasta, I was very careful not to be triggered by this.
Exercise is still a struggle for me, but I am more mobile and it’s getting easier for me to exercise. I will be retiring from my work at the end of October and am hoping to make the time to exercise regularly.
I have learned to know what happens to my body when I miss a meal or don’t eat what I should as per my food plan. I have learned that something I don’t eat today will make me feel hungry one or two days later. My analytical brain is able to discern why I feel hungry and not give in to the urge to eat.
I have learned never to let the thought of food get to my salivary glands, since when this happens it is very difficult to stop. I do this by saying Nooooooooooooooooo nonstop until the thought is out of my mind. Like short circuiting my brain.
I want to thank all of you who helped me get to this point in my life. Starting with Theresa who finally managed to convince me to get my body to Milestones. To Marty and everyone at Milestones. I know Bobbie and Dara have branched off from Milestones, but you both had a part in my recover and I thank you all.
Marty, please share this email with Nikki and others at Milestones. Everyone at Milestones helped me in some way and I thank you all. B.M.
October 1, 2018