I think its great that you have fully recovered. When I was in hospital they liked to pump out the myth that no one ever fully recovers, its always there in the background, just not as strong. I never bought into that logic.
It seemed too devoid of hope and left nothing to strive for.
I really like your idea of seeing things holistically, having inner harmony between your body, spiritual practise and helping others rather than focusing all of ones energy on punishment and perfection.
When I originally started this thread I was inadvertantly, trying to fit my recovery into the same box as my illness. If I can't be perfect, then I'd rather be sick and I refuse to be sick, so I have to be perfect. Your words showed an array of options.
Mainly, the option of letting go of the absolutes, the body obession and unhealthy eating and still remaining attractive, healthy and giving. I believed that if I stopped trying to beat my body into submission it would become unhealthy, unattractive and I would be no use to anyone. I'm really grateful to hear I was wrong.
Thank you for just being you.