Just remember it doesn’t matter if you suffering with obesity or suffering with anorexia- the pain is still the same. The only way out is to take responsibility and make your health and happiness a priority. Read @nicolajanehobbs story about her tough battle with anorexia. 👇👇 🙏🏻-
“There’s 8 years and over 25kg of difference between these two pictures. But the biggest difference is that the girl on the left felt like a victim and the woman on the right takes full responsibility for her life and the choices she makes.”
❤Because recovery is a choice. Healing is a choice. Finding freedom is a choice.
🌷I’m not saying that eating disorders are a choice (they are the result of faulty brain wiring created through genetic predisposition and our destructive diet culture). What I am saying is that you have the power to discharge yourself from your diagnosis any time you choose.
🌱For years I felt like I was a victim of a disease. Because that was what doctors and psychologists and therapists had told me. But by telling me this, it took away my power. Only when I took responsibility for my health and happiness did I begin to heal and grow.
🍎 I accepted that it was my responsibility to eat well, get to a healthy weight, and build a life outside anorexia. And I accepted that if I continued to starve myself, that was my choice too.
🍴Eating disorders are not a choice. But finding freedom from them is. Ask yourself:
1. Am I willing to take responsibility for my health and happiness?
2. How am I going to take responsibility for my health and happiness? E.g. eat enough, seek help, reduce exercise, allow my body to reach a healthy weight…
3. Will taking responsibility for my health and happiness feel like freedom?
👱🏼♀️I wanted to share this message because realising I had the power all along pretty much saved me. BUT, I don't intend to post many of these transformations anymore. I feel I have a responsibility to break taboos and share my story but I don't want to be defined by my recovery. Instead, I want to focus on sharing the health, happiness, strength and freedom that has come with it 💪🏻🙏🏻