13 years later, one might assume that I went from having an eating disorder to being recovered, but the way I look can never really show my struggle. And my journey is like many others: still just a beautiful •journey•
When I was 10, I unknowingly developed my first eating disorder. My schoolyard crush called me "chubby," I didn't know how to handle it, and I stopped feeding myself in hopes to change what I assumed needed to "fixed." I didn't think there was anything going on with me because I thought I still didn't "look" like other girls who were portrayed as having an ED. Soon, I spiraled into binge eating and more. So, my journey of struggle continued, even until today.
Today, I'm someone who started pursuing recovery seriously about 7 months ago. Therapy has changed and saved my life. I've worked with a psychiatrist and dietician. Reaching out for support has been the one thing that finally helped me to just survive and understand my struggle.
☝🏼Point is: there is NO image that perfectly illustrates a struggle. And you are not a disappointment for still being on this journey.
It takes a LOT of time, effort, and tears.
I'm with you, I support you and we are just trying our best every single day. And you're more then enough.
videos to help with our relationships with food and our bodies (binge eating, recovery, body image)