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Transformation Tuesday 💪🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
LEFT: When I found this photo I was genuinely shocked. I was malnourished, had zero confidence and lacked energy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
RIGHT: Happy, confident and strong. Comfortable with my body and loving my life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm not going to bore you with a long caption, but just know if you're stuck where I was on the left, there is a way out. I know it's hard but please just be strong enough to seek professional help. I've been there, you aren't alone, keep pushing!❤

WHAT DOES MENTAL ILLNESS LOOK LIKE? Simple answer: it doesn't ❌

A lot of you know I hit rock bottom last year, in my worst mental state ever. Extremely malnourished, clinically depressed and frighteningly suicidal ☠️ The photo on the right was taken several days before my 5 month psychiatric hospital admission. Yes RIGHT. I remember this very day - I hadn't eaten since the previous night and the photo shoot took the whole day. I was light headed, shaky, paranoid about my looks, looming in depressive thoughts.....not the girl portrayed in the picture.
Now a year later, having began my mental health recovery and engaging in extensive treatment, I am in a much better place. I no longer have the urge to throw myself in front of traffic or starve myself to the point of death. However, my illnesses are not gone. In fact each day is a constant battle with the person I used to be and the person I want to be. The photo on the left was taken two days ago after a minor breakdown 💔 These occur when my internal conflict gets so much that I can no longer hold myself together 😫 My thoughts reassure me that they know best and will make things better, but they've only ever lead to further disaster. The hardest part is learning to distance yourself from your own thoughts. They're what make you YOU, but they've been manipulated by negative influences which only seek harm 👻 It takes tremendous strength to put aside your own personal beliefs and rather follow those of others', which is the essence of mental illness recovery 💪🏻
People think that mental illness is seen in how someone appears physically, be that severely underweight or covered in scars 🔪 or the way they act, talking to themselves or running around in tin foil hats 🙇🏻 This is NOT what mental illness looks like. In fact there's no clear image of it. Mental illness can be seen in what may first appear to be the average crowd, but the truth is you never really know what's going on inside someone else's head 💭 So be aware of the invisible illness which lives inside more of us than you really know. If you're suffering please reach out and seek help. Your thoughts are always valid ❤️ Post inspired by @selfloveliv

I am a dog mom.
I am a friend.
I am a sister, daughter, and partner.
And, I live with a mental illness.

I am a writer.
I am a photographer.
I am a marketing exec, entrepreneur and all around creative.
And, I live with a mental illness.

I am a goofball.
I am a sillyhead
I am a dork, child at heart and total clutz.
And, I live with a mental illness.

I am a lover.
I am a dreamer.
I am an activist, athlete and advocate.
And, I live with a mental illness.

I am a human.
I am more than words.
I am more than labels.
And, I live with a mental illness.

All of these things are parts of me.
All of these things TOGETHER make me, me.

No one thing defines me BUT you don't get me if you leave out any one thing.

And, truth be told, I wouldn't want it any other way.

I've started a new project to challenge the assumptions that go hand in hand with living with a mental illness. Please join me 👉@_humansofmentalillness

With love and a double turkey leg,
@positively.kate & Waffy

"Was honest about how I felt." - another one you all suggested. Also posing this to today to remind everyone to be on the look out for islamophobia and to protect your Muslim pals. 🌹
#edfam #edfamiliy #therapy #mentalhealth #mentalillness #drawing #art #illustration #psychosis #ocd #depression #anxiety #gad #bpd #selfharrm #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #eatingdisorder #anorexia #promarker #art #illustration #chroncillness #spoonie #spoonies #spooniesunite #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqai

Breakfast today is TWO packs of grits made with HALF A CUP of cheddar cheese, raspberries, UNMEASURED Greek yogurt and a pack of cocoa powder! 😋🍦🍮🍫🍓🧀🍞 I really hate my mom sometimes :( she promised me I could have grits and cheese for breakfast and then I come down and she's made all of this 😭 I'm trying to reconcile myself by saying at least it tasted good 🙌 I've got a therapist appointment today as well so hopefully she can help me talk out how I feel about how controlling my mom is being 💪 I also slept through my alarm so she yelled at me while I ate which made it that much harder 👊 seriously though never skimp on cheese 👏 tw knowing there was 200 galleries of cheese in this made it so hard but the stringy meltiness made it all worth it 😍 I'm hoping I can get Ana of my case because I'm off to school now :) have a lovely day angels!! ❤️😘 xxx #prorecovery #minniemaud #edfam #ednos #edfood #edarmy #edrecovery #anawho #anabitch #anawarrior #anarecovery #recoveryisworthit #recoveryispossible #recoverywarrior #recoveryarmy #anorexia #anorexianervosa #anorexiarecovery #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #eattolive #eattogrow #eattogain #edfamily #anafamily #goodbyeed #edcommunity #fearfood #recoverywin #fearfood

to be honest ive been getting quite bored with my lunches lately... decided on some avocado toast and eggs and it was a delicious change up from the usual 🥚🥑🍞 however, there's a high possibility that afternoon snack may look a little something like this because #teamsweettooth 😛

BOTH ARE BEAUTIFUL! Okay there is this stupid problem people have with make up. If you use make up as ART there is no reason not to do it! If it's fun DO IT! But also feel good being 100% natural. We should accept make up the way we accept no make up. BOTH SIDES ARE GOOD! Realize that what you see on social media is freakin FAKE! PHOTOSHOP and MAKE UP! Don't take things like that as #goals because that is bullshit! You know who I love? I LOVE @omgkenzieee @bodyposipanda @iskra @theashleygraham @nourishandeat REAL PEOPLE that look like BEAUTIFUL HUMAN BEINGS! So check them out to get some body positivity inspo!

Hmm just realized that I'm wearing overalls in almost all of my last IG pics. 😮 WHATEVER! #NoShame 👊 Guys have you watched my latest video "How I Deal with my Insecurities"? @lindseystirling and I get real deep about what makes us doubt ourselves and lose self confidence. Here's the thing: to conquer your insecurities, the first thing is to recognize them. Then accept them. What are your insecurities? Be honest and let's support each other. 📹 YouTube.com/blogilates (bio link) #blogilates


I swear this #morning cup of #tea ☕️ on the #train 🚂should be part of my prescribed medicine 😂! I can't function without it!! Hope everyone is waking up to a wonderful #wednesday keep fighting + challenging yourself each and every day, you can + you will beat this 😘❤️ #ed #edrecovery #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #anorexia #anarecovery #mentalhealth #anxiety #depression #recovery #prorecovery #goodmorning #morningmotivation #humpday #fighting #strong #positive #happy

morning, breakfast is prettty self-explanatory : banana porridge, yum😛 today i have therapy & weigh in this afternoon 🙄 but this morning i am with my sister which should be lovely (watching pretty little liars no doubt😜) i hope you all have fabulous hump days 💓 🐫 Xx

Breakfast this sunny tuesday 🌞 This night I actually slept 😴 Woke up feeling so much better then the past few days. I have quite a lot to do today, lots of schoolwork and meetings, stresses me out a bit but I guess that I just need to take one thing at a time. Have a great day fighters ❤️

If you told me in 2013 that I would run a course on food freedom that would literally change people's lives forever I never would've believed you because I was suffering in the confines of food feeling suffocated and healthy all at once.
How is that even possible?

I forced myself to eat so healthy that I would only look forward to "cheat meals" on the weekend which was more like me prepping for a binge all week.
I would throw down food like a mad woman to the point I wouldn't even taste it after the first bite.
I thought this was how healthy people live.
I saw all the fit people on instagram doing it so it must be right.
I read blogs on it it's gotta be worth something

I was coached to do that so it's gotta be the way.
If only I knew then what I know now, I would have found my freedom so much sooner. I wouldn't have fallen for the scary binge patterns or developed fear of foods I loved or missed out on amazing times of life because I couldn't even afford a bite in my plan because I had twisted beliefs.
This wasn't will power, or discipline, or any of what it appeared to be on the outside. It was fear, doubt, and confusion manifested into a sad form of eating habits that although seemingly healthy were shamefully, not.
I was putting myself in this perpetual cycle of restriction restriction binge.
I didn't know it until only almost a year ago or so.
It took a lot of internal work, healing, discover, trial and error, research, reading, behavior change modification, comfort zone expanding, belief shifting, and self love to address the unhealthy relationship I had with food.
True fitness and health shouldn't be restriction and food monitoring and anxiety from meal to meal or around certain foods or fear of gaining fat or not gaining muscle.
It's always about Building More than Just a body.
Your body is BUILT to be an amazing vehicle for your soul.
It's important that we treat it as such.
It is possible to find food freedom AND achieve a healthy lifestyle.
It is possible to make healthy choices AND enjoy treats.
It is possible to feel calm and peaceful around foods.
Join the food freedom academy now, click the link in my bio🤗❤️

Even though we have been bought up to believe that there is only one type of beauty, I think it's really important to remember that as humans we have a choice.

Yes, the women in magazines, in the media and on social media are beautiful, but that doesn't mean that you aren't. Their beauty doesn't equal the absence of your own.

We all have a choice to define what beauty is because whatever we say, whatever we consider beautiful, is in fact so.

So, tell me - what makes you beautiful?


For lunch I had an apple. Not really a proper lunch which I'm worried about cause I'm meant to have gained at weigh in tomorrow but I had photos and didn't have time for anything else. Whatever I'm sure I'll be made to eat a lot tonight!

intake today: 257 calories.
burned: 567 calories along with some leg raises, squats, lunges and other floor exercises.
net: -310 calories.
not bad but hoping to fast the whole day tomorrow.
#ana #anorexia #eatingdisorder #mia #bulimia #thinspoooo #skinny #thin #bones #bonespo #beautiful #fat #ugly #pretty #goals #bodygoals #body #anorexic #ed #calories

This was my breakfast!💗 ••
Ik heb al een tijdje niks gepost omdat ik me wat meer op mezelf wilde richten. Maar helaas gaat het qua somberheid nog steeds niet beter. Ik ga binnenkort opnieuw starten met een antidepressivum. Maar dit ga ik niet thuis doen, omdat dit te gevaarlijk is. Ik ga dus worden opgenomen.. wss in de bascule of curium. (Heeft iemand hier ervaring mee?) ik ben er echt heel erg zenuwachtig voor, maar ik hoop dat ik me daarna weer wat beter ga voelen!
Fijne dag allemaal!😘💗
#recovery #anorexia #anorexiarecovery #ana #edrecovery #ed #eatingdisorder #breakfast

Guten Morgen Leute, meine Stimmung ist erstaunlich gut😁😁😁
Habe später das Gespräch mit der oberärztin und der stationstherapeutin, hoffe ich kann mich da kontrollieren und raste nicht wieder aus
Habe heute nur eine Therapie und werde nachmittags wahrscheinlich wieder nur schlafen😅

I need this tattooed on my forehead...

Come avete trascorso la notte? Avete riposato bene?🌌 Io abbastanza, ma sta mattina non mi sarebbe dispiaciuto restare ancora un po' nel letto a dormire beatamente😴 ma purtroppo non se puede😩: il dovere mi/ci chiama❗️Però pensiamo positivo: tra poco sarà tutto finito e potremmo finalmente goderci del meritato riposo! 😻🌊⛵️
A ricaricarmi per bene 🔋⚡️'sta mattina ci ha pensato la mia deliziosa #colazione 👅👇🏻:
• latte e caffè 🥛☕️ •cereali 🌾 •fette integrali 🥖 •crema Novi alle nocciole🌰🐿
Questa crema continua ancora a spaventarmi un po' e a provocarmi dei pensieri💭 ma oggi ho deciso di mandarli beatamente a quel paese🖕🏻e godermi la colazione che mi ha appagata tantissimo😻😌😋
Nel pomeriggio, poi, avrò la visita dal nutrizionista👨🏻‍⚕️ e sono un sacco in ansia come al solito: oggi, però, voglio che vada bene e non come l'ultima volta, non voglio più deludere nessuno, quindi, a maggior ragione, NON SI MOLLA.👊🏻💪🏻
La smetto di blaterare adesso. Voi con cos'avete fatto colazione?👅
Vi auguro una splendida giornata!💘
#colazioneitaliana #colazionesana #colazionando #colazionetime #breakfast #healthybreakfast #healthy #vegan #mangiaresano #diarioalimentare #ifoodit #gustogood #food #foodie #foodpics #foodblogger #anoressia #anoressiaitalia #fuckana #kickana #beatana #edfamily #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisorder #recovering #recovery #anorexia #anorexic #anarecovery

blueberry danio💪🏻 love yoghurt but it used to be such a massive fear food! glad i've over come it😋

💐Nothing Is What I Am💐

I'll probably be just posting old photos for a while until i change my hair colour and also not to confident with myself atm. ♡
Sorry if I don't post what you like, please give opinions.

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