I think this is kind of an important post for me to make..... now you start wondering what it may be. Hahha.
Maybe not the best start to this post, but anyway. So yesterday I was going swimming with my friends and beforehand - I am not proud to admit this - I began thinking. ... I hope I don't look bloated. I am the exercise and gym rat. The "fit" friend, and well I wanted to live up to that. I hoped that I looked "fit"... and I feel embarrassed writing this. Because these types of thoughts are the ones I tell people to get rid of, but I'm writing this to show that sometimes silly thoughts can pop up. Because really. .... what a stupid thought that was. I look the way I look. I have a functioning and healthy body. Whether I look lean, muscular or fit.... who cares? My friends know how I look and they wouldn't judge me anyway just like I don't judge them. And then I realised who cares if my stomach bloats, I never care about it usually and I look the way I look. And then I suddenly felt better. And I am writing this post because it can be important to realise that you are more than that "stereotype" or name you have.
It can be so hard to recover when you are known as the sick person or the one who never eats. Then suddenly eating infront of people, gaining weight and no longer being fhe sick person can be tough. But you are so much more than that.
Just like I am so much more than the "gym rat or fit girl". But I am me, the happy and positive girl. The creative and goofy but silent girl. My body does not define me just like yours does not define you.
You are NOT the sick person, but you are you. Your personality, your hobbies and interests and who you DECIDE to be. Realise that you are more than your body and your illness, show to people who you really are and let people see YOU. Not the illness. ... and know that your body can change, that is ok. If you have true friends or a true partner they won't care about those things! !
I hope this post can inspire you. I did get those weird thoughts yesterday but absaloutly nothing I acted upon and once I thought rationally I felt so much better and that is what you need to do as well.
Think rationally and don't care about what others think!!