After a 5 year struggle with anorexia (with purging tendencies), depression, self harm and over exercising I have now been recovered for 4 years and i use my blog to help others in the same situation i once was.
I am now a happy and positive person who wants to inspire those struggling to choose recovery and to take control over life and happiness again!
My motto is 'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'
My life at the moment is completely different to how it once was. I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia and depression as well as struggling with self harm and overexercising. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
And since 2012 i have been declared healthy from my eating disorder.
I have been blogging for 7 years, and my whole journey is written in my posts. I now represent healthy and happiness. I want to show anyone struggling that it is possible to recover, no matter how hard it may seem.
I now blog about recovery, my life, veganism and positivity!
If you have any questions leave them in the comment section as i am much quicker at answering there, otherwise you can always send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Gaining weight and seeing your body change is a difficult process that takes time
Back to normal again after the Christmas weekend. Time to start focusing on the new year and goals for the new year :)
Over the christmas weekend i saw something on facebook (and something i see often on Instagram) which i wanted to try to write my thoughts about. It was that a person i am friends with who has struggled with an eating disorder posted a christmas photo of themselves and someone (whether its a friend, not so close family member or just a stranger) commented and mentioned that the person had gained weight and was looking "brighter". I am guessing that the comment was meant in all good will but i thought it was a little strange.... I dont personally know how mentally recovered the girl i am friends with is, so i dont know whether that comment triggered her or not, but whether it did or didnt i think the weight gain comment was just unnecessary. People know how their bodies look (though of course if you have body dysmorphia it can mess with your body image) and often know whether they have gained weight or lost weight and it doesnt help to have people comment about it.... or not in the straight forward "You have gained weight" type of comment. I think its better to compliment the person with comments such as "You look so much happier", "you look healthier", "there is a sparkle and energy in your eyes", "You seem to have more energy", "you look more radiant and glowing".... of course for some they can struggle with being told that they look healthier, as "healthy" is equal to "fat".
One way or another the person with the eating disorder has to learn to deal with comments whether its food, weight, appearance or calorie comments. You have to learnt to cope with them and not let them trigger you, because unfortunatly people think its ok to just make whatever comment they want about your appearance. Of course, not all comments are rude or mean, sometimes you need to listen to certain comments about your weight and realise that the person is trying to help you.
I dont really know why i am writing this post, i guess because i just found it strange... but i see those types of comments very often on Instagram, but then the comments are often writen with illintention it seems and trying to bring the person down.
But i just wanted to write that, in recovery you might have to deal with comments about your changing appearance. And its tough enough to see the changes yourself and learn to love your body wthout having people comment about it. But dont let other peoples comments affect you. Instead focus on self love daily, and if you want to post photos to help you love your body.... go for it. Others prefer to not post any body photos or bring any attention to their body and that is ok as well..... (i personally have mixed feeling about body photos and feel that it can be a little too obsessive at times), but if it works for you to help you love your body... go for it.
You are more than your body and remember that your body will always change. The way you look now isnt the way you will look in 20 years or 30 years from now... or maybe even 5 years from now. The body changes always and its about accepting and loving your body anyway!!
Dont let silly comments about your body effect you or bring you down!