"Recovering from an eating disorder is like riding a bike for the very first time. You can fall at any point, it seriously hurts and can actually knock your confidence. But by getting up and back on, you'll show your 'bike' who's boss and finally you'll know how to ride like any 'normal' person ."
Remember that Eating disorders of any kind are serious mental illnesses. They aren’t a choice and it certainly isn’t your fault. Researchers are still looking into the reasons why people develop eating disorders, but we know that they are more genetically and biologically based than we previously thought, and could be triggered by your environment, social pressures or other events that impact your life. It’s not silly or weak to ask for help . It’s the strongest most valuable thing you can do for yourself. Never be afraid too talk too someone about how you are feeling.
Recovery is worth the fight. Recovery means having the opportunity to find who you are, outside of the constraints of an eating disorder. It means being self-aware and able to try new things, and maybe even re-visiting things the eating disorder made you give up. As your recovery continues to build, you find that people begin to trust you again, and you’re able to have better relationships with others because the eating disorder is no longer getting in the way. You find that you begin to identify yourself as a friend, and not “the burden” that you once believed yourself to be. You find yourself filling new roles, and feeling adequate in the ones you already held. You find that you are and always will be enough, and that no thing or person can ever take that away from you.
Recovery means taking pride in yourself, recognizing the difficult journey and recognizing the strength and hard work you put into your recovery. It means feeling confident and owning your story, whether you never tell anyone about it again, or you use your story to spread awareness and make a difference. - 4 hours ago