I believe awareness is a lifetime, not just a week:)
What I learned about myself:
- I hate working out at the gym
- I don’t like salad
- Ice cream, pizza, chocolate, chips and pasta are my favourite things
- My hair looks better when it’s actually alive
- I like food and love baking it
- I love going on walks
What it got me:
- STRONG HAIR
- A boyfriend
What I’m proud of:
- I didn’t work out in any way during recovery
- I don’t eat “clean” or “protein based”. I eat everything in moderation.
- Mastering the skill of licking the dough bowl
- Cooking meals without holding back on oil or things that have fats in them
No I am not eating 100% “healthy” according to beauty standards. I do, however, eat healthy for a mind like mine. I eat things I crave. If you trust your cravings it will get you closer to eating something healthily than to force it on yourself. It will also keep your mind happier, your body satisfies and your whole being, healthy. I’m far from mentally recovered (I still see myself as a fat blob) but I reached my healthy weight without working out, I haven’t eaten so called “clean” and I wasn’t obsessed with protein. Still I have muscle. No I will not go “hit the gym twice a week”. I wouldn’t like it. I would HATE it. I do not want to be “toned” so I can be “happy”. I’m far from happy. But I know I will be when I can accept the way that I am, without having to study labels or work out. I will be happy when I feel safe and confident with who I am.
Posting this pic in celebration of a year and a half of beating my eating disorder. I don’t know what I would do if I wasn’t here to see and dance with this little one. I never would have guessed my life would be as amazing as it is now and I am so beyond thankful and happy!
"recovering is learning how to swim
instead of waiting for someone to throw a life line. "
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