For me, recovery means developing and maintaining a better relationship with food. One that’s away from binging, purging, restricting and fasting.
It also means finding a better relationship with my body, where I don’t weigh myself multiple times a day or scrutinise my reflection in the mirror.
These things sound so simple yet they’re surprisingly difficult to achieve.
When looking for treatment options I found so much information on weight restoration and how to gain until you’re a healthy BMI, but I didn’t need to gain any weight.
It’s only recently that I’ve accepted that eating disorders come in many shapes and sizes, whether you’re a size 6 or a size 24, your eating disorder is valid and you are worthy of treatment and recovery.
I’ll probably post on this blog about my recovery journey a little bit, just to share that side of my life as well as all the happy moments. I’d hate to only show the good and hide the bad.
I hope you liked this blog, and if you’re currently struggling or know anybody that is, there are people you can talk to. The charity B-eat is a good place to start.