I’d rather be alive than thin. Thin, for me, was tired and flaky. My skin was dry, my hair falling out, no sleep, no energy, no motivation. My muscles were beginning to waste away and I said no to my body when it was screaming for nourishment… Thin was hell. Thin was doctors and lectures and an ocean of tears. Today, thin is still what half my mind wants, but the other half is stronger and says “you can recover. you can learn to live again.” I’ll take this life over being thin any day.
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things you shouldn’t feel guilty about:


  • enjoying food
  • feeling full
  • eating more than someone else
  • taking a second serving
  • eating until you are full
  • nourishing your body
  • not liking a certain food
  • eating a food for its taste, not its health benefit
  • food in general
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… and the weight of the earth is pressed to my ribs.
- Virginia Woolf, The Waves (via wavingtovirginia)
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Anonymous: How do I start recovery? I don't want to live like this anymore

Tell someone you trust you think you might have a problem, and that you are ready to seek help. Ask for them to support you as you take this step towards a new journey of healing. And when you are ready, visit my resources page, which includes ways to find treatment professionals near you. 

You don’t have to live like this any more. This is not living. This is barely surviving. And my dear, you are destined for much greater things than keeping your head above water. You deserve to fly. 

You can do this, best wishes xx

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