Repost 📷 @lamornaotoole THIS IS NOT ANOTHER BEFORE & AFTER…

Repost 📷 @lamornaotoole

THIS IS NOT ANOTHER BEFORE & AFTER PICTURE REINFORCING THE STEREOTYPE THAT ANOREXIA IS A PHYSICAL WEIGHT…P L E A S E R E A D…
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This picture proves nothing, not the severity of my eating disorder nor the success of my recovery.
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Here’s the truth behind this picture – The bottom picture was taken in the gym during some of the darkest years of my life. Years later I still struggle to find the words to describe the living hell that is anorexia.
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I’d love to point to the top picture and say “… and now look at me! I’m completely rid of these problems and living life to the full doing yoga on a cliff…” 😑 BUT that just isn’t true. Yes – I’m a million times ‘better’ than I was then but are these thoughts and feelings completely gone for me? No.
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I’m not being a Debbie downer but I do want anyone else fighting for recovery from an eating disorder to know that it takes time. Anorexia gives you the most twisted and
dark beliefs, along with a strict set of rules to live by that become your reality. Thoughts so deep rooted, they won’t disappear overnight. No matter how much body positivity you feel, meditation you practice, or therapy you attend – it will STILL take time.
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You’re OK and your best is good enough. Keep working towards recovery and when you know better, you’ll do better. I promise it’s worth it. .
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