Anorexia can often feel like it’s a comfort blanket. It’s presence makes you feel safe and you can’t imagine your life without it. You hold it close, never wanting to let go of it. But here’s the thing, you must let go.
You need to ask yourself, ‘when I’m old and I’m looking back at my life, will I regret wasting my life like this.’ I can assure you that the answer will be yes, you would regret it. You’d regret spending your days obsessing over food instead of making memories. You’d regret missing out on travelling the world just because you couldn’t bear the thought of eating in restaurants serving food with unknown calories. You’d regret all the hours you spent stood in front of a mirror, criticising yourself, punishing yourself because you didn’t have a gap between your thighs and your stomach wasn’t flat enough. And you’d regret not living your life, but merely surviving it.
So, it’s time for you to let go. Because when you’re lying on your death-bed, you don’t want your greatest achievement to be how many days you could go without eating before passing out, nor do you want to be remembered as the ‘anorexic.’ Don’t let this illness steal anymore of your precious time away from you.
Anorexia is not your identity, it is an illness that you can and will recover from.
One step at a time, you’ve got this…