I am writing about eating disorders because …

by Anne-Sophie

in Inspiration

* … I’d like to show those who are still suffering that recovery is possible, that there is hope even on the darkest days.

Since I started my journey of recovery about a year ago, I have learned a lot about eating disorders and myself and I believe that I can help others even if it’s just a tiny little bit to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I am writing about anorexia because seeing the progress that you, my lovely readers, are making is inspring me and motivating me to go even further. I am hoping to do my part in educating those who still believe that anorexia is some kind of lifestyle worth celebrating.

I am speaking up and adding my voice to the ever-growing list of people who stand up against the sick representation of women and men in the media and I am trying to make society see that we’re destroying each other by comparing us to standards that are unachievable for most of us.

It is important to break the silence and show the world that there is nothing sexy about looking emaciated. It is important for those who are caught in the hell of having an eating disorder to show you that there is a way out, even if it’s a rocky one.

I am just trying to spread the world about how amazing life can be if you’re free of all of these limiting thoughts and behaviors.

I am writing about eating disorders because you deserve to give yourself a second chance and if it is through this little blog, then I’ve done more than I could ever hoped for.

And last but not least, I am writing about eating disorders because it is simply too important NOT  to talk about.

Every voice counts. Yours does too.

*I am participating in the first ever Hungry For Change Blogger Challenge. Throughout the entire month of May, I’ll write one post a day all about the topic of eating disorders.

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Be Inspired! May 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm

“There is nothing sexy about looking emaciated.” So true… and I’d like to add that there’s nothing sweet, cool or uplifting about feeling that weak, hollow when-may-I-die anorexia sentiment in your body. I used to feel so weak! So tired! So unable to do whatever… because I didn’t allow myself to eat enough. As simple as that.
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Anne-Sophie May 2, 2012 at 8:11 am

Hi Susa,

great to hear from you again. Oh yes, you nailed it. The weakness and exhaustion is overwhelming and it’s so freeing once you get your energy back because you’re eating more again. I used to admire other people and wonder how in the world they were able to do all those things in a single day, never noticing that they were simply eating, giving their body fuel in order to be more productive and energetic. Now I am one of those people and it is simply amazing, isn’t it? I’d never want to go back and replace a tiny body for all the freedom I have now.

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Ella May 2, 2012 at 6:49 am

thank you so much for your effort and support. I´m really glad that you write and talk about that topic. :-) Thank you so much!

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Anne-Sophie May 2, 2012 at 8:07 am

Hi Ella, thanks for your comment and you’re quite welcome, sweetie. How else would I have gotten to know such amazing people as you? :)

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Sharon Collinge May 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

Dear Anne-Sophie,
It’s so wonderful to hear your inspiring story and your determination to beat this horrible illness. We’ve just opened an intensive outpatient clinic for eating disorder sufferers in Reading, UK – very much hoping to help brave people like yourself overcome this illness.

Keep fighting the fight!!
Very best wishes
Sharon

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Anne-Sophie May 10, 2012 at 7:44 am

Hi Sharon, thanks for your comment. Great to hear about the clinic. It’s so important to have those kinds of institutions. I am sure you’ll be a great help for many.

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