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For as long as I can remember I have struggled with my body image. Getting bullied for my weight and appeareance in elementary school really took a toll on my self-esteem; I started dieting and counting calories when I was only 11 and by the time I was 13 it had progressed to a full blown eating disorder. For years I was at war with my body: restricting until I was lightheaded and weak, over-exercising just to burn off those extra calories, just abusing my body in any way possible because I hated the way it looked. After almost 5 years of my eating disorder consuming my life, I said enough is enough.
The decision to choose recovery has been the best decision I ever made. My body is by no means "perfect" but it's the body I have and I'm slowly learning to love every inch of it. My legs are strong and can carry me wherever I want to go; my arms can embrace the people in my life that I love, who love me back just for who I am; my stomach can hold all of the yummy food that I've learned to love and see and fuel for my body; my lungs let me breathe and enjoy my life every single day. The way I see it, my body is nothing short of a miracle.
For anyone who is currently struggling with an eating disorder, please know that you're not alone and please know that there is hope! There is a light at the end of this dark and scary tunnel and know that you have the strength to find that light.
For me, recovery was the line between living and letting my eating disorder kill me and I wake up every day thankful that I chose to live. On the day of this walk, May 7th, I'll be a short few weeks away from year of recovery and it will mean so much more to me than I could every put into words. I can't wait to see where my life goes from here and how much I'll continue to thrive in the future.
Thank you for reading my story and thanks so much for your support!
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