from an eating disorder really IS possible!
My journey to full recovery from eating disorders was filled
with many ups and downs. I had many setbacks but, whenever
I fell, I did my best to get back up again as fast as I
Sometimes I felt too weak to get back up all by myself
- I was tired of the whole recovery process and ready to
give up and give in to my eating disorders… and in moments
like these, that's where my recovery support team was especially
important. They didn't give up on me. They believed in me,
no matter what.
Back then I didn't know what they saw in me - why they
thought that I could succeed. Why did they believe in me
so much when I had such a hard time believing in myself?
What did they see that I didn't see?
One of the people from my support team once shared this
Zig Ziglar quote with me:
"Failure is an event,
not a person."
Powerful! And so true!
Having setbacks in your recovery journey is normal. Don't
beat yourself up over them - but do your best to be kind
to yourself, learn to forgive yourself and do your best
to reach out for help whenever you feel that the eating
disorder's grip is getting stronger on you.
"Just because you make
doesn't mean you are one. "
~ Author Unknown
Even if it often doesn't seem like it, eating disorders
really can be overcome. The important thing is to not give
up, but to keep working on your recovery. It really is worth
It is my hope that this site will help support you in your
recovery and show you that you can get better too. I know
what it's like to struggle on a daily basis - to feel hopeless
and helpless at times. I've been there.
I also know that life does not have to continue like this.
Eating disorders can be overcome. I'm proof of this and
not the exception to the rule.
You can learn to see food for what it is - something to
enjoy, something that tastes good and gives you the energy
you need to live your life. You can learn to like - and
eventually even love - what you see when you look in the
So, that all said, let me leave you with a powerful quote
by Thomas Edison that I found while in the recovery process.
"If we did all the things
we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."
You can astound yourself too.
All the best,
Recovered Eating Disorder Sufferer
Author, You Are Not Alone - Volume I & II