I am truly overwhelmed by the kind messages of support I have received since this article went live!
So many people have reached out to me; people going through the same, people saying I'm brave for sharing my story, people feeling sorry that they never knew what I was going through.
Its not something that I have ever shared on a personal level; including my full name,
I was anxious about sharing this on Facebook but the support i've received has been amazing and truly worth it.
Because it was never about me, all i've wanted to do is use my social media platform to show other people that I understand what they are going through. When I was going through my eating disorder, I felt alone sometimes; I never felt like my 'case' was severe enough to be classes as an eating disorder... the doctors didn't even seem to be worried, so why should i?
But looking back on it all now, an eating disorder isn't just about being painfully thin, its a mental health problem! its the way you look at food and the way you feel about yourself.
I didn't just have anorexia like this article said, I had bulimia too - I would binge biscuits and then purge and I would over exercise. But I never told people that either.
Yes, it boasts that i have 29k Instagram followers, but i'm not bothered about being 'insta-famous' I never use my Instagram to show you how 'perfect' my life is, how good I look and how many free things I get. I am trying to stay REAL, I post about depression, anxiety and eating disorders - good days and bad days, because thats REAL and if I can make one person feel like they are not alone, then I don't care what anyone has to say about me.
This article has given me the opportunity to get my story out there and I have the chance to spread this story wider.