I’ve officially been in the maintenance stage of my anorexia recovery for almost a year. I don’t restrict or use behaviors. I listen to my hunger cues and eat when I’m hungry.
I’m not saying that any of this has been easy. It’s still hard to look at myself in the mirror sometimes. And it’s still hard just to get used to feeling hungry.
But I’m here. I made it. And if I did, then so can you.
I don’t think that being a strong person is about ignoring your emotions and fighting your feelings. Putting on a brave face doesn’t mean you’re a brave person. That’s why everybody in my life knows everything that I’m going through. I can’t hide anything from them. People need to realize that being open isn’t the same as being weak.