The Truth about Life After Self-Destructive Dieting


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It’s been 8 years since I started my healing from several eating disorders and a severe depression.

It’s been 8 years of carving my way to a more liveable, wholesome, worthwile life.

It’s been 8 years since that little girl I used to be took one of the most important steps of her life and allowed herself to break free from the monsters roaring inside.

The monsters telling her that she wasn’t good enough, thin enough, smart enough, pretty enough, unworthy of being alive.

It’s been 8 years since that little girl took a deep breath and just went for it.

Stumbling and falling along the way.

Kicking and screaming for months.

Scared as she had never been scared before.

But she pushed herself along, gently, sometimes harsher, full of love, often solely driven by desperation.

She went for it because she knew that something had to change,

that the mere existance, the daily chaos of calories, workouts, macros, BMI tables, points and grams coundn’t be all.

She went for it and for the first time in her life, she did it all for herself.

These past 8 years have been a constant stream of growth, of shedding layer after layer of pain, of ridiculous beliefs, of conditioning.

These past 8 years have created a fire that has burnt away all the despicable truths the girl was told by those trying to tear her down.

These past 8 years have been nothing short of miraculous. And they’ve been as ordinary as life can be.

There was happiness, there was pain, there was joy and there was angst.

I’ve fallen in love, I’ve been broken up with, I’ve had a child, I’ve struggled with my parenting, I’ve had lots of successes and I’ve failed. I’ve been healthy, I’ve been sick, I’ve been on top of the mountain and at the bottom of the sea, I’ve gained friends, I’ve lost friends, I’ve sometimes even lost myself. It’s been a life with all the challenges that life has to offer, but it’s been a life without the nagging, painful calorie-counter and weight-checker in my head.

It’s been 8 years… wow.

The little girl has grown until a strong, independent woman on a mission to serve the women of this world.

I’ll tell you about my takeaways and the reality of healing in this episode of the Escape Diet Prison.


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