TRIGGER WARNING: Eating disorder behaviours
Hello, I am 19 and I have been struggling with my body image and eating issues for the past year. Last year I began having stomach issues and I lost a bit of weight. Everyone started saying how much better I looked so then I slowly became obsessed with losing more and more. I did, but then my stomach issues went away, and I started gaining weight. This is how my body image started going downhill. Before this, I was overweight but I did not care. It didn’t matter to me. But then after being told “I look so much better” it really effected be negatively. I was in the starve binge cycle for a long time.
But the good news is these past few months have been good to me. I have been learning to love the way I look. I always had insecurity about my thighs, but now I am learning to LOVE them. I can go outside wearing leggings thinking “damn I look good today” where as last year I would not have been able to. I am also learning that it does not matter what anyone else thinks, if I feel good, then that is all that matters !
I promise, once you learn to love yourself everything gets a whole lot better!!