Today was a rough eating disorder day. When I’m stressed out I begin to shut down. I begin to stop eating. Not because I’m unhappy with my body but because I’m falling into unhealthy habits. Stress got me here the first time and I can see it taking me there again.
I know I’m worth more than that. I know my body deserves love. And that doesn’t mean starving it. This evening I looked in the mirror and saw somebody who was worthy. Worthy of love, sacrifice, and a healthy life. I didn’t see the stretch marks, scars, or imperfections. Rather someone who has made it out of the most difficult situations alive. Not only alive, but healthy.
Even on the days you feel unworthy, look in the mirror and remind yourself where you started. Remind yourself of your beauty. And definitely remind yourself that you deserve more.
“Choose everyday to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all, worthy of love.” – Alison Malee