What they don't tell you about recovery

Recovery is not a straight line: 
Sometimes it can be falling behind before even taking a single step forward. 
Sometimes it can feel like all you're doing is accumulating more problems as time goes on. 
Sometimes it means giving it everything you have and not seeing anything in return. 

But recovery is possible!

Recovery is not just about weight:
It is about learning to measure your worth in more than numbers. 
It's about learning to count smiles instead of counting calories. 
It's about chasing the demon named ED* out of your mind and replacing him with laughter. 

But recovery is possible!

Recovery is not a process you go at alone:
You need to know when it's time to reach out for help. 
You need the support of your family and friends. Don't push them away! 
You need to open up to people and let them see past your ED. 

Recovery is about never giving up even when it is so hard it feels like all you can do is cry.

SH

*Eating disorder