Throughout my eating disorder, and I know this to be true for so many other people weighing myself became obsessive-the number on the scale first thing in the morning would determine how my entire day would go. I would constantly pull and poke at my body, criticising very inch of it-thinking and truly believing that if I looked a different way, I would feel happy.
But it is much more complex than this-Eating disorders are mental illnesses with the highest mortality rate.
In showing this film I am certain there will be many people who watch it and identify-The rules, the rituals, that constant battle inside your head. So at the end of this film I took another part of my power back-and you can too!
Your worth is not based on a number on a scale!!
You ARE enough-Just as you are
This week from the 1st-7th March is Eating disorders awareness week-Although we know eating disorders are not around for just a week and we should always be vigilant and talking about them .
Over the coming week we will be releasing a series of videos, talking about eating disorders and raising awareness.
The more we can share these the more people we can reach.
Here is a snapshot of my story.
Please, if you feel you need support with your eating, if you have concerns about your weight, shape, your body image, if it effects you negatively and impacts your wellbeing-seek support. There ARE people who will listen. You DO NOT have to go through this alone.
And remember-YOU ARE ENOUGH-Just as you are #EDAW21 #YOUMIGHTKNOWME