It has been a year since I got diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and it has been the most life changing year of my life. I have managed to overcome my physical health relatively quickly thanks to receiving treatment so early on and being offered a place on a daycare programme. My efficiency and hard working … Continue reading Letting go
Standing naked in the shower and looking down at my body and noticing all its lumps and dimples is a part of my day I don’t exactly enjoy. I notice the impact of weight restoration and my body’s journey into womanhood which makes me feel uncomfortable and sadly sick in my own skin. I feel … Continue reading Why are we so uncomfortable with nudity
When you see a loved one knowing they’ve been ill or in hospital, the natural thing to say is something along the lines of “you’re looking well” or “you look so much better.” Obviously, you wouldn’t say “you look really awful” even if it was true. You might encourage someone whether they have had a … Continue reading Why ‘Healthy’ is an Insult
It is only until fairly recently that we as a society have begun to speak up about mental health. Mental health was very much a taboo subject resulting in averagely little knowledge and understanding across the nation. The lack of awareness could assume the reason why people might feel reluctant to opening up and getting … Continue reading Why Are We So Ashamed?
Sponsor me in The Big Jump In a moment of slight madness, I have decided to do a sponsored skydive for BEAT, the UK's leading eating disorder charity. I have never done a skydive before, this might be the last, but it's something I've always wanted to give a go. BEAT are an amazing charity … Continue reading The Big Jump
Long term relationships go through many highs and lows. Dealing with an eating disorder whilst juggling a relationship can be the biggest test of your strength. They don’t say “through sickness and in health” for no reason. Trying to understand what a person with an eating disorder is going through can be incredibly difficult; especially … Continue reading The Other Half of Anorexia
“Wow you’ve lost so much weight, you look amazing!” “How did you do it, what’s your secret?” These were the typical responses from people when I was entering a deep black pit of destruction they call anorexia. I went to a dance college so as you can imagine, appearance was the hot topic. This is … Continue reading Why Not to Tell a Girl They’ve Lost Weight
Thanks for joining me you perfect people. My name is Megan and I'm here to combat the issues we face in hating our bodies and talking openly about mental health. I have suffered from Anorexia Nervosa for many years so I have had plenty of experience with hating my body. The pressures of society enforce … Continue reading The Journey Begins