If you ever feel like you’ve screwed up, just remember that in 1348 the Scots thought it would be a good idea to invade England because the English were weakened by the Plague. They subsequently caught the plague themselves, went back to Scotland, and killed half their own population.
On the left is me just before recovery. I didn’t realise how pale and sickly; how drawn and exhausted I looked until I saw this photograph (which zoomed out shows me and my friends at my 21st birthday, April 2012) next to a photograph of me at a healthy weight on my friend’s wall. It shocked me so much. I was completely unaware that I looked like this. There are dark circles around my eyes and the skin is tight around my jawline. I look completely out of it. The photographs on the right were taken at my 22nd birthday, about 10 months into recovery. The difference is incredible. My happiness looks so much more genuine in the images of the right. It shocks me every time that I look at this.
Thought I’d reblog this again for my new followers. In my opinion those before/after photographs showing people at their lowest weights and then in recovery are ridiculously triggering so instead here is my progress shown with my face, which I think shows more than any body photo ever could.
Reblogging again for new followers. Also every time I see this it reminds me of why I chose recovery.