A londrina Holly Griffiths lutou contra a anorexia durante 17 anos. Curada da doença, a jovem está usando um recurso bastante comum no Instagram para celebrar a vitória e ainda inspirar outras meninas que estão sofrendo com o distúrbio: fotos de “antes e depois“.
Atualmente, Griffiths é professora de ioga, leva uma vida saudável adotando uma dieta baseada em vegetais e alimentos integrais e está ciente de que quem já sofreu com a anorexia sempre tem o risco de ter uma recaída.
“Acredito que, assim como um viciado em drogas ou álcool, sempre terei que tomar cuidados com certos comportamentos nos períodos mais difíceis. Já faz cinco anos e ainda tem certos alimentos que prefiro evitar, fico me questionando se realmente estou curada ou se é só uma cicatriz de uma doença que superei”, escreveu, por exemplo, em uma das postagens.
Além das fotos, a jovem fala abertamente sobre o tema e usa as postagens para falar sobre a sua trajetória de luta contra a doença. Ela questiona, por exemplo, quando que uma pessoa que foi anoréxica pode se considerar curada da doença. “Ao alcançar um determinado peso ou IMC? Quando nos olhamos no espelho e nos sentimos bem com nosso corpo? Quando comemos o que queremos sem culpa?”, pergunta.
“Será que estou mais recuperada só por acreditar nisso? Acho que não. Acredito que ficarei em recuperação para o resto da vida e está tudo bem. Isso não significa que me considero uma pessoa com distúrbio alimentar. Mas sim alguém que pode ter alguma recaída por conta de algum gatilho”, continua.
“A recuperação é uma jornada que dura a vida toda, independente do estágio que você estiver, mas isso não significa que sempre será uma luta. Não é mais para mim. Talvez esse seja o ponto para dizer que está curado. Quando o processo fica fácil e mais natural do que a anorexia”.
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How long does recovery take? I truly believe it’s a life long process. I believe that like with alcoholism or drug addiction there will always be some aspect of anorexia waiting in the wings that I have to be aware of during difficult times. If five years in I still have foods that I’d rather avoid if possible does that mean that I’m not recovered? Or is that just a scar from an illness I’ve left behind? At what point can we say we’ve recovered? Is it at a certain weight or BMI (????????????????)? When we look in the mirror and feel body positive? When we can eat intuitively without guilt? Does it take a set amount of time? I look at myself and don’t know where I stand. I feel like anorexia is an illness where I can say I’m in remission. But it’s also an illness that there is always a risk of relapse. Am I further behind in my own recovery because I believe that? I don’t think so. I think I will be in some form of recovery for the rest of my life, but that’s ok. That doesn’t mean I still class myself as someone with an eating disorder. Just someone with a past that can leak into my future if the ‘right’ triggers came into play. But I think that is what will keep me safe. It keeps me questioning my choices when I’m stressed or when I want to progress. Recovery is a journey that might last a lifetime in all it’s different stages but that doesn’t mean it will always be a struggle. It’s not a struggle now. Maybe that’s when you can say you’re recovered. When recovery becomes easier and feels more natural than anorexia. #recovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #edwarrior #weightgain #strongnotskinny #transformation #transformationtuesday #fitnessjourney #fitnesslife #fitness #fitgirl #fitnessmotivation #fitfam #anorexiarecovery #bodyimage #bodypositive
???? #transformationtuesday ???? I can’t really imagine myself as the person I was eighteen months ago. I can’t imagine hating myself and tearing myself apart. I don’t want to imagine it. And I don’t want to ever go back to it. I’ve been scared to finally admit it actually fucking love myself AND my body. Separately and together as a whole. I think that was the point that I let go of anorexia, when I finally just said I am a fucking queen and fuck anything else. We all deserve to love ourselves. It doesn’t matter what we look like, self acceptance is the first step to loving the shit out of yourself and once you do that a weight you don’t even know you’re carrying lifts and all this shit that makes you miserable starts to disparate. It is life changing. #transformation #recovery #recoverywin #edwarrior #eatingdisorderrecovery #anorexiarecovery #eatingdisorder #strongnotskinny #weightgain #fitnessjourney #fitnessmotivation #fitness #fitgirl #fitfam #vegan #veganbodybuilding
HOW DID YOU RECOVER❓❓ There isn’t a magic answer when it comes to recovery. There isn’t a magic wand to wave to get better. When I’m asked about how I did it I can’t pin point one single thing I did that changed things. Recovery is an accumulation of small steps that altogether lead to change. Of course eating is the baseline for it all but I’ve eaten before and didn’t reach this point. Therapy can help but there wasn’t one defining therapy session. Distancing myself from the eating disorder community helped but it wasn’t a game changer. Every day I made a step forward I made a difference. And now when I look back I can’t say what I did that made this time so different to all of my other attempts. Recovery is consistently deciding to make a change and that means something different every day. But if you keep committing to that change it will come. #transformation #recovery #recoverythoughts #edwarrior #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #anorexiarecovery #fitnessmotivation #fitgirl #fitfam #fitness #fitnessjourney #fitnessjourney #weightgain #strongnotskinny
#transformationtuesday Since recovering I have discovered I am genetically about 90% hair and quads. – I really had resigned myself to never fully recovering. Never even getting close. Always restricting and monitoring what I ate. Always exercising to keep my body in a certain shape no matter how miserable the monotony of it all made me. I never imagined I’d get to the place where I’m at now. I never imagined I’d complain because I’m hungry all the damn time and there’s not enough food. I never imagined I’d switch up my workouts and enjoy resting as much as I enjoy exercising. I never imagined I’d have a single day where I looked in the mirror and didn’t hate what I saw. I still have bad days, sometimes my body image is trash or I can’t pull myself out of a funk no matter how hard I try. My mental health is still a part of my life but it no longer controls my life. #transformation #weightgain #strongnotskinny #recovery #recoverywin #recoverythoughts #edwarrior #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #anorexia #anorexiarecovery #fitfam #fitnessjourney #fitnesslife #fitgirl #fitfam
HELLOOOOO INSTAGRAM. Especially to my new followers. I have come to realise that there are not only a few articles about me floating about but my transformation pictures are also on a few other Instagram and a lot of the stuff connected to them isn’t exactly true. So, I’m going to introduce myself. Hi, I’m Holly ???????? ????I’m 25, live in London, have two children, I’m a yoga teacher and I’m in recovery from anorexia. I’ve had anorexia for eighteen years this year and I am done with it. ????I didn’t heal myself with pizza (that is ridiculous @thesun @dailymail ????) although the first food I ate to kickstart my recovery was a pizza. ????I don’t know how much I weigh and I don’t know my BMI. ????I also don’t go to he gym, I’m planning on starting again in September (maybe) but for now all my workouts are at home and I’m more than happy with it being that way. ????I’m a vegan ???????????????? ????in training to be a therapist and I want to work with children and young people. ????you guys I love animals so much, i want to move out of the city and open a rescue farm and hold yoga retreats and therapeutic weekends there. ???? I also want a pet pig. Not a micro pig, like a properly sized pig. Also a cow ???????? ???? I have a sick obsession with activewear and I’m al ways searching for new leggings. ????I’ve been on this recovery rollercoaster for fifteen months now. It is crazy and difficult but so so worth it. ????I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan ⚡️ ???? I’m getting married but we have no immediate plans. Be warned, when we do I will be horrific. So that’s me I guess. There’s probably more that I haven’t thought of. Always feel free to say hi, ask any questions or just have a chat. #transformation #flashback #edwarrior #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #weightgain #strongnotskinny #fitnesslife #fitgirl #fitnessjourney #fitfam #fitness #bodyimage #anorexia #anorexiarecovery #yogateacher
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