Anorexia, My life

How I overcame my Eating Disorder!

June 28, 2012

Hi guys!

I have something very special for you all today: my first video!!!!! Unfortunately the quality of the video isn’t that great but you should be able to hear me OK!

I haven’t opened up about my eating disorder on my blog for the simple reason that I want to focus on being healthy and happy rather than thinking too much about my time as an anorexic person. However, there are so many girls out there currently battling an eating disorder themselves that I just wanted to quickly talk about what helped me overcome anorexia and what life is for me now!

I know I haven’t posted a lot of pictures of myself but I thought I’d some pictures of me now and from 5 years ago to show you that it is possible to become healthy and overcome an eating disorder even if it seems impossible to you now!

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24 Comments

  • Reply Ulli June 29, 2012 at 11:57 am

    thanks so much for sharing!!! i’m sure it was not easy (both, to overcome it and to share this with us) and you can be proud!! i know some girls/woman who are anorexic/bulimic and i hate it that i can’t do anything about it… have a great weekend!!

  • Reply Kathryn June 29, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    This is such a brave post, thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Leonor @foodfaithfitness June 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I’m glad you recognized the problem and are healthy.

  • Reply Kailey June 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    you look fantastic now girlie 😀

    • Reply Antonia July 4, 2012 at 10:47 am

      Thank you 🙂

  • Reply Grace July 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing this with us! When bloggers like you come out and share their stories, it really helps a lot of people who are looking for guidance in recovering from their eating disorders.

    • Reply Antonia July 5, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      Thank you so much Grace 🙂 It means so much to me to have people comment on this video. And I really hope that I can be of some sort of help to anyone battling an ED.

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  • Reply Tessa @ Amazing Asset July 4, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I am such a jerk- head Antonia! I watched this honest video and explanation of yours a few days ago but then never commented for some unknown reason… Anyway, thank you sooo so much for sharing this. You are being so genuine here, something I admire a whole lot, and also shows how strong and persevering you are! Again, thank you for sharing

    • Reply Antonia July 4, 2012 at 10:47 am

      Thank you Tessa! It means so much to me to have people watch my video and comment! I really hope that I can be of some sort of help to anyone who has an eating disorder and is wanting to overcome it! I think it’s so inspiring of you to blog throughout your journey towards health and honestly write about what you’re feeling! I wish I had done the some because I know in the end, it will help you through it all!

  • Reply Clair July 4, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Oh, I’m so glad I came back and caught up with all your posts…I’ve been a bit MIA lately, and I’m glad I didn’t miss this. It think it’s incredibly important (and brave) that you shared this. I’m sure it means a lot to girls who are struggling with EDs, but I think it also means a lot to anyone who has struggled with feelings of self-worth and their relationship with food…and that is a LOT of people, myself included.

    And yes, it’s great to hear your voice!!

    • Reply Antonia July 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      Thank you Clair! I really hope that I can help at least one girl overcome her eating disorder. It’s so sad that so many of us are so weight-obsessed and I really wish that there was something I could do about it. Unfortunately all I can do is get the message out there that eating disorders are a total waste of time and not worth ruining your life!

  • Reply Doris @ vanillacocoberry July 5, 2012 at 6:16 am

    woowww. thanks for having the courage to share this heartfelt video!! I am so happy to see you’ve overcome this and are now striving to be a happy healthy person!!! way to go !!! 😀

  • Reply Living, Learning, Eating July 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Yay! I’m so happy to see that you’re better! You look fantastic now 🙂

    • Reply Antonia July 20, 2012 at 5:36 am

      You’re sooo sweet!!! THANK YOU 🙂

  • Reply Laura August 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this! Truly inspiring and helpful!

  • Reply Emilie @ Hungry Delights September 12, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Wow I can’t believe I never found this on your blog before! You have come so far 🙂 What an amazing story and it is so good that you are at healthy place now! I would love to see cooking videos from you!

    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

    • Reply Antonia September 12, 2012 at 7:19 am

      Oh thank you!!! Yes, I’m at a very good and happy place right now. If you had told me 4 years ago that I’d ever be healthy again, I wouldn’t have believed it. xx

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  • Reply Clare February 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Such an insirational girl. Well done for getting through it, and also sharing your story with others.
    My sister suffered from severe anorexia, so I know how damaging it can be.

    I hope you continue to live a wonderful, heathy and happy life. You deserve it!

  • Reply Elise Sutherland March 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your video and story. I can relate all too well to your situation. I have been in your shoes and currently am just getting over a relapse in my eating disorder. It had already started to effect my life in such a negative way. I am all too familiar with how it hurts you socially too. It ruins relationships and isolates you. I know that I have so much to live for outside of my eating disorder. I am also on a quest to finding a healthy balance in my life. I know it’s attainable. I had gained the weight I needed to and got to a healthy place, yet I found that I wasn’t comfortable at that weight. Even thought it was what was healthy for me, as my dietitian told me. But I need to work on being okay with myself at a healthy weight. I want to also find a balance between eating healthy and having a healthy balance of exercise. I know I can get there….and hearing people like you share their story and feelings makes me convinced of that. Thank you so much!!

  • Reply Laura Dillon October 3, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    hi! thank you for sharing your story. I am currently Trying to make people aware of eating disorders and make sure they don’t think it is just some sort of phase that people go though!
    I have become much more aware of anorexia over the last year because one of my sisters best friends was diagnosed, and a few moths after i fell into the grip of anorexia. I was hospitalised for 3 months and now after almost a year of horror I am free. I can eat what i want, exercise when i want, and cook! But i am still aware that soooooo many people don’t know how to recognise an ed or how to help!

    thanks!
    from Laura .

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  • Reply Sophie November 2, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Hi Antonia, I came across your blog today looking for recipes – what I found is someone who is at once brutally honest and wonderfully heartening. Thankyou for your frank and intelligent thoughts on grappling with an eating disorder and coming to love food again.
    I’m not normally one to write comments, but having come through a similar experience I wanted to say how much I admire your openess and hope you go far. Keep writing, keep doing what you love!

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