Se recupera de la anorexia gracias a los memes. Su Instagram ahora es un referente de belleza

Hay historias que son desgarradoras y por ende, terminan siendo tristes. Pero hay otras que documentan un camino similar para superar alguna enfermedad y resultan siendo una total motivación.

La de Connie Inglis es una de las últimas. Documentar la lucha contra la anorexia es un camino crudo y devastador, pero hacerlo con una sonrisa en la cara y la frente en alto, es algo que pocos pueden hacer.

“But don’t you think you overdid it on the whole weight gain thing?!” – this is a question I get asked a LOT! – And honestly at first it used to stop me in my tracks. Ana came running back saying oh my god their right!!! – it used to send me into a spin!!! – When I get these messages now (ie this morning) I sit there and think – bitch are you seeing the same girl I’m seeing??? Cause if you are… girl you blind! – I used to be stuck in a vicious cycle of diets and hospital admissions. And thinking oh it’ll be ok if I just get to x weight. Haha nope! That don’t work. – To recover from an ed you have to let EVERYTHING go including the fear of gaining weight. (Seams impossible I know but you can do it!) – So when someone says to ANYONE who has/ is suffered from an eating disorder that maybe they went too far or they don’t look like they have an ed I would personally love to punch them in the face – Eating disorders DO NOT HAVE A WEIGHT LIMIT – Recovery DOES NOT HAVE A WEIGHT LIMIT! – So yeah to anyone it there wanting to send a similar message… I already know how fabulous I am! I don’t have to explain myself to you xxx #positivebeatsperfect

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Connie tiene 23 años y vive en Leeds, Inglaterra. Llegó a pesar lo mismo que una niña de cinco años y debió ser internada en un hospital para trastornos alimenticios.
A los 10 años, había sido ingresada en tres oportunidades. “Por aquel entonces, no me importaba vivir o morir. Sólo quería perder peso”, le dijo al medio Independent.

“Llegué a un punto en el que estar ingresada en un hospital no era suficiente. Solo iba a parar cuando mi corazón se detuviera. Eso es lo único que habría satisfecho a mi anorexia: que yo hubiese muerto”.

Im finally seeing the light!!!! TW eating disorders Firstly I want to say this is not a look how skinny I was or look how well I've done post. This is to hopefully show you that no matter how lost you are in your own head, it is possible to escape! It is possible to find happiness again!!! Secondly you do not have to be this shape, size colour or gender for your struggles to matter! You are always deserving of help if you are struggling!!! Last year I was sectioned under the mental health act. I was so ill I was doing everything I could think of to not take in ANYTHING. I had given up. My eating disorder had taken over and I wanted to die. So I was sectioned and forced to get better. I was put on an ng tube. I was forced to watch as the scale went up every week and I could do nothing about it. (Not that I didn't try) Last year I was a mess. But the people I loved stayed by me. My best friends and my boyfriend came to see me all the time and my parents where there every day. They where there to remind me to try. So I did. For the first time in my life I realised that I loved these people more than my ed. so I fought, I fought like hell!!! I'm not telling you this for sympathy or to diminish anyone's struggles, (everyone's struggle is valid!!! No matter how long it takes!!) I’ve been in this for 10 years now and I still struggle but I can see the light now. I know that the fight is worth it. I know that the scales don’t mean a thing. And I want you to know that it is possible!!!!! It is possible to get out of the darkness! No not all my problems have gone away. Yes I still have the thoughts. But I am strong enough now to resist! Keep going! You can get through this hell and I will be with you every step of the way!!! We can do this together!!!! (No questions about weight please!!) #positivebeatsperfect

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Tras haber superado en parte su enfermedad (recordemos que quien sufre de trastornos alimentarios es de riesgo por el resto de su vida), quiso ayudar a otras chicas que estén en la misma situación. “No importa lo duro que sea, siempre puedes estar mejor”, es su mensaje.

En su cuenta de Instagram, llamado My Life Without Ana (Mi Vida Sin Ana -anorexia), tiene más de 90 mil seguidores que pueden ver cuál ha sido su camino hasta la recuperación.

TW – eating disorders. NYE 2015 I was emergency admitted to hospital. Anorexia was killing me. I felt alone even when surrounded by my friends and family. I was confused, still not believing I was ill. I was terrified. Not of dying…. but eating I had completely given up. – This is my most prominent memory of new year. – I have been through so much in the last 2 years. Dragging myself up from a lower point than I’d have thought possible. Fighting even on days I felt like I was dying inside. But I’ve done it! I’m here! I’m alive against all odds! I beat ana!!! (She still try’s but honestly she can F off ) – The last few days have been really hard. All of this consuming me even while surrounded by the people I love. So I’ve just been constantly wearing this amazing top from @selfloveshopp to remind me that I’m a bad ass bitch! I beat anorexia and will continue to concur all even through this diet culture bull shit that is January!!!!!!! – This year I will survive This year I will not give in This year I will be FABULOUS! #byebyeana

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“Me encanta ayudar a las personas y creo que es muy importante, sobre todo para las personas que se están recuperando, darse cuenta de que no están solas en este asunto”.

‘On Friday’s we wear pink’ nope! On Fridays we smile and strut our stuff #positivebeatsperfect

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Hoy se ve no sólo más repuesta y saludable, sino que hay algo mucho más importante. Connie se ve más relajada y satisfecha con su cuerpo, algo que puedes notar desde que ingresas a su perfil.

¡Esta sí que es inspiración!

My whole life I've wanted to be saved. I wanted my life to play out like the books and films that I loved. I wanted to be in a fairytale – – I thought that I needed a knight in shining armour to come and take me away, to solve my problems for me, to make me feel safe and loved. – – What I never realised. What I needed to learn on my own.. I didn't need anyone else to save me, nobody else could. I was the only one with the power to save me. I was always my own hero, I just had to realise! – – I don't need to wait for someone to save me anymore. I'm in a loving relationship with myself and that's enough for me! – – And besides… I did get my fairy tale! I'm a powerful, badass unicorn! You get to make your OWN happy ever after! #positivebeatsperfect

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