So it happened. What has happened again and again and again since I started recovery; I found a jeans and it did not fit. I could have thought of myself as a fat failure. But guess what? Some clothes are not supposed to fit. Never should, never were. Throw them away, stop having it as a goal to fit them, because sometimes, for some people, by loosing weight, you also loose so much more. #realcovery
Forget the before-and-after weight loss pics that often flood our Instagram accounts—this woman is determined to promote a healthy body image on the social media site.
20-year-old Amalie Lee is documenting her recovery from anorexia via her account @amalielee, sharing pics of herself wearing everything from a bikini to casual jeans and a t-shirt while posting inspirational messages and candidly sharing her weight gain story.
Amalie began struggling with her eating disorder in 2012 and later sought treatment at an outpatient center
"I went through a depressive phase in my mid-teens, and my perception of myself hit an all-time low," the blond beauty shares. "I just wanted to disappear. My eating disorder was never about looking like a model, it was a way to cope. I made bizarre rules for myself about what I allowed myself to eat, when, where — even what spoon to use. These rules made me feel safe and in control. But I had lost control, and the obsessive need for control controlled me in every way."