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Blog post by Katy

15th June 2016

Katy has been attending seed’s ‘The Road Less Travelled’ therapy group, and has taken brave steps in recovery. Katy is finding her voice, and here is what she has to say about her recovery journey.

My eating disorder started when I was bullied at work. At first I thought I could handle the bullying, but then it got that bad I had no confidence, low self - esteem and a low self - worth.

The only way I felt I could handle my feelings and not show any emotion was to restrict my eating, and then sick the food up when I did eat something.
I thought I was in control, but my eating disorder spiraled out of control so that I wasn’t in control anymore, and instead the eating disorder was controlling me.

Now I am trying to recover. Recovery is hard, and even though I still have blips and thoughts about my weight and being overweight, I’m trying to not give up recovery, because I really want to get better, and one day I could help others going through the same thing.