Candice's Story

Don’t ever be ashamed of your story


Don’t ever be ashamed of your story.


Anorexia Nervosa is not a made up illness, it’s real and it can happen without even knowing it is.


I always thought I was in control of my eating, then realised it had control over me. It had taken over my life.


Take the time to heal. Use your support networks. Although some days it all seems too hard, keep fighting, there is light and with each day and the right help you will start enjoying and living life like you once did.


I often had thoughts that it was easier to stay sick than to recover.  The conflicting thoughts of ‘yes I want this’ and ‘no I don’t’ haunt the mind, but once you gain trust in those who are helping you it does get easier and you truly do want to fight this.


I’d be lying if I said I was 100% recovered, because I don’t think you can go through something like this and get over it, but I do know that the tough days are very few and I do believe Anorexia changed me as a person.


I appreciate life, the people around me and feel I understand people and the problems they face whether it’s Anorexia or mental illness.


Life is worth living and the battle is worth the fight.