In the top picture, I was healthy and had extremely thick, lovely hair. I couldn’t fit wrap a normal sized hair tie around it twice. It was soft and strong.
The second picture is obviously me now, struggling with recovery. Anorexia took the one thing away from me that I felt good about. My hair. No, my hair is not layered. It is so brittle that it breaks right off and I only have those long strands of hair in the back and the rest is short, broken pieces. You can see through my hair. Notice how that is impossible in the first picture? Every time I shower or brush my hair…handfuls come out. Hell, every time I breathe, my hair falls out. Not just like that normal “shedding” or hair loss with the change of weather. Clumps come out, leaving little bald spots all over my head.
So, girls…thinking about throwing up for the first time? Thinking of skipping meals? Taking diet pills? Doing those “pro-ana” diets? You want to lost weight? Why not just rip all your hair out first. (And make sure you purchase a walker, too. Your legs won’t be able to hold you up anymore. And your heart will be so weak that you won’t be able to get very far with the walker anyways. TRUE STORY.)
Please choose recovery. You do not want to spend your youth in hospital beds with tubes and wheelchairs. You don’t want to need help with every little thing. You want to be out dancing with your friends; you want to be going to college living in a dorm; you want to be dying your hair fun colors; you want to have a job you love; you want to go out to dinner with your friends; you want to be driving; you want to be dating. You do not want to stay sick.
Get help before it’s too late. Message me anytime for support, advice or even if you just need a friend.