Me: It’s so hard for me to gain weight when I just don’t see it. Everyone all around me is telling me I’m too thin, but I don’t see that at all when I look in the mirror. It’s so hard to take that leap of faith and trust others to gain weight when I cannot see that I’m underweight on my own.
T: If you could see you were too thin, would you want to gain weight? Would you finally give yourself permission? I’m not sure you would.
Me: You’re right. I don’t even know anymore.
T: It’s time to just do it. Do it Brie! Stop waiting around for other people to say it’s okay to take charge of your life and get healthy. Because you know what? Every single damn person on the face of this earth could line up and tell you that you were too thin, but it wouldn’t be enough. You’ll never believe it. So stop waiting when it’s never going to happen. Just DO IT. Take the initiative. Recovery is far less cowardly than relapse, far braver, and much more admirable. And I believe you can do it.