Girl Inspires Everyone With Post About Not Fitting Into Her Favourite Dress

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We all have days when we don’t feel we look our best. And we all suffer the humiliation of not always being able to fit into clothes we wore a few years ago.

One girl’s internal monologue about not being able to fit into her formerly favourite dress has gone viral. Why? Because of the important message about her own journey of self-love that she posted alongside it.

“Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my body image and health, after a ‘friend’ told me that I’ve let myself go and should stop eating so much bread,” Lucy Litman captioned her post.

“I struggled with an eating disorder all throughout high school and college and was in and out of different therapies and centers. I used to weigh myself 5 times a day and the number I saw would dictate my happiness and the activities I ‘allowed’ myself to do.”

closet cleaning reflections: here’s a picture of me in my favorite dress from 3 years ago. It’s a size 2 and doesn’t even come close to zipping right now. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my body image and health, after a “friend” told me that I’ve let myself go and should stop eating so much bread. I don’t really talk about this much (or ever publicly) but I struggled with an eating disorder all throughout high school and college and was in and out of different therapies and centers. I used to weigh myself 5 times a day and the number I saw would dictate my happiness and the activities I “allowed” myself to do. This restriction on my own happiness and life ended a lot of friendships and relationships because I’d isolate myself at home so I didn’t have to be around food. A lot of my work that I share here is inspired by this experience – food wasn’t always a happy thing for me, and for many friends and family food still isn’t fun – so I’m hoping to show a more playful side to what we eat and get people thinking about colors, shapes and textures instead of calories or how much exercise they’ll have to do to burn it off. I’m happy to say that I now have the healthiest relationship with food I’ve ever had, but to all of you out there who are still struggling, know that you’re more than a number and that having a thigh gap is irrelevant (and physically impossible for some people’s bone structure), but most importantly that you are not alone and are loved 💕

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She went on to add that she’s now in the “healthiest relationship” she’s ever had with food after suffering so many disruptive years of disordered eating.

Giving advice to others feeling less than adequate about their bodies, she concluded: “Know that you’re more than a number. And that having a thigh gap is irrelevant (and physically impossible for some people’s bone structure), but most importantly that you are not alone and are loved.”

We have personalities and brains and potential and everything. Don’t let the patriarchy reduce you to your physical attributes. Just remember: you owe prettiness and perfection to precisely no one.

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