Afternoon all
So I really wanted to share my journey on Instagram but I just feel like the whole insta world is obsessed with abs, clean eating, cheat meals, etc all really negative thoughts causing bad relationships with food. I'm worried it will set my disorder off again and that scares me. It's hard to stay positive in an world that only obsessed with trying to be happy by creating what they think is the perfect body and perfect diet but ultimately does that lead to happiness. Sure food is to be enjoyed an we should use it as a means of punishment to create the 'perfect' body. I've spent years starving my self and at the end of it was I happy....no! In fact I was more miserable than ever.
That said I find it hard to switch off from negative thoughts about myself and food when that's all that Instagram seems to be about!!
Sorry I am ranting now but wanted to try and help people but not sure how to do that when sometimes I don't feel strong enough to help myself.
How do you all let these thoughts just wash over you? Xx

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Jenny Quinn
over 3 years

Thank you Madeleine 😘

Madeleine Shaw
over 3 years

Hey gorgeous, I totally get what you're saying. I found that if anything or anyone was making me feel bad about my self purely by me looking at their pictures on Instagram I just unfollowed them. You don't need to look at things that will make you feel bad about yourself. Follow accounts that make you feel happy and encourage balance ❤️ do whatever feels best for you and makes you happy xx

Jenny Quinn
over 3 years

You are totally right MissCat. It all just seems a work where people are chasing the perfect body. But there is no such thing and everyone's bodies are different and beautiful in their own way. It would be a sad world if all us girls had the same 'sculpted' bodies that so many women seem to be chasing. Xx

MissCat
over 3 years

If it's causing you any kind of negativity it's not worth it.
I'm finding this community really great for inspiring & encouraging each other without trying to make u feel bad.
We should all b thinking how amazing our bodies actually are without the need to compare them to others or photoshopped images of the "perfect body" - whatever that might be X

pincess
over 3 years

😘😘😘

Jenny Quinn
over 3 years

Thank you for your support Pincess xx

pincess
over 3 years

That's a great idea lovely. Xxx

Jenny Quinn
over 3 years

Yeh true. Perhaps I'll stick to my personal insta as well as that's much less concerned with people obsessing over themselves xx

pincess
over 3 years

This is a good place for posts as we all are in the same boat to some extent. Xx

pincess
over 3 years

Yes I think it's best for you to concentrate on you if I'm honest. Xx

Jenny Quinn
over 3 years

Thanks Pincess. I find it hard because I want to get involved but I also find it really tough. I literally obsess about getting perfect abs, or feel guilty if my meal is slightly 'naughtier' than someone else's and how ridiculous is that?! I'm just punishing myself all the time.
Thank you for your advice. Are you say maybe holding backs for the best xx

pincess
over 3 years

Hey jenny
Your insta posts are fab but I do feel the same as you about the whole Instagram thing.
I think that if you are likely to feel that way then you should hold back on it. I think if you have any kind of obsessive tendencies it can sweep you up in the 'body perfection' followers.
Just be yourself and do what is right for you. XXXX