This Woman Is Documenting Her Anorexia Recovery With Selfies On Instagram

This Woman Is Documenting Her Anorexia Recovery With Selfies On Instagram

by | Feb 8, 2018

Two years ago, Connie Inglis, then 20, was in the hospital battling anorexia. She weighed as much as the average 5-year-old, according to the BBC. Connie says she’s struggled with anorexia since she was 10 and has been hospitalised three times.

But today, the 22-year-old has made a tonne of progress — she’s at a healthy weight and is studying art at university. As she fights to stay happy and healthy, Connie is documenting her recovery with a slew of super-honest posts on Instagram. 

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Connie says that at her lowest point she had to use a wheelchair and she was given weeks to live.

“I didn’t really care about living or dying, I didn’t mind,” she says. “I just wanted to lose all the weight. It had got to the point where being in hospital wasn’t good enough, the only thing that would have been good enough was if my heart had stopped… That’s the only thing that would have satisfied my anorexia.”

Connie says she hopes that she can help others who are also struggling by posting photos of her journey. “I think that it’s really important for people, those going through recovery especially, to realise they’re not alone in their struggles,” she says.

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This article originally appeared on Women’s Health US

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