Before & After

By Katie Mae

Four years ago I made the comparison of the first two pictures. The first was from 6 year ago and the second was 4. I compared the two because I had lost weight and was happy about that, but at the time, I was really unhealthy.

I often starved myself and was using a lot of hard drugs. I was being promiscuous to fill the void I felt inside and I self-harmed almost everyday.

Today is has been 4 years since the second photo and I’m so happy to be making this comparison. I have been clean for over 3 years now, of both drugs and smoking cigarettes. I no longer self-harm and I’ve lost some more weight, but healthily this time. I smile with teeth now. I laugh out loud now. I bare my mind to the world instead of my body now. I work on getting better everyday.

I still have a long way to go but it’s days like today that make me so thankful for my progress. I am in recovery, I can say that with confidence and it feels amazing.

Reproduced with permission, originally posted here

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