My Recovery Journey to Healing and Living- Pastelpreplex


“Before you can break out of prison, you must realize you are locked up.”

“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?” — Becca H.

 “Let your faith be bigger than your fear.” — Maren Z.


Dear Readers,


Please find below one of very touching journey to recovery and healing and living: My Recovery Journey to Healing and Living- Pastelpreplex. This was submitted by very courageous Pastelpreplex. We couldn’t be more happy for her and we want to thank her for sharing her beautiful journey with us. Please do follow her incedible account on Instagram. 



My Recovery Journey to Healing and Living- Pastelpreplex



I think my ED was triggered when I was in 8th grade, this is when I heard people start talking about calories and dieting. I was at a healthy normal weight but as everyone around me conveyed the idea that “gaining weight is the devil” I became focused on trying to keep my weight low. I stayed like this, not realizing that there’s a problem, until I lost my period. I lost it for about a year and then i started searching about the possible causes of that, and some websites said that eating disorders can do that. At that time I didn’t know anything about eating disorders and never heard of them so I started searching more about it. Sadly when I actually knew what it was, I only got worse and I went down to a veryyyy unhealthy weight and I started feinting. Then in last years Ramadan (2018), I felt very spiritual and my mom was getting really worried so I felt like I need to get better at least for Allah and for my mom (because I hated myself so much then and didn’t want to recover for myself) so I started real recovery and managed to gain about 10kgs in just a few months, and now it’s been a year since that and I’m still working on the mental part of recovery, but I can clearly see that my mentality is wayyyy healthier now and being thin is not glamorous anymore. I’m so glad I reached this place after I thought there was no hope. Alhamdulliah💖




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Islam and Eating Disorders founded in 2012 – run by Maha Khan, the blog creates awareness of Eating Disorders in the Muslim world, offers information and support for sufferers and their loved ones.

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