Die 22-Jährige Chiara Schober aus Liechtenstein wog nur noch 22 Kilogramm als sie sich entschied, weiterzuleben. Denn hätte das Mädchen weiter gehungert, wäre sie wohl gestorben.
Wie konnte es so weit kommen? Chiaras Körper sah nämlich mal "ganz normal" aus. Als Teenager litt sie unter Bauchschmerzen, was ihr das Essen immer mehr vermieste. Sie hatte irgendwann keinen Appetit mehr und aß immer weniger. Der britische Mirror zitiert Chiara, dass sich die Magersucht langsam in ihr Leben schlich: "Ich hatte tatsächlich ein schlechtes Gewissen, wenn ich etwas gegessen habe, weil ich nie hungrig war. Also habe ich angefangen, einfach immer weniger zu essen..."
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I may not be below a size 00 anymore but I am so much happier and content with my life. I prefere being weight restored and have a lot of energy over being underweight and poorly. I prefere eating what I really like over eating only certain food I allow myself because they're super healthy & low in calories. I prefere eating as much as I feel like over weighing every single shit I eat and count every single calorie. I prefere going out for a meal or party over sitting at home, eating my meal in exactly 30min and wait until I have to eat again. I prefere going to parties or friend's over laying in my bed and thinking about how bad my life is. I prefere having a boyfriend who I love so much and enjoy every second with him over feeling so lonely and unloved, hated 24/7. I prefere being able to do sports, exercise and feeling great about it over feeling like passing out after walking up the stairs. I prefere buying nice clothes that fit me over looking for the smallest sizes which still are way too big. I prefere being able to actually laugh until my stomach hurts over pretending to laugh when I know I have to. I prefere being spontaneous over planning my meals one week in advance. I prefere LIVING my LIFE over existing and waiting for death. Because life is worth it. And a mental illness won't take that away from me. 💫
Als ihre Großmutter gestorben sei, habe sie dann fast vollständig aufgehört, Nahrung zu sich zu nehmen. Teilweise hätte sie sogar nur einen Pfirsich gegessen.
Chiara hat mehrere Krankenhausaufenthalte hinter sich, kämpfte sich Schritt für Schritt zurück ins Leben. Doch erst, als sie ihre große Liebe Jason traf, hat die junge Frau die Kraft gefunden, zu essen und sich damit selbst das Leben zu retten.
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Recovery takes a lot of time. There will be many ups and downs. Between the left and middle one is a difference of 3 years and 15kg. I took the middle one one year after I got out of hospital, but I had lost 3kg since my leave and mentally I wasn't doing that well anymore. I had another down in my recovery. Somehow, I found the strength though to continue. Firstly, it was because of my stay in England where I had a wonderful hostfamily, even though they didn't know about my illness, they were so supportive, kind and I felt so welcomed there. I slowely started to eat meals others cooked without feeling guilty (at the beginning it was so hard for me). Also my best friends were always, even during my worst, a huge help. Then, I also met my boyfriend and saw another reason to recover. Plus, I started to play squash again and I wanted to be strong and fit enough to be good at it. I wanted to be energised and as fit as I was before my illness. These were some "factors" that made me want to recover. Another year has passed between the middle and right one. I'm at my highest, but also finally a healthy weight. Mentally, I'm doing better than ever. I don't weigh anything anymore (except if I follow a recipe obviously), I don't count a single calorie (even though I still know the numbers of almost every vegetarian food... Just imagine you've been counting for almost 7 years. After a while you know it by heart🙄). Sport has become a huge pleasure again and is not an obsession anymore (not like last year). I've achieved my goals of being fit again, I'm energised, I'm happy, I can feel something again, I've got an amazing boyfriend, the best best friends, I enjoy going out, eat dinners with others or whatever. After 4 years of recovery, I got to where I once wanted to be when I started this account. Even though back then, it seemed to be impossible. Well guys, it isn't😘
Auf Instagram hat sie den Account "HaveToRecover" gegründet, auf welchem sie ihre Fortschritte festhält und ihre Krankheitsgeschichte mit ihren über 30.000 Followern teilt. Die Bilder beweisen: Chiara hat eine starke Entwicklung hinter sich, zu der wir sie nur beglückwünschen können!