For five years, this woman only ate one piece of bread per day, but look at her today.

For various reasons, many of us struggle with our weight and looks.

Many people battle eating disorders every day all across the world, despite efforts to accept ourselves at any size and more realistic-looking models in commercials.


In order to support those suffering from eating disorders, one woman is sharing her experience.

Annie Windley is an English native of Derbyshire. After years of malnutrition, she is now making progress and intends to share her experience in order to assist others who are in a similar situation.



Windley never reached a weight more than 29 kg, or 63 pounds. Her low weight caused numerous medical issues and increased her risk of heart attack.

The eating disorder that the 21-year-old battled for five years is still a problem. The Woolley Moor resident suffered numerous hospitalizations and medical procedures while in pain.

However, the young woman claimed that she was able to use her passion for running as a means of aiding her start to recover. Even in October of the previous year, she finished the Chesterfield Half Marathon.

She wrote on social media: “I got to the joyful conclusion that rehabilitation is a stunning journey that should be fascinating, unforgettable, and amazing. Despite the fact that I’ve learnt to control it and stop thinking about eating, I still worry that my anorexia will always be a part of me.



It’s never too late to make a change for the better, according to Windley.

Annie was diagnosed in 2012, and it wasn’t until two years later that she started to recover. She eventually made the decision to combat her eating condition in October 2017.

She said online, “I can’t say exactly what happened, but this time, it was just for myself.”

“The battle was intense, and every day was characterized by agonizing emotions and heroic bravery.

“I’ve put on three stones in the last four months, and I’m now at my heaviest since 2014.”

Her experiences have taught her that it is peoples’ treatment of themselves and others that matters more than anything else, including physical appearance.

“These are the things that will make you happy and are things that are crucial to you,” she said.

Focusing on respect for others and on her own love of running is truly what saved her. Putting the energy she had previously put into restricting her food intake into something that felt like success changed her mindset entirely.

“Pay attention to your enthusiasm and drive to succeed where you wish to go.”

Eating almost nothing but a piece of bread most days previously, Annie was so sick and underweight that she would previously often feel faint or fall. Now she is moving to a healthier weight along with a healthier mindset when it comes to her relationship with her body.

“We must show our disorders that we are able to do so. We don’t want to spend our lives feeling unhappy and full of regret over the things we weren’t able to do due to anorexia.”

Let us know what you think of her incredible journey in the comments!

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