I had been battling anorexia for over 3 years and finally managed to beat it 2 months ago. It hasn't been easy and I have had moments when I thought I would be stuck with AN for ever. When ever I took steps forward I always seemed to take many more backwards and AN got louder and louder. I thought the only way to shut her up was to listen to her and do what she said. I am a Christian and for me my faith has kept me going. I believe my recovery is down to God as I tried to get well on my own and tried my way and nothing worked finally when I could go on no longer I cried out to him to help me. He listened and answered that prayer as I haven't looked back since. I now have a healthy relationship with food and exercise only for fun. I have been officially discharged from my eating disorder counsellor and both her and my GP can't believe the transformation in me. I am a healthy BMI and enjoy going out with my friends and living again. I just want to say to others out there, hang in there because recovery is possible. I will keep reading posts and if I can offer words of encouragement I will as I want to be able to help others as I have been helped.