For the first time in my life, I can look in the mirror and not hate what I see. I never thought that it would happen, but when I embarked on this journey, I made the decision to love myself and my body. There are still days when I struggle with my self image. Years of hating myself and the thoughts that resulted from it are hard to shake and they’ll never fully go away, but replacing them with healthy thoughts and habits is one of the best decisions I’ve made for myself. Things are looking up.