Why I’m Never Trying To Lose Weight Again

If you’re shocked by the title of this blog post, I’d love to know why. Is it because you’re surprised that someone my size (UK 18-22) isn’t desperately trying to…

Thank You, Binge Eating

  (Illustration by @lauravennison of @notplantbased)   **Content Warning: this blog post talks about disordered eating and Binge Eating Disorder. Please give it a miss if you think this might…

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I'm Sophie Butcher. I'm a writer, blogger, and often overwhelmed creative.

I created this blog to share my experiences with mental health, body image, disordered eating and everything in between.

I hope the stuff you find here makes you feel seen, and a little better about being you. Cause I reckon you're pretty great.

All my best,
Sophie

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Poetry: Drive Through

I recently became friends with the drive through The sweet anonymity of the thing I crave, passed through the small translucent square No need for self consciousness, for hunched shoulders…

Poetry: FULL

***This poem was written in late 2016/early 2017 (I can’t quite remember!) when I was at the peak of my disordered eating. Things have improved since then, but I thought…

My Binge Eating Recovery: An Update

The further I get along this road, the more I realise that there is no destination. Everything is a journey. Even when you think you’ve gotten somewhere, to your goal…there’s…

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How Effective is Calorie Counting For Recovering Binge Eaters?

I’ve been through a lot of phases with calorie counting. There’s been odd times of a few months since I was around 18 where I’ve stuck to it religiously, using…

My Advice On How To Beat Binge Eating

Before we begin, I must make this clear – I am NOT a professional or expert in mental health, binge eating or eating disorders, and if you’re really struggling with…

Depression: My Rock Bottom

I’ve been here before – but never quite this bad. The bathroom is getting cloudier with the steam from the shower. My skin is wet and my long hair is…

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Poetry: ‘Press Refresh’

How do I press refresh? On my body, on my head Undo all my bad habits and behaviours and self hatred and just start again I wasn’t always like this…

A Love Letter To My Body

I know you may be surprised at the title of this letter, as I’ve treated you with such great unkindness for so long. I’ve felt separate to you for such…