Life without Anorexia

My motto is
'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'

My life at the moment is completely different to how it once was. I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia and depression as well as struggling with self harm and overexercising. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
And since 2012 i have been declared healthy from my eating disorder.

I have been blogging for 7 years, and my whole journey is written in my posts. I now represent healthy and happiness. I want to show anyone struggling that it is possible to recover, no matter how hard it may seem.

I now blog about recovery, my life, veganism and positivity!

If you have any questions leave them in the comment section as i am much quicker at answering there, otherwise you can always send an email: lifewithoutanorexia@hotmail.com

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013



Its crazy to think about how many people actually are suffering with an ED. And so many people suffer in silence.
   Everyday there are people admitted to hospital due to their ED. Everyday, someone dies due to their ED.

Recently one of my sisters close friends has come out and said that she has an ED... or more, i think her friends have figured out that she has an ED. And at the moment my sister isnt coping with that so well, as one of her other friends also has an ED. The main reason why my sister hates it, is that she has seen first hand what an ED can do....
   She saw me suffering. All the lies i told. Allthe new scars. She saw me getting worse, she saw my anxiety and panic attacks. The manipulation, the self hate and hate towards everyone else. She saw how thin i became, and how i behaved. How life was diffucult, and i made life diffucult for everyone in my surrounding. I had to control the situation... she was the one who had to try to go to school everyday, live her life while my mum was constantly worried about me, or had to come visit me in hospital....
   And she is so glad that that time is over... That i am now healthy. And that makes me so happy.
But i guess now that one of her close friends has an ED, she feels that that is brining back everything. And she doesnt want to go through with it again, even if shes just a friend...
 
Ive given my sister tips on how to act, and and how to cope around her friend.... i mean i know how it is to be sick. But i do also know how it is to be around others who are sick.... So i can give advice, for the person who is sick - how to recover. And to healthy people - how to cope, and how to be aruond someone who is sick.... without wanting to hit the sick person due to frustration!!
   
Everyday, there are girls who start diets in hope of losing weight. And sure, losing a kilo or two, or going from an unhealthy weight to a healthy weight, no one can deny that that is good... but when things go to far... where unhealthy food i scompletly off limits. And you get anxiety if you dont workout. When suddenly the number on the scale determines how your day will be, then yes, that is a problem.

Dont suffer in silence. Please speak out and ask for help if you are suffering!! Or even mail me, and i can give you advice/tips on how to recover... i will not however give tips on how to lose weight or any of that.

And for you who are a family member/friend/partner of someone who is sick. Stay calm, i know how easy it can be to get frustrated over the person who is sick. Its not easy to understand the anxeity over food and gainin weight, if you arent sick.
  If you want advice/tips on how to act, or how to support the person who is sick. You can email me, or even comment here and i will try to help you the best i can!!

lifewithoutanorexia@hotmail.com

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