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 27, 2013

Recovery


Things I wish I had known about recovery sooner:
  • You will not gain weight at the same rate as you mentally recover.  Give up on that dream.  You will not always look the same way that you feel.
  • You will not always be motivated.  Recovery is not rainbows and sunshine.  Going back to your disorder will be easier than continuing to fight it.  (You are strong enough to fight it).
  • Recovery is not comfortable.  You are going to have to go way beyond your comfort zone.  Sometimes you will be so uncomfortable and upset and afraid that you swear that you can’t take it.  You can take it.  You can tolerate it because some part of you knows that it’s worth going through this to recover.
  • Speak up.  It hurts to open up, but it can hurt more to keep things inside.
  • You don’t get to pick your natural weight.  Your body decides.  You have to let go of trying to keep your weight at a certain number.
  • Change is terrifying, but give it a chance.  Don’t go back just because it is what’s comfortable to you.
  • No one else can fix you.  They can help you, guide you, support you and encourage you, but only you can make the real changes in your life.
  • Recovery will not give you your perfect dream life.  There will be flaws.  You will still cry.  You will not feel happy or beautiful all the time. You might feel happy sometimes.  You might feel sad sometimes.  That’s okay.
  • Your eating disorder is not your identity, it is not your life, it is not the only interesting thing about you. It is a part of your past, and a part of your present, but it is not the only thing in your past, not the only thing in your present, and it does not have to be a part of your future.
  • Sometimes the small victories are the things that make recovery the most worthwhile.
  • You are far stronger than you believe.
  • Recovery is possible

SOURCE: http://awakemysoul93.tumblr.com/post/42687614174/summergirl88-things-i-wish-i-had-known-about


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