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!

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Self injury help - Sites

I self harmed for several years, and it was my coping mechanism during recovery and whie i was sick. I did a number of different ways of self harm, but mainly it was cutting.
  Over time my scars healed, and are only faint white lines now. 

I cant really say how i stopped self harming, it was just a gradual thing during recovery. As i learnt different ways to cope, just like with my exercise addiction. You need to find another way to take out your stress, anxiety, guilt instead of harming yourself even more.
  So my best advice is to find something else to do instead, call a friend, draw, write, read, watch a film, go for a walk, take a shower, say nice things to yourself, make a collage, leave the house etc etc




How to fade scars:
Fading
  • When your wounds from cutting are healed, make peeling using anything grainy (like corn grits) and olive oil, it will remove dead cells. After that take little bit of honey, add few drops of lemon and put it on scar, honey will regenerate skin and lemon will make it lighter. Don’t forget to rinse it after 5-10min. Do this two or three times a week.
  • Sugar scrubs can help rid the skin of dead cells and fade scars. Here’s a page on how to make your own, or you can buy them at places like Lush or Bath And Body Works.
  • Bio oil fades scars.
  • Vitamin E is used by surgeons to help fade surgery scars. To get vitamin E, buy capsules, poke a hole in the tablets with a needle, and spread the vitamin E on the scars. Vitamin E oil is also available at most general stores.
  • There are creams made specifically to fade scars, available at most drugstores or general stores such as Target and Walmart.
  • Lotions and body washes with coco and shea help to fade scars.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you. I have been reading your blog everyday for the past few months and it is very helpful. Just yesterday a started cutting myself and I'm scared I might not be able to stop because it really did make me feel better.

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