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, May 29, 2014

Food, cleaning and bloating.

I thought i would write a little update of my day, which really hasnt been that exciting!! ^_^
  After my long run this morning i really havent done much... i did a big clean of my room, where i went through all my drawers, boxes, papers and sorted everything out. So now my room is almost sparkling from the cleaness... How long it will last, im not so sure :)
   
Apart from that i have done some baking with the few ingredients we have at home (look at my previous post!), and then preceded to clean the whole kitchen before i began making a late dinner.
  Also today i have watched countless episodes of Brooklyn Nine- Nine!! My new favourite series :) I have pretty mjuch binge watched it all day ;) But thats what days off school are for, right? :)

Also, one of the most asked questions i get via comments or emails is about bloating. The past few weeks i think i have answered between 1-5 questions/emails everyday regarding just this... bloating.
   I have no problem answering, but im thinking its better to try to write a long, sort of detailed post about it!!

Bloating is normal, its how the body works. When you wake up in the morning, most times you arent bloated because your stomach is empty, but by the end of the evening your belly looks alot bigger. That happens for most people, unless you are eating practically nothing, and not drinking anything either.
  Of course you can wake up bloated - as i did this morning... (it doest look it, but actually i did wake up bloated from all of yesterdays food :))
  I took a picture this morning (left) when i woke up - had drank a glass or two of water. And the picture to the right (after lots of food & water!) (if i were to push out my belly, it would look like i am 6 month pregnants! But in the picture to the right, i am trying to stand straight, and hold in my core... and thats the best i look ) ;)
    So remember, bloating is normal. Even those 'super fit or super slim' people bloat. Though i highly doubt they would ever post a picture of it.


I always feel embarrassed posting these types of photos... hahaha XD How many thousands of people see this? But sure, im only human. This is how my body is, and how i look most evenings. And its nothing to be ashamed or embarassed about either :)

11 comments:

  1. Definitely needed this!! I'm recovered, but I'm still a little self-conscious of my bloated belly! :)

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  2. Haha, don't worry, I'm my flattest when I look like on that picture on the left! Oh, well :--D It happens

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  3. Why did you do that with your face? we know it haha :-)

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    1. Because my face looked weird ;) hahah...

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  4. So that others can't misuse her pics :)

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    1. This reason as well, but mainly because my face looked weird!

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  5. Thank you SO much for this post - it really helped me last night when I had a trigger. It makes bloating seem so much more natural. Thank you - and your so brave!!!! xx

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  6. Oh my god!!! I'm not alone! I get SO bloated so easily and get way too self conscious about it. Do some foods make you more bloated than others? Like cereals? Or do I have an allergy?

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