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:


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Being open

I often think about blogging, why i do it and why i have so many readers? To me i still find it strange... having many readers makes me double think what i write and post but i still post things which I want... My blog is still a part of me, for my sake as well as my readers. As i always try my best to write posts about topics you want to read about.... though i can only do my best!! :)

But one of the reasons i think people like my blog - correct me if im wrong - is that i am so open. Im open about when i struggle, that i can still have bad body image days and days where life just seems to stomp on me. But i am also open about all my grea days, all the awesome moments in my life. And then the not so awesome moemnts such as when i have food babies, spend the whole day eating etc etc Im only human after all ;)
   When i first started my blog i was very anonymous, not my real name, age or anything.. infact i started writing as a 16 year old bulimic girl as i was purging several times a day then so thought i had bulimia. Though the fact that i was barely eating anything and over training and not binging didnt really factor in my head. I thought that if i purged i was bulimic.
   I have deleted those first posts from 2009, and my real blog posts are from 2010 sometime there... and then over the years i became more public and more open. Many posts are covered in half honesties and not telling the truth of many situations i.e i was out running or walking, skipped meals, struggled loads but wrote it went ok at home just because i knew some people that were reading my blog and i didnt want them to think bad of me. But i just caused more problems for myself anyway.

As i got more readers i started posting more pictures of myself, more information about myself, then i made an email account etc etc and i think that also makes people more likely to follow and read my blog? I guess you like knowing who you are reading about.... you like seeing a face to the words. Knowing that its an actual person you can relate to. Not just some robot behind a screen.
    I think people like being able to relate to others, know that they arent alone... and i guess that is what i am. Showing that i have been in the situation you are in, but i took myself out of it. Through hard work and dedication... it wasnta  walk in the park, it was tough work. But it was worth it :)

Sometimes being so open online is weird... its like who is reading my blog? Is it weird old men or crazy people? I dont really know... but i guess thats the chances i take. I
  By reading my blog you can think im self centered and ego istic... i mean all the pictures of myself and constantly writing about myself, but actually thats not how i am. Im the person who never really talks about myself, so its such a contrast on my blog :) hahaha
   Like a secret life, another identitiy almost? :)

Below you see some of the Real me - unpublished pictures :)

^The day i was declared healthy (i.e almost 2 years ago!!) i think i have a right to hog the spotlight, orr? :)


  1. Izzy, your openness is EXACTLY why I LOVE your blog! It's realistic, and I find that very refreshing, especially in the world of bloggers. It seems like most bloggers (especially "healthy living" and "lifestyle" bloggers) are pressured to create a picture of a perfect life and lifestyle that everyone should strive to achieve...yet can't.
    Your posts make me feel like it's okay not to happy with myself all the time and to not always be the so-called "perfect." I really appreciate you and your blog. It's really helped me get through tough times.
    Thank you so much!


    1. Thank you :) And i am glad i can help and thast you like my blog!!

  2. The fact that you're so open and real is one of the main reasons I love your blog so much! I also love how willing and considerate of peoples questions and problems you are and you DONT judge them by their issues!! Your posts get me through even the worst days now, and I know that I don't have to restrict/exercise to stop anxieties!!
    Thank you ever so much for being so open and wonderful!

    1. :) Naaw thank you for such a wonderful comment!! :)

  3. Due to your honesty, I found your blog posts much more lively than others as well, just like you are directly talking to us readers (face-to-face)! Like a chat :) Btw, the close-up picture is the cutest I have seen of you Izzy!
    J x

    1. Hahahah, i really didnt think i should or wanted to post that photo... thats pretty much how 70% of my photos look like ;) My nice wrinkles in my forehead :)

    2. I'm glad you did, because your wrinkles and freckles look super cute :)