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, August 21, 2014

Lack of updates

First day back of real school and I can say, the day felt never ending. I've been in school from 8 am to 4 pm and i now have 2 assignments due for tomorrow and 2 17 pages, (not 2... hahah, i wish it was 2!) pages to read with little text.
   I also have a test in 2 weeks time and a 100 hour project i have to start with today and I don't even know what I'm going to do. :'(
   This year will be one hell of a year. If i manage to go until Christmas break without a breakdown i. e becoming depressed again and having to take a few days off i will buy myself something i really want. I also realised that I am in need of a new computer as mine is half broken and  i can't take it with me to school,  but a computer will be needed this year.
   It's almost 5pm and I'm now waiting for the bus home - had to buy school supplies after school. It's been hours since I last ate and this evening someone is coming to look at our apartment as we are thinking of moving... so i need to clean my room. I'm feeling totally exhausted, and it's just been one day.
However this is basically an update saying that this year I don't even know how I will manage to blog as i will have so much going on in school :/ That's how it is though and I will try my best. But at the moment emails won't be replied to until a week or two. :(


  1. Izzy, don't worry too much... I know how hard it is to not worry(as I myself am a big worrier) but just know that you have people to support you who love you; and as to the lack of blogging, you have written so many helpful posts already for coping and dealing with hard times/ inspirational/motivational, etc... that we can read them and be stronger :) and as to stress, you can also remember your beautiful tattoo and just breathe ;) :) thank you so so much for everything you have done for us in helping our recovery!! :) hugs :)

  2. I hope you can get help out of setting the bars a bit lower, of course I don't know you personally that much so that I could tell if you're just naturally an excellent student or if some of those great results are partly an effect from crazy hard work, but are all of the assignments really mandatory? If it feels unbearably tight at some point, I hope you remember that it's not all that dead serious! One of them can be passed if it hurts to go on. I've got to admit though, that I'm being a bit of a hypocrite telling you to chill out :D I just feel for you and I'm saying again that it'll be just fine. Human mind isn't a machine which can just skip all of the overload and exhaustion and become more effective if it wants to. There are limits for all of us, and a day off the schedule here and there isn't going to ruin anything! Maybe we can both try to keep this in mind when the school hits our backs to blood like a beast.

    "Just breathe" :)

  3. It's ok Izzy. :)That sounds like a ton of work and a lot of things to get done. But remember, that you've been blogging so well, you've helped a lot, the hours you spend to help people are greatly appreciated and I think any normal mind would understand that you're only human. If you need a break from blogging then that's ok. I love your blog, I check it several times a day, it's a great help. But being you, being honest, being affected by school which is a part of life isn't going to change anything for me, your reader. I hope others agree too. I will still read your blog even if it's just one post per day. It's OK not to get every single thing done. As for email I think it's even harder. You really need to think about the other persons problem and try to give good advice. Even though I long for your reply it's not the most important thing in life. Maybe you can post an old post on the days you're really busy.
    Just please don't get too worked up. In the beginning of the year it's always like this. There're so many things to do all of a sudden and you start panicking thinking when are you gonna do all this. You're not alone. It will all turn out good. I promise. You CAN get through this year! Just take one step at a time :)
    You've helped me so much and I am very grateful, so if you need to just talk to someone or any advice I'd be more than happy to help! Don't hesitate. Or you can just use your blog, haha! But you know my email, and don't worry, I have plenty of time :) :)