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:


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Learning self love

Source: toethefinishline:
Learning Self-Love
So many people struggle with self-love and that is definitely a problem! You must learn to love yourself before anyone else! You do not need to find someone to love you, wait until you lose the weight, or anything before you can love yourself – you must love yourself NOW! At the end of the day all you have is yourself and that must be enough! You must be happy with yourself and love yourself unconditionally! Losing weight will not solve the problem – you will still be the same you with the same problems! Instead of focusing on that learn to love yourself for everything you are!
  • Focus on your strengths – figure out what you are good at! There are plenty of things that you are wonderful at and use those to build your confidence! No one is good at everything so do not fret if you are bad at something! Instead focus on what you are good at and enjoy them!
  • Learn from your mistakes - you don’t have to be good at everything like mentioned above but use your mistakes to your advantage! Don’t worry about them- live and learn! 
  • Do what you love – make time everyday to do something you enjoy! Do something that makes you happy to improve your mood!
  • Tell yourself you are beautiful - stand in front of a mirror and tell yourself how beautiful you are ! Keep telling yourself and fake it until you make it! Really mean what you are saying a realize all of the beautiful things about you - including any flaws ( they make you unique!)
  • Turn your negative thoughts into positive ones – instead of thinking your legs are big or whatever your problem is, be thankful you have working legs that you can run marathons with if you wanted! Try to stay optimistic and see the positive side of everything! It will greatly improve your mood and outlook on life!
  • Realize that beauty has no measure on your life. Okay even if someone is not beautiful that has no relevance to one’s life ! Everyone has worth and is amazing! I am sure you are the prettiest person ever but even if you are not then who really cares? What does it really matter? All that matters is that you are happy and love your life- and that should not be dependent upon whether or not you are pretty.
  • Weight has no relevance to beauty! Whether you are 100 or 300 pounds you can be beautiful! Please do not relate the two to one another! See this post (:
  • Spend time with people you love and who love you! It is important to spend time with loved ones! They will boost your mood and confidence! If people have a negative impact on your life then you don’t have to spend time with them! Don’t feel like you must stick around for everyone! You have to put yourself first and make sure you are happy! Don’t let others drag you down!
  • Remember that life is simple - the sun rises and the sun sets, we just tend to complicate the process. Remember the simplicity in life and let it help you to stay calm and stay focused on the important things! Love yourself and love your life! Enjoy it while you can and don’t let everything stress you out so much!
  • Be generous! Help others, be kind to others, and give when you can. It will spread love and make you feel better as a person!


  1. Hey Izzy! I have just started at a new school and the lunch is a bit later than I am used to. I eat breakfast at 07:15 ish. I make 1,5 portion of oatmeal, add a lot of cottage cheese and a few handfuls of nuts and drink a big glass of milk on the side. I feel full until lunch - like in my stomach. But when it's around 10:45 - 11, I have a hard time consentrating. I keep watching the clock waiting for time to pass so that it will me lunch soon. I guess I am hungry, but I feel hungry in my stomach :/ We have a 15 minute break at 10 o'clock, so I was wondering if maybe I should eat a small snack here? Do you have any suggestions? Lunch isn't until 11:45 and then I eat a salad brought from home consisting of a small chicken fillet, half an avocado, salat, sweat peas, tomatoes etc, and some pasta (I weighed it one time and it was about 100 grams, but I don't weigh it now - allthough it is probably around the same amount) and then I eat an apple for dessert. I feel full and have lots of energy after lunch and no trouble consentrating at all. So I believe I am eating enough, but It's just that it is such a long time from breakfast until lunch. Do you think I should eat some more protein for breakfast and that will help - instead of a snack in between? If it matters: I walk 2 km to school also, so maybe my body is starving at 11? That's when I ate lunch previously Thanks! <3 :)

    1. ** Woops! I don't eat a few handfuls of NUTS! I eat a few handfuls of frozen bluberries and raspberries!!

    2. If you are hungry i think you should eat a morning snack, its nothing unusual with that... its gone almost 3 hours since you last ate and usually you should eat every 2-3 hours, and you must remember that you jhave exercised walking to school which can make you more hungry. So bring with you some fruit or a bar :) I definitely think that will help you! I usually eat a fruit or somethign if i eat breakfast at around 6am and wont have lunch until 12pm, then i know i to eat something in between :) Dont worry what others are doing or eating, if you are hungry then eat something! Try it for a week or two and see if it helps, otherwise you might just need to drink some water as well :)