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: lifewithoutanorexia@hotmail.com

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Friday, August 15, 2014

My family

Something which i dont talk about alot on my blog is my.family... For many different reasons. My family is large and spread out all over the world ^-^ But also I avoid writing so much about them or posting pictures. Both for my sake and their sake. Infact I've been asked by my mum and sister to not write so much about them.  (And with my friends they don't even know i have a blog and i wouldnt want to post pictures of them or talk too much about them on here anyway).

Anyway,  let's start with my parents! They are the best parents, really! There have been times I have wished for different parents, I think we've all had those types of thoughts. But the fact is that i love them both.  They care for me, love and support me. Even if there are arguments i know they are my family and we still love each other.

 I have always been a daddy's girl and loved spending the weekend with him. We would watch football matches, work on Photoshop,  we would listen to music,  take walks. He made the best sandwiches and hot chocolate. I loved spending time with him! My parents split up when I was younger and they've had an ok relationship. 



   My mum and I have always had a sort of different relationship. When we spend time together it's great, but other times we completely clash. But i love my mum and she has always supported me in everything and when i was younger we  spent hours in the car together each week driving to different hospital appointments. She has bought me presents and yummy food when I've had it tough with hospital appointments. And she has always been there for me when im in hospital.

My dad is a sound engineer and now working at a school as a music and video teacher. And my mum is a yoga teacher and has also worked at a spa as a masseuse.
Now a days I don't meet my dad so often, just a few times a year which sucks. But that's how it is for now.... my relationship with my dad was very strained when i was sick as he couldn't understand why I didn't just eat. He got angry and frustrated at my behaviour.

I have an older sister who also lives in Sweden with us, she is currently in university. I'm not going to say so much about her as she reads my blog ;) and has asked me to not write so much about her. We've always had a good relationship.  We could have very physical or verbal arguments and 10 minutes later sit laughing at something stupid.  



   I also have a half brother who I don't see so often which i hate because I love him.  And i wish I could see him everyday and see as he grows up! I mean he has a girlfriend and I don't even get to interrogate her ;) hahha (note... my brother is like 10;))


   I also have a step sister who I have next to no contact with anymore. She lives in England. .. We spent weekends and holidays together when my dad was together with her mother... but they're now separated. So its all very confusing right now.  And i have a little contact with my ex step mum? Like i said... its all very confusing.

My mum remarried last year and i have great contact and a good relationship with my step dad (the one I live with! ) he was the one who introduced me to aeroboxing. I am actually so lucky that my parents got together with such nice people!! :)
I have a good relationship with my f
amily and enjoy spending time with them. However i also like spending time on my own... and sometimes I can feel like  I don't belong or that I am very different from my mum and sister.  They have this super bond, very similar,  spend alot of time together. ..but also because they are so similar they clash alot and I'm stuck in the middle of their arguments. ...
  
But otherwise alls good in my family and our relationships!! And then i have cousins in Ireland,  England,  Florida,  Finland and I'm pretty sure in other places as well :) hahah

If you have any questions and I don't think they're too private, I'm happy to answer. Or if you have any topic suggestions!

2 comments:

  1. you eat eggs aloot, how do you like them and do you have an tips abouut boiling them ;)

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    1. hahah, i used to eat them more often but ive cut down ;) Usually boiled and on home made bread or crisp bread... or usually for breakfast i just eat them as they are :)

      I put eggs into the pot before its began boiling and because i like them hard boiled i leave them in boiling water for 8-10 minutes and directly when they're done i pour out the water and let the eggs stand in pouring cold water for 1-2 minutes (this makes it easier to take the shell off) :) And then i let them stand another 1-2 minutes in cold water (not pouring.. just in the pot!) :)

      Otherwise scrambled or fried is nice, and ive made egg muffins or egg cakes as well :)

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