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:


Saturday, September 13, 2014

A meaningful comment

Hi Izzy,

I found your blog this past winter, and have read it start to current now (just finally caught up last week lol). I wanted to leave a comment just to tell you that I LOVE your blog, I love your attitude, I love your outlook, and have a lot of respect for you and your take on life. Especially being so young. I'm 31 years old, and suffered from anorexia from ages 13-26 or so. I'm fully recovered now, and have the same basic philosophies as you do regarding health, food, fitness, recovery, etc. Only it took me way longer to get it, lol. I'm so impressed with your recovery and your dedication to getting the message out there. One thing that really frustrates me in the recovery world is this idea that one can never "fully" recover from an ED, that there will always be thoughts, symptoms to manage, etc. I believed this for years and years. I read it in books, on the internet, in articles, everywhere. And the thing I love most about your writing is that you blast this misconception out of the water. People need to know that it IS possible to recover fully, to the extent that there are no longer any ED thoughts, that you can get to a point where you can't even really relate to that sick person you used to be. If I knew this kind of freedom was possible, maybe I would have worked harder, sooner, to get there. It's total bullshit that an ED is for life. TOTAL BULLSHIT. And you exemplify this. Your journey has been really inspiring, and I find your writing to be authentic, often eloquent, positive, and informed. I hope you keep it up for as long as the blog serves you, because the service you're providing to others is invaluable. So many real, practical, useful posts and tips and links. I'm constantly astonished at how young you are to have achieved this level of growth and maturity in this arena. Thank you so much for continuing to write, your blog is the single best resource for recovery I have come across in a long, long time. In fact, I have been recovered long enough that I don't even peruse ED stuff anymore, ever - but after finding your blog I read it every day because it's just that great. Thank you thank you thank you!

Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It really means alot to me. Infact, to everyone who comments and emails me daily. It means so much to me. It motivates me to keep blogging, to keep sharing my message and sharing positivity and motivation. Recovery is tough, But worth it. And full recovery is also possible. It may seem impossible now, it can seem so far away. Like another life time, like you will never be someone to truly smile, be happy about your body and to eat without guilt. But its a process, it takes time. Its about fighting all your fears, not settling for anything less than full recovery. Because its so much easier to give up, to just give up half way or 80% of the way. But instead, you have to keep going until there are no thoughts or demons to fight!! To live the life you deserve!

I am happy that i can help inspire and motivate people, that is what i want to do with my blog! So thank you again and i am so happy to hear that you are recovered :) Well done, you are amazing and should be truly proud of yourself.
  As should all of you who are choosing recovery, choosing health everyday!


  1. Izzy I also admire you on every level and can tell you how much you have helped me in this journey and your outlook on life and health. You are the definition of health. You listen to your body, exercise out of love, eat well, have treats, and absolutely glow with wisdom and beauty. You have shown me to love my unique body and fine what works for me. You have given every piece of advice I need to recover and live my life. You make my day many days with your thoughtful and insightful posts that you take the time to do and I hope you know you save lives! You are one beautiful and amazing soul and I am thankful to have access to this blog even though we are both behind screens. You are amazing and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are an amazing energy from the universe. Keep being you Izzy. Lots of love

  2. Thanks for the nice comments about my comment! I'm a very strong believer in giving compliments where they're due, whether it's for a friend or a stranger. Such an easy way to make the world a better place, and really, why bother keeping those good thoughts to yourself? How awesome does it feel when some stranger, out of the blue, gives a shout-out to your outfit, you know? If you see something that's good, tell it like it is, I say! I think you actually mentioned this idea in a post of yours, and it made me smile because I feel the exact same way - give out compliments readily and genuinely, as it can make such a difference in someone's day.