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:


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sharing your victories with me

Something which i thought about this morning was how, i love hearing about your victories... i love hearing about the times you face your fear food. When you do something which has scared you or you take a step towards healthy. It always puts a huge smile on my face, and i feel super proud of you :) Just want to send you a hug.

I believe that YOUR victories can help inspire others... i mean if you can do it, why cant others? So if you ever feel that you want to share your victory or overcoming a fear or anything, even some advice or something you have learnt or has helped you in recovery, then email me. I would love to publish it and help inspire/motivate others :)
  Of course, you can share your victories with me and just with me, i dont have to publish them :) But if you ever do want me to, please just let me know. And if you have a blog, i will of course share that as well :)
  Or if you want to be anonymous, that's fine too!!

I think it would be great to share some of YOUR stories and progress as well :) So that its not just me and my words, but so others can see that there are others out there fighting for health and freedom and making progress :)

(If you do send me an email with a story/advice you want to share, please put that into the subject of the email :) Makes it easier for me then :))


  1. Today i ate my snack in the morning because i was hungry, even though my ED was telling me to wait until lunch... I feel guilty now but i think i did something good!! :)

    1. That is great :) :) You were listening to your body, not your ED which is what you should be doing! Its tough in the beginning but it gets easier :)

  2. BRILLIANT idea. I'll email you

  3. I've reached a healthy weight! & and my psychologist doesn't think I need to have pills for my anxiety anymore because I'm much calmer! There's a long way to go, though, aha. It took me a while to realize something I've had for 5 years isn't going to go away overnight. But by taking small, sure steps I'm certain I'll get there!
    If I can reach a healthy weight, I know everyone else can. It's hard but so worth it! I mean, I might be allowed to start gym and horse-riding and swimming again, It makes me so happy and I realize I now have a REASON to recover. I will get there. Thank you for being so open to everybody's stories and such, it's extremely kind and generous of you.
    This was a brilliant idea, Izzy.
    I'm sending you lots of hugs from England!

    1. This is great progress, and small steps is the way to sucess, one giant leap isnt always the best thing to do :) And like you said, it doesn't happen over night but one day you will wake up and just feel healthy and be so happy about it :)
      Thank you for sharing your victory :) :)

  4. Izzy, you are just the nicest, kindest person ever, this post nearly made me cry! <3 can i email you too with my progress? (though I've emailed you several times before I know)! and thanks to you i was inspired to to write my own blog which is a mixture of recipes, baking diaries and my own struggle against my ED. could you share this with your readers too? :) x

    1. Of course you can :) You can always email me!! Yes, i will share your blog as well as your story/advice etc :)

    2. thanks so much izzy <3 :) you and your blog mean so much to me, im sure im speaking for so many of your other readers too...reading your blog has become part of my every day routine and it has really, really helped me to make positive steps towards recovery...for this and everything else, thank you so, so much....I hope you realise what an amazing person you really are :) x

  5. Hi I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I've been smoking pot occasionaly recently and when I do I eat a lottttt of food and it gives me a lot if anxiety but it's really fun to just go out and have a good time with friends. I've also been fighting with my parents about food which I'd really triggering, but I've been doing really good and maintaining a healthy weight.

    1. Hmm, with the smoking pot and eating i think thats a little unavoidable as i have understood it... its like when you drink alcohol you usually end up eating quite a bit or the next day when you are hungover you either dont eat anything because of sick feelings or you pretty much eat the whole fridge.
      I dont advise using drugs, especially not if its a way for you to get rid of stress or run from your problems, because getting high will never solve your actual problems which for you might be the fighting over food. Its better to just face the actual problems, not smoke and then you wont binge either.
      Otherwise i dont have so much advice, im sorry.