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

Slow Saturday

Hello :)
  Its 4.30pm and the first time that i'm opening my blog for today. Had so many other things to do, also haven't really had anything to write about.

My morning started with a sleep in followed by breakfast, where i had this uncontrollable hunger. 2 big bowls of quark with yoghurt, raisins, almonds and walnuts & 2 eggs. And only an hour later i was eating an apple, orange and tofu.
  After having my peaceful morning, checking some blogs, replying to some emails and just having time to not do much. I then sat at the kitchen table and began working on maths homework until my parents had eaten lunch and my step dad and I were going to go do some Aeroboxing. As i  had eaten a late and rather huge breakfast i decided to eat lunch later.

We drove to the usual outside gym where we workout and then started our workout. However half way through my step dad felt that he couldn't do anymore - as he was half sick. So instead i continued to workout, where i did boxing, used the resistance band and my step dad really pushed me. He came up with some of these extremly challenging exercises - which im sure he was saving for exactly this time, when i was working out and not him! My whole body ached after, but a good feeling. Not a bad feeling :)
  I got a few photos taken before we headed home again and i ate lunch at 3pm... Feels so strange to eat such a late lunch, but then again i did eat breakfast at like 10.30am and ate almost 3 big handfuls of raisins before we worked out to get the quick energy i needed :)

My thoughts had been that i would study again, though i feel that today i actually just need to rest for the remainder of the day, and tomorrow will be a complete rest day. Something which both my mind and body need at the moment :)

I have many drafts - of topics you want to read about, so i will try get around to answering/writing about them as well :) haha. Im very good at saying i will write about certain topics and never do... But its just to keep commenting at me and telling me to write about it :) Its a good reminder for me as i'm very forgetful with those types of things :)

Now im going to eat some dark chocolate - orange flavoured (one of my favourite) and continue watching Desperate Housewives (on season 7 now... Yup, it went quickly!)


  1. 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!

  2. You look so strong. it inspires me to also want to be strong... not just skin and bones. :( every time i look at you and see you so happy in your body and showing your amazing body i wish i could do that as well. to be so happy just wearing a sports bra and shorts. and to look so amazing as well. one day i will be like you as well. thank you for your blog.

    1. Thank you so much!!! :) You will get there, you just have to keep fighting your ED. Its tough, but you can do it!