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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, September 20, 2014
The positives about being recovered
Here are some of the positive things about being healthy and recovered. Fighting for freedom from your eating disorder.
Eating your favourite foods without anxiety!
Being able to have children.
This was/is (?) something which i have never really cared about. I've been too young and never really been so much of a 'kids person'. However sometimes i look at children or babies and just think, I want one. And knowing that in the future, if i choose to i can have children is pretty awesome!! And should be a real motivation for females suffering with an ED. Of course you can always adopt, but many dont think that's the same thing.
Being able to go for long walks with your dog!
Not everyone has a dog, not everyone likes dogs. But having the ability to go for long walks, or go running or swimming or whatever activity it is you like... having the ability and energy to do that! But also, being able to do those things because you enjoy them. Being able to stop during the middle of a walk or run and take some photos or just sit down and soak in the sun!!
Not having a list of safe or fear foods. But just foods you like or don't like. Enjoying food and eating. No guilt or anxiety involved with food.
Spending time with family and friends
Having the ability to sit down and spend time with friends and family. Enjoying their company, not just pushing them away.
^^The funny thing is that my sister is tallest, then my mum and then me... so im actually the shortest but i have heels on in this photo!
Travelling and experiencing new things.
Stepping outside of your comfort zone, travelling. Seeing new places, experiencing new things!!
Having a future.
Its YOU who decides your future - of course life has its ups and downs and sometimes life throws you things you weren't expecting. But having the ability to keep going, making choices for you and your future. knowing you have a future.