Life without Anorexia
My motto is 'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'
I am a generally happy girl who loves running, going to the gym and eating food!! Though my life has been very different.
I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia & purging tendencies & over exercising. I was depressed and self harmed. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
After alot of struggles, lots of ups and downs, suicide attempts, tears, anxiety, panic and never thinking i would be healthy.
I am now declared healthy from anorexia nervosia.
I have been blogging for 4 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 am happy and healthy and living my life. Going to school, meeting friends and trying to find myself in this world.
I write about my daily life, but also try to write posts about how it was when i was sick, advice and tips.
I am open and friendly, so dont be scared about writing a post or sending me an email at: 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.