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!

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday and a progress picture!


Trying to gather my thoughts and put words to them.... where to start?
Well, i had an awesome workout after breakfast and even if i had planned the timing of everything, somehow, somewhere it went wrong.. haha Though thats life. So i didnt go to school early and didnt get any work done like i had planned, though some emails got answered anyway!
  Lots of school work done today and i felt the stress of my assignments building up. Its strange, i have done pretty much all the research needed for several of my assignments, and all i need to do is gather my thoughts and put it all together for my first draft. And im feeling stressed, like i havent done enough... yet 90% of the class havent even started... and wont start until the week its due.
  Its strange that. Im doing more than enough, i know that logically. Yet, the irrational, perfectionist side of my brain that takes full control when i have alot going on... that keeps telling me im not doing enough. That more can be done.

Due to an extra thing in school today - which was mandatory, i ended later than i thought. But there is no point in complaining, thats how it is with school.
  When i came home i got the weirdest cravings for halloumi. Im not a cheese type of person, and only eat halloumi now and again. Though i do like it, so really i should eat it more often. And i relearnt my love for it today as well! Half a package halloumi fried in oil & quark with nuts and seeds. A delicious snack :)

Since then little bits of school work, series watching, making dinner, eating dinner, talking with family etc have been done!
  And now im about to eat my night snack and put on a series or something... though i feel i need some inspiration with series ideas :) Please comment if you have any :)

I also put together a little progress picture - from when i first began strength training (sometime 2012) to now, 2 years later. Sometimes it feels like i make no progress, but then when i make collages like this i realise i have come far :) :) It gives me even more motivation :) And i think its something like 6-8kg difference in the photos :)


  1. Have you ever had full fat greek yogurt? OMG its is soooooo yummy!!!! Its very rich and creamy so its really hard to overeat:-)

    1. I have and its delicious :) We bought it last weeks and eating it with nuts and seeds and warm berries is delicious :)
      Another combo i reccommend is greek yoghurt with honey :)

  2. You look fab. It's great to see hard work pay off isn't it!! Xx

  3. Parks and recreation!! It's so good (in my opinion) I love it and would definitely recommend it! Probably my all time favorite show would be 'Gilmore girls' but it's pretty old (2000-2007) I've known it since I was 5-6 as my parents watched it and watched it a million times. I'm a little sick of it now but I still love it and can watch it sometimes. It's witty, funny and has a moral to it? I guess you can say that.
    Great progress! Yes, sometimes it feels like you haven't made any progress. But with pictures you can see. Also you've progressed mentally which is wonderful! :)

    1. Ive heard/seen small things from parks and recreation so i might try watching that :)
      Ohhh yeah, ive seen Gilmore girls before i used to watch it alot in Ireland so im sure ive seen like 50% of all the seasons :) I love the message of ths stories :)

  4. As always, you look awesome. :] I love it when you post progress pictures. It really shows how far you've come, and all your hard hard work is paying off. It also shows that there is hope for those recovering from an ED! :D

    As for series recommendations, I'd say "Glee", "Gilmore Girls", "The Vampire Diaries" and "Heartland" are all really good. :]

    1. Thank you so much!!! <3 And thank you for the series suggestions :)

  5. I find it so funny that you were craving halloumi today. I ate some today too and didn't have it in a long time as well.. Coincidence... haha.

    As for series, i really suggest you "true Detective". It is rather dark, but very exciting and thrilling. I liked it a Lot.

    And you look very good. :)

    1. Hahah, what a coincidence!! :) I like thrilling films/series so i might give it a go :)

  6. Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie, Cupcake Wars! I definitely have been watching too much series...

    1. Hahaha, i could write like 2 A4 pages of all the series i watch/have watched :) :)
      And cupcake wars sounds interesting!

  7. Drop dead diva, suburgatory, or dr. house :) how proud of yourself you must be, nothing's ever bringing you down again ! Best wishes from the other side of the glob. - C.

  8. Merlin!<3 or friends? Or Robin Hood!

    1. I love Merlin and Friends!! Ive seen all the episodes c.a 2-3 times, hahah! My comfort shows :)
      Ive never watched Robin Hood... sounds like we have the same taste in series so i might like that one as well!