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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Friday, October 3, 2014

What to do during the days

When you are in recovery you can often find that the days go a bit like.... wake up, food, rest, food, rest, food, rest, food.... etc etc
  It feels like you just spend the day resting and eating. Which is pretty much what you do... BUT Thats a good thing. Thats what your body needs...

In all the magazines you always read about Get up and get moving. Dont do this... dont do that. Dont eat that... move.move.move. This is NOT what your body needs right now.
   Your body needs and wants food and rest.

So how to make the days pass? Make them more exciting/entertaining.

For weeks to months yes, you will have to just either be at home/hospital and rest. Not do anything active... and if you do go to school or work, then try keep your movement to a minimum while trying to gain weight and find some way to entertain yourself in a calm way when you are at home!

Here are my suggestions:

Word search
Sudoku (If you dont find this too frustrating!)
Find a new series to watch....(I reccommend one which has alot of seasons :))
Watch films
Make collages
Read books
If you are musical... do that or write songs/sing songs
Watch tutorials on Youtube... learn how to braid hair or make friendship bracelets or make rainbow cake :)
Find a favourite Youtube star and watch all their videos
Play sims or other games
Make a blog
Edit photos
Make a video
Sow your own clothes or bags
Watch day time TV :)
Have friends over for snacks/baking/tv watching/studying
Listen to music
Paint your nails
Take long showers or baths

Just some ideas to pass the time, if you have any other ideas comment so that others can know as well :)


  1. I wish I could just sit and relax. My recovery is just so deflating and I feel it's going nowhere. After 12wks of starting my recovery journey I've only gained half a pound as I spend all day being a full time mum to my 2 1/2yr old. I don't get to sit for more than 5/10mins EVER! I keep trying to food intake but it's hard to cope with the ana monster on my shoulder giving me grief about it while trying to take care of my son who is more important to me than anything else and always comes 1st. *Sigh* I am always so.inspired reading your blog izzy. It tells me and reassures me on a daily basis there is hope and one day I will be happy and healthy again.Thank you always izzy, from all of us who look up to you for how brave you have been to display your struggles and now show us all how good life can be once you get through the bad and difficult times x

    1. Have you ever thought about getting some supplement drinks? To add them to snacks and just drink one when you are out in the park or running errands etc
      You need to put yourself in first place as well as your son. Would you tell your son that he cant eat, he isnt allowed to eat more even if he wants it. If he was underweight and needed to gain weight would you tell him he cant eat more? No, then why are you doing it to yourself?
      I dont know how your son behaves but what i think you should try doing is making him watch a movie and you sit there with him for the full 80-90 minutes. To find time relax... you are wearing your body out by not resting and always being on the go as well as too little food. You need to really try eating more for your sake, for your sons sake, for your families sake. You really need to give recovery a go. Treat your body like you treat your son. Take care of it, love it, nourish it!

  2. Me.....It will be new apartment hunting !!!