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:


Sunday, November 9, 2014

After recovery

Hey Izzy,
 First off, as a runner and an active girl, I love your blog! It's a real motivator to get myself back on track and get healthy enough to be allowed to do the things I love again.  Right now I'm worried about the aftermath of recovery: how am I supposed to get my life back on track after this? Being restricted on a meal plan and not allowed to run or workout or go do all the things I love is seeming like a permanent thing, and I'm afraid that I won't ever be myself (and be happy with myself) again. Would you say that your life is as normal now as it was before your anorexia? Was  there a defining moment for you where you realized you were going to be okay, or did things just sort of gradually get better and better until the  good outweighed the bad? I guess I'm just asking for some hope here :) 

Hello, Im happy to hear you like my blog and that its helpful :)
 these posts can help you: 

When it comes to recovery and how your life is now, remember it wont always be this way. Not if you are really trying to recover. If you fight your ED everyday and want things to get better and change then they will.
  And with exercise and working out know that you will be able to do that again when you are weight restored and healthier. However you need to find a balance of it.... i dont know if you were someone who over exercised. But finding the balance with exercise and rest is important. 

I find that my life is alot better than it was before i even got my ED. Its different from before because well.. im a different person now. Ive been through so much, im so much stronger mentally and physically. I have learnt so much. So i much prefer my life now and i also feel i have a much healthier outlook on life, my body, exercise and food than i did before. I was only 11 when i first became sick so i didnt have much knowledge about food and exercise but compared to healthy/normal people i can say that my relationship with those things is much healthier than them.
  And with recovery things graduaally just got better... there were moments i could eat things without anxiety, moments i felt happy. Days when i looked forward to the future or looked forward to eating... it got better over time. And soon i realised that i no longer had a voice in my head telling me what to do or what not to eat. I was living freely.
So you have to keep going and keep going against the voice in your head becaus soon you will be stronger than the voice in your head and be able to live the life you want and not be controlled by something else.

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