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 30, 2014

Birthday brunch

For my birthday treat - usually its lunch or dinner but this year it was brunch! We went to a new place which none of us had been to before but it turned out to be really nice and cosy.
  It was myself, my sister, mum, step dad, my 2 half brothers, my aunt and her partner! The food served was lots of different things - yoghurt, granola, muslie, beans, eggs, bacon, bread, salmon, couscous etc and even waffles. However the waffle maker started burning (i.e it was on fire) which got a little scary so we ended up not being able to make any waffles... but then after my 3rd portion they came with a new waffle maker.... and i really wanted a waffle but there just wasnt room in my stomach for it.. :( Kind of sad, but i knew it wasnt possible to stretch my stomach any further... next time!!!

But there was so much other yumminess i ate - LOTS of fresh bread, salmon, watermelon, yoghurt, coffee etc etc
It was so lovely to be there with my family and enjoy all the delicious food!

Now its time to finish the cleaning so that every inch of the apartment sparkles and get ready for a new week and a new apartment tomorrow.... *eeek* 


  1. happy birthday!!!!Sending much love your way.hope your had a great day!The food looks delicious :)

  2. Aaaaaaaw *_* Izzy, looks like you absoluuuutely had a great day (and of course still have :)) all the food looks aweeeesome and you seem so happy and look great!!!! :)
    Soo I wish you happy happy birthday and may all your dreams come true :) In Germany we say: Alles alles Gute zum Geburtstag! (*hihiiii*)
    Enjoy your day and thaaaank you so much for being there for me/us in the last year :) keep it up girl, you are amazing!
    xxx Ange

  3. Izzy! Happy birthday!!! I wish I could wish you happy birthday in more than two languages but two is good too I guess ;) С днем рождения!! :) that means happy birthday in Russian. You are such an amazing and wonderful person and I wish you to achieve all your goals and to successfully move into your new apartment ;) I love buffets! And the food looks delicious!! Your smile is so sincere and contagious. Just from reading all these posts this morning you have put me in a better mode!! Happy birthday and thank you for all the amazing support, help and time you have dedicated to helping people!!