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:


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Morning creativity and dreamy breakfast

This morning i have been on speed and i havent even needed coffee. Today is a sort of day where i wish that there were more hours in a day. I have all these ideas in my head... Finally. Words rolling around in my head - post ideas, thoughts, ideas i want to form into words and things i want to express. However all the words, thoughts and ideas are coming out of me at the same time. Trying to write 5 posts at a time, the same time as answering emails and trying to eat breakfast. Not sure if i will finish any of it in time....
  Today i wish i could just lie in bed all day and write. Not have to go to school... just decide my own times and schedule. So that a day like today i could just spend writing out my ideas ^_^
 (P.s to those of you who have commented, i will try reply once i get a chance. Im not ignoring you, i just havent had time to reply. )

This was my dreamy breakfast - Vanillal yoghurt, cottage cheese, almonds, raspberries (and some walnuts and raisins after the picture!), a questbar & a celsius (Not because i need the energy, but because its delicioud :):)


  1. :) I love your positivity, Izzy! This really made me smile today :)
    I just have one question, and perhaps other readers coudl relate to this too. In recovery, it is common to feel excessively tired and drained of energy? Or is this perhaps to do with stress?
    I have found this week, now that I have been eating more and exercising less, instead of feeling more energised, I have just felt drained. I can't concentrate at all... college work is as non-existent as ever :( though perhaps this is just due to the fact I am very stressed and always worrying. :(
    Have a lovely day! :) (i hope you get to have some time to yourself so that you can enjoy your spell of creativity! :) ) xxxxx

    1. When you're body is working hard trying to repair itsself all the energy goes to that. To your inner organs and there is little energy left to anything else so its easy to feel tired, unconcentrated and just want to sleep. It could be due to not eating enough, so your brain isnt getting the energy it needs. Or it could just be due to recovery and the recovery process or it could also very likely be stress.Stress is one of the worst things for your body and you are under enough stress with recovery, your body trying to recover and you having to fight all your thoughts but then adding school stres to that as well.... that can definitely take its toll on you.
      So try find a way to destress and not worry so much. Much easier said than done, i do know that. But it will help you :)

  2. Office this morning, one of the girl told me I had a good look today....

    At the same time I was happy and freaked out.....

    In fact I have put on weight, but not that much: 600g

    Mixed feeling right when she told it: first hyper happy because I looked good and scared "did I put so much weight that she saw I looked "better"

    I feel a bit idiot.

    But anyway I will not consider it as a triggering negative comment or whatever....I will just try to shut ears and eyes and keep on going what ever comment or look of office chaps

    1. You shouldnt take that as a bad thing. That is a great compliment. Your ED likes to trick you into thinking that compliments are bad things, that when someone tell you that you look good that they mean you look fat. But that is not true.
      Think that now when you have gained some weight people think you look better, but if im honest... weight gain is not noticable with sucha little amount. However, it can be your energy, or this glow about you that makes you look better :) Take it as a good thing and you will notice that you might get more compliments, people telling you that you look better when you gain some weight!! They are all signs telling you that you didnt look good when you were underweight and that gaining weight doesnt make you ugly.