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, November 28, 2014

Set up goals each week

In recovery its important to have motivation and goals because sometimes it just isnt enough to be told that things will get better. But you need something to work towards. But also by setting up goals it makes you do things that you might not do other wise.

My suggestion is that every week you set up 2 goals such as facing 2 fear foods in a week. Or you go 2 days without binging or 3 days without purging or 3 days without exercise and just start off small. Focus on those things for 1-2 weeks and then after that add in another goal such as go 5 days without binging or purging or go 5 days without exercise or try another 2 fear foods during the week or add in dessert after dinner 4 days per week etc

Small goals which you work hard towards during that week. Sometimes it can be overwhelming when you need to focus on everything every week... but simply adding in 1-3 fear foods into your diet every week can make a big difference because those fear foods might give you anxiety in the beginning but soon they will be normal foods.

Also know, nothing gets better or easier unless you face those fears and make them easy! Think about all the delicious food you are missing out on, on the healthy balanced relationship with food you could be having but instead you are holding on your eating disorder. Think about what you are missing out on.

If it helps Email ME your goals each week and then email me again at the end of the week with your results and how it went.  That can keep you accountable when you have told someone your goals and maybe i can help motivate you :)



3 comments:

  1. Hi Izzy, I think that this is such a good idea and I have thought about doing it before, as it allows you to replace the feeling of pride and achievement of not eating with the feeling of pride and achievement at facing a fear of yours/reaching a goal. That being said, I have decided that one Sunday I am going to join my parents in going out for lunch with my Aunt and Uncle, and I am going to choose whatever I feel like eating on the menu depending on what I feel like and how hungry I am. Therefore, I will not plan what I am going to have in advance, or go for a safe option, but choose on the day and something I want. I'll let you know how it goes! xxx

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    1. * on this coming Sunday, not 'one' Sunday!

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    2. I hope your lunch went well and you were able to enjoy it and eat what you wanted :):)

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