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:


Thursday, November 20, 2014

What i would do if i didnt blog

This was a question i have been asked a few times before and was asked again a few days ago..... What would i do if i didnt blog?

Its hard to answer this question.... but it's something i have thought about as well. I spend alot of time on my phone, not because im texting people or watching memes etc like my friends do. But because i am sitting and emailing people, or im writing a blog post.... though this isnt something other people are aware of. They must just think i am addicted to my phone.
  But its the same when im on the computer, sometimes my family can think that i just sit in my room on the computer. But if im not studying, i do research or i write posts, or i answer questions and emails. etc So i wouldnt call myself just a normal teenager who is addicted to their phone and internet.Because that isnt the case... when i say that i dont want to go X days without internet, its not because i feel i need to check Facebook or to be connected on Instagram. But its not having access to my blog... not being help others and write.  If i didnt enjoy blogging trust me, i wouldnt be blogging by this stage. Because i call it my vonultary job. Its not even a part time job, its a full time job. Many people look down upon bloggers who have a blog with thousands of readers and get paid for that. They think that those people are just sort of lazy, the same as youtubers. But that is not the case... i can say that blogging requires alot of work. I would in all honesty call myself a lazy blogger. Because there is so much i could fix on my blog but i dont really have the time for it, but also im comfortable with my little blog..... ive thought about trying to expand it but at the same time. That thought scares me. I already have thousands of readers, think if that number doubled and suddenly everything i write would be read by so many more people. All with their opinions and judgements, it could also lead to hate comments which luckily i have only recieved few of.

But back to the actual question, what would i do? I can imagine i would be alot lazier and not as organized or prioritized. I dont think i would have as many pictures as i do either... and no food pictures ;) hahah
  I would just be a normal teenager who had a past entangled with eating disorders. But i wouldnt be the person i am now either....
  My blog has been there throughout 75% of my illness. And the way i blog now makes me stronger, happier... helping others. Sharing my experience to help others in the same case i was.
  By blogging i have also learnt organizational and planning skills.... how to time plan, fit in everything i want to do in a certain amount of time. Learnt to look into the future i.e when i am busy i always make sure to schedule posts.

I have also made so many new lovely contacts which i love. Talking to people all around the world, learning more things, sharing my knowledge etc

So what would i be doing? Watching more series, maybe being out in town more or im not so sure. But i think somehow i would have started a blog anyway, or maybe i would have done more writing like poetry or fiction writing or more  journaling... now i dont do any of those as i just write on my blog!


  1. Do you have any advice on starting a recover blog or just a blog in general? Did you start out with so many followers/ how were you able to make your blog "known" without telling your friends about it?

    1. Most of those questions are answered in this post: & some advice :)

  2. Bloggers are SO not lazy! And it is so lovely how you put so much time into helping people Izzy!
    Did it take you a while to get followers? what made you actually start blogging when you were sick? xxx

    1. Thank you :)
      Yeah, it gradually grew... it was never a quick thing. So it wasnt really until this year that i realised how many readers i actually had. :) And it was a way for me to express myself :)