Life without Anorexia

My motto is
'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'

I am a generally happy girl who loves running, going to the gym and eating food!! Though my life has been very different.
I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia & purging tendencies & over exercising. I was depressed and self harmed. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
After alot of struggles, lots of ups and downs, suicide attempts, tears, anxiety, panic and never thinking i would be healthy.
I am now declared healthy from anorexia nervosia.

I have been blogging for 4 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 am happy and healthy and living my life. Going to school, meeting friends and trying to find myself in this world.

I write about my daily life, but also try to write posts about how it was when i was sick, advice and tips.
I am open and friendly, so dont be scared about writing a post or sending me an email at:


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Because I'm happy....

The past few days, despite being bloated pretty much 98% of the time (dont know why...) i have still felt good in my body and just felt happy!! This morning when i went to the gym i had one of the best workouts ive had in a long time... im guessing it was all the extra food i ate yesterday, it resulted in so much energy and it went so welll!!! Left me feeling high on endorphines for a while.
  Then i came home and ate lunch and began working on my project and now 3,5 hours later its time for a pause and time for a snack! Also sometime during those 3,5 hours it started snowing like crazy... but i was so busy typing, thinking and researching that i didnt even notice it. So then when i looked out the window i was shocked to see the snow.... because as far as i am aware it hasnt been forecasted snow at all... infact its supposed to be a colourful christmas this year? Who knows maybe it will be snow for Christmas?
  I actuall despise snow... so im not as happy about it as everyone else, but there really isnt so much i can do about it than to just accept it and to make the best of it :) So thats what im going to do!!

This evening i need to clean my room and the house and go food shopping because i have invited friends over for dinner tomorrow and im thinking hamburgers with chips.... easy to make and make enough for c.a 10-11 people ;) (dont know where everyone will sit... it wasnt so well thought out :)). But im looking forward to it tomorrow :) They will get to see my new apartment as well!!!

Anyway, now my stomach is rumbling like crazy so i need to go to the kithcen and get something to eat :):)


  1. You SHOULD feel good! Because you are beautiful, strong, healthy, vibrant, and glowing. You are amazing!

  2. Hey Izzy I have been getting sort of made fun of for my healthy lifestyle and my love of healthy food and eating and love of exercise. People don't understand I guess and make jokes or annoying comments. What do I say or react to this? It's frustrating! And I know you've been going through the same things so I would love your advice.

    1. I know how you feel. I´m experiencing the same. I don´t really have anyone with whom I could share the excitement about working out and how good it feels to reach a goal or something. I feel that my family and friends just see me as the sick anorexic girl I was :(

    2. When you live a so called 'healthy lifestyle' it can seem kind of weird to others... and many might think its strange. But you have to know what you enjoy and know whether you like the way you live or not and whether its actually healthy or not. And if you like the way you live and its a balanced and healthy life then just keep going with that and explain to your friends and family why you enjoy exercising and why you may eat more of certain food compared to other food. Though you shouldnt deprive yourself or restrict. You should still be able to go out with friends and spend time with family etc.

      I think friends and family think its more strange and wont be as accepting if you prioritize exercise over going for coffee or meeting a friend. Or whenever you do go out all you do is drink water, then they will think its strange. But if you act like normal and show that there is nothing strange with you, its just that you exercise during your free time and as a hobby and when you are home you might not eat as much of certain foods.

      You need to stay strong if this is the way you want to live your life..... it feels really weird writing this because im so worried that someone will read this comment and think that with my words i mean that its ok for someone to stay strong and not listen to family and friends when they tell them that they are sick and need help. So thats not what i mean... but if you are healthy and living a healthy life then its ok to focus on that and not listen to what others say.
      Either ignore the people who try to bring you down or explain to them why....

      For me my friends never really understand why i exercise so often or why i dont eat red meat in the beginning but now when they see me run a 21km or do backbends or push ups suddenly they dont question why but ask how. !! They all know i want to work with health, fitness and exercise and they see how i am healthy and love what im doing so they are all really supportive of me as well as my family... though some of my not so close family can make jokes or comments about the way i live my life. But its just to shrug it off and not care what they say or think :)


    1. You put a huge smile on my face, thank you!!!

  4. I love love love your dress!!!!! That looks amazing on you!!!!

    1. Thank you :) Its actually a top and skirt... not that you can see the difference, or that it matters :)hahah

  5. hi izzy!! I've been so bbloated over the past few days as usual too :( but despite that I have actually felt ok!! I am so excited for Christmas!! Yesterday I ate LOADS of chocolate but I really enjoyed it and despite the fact I was so full I felt really happy!:) I think I am beginning to realise that it IS ok to be bloated and that it doesnt stop me from feeling happy in myself :)
    You look gorgeous in the pics Izzy! You are just so, so pretty :) xxx

    1. hahah bloating is pretty much always usual ;) dont worry it will go away though :) And sounds delicious with the chocolate!!! :) Thank you, and i hope you have a nice Christmas :)

  6. That little black dress was made for you! You are gorgeous!