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: lifewithoutanorexia@hotmail.com

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Being in recovery is not the same as being recovered.

A reminder which i want to give you all who are in recovery is that - You are not like normal people or everyone else.

The same rules dont apply to you. There are certain general rules which are given to normal, healthy people to help them maintain their weight and to live a healthy balanced life. Among some of those rules is to not eat if you arent hungry, to not drink your calories and to try to get regular exercise... amongst other guidelines. These however, DONT apply to you if you are recovering from a restrictive eating disorder.
   Then actually its helpful to drink your calories and your body needs rest so the regular exercise isnt needed and not eating if you arent hungry... well you need to eat anyway. If you want to eat ice cream 5 days a week.. do that. There is no problem with that. And generally speaking, if its not a binge there is no such thing as too much in recovery from a restrictive eating disorder. However if you begin binge eating, then its not good to go overboard and just eat and eat and eat.

Its easy though to want to follow the 'guidelines' which everyone else does, but they dont apply to you. Instead you need to focus on doing the opposite, almost. Of course if the only thing you are eating and drinking is 2500kcal worth of ice cream, orange juice and chocolate then that might not be the best for your insides. But im guessing that not alot of people recoverin from an eating disorder do that....
  But you need to remember that different rules apply to recovery. You dont need to worry about the latest diet or eating low carb or intermittent fasting etc you just need to focus on eating your fear foods, eating enough and regularly and gaining weight if necessary.





8 comments:

  1. shame you're so fake, with your calorie-free sauces (so healthy and pro-recovery lol) and photos on which you do your best to create a thigh gap :/ though i get it, you must be upset you gained weight recently, hahaha

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    1. Im not really sure what you want with this comment? To make me sad... bring me down? Take out your frustrations and anger out on me? Well its not working.. if you dont like me or my blog you dont have to follow.

      Please take your anger and hate and write it on a piece of paper and burn it up... you dont need to take it out on someone else. Anon hate is as low as it gets, remember that.

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    2. That's such a horrible thing to say. Here's izzy poring her heart out to help others something that is hard and not easy to you and then you have to go and put her down. She doesn't diet she eats HEALTHY also she is recovered she's bern through it. I can't believe someone would be so horrible and paint her out to be a hypocrite when in fact she is preventing others from sinking that low. You might even trigger someone with comments like that as they might stop listening to izzy. As for you izzy don't listen to the haters its a great post and definitely targeted some of my thoughts thank you for your help. Your so kind be proud x

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  2. You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle :) you are doing great izzy and we all love you!
    -H

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    1. This is so sweet and the perfect reminder which i needed right now, so thank you so much!!

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  3. I'm half-recovered from a restrictive eating disorder and I live with six girls so those health fads are always being mentioned. This was such a great reminder for me, I really needed it. Thank you!

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  4. :) Thanks so much for this Izzy, I too live in a very active family and I find it so hard to not compare myself to everyone else - my mam and brother doing their workouts, my dad cycling to work etc when all I'm doing is sitting around. I feel so lazy and inactive in comparism :( And everyone else is on low-fat products and focusing on healthy, low-calorie options whereas I have to do the exact opposite.. it's really hard!! But this post is really helpful :)
    hope you're ok Izzy <3 dont forget - you are such an incredible person and we all know you're not a fake, you and your blog are just amazing and you help me ( and so many others)so much every day <3 xxx

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  5. Thank You Izzy, it's exactly what I needed ! Warm greetings x x x

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