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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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Getting positive feedback

Hello :)
  Final day of this year.... this morning when i was scrolling through my social media it was like a blast of '2015' and all of these quotes and pictures reminding you that today is the last day of 2014. And im pretty sure we are all aware of that fact by now... i have repeated it a few times myself.
   So instead i am going to write about something else.... and if you want to know my goals for the new year, you can scroll down :) And my plans for this evening are to be with friends and watch the fireworks :)  But first i need to find something to wear.... yup, that realisation when you wake up and realise you havent bought anything to wear and that all of your fancy clothes are too small XD  So i'll see what i do!!!

However, the actual topic of this post was to talk about positive feedback - from all of you. I get so many emails each day where its alot of negativity, hearing about peoples struggles and what they are going through. And i understnad, you want to share what you have been through and you want advice. But at times, i get an email with some positivity. Someone writing about their successes, even if its just telling me that they went for lunch and that they ordered what they wanted. Or they went to a sleepover and didnt compensate or even emailing me again after several months and telling me that they are healthy and recovered. And those types of emails - or comments - always make me so happy. Its like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day(or a rainstorm... depending on how many emails an how much negativity there is!)

I know that if you read my blog, you are most probably struggling and suffering - though not everyone. Though as this is an advice blog with posts to help you recover then you most probably arent recovered, because what would you be doing on my blog then? But i am sure that there have been times where you have progressed and overcome a fear and even if it may not feel good to you. Because there were plenty of times when i was told i was great for eating an ice cream but i just wanted to break down and cry, but actually hearing that you did a good job. That you should be proud of yourself and be happy over your success, that can change your mindset. So even if you may not feel great about it, you can still email - or comment (because YOUR successes will inspire others, i promise you!) - and let me (and/or others) know your success and progress :)

But it can also be nice to tell someone your progress which might seem silly to others, but isnt when you are struggling with an eating disorder. Such as you ate a bowl of full fat yoghurt or you used oil when cooking or even managed to stick to your meal plan or to not binge!

I was also thinking, should i start with the 3 positive things of the day? Or another positive challenge for the new year? I seemed to get alot of good feedback about those!





4 comments:

  1. Yesterday i was at a sleepover at my friend and we ate LOADS. I mean nearly 2 pints of icecream, 1 1/2 bags of crisps, 300gr chocolate and a bag of m&m's!! I was so proud of myself because this time i ate the day before and after like a normal person (not restricting like the other sleepovers during my recovery)
    Some may consider it a binge, but it wasn't. I just ate like i would have before my ED and you know what? It didn't make me fat or bigger! It only made me happier and proud that i've came so far :)

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    1. I'm so proud of you!! That is awesome and of course it's not a binge. It's being social and eating what you want even if it's more than normal, that doesn't matter!!

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  2. You're absolutely stunning! Tonight me and my family are going to eat very late which used to be impossible for me. But today I will show them all that I can do it! Also, my mom still thinks I weigh about .. kilos whereas in fact I'm almost 5 kilos heavier!

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  3. Yesterday my friends and I had stollen and coffee in the afternoon and last night I had a scoop of Ben and Jerry's ice cream! Ice Cream is so good and it's been sooooo long!!!!

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