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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Friday, December 5, 2014

Half recovery - and pictures that make me realise i wasnt healthy.

Half recovery... The stage where you think you are healthy, but really you arent.
You might be able to eat and close to your goal weight, but you still arent fully recovered. Trust me there is a BIG difference between half reocvered and fully recovered and you wont fully understand how big a difference there is until you are finally fully recovered.

You need to step outside of your comfort zone and do things that scare you... becuase it is scary to gain the last few kilo. To face all your fear foods and to let go of your eating disorder.

With this post i also want to mention that, it can be easy for thoughts to pop into your head where they make the past seem alot better than it actually was. Where thoughts tell you that you felt great, that you were happy and had energy when you weighed less and were sicker. But dont listen to that voice, because its not the truth. There was a reason you choose to begin fighting, so dont let go of that choice!!!
Dont let your eating disorder make the past seem like a better place, because it often wasnt. You need to let go of the past and look forward to the future!

These are just some of the photos from that stage when i thought i was recovered, eating enough and actually stil had quite alot days when i thought i was fat... which wasnt the case at all. And the portions i ate at that time....? No wonder i was so tired and depressed, my body was getting barely any energy. (Hence why i binged, purged and restricted as well). So if anyone thinks that the way i looked in these photos looks good.... then i can tell you that it is a very unhealthy body shape as i was using unhealthy methods to try to maintain that body... and this was still about 15+kg from my lowest weight.
























5 comments:

  1. Oh Izzy, your meals look SO MUCH more delicious now! And you are much more radiant!

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    1. I totally agree :) My meals are so much better now and i feel and look so much better as well!

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  2. Ah, this has helped me so much right now with my motivation to carry on and recover, and in decreasing my anxiety! Could you maybe do some more posts on half-recovery and how different it is from full recovery e.g. how much your thoughts change in full recovery etc in comparison to half-recovery (as it's hard to imagine when you're half-recovered), and things like that? xxx

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    1. Even if its tough, keep going!!
      Ill try write about half recovery and thinking, how it gets better etc as soon as i can :)

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    2. Thank you so much! You're amazing! xxx

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