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:


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Just Smile

Just smile...
Its easy to forget to smile in the chaos of life.... naturally our mouths turn downwards and we walk around with a frown on our face. Yes, i am one of those people who naturally just have that 'bitch/tired' face on....
But i try my best to smile as much as i can.

And today im smiling because...

Cookies are so damn delicious

My bread turned out really good - and im happy with the 2 loaves im bringing tomorrow!

Tomorrow its an early morning work out - ohh my gosh, im so excited. You know you love something when you cant wait until your alarm rings so that you can get up and do the thing you love!

I passed my french test!

I will get my phone tomorrow... or actually its at the post office now, but i need my step dads ID to go get it, and as he is away at the moment i wont get it until either tomorrow evening or Friday evening... its so frustrating knowing that my phone is sitting in a package only a short distance away, yet i cant go get it!! haha Must frustrating thing ever. Like when you go to the shop and are about to buy something and you realise you forgot your money..... !

And im smiling just because :)

What is YOUR reason to smile today? Or maybe you havent had a reason to smile yet, well then create a reason to smile. Look at a funny video or gif or call a friend etc 

(apparently my mirror had loads of smudges on it?!)

^^got a little burnt :)


  1. my reason to smile was the fact that we didnt have a maths lesson ;p

    1. That is a good reason :) I have no maths lesson today ... though im good at maths, its still nice to get a break!

  2. It has been raining for a week and this morning when I woke up there was no rain!

  3. Hi Izzy--I just found your blog! I'm enjoying reading about your journey. :) I'm smiling because even though it's winter, it's still colorful in a subtle way and there's a lot to notice outside. --DC

    1. Thank you :) So far there is no snow in Stockholm, so its nice that you can still see the colours and not just white :) Definitely a good reaon to smile :)

  4. I have a reason to smile because I once again reminded myself that I learned the original Pokérap by heart last week. I also noticed that I actually can make some people laugh without even putting much effort in it. I wore my new broght yellow skirt for the first time and am not in any hurry with any school responsibility.

    Just for instance :)

    1. These are all great!!! :) Whats the Pokerap``?

  5. A reason for me to smile today is that I had an awesome conversation with a girl in my class, I feel very good about a quiz I had today (this doesn't happen so often, especially in math), the weather is finally somewhat cold instead of the hot sun beaming at you which I'm not a fan of during the fall and winter n ;), I did my homework in school after classes in school so once I was home I had no schoolwork. Although today I was feeling stressed and down towards the end of the day Im planing on having dinner right now, eating some ginger bread cookies I made with my little brother (another reason to smile!) and maybe watching some series or videos, just relax :)
    Izzy, you are amazing. No matter how stressful a day you had or sad you are, being positive can help that little bit and get you started with feeling more positive :)

    1. Thank you :) And these are all great reasons to smile!