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!

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday 4th Advent & my positives of the day

Hello :)
 Today is the 4th advent meaning that Christmas is just a few days away! Crazy how fast this month, and the whole year has passed.

Are you looking forward to Christmas? Do you like Christmas?

Personally i am not a Christmas lover... i dislike the Christmas songs, im not someone who decorates, i dont care for the christmas tree and christmas shopping stresses me out!! haha. Though i do love christmas baking and christmas food (im planning on making a post about typical christmas food, as i love it!) And i like giving the presents which ive bought as i like seeing their reactions and how happy the person becomes if they like their gift!

So today after a slow session at the gym i walked around town in search of the last Christmas presents. And im really happy with what i bought... for my mum i bought a thing called a Smartbox where she can have a massage or spa treatment or go to a spa!! I thought of instead of me purchasing just one treatment at some random hotel she can use the sort of gift card and go to one of the picked out places!! :) And for the rest of my family ive bought some things which i hope they like :)

Came home and ate a snack and then wrapped in the presents and then watched a film. And then ate some more while preparing dinner. Ate dinner... my computer crashed. Decided to make rice pudding asi have been craving it like crazy. I go upstairs to try to restart my computer, i forget about the rice pudding.. it boils over and starts burning. I end up dropping half of it in the sink... and then i start over and stay in the kitchen for the whole 30-50 minutes it takes. And ive realised that the more water i add to it the fluffier and softer it gets :) I also mixed in coconut oil into the mixture and YUMMM. Cinnamon, sugar and coconut rice pudding. Delicious.. eating a bowl and a half of it now :)

This has been my Sunday!! And i think im ready for Christmas... though i dont know our Christmas plans, haha. Not sure if we are going to be at home or not!

And to finish off this day my positives of the day:

1) Finished off my christmas shopping
2) Back to the gym after a few rest days
3) Rice pudding!!!
4) Its soon a new year... (can this even be a positive of the day? Its just a general positive i guess!)

What are YOUR positives of the day?

^^I dont know why the picture is in black and white?


  1. Hi izzy Ive been following your blog for a while now not so long though. Anyways, I reallly like your new body! And i see you visit a gym! Well Im in recovery for anorexia and Ive finally reached a healthy weight and 1kg away from being weight restored! I am now allowed to exercise again but this time i don't want to exercise to lose weight I want to tone my body! Im getting a gym membership in january after Im done with my finals but i really don't know what classes or exercises i should do to tone my legs and MOSTLY stomach(the area where most of my fat centers) so if you can help me with this, id be more than happy! I don't want to be all bulky just toned:) thank you x

  2. My positives for today :)

    1. Todays is the first day in a long time that I have not attempted to count calories!!!! I hung out with friends long into the night...morning actually haha...and so ive eaten God only knows what!

    2. I also haven't worried about what ive eaten!! Ive eaten so much junk in the past 24 hours that before I would be crying and restricting but nope! Im pushing on knowing that tomorrows another day. My dad and I are also making banana splits tonight with a bunch of toppings!!!! yum yum!

    3.I did some Christmas shopping today...Although I got more stuff for me than my family :( but I really never spend money or treat myself but I did today!! Which leads me to #4

    4. I HAD MY FIRST QUEST BAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh izzy!!! I now hate you hahaha :D Not really but im going to go broke now!!! I got 2, cookie dough and cinnamon bun. I was going to get the peanut butter supreme as im a peanut butter addict but I got the cookie dough one. At first I started to compare the nutrition but im like who cares I want this one! Ahh I spent so much money today!!!

    I had the cookie dough one as soon as I got out of the store!!!! :p Im going to try and save the cinnamon bun one for Christmas to treat myself but I don't know if ill make it that long! Luckily the store that has them I far away with a lot of traffic. Ahh it was so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

    Even though im not having the best body image day...or maybe im ok, todays just been a weird day but I guess its been a pretty good day. :)