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 13, 2014

Taking a blog pause

Ive been thinking about it and i have decided to take a blog pause...  i know it will be hard as i love blogging, i love updating my blog. But i feel at the moment i cant do it.

I have alot of other things going on in my life at the moment and reading my comments has now become anxiety filled and something i dont want to do, rather than it being something i look forward to each day.

Of course, not everything i write or say people will agree with. I am aware of that, and like they say... you know you're successful when you have haters. hahaha 

Know, but in all honesty. I need time to think and instead am going to try not log onto my blog - though i most probably will.
  
I dont know when i will be back, if i even will be back (i know i will though :)). Not sure if i will be reached by email either... ill see how i feel. 

But i have so much work to do on my individual project so i am just going to focus on that this weekend and next week as well as spend alot of time with my close friends (at the moment there is problems in my group of friends which doesnt help either) and just take a break from things. Everything has just gotten to be too much recently, and even strong people need a break sometimes as well. 


43 comments:

  1. Sorry but if honest comments and not receiving constant praise give you anxiety, you are not suited for social platforms/blogging. Get real, you are so sheltered, it's ridiculous.

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    1. ...says 'Anonymous' *rollseyes*

      You do whatever you need to do Izzy. Obviously lots of us will really hope to see you back soon but your blog has to be a healthy, helpful thing for you too <3

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    2. You can have your opinions but you don't have to be so rude about it.. Izzy is just a human being trying to help others.. how can that be a bad thing? maybe its not the best way of helping by showing pictures of abs and just veery healthy food etc, i can agree with that, but after all she is a human being and she doesn't deserve personal criticism because she choose all by her self how she wants to live her life.

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  2. Hey Izzy, I'm sincerely sorry to hear blogging seems turning against you. But you know, for all this time I've been following your blog during my own way to recovery, the more I saw how I perceived it differently as I was getting better. Those times I would actually get "triggered" by seeing you having let's say "no-sugar something" instead of "regular one", I never wrote it, but now I know it was actually me still trying to hold on the idea that it was unfair that I wasn't allowed to eat those sugar-fat-carbs-taste-air-mass free food. Seeing it makes you want to be able to do the same, but you know you can't, so you hate those who can. So please try to see those comments for what they really are: frustration, envy and sickness. Someone sane shouldn't care. Best wishes, don't let people bring you down, what you're doing is pretty awesome. - C.

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  3. Hi Izzy!
    A pause can be a very good thing. Gives you time to think and get some distance :)
    I will miss your posts! You have helped me so much in my journey towards recovery.
    Remember that you can email me anytime :)

    -startingtofightfitlife

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  4. Hey Izzy,

    I hate to hear that some people or responses might bother you here. I mean...why? I love to read about your day when i'm on my way home in the metro or waiting for a bus etc. I just can't imagine someone being mean? All you write is so nice to read.
    I hope you can sort a lot of things out while taking the break and hopefully your friends can solve their problems. Now you have time to calm down, you've been working so hard lately...
    Read some books, enjoy some social time and please don't bother mean comments.
    I like your opinion and view of life, you are optimistic and joyful and there will always be sick and hateful people that just don't want to get healthy. Just as the person above me said. It's frustration envy and sickness.
    But you are healthy and happy now,
    And WOW you eat so balanced i can't understand why people say it's too healthy? I mean... isn't that the goal? The thing you've been taught all the time? To eat healthy and enjoy Chocolate too? So where's the problem?
    Please people reconsider. This is a personal blog not a platform for your complaints. Hate someone else plz but not Izzy. She's dang awesome.

    Hope to hear of your christmas!
    Christine

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    1. a blog is something public, making a blog comes together with positive comments as well as negative feedback

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    2. well negative feedback actually doesn't sound like "go back to the clinic", or am I wrong?

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  5. I already wrote my comment about this in your thought post earlier. I hope this break will clear things up for you. Just remember that anonymous yagging on the posts can always be prevented. And that whatever it is going to be, it has to be nothing but the best decision for your own self.

    I guess I should already give you a Merry Christmas wish just in case, and for the New Year as well. :)

    Take it easy and _live your life the way you want_. There's no sense in turning against your own philosophies.

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  6. Sad to see you go :(

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  7. That makes me very sad, but i do understand that you need put yourself first.

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  8. I don't know if you remember that, but a few weeks ago I've suggested you, to stop blogging for a while, because lately it has became a trigger for you. I think that this is a good choice that you've made. Hope you'll have a good time

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  9. I think you are a hupocrite and should stop blogging. you shouldnt be praised. you should go back to mando.

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    1. I wouldn't go as far, but she definitely is a huge hypocrite indeed and should reconsider many, many things.

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    2. seriously?? who are you?? thats really just so mean!!

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    3. actually there are thousands of blogs that really are fake. Hers is just not. She does not have to go back to mando. Stop babbling bullshit.

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    4. How could anyone be so nasty and awful? Does it feel good? Making other people feel bad? Do you think it's funny?

      I feel really sorry for you. Your life must be pretty miserable if the only thing that makes you feel better is making other people feel bad too.

      Please, for everyones sake just grow up. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Izzy is an amazing person and people like you could learn a thing or two from her, about being a good person.

      Please try not to take any notice of these people izzy.
      We know that what they are saying is bullshit. :) x

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    5. Izzy, don't listen to them. You helped thousands of people recover and have probably kept people alive. You are amazing and never forget that. You have only helped people, not hurt.

      I hope you can semi-relax and enjoy your break. Keep exercising and eating whatever you want! Everyone deserves that.

      <3

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    6. I dont see why you are giving her so many compliments? she s just fake and should stop blogging. i dont shes helped anyone, she cant even help her self.

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  10. Ta den tid du behöver. Kram!

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  11. Ypu think you are so special but really you're not. You need a wake up call.

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    1. I don't know why you are hating on her so much? All she is trying to do is help others. Don't take out your own anger and hate on her? You must think you're special hiding behind anonymous and bringing someone else down? Well you're not. If you don't like her or her blog then don't read.

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  12. Hi Izzy,
    I have to admit I was quite shocked and appalled by the negative comments posted on your blog over the past few days. Yes, I understand that everyone has their own opinions and it's ok to disagree sometimes. But to be quite honest I think some of the opposing opinions have been expressed in a way which is quite rude, insensitive and inconsiderate. I have been reading your posts every day since I started recovery too - it's part of my day really, reading your blog; and the advice you've given me via email has been just incredible. I will be so sad to see you go too but I totally agree with the comment that you should put yourself and your health first. You are an amazing person and I would hate to see you bringing yourself down just because some people aren't considerate enough to say what they have to say in a less hateful way.
    Personally I just dont really get how some people feel right in posting such comments like this on a blog which is clearly aimed at helping and reaching out to others. Enjoy your break Izzy, I really hope you are okay and dont ever forget, you are amazing and you will be missed very, very much x

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  13. dear Izzy,

    I respect your decision and i am sorry if i ever said anything not so nice

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  14. 'being attacked. No dont worry, i can handle those types of comments :)'. 1 post later - 'muh anxiety :(('

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    1. oh come on..... don't you have anything else to do than bring others down? its so unnecessary

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    2. I agree. How does it help anyone? If you get a kick out of it, then maybe you are the one with the problem?

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  15. Dang, so many comments like..., I've never actually read so many comments on any of her posts, its sad that most readers only comment when something unexpected happens, but its nice to see so many comments of support. Whoever has anything bad to say or rude, keep in mind, YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO READ THIS BLOG IF IT OFFENDS YOU!!!! Just move along and find something else that suites you and your needs better..Why waste your freaking time on something that annoys you? (even though its obvious that its for all the wrong reasons)
    And I think a little break will do you good Izzy, needless to say..You deserve it...for all the effort and work you put into this blog...just remember, many of your readers appreciate it...Chloe

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  16. Take the time you need, Izzy. Haters gonna hate. ..try to shake it of. I love your Blog and you are a wonderful person. I'll keep thinking of you :) :*

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  17. What is your instagram, would like to at least follow you there? :))

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  18. Although it is sad, but I think it is good to take a break. Focus only to positive comments. We all have haters. Dont let they intervene with our lives. But remember, haters don't really hate you, they hate themselves,because you're a reflection of what they wish to be :)
    -H

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  19. Hello Izzy :) your blog has helped me in so many ways. Thank you. Not all the posts relate to me or are relevant to me at the moment and I know that, such as exercise as I am still recovering. But your recovery tips and motivation have been utterly amazing. You have done so well to keep the blog going for all this time. Now you need to do something for you and if that means taking a break from blogging, or even stopping it all together, then that is fine. It is whatever is BEST FOR YOU. You are truly amazing and I will always remember the help and advice I have received through your posts. Best wishes Izzy. Much Love,
    Anna xx

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  20. Do what's best for you Izzie ! We're gonna miss you, you're such an inspiration and I think it's safe to say that you've helped and are helping a lot of us to go through recovery but not only, throught tough times also. Be prouf of what you've done, forget about those stupid comments. YOU know who you are and what you've done. See you soon I hope ! xxx

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    1. I agree! Well said
      -Anna :)

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  21. It is shocking (but not unusual) for so many people to be negative and downright mean. You know that phrase "mean people suck." It's true!! They suck the life out of people, especially well meaning, positive, well adjusted, and sensitive people. Take the time you need. I've been sensing that something's been up and wishing you all the best. Keep enjoying your breakfasts, your doggie, running, lifting, your new phone, your family......I've learned a lot from you and have enjoyed my muesli and nuts while reading your blog each day. You could even re-name your blog and get a fresh start.

    Take care sweet Izzy!
    Kelly

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  22. Taking a break just because you receive a few negative comments? Sorry hun but thats what happens when you have a public blog. You should know there will always be haters and learn to not be so sensitive. The world isn't all sunshine and rainbows.

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  23. Take as much time as you need, lovely. You spend so much time dedicated to helping people, it's about time you had some time for yourself. Sending hugs to you!
    Rose.

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  24. Hey Izzy! I'm really sorry you receive so many negative comments and 'criticism'... :( When I saw how many comments this post had I was first like 'oh, I'm so glad so many People commented and Support hersince this ist probably not the easiest Thing to do for her and I hope all those comments prove the haters wrong...'. But then I saw that there were many negative comments as well and I just can't believe it!
    I mean, do People not even read your blog? Don't they understand what recovery is about? You really don't deserve that hate and I think criticism is alright, but most of the comments are just stupid and anonymous, so I don't think you should take them too seriusely..
    Also think about how much POSITIVE Feedback you get! Think about all the People you could help by sharing your thoughts, and I know there are many.

    But anyways, I can totally understand your decision to take a pause and I truely Support you. Keep going and Focus on your personal well being! :)
    Lots of hugs!! xxx

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  25. Wtf is wrong with all these people who post negative comments. I think it's the same anon over and over again because you're such an AMAZING person!!! You are beautiful and kind, don't forget that. You've helped me so much! I understand you take a break but I'll miss you anyway. Xx

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  26. Yes izzy, Ignore all the horrible comments!! You are an incredible person and have given so much of your time to help others!! :) thank you so much and never forget how amazing you really are!!

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  27. Thank you so much for everything you have done:) Even if everyone doesn't see it, you know it and so do others that youre healthy and happy! People shouldn't criticize you for your choices and should know when to keep their mouth shut! I guess you can kind of look at this like exercise, sometimes you just need a break from the effects of it all. I hope that in time you get the break that you need. Ill still check your blog everyday incase you come back:)...its a hard habit to break :p

    Good luck with everything:)
    Hannah

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  28. I cannot believe the amount of asshats I have seen on this blog. That is uncalled for. Take all the time you need petal! We (the appreciative ones) will be here when and if you decide to return :D

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