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:


Monday, December 8, 2014

This weeks challenge

For this week i decided that i would do a challenge type thing - created by me, where everyday i will post 5 positive things. This is to get me - and hopefully all of you focused on the good things about yourself and positive things.
  If anyone has a blog please feel free to join in - link my blog and comment and let me know that you are joining! (I might even share a few posts :))
  And also you who dont have a blog you can still comment (anonymously, with a name, etc)  and join in!! Its going to be good thoughts and positivity all week!

Day 1: 5 things you  like about myself (not appearance)
Day 2: 5 things you're good at.
Day 3: 5 things yo want to get better at
Day 4: 5 things you like about yourself (appearance wise)
Day 5: 5 of your goals
Day 6: 5 good things you have done (can be today, this month, the year, you're whole life) OR 5 good memories.
Day 7: 5 things you are looking forward to


  1. :) this is such a good idea! :) Here's my blog Izzy :) I will post positive things for day 1 after breakfast ;)


  2. Great idea Izzy!! I would also like to say a huge thanks for writing this blog!! You have helped me so much you amazing girl :) I will join in too my blog is :
    Lots of love Livvy xoxox :)

    1. Naww thank you so much!:) Ill check out your blog now :)

    2. wait... i couldnt find your blog? Maybe you wrote it wrong?

  3. I have just discovered ypur blog and it is giving me so much inspiration to recover. I am kind of at a stuck point right now where i have been "IN RECOVERY" but am honestly not. I have been lying to my nutritionist and family about what ive been eating, not following my meal plan, and still restricting heavily. I want to start true recovery, but they keep upping my calories because they think i have been eating to my plan and just not gainimg weight. But i so badly want this to just truly recover and quit prolonging the inevitable and get back to the wonderful life i had. Any advice? Do you think i should just jump right into the very high meal plan? I just want oit of this viscious cycle.

    1. Ohhh thank you so much!
      I think you should eat as much as you can to begin with... but if the meal plan is set for you and your bodies needs, then i think you should try to follow it exactly. Because it wont help or benefit anyone and especially not yourself by cheating and eating less. So i suggest you do jump in and follow the meal plan.
      If there are any topics/questions you have, you can use the search button on my blog to see if i have written aboutt hat topic, and if not feel free to comment or email me :) And i will try my best to help.

      Stay strong and fight your ED!

    2. Ahh thanks so much for replying. Ive been reading your posts like all day and you have so much insight especially for how young you are and it is just really motivating. Its so scary but i just wanna dive in. Every day it is the same old "tomorrow i will start" and that tomorroe nevwr really happens but i am tired of making myself suffer. I dont have to do this to myself anymore. Right? So you think its pretty safe to just jumo right up from about 1000 cal a day to aroumd 3500? I know youre not a dr or anything but you seem to kinda knkw your stuff haha

    3. Ohh thank you :) Well instead of saying tomorrow... how about, for your next meal, whenever that is eat it according to your meal plan.
      Hmm, that is quite a big jump. I think maybe starting with 2000 for 1-2 weeks, and then after that increase to about 2500 and after that increase to 3000 etc
      Though i really do suggest you talk to your parents/nutrionist/doctor to get the help you need in the situation you are in.... you might get a new meal plan or something else to help you and to gain the weight you need.
      If you havent already, reading my post about why eating a low amount of calories is bad in recovery or why maintaining weight with low calories is bad.... that can help you to realise that you need to increase your calories to help your body and metabolism recover so that you wont face problems when you are a healthy weight :)
      But remember, im not a doctor, so getting professional help is recommended as well!

  4. This is such a great idea to forget about negative thoughts! I decided to take the challenge. Here's my blog, in case that anybody wants to check it: