Life without Anorexia

My motto is
'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'

I am a generally happy girl who loves running, going to the gym and eating food!! Though my life has been very different.
I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia & purging tendencies & over exercising. I was depressed and self harmed. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
After alot of struggles, lots of ups and downs, suicide attempts, tears, anxiety, panic and never thinking i would be healthy.
I am now declared healthy from anorexia nervosia.

I have been blogging for 4 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 am happy and healthy and living my life. Going to school, meeting friends and trying to find myself in this world.

I write about my daily life, but also try to write posts about how it was when i was sick, advice and tips.
I am open and friendly, so dont be scared about writing a post or sending me an email at:


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Get to know me better questions

I thought i would answer a few 'get to know me better questions'. I just searched online for them... so here goes. Im guessing alot of the information will just be a repetition because i feel like i have answered every question there is about me? So if you have any unique questions or want to know anything about me, or my opinion or what i think, then just comment :)

1. Do you have a middle name?
I do... and ive posted it before, but ive gotten some information and found out some news which makes me apprehensive to post it again :) So sorry about that!
2. What was (is) your favorite subject in school?
This is really hard to answer because this year i really dont have a favourite... im doing the courses just because i have to, not because i am enjoying them. Ive always liked science and biology, so im taking science but this year its alot of the boring things that dont interest me... or its the topics which are just so wide and broad and just make your head explode trying to understand it all. Though i still enjoy it, so science for now anyway!
3. What’s your favorite drink?
I cant answer just one.... i am like a non alcoholic drink lover!!! Water, tea (all teas!), coffee, celsius, cola zero, bcaa (does this even count as a drink? yes it does!!!), home made hot chocolate etc
4. What’s your favorite song at the moment?
I am loving Oh! by Vallis Alps .... I listened to this song in a random playlist and i really liked it :)

5. What would you name your children?
When i was younger i wanted to call my child blueberry.... and that name is still stuck in my head. XD But i dont have any favourite names, so i cant really say!
6. Do you participate in any sports?
All XD Not any group sports but running, strength training, boxing, circuit training, HIIT, powerwalking.... thats it for now.But i do want to do crossfit, climbing, hiking etc

7. What’s your favorite book? 

I have read too many books to answer this.... but i loved Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn  as well as all of Jodi Picoults books and i also liked Cassandra Clares books (The Mortal Instruments series) and lets not forget the Fault in our stars which i read in about 2 days when i had a stomach bug!
8. What’s your favorite colour?
Hot pink!!! First time in my life where i havent answered this question with black!

9. What’s your favorite animal?
Dogs! Though when i was younger i went through a phase of obsession with zebras and mini hedgehogs!
10. What’s your favorite perfume?
At the moment its Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture, but i also love Daisy by Marc Jacobs.

11. What’s your favorite holiday?
Summer holiday!! But if you're talking about an actual 'holiday' then most probably Christmas!
12. Have you graduated from High School?This summer XD

13. Have you been out of the country?
Yes!!! Lots of different countries. Though not that many....
14. Do you speak any other languages?
Yes :) Swedish and a bit of french.... and like a little 0,01% irish? Does that count.
15. Do you have any siblings?
An older sister, step sister and half brother.....
16. What’s your favorite store?

All sports stores! Though it all depends how much money i have XD

17. What’s your favorite restaurant?
I love the vegetarian buffet place called Hermans in Stockholm :) But if we're talking brand places.... then i love this brand lunch place (cant remember the name!!) in NY where you could buy sandwiches/soup/salads and other type of food... and i LOVED their salads. It wasnt just like these tiny salads you get in Sweden and other places. But like an actual good, filling salad for a good price. I wanted to eat there like 4 times a day, just to make new salad combinations!
18. Do you like school? 
Yes and no.... i like learning, i like spending time with my friends and in general i mean essays arent so bad. I learn more from them than tests. But its the stress and the tiredness and pressure from school i dont like. But when im in University and studying something i have choosen to study and have more free time then i think it will be better :)

19. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?
I love lots of Youtubers! Pewdiepie (he's Swedish FYI!), Jenna Marbles, Superwoman, Thefinebros, and lots of other accounts :)
20. What’s your favorite movie? 
Shutter island, wildchild, POTC, and lots of other ones. But i amnt so good at remembering the name of films!
21. What are some of your favorite TV shows?(In no order, just what comes to mind first) PLL, vampire diaries, Orange is the new black, Desperate housewives, new girl, 2 broke girls, revenge, elementary, Sherlock and sooooo many others XD

22. PC or Mac?
PC, always and forever. I love my PC's and android!
23. What phone do you have?
Samsung galaxy 5! I can highly recommend it :) Especially if you use things like Google Docs/email/wordpress/blogger then its absaloutly great with the big screen!

24. How tall are you?
176cm... so 5'9 i think :) Infact this question is in the top 10 questions i get, hahaah XD

25. Any pets? 

Yes one dog who lives with me in Sweden and then another family dog who lives in Ireland, and 2 years ago our first dog passed away from cancer :(


  1. Hi Izzy, I loved reading more about you, it's really interesting! I was just wondering as well, I know that it's hard to answer a question like this as everyone is completely different, but I was wondering how long it took your weight to stabalise/plateau when you increased your calorie intake each time? Only I've just increased my calorie intake by 500 calories to enable me to put on a pound a week (as recommended) after my weight being stable in a half way recovering point for a few months, and in two weeks I've gained 4lbs...I'm fine with this, and know that initial weight gain is normal and it could even be water retention etc, but I was just wondering how long it normally takes for your body to get used to the extra calories to allow a more steady weight gain, and to plateau? Also, it would be great if you could write on how to deal with grief (i.e. a death in the family) when trying to recover, and also how to be there for others as they are for you?Xxxx

    1. Hello,
      Well with the weight gain it can usually take a few weeks for the body to adapt to the increase in calories. I.e if you increase with 500 a day it might take 1-4 weeks before you stop gaining weight with that increase. But it all depends on the person, at times in recovery I had to increase my meal plan every week, other times it went 6 weeks before I had to increase again. But you generally will have to keep increaencreasing during recovery and in the beginning you gain alot of water retention and such, so don't panic about that :)

      And with the other topics I will try to write about them :)

    2. Hi Izzy, thank you so much!

  2. Girl- thank you so much for your blog! It inspired to create my own at and it's all about my recovery. You were one of my biggest inspirations and I am so grateful for you!