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, January 19, 2015

Positive recovered Challenge

A few months ago you may remember that i made a Positive challenge with the aim of seeing the positives in life and also within yourself. Its so important to be positive in everything you do, because even if life is tough it doesnt help when all you see is the negatives of everything. I didnt manage to finish that challenge though due to something occuring. But thats life and instead i have decided to make a new challenge for numerous reasons 1)to make sure that i have something to post everyday 2) i know there are alot of people who have started new blogs so by joining in in this challenge it will give you more publicity i.e comment on my blog and i am sure many of my readers will click your blog :) and 3) i want to help motivate you to want to recover.

I know most of my readers arent recovered so i will adapt the questions based on whether you are recovered or in recovery. (If you have recovered you can feel free to email me your 'post/answer' to the days question everyday and i can post it to help motivate others!!!)

Day 1)
What is the best thing about being recovered? / What are you looking forward to most about being healthy and free of your eating disorder?

Day 2)
What are things you do now which you couldnt do when you were sick? / what are the things you want to be able to do(again) when you are healthy and recovered?

Day 3)
What are your goals this week? / What are your RECOVERY goals this week?

Day 4)
What were the things that scared you most about recovering when you were sick, and how do you feel about them now? / What things scary you most about recovery... and can you give a rational reason why those things shouldn't scare you? Or write a plan about how to overcome those fears?

Day 5)
How is life like after being recovered? / How do you want your life to be like after recovery? What changes can you make to reach where you want to be?

Day 6)
What are your goals for the future?

So from Tuesday to Sunday i will be answering these questions, i have created them myself so some may be a little silly. But i will try my best to answer them and hopefully motivate you all a little!!
  Even if you dont have a blog you can still try answering these questions and give yourself a little motivation, and feel free to email me with your answers and let me know if i can publish them!

And if you have a blog then COMMENT and leave your link (in the name section) so that i can read your post :)


  1. Do yo do yoga? Can you do armbalances like crow pose or handstand? :)
    I am just wondering as you once mentioned your mom is a yoga teacher.

    1. No i cant... but i was alot more flexible when i was younger and could do a whole range of poses, but then when i was sick i lost alot of that flexibility and now i have hip, knee and lower back pain so some yoga poses i dont dare to do...... and i dont practise so much yoga either, when i was younger i did yoga almost everyday with my mum.

  2. Okay why not it sounds like a great challenge!! Although I will start tomorrow as it is currently 11pm in nz :) my blog is loveisstrongerthanthepreasuretobeperf

    1. Oops it cut off the end, that wasn't meant to happen, I should be more careful at reading before pressing publish, sorry add to e end
      Sorry!! Lots of love Livvy xoxo

  3. Hi Izzy! <3 I will most certainly be participating in your positivity challenge !! I really love doing these and I think positvie-thinking is fundamental in recovery and for life in general :) here is my blog!

    have a lovely day everyone :) xxx

  4. This sounds like such a great challenge!

    1. Hello :) I saw your blog and the posts look great, but i couldnt comment :(:( But hopefully you see this anyway!

    2. Hello :) I saw your blog and the posts look great, but i couldnt comment :(:( But hopefully you see this anyway!

  5. If you just click on my name my blog will pop up :)

  6. Hi Izzy, I just want to say how much your blog has helped me and it inspired me to try blogging myself! I've just started, but I thought I'd give your positive recovery challenge a go.
    My blog is:

  7. Hi Izzy!! This sounds like an awesome challenge!!
    heres my blog :)
    The post is titled: Challenge: Best thing about recovery!!!

    1. Though I think it would be easier to just click on my name ;)