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:


Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Hello :):)
   Creativity and motivation for blogging is pretty much gone at the moment, but i thought i would write a little update :)
I am also curious to know, what do YOU want to read about? I know my blogging hasnt been the best lately, but it feels like there are less readers at the moment and i dont know whether thats because im just boring, posting lots of useless things or well.... because people are just too busy to read my blog - and thats fine :) Infact, its great if you are out and living your life and dont have time to read a blog! :)

But let me know what you want to read about :)

Today has been one long day, and its only 6.30 pm. I woke up at 4.30am and couldnt fall asleep again, despite not having to get up until 6am..... so i just spent some time online, some of you might notice that you got email replies from me at 5am? hahaha Guess thats what happens when i cant sleep.
  I was at school this morning for my first 3 lessons to get the information and work i needed and then i came home after 12pm and made myself some breakfast type food for lunch... and lunch type food for a late snack? Weird signals, atleast im feeling today.
   But otherwise things arent much better... i cant hear anything, i cant breathe, i cant swallow. But my body has the energy of an athlete... almost? Or maybe thats all in my head?

Ive come to the conclusion that i think its some bacterial infection i have gotten..... (though im not going to self diagnose!).... and i know, many people (i.e ive gotten a few emails, my friends and even my family) think its the so called kissing disease.. wouldnt surprise me. But no... because it apparently takes 4-6 weeks for symptoms to show from when you were infected. So its not that, hahah XD Though i think it could be because on Thursday and Friday (last week) when i didnt have a water bottle in school i drank from the school water tap.... and well, 2-3 days later i have swollen glands, chest tightness etc I mean really im not even supposed to share a water bottle or glass of water with someone else, which i am 60% successful with! But then all off a sudden i go drink from a tap where like 50+ other people have?.... dont really know what i was thinking. Dehydrated and in need of water i guess? Though it might not be that at all.... but thats the only real reason i can think of.

Sooo... enough blabbering!!!

Let me know what you want to read about and i will try my best to make a post :)


  1. how about a post with some questions a person can ask herself/himself to see it he/she is really recovered?

  2. or you could write about what being REALLY recovered means, like for example which taughts are a sign that you arent actually fully recovered and some examples from real life/you life which could apply to all of us

  3. It's called Mononucleosis ;) Jult wanted to let you know. Hope you feel better soon <3

    1. Hah yeah I know, I Googled it.... I just forgot to put the actual name in my post as well.... I blame it on how I'm feeling at the moment. XD and thank you!

  4. Some questions :

    What do your parents work with?
    Do you have any siblings?
    Do you have/had any other pets... apart from your dog?
    What is your best general advice to people?
    What type of person are you in a group of people?
    Are you a leader or a follower?
    Name 5 things you want to do in the next 5 years?
    What are 5 of your cheesy dream things... like kissing in the rain (exmpl)
    What are 5 of your nightmares?

  5. Hey, Izzy! To be honest, I think your blogging is amazing! I just come here every single day just to see if you have updated something. I don't know, but I feel like you're a close friend (I know it sounds weird haha). But I think you should just continue on doing what you already do, cause it's been helping me a lot. I think it's the simplicity of the things you write so well that makes us relate to you.
    On another note, I hope you get better soon :) And keep on posting, sweetie *-*

  6. I would love some posts on how to cope after recovery. I am weight restored but still have a way to go mentally (i.e. feeling ok eating less healthy foods etc.). And like someone said above, questions to ask yourself to help determine when you are fully recovered. LOVE your blog Izzy!

  7. Hi Izzy,
    maybe write about how to decide when to see a therapist or nutritionist. I'm not weight restored, but also not a minor anymore so I get to make a lot of these decisions on my own. Also, I love your blog!