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, February 16, 2015

Answers - comments

Here are some answers to a few of the latest questions in the comments :)

For your heavy weight training, do you mostly use free weights or machines?
 I dont use alot of machines... its mostly free weights and the cable cross machine :) I do use the leg press, adductor, leg extension sometimes... but i dont use any of the machines for biceps, triceps, shoulders, stomach etc and only a few for my back, but in general its free weights (and the bar) :) This is just a personal preference as i get most contact then as well as having to use your core more and work on balance :)

Do you plan to run any races?
Yeah im going to run a few races this year :) I have already signed up for the colour me rad race and also the Nike womens run :) So excited for those and then sometime soon im hoping to sign up for a half marathon (though feel i want to try run 20km again once the ice has melted and feel confident that i can and will be able to run the distance, before i sign up) and then im also hoping to run the midnight race again with my step dad :) And then if i see anymore races i can participate in i will sign myself up :)

how much can you lift on 'the big 3'? :) squat, deadlift, bench, i mean!
Im not so much into powerlifting or trying to take personal bests each workout so i am not super strong in those 3 exercises ;) With squats the most i have taken is 55kg, but because i have a hip problem and also can get quite alot of pain in my lower back because my back is arched i try to not use so heavy weights when i squat. Infact i dont do squats that often, i prefer other exercises ;) And with bench press... i never do bench press i only use the dumbell and there my personal best is 12kg in each hand....  And with deadlift my max is 80kg.... i love doing deadlifts, one of my favourite exercises but once again i need to be careful with it because of my lower back... :(
   Instead of looking down on myself and comparing to others, i think these are great for me :) I prefer to focus on contact and also i do things like super sets or drop sets so focus on heavy weight is not always the case!! I am not someone who writes down my workouts or tracks reps or sets, thats not really for me.

how much is your max for squats and deadlifts?? you look so strong!
Thank you :) I answered this above!

I was just wondering why you don't eat red meat?
I dont like the taste of it.... at Mando i had to eat red meat and i didnt like it. I dont mind white meat but i try to limit my consumption of it and try to eat more quorn and such when i can because i dont like how animals are treated.... and yes i know, eating dairy and all that isnt great for the animals either. And i could be vegetarian or vegan... but that is a choice i might make later in life. 

Hi, I have a question as well: does your school give a laptop to every student? Your school seems very modern from what you tell us :) maybe you could write a post about that..?
 My school doesnt give laptops to people... i got my school laptop for my birthday as alot of the work is done online and there is alot of essay writing, research and such where a computer is needed. But also i prefer taking notes on my computer than hand writing it all, it goes quicker with acomputer!! Some schools in Sweden give macbooks to all the students, though that is just a way to get students to go to the school... its like a bribe!! And  my school is quite modern.... not as modern as other schools in Sweden but its definitely not the most old fashioned, hahah :) 
   I can write more about my school if anyone wants? :)

This is just a few of the comments, and i will go back and try to reply to all of your comments once i get a chance :) If you have any more questions its just to ask!!


  1. I'd like to hear more from your school! :)
    And what do you mean with contact?

    1. I'll try write more about that then :) and with contact I mean like... you feel the 'burn' and contact with the right muscle you are training.... I. E sometimes you do some exercises but you don't feel any contact with the muscle at all, it's just doing an exercise but not feeling like you are working... :)

  2. Are you ever going to start a facebook or twitter page for your blog? Do you do the design yourself? Where do you see your blog in 5 years? Do you get any benefits (like money) from blogging?

  3. Have you read the 50 shades of grey book? are you going to see the movie? what do you think about the story ?

  4. Du är så stark izzy!! Kul att läsa om din skola också :)

  5. I would love to hear more about your school! Also, about how you went about finding what it is that you like to how did you discover that you enjoy HIT, or running, or being alone? xx