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, February 25, 2015

Questions and answers

Time for another Questions and answers!!! 

I thought if YOU have any questions or want me to talk/write about anything then just comment below and i will try to answer them in a post or a video, or i will try to write about the topic in a post :)
   I need some inspiration and want to know what YOU want to read more about :) Ive said i will write about so many things that i have lost track of all the topics, hahah!!!

So COMMENT BELOW with questions, about anything or topic suggestions!!!


  1. Name 5 random facts about yourself. What animal do you think you are like? Name 5 things you don't like.

  2. Izzy - how did you make up your training plan? I want to make my own and i want it to be effective. A y suggestions? Did you research anywhere in particular?

  3. What do you think about "magical thinking" ? My therapist told me about this today and I'm quite confused about whether or not it's a positive or negtive thing to think like that. I need opinions from other people ;)

  4. What would you recommend how to start to strength train a little? Should one go to a gym and ask a trainer/coach or do some research and maybe start on one's own with low weights or only one's own body weight at home? I don't mean in a way to get bulky but to get a little stronger and to boost my metabolism :)
    In what language do you talk to Anko - English or Swedish? And in which to your family and friends? :)

  5. How many calories should I take in recovery? How many time should i eat per day? Will I get super hungry?

  6. Why don't you want your family to know about your blog ? (If I am right in thinking that they don't know).

  7. How many meals do you think it's best to eat per day? How much water should I drink per day? Do you think it's ok to drink a few cups of coffee each day? Should I drink less water and coffee in recovery?

  8. why does food give us so much joy? why do humans love food so much? (at least i do)

  9. I've had a bit of a relapse but now I'm going for full recovery again. I really want to get a stronger body and have more energy to ride my horses again. I know I have to challenge myself to try new things but right now I am so stuck in my own routine and it's hard to get out.. Yes, I am following my meal plan, yes, I am gaining weight. But still, I have this fear of trying new foods (especially when I know they contain more calories) and I still have the urge to exercise..

    Do you have tips on how to cope with accepting weight gain, challenging yourself to have new meals, changing your routines and things to distract yourself from exercise?

  10. How would you define healthy? How do you know when you are healthy?

  11. hej, gillar din blogg!

    jag har haft anorexi länge och fått mycket olika behandlingar men aldrig riktigt blivit frisk, det har gått mycket upp och ner. Jag vill inget hellre än att bli frisk. Jag har alltid varit väldigt strikt och ordentlig när det kommer till måltidsordning. Min ätstörning har dock ändrats det senaste året till att jag började hoppa över näringsdrycker, mellanmål etc (från början för att jag inte hann eller prioriterade andra saker, som att träffa folk etc…inte för att tappa vikt)…för att då inte tappa i vikt ersatte jag dessa kalorier med godis, chips, kaloritäta saker (mest "skräp" och mkt socker)…problemet är att detta har utvecklats till att jag känner mig beroende av att "spara" kalorier så att jag ska få dessa stunder med massa godis, chips etc (för jag sparar allt till en gång och sen tokäter tills jag mår riktigt illa och inte får i mig mer…alltså onormalt mkt även för en frisk människa). Jag njuter av dessa stunder, dels är det gott, dels känns det bra att kunna, och tillåta sig att äta obehindrade mängder av livsmedel som har varit så förbjudna för mig. Detta har dock blivit ett problem eftersom jag inte kan komma framåt i min ätstörningstillfrisknande pga detta. Vill sluta "spara" kalorier och efter det "hetsäta" upp dem och sen vara strikt med maten. En mod cirkel. Jag kräks absolut inte och känner inget sug eller behov av det. Känner mig fast och vet inte hur jag ska ta mig ur detta. Tror mest att det beror på ett psykiskt begär att FÅ äta obegränsade mängder och tänkte att om jag bara gör det några ggr så försvinner det nog, men jag känner fortfarande det behovet. (till detta hör att jag var lite knubbig som barn och min mamma var strikt med vad jag fick/inte fick äta…så det är och har alltid varit mkt skuldkänslor inblandat i att äta vissa livsmedel för mig)

    Har du några tips och råd!?!?!
    Hur tar jag mig ur detta, hur kommer jag ur att känna ett behov att få och vilja äta tills jag mår illa…

    du är ett föredöme och jag gillar din blogg!
    Jag vill så gärna bli frisk och fri!


  12. Hi Izzy!
    I´m afraid of getting into the healthy weight range and still be stuck in my ed mind, rules, obsessions, fears etc. And that everyone will see me as healthy and stop caring even if I would still live in this tortured mind. And I´m afraid that I was meant to live this way and never be free. I have a lot of fear foods and I exercise and compensate for my food intake everyday.
    Do you have any advice?
    Thank you!

  13. What is A's job? Where would you like to work as a 'summer' job(just to earn money, but not as a permanent job)? :) does anyone else in your family like running? what does your sister study? is there an animal you don't like? what is your favorite color? favorite song? If you could have a superpower, what would it be? did you watch the Oscars?