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!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sometimes you need to see how far you have come

In recovery (or life in general) its so easy to get stuck thinking about how far you have to go.... thinking of all the obstacles and tasks you have to face in the future. Feeling overwhelmed with work, or feeling like its all too much.. how can you overcome another challenge?

Its times like that when you need to start looking into the past... thinking about how far you have already come. Whether you have just started recovery, or you have been in recovery for 2 years..... you have overcome some form of obstacle. Or maybe its just in general life.... for me personally, i sometimes have to look back in the past remind myself that this little stressful situation, ive been in a similar one a few months ago and i made it through. Remind myself of all those times i thought i couldnt get all my work done, or the times the anxiety was too much i didnt see how i could keep living or when i felt like just giving up because life seemed too tough. But i pushed through.... and sometimes all you need is that little motivation from your own past.... to see that you are stronger than you think and come overcome more than you believe.

I often dont recommend thinking too much about the past, unless you are learning from your mistakes, because nostalgia can often make the past seem like a better place when you are struggling in the present.

If you are struggling and feel like its too much, like you cant overcome another fear or challenge. Think of what you have already come... how you are stronger and can overcome obstacles. You just have to try.


  1. Hi Izzy :) this post reminded me of what's going on with me at the moment and I was wondering if you might have some advice.
    Iive been upset, stressed and down right miserable lately, and when I'm feeling like this I just completely lose my appetite because I feel so sick in the tummy about things that are happening. So the past two weeks I've barely eaten so I feel even more sick ! I can't see my mood picking up any time soon. Do you have any suggestions?
    Thank you, Bree

    1. I'm sorry to hear you have been feeling this way. I've actually been planning on writing about this... eating when you have no appetite, so I'll try make a post within the next few days. But try drinking liquids and making smoothies and milkshakes and such and also dried fruit and nuts is a good idea!!