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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Accept your weight gain and love yourself
One thing which i get asked almost daily, is how to deal with weight gain, and how to love
yourself/like your body image again.
And i know how hard it is to gain weight, both physically and mentally. Most people think that it is
so easy to gain weight,and maybe at first it feels like you gain 2kg a day, but that is not the case. (Though yes
i amaware that some people gain weight more quickly than others, but that is due to many different
factorswhich i am not going to get into here. But in general, weight gain is not a super quick thing
unless you massively overeat or you have other issues/problems making you gain weight quickly)
Weight gain is a slow process and involves increasing calories over a longer period of time....
The most important thing with coping with your weight gain is, accepting that you are going
to gain weight. There isnt a way out of it. No matter how much you try, or try to trick with the scale,
avoid eating etc etc That is not helping YOU. Because gaining weight, that is for YOUR health.
Not for anyone else,but for YOU.
And dont see it as just gaining weight.
More like, gaining freedom, gaining life, gaining strength, gaining happiness.
Another tips is to get rid of your too small clothes.... they dont need to lie around your house...
they dont need to be reminders of something you want to forget. Instead, look forward to buying
new clothes that fit and look good on you!
Dont compare yourself to others, focus on yourself. Dont look at magazines where all they write
about is diets and weight.
Avoid diet/weightloss shows. And dont look at fitspo/thinspo... those aren't going to make you feel
Another tips is to find something which you love doing, and spend your time doing that.
Something which makes you happy and makes life worth living. Trying new things, doing fun things...
that is all part of recovery.
But it is also a good way to socialize, to feel happy and realise that life isnt all about the way you
look.... its about living.
So dont just sit inside feeling awful about your body. Instead, step out of your comfort zone,
do things which might scare you.... start living life!
Say positive things to yourself... be kind towards yourself. Even if it may sound strange, or feel
weird but Compliment yourself!!! Saying positive things, and thinking positive = positive energy
and good things happen... or thats what i believe anyway!