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: lifewithoutanorexia@hotmail.com

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Recovered role model stereotype - vlogg


Just some thoughts i had.
Hate making videos and hearing my own voice, but sometimes its easier to talk about things than write about them. It can be hard to get my message across with just words.

These are just MY thoughts, doesnt mean they are right.

11 comments:

  1. What a thoughtful post! I actually discovered your website a few weeks ago to learn about exercise. I have been in recovery for about 10 months now and started to really miss moving around, especially long runs through the woods. But I wasn't sure how to go about doing it without the fear of relapse. So thank you for being the role model for exercise after recovery, and thank you for your positive outlook on life :) You bring up some really good points in this video!

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  2. TI love this! People have to understand exercise, eating healthy, living an active, outgoing lifestyle after an eating disorder is OK! If they find its something they truly love, and are totally honest with themself then hell yeah! That's awesome ( like you Izzy! ). And everyone has their OWN balance of food and movement and lifestyle and the ED recovered stereotype you said is sadly what people believe we should all be! But no way! I love being active also, I love to eat healthy, have superfoods, have raw things, but also have cupcakes and chocolate and people always assume I'm this super hippie health nut vegan and I'm like no guys I'm not I eat chocolate to haha. People get so wound up in others lives I think that's justbwhat or reallly is. Loved this Izzy you are beautiful and awesome and inspiring!!!

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    1. Thank you!! And very true,people do get caught up a little too much in other people's lives. Though sometimes this is helpful when someone is struggling, but people tend to overanalyze things and become suspicious.

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  3. I found your blog a few months ago and have to say that your food posts are been very helpful (it may seem weird). Its just that you eat so much and still look so healthy! That really helps me idk like eat more and not worry so much about eating more. :)

    And do you eat fast food? (pizza, burgers, chips etc.) Do like them or you prefer something healthier?

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    1. Thank you :) I can try add more food posts :)
      Yeah I do... or its often homemade but I eat white burger bread, fries etc especiallywhen I eat with my boyfriend as he likes that type of food. I don't mind it, I wouldn't eat burgers and fries everyday but it's yummy once in a whiile :)

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  4. You have a very nice voice, honestly, so you don't have to be embarrassed or anything :) I never thought too much about this but now that you brought it up I do realize this can be common in people's thoughts. Me being recovered, a vegetarian and someone who loves running and exercise in general i know for myself that I am healthy. And that is what's important for anyone :)

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    1. Thank you :) I find its doctors and those online who have this stereotype usually friends and family are supportive as they can see you and your behaviour and can tell whether it's healthy or not. And I am so happy to hear that you are doing well :) hope things are going well in school for you!

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  5. You look so much more confident in this video than the previous videos.
    I think there is a fine line between "healthy eating" and eating for your health. as the first one is becoming more like an obsession in the world.

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    1. Thank you, and that is a very good point!! :) Thank you for mentioning it as there is a fine line!

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  6. Izzy ♡ i love this video and i agree with you! An eating disorder is tricky but its possible to be healthy again. And in my opinion people shouldn't focus on the past of a person. If a normal person who had never had an eating disorder, lyed in bed all day and ate chocolate like a recovery role model should, you would call him depressed. Its important to find a balance and to face your new challenges. The challenge for you is not eating chocolate but find your personal and healthy balance. Thank you for your inspirational video, your bravery to believe in yourself and your work you put into this blog. Hug from Germany! :) Anna

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