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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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Difference between healthy exercise and obsessive exercise (vlogg)


Its roughly 13 minutes so kind of long and i apologise for that... but hopefully it might be helpful!

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BnNXvT8HpE&feature=youtu.be

14 comments:

  1. I just want to share how I feel. I stumbled across your blog about more than a year ago and at first I thought wow, this girl is so inspiring and look how she turned her life around. I didn't really have that many issues with my appearance or weight, I starved myself because of uncontrollable anxiety, but I wanted to learn more and find out if that really is anorexic or what. So hence your blog. But then I followed you on your blog every day and as time went on I realized that now I really do have a major obsession with what to eat and how I look. I feel you may be free of anorexia but you're still very much being controlled by your appearance. It's quite contradicting when you post things that encourage taking your focus off your body, but then your personal posts just scream body awareness. You say don't self check, but isn't that exactly what you're doing? You post soooo many photos of yourself, of you working out and posing at the gym. How is that a person who doesn't really care about what her body looks like. So many people follow you and want to be you, no matter how you spin it, the life you portray through your blog is the life they want. I've reached the point where I am so tired of being a follower because although intended to help, your blog is now a trend. You and your life are now a trend. That's flattering to you but don't you think it's time to move on. The things you fill your head with on the internet are the things you will become. Why the hell does physical appearance matter si damn much, or the way you posed, or what you ate??? There are people in this world who have so much suffering, who became people of such great character but always stayed humble. Take the emphasis off your bodies and onto something that will matter in your life. I'm sorry but when I die I don't want to just be able to say accepting my physical appearance and then writing a hundered posts on how not to care about bloating or eating candy is all I achieved.

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    1. I think that came off as a bit harsh(?) I think you have a very good point, but you should try not to sound so offending if you want her to actually take in what you're saying. It's important to not blame the large body focus on 'society' because truth be told, we are the people who make up society!

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    2. So I kind of agree with you that each person need to to change their mindset to get rid of the body focus, but coming at Izzy, like she's the villain won't help much

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    3. I'm the one who wrote the comment. It's really NOT directed at attacking izzy. It's just my frustration and anger over it in general. Lots of people are doing this now so I'm mad and tired of it. This is directed at EVERYONE both the readers and bloggers. Just think about what really matters and what's really important and do it for the right reasons for yourself without seeking popularity or happiness through following someone else's lessons or advice. You're only hurting yourself.

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  2. Great video Izzy :)

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  3. Guys, i think it's not fair to Izzy to accuse her of such things or give any opinion about her based on this blog. The blog now it mainly supposed to help people in recovery, as well as being a place to express the author's feelings. So the food pictures are supposed to inspire and body pictures are about strength, not body image. And yes, it might be triggering for some people, but everybody's disorder is different, and IF it's triggering or frustrating - DON"T READ IT. I feel like like i have to defend this blog and Izzy in the first place, because it saved my life, i found it right after my first suicide attempt and Izzy helped me though a lot of hard times. So keep your opinions to your self, or maybe write your own blog)))

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    1. You are right! :) but everyone are entitled to their own opinion - it doesn't mean that you have to agree with them :) 'critique' is often a good way to see things from others perspective, like how one is viewed from others vs. how one tries to be perceived.

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    2. Well yes, but somebody can see Izzy as a magical cat, it doesn't mean she is one. And if 'critique' is actually aimed to help, it should, in my opinion, be done in private, otherwise it seems like a public accusation...

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  4. I kind of agree with the 'accusation' they definitely have a point. It's not as if they're saying she's a magical cat. It's a very logical argument based on her posts. Let's be honest, what are you guys gaining from knowing every detail of her life? Yes, some posts are helpful and motivational but I think a person shouldn't feel the need to involve their life in it. I think a lot of body photos over and over and daily life updates is not always necessary. Why does it matter whether people see it.

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  5. This is Izzys blog. She can say or do whatever she wants on it. If you don't like it, don't read it. Personally I think she is an amazing inspiration and has nothing but the best intentions for her readers. I enjoy all of her photos and gives me strength. So for all of you haters out there, go do something with your life other than criticizing others.

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  6. I don't think izzy is obsessive with appearance she is just showing what she looks like to others can see that being a healthy weight is not fat. When I look at izzy I feel reassured that I can put on weight and not look disgusting. The reason she posts about bloating and stuff is because that's what upsets a lot of people when they have an ED and the reason she posts her food is so we can see that big portions dosent make you fat. If she posted about other stuff it wouldn't be relevant for recovery. Izzy is an amazing person and it's unfair to critise her for trying to help. This is her blog and if you don't like it leave it but don't upset her. She is a lovely person that takes her time to respond to emails. She is the only reason I am not on the tube in hospital and I'm forever grateful.

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