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:


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Recovery reminders

For theses struggling with eating disorders: You always have permission to eat.
GET INSPIRED: My Definition of Eating Disorder Recovery I wrote this as a result of my frustration of the "idealized recovery" that often gets portrayed to the outside world
repeat daily: "My Body Deserves My Support." Pinned by
Eating disorders quote: There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn't matter anymore.
The only weight you ever need to lose is the weight of the world on your shoulders. | rePinned by
Quote on eating disorders: Recovery is a challenge but it's not as difficult as continuing to live with the wrath of an eating disorder.
Inspirational Quotes About Moving On | Page 3 of 5 | Femenista
For many in the battle --- perhaps recovery is more attainable if we redefine what that actually is. For I submit chasing recovery sometimes feels much like chasing Ed. In that I mean we think of recovery as something concrete does that make it unattainable??? Much like that ever unattainable ever lowering goal weight? maybe if we allow ourselves to go into that gray area to define recovery we will find some peace. Just maybe. sc


  1. Tack <3 precis vad jag behöver läsa just nu

  2. Hi Izzy. This was a great post and it really helped. I was just hoping that one day j would wake up and the thoughts would be gone. I need your help with something though (if you can help). Im not anorexic but i have/do have thoughts about food etc. Ive never purged(though ive tried) or fully starved myself. I just decreased the portions that i was eating. Anyway, i had lost some weight (about 20lbs). I didnt think it was that big of a deal but my mom of course flipped out. All my clothes fit my better and i just felt so much skinnier. I was always at a hwalthy weight though and so i started to see 2 pic in my head. One of me that was bony and pale, and the other that was rosy and running. I wanted to be happy and fit again but the calories wwee just always in my head. Anyway that was about a year ago. They are still in my head but I am slowly trying to get rid of them. At the moment however I've hit a wall. After a couple of months of staying at a steady weight, I went up last week about 3 lbs and jt really really scared me. a) because I don't think it's healthy and b) I'm a little scared of gaining the weight back so I was just wanting it to be gradual. I was put on a supplement drink past week and so when I saw the weight I stopped it...I'm having something else in exchange but befote I was having both the supplemery and the extra something. my dietician said thag it was just my body getting back on track from the weeks that I didn't gain anything and thag I shouldn't worry...but I am worrying....I don't know why I'm so scared of gaining back my weight. I feel and see myself getting bigger and my clothes are tighter and I don't like it . Not one bit. I love having baggy clothed (not for the look but more so thag u can movr around because I sit like a frog haha!) And my clothes are just getting smaller. Also what's really bothering me (and I think the most) is that my butt js getting bigger. I've always ever since I was little been self conscious about my butt. I feel like it's huge and I hate it! It's probably not as big as I see it but I've never liked it. That's one of the reasons u staeted to lose weight. First I exercised to make my butt smaller, then I started to lose weight cause I thought it would jusy make it smaller now I'm at a point where I don't think Ican gain any more weight than j already have. I feel bigger than ever and can see it. I dont know how i can go another 10 or so pounds. I'll be huge!:((( also my thigh gap that I used to have (I hate the fact that i like it but that's the truth) is going away and it's freaking me out and making me feel even bigger! I've never hated the top part of my body as it was always pretty small, it's the bottom half. Butt, legs, calves, etc. Any advice?? I'm sorry I know this is really long.

  3. Great post, really helpful, thank you so much Xx

  4. Fantastic post!, I sometimes have negative thoughts even in recovery, and this is a great reminder of how I should change them Thank you! xx