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

Translate

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Important reminder: Dont compare your everyday to peoples highlights and poses.

It can not be repeated enough, but what you see online is not always the truth. One photo or even 50 photos of a person with their 'perfect' body doesnt mean they always look like that. People look different, it all depends on the lighting, posing, angles etc
  You see yourself looking down at your stomach and toes. You see your stomach bloated after a large meal or even just a normal sized meal. You see yourself in the changing rooms and from weird angles when walking by a mirror. You see yourself when you sit down and also the fact that you are your own worst enemy. You look for your flaws and comment on your negatives, never focusing on your positives. And all you see in others is the things you want and you wonder... why does everyone else look so good and i look like me....

But stop with that type of thinking. STOP comparing yourself to others. Whether its your mum, sister, brother, friend, twin sister/brother or someone online... stop with it. If its comparison over social media, stop using social media for a while. If its someone close to you, then change your thoughts.... focus on YOU and YOUR positives. Be kind towards yourself and stop wanting to change your body. Because happiness does not come from a certain body size or weight because those things will always be changing.

Anyway, below are some posts found online which might be helpful for you and help you to stop your comparing!!!




Hey guys! so, i would like to say a few things about fitness pictures that everyone should remember if they look at them. in picture 1,2 and 3 i tense up my muscles, so you can see them. i work hard for them and i’m proud about how far i came the last 4 months! :) it’s a nice feeling to see and feel muscles and to feel fit! 💪 BUT: i want you to realize that my body doesn’t look like this during the whole day. i mean, who the fuck tenses up his or her muscles all the time? right, no one because you have better things to do. in picture 4 you can see my stomach being chilled, THIS is how i look during the day, and it’s normal that your muscles don’t show up the whole day. in the evenings i’m also bloated as many others, i drink around 4-5 liters of water/tea a day and eat like a normal person, so there’s no way to avoid it for me. but it’s okay, no one is perfect and looks good all the time. if someone uploads a picture of his abs/bizeps or whatever they want to show you the muscles and tense them up for the picture. i mean, all of them are fit and lift weights or do sports but i’m sure they don’t look like this when they’re sitting around or walking through the city. never compare your relaxed body to pictures and photos of others 😉 just wanted to say this. lots of love to you 



just another reminder that there’s a difference between chilled and tensed up muscles. right side is how i look during the day (right before lunch) and left side is how i look when i tense up my muscles 💪 so no, my stomach isn’t flat all the Time 😉



I made a “20 second before and after” video because a while back I did a before and after shot similar to this one, about just how easy it is to fool people into thinking their products work, when in fact, the “model” is just very good at manipulating their body. But I think it’s much more than that. It’s also here to show you that most instagramers don’t walk around ripped as fuck 24/7, it’s about finding the right angle and the right picture from 20+ other pictures. So don’t feel let down if you’re bloated after a meal or don’t look flattering in clothes that don’t fit in the most flattering way. You are human and everyone experiences this.


allyfit:

timeformetobehappy:

Okay I don’t really want to post this but here goes.
First picture I’m standing with good posture. Body looks good. But I still have tummy rolls! It happens! They exist and they aren’t going away! Big round tummy rolls. Stop trying to make them disappear. Be happy with yourself, love yourself. Accept yourself. And aim for healthy. This body is healthy.

yeees!

Okay I don’t really want to post this but here goes.
First picture I’m standing with good posture. Body looks good. But I still have tummy rolls! It happens! They exist and they aren’t going away! Big round tummy rolls. Stop trying to make them disappear. Be happy with yourself, love yourself. Accept yourself. And aim for healthy. This body is healthy.




^^sort of rolls... though they arent an accurate representation, but there you see anyway ;)



4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this post Izzy, it really helped me today xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you found it helpful! ! :)

      Delete
  2. Hi Izzy, thank you very much for this post. It is kind a relief to see that even skinny people don't have flat stomach all the time. But what if I am bloathed ALL THE FREAKING TIME? After lunch, before dinner, in the evening, in the morning, before my period, after my period. Like 24/7! There are rarely occasions that my belly looks flat. That's not normal And I am afraid, that i screwed up my metabolism and my body would never look normal again.
    I got a new job recently and my eating habits had to change, but I have the feeling, that I can't addapt to that and my body is struggling. I need to eat more, bigger portions and so, due to the fact, that i use more energy at work, but I am not happy with it.
    What am I doing wrong? What should I do with it? Is there any mechanism that helps to prevent bloathing? Will I look "normal" one day?
    Thank you so much for the answer! Have a nice day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bloating is normal and if you are trying to gain weight it's even more normal. The first few weeks of weight gain yiu are usually bloated most of the time. But it will pass. As you reach your goal weight and the weight distributes and you eat in a maintenance way then the bloating is less. But most people bloat, I have days where I am bloated all the time for 3-5 days straight. Drink enogh water, eat enough food and know the bloating will go away. Try not to panic about this.

      Delete