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!

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Resting

Hello :):)

How are you? :) And think about answering honestly ;)

Personally i am only 50%. Last night i barely slept at all - fell asleep around 1am only to wake up at 2.30am when my sister came home and then i was awake until 4.30am and then fell asleep until 7am when i was wide awake. Surprisingly i am not feeling tired at all, though i dont feel like doing anything today anyway. So that is exactly what i am doing.... nothing. I still have a sore throat which has also developed into a blocked nose. So garlic, C vitamin, copious amounts of tea with honey and other pills will be consumed today combined with doing nothing and hopefully i will be feeling better tomorrow and even better on Monday! Its the Colour me Rad run tomorrow but as it's only 5km, i am sure it will go fine and i will run it anyway unless i have absaloutly no energy or things have gotten worse. But i am already feeling better :)

It's nice to spend a day doing nothing! Cleaned my room, went to the store to buy 3 packs of beer (hahah XD - this is for my graduation. As its a tradition that after the class 'run out' out of the school they then get onto a truck which has been decorated and then the truck plays music and drives around the city and the students spray beer.... Sounds weird. I know, i cant even describe it in a way to make it seem normal or not so weird. It IS weird. hahah, i dont even know where this tradition comes from, but it's a fun one anyway! )I will post pictures and describe more on Tuesday after my graduation, so then it may seem more normal?

Do you have any weird graduation traditions in your country? :) Please do share!

For now i am going to continue consuming tea and maybe watch a film, or two or three. I dont have anything better to do anyway!

Ohhh, also my dad and half brother are travelling to Sweden today!! So i will get to see them either this evening or tomorrow!! I am super happy that they will be here for my graduation! :)


27 comments:

  1. Could you mabye write a post about NEAT (non-excercise-activity-thermogonesis...or something). How spountanious activity is our body's way of evening out the energy balance, when eaten too much or too little. Like if you eat an entire box of biscuits or 5 quest bars, then you will feel the need to move around and do something active, just because you feel you have extra energy for it. And the oposite situation - if you eat less than you should've, then your body will even this out too, so that you feel the need to rest.So there's no need to stress over eating more than usual, or even a little bit less - the body will even it out in the long run. If eaten "too much", then excercising for hours and hours to burn it off, may be a way of getting rid of the excess energy, but just relaxing, and to wait and see if you suddenly feel energized, will be so much more of a positive outcome. :)

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    1. Yeah i can definitely try do that :) It might be important to bring up as well because i especially notice it whenever i eat 'more' then i always have lots more energy and do more and am more active. But then on the days when i dont eat as much or less than normal, then i am more tired... and that is where things balance itself out. Its not compensation if you feel you have more energy... the point is that you use the energy when you have it!

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  2. The graduation tradition sounds really funny lol :) Good luck with your 5k tomorrow! xo
    http://www.libertylifeandselfhelp.com/

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  3. Don't worry, in our school the graduating class also drive around on a truck (but not in the whole city?! :D), and then they hand the others drinks and cake while kind of giving gifts and prices to their teachers. ;D

    Also, it is a tradition that each year, the students graduating choose a different motto that includes the word ABI (stands for our german Abitur), and everything has something to do with it. So I guess, you aren't really the weirdest people on earth! ;)

    Greetings from Germany! <3

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    1. Ohh i didnt know you had that tradition in Germany as well? Thats so cool! You learn something new everyday!!! And thats pretty cool about the other tradition :)

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  4. Wait, you haven't been shouting out about your Color Me for two months? Something isn't quite right.. I have a serious reason to suspect the blog has been hijacked.
    Let's be proper now. Good feet and lungs (luck isn't really the thing with running) for tomorrow. I'm on the same thoughts for a bit different reason. I only have two weeks of work this summer and the other one is next week. I've been a little stuffed since last night so today I just packed all my belongings into my bed. I guess I should've tried that garlic, too. At least I've got some writing done - I've written 11 pages since the summer break started.

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    1. haha, strange i know! I havent had much time to think about it... ive just been shouting about graduation!! I infact have other races which i am super excited about, but havent had a chance to think about them! Plenty of photos will be posted tomorrow anyway, so you will be glad that i havent shouted about it for the past few weeks ;);)

      Good luck with your work!! And thats great with all the writing, i actually got some writing done today as well which felt great!

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  5. I love your blog! It has given me such good inspiration.

    I'm from Norway and believe me, there is something about weird graduation traditions here in Scandinavia! I've also done the "studenten" with my swedish friends- it was so much fun! Grattis till studenten! I hope you'll have a great time and lots of fun!

    I was just wondering - I've been looking for treatment centers in Scandinavia as I struggle with anorexia and the norwegian system isn't well developed for patient over 18. I've looked at Capio Anorexi Center i Varberg in Sweden. Do you know anything about it?

    xx from Ia Johanne

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    1. Naaw thank you!! :)
      I have heard of the treatment centre and i have heard that it is good, so if you get the chance do try it. Especially if you dont have any treatment in Norway. Otherwise Mando is great, thats where i went :)

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    2. Thank you! Where in Sweden is Mando located? I am open for all kind of advices nowadays :) Have a relaxing Saturday - get well soon! :)

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    3. Stockholm ;) i think Mando is in another part of Sweden as well, I'm not so sure.

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  6. Hope you're feeling better love! :) I'm sure you could smash that 5km in your sleep!

    That tradition sounds awesome haha. I'm sad to say that I don't think we do anything like that in NZ. We love our beer too much ;) Congrats on graduating!

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  7. For us in the US, I guess our "tradition" would be the senior prank, and it's usually different every year. For this year the seniors SWITCHED HIGHSCHOOLS!!!! Seniors at my school went to another school while those seniors came to my school!

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    1. Hahah Omg, what a good prank!!!

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  8. Our high school graduation tradition was to steal the mascot thing. It was a mustang, so it was this huge horse thing on wheels. You're supposed to then sign your class year somewhere on it and get it back before it's 'missing.' I don't really understand it myself. I guess they're all sort of silly.

    But my addict (10 months sober) brain is screaming that it is such a waste of beer! lolllll.

    Hope you feel better.

    Much love, xx.

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  9. Why did you delete the "when my blog helps myself" post?

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    1. Yeah, I really liked that post! :)

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  10. our tradition in denmark is the same with the graduation cap/hat and the truck driving around town with drunk happy students. its a great time an real fun. do visit every students' home while driving around? in denmark wr drive every single house where parents offer drinks and snacks (the entire thing may last for more than 15 hours! its a long party!!)

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    1. Wow that's a long time to be on the truck. We just drive around town and it lasted around 2 hours! !!

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  11. In South Africa we have a big formal dance and dinner so all the girls have this amazing dress planned (sort of like a second wedding) and then each couple tries to pick the most bizarre way to be transported to the venue. In my year there was donkeys, harley davidsons, limos and the weirdest- an excavator. Haha.

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    1. Oh my gosh that sounds like so much fun!!

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  12. Don't worry, we have that truck-tradition in Denmark too except that we don't spray beer; we drink it. The truck stops at every students home and then the parents of the student serves up some kind of food AND alcohol. People get very very drunk and a good part of the student will not remeber all the houses, haha. :-)

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