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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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If you've enjoyed the day, then its not a day wasted

Something which i have had to remind myself alot recently is that, If i have enjoyed the day, then its not a wasted day. I havent done alot recently, i have spent alot of days just at home... and to some that might seem incredibly boring and pointless, because i mean... go out, meet friends, do things... But being at home is exactly what i have needed these past days. It hasnt felt like days wasted at all, i have enjoyed my days. I have enjoyed my days lying in bed, i have enjoyed not doing alot, i have enjoyed working out and walking to the gym. I have had alot of time with my sister which has been nice and i have had time for myself which has been much needed as well.
   
Today has been another one of those "havent done much today" days... though i have very tired all day today. It wasnt until this evening when i finally started to feel like myself again, my energy kicking back in after several days of feeling low and not at all like myself. (due to CF medications). So hopefully back to my normal self and normal energy levels, i hate feeling this way and feeling like  a wreck.

A positive about today was my lunch.... one of those "throw together lots of yummy things and eat everything in sight" type of lunch. Because i was super duper hungry. Too many hours had passed since my last meal.
   So lunch was turkey pieces, salmon, potatoe salad, cottage cheese, halloumi and a whole load of salted cashewnuts (even more afterwards) and also 3 pieces of bread (they are actually super small) with spread. That kept me full for a long time and was the perfect lunch :) (Also note... nothing green! hahaha. There was a time when i could not eat lunch or dinner without salad, there HAD to be vegetables on my plate and preferably vegetables which take up 75% of the plate. Now i just eat veggies if i want them which is 90% of the time, but not always!)




Now trying to end this post in a good way, but the words and creativity have left me.
So instead, i am just going to end with:

I hope you have all had a lovely day, and you have a great week. Focus on your goals!!! 

10 comments:

  1. I feel so guilty if I don't eat anything green! :( lol

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    1. I used to feel the same way but there is nothing wrong with not eating vegetables to every meal. Its ok to eat a dinner or lunch without vegetables, as long as they are part of your diet and you eat a balanced diet (i.e meaning intake) then its ok to not eat them all the time. You need to work with your mental thoughts and work with that fear you have, because there will be times when you cant eat vegetables with your meals and there is no point in getting anxiety over that.

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  2. I dont want to sound mean or anything by saying this, but it is potato, not potatoE. Only the plural has the E- potatoEs. :) Pls dont get this the wrong way, I just want to help ^.^

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    1. Oh thank you, hahaha... i always type so quickly and rarely remember to read back over the post before i press publish :) I will keep that in mind!!

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  3. Eating loads of veggies fooled my family and friends for a long time. They were wondering how I could constantly loose weight even if I ate a lot. But basically I just ate water. It´s a good thing to keep in mind that there is no way to recover if you just fill yourself up with vegetables. It is okey to skip the salad once in a while. Especially when in anorexia or orthorexia recovery.

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    1. Izzy is not in recovery anymore

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    2. I have been recovered for almost 3 years now ;) And i wrote that bit to remind others who feel the way i used to feel with vegetables - that you couldnt eat a meal or lunch/dinner without veggies. But you can!

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    3. I know Izzy is not in recovery :) I meant this for all of her readers, just like she pointed out too. That it is okey to eat a meal without veggies.

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  4. Exactly this Izzy! I have days when all I need to do is relax, watch TV, read etc, and that's okay because afterwards I feel so much better and like I am back to myself again! It's not good to keep going if you need time out! xxx

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    1. Exactly, sometimes this is exactly what is needed!!

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