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:


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Autumn winds are rolling in

Good Morning :)

This morning i started my Saturday with a walk and the first thing i noticed was how cold it was. The summer this year came late and was a very short one, which is disappointing. But there is no way to control the weather, instead I have to control my feelings towards the weather and find the positives in autumn and winter as well.

Autumn means autumn jackets and tights.
Spending hours in the library
Lots of coffee and tea
Big jumpers
Falling leaves
Its ok to spend the whole day in bed
Its dark in the evenings = easier to sleep.

Just some positives, though i guess there are many more!!

The only plan i have today is to take CV photos, and after that i will see what time it is and what I have time for! Hopefully going to write a few posts as i have some ideas, though i just cant seem to formulate myself and make my sentences into something comprehendable. hahah. It's not always easy. However i might do a vlogg about something instead... it's been a while since i have done one!! Someday, maybe tomorrow if i remember (?) i might do a "my day" vlogg, though that means i also have to spend time editing the video, and tomorrow i have a race so its not exactly a typical my day vlogg, but its more fun to see me doing things than when i have a "not doing anything day".

Would anyone like to see that, a "my day vlogg?" where i can film small bits from my whole day, and just be myself infront of a camera, hahaha.


  1. Autumn is my favourite season. I love the colours and the freshness and the smells, before it gets too cold.
    Izzy you write beautifully. And yes, a "my day" vlogg would be lovely. Take care, enjoy the day.

    1. Naaw thank you, that is so sweet of you!

  2. Day vlog would be amazing. It is nice to see something different on the blog:)

  3. ooh, yes! a vlog is an awsome idea! :D looking forward to it!

  4. I would love to see a vlog!! Take care Izzy and look after yourself xxx

  5. Hi Izzy, I know that you asked for post recommendations on a previous post, but I just thought I'd type one here if that's alright! I was just wondering if you could write or had any information on whether recovered anorexics' bodies or metabolisms are different from normal people. For example, even though I am a restored weight and eat around 2300 calories a day and don't exercise lots I find that if I don't eat for a few hours my body goes crazy and I get SO hungry, whereas I never felt this extreme hunger before my ED. Also, I was wondering if there were any suggestions for loosing weight after an ED. Obviously this is a very sensitive topic, but I now have a BMI of 19.5 and I am not happy with my body and I was just wondering whether I would be damaging my body further by trying to loose a couple of lbs. I know that my BMI is quite low still, but the way the weight is on my body (mainly in my legs and bum), I don't like it. I guess what I'm trying to say is a recovered ED's body and metabolism different from a 'normal' person's body and metabolism forever?Thank you so much, and you are a wonderful person who deserves happiness! xxx

    1. I'm going to try answer you in a post in a few days time. If I don't, then please remind me ;)

    2. How much activity do you think one should do after recovered - apart from excercise I mean. Some walk 10 km a day, others 4 km. Some bike to their work place, ie 15-30 km x2. Like how much is too little, how much is too much? Speaking of keeping a healthy body by not being inactive

    3. I can also answer this in a post :) remind me if I don't.

      But to answer simply here, it is individual. Listen to your body. There is a difference between just living activity which might include walking to work/cycling places /taking stairs and then doing things like the gym/running /exercise classes etc but also whether it is an obsession /bad addiction etc some people.can manage 10 workouts a week and be healthy, happy, energetic. Whilst others only manage 4 and both are equally healthy. So its individual :)

  6. Hi Izzy :) I might have written to you about this before, but of late it has become a really big prolem for me and is causing me alot of stress and anxiety and I was wondering if you could give me any advice!

    I am not too far off a mi of 19, people around me say I look really well etc. But yet I am still doing alot of things each day which I see very much as being ED habits and I don't think during the day I eat enough, or as much as I really want - I deny myself alot still. But I am too scared to change this as despite the fact I am not eating that much I am not losing weight. I want to eat properly again and follow my meal plan, but I am so frightened of gaining weight if I do increase my intake to what it was meant to be. I am really frightenend I have damaged my metabolism and I dont know what to do. :( xxxx