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, August 15, 2015

Be proud over yourself and your achievements

Today i just want to smile....   i feel so happy i just want to burst. This warm, bubbly and fuzzy feeling inside of me. Things just feel positive right now.  But i also feel so proud over myself, over how far i have come and what i have achieved in my life. I often look down at myself, feel like i havent achieved anything in my life. Feel like my life is just boring, nothing happens and nothing will ever happen. But that is not the case... i have done so much in my life, been through so much. Maybe my life isnt that exciting compared to some, but i like my life. And i know that everything i have achieved i have worked for. I have been through many tough times, and nothing has been handed to me on a silver platter, even if it may seem so on my blog. I know i am priviliged in many ways, i have a place to live, there is food in the house, i have the right to an education. So i am never going to say that i have it tough, because compared to many i dont have it tough. Not right now anyway. Though in the past, my family and I have been without a place to live, without money to buy food or clothes... i've had it tough in that sense before and it is awful. However that is not what i want to talk about in this post.

But actually commend myself for my hardwork. For all the hardwork i have put into my studies to achieve the grades i wanted - or atleast to get the best grade possible, even if it wasn't an A in all subjects. To commend myself for my healthy body. Millions of people struggling with their body and their health, but i am doing the best i can with my CF, taking care of my body. Listening to my body and feeding it right, taking care of it so it is as healthy as possible. Also taking a moment to praise myself for all the hardwork i have put into my social media which is finally starting to pay off. Trying to accept the compliments i am given and smile at the opportunities given to me, that have come from my own hardwork. Though it doesnt feel like hardwork because i enjoy it... so it is just fun when good things and other positive things come out of it!! Like small rewards even though you are doing something fun!! But also taking a moment to actually think of how many people i have helped... i never really praise myself for the work or time i put into my blog or answering emails. I see it as something i do to help others, because why wouldnt I, when i know I am capable of doing that.

Right now i am just feeling happy and positive. Taking a moment to be proud over myself. Also realising just how important it is to have goals and dreams. To think positive and work towards those goals and dreams, to keep your thoughts positive. I personally believe that you attract what you think.... i.e if you think very negative then its like you attract negativity and bad things. But if you think positive, focus on the positive and think that things will work themselves out. Even if it takes weeks, months or years... you stay focused and know that things will eventually work out and that you will achieve your goals and dreams!!!

For now i am going to continue revelling in this happy feeling, drink my delicious coffee (make myself another cup) then go to the store to buy Ben and Jerrys and other delicious food for this evening!

I also want YOU to take a moment to be proud over something in your life. To be proud over yourself and give yourself a pat on the back. Also to set up some goals for yourself if you havent already and keep focused on positive thoughts, because positivity attracts positivity!


  1. You should be so proud of yourself Izzy! :) Your blog is awesome and so inspiring.

    I am also proud of myself - - my tough journey this year 1/2 of recovery.. changing so much of me, my life and bad negativity!

    I am also so hyped to be embarking on an educational course next month. It was a HUGE goal and dream of mine, and so I am proud to have got this far and that everything has fallen into place!! Xx

  2. Love you Izzy, your positivity is enough for the whole world :) you are young, yet so mature <3

  3. You should be so proud of yourself Izzy, simly thinking of only a few things, I would say that you should be proud of: your determination, your strength, your work ethic, your school results/graduating, helping other people and giving so much to others without asking for anything in return. You have achieved so much, and even if you hadn't, you should still be proud of yourself as a person, of how you are and your attitude to life! You are an amazing person and deserve good things. I love this post, and would like you to think about how wonderful you are more often xxx

  4. Hi izzy i have thought a lot about this post all day and as i travelled in a 2 1/2 hr car journey which was challenging i was thinking i can't do this anymore, i can't waste all these years of nothing i want a life like you have given yourself, I'm so proud of u. i want to meet someone, have a family, have fun not be sat here wondering what all the hours sat will do to my weight tom or how I'm going to manage my meal tonight. this is no life, thank you for your blog it helps give me strength and so helped me. I'm battling alone and its like a friendly voice helping me thru, thanku xx would you mind posting about fear and about making the decision to take the risk and eat more and not be so scared x