Life without Anorexia

My motto is
'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'

I am a generally happy girl who loves running, going to the gym and eating food!! Though my life has been very different.
I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia & purging tendencies & over exercising. I was depressed and self harmed. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
After alot of struggles, lots of ups and downs, suicide attempts, tears, anxiety, panic and never thinking i would be healthy.
I am now declared healthy from anorexia nervosia.

I have been blogging for 4 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 am happy and healthy and living my life. Going to school, meeting friends and trying to find myself in this world.

I write about my daily life, but also try to write posts about how it was when i was sick, advice and tips.
I am open and friendly, so dont be scared about writing a post or sending me an email at:


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Recovery motivation & reminders


  1. Hello Izzy, I've a quick question. You (and other professionals) say that at a healthy weight, you can maintain your weight without calorie restriction. Yet this is my second time reaching a healthy weight, and I need to eat carefully to maintain otherwise I gain. I'm exercising too. What am I doing wrong? Thank you for reading this :)

    1. It could be for many different reasons, such as your metabolism not being fully recovered so that you can't eat a normal amount. This can also be if you exercised during recovery and so you ate very little and your body and metabolism never recovered. But it could also be that maybe the weight you are at is not your actual healthy weight, that maybe you need to gain a little more to be a healthy weight and your body will want to stay there. It could be other reasons such as your body gains weight easier, but most often it's one of those two after a restrictive eating disorder.

    2. Thank you Izzy for replying :) yes it's true, I ate very little during recovery (ca 1500kcal) and exercised. And the doctor mentioned that if I don't get my periods back in the next 3 months, I might have to gain more. I'm so scared, if I will I'll weigh more than ever before. But I'll leave it here, as you might not be able to help me through the Internet haha. By the way I love your blog <3