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:


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Starting September with positivity

September 1st and i woke up to the sound of drilling and builder work outside at 7am. Also rain pouring down like crazy outside. It's pretty much time to accept that autumn is rolling in and that whether i want to or not, its time to start wearing jeans, jumpers and warmer clothes. For most people, this is their favourite part about autumn, being able to wear coomfy hoodies and sweat pants. But i prefer to have my legs free and not be trapped in jeans or tights, and i like being able to go bare armed and not wear jumpers or long tops.... Now i need to repack my summer clothes and start to drag out all my autumn and winter clothes again.... or well, i can still use my summer clothes once more this year while i am away :) 9 days to go.

Now that it is starting to get colder and most peoples focus is now on work or studying i am going to start getting back into more routines. Going to try to fall asleep before 12am but preferably around 10/11am, as i naturally wake up at around 7 or 8am, so then i can get the 7-9 hours sleep i need each night. I am also going to try get back into studying, hahaha. Feels like forever ago, and it was a few months. But i am going to see if i can borrow a maths book or some nutrition books and sit down and get some pre course studying in. Because i have a feeling that the maths course will be pretty tough this year and if i go from 0-100 it wont be a good start, so atleast looking at a maths book will be a little helpful :) But who knows... maybe i will start the course and already be 25% knowledgable in what we are doing. While i lived in Ireland and was constantly home due to my CF (one year i had a 75% absence rate) i had to do alot of studying on my own, i had to teach myself and then when i was in different hospitals due to my eating disorder i also had to teach myself. Thogh very little studying was done during those years as i just didnt have the concentration, motivation or energy and whenever i read something i would forget it the next second and couldnt remember much.

If you want some school adice you can see some posts with tips HERE and if you want any more tips i can try to write a post or share some useful links :)

Anyway, despite the cold, the rain and the noise outside i am going to try make this day a positive one. First up its cancelling a dentist appointment (im away at the time) and then going to the gym :)

Have a lovely and positive day everyone!


  1. I hope you have a lovely day Izzy! :) I know what u mean about sleep -- I've not been sleeping properly for ages and so trying to get more than a few hours would be good!! I still feel so awake late at night, and when I look it's usually around midnight..

    Bring on Autumn! x

  2. Thank you, Izzy. Well, I don't want to put you under pressure to write, but if you did feel like at some point then yes, would be very interested in your tips in this area :)
    Have a nice day. Where I am, there are a lot of children playing outside, and it's a nice noise.