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:


Monday, September 14, 2015

Trying a pumpkin spice latte in Lisbon

My last day in Lisbon and we decided to spend our day looking in the shops and walking around.  There were many more people today so after a while I felt the anxiety of being in crowded areas. So many people everywhere,  so much noise and I was beginning to feel tired. So we found a Starbucks and decoded to take a pause. Usually when I go to cafes I just ordered coffee because that's my favourite and why change a winning concept? But I decided to try something different and so I went for a pumpkin spice latte.... I am not a fan of lattes and so I don't even know why I ordered it. What did it taste like? Sweet milk with cream on top. It was fun to try something new but I'm not going to order it again especially the fact that my body can't really digest foods like cream or very oily food so then moments after finishing the drink the cramps, pain, nausea hit in... just like when I eat sun dried tomatoes in oil. It was just one big cup of regret in all honesty, because after that I just constantly felt like i would faint and the cramps were painful. We kept wandering around the city and I tried to find presents for my mum, sister and boyfriend but I couldn't focus on anything anymore so I gave up searching.

Then time ticked by and the hunger cues began to kick in and today it was very hard to find somewhere to eat and I reached the stage of hangry and very blood sugar. Once we found some place which looked decent we decided to go in and it turned out to be a Mexican restaurant.  And I ordered a sweet potatoe salad (?) & guacamole with corn chips. Super duper delicious!! Then we went back to the hotel and bought with us one of the pastries to try...... what did I think? I am not so much for pastries so I don't really know. I am more of a chocolate person or cookie type person! !! But i've tried it now anyway!!

Now it's rest time for a while before we wander out again and make the most of the last few hours here :)


  1. I love it when you do a mass choc shop it makes me laugh - it's like I'm cheering you go girl!

    1. Hahhaha. Love chocolate,bought even more at the airport today!