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, September 12, 2015

You can't run from the problems in yiur head

When you are fighting a mental illness you may feel weak because you are struggling and life isn't easy. But you have to remember that you are strong, if you get up every day and TRY. 

That is.important, giving up is what makes you weak. Running from the problem is what makes you weak, even if trying to run away or give up seems like the easy option, that is because it is easy. But it won't give you results, giving up means that you aren't even giving life a chance to get better. You refuse to make things better and no matter how much you try to run the problem won't go away when it's in your head. Running doesn't solve the problem,  it takes away the emotions for a while but you can't run forever, sometime you have to stop and face/fight the problems and why waste half your life running when you could instead stand up to your demons now and not waste 20 years running.

Facing the problem, fighting the problem is tough but unless YOU make a change, fight the demon it won't go away. I know it sounds harsh and I wish that I could tell you that you could clap your hands and take a pill and everything would get better, but that's not how it works. 

Like calming pills or antidepressants they don't actually get rid of the problem or make you better,they make you feel nothing or make you feel tired. I mean when I was taking calming pills for my anxiety they just made me fall asleep, no wonder I didn't  feel anxiety, I fell asleep but I still felt anxiety in my dreams and would wake up to the anxiety again. But what I had to do was face the thing causing my anxiety, fight it.... realise that the anxiety wouldn't kill me and I would be ok. I just had to be strong enough to face the actual problem. ... make the problem no longer a problem. It takes time and is tough but it's much better than giving up or running until eventually you realise that you HAVE TO fight back. So make the decision to fight against your demons and your problems,  don't let them control you.

You can't run from a problem which is inside of your head. Negative coping mechanisms will only work for a certain period of time, but eventually they won't help either.

But it can also be a good reminder that giving up/suicide should NEVER be an option. Never ever. When you are struggling it seems like an option, a good option because things seem so awful and you feel like things will never get better. But if you give up, then things wont ever get better.... but think what could happen in a week, in a month, in a year. I know it can seem awful and like you cant manage another year, but you CAN. But you cant keep going in the same way or same path that you are going now. Instead you need to spend each day focusing on changing towards the better. Suicide is never an option, it is an act of selfishness. Even if the person struggling might not feel that way because life is tough when you struggle, but it is selfish. Think of how many people who die or get told that they have X days left to live because of an illness and then you just throw your life away... i know that type of thining doesnt help and makes you feel even more guilty, but at the same time it does help to think that way. Think of how you would feel if someone close to you decided to kill themselves... how would that make you feel? That is something i have always found useful when life seems a little too tough, then i think of how my family and people who care for me would care and i know it isnt worth it, not ever.


  1. You are an extraordinarily strong, brave, determined woman, Izzy. Thank you for this post.

  2. It is true that you can't run -- even if u r not at home and somewhere else, you still have to face your thoughts.

    I couldn't agree more with the comment above, as to how inspiring you are Izzy! Thank you for blogging and for being so supportive to everyone Xx

  3. If you feel you would leave people behind that love you, it makes it easier to go on. But there are too many who feel that they wouldn't be missed. I wouldn't call them selfish, just desperate. But there are reasons to go on for yourself, too.