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: lifewithoutanorexia@hotmail.com

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Full recovery is possible - you have to fight for it and want it

I recieved this comment today which i thought needed to be published in a post so others can read it as well!


I've commented before on this topic, but it's something I feel strongly about so here I go again :) Thank you for continuing to address the myth that eating disorders are a lifelong battle and something that will need to be "managed" for the rest of one's life. This is SO false, and such a harmful way to view recovery. Not only is it defeating to think that you will always struggle to some degree or another, but it allows people to get stuck in half-recovery because people don't know that more is even possible. It IS possible to recover fully. I am living proof, as are many others. I spent years (many many years) thinking otherwise, and it was all such a waste. You CAN recover to a point where your ED is a non-issue, a non-factor, just a chapter of your life. You may always be more *prone* to eating disorder relapse, and you should be aware of and recognize your own personal red flags, but it is absolutely possible to get to a point in life where you have zero ED thoughts, and maybe can't even relate to the sick person you once were. Full recovery is possible, and you should accept nothing less! Fight for it, because you have NO IDEA how beautiful life can be on the other side. You do NOT need to resign yourself to this grey cloud following you around, ready to rain down at any moment and requiring constant vigilance. It is possible to have blue skies. It is possible to move on, and move beyond. And it is so, so worth it. I strongly believe that people who say they are recovered, but will always have to stay on top of the thoughts and behaviours - well, those folks are not truly recovered yet. And I suffered for FIFTEEN YEARS with my ED! I fully believed that it was always going to be with me to some extent, and my goal was to just manage it and stay on top of it and keep fighting. And now? That fight is actually OVER. And I won. All you people still suffering in recovery - don't settle for anything less than a TRUE and full recovery. It is possible, and it is possible for each and every one of you.


Believe that true recovery is possible!!! Fight for it!


Also, if anyone ever wants to write a guest post or wants to share any advice you can email me at: lifewithoutanorexia@hotmail.com and label the email with "guest post" or something similar so i know, and if you have a blog i can link that as long as the blog isnt triggering! :)

2 comments:

  1. Just wanted to share this read that I stumbled upon. It was quite moving and motivating for recovery and an eye opener on thr idiotic things we do to our bodies. http://www.refinery29.com/vegan-eating-disorder-personal-identity?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange_facebook

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    1. Thank you for sharing this link!! :)

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