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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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sunday brunch

Sunday mornings are always a little special.  Something about Sunday which just screams "chill" day... or they are usually very active days. But today is a chill day with my boyfriend. I started my day with a long walk and ten some blogging before my boyfriend and I headed to a brunch place. There is so much food to choose from there. Bread, pasta salad, potatoe salad, different fish and meats, different types of egg and not to mention the delicious desserts and the waffles you can make.

Once we were full - very full - it was time to head home and lie down to let the food digest. Love buffets, but like mentioned before... i am like a kid in a candy shop and sometimes i dont listen to the signs my stomach give me and eat a little too much.  But that doesnt stop me from loving brunches and buffets!

I've actually realised that if i eat brunch the next 2 sundays, then i have completed one of my bucketlist items i.e eating brunch each sunday for a month/4 weeks in a row :) That shouldnt be too hard, haha.









The rest of the day will most likely be spent in the sofa!!

And tomorow its time to begin thinking about school and studying and getting some things done!

I hope you all have a lovely Sunday :)

15 comments:

  1. I know that you are just trying to set a good example by posting your meals, but that also proves you are not truly recovered in my opinion. i think you are still too focused on food. Correct me if I am wrong. Btw were you joking when you mentioned dieting in an instagram post as a caption to an ice cream and chocolate pic? I mean that is weird because you always say that balance is important so I don't think you should worry about getting, and I quote, an extra layer to keep you warm in the winter. you also say that one meal won't instantly make you gain weight. all these contradictions are a bit puzzling to me. same with saying we don't need to label foods as good and bad but then saying that balance is key. balance between what? p.s. sorry for lots of questions :/

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  2. How can you eat all that food? I mean how does it fit in your stomach xD ok if It was like pasta Or something that is not so filling, but that serioulsy looks like 700-800g protein? You should try one of those eating competitions xD then I have a question, how do you eat a day like this after a brunch? I know It depends on what you do and what you crave etc. Do you ever get bad thoughts when feeling too full or do you Always want to feel full?

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    1. thats not just her food it's her boyfriends too

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    2. No I think it's Izzys

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    3. I dont know if i could manage eating competitions, haha but i have thought about doing the 10 000 kcal challenge, but i dont think i will because it seems tough. I can eat alot!! Infact what i ate at the brunch really wasnt that much compared to amounts i have eaten before while at buffets/brunches. I guess i just have a big stomach. Though yesterday i became very full from brunch which is strange as it was an extreme fullness, but after lying down for 2 hours i felt better and 6 hours later i was hungry again!! And no i dont feel bad when i feel full ,not even when i was extremely full yesteday, it was just that i was in physical discomfort which wasnt fun but i didnt feel bad for it. And yeah, i much prefer being full than hungry... if i am hungry i cant concentrate on other things because my stomach is just growling and i want food XD

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    4. And the plates of food pictured are mine... apart from in the 4th picture wher you kind of see a plate opposite me, thats my boyfriends :) But i ate everything pictured in the 2 plates that were mine and the dessert plate which was all mine as well ;) I can eat alot!

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  3. how do your friends and family feel about you taking pics of their food too?

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    1. I try to not take photos of their food because that isnt relevant, haha. But sometimes i do and my family dont mind, but i dont know what my boyfriend thinks.... but i rarely photo his food, just mine :)

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  4. sorry, but where do yüu seriously find 800g of proteins?

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    1. Sorry, I meant 800g of protein sources, not pure protein..

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  5. I love your food pictures. I really think it helps to show what eating is like when one is recovered. In my opinion, the commenters who complain that your posts put too much focus on food are the people who currently are still struggling with their lives revolving around food (and so are hyper aware of your food posts as a result). Speaking as someone who is 100% recovered, I have never noticed any weird focus on food in your blog. Its just food to me. And in a blog dedicated to recovering from eating issues, well.... Of course EATING is going to feature in some posts! I have never got the impression that you are obsessed with food. It's clear to me that you just include things in your blog that are relevant to the topic of EDs. I know your life includes wayyyyyyyy more than buffets and food photography, oil, its just a lot of that stuff isn't really relevant to an ED blog. Meh, you can't please everyone, I guess. I love how your meal posts show how eating can look in recovery (no guilt, different portions all the time, spontaneous meals or snacks, a lot of food or a little food - with no emotional ramifications, etc). This is just one of those topics that your readers are always going to disagree on, depending on where they are in their own recovery.

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    1. That was supposed to say lol, not "oil" :P

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    2. Naaw thank you :) I guess you are right, i cant please everyone and everyone will always have different opinions.

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