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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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Be proud of your recovery accomplishments

I just wanted to say that i am proud of all of you who are choosing recovery. I know how tough it is, but by choosing recovery you are taking a huge step. But i am also proud of you who just continue to keep going, to not give up no matter how awful everything feels. Continuing to live life, i am proud of you.

I am proud of you for facing fear foods and trying to make a change.

I am proud of you even if all you did today was to wake up.

I am proud of you for seeking help, for asking questions and wanting advice.


All the small successes you do in recovery from an eating disorder you should also feel proud of.

You went a day without weighing yourself... that is awesome, now try to make it two days, then three days.

You didnt weigh a part of your meal or a whole meal... keep it up, tomorrow try two meals, or try going a whole week where you dont weigh atleast one meal.

You didnt count the calories of the food you just ate? That is absaloutly awesome, i hope you could enjoy the food. Now try to do the same thing the next time you eat.

You listened to your body and didnt workout  because you were too tired or you didnt have time or didnt want to. That is a reason to be proud of yourself, because you listened to yourself and didnt force yourself to do something you didnt want to.

You ate a fear food, or atleast tried a fear food.... that is a reason to be proud. Even if it didnt go so well, next time it might go better. Now you have done it, or tried it so you can do it again.

You were able to distract yourself and not binge.... that is absaloutly awesome and definitely not an easy task, so next time you know you can do it again.

You didnt purge after a meal... think of how great that is and how now your body has nourishment, even if you did binge, your body has energy and your body will feel so much better without going through the destructive behaviour of purging.

You didnt use laxatives, fat burners or dieuretics.... That is awesome, your body will thank you because those things are just nasty (though of course laxatives are helpful and may be needed, but too much is not good. So unless you do need them, then try not get addicted to the use of them)

You were able to meet friends/socialize or eat out with family/friends.... that is a reason to be proud!!

You didnt self harm, compensate or use other negative behaviours.... I am proud of you, and you should be proud of yourself as well. Because those actions are just a negative cycle and you need to break free from them, and if you have been able to keep yourself away from them once... you can do it again.

You were able to eat all your meals and follow your meal plan. That is amazing and awesome and make sure to do the same thing tomorrow!

You were able to wake up and keep going ..... you should be proud of yourself and know that you can do the same thing again tomorrow.



8 comments:

  1. Do you consider peanut butter as a healthy food or as a unhealthy one? If i have whole wheat bread with peanutbutter and banana for breakfast, is it healthy breakfast?

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    1. I have peanut butter on oat cakes most mornings - sometimes a banana or yogurt as well - works well for me! I buy the whole natural peanut butter - no added sugar or hydro oils, its lovely, much prefer it to the mainstream peanut butter.
      so I`m guessing that's healthy

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    2. Healthy is about moderation. .. too much of anything is never good. And peanut butter is a great food. Peanuts are filled with healthy fats and lots of nutrients :) focus more on eating enough rather than what is "healthy" or not healthy. And that breakfast sounds great, though a little small.... its more like a snack than breakfast. But if that works for you and you eat eniugh the rest of the day then it's fine :)

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  2. That was the nicest post ever Izzy, thanks. You should be really proud of yourself as well.....xx

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  3. thanks izzy its great to be reminded that these seemingly small achievements to those on the outside are actually massive brave steps for us so every 1 of us should deserve a medal for being so strong and brave and choosing recovery over ed x

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