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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Monday, November 30, 2015

What would you tell a younger version of you?

The thoughts in your head, the thoughts you have of restricting, purging, self harming, pushing yourself to exercise even though you dont want to. The feelings of worthlessness, self hate, anxiety, hating life....  imagine your younger sister or brother or cousin or child had those same thoughts and feelings. Imagine your 8 year old self infront of you and they stood there telling you that they werent going to eat the whole day or told you that they will eat somethingbut purge it afterwards or go exercise for a few hours despite not eating. What would you tell them? What would you tell someone if they had the same behaviours as you? Would you encourage them, tell them what they are doing is right?

What would you tell someone if they did the same things as you? If they felt the same hopelessness or worthlessness which you might feel? Or the times when you hate your body, imagine your daughter/son or best friend feeling that way, what would you tell them?

I am hoping that the answers to the questions above are ones that you would help the person suffering. That you would be kind to them and not promote that type of thinking and behaviour, and if it is.... then why would you think that way yourself? Or allow and promote that type of behaviour and thinking in your own life.

Granted it is not so easy to change, but try to treat yourself like a friend, or think back to your younger self and treat yourself right. Treat yourself the way you would treat others and be kind to yourself. Nothing good will come from hating yourself and harming yourself.

^^^Look at these and remind yourself of this every time a negative thought pops into your head.

Every time you are about to purge, everytime  you are about to skip a meal, everytime you force yourself to workout, everytime you keep pushing yourself even though you dont want to.... think, Is this how i would treat my own child? Treat the younger version of me? Treat my friend? Is this how i am going to treat myself?

WHY are you doing this to yourself? Would you stand infront of your friend, your child, the younger version of you and throw insults at them. Tell them they are fat, they are useless. They need to skip meals, they need to purge, they need to lose weight.......
   Would you`?

So why do it to yourself?


  1. Good question. This is so true and I even know I'm doing it, but I don't know how to stop?

  2. I actually wrote a blog post EXACTLY like this!