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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Thursday, November 5, 2015

You should be happy with your body but not at the expense of your health

Being happy in your body is important. To feel comfortable and accept your body however that happiness should not be at the expense of your health and this is something which I think many disregard. That they don't care about their health, all they want is to be happy. ... thinking that happiness will come as the kilos disappear or happiness will come as the fat percent lowers far below what is healthy.  Happiness and health are correlated and it's hard to have one without the other.

Being happy in your body is important but if that coats you your physical or mental health then it's not worth it and there are most likely other options to accepting and loving your body rather than doing something destructive.

It's important to ask yourself if the way you are trying to love your body puts your health at risk? But also is your "body acceptance " actually making you happy? If your body acceptance only comes from working out everyday no matter what, is that actually making you happy in your life and your body?

You are more likely to love your body when you also have your mental and physical health.

Find health ways to love and be happy with your body and treat your body the right way and it will be easier to love your body. Rather than always focusing on looking another way and thinking that happiness will come when you are a certain weight or size. Happiness and confidence in your body come from accepting your body and how your body naturally looks and treating your body the right way.


6 comments:

  1. Hey Izzy!

    So this week I have been doing terribly. I'm also dealing with a relapse of sorts after reducing my medication and the depression is so hard. I've been unable to leave my flat and today I feel so sick and physically weak that I'm just lying in bed drifting in and out of sleep. It's so hard. I'm so tired of being on medication sonetimes and the fact that even a small reduction in my meds does this to me is disappointing. I have to go work along with a general practitioner as part of my training starting Monday and I have no idea where to draw my energy from. Anyway, I just wanted to vent a bit as it's discouraging yo blog about it. But also, I just wanted to say that you're very brave and strong for facing your depression and fighting back. For making yourself do such a demanding course while you're struggling. Maybe being busy helps to take our mind of things. But thanks for representing someone that fights through depression instead of giving up.

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    1. *discouraging to blog about it. Not "yo" blog about it. Sorry about the typo.

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    2. I am so sorry to hear that you are struggling. It is tough to deal with a mental illness and the medication can make you tired. Maybe you can talk to the doctor or therapist who prescribed the medicine and see if ypu can change it or if there is anything you can do to give you more energy.

      Try to get some fresh air and sunlight and in the mornings have many alarms that force you to get up (they might not always work but you can try). If you really are struggling and can't get out of the house then talk to the person you are training for (?). Mental illness is a valid reason though also if you are struggling so much that you can't get out bed it's important to seek extra help. You can email me whenever if you want to talk :) Stay strong, things can get better.

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    3. I am so sorry to hear that you are struggling. It is tough to deal with a mental illness and the medication can make you tired. Maybe you can talk to the doctor or therapist who prescribed the medicine and see if ypu can change it or if there is anything you can do to give you more energy.

      Try to get some fresh air and sunlight and in the mornings have many alarms that force you to get up (they might not always work but you can try). If you really are struggling and can't get out of the house then talk to the person you are training for (?). Mental illness is a valid reason though also if you are struggling so much that you can't get out bed it's important to seek extra help. You can email me whenever if you want to talk :) Stay strong, things can get better.

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  2. this is a great post - with the most important message for those struggling with eating.

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    1. Thank you :) I felt that it needed to be mentioned.

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