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:


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Drink coffee, listen to good music and get things done

Hello :)

My first update today, after 7pm. I guess that's life at the moment :) I had planned to do a "video of my day" today but then I realised that 80% of my day would be spent studying so there really wasn't much point. Someday though :)

It was a crossfit lesson this morning was wasn't as intense as the past few lessons which was kind of nice as I learnt technique and worked out but it wasn't a super hard workout either. Anyway, I then ate a little snack before going to the library and sitting there for 3 hours before i was so hungry and headed home (2 minutes away XD), put some vegetables into the oven (finally make sweet potatoe fries. Not as crunchy as the ones you get in restaurants but they were still delicious.  I mean sweet potatoe is delicious no matter what you do!) While making my lunch I also had a little study break and watched a series episode before then returning to study for 2,5 hours where it was all productivity! ! And for once I'm not feeling so stressed, maybe it's the medication which is giving me this inside peace /calm, but my mind tells me I should feel stressed as that is usually how I feel, but I don't. ... and it's nice. :) but also for once to be satisfied with the work I have done.... 99% of the time I could study 8 hours and still not be satisfied.  But today  I feel like I've learnt things and feeling more positive.  It actually feels so weird,  which is a little sad. I mean that positivity and feeling proud over my work isn't an everyday thing,  it's something unusual to feel calm and proud?

But who knows maybe ill get better at it from now on?

Now it's past 7pm and it's my first free time today so I'm going to enjoy some freshly baked carrot bread and take a longer shower and then watch a Christmas film or something :) feels like a good Sunday evening after a long and productive day! How has your Sunday been? :)

And I know that I haven't been answering emails, but I hope that you all have patience with me.... my days are long and am busy with studying but hopefully next weekend I will get around to them. If you need a quick answer it is better to comment on my blog and you'll get an answer from me or a reader :)

I hope you all enjoy your evening and have a great new week!


  1. Hey izzy!
    I also really like sweet potatoes and i put some salt and much pepper (paprika) powder and some nice olive oil on them and let them bake until they are chrunchy, also you can slice them thinner :) just as a tipp to make them as delicious as in a restaurant :))
    So anyway i really like your blog, and you have been my motivatin to rcover, thank you!
    Have a nice evenig!!

    1. That is so sweet of you,iI am glad I have helped :) yeah I use oil and salt, but I think I need to make them thinner and maybe do lower heat for longer... I just wanted something quick today, but next time I'll have more patience :)

  2. I make my own (sweet) potato fries all the time. To make them really crunchy, you have to really turn up the heat (I always do about 200-220 celcius and for about 30-40 minutes)
    I also have a question: I finally stopped counting calories and I eat when I am hungry, stop when I'm full. I've been doing this for about two weeks and haven't restricted, yet I am losing weight. Does that mean my healthy weight is lower or I need to eat even when I am not hungry? I eat full fat dairy products etc. so I am not cutting calories anywhere.
    I love your blog! It has helped me so much! I would love to see a vlog ;)

    1. Thank you :) :) well if ypu were following a meal plan for weight gain the naturally your body will want to eat for maintenance ie.not weight gain so it can happen in the beginning that you eat less than your meal plan. I don't know how much weight you have lost, it could just be your weight fluctuating. But if you have energy and feel fine and aren't feeling constantly hungry then I wouldn't worry UNLESS your weight continues to go down, then eat more even if you don't feel like it. Because if you are losing weight, then you arent eating enough. It's always hard to find the balance in the beginning when you go from calorie counting kr a meal plan to intuitive eating. But give it some time and like said, if you feel fine and your weight doesn't continue to go down then I wouldn't worry (as long as you are eating enough ). But if it does keep going down then you need to eat plenty more to 1 regain the weight and then 2 maintain weight. Try to stuck to similar sizes as when you had a meal plan as well as meal times. I.e if you had 6 meals a day while calorie counting tru to stick to that now, more or less... Somedays you might eat more frequently, other days bigger but fewer meals etx hope this helps! Keep trying to find your balance and treating your body right!

  3. I'm glad u got work done and feeling more positive!! :D

    Coffee and music sounds the best recipe for happiness I can think of!

    I also had a good weekend (although stressful with work!), an awesome party and getting work done = a good weekend for those parts :)