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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Friday, December 4, 2015

Noticing differences after a few days and craving sweet potatoe fries

Hello :)

Gosh time has passed quickly today and I can't say that I have done much either. The most productive thing I've done was a visit to the gym which was the best especially as it was pouring with rain outside so then I always get this like cosy feeling. For example when you are wrapped up in blankets inside and know you don't have to leave when it is pouring with rain.  Of course I had to leave at some point but while I was there I had a cosy feeling, and also wearing my favourite top!!

Since I've come home I haven't done so much. I decided to not study today as I did alot of it yesterday and plan to spend my whole weekend studying so today I just needed a lie in my own bed, cuddle my dog and eat food day! Which brings me to I am craving burgers (I. E chicken or vegetarian burger) and sweet potatoe fries like crazy. I actually began go ogling restaurants to see where I could eat some... but I couldn't find any restaurants that serve those two things. :( I mean home made sweet potatoe fries are good, but the ones in restaurants are 10 times better.  Not sure what they do... deep fry them or something but they are just so thin and crispy and for some reason I really want a chicken burger? I never get cravings like that, but apparently something in those foods my body needs. Though I would prefer to just eat those foods rather than analyse what it is my body needs/actually wants. ^-^ though I think my body just wants more food in general. Because of the medication I was taking and how nauseous I felt I wasn't able to eat as much as usual so now that the nausea has passed the hunger has kicked in. And means non stop hunger and cravings! ! This is both good and bad, good. .. Because I can eat lots but at the same time my cravings have got me wanting things I can't afford such as 20 pieces of sushi or sweet potatoe fries or Chinese food XD

Anyway, too much food talk and I thought I would mention some changes I have felt since taking more natural medication. I've began taking medication which increases serotonin in the body and I am already sleeping better and feeling energetic when I wake up, but also feeling a little more positive. Or well, still feeling numb like usual, but haven't felt any extremely low or dark thoughts so that's a positive. And also taking medication to help with my stress and not feel as stressed and that has actually helped as well. I don't feel this inner stress and anxiety, not as much anyway even if the outside stress hasn't decreased but I don't feel the inside shaking and restlessness and all the other symptoms of stress. Not to mention no nausea or headaches like I felt before.  So that's all positive. I don't actually know what I'm taking (^-^ great job) instead my mum has just placed all the things in a medicine box and i just take them along with my other medications. I feel like I don't have the energy or motivation to know what I'm taking so I just let her do the research and help me. She does health analysis (or what to say) and a type of health coach as well as yoga teacher and I trust her advice. So far it's working :)

(And I need to point out that everyone has a choice about what they choose to take or not take!! This is me writing the differences I have noticed by taking certain things, but some choose other options and that is fine. This is NOT me writing, take what I'm taking and everything else is bad or doesn't work. So please don't get the wrong message, I just thought I should write that I have noticed differences while taking natural medication.) :)

For now, that was all I had to write and I am longing for next weekend when I am done with my maths! ! :) haha.

I hope you have a lovely weekend, do you have any plans?

13 comments:

  1. I am glad you are feeling better and I love your daily posts. I love reading about your life and what you do. Also the photos can you post more photos from your life? and maybe pictures of your boyfriend or daisy? Also miss your food photos ): thank you for blogging x

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    1. Thank you, that is so sweet of you :) i can definitely try to add more photos and food pictures :) I'm glad you like.my blog!

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  2. http://www.primeburger.se

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    1. Oh my god, thank you ;) I need to go there!! I didn't even know about this restaurant, haha. Yumm, sweet potatoe fries! And burgers of course ^-^

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    2. Jag vet haha är så taggad på att gå dit när jag kommer til Stockholm!! Har velat prova sweet potato Fries såååå länge :D

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  3. Is that cellulite on your leg?

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    2. Yes, that's what happens when you have a body :) :) I'm not ashamed of them, just like the stretch marks I have as well!

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    3. I think you look great Izzy. Cellulite is just normal and nothing to worry about.

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  4. I'm so glad the herbal meds help and I also love your food & gym snaps :) Hope u have an awesome weekend Izzy!! Xx

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  5. You look great and great that the medicine works. Hope you feel better soon. And I agree with more pictures (:

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  6. Looking forward to your reply on those questions :) :) You look great in the photos and your legs look amazing! I have little twigs that seem to never build any muscle. Hahaha. Do you think you could perhaps ask your mum what it is you're taking? I'm on soooo much medication for bipolar and lately I've been having this nagging darkness that just won't go away and I really don't want more strong drugs added to my already huge cocktail. Maybe herbal meds could just give me that extra boost? Of course if you really dont want to know what it is you're taking I understand. ♡♡

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  7. So glad that the meds you are taking are helping you. Love your pictures!
    I am having cravings for jam sandwiches, don`t ask me why - our bodies are so bizarre at times. At least my craving is easy to satisfy- good luck with finding a restaurant that can satisfy yours. Failing that I guess you`ll have to cook your own, past photos of your roasted vegetables looked delicious so I`m sure you won`t have a problem doing that!

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