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, December 14, 2015

The small positives of each day

Sometimes the only positives of a day are small things such as delicious coffee, the sub shining or seeing a cute dog.

Sometimes it might sound ridiculous when I say that a positive of my day is vanilla coffee or leaving the house before 12pm. But that's life sometimes. ... Sometimes it's an achievement just to leave the house or to actually make myself coffee or food and not just cracking open another energy drink. It may seem strange to hear that, that getting out of bed or leaving the house is an achievement but that's how it is Somedays.

I think we should all focus on the small positives and achievements each day. Because the small goals will lead you to the big goals/final goal. And progress should always be acknowledged and celebrated! !!

So my positives of today were seeing 3 deers on my way to the gym. The first one just didn't care about me at all but the second 2 were a bit more wary. They were so cute though and I just wanted to go up and hug one of them ^_^ you see deers often in Sweden but they are quick to run away so I found it strange that they just ignored me even when I moved closer!!

Also another positive, a saw a dog sitting in the passenger seat of a car and the dog looked so incredibly happy which was fun to see! Happy dogs are the cutest... I guess you could say the same about people. That happy people are the most beautiful (if you want to generalise anyway! )

Otherwise a negative, 20 minutes after I began my workout I felt nauseous and did not feel good at all and I spent the next 10 minutes trying to figure out if it would pass or if I had to call it quits. And I felt so nauseous I knew I had to call it quits and head home again, so that's what I did.... and lying in my bed is what I've had to do. Not feeling back to normal yet, but time to get some food into me and hope that helps.... and then take a long bath or shower and try to heat up!! :)

Tell me: do you have any positives of today or any accomplishments you want to share? :)

*photos: blurry snapchat photos & tried smiling but you can see I'm not feeling so well in the photos ^-^ *


  1. I like this post, but I'm finding it hard to appreciate positives because have just had 2 behaviourally really bad days after 4 good days so feel I'm in a pretty horrid place. I guess one positive was that I saw a friend today, which was nice.

    1. I know how tough it is to feel positive or find any positives when you are in an awful state. But know that it will pass and soon you will have good days again :) just focus on making the best each day. You can get through the bad days :) focus on making better days!

  2. I've never seen a deer before! That's incredible that they were right there!!! Also, please get some rest, Izzy. You look exhausted.

    1. Haha, not feeling the most energetic today, infact had to take a 2 hour nap I was so tired. Hopefully more energetic soon :) I hope you have a lovely week.

  3. My positives of the day - 1. doing some baking and it turning out okay :) 2. meeting friends out walking my dog this morning and 3. seeing an owner out with a horse that I used to ride.

    Hope you have a good week Izzy Xx

  4. I went to school today!!!!!
    I hadn't been to school in 2 weeks due to my anorexia and depression but today I want again and it felt as such an achievement!!! :)

  5. can you do a photo/video an hour? :)

  6. I have an accomplishment - today I ate a bowl of cereal with milk for breakfast - the first for many years. I have lost count of the amount of cereal I have brought and either thrown or given away because I couldn't actually pluck up the courage to eat it - but somehow today I actually managed it so I`m feeling rather pleased with myself!
    A small, somewhat trivial thing in the grand scheme of things but a milestone for me.