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, December 3, 2015

What would x lbs realistically change about you?

What would x lbs either way really, realistically change about you as a person?

  1. Make a list of things, without really thinking about it too hard. For example, “If I lost five pounds, I would finally be able to ___.” Whatever you put in the ___ is an ultimate goal; “losing x lbs” is a proxy goal. So if you wrote “…I would finally be able to love myself,” then self-love would be an ultimate goal. Note that these “ultimate goals” have to be about you and no one else — so “then I would be able to be loved by others" is not an ultimate goal, but "I would be able to accept love from others" would be. You are the subject here, not the object.
  2. Go through the list and evaluate how realistic each statement is. Consider whether torturing yourself, denying yourself the necessities of life, being at war with your body, sounds like something that would lead to those ultimate goals. 
  3. Brainstorm more effective and healthier ways to use that same amount of energy and time to reach your ultimate goal — like using coping skills, finishing a project, strengthening relationships with friends and family, etc. 
  4. Consider if someone you love (like a younger sibling, or a cousin) came up to you and asked how to achieve those same ultimate goals. What advice would you give them? Would you advise that they starve themselves, or throw up their food, putting their life and sanity at risk? Would you say that the only way they are worthwhile is if their body looks a certain way? 
  5. If the answer is “no” for them, then the answer is “no” for you, too. In fact, the answer is “no” for everyone, since, again, body shape has no bearing on how good of a person you are.

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