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:


Monday, January 11, 2016


I just spent an hour writing a bunch of posts and answers but then my phone died  (I. E battery ran out) and none of it was saved :( :( :( (×100) i hate when technology doesn't want to Co operate.  So I'll see when I get around to writing posts again... if there is one thing that is major demotivating is writing posts/emails/essays and then it all gets deleted and you have to start from the beginning again.... usch.

Also while I'm on the negative side of things (haha) my feet got all wet from the ice and snow so now I'm worried I'm going to catch a cold.. hopefully not. Heading home now and going to take a long bath, lots of tea and vitamins and minerals and hopefully I'll be fine. Longing for summer to say the least anyway. I don't mind snow.... until it starts to melt and it rains and it just becomes one big mess. ^-^


  1. Hi Izzy, I think you're quite well-informed in the field of exercise and eating and all that stuff, so I'd like to ask you something :) This year I'll be prepairing for a really big hike, so I'm going to do a lot of walking/trekking as a preparation. I'd like to know 1) what would you recommend as strength training to go with this? I'm not a huge fan of the gym but I would really like to grow/strengthen my muscles before we go :D Also, how do I make sure I keep my weight stable when doing so much cardio? I'm currently trying to maintain my weight (slightly underweight, but want to keep it this way) but I don't want to lose anymore...but the more cardio I do, the less I tend to eat. Thank you, I hope I make at least a little sense :D

    1. Hello :) first off I want to point out that keeping your body at an underweight isn't good and not recommended at all. .. and not so recommended to then do lots of exercise while still st an underweight. Ypu won't have the same strength or energy compared to if ypu were st s healthier weight... but also of ypu do lose weight you will just become even more underweight.

      But to answers your questions I would recommend full body strength really, and doing exercises such as push ups, squats, lunges, dips, pull ups/chin ups etx can be recommended (and if you go to a gym there are certain machines and such which can help make ypu stronger). But for hiking leg strength is important so I would suggest squats and walking lunges with weights.

      And with food, eat lots of high calorie food... and even now when you are preparing for the hike. Eat lots of nuts, dried fruit, granola, flapjacks, dried fruit, dried banana, oats, nut butters, granola bars etc your body will need alot more energy than you think so eat more than you think you need. If you want to maintain your weight then you need to eat eniugh,and you will most likely be doing hours of walking (?) During your hike which means a lot more calories. So make sure to keep eating and eat high calorie snacks. Even now when training,get used to eating even if you aren't hungry. Eat dried fruit and nuts, simple to eat even if you don't feel so hungry. Or try making smoothies or milkshakes with oats, banana,nut butters etc as those can be easier to drink after you have exercised and then eat properly later on.

      Food and rest are important! And then some leg strength exercises (but overall body strength is recommended) can help as well.

      Have a good time during your hike and remember to fuel yourself properly!

  2. Thank you! Those are some really good tips, I'd like to try them out...what seems to be the problem, though (I already started training) is the mental part...the more I walk, the more guilty I feel when I eat afterwards, even when if it's small portions I'd nprmally be ok with. Not that I would feel extremely guilty, it's more like a silent chatter that goes like "hey, remember that pasta you had after your trip? It was high in calories. Just saying... Btw, that pasta, maybe it will make you gain weight. Well, I know you were on a trip and you need more energy, but what if you ate MORE than you needed?...btw, that pasta, there was cheese on it. Just saying."....and it goes on like this forever :D Anyways, is there any way I could get rid of this? Eating more makes me feel uncomfortable but I don't want to say no to this hike or spend it in a mental fog just because I slightly relapsed (I got to my pre-ED weight which I used to maintain effortlessly before, but because now I got there by restriction and exercise I'm now afraid of gaining) and now my brain won't shut up :)