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, January 15, 2016

University day

Hello from a super tired girl. All I want to do right now is sleep, but I've got a 60+ minute journey home...though luckily I'm sitting in a car and not a train like I had thought.

Today I had a "welcome to university" thing at the university I begin at so I had planned to head there with public transport, but as my dad wanted to see my university and just spend time with me my mum offered to drive us all there. Thankfully, haha. But she picked me up early after my gym session and then we drove to the university town and I went to the fair type thing. Not so sure what to call it, but lots of different stands with information, tips and advice. I also got talking to some random girl who said I looked lost and she was equally as lost, hahah. Not sure if that was a good thing or not. ^-^

Then when I was walking to meet my parents at a cafe I thought, I love this town.  It's so small and cosy and I can definitely see myself living here! ! Like mentally I have already left Stockholm and am just waiting until I can move in and get settled there. Though when that will happen I don't know.  ^-^

Anyway then it was lunch with my parents and I ate one of the most delicious salads (I've eaten it once before and I love it). Salmon, chevre cheese, walnuts and a honey dressing! And then for dessert a type of salted caramel, mousse tart which was delicious! Lunch was delicious but I must say. ... at times parents can be extremely annoying. It doesn't help that my mum and dads relationship is slightly strained (I. E they are divorced but it wasn't a messy divorce or anything. But well,  they clash easily) and so I sit there and just get irritated. And the worst is when they start making presumptions such as "am I angry or sad" when I'm just hungry. And thinking I'm sad that I won't make friends or that I have to move out... when I know I'll make friends eventually I guess and all I want to do is move out, hahaha.  Though I guess my patience level was a little low as my energy intake hasn't been the best and I feel very sleep deprived so not the best company. Hahahha

Anyway, after getting some food into me I felt more alive and energetic, more social as well as my irritation level decreasing! When I have low blood sugar I'm not so fun to be around. ... not easy to snap out of eitherBut the rest of my family are the same, haha. Not good when we're all hungry. Anyway... then I headed to the campus I'll be studying at and it took a long time to figure out the corridors and how to find around the campus but I guess I'll figure it out once I begin. But I'll definitely be lost for a while, but atleast people seemed understanding of my lostness (?) Haha. I then got my student card and library card sorted as well as borrowing one book,  but I'm going to have to buy all my books as I can only borrow a book 7 days.... which isn't really enough time. Hahha.

Now I'm excited to start, also should be able to fix a new computer during the weekend!! Hopefully, and that will make everything easier. Things are slowly starting to fix themselves ^-^

Anyway, now my stomach is rumbling again.... hahah, always hungry ^-^ so longing to get home to eat and sleep (fun Friday evening ^-^) 2 more days to rest up and then back to studying, hard to believe! !!!

Also, I promised to write a  post about evening anxiety so I will try to get around to that once I get a little time over :)

I hope you have all had a lovely Friday,  what have you done today or what are your plans for the evening? :)

14 comments:

  1. What is the population in this town? Are you moving there or going from stockholm every day?
    Are you nervous or stressed about starting uni or more excited?
    I hope everything goes good :)

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    1. Im not so sure, there arent so many people in the town but have no idea about the population. For now i will travel each day :( But i do want to move but it is very hard to find housing there as there are so many other students who want housing. And i am both nervous and excited about starting university, there is alot of anxiety and stress about the changes but i am trying to just focus on the positives!!

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    2. Uppsala is the fourth biggest town. 1= stockholm 2= göteborg 3= malmö 4= uppsala. Stockholm is about 1 million so a cuple of houndred thousen I guess...

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    3. :) hahaha, i could have googled that, but thank you :)

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  2. Sounds great! You seem so happy recently, it makes me smile a little :) I wish you a good start with studying! And i'm excited for the anxiety post!

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    1. I still have my ups and downs, but i am trying to focus on the positives and the ups!! :) I wrote a post about evening anxiety today, so maybe that is helpful otherwise you can just ask or leave a comment.

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  3. You are such a strong person, Izzy. I hope you really enjoy this next step - it is exciting!

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    1. Thank you :):) It will be tough but i hope it atleast goes well!

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  4. the best Thing in University is, that everybody feels lost :D so you aren't the only one and it's easy to meet new People :)
    I hope you'll find a room soon!

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    1. Yes exactly, most people will be new and just as lost as me!!

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  5. Uppsala!! Uppsala är lätt min favoritstad i Sverige ❤️❤️ Är född där så kan ju vara lite lätt partisk men.. Uppsala är bara bäst :)

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    1. Så mysigt där!! Kommer ta ett tag att hitta och lära mig vilka bussar att ta m.m men tror jag kommer trivas bra där om jag flyttar :)

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  6. Mysiga Uppsala. Vad är det du läser? Dietist? Jag bor i Uppsala, men är också hitflyttad för två år sen. Vart var ni och åt lunch? Ser galet gott ut! Du är en fantastisk inspiration och en riktig kämpe! Hoppas att du får tag på boende i Uppsala så att du slipper pendla. Har du skrivit in dig på nation? De har ibland lägenheter lediga.
    Kram Johanna

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    1. Tack så mycket :) Jag kom inte in på dietiestprogrammet så läser just nu första kursen i programmet, och trot jag ska sätta ihop min egen kandidat program. Ska skriva in mig på en nation snart så hoppas jag kunna få boende till hösten eller nästa vår kanske genom nationen :) Vi åt på Guntherska!!

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