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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Sunday, January 3, 2016

You need to follow your own advice and treat yourself like you treat a friend

You tell your friends that they are beautiful no matter what their size, yet you can't seem to believe that about yourself.

When a friend complains that they have gained 5lbs you tell them that it isn't even noticeable,  and that's the truth. But when you gain 5 lbs you think you look like a sumo fighter.

When a friend talks about going on a fad or very restrictive diet, you remind them that those diets are silly and won't work. Yet you don't listen to that advice yourself.

You think your friends look good,  in all different shapes and sizes, but you are never happy with your own size or shape.
If a friend who doesn't need to lose weight starts talking about loading weight, you remind them how silly that is.  But you don't follow your own advice.

If a friend is injured or sick and they still want to exercise you tell them that that's a bad idea. But when you are injured or sick you exercise anyway.

But it's time to start treating yourself like a friend.  Why are you different to anybody else? You need to love yourself and love your body.  Treat yourself right and like you would treat a friend. Follow your own advice as well, you are smart. You know what the right thing to do is!!

6 comments:

  1. I love that post! It's so true yet almost nobody is behaving that way, which is kin of sad... Oh and I wanted to ask you if you could write a post about anxiety. Recently I've been gettin a hell lot of anxiety, especially in the evening and it drives me crazy :( Sometimes I don't even know WHY I am anxious? Oh and will the anxiety get better when you gain to a healthy weight? (I'm still secerely underweight...)

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    1. I can try write a post about anxiety :) but you could be getting anxiety for a bunch of reasons, not enough sleep, getting too caught up in thoughts, too much caffeine etc the anxiety can lessen as you gain weight as you think more rationally and rhe brain has more energy and functions properly when you ate at a healthy weight and nourishing hour body properly. There is often a reason for the anxiety and it can be good to figure out what it may be... but I know that's not always easy. But if you know why you feel anxious it's easier to do something about it :) but I'll try write a post about this, remind me if I don't.!

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    2. Thank you, I'm really looking forward to that post! But I don't know what's the reason for my anxiety and what drives me crazy even more is that it's so strong in the evening?! I just want it to be over soon...

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    3. I sympathise with you - I went through a period of anxiety but mine was always worse in the mornings. I had meds from the doctor which helped. Low weight was definately a factor for me, I knew when I was losing weight because the anxiety symptoms would reappear.
      Perhaps you could talk to your doctor and get some help or advice? I have definitely found that as my weight has started to increase the anxiety has lessened, although I am no where near my goal weight eating better has helped the symptoms.

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  2. I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you for all you share. To say this page got me through my ED recovery would be a massive understatement. I will forever be thankful for everything you have shared here. https://bewelllovej.wordpress.com/.../sunshinebloggeraward/

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    1. Naaw thank you :) <3 I will check that out today!!

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