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:


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Trying to get my life together

Hello and good morning :)

On Monday and most of Tuesday i was just one unmotivated mess. I think i sat infront of my computer for 4 hours straight and just couldnt get anything productive done. I checked my phone every 5 minutes, just because i wanted a distraction from actually having to do what was done.
After those 4 hours i went to my mums room and was like "You need to motivate me to start writing and get stuff done because otherwise i will sit here and just waste time and feel guilty about that"... her way of motivating me was "You just have to do it. Stop making excuses and putting up obstacles and saying no to things.... just do it" Well along the lines of that anyway. But it worked, because i walked back to the kitchen, sat infront of my computer and wrote 4 different personal letters. Sent in my CV and personal letter to one job at a health/gym reception where a girl i know works at so she will give me a recommendation. I dont know how i feel about reception work, but i do lack some of the skills which said were necessary for aplying but you never know, and like my mum said i need to stop setting up obstacles and just apply anyway.... i mean its not like i can lose anything by trying!
And today the goal is to walk around different areas of Stockholm and leave my CV and personal letter and just hope that maybe there is somewhere that is searching for staff and finds me as interesting/an option!

Also, something fun in my life... i have been asked to contribute a 3 course vegan meal to a recipe book!!  I wasnt sure i wanted to do it at first but then i thought... "why not!". I wont get paid for it, but it will be fun to contribute! I am still deciding over what to make but i think i have the starter and dessert thought out, but not so sure about the main course. I will have my friends over for dinner and they can choose to be in the photos or not, but i want to make something which will be delicious for others i.e my friends but also interest non vegans to want to try the recipe... so not something with too much greens or vegetables, but maybe a vegan lasagna or something like that :)

So that's something to look forward to and also my friends were excited about the idea. I thought they would be skeptical and not be so interested but they all said they are looking forward to it and open to trying a 3 course vegan dinner!

For now it's time to get ready, start my day and then hopefully have a very productive day!!!
So I hope you all have a great day and also remember if there is something you are procrastinating or not doing when you know you should - remember that you often feel better once it's done, it's just to motivate yourself and then do it!!


  1. lovely text and news, Izzy!
    & ouch the cartoon rings so, so true :/ !

    1. Thank you, hahaha... ive been in that stage sometimes XD

  2. Great new about the recipe book - how exciting! You`ll have to trial a few dishes for you family/friends and then decide which ones you are going to submit - how long have you got to do it in?
    Good luck with your job hunting, I hope it pays off for you. Well done too for biting the bullet and getting things done, sometimes its that initial step that is the hardest but once you get going theres no stopping you:)
    Have a great Wednesday and a great week - hard to believe we`re in June already!

    1. Thank you :) Yeah i might try the recipes beforehand, but i might just wing it as well... hahaha XD I will be doing it in 2 weeks time, so need to figure out my main course, but i havent sat down to try to figure it out yet! And thank you :)

  3. Good luck with everything!
    Lovely blog, sorry to be annoying but I just started my blog and would love any advice on it? Maybe we could be blog friends?
    Izzy |

    1. Thank you :) Checking out your blog now!!

      We have the same name... or nickname anyway, hahahah :)

    2. Ohhh i love all the vegan recipes :) I will definitely follow you and try some of your recipes! If you ever want me to post a "guest recipe" just let me know and i can link to your blog then!!

  4. Oh thank you so much! :)
    I am really new to blogging so all of this is a bit exiting :)