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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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Learning self love

Source: toethefinishline:
Learning Self-Love
So many people struggle with self-love and that is definitely a problem! You must learn to love yourself before anyone else! You do not need to find someone to love you, wait until you lose the weight, or anything before you can love yourself – you must love yourself NOW! At the end of the day all you have is yourself and that must be enough! You must be happy with yourself and love yourself unconditionally! Losing weight will not solve the problem – you will still be the same you with the same problems! Instead of focusing on that learn to love yourself for everything you are!
  • Focus on your strengths – figure out what you are good at! There are plenty of things that you are wonderful at and use those to build your confidence! No one is good at everything so do not fret if you are bad at something! Instead focus on what you are good at and enjoy them!
  • Learn from your mistakes - you don’t have to be good at everything like mentioned above but use your mistakes to your advantage! Don’t worry about them- live and learn! 
  • Do what you love – make time everyday to do something you enjoy! Do something that makes you happy to improve your mood!
  • Tell yourself you are beautiful - stand in front of a mirror and tell yourself how beautiful you are ! Keep telling yourself and fake it until you make it! Really mean what you are saying a realize all of the beautiful things about you - including any flaws ( they make you unique!)
  • Turn your negative thoughts into positive ones – instead of thinking your legs are big or whatever your problem is, be thankful you have working legs that you can run marathons with if you wanted! Try to stay optimistic and see the positive side of everything! It will greatly improve your mood and outlook on life!
  • Realize that beauty has no measure on your life. Okay even if someone is not beautiful that has no relevance to one’s life ! Everyone has worth and is amazing! I am sure you are the prettiest person ever but even if you are not then who really cares? What does it really matter? All that matters is that you are happy and love your life- and that should not be dependent upon whether or not you are pretty.
  • Weight has no relevance to beauty! Whether you are 100 or 300 pounds you can be beautiful! Please do not relate the two to one another! See this post (:
  • Spend time with people you love and who love you! It is important to spend time with loved ones! They will boost your mood and confidence! If people have a negative impact on your life then you don’t have to spend time with them! Don’t feel like you must stick around for everyone! You have to put yourself first and make sure you are happy! Don’t let others drag you down!
  • Remember that life is simple - the sun rises and the sun sets, we just tend to complicate the process. Remember the simplicity in life and let it help you to stay calm and stay focused on the important things! Love yourself and love your life! Enjoy it while you can and don’t let everything stress you out so much!
  • Be generous! Help others, be kind to others, and give when you can. It will spread love and make you feel better as a person!

3 comments:

  1. Hey Izzy, could you please give me some advice? I'm trying to gain weight and just had breakfast. Honestly, I feel like it was too big, but I know that's just the eating disorder talking and extra calories are my friend! But nutritionally, do you think it was a good breakfast or do I need to swap around food groups? First I had a large banana chopped into pieces with some cinnamon and one tablespoon of peanut butter. Then I had a plain baked sweet potato (I'd call it medium in size). After that I still felt a little hungry so I grabbed a big handful of peanuts, probably about 1/3 of a cup.

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    1. I dont think that is too big of a breakfast. Instead of eating breakfast in 3 parts i would try to eat it all together, because otherwise it can feel like you "just keep eating" or like you arent satisfied so that you have to keep eating more. Why dont you try something like oatmeal with banana, peanut butter and peanuts and you can even mix in sweet potatoe into the oatmeal or why not have the sweet potatoe on the side with peanut butter :) If those are your favourite breakfast foods? Otherwise oatmeal, pancakes, bread/sandwiches, some form of yoghurt, granola, muslie, smoothies etc are all great breakfasts. But what you ate definitely isnt alot of calories... i mean if you had just eaten a banana and peanut butter and a swet potatoe that is far too little for breakfast.

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  2. Hi Izzy - have you ever thought of listening to a relaxation cd to control your anxiety? when you feel the feelings of anxiety coming on try putting on a cd and listening to it. it will relax you and fill your mind with other thoughts. They do quite a few good ones on Amazon, either to buy as the cd or to directly download. I use them and find them very helpful, although it took me a while to get into it properly. Just a thought.
    hope you are well and every things going ok for you.

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