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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Monday, July 4, 2016

New week, new month, happiness, sunshine and yesterday's delicious ice cream bowl


Time for a personal update from a hard working and tired girl. Or in all honesty, I'm not actually tired.  On Saturday u was exhausted and my 9 or was it 10? Hour work shift was not something I was looking forward to. Infact if it was school I would have skipped lessons and stayed in bed all day, I was so exhausted. But I got through the work shift, headed home, ate and then back to work on Sunday again. But on Sunday I felt so much better,  so much more energy and more alive and positive.  So yesterday was a good work day, despite all the rude and tired Sunday customers. But I just smile and do my work and understand if people are tired on Sunday. When I finally got home on Sunday I decided to make myself a super duper treat (and to get a whole lot of energy which my body needs ) so ice cream with 2 types of cookies and chocolate and almost a whole bag (250g) of nuts and dried fruit.  The best way to end the week and to refuel for the coming week, which started in the best way possible - sunshine and a run... or well in all honesty mostly walking as my legs and lungs said no to running.  But I did do some intervals I. E walk and then run when my lungs allowed it, and stop when my lungs weren't getting the oxygen needed. And repeat ;) it was a wonderful way to start my day and also receiving a package, and then making myself lunch (to bring with me to work) - and all of this done before beginning my work shift at 11!

Tomorrow I have a free day hopefully and that will consist of doing all the things I haven't had time for I. E wash my hair, clean my room, do the laundry, buy food and make lunch boxes so that I have lunches with me for work and of course.... catch up on series!!!  Longing for my day off now so I can just do the things that need to be done and have some alone time for a while! And also... to get home before 7 or 8pm would be wonderful ^-^ but I'm not complaining because I do enjoy work and I don't mind spending my summer this way :)

Feeling great today and have had a wonderful day and hope that my week continues this way!

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and have a great new week. But remmeber, happiness is not a destination it is a way of life.  Something which shouldn't be forgotten.  I.e don't want to feel happy, instead try to feel happy everyday!


  1. Omg Izzy! You look so skinny!have you lost weight? I am worried about you! Are you okay? <333

    1. I know I have lost weight :( and it's unintentional and I'm trying to gain weight. But my CF health is not so great so my body is using so much energy each day making it harder for me. But the weight loss isn't intentional. But I'm doing fine otherwise :)

    2. If you really "want to gain weight" you would stop working out...

    3. Working out a few times a week is fine and also if I stop exercising my CF health will get even worse :( as well as working out being something I love,but of course the intensity and duration is down and doing very little cardio. But I don't see the point in cutting out exercise completely if it will just make breathing even harder for me than it already is.

    4. Try not to worry about it Izzy, your weight will sort itself out in time. You need to exercise because of your CF which makes it harder for you to gain, but I`m sure you`re` doing all the right things and trying to pack in those calories. You`ll get back to where you was, you`ll see :)

  2. Good to hear you`ve had such a great start to your week. Love the picture of your icecream snack - it looks so yummy!
    Enjoy your day off and I hope you get to do everything you`ve got planned!

    1. That ice cream bowl sure tasted delicious even if I got a sugar shock, hahah. But it was worth it!! Today didn't start off as positive as yesterday but I decided to change my thoughts and now I'm feeling better anyway :) hope you have a lovely week!

  3. Wow all the food looks amazing!!!!!!!!
    Izzy |

  4. Izzy I'm worried about you!! Are you still in a healthy weight range? Please try and gain the weight which you need!! xxx