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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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Small things i love and make me happy

I love hearing the "tap tap tap" of my dogs claws on the floor when she is walking towards my door.

I love when my dog comes into my room in the morning or evenings and cuddles beside me while i lie in bed.

I love the feeling of working out when i have so much energy. I.e it is one thing to workout often and love it everytime, but another when you have more than just that daily energy but you have double that energy level and you just feel like superwoman while exercising! I.e eat lots of carbs c.a 24 hours before your workout... and make sure to sleep enough!

I love when i find new interesting documentaries or series or podcasts where i learn new things and can educate myself in different topics and learn new facts!

I love having the ability to walk places and to have a strong enough body to do that! I.e if i miss the bus i'll just walk a few stations and enjoy it!

I love having the ability to document my life and to take photos and to write. Not everything is shared online of course, but still i love looking back on old memories and even sometimes bad memories - just to remember how far i have come.

I love finding new intersting foods to try and spending hours browsing food stores. As long as it isnt rush hour in the store (??), i find it very peaceful, hahahah. (And yes, i know that this is actually something people with disordered behaviour do. So think what you want, i personally enjoy it)

I love writing goals and lists and bucketlists for myself!

I love the times when my family just randomly get together in a room and we just have long conversations about random things. I.e most of the time all 4 of us are never really in the same place at once, but at times we are and then its nice!! And can't forget the dog... it is often the dog that brings us together as we all want to cuddle her!!!

I love freshly baked bread! Definitely one of my weaknesses. Store bought form bread = nothing for me. Freshly baked bread? Ii'll eat half the loaf at once.

I love looking in the mirror and instead of seeing flaws or things i hate about myself, just being happy with who i am and how i look that day. Whether its unwashed hair, a bloated belly (or as i like to say, a food baby ;)), or a newly washed and cleaned me! It's nice to just feel positive about myself and the reflection in the mirror. Which is 90% of the time - we all have our bad days and bad body image days.

I love seeing and feeling and making improvements in different areas of life. Whether its maturity, thoughts, education, learning new things, overcoming fears, stepping outside of my comfort zone and realising something wasnt so bad, or learning new skills or techniques etc




There are so many things in life to love - as long as you look for them. It is so incredibly easy to focus on the negatives and all the things you hate about yourself or your life, but by focusing on the positives and things you enjoy you create a more positive mindset and see the positives i.e making life atleast a bit easier!

1 comment:

  1. Yes its all too easy to forget the smaller more simpler things in our lives that fundamentally make us happy - we often get so caught up in the bigger picture and the pace of life itself. Its good to reflect on the things that make our days feel special :)

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