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, October 15, 2016

Life and recent eats

Hello :)

Update from me!  havent had so much time or motivation or inspiration to write recently - so then i havent. I dont see the point of writing just for the sake of writing... i rather write posts when inspiration strikes or when i want to share something or just write for my own sake. Whether its sharing valuable quotes which might be helpful, sharing recipes or when i need to rant about something or write for my own sake. And then of course try to answer your questions or comments.

I love blogging, but it definitely isnt easy, and sometimes blogging and social media is a little overwhelming. Especially as i get emails daily on two different email accounts, i get asked questions via facebook, via DM's on instagram and even get recovery questions asked via my snapchat... so at times it gets too much. I would love to answer all your questions and help you all but that would be more than a full time job to answer all the questions i get, so at the moment i am just trying my best with my blog - and even on my blog im not doing that great of a job. hahaha.
But blogging should be fun.. its something i do in my freetime and when i feel like it, so i am trying to not put pressure on myself to always blog or always be updated or answer every single question i get, because that type of thinking and pressure is what makes social media not fun and makes it something stressful and adds stress into my life. Instead of social media being something positive and something i enjoy - which it is now when i dont pressure myself to always update or answer every single question i get on all my social media.

But anyway, moving on... i just felt i had to write that little bit first and let you all know, if you are wondering why  i dont always reply - i dont always have time to reply.

This past week has been a relatively good week, it has mostly consisted of studying and trying to not get sick. But today i feel so much better, both physically (i.e no cold) as well as mentally feeling happier. My test was done yesterday (always get so much anxiety after my test, and i actually woke up at 3am this morning and began stressing over whether i had answered the questions wrong or whether i would pass the test and just feeling anxious.  Its so silly and not a great thing to wake up in the middle of the night anxious because of a test... i mean ive done all i can. No need to worry now.) I still have two more weeks of this course left and another test in 2 weeks time which im already a little stressed about, but all i can do is my best. I still have 2,5+ years of school and tests to do, i need to learn to cope sooner rather than later!!

Otherwise... im looking foward to my birthday in a months time because my dad and step brother are travelling to Gothenburg to spend the weekend of my birthday with me, as well as my  mum travelling here as well! And ive also checked up different cafes that serve vegan cake, so i am going to make sure to get myself a slice... or a whole vegan cake for my birthday, hahaha! Or i might make my own one, depending on the cost of the ingredients XD

Anyway, today i have spent in bed watching series as well as doing my laundry and cleaning the kitchen. Taking a mental rest day from school work, and will be back on the study train tomorrow!!

 I hope you are all doing well and you all have a great weekend :)

Are you doing anything fun this weekend?
Do you have any positives of the week or of the day to share? :)
Or any recovery progresses you are proud of and want to share - i am sure you can inspire others by sharing your own progresses!!!


Below are some of my recent eats... incase you need any vegan food inspo, hahha!

Roast vegetables (oil, garlic and salt), with soymeatballs and kale as well as a bunch of nuts and raisins and ice cream!!
Yesterdays dinner - Battered cauliflower in pita bread with roast vegetables and kale!

Todays left over lunch!!
My snack from today - oatmeal with soyprotein mixed with cacao powder, banana and peanut butter and 1/2 bagel with mashed sweet potatoe and "caramelized" banana!!

Simple and wholesome food. And getting a whole bunch of vitamins and minerals and macros throughout the day. Its so important to fuel yourself and eat enough no matter if you are out and about all day or spending the whole day inside!

6 comments:

  1. Your food looks so yummy!! I need to try roasting a variety of veggies like that. Yum!!
    A recovery win for me yesterday was buying a vegan banana brownie and eating THE WHOLE THING. Despite the fact that all I've done all week is sit and study, this was a huge deal for me.
    And I also cooked a lovely dinner last night....successfully made vegan Alfredo pasta. 10/10 would recommend!
    Have a lovely evening, Izzy! Enjoy the break from studying. You deserve it!

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    1. That is amazing, well done :) I hope you enjoyed the brownie!! Remember that it's just food like any food, and you need to eat no matter what you have done or haven't done during the day or week!
      Wow that vegan Alfredo pasta sounds good. Do you have a recipe link to that? I might have to give it a go myself!!.
      I hope you have a lovely Sunday and you should feel proud over your recovery wins!

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    2. Absolutely! This is the recipe I used: http://ohsheglows.com/2014/01/20/cauli-power-fettuccine-alfredo-vegan/

      Hopefully you enjoy it as much as I did :)

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  2. So good to hear you are feeling better! I hope you are having a good weekend and making the most of free time. You really shouldn't worry so much about your blogging - what you do is pretty remarkable considering you have a full time study course to get on with. The less stress in your life the better so don`t worry - you do what you can and that's great!
    This weekend I`m not doing too much - the weather is awful so its a case of occupying myself indoors and maybe popping out when the rain eases. I have taken up my cross stitch again so I`m working on a new picture at the moment - I love it as I find it so relaxing.
    Went to a farm shop yesterday where they sell things straight off their farm, veggies, eggs, meat produce etc - all free range. Its a lovely shop and one I know I will be using again, the food all looked so lovely.
    Have had to put my plans of study on hold for a few days as I got an email from the people I ordered some books from that my parcel was damaged in the post and returned to them, so I have to order again. Its annoying because I hoped to have those books and start this week but now I can`t.
    Hope you have a great week next week :)

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  3. Everything looks great! :) what kind of soy meatballs are those?

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    1. They're from a brand called "anammas" :)

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