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:


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Never give up

One of the many important life lessons I've learnt in the years I've been alive is to never give up.

I don't know how many times in my life I've felt like things are too much. Felt that I was in a situation that I couldn't get out of, or just felt like life was too tough and not worth it. But through it all I kept going.... some form of motivation and will to live has always been inside of me and kept me going. Sometimes the rational and logical side of my mind is nonexistent and it feels like the panic and fear and anxiety takes over,but deep inside I always know that life is worth it and giving up isn't an option.

Just think about all the tough times in your life you didn't think you would make it through? Or that test you stressed so much about and either it went really well and you passed or you failed and had to do the test again, no big deal. It's so easy to panic and make a huge deal out of situations, to feel like there are no solutions when in fact there are as long as you for them or create solutions!

I have many who write to me and say that they don't want to keep going, that being sick is too much and they don't see a way out. But you CAN'T give up, you shouldn't.  There is so much more to life than your illness and yes, it is so incredibly tough to recover but it isn't impossible. If you want it and fight for it, decide to focus all your energy on life and health instead of the eating disorder thoughts, then it's possible to recover. 

You need to want to make life better. You need to want to experience all the good things in life and want to make life great! Life won't get better if you just sit around and wait, but about taking action.

When you feel that the negative voice saying "it's too much" pops into your head, then you have to remind yourself how strong you are and how you can get through any tough situation, even if it takes you days, weeks or months. It can get better. Don't give up, instead find your reason to keep going!!! Don't let your illness ruin your life or take your life away from you, YOU ARE strong enough to recover.  But remember that no one else can do the hard work in recovery, it's up to YOU to fight for recovery!!!

And all the other tough life situations, you can get through.  I know how tough it is at times in life but giving up is not an option! Always find a reason to keep going!!! Things will get better!


  1. Hey Izzy, I know this comment doesn't connect to your topic, but I really need your help. I am almost recovered and I'm thinking of becoming a vegan. The problem is that my family doesn't agree with my decision and they said that if I become vegan, I will have to buy food on my own, like vegan yoghurts, milk... I wish I could live on my own like you do, so I would be able to eat whatever I wanted to. I am almost 19 and I started to think about moving to my own place. Do you think it is too early? Because if I continue living with my family, I will never be able to become a vegan and eat whatever i wanted.

    1. Its great to hear that you are thinking about becoming vegan :) I've written my answer and some advice in a post that is up now :)

  2. this is a lovely post -- thank you! x
    very best wishes for you too in your ups & downs of the tough bits and bright bits of life

    1. Thank you :) I thought it was an important reminder for many and also myself!!

  3. This is exactly the reminder I needed this morning. Thank you so much <3
    I've really been struggling the last week with negative body image and self-esteem. But I know these feelings will pass, as long as I stay strong and keep eating and being kind to myself.
    Thanks Izzy. You're a wonderful person

    1. Those feelings will pass!! Focus on all the positive things about yourself and your life :) Dont let the negative thoughts control, instead focus on all the great things about your appearance and yourself, i am sure you have plenty!! :)

  4. Needed this right now!! Thanks girl for having such an amazing blog. Really you've helped me so much already by being you :)

  5. Oh btw not ED wise that i'm struggling, don't worry. Just with my rehab and other illness not going so well.