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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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Recovery success of the week

What better way to end the week than to look back and be proud of the progress you may have hopefully made this week!! Whether its recovery or just life related, maybe there is some fear you have overcome or something you have done this week which you want to share and are proud over?

Then comment below and share it!! I love reading all your progresses and it makes me smile and feel so proud over you all even if i may not personally know you. But i hope that you can see your progress as positive and something that you should feel proud over :) Also i have heard from many readers that even if they dont comment themselves it does inspire them to read other peoples messages and recovery progress/life successes, so know that your progress will also help to inspire others!!! :)


For me.... my life progress is learning to take a break. Take a break from blogging, take a break from studying and learning that spending time with family or not being independant isnt a sign of weakness but actually a sign of strength in my case!!! :)


22 comments:

  1. I have a really good one for me personally! And that is... that I finally genuinely feel and embrace my life as a process. And no longer focus on my goals. As that's what' s holding me back to feel good. And what totally leaves me turning around in the same kind of circle all the time. I.e. I feel shit because I constantly want to be at a place mentally and mostly physically (rehab progress from my hips that's going way too slow) where i'm just not at (yet). So atm i'm focusing on accepting that I am good enough the way I am right now. I am worthy and capable and really strong for making it through all this. Also I am allowed to stand up for what I believe in and to love myself. Pfew, this was kind of hard to say! But I did it, I shared it :)
    As for you Izzy: That is amazing! Taking a break is one of the most important things to do in life sometimes <3

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    1. That is some awesome progress and great mindset change!! It's important to stand up for yourself and allow yourself to be who you want to be and to love yourself for you who are!!!

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  2. I had an appointment with my nutritionist on Thursday, and we set 3 new goals for the next 2 weeks :)
    1. Have a serving of nut related products at least 3 times a week
    2. Practice 'distracted eating' so I don't get anxious over feeling so full
    3. Watch a Ted Talk about learning to embrace imperfections :)

    By making goals with someone else, I definitely feel more inclined to try and accomplish them....I'm really nervous about the nuts, but I LOVE them, so I really want overcome the fear!

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    1. Those are awesome goals:) I hope you reach them and also enjoy the food with nuts!!! There are so many ways you can eat nuts or have them in meals or part of meals!!! They contain so many health benefits so remmeber that and how good they are for your body!!! :) do you have any Ted talks to recommend?

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  3. The Ted talks are such a great idea! Never considered that. I've been at a healthy weight for a while now but there are definitely still unhealthy aspects to my mindset so reading self love posts or videos would be great!

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    1. Ted talks are so great!! I don't watch them so often but I really should haha!

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  4. I reached out to others when I felt overwhelmed instead of stuffing it all inside or thinking I should be able to handle it all on my own.

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    1. I am so proud of you and that is the right thing you should do!!! You don't have to do everything on your own or suffer in silence!! I hope that next time you can reach out again!!

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  5. This is a really lovley idea, and very motivating, especially if it is regular. Thank you so much.

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    1. I love it as well!!! And I want to make it a regular post :)

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  6. I ate lots of my cousin's birthday cake and a big birthday lunch.... and enjoyed it and didn't feel guilty!

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    1. Yummm!!! I am so proud of you and you definitely shouldn't feel guilty!!! Kicking EDs ass and getting stronger each time!!!

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  7. I faced a fear food at the weekend and we cooked two meals - one on Saturday and one on sunday - both containing it. And I actually enjoyed the meals! Nothing bad happened and I didn't get anxious, just pleased that I managed to achieve this.
    So this was a huge thing for me - and I hope to build on this breakthough with another "fear food" meal next weekend.

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    1. That is so amazing!!!! And it's always the fear at first and fear of the unknown which is the worst but now you know that you can eat that food and nothing bad happens and it's the same with all your other fear foods!! So keep facing those fears and getting stronger :)

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  8. I've done quite a bit this week, because I had a bit of an epiphany where I realised I need to try to stop my perfectionist ways. I.E. focussing on what I want to say or do rather than worrying what people expect from me. I really struggle telling people "no" or doing anything to make others feel inconvenienced, so this is a big thing. I've taken the leap to move out from my Dad's house, where I grew up, and is a very negative environment.. this is something my psychologist wanted to happen a couple of years ago (at age 16) but I wasn't in the right place to. But now I am despite being sooooo anxious!!! I'm constantly challenging my worries and anxiety and trying to be nicer to myself :))) I also am running for myself, not to burn off food or keep myself looking a certain way.. i'm doing it when I feel low as it makes me feel better!!

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    1. This made me so happy to read!!! I'm so glad you have come go these realisations and are now trying to make changes!!!! I know how tough it is to say no problem to be an inconvenience to others but in the end your health and happiness matters as well!!! Keep making progress and changes so that you can be the healthiest and happiest version of You!!!

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  9. I tackled 2 fear foods last week and ate 3 meals that I had no idea how many calories were in it. Although I felt anxious and the ed voice in my head tried really hard to convince me to stop eating, I didn't. Today I am exhausted but I keep repearing to myself that it's all going to be worth it.

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    1. That is amazing and you should be proud of yourself! Defying your ED and going against the ED voice is what recovery is about! It will get easier overtime and you will get stronger:) it will be worth it, even if it might feel tough now it will be worth it and you will be so much stronger!!!

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  10. I know I commented earlier, but I want to add that tonight I WILLINGLY LET MYSELF EAT DESSERT THAT I DID NOT MAKE. I still can't believe I did it, and I feel noooooooo guilt whatsoever! Recovery wins like this are what make me believe that someday I will 100% recover :)

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    1. This is so so awesome and definitely what makes recovery worth it. To start feeling that freedom and happiness again!!! You've done it once now you can do it again next time :) you will be free one day if you keep progressing and making recovery choices!!!

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  11. I made the decision that I WAS going to take my supplement drinks. Up until now they have just been lying in the bag untouched but I got to thinking that not taking them really isn't doing me any good in the long run - and did I really want to be stuck this way (sick) for ever? So I`m going to start drinking them. I feel anxious about it as they are 300 calaories each but I know deep down I`ve got to do it. So fighting the ED voice inside my head right now and determined to stay strong.

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    1. This is a great step! Remmeber that those supplement drinks are there to help you and give you energy to fight your ED. It's hard to think straight or make recovery choices if you aren't fueling your body and mind correctly. One day you won't have to take them anymore so for now it's just to drink them and know that you are helping your body!!!! Don't let your ED win, be stronger than the gears and anxieties!!!! You can do it :)

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