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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Monday, November 28, 2016

Recovery

“Though it was not your choice to develop an eating disorder, it is your choice to work towards recovery from one.”
Today is a new day and all of you have the choice to bite the bullet and commit to change. If you do not want to spend your entire life with an eating disorder, then you have to DO something about it. If you settle and remain resistant to change, you will inevitably stay sick. Your eating disorder is not just going to magically go away on its own; it takes years of work and the journey has to start somewhere. 
It is easy to go through the motions and turn a blind eye to your behaviors but when are you going to be honest with yourself? When are you going to decide that you do not want to spend your entire life committed to food, exercise, and your body? When are you going to draw the line and decide that you have had enough? Is it going to be now or is it going to be when you are 45 years old and have already wasted half your life away for a lower number on the scale? 
Wake up. No one is going to be able to save you except yourself. People can help support and guide you but ultimately, it is still your choice whether you make changes. They key to the life you want is in your hands but you have to decide that you want it. You have to decide that you are worth fighting for it. "

3 comments:

  1. Great post Izzy!
    I was wondering if you could give me some advice? I've been recovering from anorexia on 2800 calories, and now I'm up to a BMI of 23.5. I'm still gaining, and I don't know if I should drop my calories slowly or something. I see heaps of recovering anorexics gaining to BMI 20 and then just stopping, and I don't know if they just stay there naturally or have decreased calories to maintenance levels?

    I'd really appreciate some help!

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  2. Hi Izzy,
    Would you ever consider doing guest posts again?

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  3. Very well thought out post - a reminder that it really is down to you whether you choose to recover and get well or not. Thankyou for this - I need to read things like this to stop me wavering.

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