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!

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Moments from 2016

This year has been a year of progress, change and experiences. Plenty of ups and downs!! I don't feel like writing about my whole year or doing a recap of each month like I used to do, instead I'm just going to look back at my camera albums and post a few (or alot) of photos from this year.  Lots of good memories, because even if it feels like there has been more downs than ups this year, I have actually had alot of positives and those are what I want to remember!!!

2016 was the year that i first moved away from home, and have moved apartment/living 5 times this year. It was the year i first started university, and have gone to two different universities. It was the year i went vegan, and also the year i recovered from my depression. It was the year i got a serious/real job which i loved and also the year i ended my first real serious relationship. It was the year i grew as a person in many different ways, the year i became more confident, the year i became more social in different ways. It was the year i dared to be myself and to accept myself for who i am and not be ashamed of who i am or amnt. The year i dared to put myself first and to say no to certain things in life, but also to learn to say yes to certain things in life.

2016 has been a year of growth and there have been ups and downs.... downs such as depression, ending up with an inflamed pancreas, isolating myself and feeling suicidal, missing out on fun opportunities and/or experiences, being threatened to go back to hospital because my CF health care was declining (due to depression), serious hip and lower back pain which is both genetic and due to my years of over exercising and can get inflammed and stop me from doing basic things like sitting, cleaning, putting clothes on. But of course there have been so many positives and those will be shown in the photos below... they arent in order because all my photos are sort of jumbled on my hard drive so they are just posted in order as i find them!


Got my fourth... and fifth tattoo!





^^Was a hair model - and that silver grey colour is the colour i actually want but it means going to a proffessional frequently, and im not so great at doing that!


 ^^ Was part of a cook book and made a 3 course vegan meal


^^Celebrated midsummer with my family out on an island

 ^^Just take a moment to appreciate that oreo with almond butter and a vegan hot chocolate with marshmallows (without gelatine!)

^^^I ran the midnight race with my step dad and was my 3rd time in a row, i think :)


^^ My first time trying Dunkin donuts... they were a let down and have not wanted to go back for more!!


I went to the ice bar with my friends - i wouldnt recommend haha. Over priced and nothing special TBH

I made an easter cake which tasted amazing - though it was not vegan
How it looked when studying... and alot of that was done this year

Tried my first fast food burger since 2008 or earlier...

 After dinner with my mum we ate ice cream and i had some vegan chocolate ice cream!
Attempting to make sushi and it went rather well!
How my weekly shopping could look!!


The day i moved to Gothenburg!!!

A chocolate and gingerbread cake for my birthday!

A saffron and gingerbread cake for christmas!

My first time trying Lenny and Larry cookies and i loved them and spent a little too much money buying them, hahah.

Hotel stays and breakfast buffets with my mum in Gothenburg

Night out with my friends, and have had plenty of great times with my friends from Uni.

Meeting online friends and eating delicious lunch is a definitely a positive moment from this year



Work, which i actually loved, and cant wait to work again next summer hopefully!
For mothers day  i made 2 vegan cakes!

Summer evenings - out on the island!

Showing my mum Gothenburg



I made my first pumpkin pie!





So many positive and great moments... and can we just take a moment to appreciate how many cakes i have made this year? hahahahah

4 comments:

  1. So wonderful to see how you've found and stabilized yourself in several ways this year :) And to have been able to follow another year of yours myself, too. Hopefully you will be having as much or even more fun in 2017 regardless of that it may or may not include as dramatic turning points as 2016 did.

    Nevertheless: a lot to come, a lot if reasons to remain excited! Happy new year, Izzy (and my fellow readers, too) ♥

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing your year with us! And also for giving insight of your life with it's ups, downs, bumps, laughter, tears and highlights :) Hands down, your blog is awesome and has helped so many times already (I just wish I would have read it when I was still in recovery, would have helped me tons back then!) I wish you a happy new year filled with enchanting moments, joy and sunshine <3

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  3. Thankyou for putting this together and posting so many photos. Your year has certainly been one of many turning points for you as well as some very happy moments/memories!
    I hope 2017 is just as successful for you and you continue on your path of self discovery. Thank you for your blog this past year - it has been so helpful for me and I`m sure many others too.
    Wishing you a happy and healthy new year - may there be lots of "ups" rather than "downs" xxxx

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  4. I love it that you seem so happy these days, and so much more genuinely happy than before. I hope you really are. Thank you for your compassionate blog. You have so many gifts, and you are such a warm hearted person. May 2017 bring you peace and joy and good things.

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