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

Recovery progress of the year

So..... Its Saturday and the last day of the year, what better than to look back over 2016 and look at all the progress made?! So instead of a recovery progress of the week, its a recovery progress of the Year!

Think back over the year and look at all the progress you have made, whether its recovery progress, life progress, social progress or anything else...  look at the obstacles you have overcome, the times you didnt think you could keep going, the ways you have grown and progressed and the changes you may have made.

Maybe you have backtracked, but then its a good time to look at those steps backwards and ask yourself what you can do differently this new year so that you can make progress? What changes do you have to make so that you can reach your goals?

You dont have to comment if you dont want to, but maybe just take some time to look over your year and see what you have overcome, what you have been through and what you can do differently next year... or maybe you should just keep going because you are already on the right path? But if you want to, share below all your progress from this year?

I have personally progressed in so many ways, become stronger mentally, dared to be myself, stepped out of my comfort zone so many times and in so many different ways. Have learnt to say no more often, but also learnt to say yes to new experiences and adventures. I have grown as a persona in so many ways, i have fought my way out of depression, i have begun to love life again, i have made new friends and started a new life. Changed behaviours and mindset and tried to self analyze so that i can keep improving and keep being the best version of myself!! Each year is a new year for change and growth and experience!!!

I wonder what will happen in 2017, what i will get to experience or what opportunities will arise but i am looking forward to it!!!

Me exactly 1 year ago, hahah!! I look so young XD XD


  1. My recovery process of the year is mostly gaining weight and getting a healthy eating structure.

  2. My recovery progress of the year is... I finally began my treatment!

  3. My progress is that although I lost weight at university (due to stress because I started studying in a new continent) I've already started to gain the weight back healthily and am not fighting the process- actually wanting to get healthy again so my brain functions best and I have more energy

  4. I have so many goals and the most important would be to move forwards, and I would like to thank you for your continued encouragement to all, through your wonderful blog. All the best for a fab 2017 Izzy X

  5. my recovery progress issssss

    I spent my last admission in January for depression, a short admission to give me a breather from life (compared to my previous one of a year). I realised after this that in order to prevent a relapse, I should give myself a break when I can feel things being hard.

    I got my A-Levels, the Psychology award and the highest mark in the year despite only being at college for in total under a year (out of two). I've had offers from universities, been on holiday 3 times for the firs time in forever, had a boyfriend and moved out to live independently. Now I have a job in a hospital which I love and am writing about my experiences for a psychology magazine and doing talks for my old psychologist at a local uni.

    Before I never would have allowed myself to feel good about this but all in all, I'm bloody proud of myself. I never thought I would be in this place, off medication and truly happy, exercising the amount that makes me feel good... let alone alive - my doctors revealed to me over letter that they didn't think I'd make it. So 2016 has been incredibly hard but so worth it!

    Thank you for your continual inspiration izzy. Have an amazing new year and 2017!!! ��

  6. A very happy new year to you Izzy!

    You continue to be a wonderful, dedicated, inspirational blogger. I honestly don't know how you do it! All the very best to you for 2017

    Dan x

  7. So proud of you Izzy!!! Your strength and bravery inspire me everyday to step out of my comfort zone and to challenge myself to be the best person I can be!!

    My major recovery progress was establishing an ED treatment team at my university. They are such lovely people, and I've already started noticing positive mental and physical changes :) I feel like 2017 will be the year that I finally break free from my ED for good!

  8. After avoiding swimming for years (well, about 20 years, but I realise most people reading this blog are hardly that old in the first place) because I didn't want to wear a swimming costume, I finally swam again. Not only was it immensely exciting to overcome the mental barrier, I actually discovered it was a form of exercise that I love.