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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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Recovery successes/progress of the week

Lets get some positivity and positive messages on here, so once again its time for a weekly, Recovery progress of the week!! I had started it on a Thursday but i feel like Sunday is the best day for this weekly segement because then you have the whole week to look back on, or maybe you feel.... Well its Sunday, last day of the week why not try my best to really face a fear or do something that might scare me, or maybe this post will just be a reminder for you to step outside of your comfort zone and dare to go against your illness!!!

My life progress of the week? Just spending time with my family, no control over things, no studying and no structure.

I like my routines and habits and i admit, i like to have control over my own life but times like this you just need to go with the flow and deal with the fact that there are no "plans set in stone" and no structure to the day.  Of course letting go of control and change of habits isnt something i struggle with so much anymore, but it was the only thing i could think about as a "Progress" of the week, hahaha. Or maybe i should just write that i kept my energy and positivity up during my move and when i felt anxious over all the "what ifs", but after taking time to think and getting back into routines again it feels so much better!!

So.... share your recovery successes of the week, i love reading them all and makes me so proud and happy over you alll!!!! And of course it is inspiration for all my other readers as well (I hope!)!

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  1. My progress success of the week has got to be facing my food fear and not giving in to the negative thoughts I had been having as to why I shouldn't have it - instead having it in a meal not once but twice this past week! And today, Sunday, I am going to have a full roast dinner complete with fear food again.

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    1. That is so amazing!! I hope you enjoy your Sunday dinner :) And maybe even have left overs for the next days lunch :)

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    2. Sunday dinner was really good - and I had an extra roast potato and really enjoyed it! I am making bubble and squeak for lunch today out of the leftover veggies :)

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  2. I went out for dinner with my gramma this past Friday, and I actually ordered what I wanted—veggie lasagna—not what my ED wanted (salad)! AND my gramma and I split a piece of cake afterwards for dessert :) I felt guilty, but I still enjoyed it

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    1. Look at you making all this amazing progress, it makes me so happy to read about them each week!! A veggie lasagna sounds amazing - i can definitely recommend the sweet potatoe and lentil lasagna i made before!! :) And some cake for dessert sounds delicious!!! I hope you have a lovely new week!

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    2. awe thank you!! It really means a lot to me to have someone care about my little recovery wins :) I like sharing them with my dietician too, but I only get to see her every 2 weeks.
      The veggie lasagna actually did have sweet potato in it! But no lentils....I need to try your recipe :p

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  3. I increased my calories intake from 800kcal to 1200 because last week I almost fainted :/ although I feel really full and fat I notice that I have a looot more of energy and more strenght :) It was difficult but now it gave me energy to run again and this is a good new because I really love running:) anyway, today I ate 3 slices of a delicious pizza and a dessert. I felt guilty, but I overcame my fear food and I feel proud!!!

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    1. please don't run on just 1200 calories a day!! That is the amount your body needs just to keep your heart beating!

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    2. That is so awesome with the increase and look how you feel more energized. Just remmeber that 1200 really isnt enough, so you do need to keep increasing - and i really hope that you arent running while eating so little. Let your body rest and recover and get back into running again when you are eating enough and your body is better nourished!!! You have the rest of your life to run when your body is ina better healthy state and more energized :) Keep making progress and feeling the postiives about an increased diet!!

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  4. I finished reading a book - a big progress jump for me as up until now my concentration span has been tiny and I just haven't been able to hold concentration to do a lot of things I used to do and enjoy before my ED. I am hoping this is a sign that I am getting better and I am actually beginning to feel the struggles of recovery are worth it

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  5. For the past three days I have increased my food intake and have managed to eat a lot more - and as a result I feel so much better, more energy and not so tired!
    I am fighting the negative thoughts telling me to compensate and so far I`m winning:)

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  6. Hi Izzy! I increased my meal plan (again!!) this weekend and have made my breakfasts and snacks even bigger! Also, on sunday evening I went down to my local Macra hall and put down my name for the local panto. I was so so nervous going down and very nearly ended up talking myself out of it, but in the end I was so pleased and proud that I did go. I am really hoping 2017 will be the year in which I overcome both my eating disorder and my social anxiety!xxx

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  7. My success is that at last I feel that my legs are getting just that little bit stronger. I still have difficulty with the stairs at home but every day I have been going on a very short walk just around the road where I live - just for the fresh air mainly and to stretch my legs a little. This past week I have been gradually increasing my distance and today I managed to walk the furthest I have been able to for a long time - and my legs felt ok!
    Rest and an increase in my food intake - along with eating better variety of foods have definitely paid off and I am so thankful :)

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