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:


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Saturday morning

Good morning everyone:)

This morning I have had one of the cosiest mornings in a while! I initially woke up at 6.45am but decided to sleep 15 minutes more, however those 15 minutes turned into 2 hours, hahah.  I've been sleeping so much recently and it's such a struggle to get up in the morning. Right now it feels impossible to imagine that I once used to get up at 5 or 6am with lots of energy, now I can barely wake up before 8am haha. Oh well... that's life at the moment! Not much of a morning person right now. Anyway, my morning started with some home made rice pudding with nuts, Apple and both white and "milk" chocolate! It feels like a long time ago that I shared my breakfast or any of my food eaten? I then spent my morning listening to a podcast and just sort of moping around in the apartment enjoying my alone time and drinking coffee. Now however I am finally out of the house and on my way to town, the goal is to buy the last Christmas presents, sit at a cafe and study, buy red lipstick and maybe get in a workout!

The plan for this evening is to "pre party" with my friends and then go out dancing. I don't know how excited I am about this though... I want to go but at the same time I don't really want to.... very split about what I'll do. I don't want to drink 1) because I'm on antibiotics so I shouldn't even drink, 2) it's expensive, 3) I always get post alcohol anxiety, 4)it's unnecessary to drink.  So maybe I'll just go to the pre party and then head home.... who knows! All I know though is that I want to wear red lipstick and high heels and get all dressed up! After looking like A mess the past week I'm ready to actually fix myself for once:)

Otherwise, feeling like myself again! And back into blogging again. So if you hace any Questions or topic ideas just leave them below and I'll try get around to answering! :)

I hope you are all doing OK and looking forward to Christmas and the new year!! :)


  1. Would you still be so confident about your body image if you weren't on a normal weight? I mean, would you still eat without any guilt if you didn't have a flat stomach? How would you feel if your weight was too high or if you were maybe a little too fat? Just a random thought :)

  2. Go party! If you get bored go home but you never know who you will meet and if you'll have a good time! But don't feel you have to drink if you don't want to, I tend to avoid it too as it just makes me feel tired and generally rubbish.
    I've never commented before but I really like reading your blog, you are such a genuine and open, honest person and have great insight. I'm looking forward to seeing where life takes you as you deserve health and happiness (and to develop more confidence in yourself ok!)

  3. What are your thoughts on alcohol? I know there's plenty of vegan alcohol around, so that's not an issue, but I personally don't like the feeling of drinking. However, it's used a lot in social situations, and so sometimes I feel like I'm missing out on experiences? Can you suggest alternatives to drinking on dates or with your friends?

  4. Do you believe in Karma?

  5. Hi Izzy- going back to the video blogs you posted last week on veganism, what is it with the dairy and egg industry that is so bad? Well, I gather its bad - that's what she implied in her video. I get it about the whole killing animals for their meat and how it goes against a vegans ethical beliefs but I had no idea that the dairy and egg industry was unethical too. I thought all that was banished when they phased out battery farming and introduced overall free range for egg laying chickens. If you could enlighten me I would be very interested :)

    1. You can Google the reasons why you should avoid eggs and dairy

  6. Again - following up from last week - a post/links about depression and relationships would be helpfull

  7. How do you spend Christmas? A post about your Christmas and what you eat for the Christmas meal would be interesting, then maybe others can also share how they spend their Christmas and what they have as their Christmas meal according to where they live? I just think it would be interesting to see how other countries celebrate

  8. What are your views/ opinion on snacking? I was brought up with the message that eating in between meals was a bad thing, and that the actual meals you eat should suffice to keep you going until the next one. But recovery involves having snacks and I just don`t get this. Why is this so and is it bad or good for you to have snacks?

    1. Ive made a post about this now which i hope helps :) But if you still have questions just comment below.
      But snacks can be good or bad depending on how a person eats, their lifestyle, what type of snacks they eat etc