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, January 9, 2017

Recovery motivation



but I mean really, really imagine it:
-no more skipping breakfast
-picking a food because you like how it tastes, not because of its calorie content
-going out to eat with friends and not feeling too anxious to breathe
-no target weight/size/outfit
-salads with dressing
-real sugar
-exercising to feel good, not for punishment
-using the bathroom safely
-eating flexibly and mindfully
-having enough energy to walk to class
-not worrying about being “sick enough” or competing with the disorder
-deleting all the unhealthy apps
-being unapologetically happy
all of this is so possible, you are so capable of recovery and radical self-love.

9 comments:

  1. Thank you, I really needed this today

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  2. Of all the physical ailments listed in one of the quotes - and I have many of them - was one that wasn't there, bladder weakness. I have begun to experience this and I was wondering if it is something that gets better as recovery progresses? Any ideas and has anyone had this happen to them too? I know this is a sensitive subject but any advice would be so welcome.

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    1. YES, that happened to me. It was a nightmare. Honestly. But it does get better! I'm still not recovered, actually I still have a long way to go to make my meals regular and full, but I no longer experience that and that's a relief!

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    2. I had ALOT of problems with this after anorexia and things like jumping or running or any type of similar movement could lead to some "leakage". But also not being able to go long periods of time without going to the bathroom... it was embarrassing, but training up the muscles is really the only way. I dont know if your "strength" will go back to completely normal - it hasnt for me anyway, but you can atleast train it up i.e clench and hold so that it shouldnt impact your life too much, but maybe some movements or holding for very long periods of time might not be possible :( I guess its just another one of those long term consequences you dont think about or think you will have to deal with. But i do think its important to talk about as well, i mean women who have given birth can struggle with incontinence as well and its nothing to be embarrassed about. You can actually talk to a doctor about it and get referred to someone who can help you :)

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    3. I`m so glad I`m not alone with this - I find it very embarrassing. Thank you for your replies, I`ll try to find out how to do the exercises you mentioned and see if I can improve things.

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  3. This was so hard hitting but straight to the point - a stark reminder of what an ED can and will do to you. Thankyou for posting such an honest reminder, it helps with motivation to be reminded of the facts.

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  4. This post definitely came at the right time....sometimes I just want to skip snacks and meals because I am full and the thought of eating more makes me nauseas. But I want to be free of my ED so badly!

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  5. While I agree with the answer in the screenshot, I think the way you've phrased it is so much better.
    Let's not focus on the negatives of having a disorder, let's focus on the positives of recovery!
    Thanks Izzy :-)

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  6. Hey Izzy! I have never really enjoyed sports but now I started running and cycling and it feels good! Only when there is a hill or I run faster, my legs hurt, I feel like Im dying... But then when I finish with my workout it feels amazing! It's like the best feeling in the world:) Do you also feel pain while working out and is it normal that you want to stop or start hating running while you run? Do you think I should stop doing it because I always feel horrible while exercising? But I still feel great when I finish. What do you recommend? :)

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