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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Friday, February 10, 2017

Wise words and recovery reminders

Real recovery:


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Recovery doesn't mean getting fat-Eating disorders are serious, ugly- not glamorous at all-they destroy your life and make you lie to everyone and hide away from the world. They cause great physical damage, everything from rotting teeth, to heart problems, kidney failure, muscle wasting, electrolyte imbalance, blindness, seizures, dehydration, depression, insomnia, suicidal thoughts and a number of other complications-And you don't have to be underweight or thin to die from these things:



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5 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I love love the first one! It is the most important reminder. I worry all the time about the amount I have gained - from a much lower bmi to an almost healthy range one now. Hitting the 'healthy' range terrifies me. And yet it means just that - health, energy, a personality again. Not being fat. Just being more than I was before when I was cold, exhausted, yellow, hairy and completely unappealing to be around. Sometimes I have days where I still feel so run down, cold and tired and I panic about why because I think given how much I've gained I should be completely 'cured'. But I haven't hit a healthy set point yet. I haven't hit 'healthy' as such yet. I am just better than I was and can get even better still :-)
    Thank you for reminding me it's okay to keep going! xx

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  2. I'm trying to remind myself everyday that the weight I've gained is building me up, helping, healing and repairing what I've damaged. I'm trying to be proud of my body because it's kindly forgiving all what I've done to it. I'm sorry and I hope I grow to be as kind and loving as it is to me. :')

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  3. When do you reach this "set point" ? Is it when you stop gaining weight/ come off your meal plan/ start eating intuitively? How do you know you have reached it?
    How do you work towards it?
    sorry for all the questions but this puzzles me.

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    1. This set point is actually very difficult.. but it's of course arranged with your own doctor, and its usually when your body becomes healthy and not only by weight but by blood and other tests. Emotionally, it's when you fully accept your body and feel how amazing it is, eat with balance and stop shaming your body and loving it instead.
      I think the best way to work towards it is to maintain a healthy diet and rebuild your body for all the damaged it had been through. Emotionally, it worked for me to replace the negative anorexic voices with positive ones by following recovery blogs and instagram accounts, reblogging self-love and positive pictures on tumblr and being surrounded by good vibes. Discover yourself and do what you love, listen to music, go for a walk, write stories or poems, explore nature.. this is a time to rebuild your soul and put light into it. I promise it will be okay. Just please don't believe that your life will be perfect after recovery, but I promise that you will be stronger and more able to tolerable any shortcomings. Good luck! And there are many many people out there who are willing to help. :)

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    2. Thank you for this. I have a better idea of what it is now

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