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:


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Relapsing - eating disorder recovery & positive self talk statements

Chart from Almost Anorexic by Jennifer Thomas & Jenni Schafer. Remember: recovery is possible. #edrecovery #eatingdisorders:
Preventing relapses of eating disorders - by Anastasia Amour @

These two pictures are some of my favourites for when giving advive about relapse or what being "free" from an eating disorder is like vs still half recovered. There is a difference and especially a mental difference - but also small habits which only you might know that you do. Or only you know why you do certain things in life and its about being honest with yourself so that you can full recover and be free!!

Positive Self Talk:


  1. These were really good, thank you!

  2. Do you find you get more/less food cravings now you are eating vegan? Do you think it is always a sign that the diet is lacking in something or is it possible to have a craving just because you fancy that food?
    I ask because I have been craving the most bizzare things just lately. Also, have you found your tastes have changed since eating vegan? There are lots of things that I find just too sweet now - particularly ketchup and relishes - but used to like them before. Why is this do you think?
    BTW - love the advice and info you give on veganism - always interesting to read!

  3. Hey Izzy, I was wondering what your thoughts on friends and feeling left out were. Sometimes I feel like there are people that I enjoy and would like to hang out with, but they don't really reciprocate the feeling. Like they will tolerate me and ask me questions about schoolwork, but nothing more. It makes me feel sad, especially when I try to spend time with them or start conversations. Other times, I feel left out, even though I have tried to be friendly and stick with them. It feels as if the only way to hang out with them is to insert myself into their midst, which gets tiring after awhile and I feel like something is wrong with me. Like maybe I am too quiet/nerdy for them? Could you just give me some advice for this, because it can get really tough.

    1. some people form "clichs" and they`re impossible to break into - they have there own tight circle of friends and aren't interested in anyone else, even though you are friendly towards them. I personally wouldn't waste any more of your time and energy on these people, instead seek others who will value and welcome your friendship and company for who you are. There is nothing wrong with you, you just haven't met the right sort of person you can be true friends with.

    2. Ive answered you in a post now which i hope helps. Its hard to give advice as each situation is different, but maybe it helps somewhat. I know how tough it is, but you will make friends one day - that group just might not be the right type of people or friends for you.

  4. Hey izzy.. I was wondering if you can give us some advice to help us stop thinking about food. I consider myself almost recovered, but when I'm not busy or really bored, I start to think about food and the imperfections of my body a lot. I don't know how to avoid it. I mean, I keep looking at my thighs and plan what I'm going to eat. How do I stop? Thank you so much for your posts. :)

  5. Izzy, could you please give me some advice aboout the following, if you have time...Through the last few months I've been eating around 1000kcal a day (relaps :S). But now Im trying to get back on track! Problem is that each time I cross that 1000kcal limit, my motivation for everything instantly drops. During winter holidays it wasnt SUCH a big deal, but now, during school period it IS because my will for study is less than zero if I eat more :(( Im trying to gain few kilos because Im underweight so last few days I've been eating a lot and it was tasty and it wasnt binge eating but now everything seems pointless when I cant study and focus on school..... How to keep my motivation at some acceptable functional level??? :(
    If this is too stupid question, you dont have to waste time to answer, don't worry :)
    Your blog is really helpful and thank you for it! Have a nice day!