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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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Good morning everyone :)

Its a rainy, cold and grey morning accompained with awful coffee and tiredness. I could let all of that affect me and feel negative, but instead i put on some good music and drank some lemon water and am now waiting a while to see if the rain stops before i head off to the gym!

Today is my first day of "easter break" though in all honesty, its no break at all as i have a very long list of school work i have to do. Its all rather stressful and i feel like i dont have time for this Easter break - not really sure what the teachers think when they assign group projects and studying and seminar work as well as lots of other school work which has to be done when we're back again on Wednesday. But i am just going to do my best and try to not stress over it, instead enjoy Easter with my family!!

I used to fear Easter and all the food involved, but now i am just looking forward to being with my family and maybe making an Easter cake (vegan style!), have to keep up with tradition, haha. This year the food will be 80% vegan which i am very happy about, though i still havent decided what i want to make so instead i just sent a list of some basic foods and then ill just create something on the  day and go to the store to buy the extra things necessary! I am also secretly hoping that there will be a dark chocolate Lindt bunny waiting for me on Sunday, though i dont have such high hopes, but maybe some other vegan chocolate! Otherwise i can be happy with the fact that i won a competition on IG where i will get a vegan chocolate sent home to me - it will most likely arrive after Easter, but thats ok!

Are you looking forwad to Easter? If you need some advice you can search on my blog/archives and i have posts about how to cope on Easter whether its binging or restrictive problems you may have!

The next few days i have quite alot planned - different Easter lunches, meeting friends, going ot my favourite places in Stockholm, trying to study and of course spending time with my family and my sister and lots of cuddling with my dog!! Missing my dog is definitely one of the worst things about moving away from home, but it gets easier... until i see a really cute dog outside and miss  Daisy even more, haha. But someday i will have my own place and will be in a position where i can adopt a dog. Of course i would want Daisy to live with me, but i know that it wouldnt be fair for her to talk her away from my parents. Even though she is my dog she needs people around her and it wouldnt be fair to take her from the place she lives and loves and then to just be alone in an apartment for the majority of the day. So instead an adopted puppy who can live with me, even if Daisy will always be my number one, hahah.

Anyway, i am going to make the best of today and try to be as productive as possible so that i dont need to spend too much time studying over the break - my mind needs a study break after all!

I hope you all have a lovely Easter and i will try to keep updating on here while im away!


  1. Thank you for this, Izzy. It was nice to see it this morning. I regard myself as recovered, but I still felt apprehensive this morning as Easter approaches. I have to go to a special breakfast occasion on Easter morning.... I don't know if it is going to turn out to be a feast that assumes that everyone is very hungry when they arrive, or just what they will be assuming.... But, the purpose of it is the social side, so I shall try to focus on participating fully in that, and share in the food as I can.

  2. It really sucks that you're loaded with assigments during a break.. It's often the case though in most schools.
    I'm definitely going to have a great easter time (well im planning on that haha) and making a ton of vegan goodies! I'm thinknig about making hot cross buns, cinnamon buns, a cake, cookies, things like that. I love it so much that my family is more and more open to veganism. Last week i struggled with my choice of being vegan after loosing a bunch of weight do to the chemotherapy treatment i got (i told you about that right??) but yeah i just can not NOT be vegan anymore. After being so aware and conscious about this choice for more than 1.5 years already i feel like this is really the way i want to proceed with my life. It just fits me and my believes so so well and makes me feel amazing!

  3. I could never understand why schools piled on the work to be done over what is supposed to be a holiday - after all we all need a break sometimes! I hope you have a lovely time enjoying family time despite the work load and are able to make one of your fantastic cakes - I look forward to seeing the pictures if you do :)
    Its my birthday today and I`ve got family coming over this evening and then its the Easter weekend so more family time! We`re having a curry and video night on Saturday followed by the traditional Easter roast dinner on the sunday so it will be nice to catch up with everyone again and I`m quite looking forward to it:)
    Hope you have a lovely Easter and get to have loads of cuddles with your dog, you must miss her terribly - I know I couldn't be without my cat now. Pets find a way into your heart don`t they?
    And I hope you get the Lindt bunny you crave - they don`t do a dark chocolate version of that here which is a shame because Lindt chocolate is lovely.

  4. Also in our school lot of homework was given out to us. Usually, I'm really worried about that beforehand, and think I won't finish by the end of the break so I do everything on the first two days, haha. But this time I've been out protesting a lot, or I just didn't have the motivation, so I have onlyfinished about half of the stuff I need to do. But I'm really happy, that this time it doesn't give me a bunch of anxiety (only a little :))

  5. Hi Izzy - hope you`re enjoying your break! Today I found some new sausages in my local supermarket - vegan green lentil, pea and cauliflower! At last they are beginning to realise there is obviously a demand for these foods and are beginning to stock more lines - so guess what I`m having for tea!