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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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Summer, sun, being thankful and happy in life

Wednesday evening, 8.30pm and I'm sitting by the water with the sun shining on me, able to just wear a t-shirt and listening to a podcast.

Today I have felt happy and thankful.

My hip has begun to feel better and was even able to talk a walk this evening and function like a normal being, So have booked in work for the weekend which feels good!
I've also self tanned which always gives me a self confidence boost. I haven't been able to spend much time in the sun so I thought why not give myself a little colour, even if it will wash off in a few days. (It was not a CF or vegan brand as I've had the same bottle for more than a year now. )
I've also sent in my report 9 days before the deadline (benefits of not being able to workout!). I've done lots of studying for my upcoming test, and I love learning even if I'm a little school tired and longing for the summer!

I've eaten super delicious food which always makes the day great!
And yesterday I had a great time with my friends in school despite my hip pain!
I've felt happy today and thankful for everything in my life. Thankful for my body and my health, Thankful for my friends, my family and having a place to live! Thankful for having a job and delicious food!

I felt happy with the sun shining down on me. I smiled when I saw all the dogs when I was out for a walk and saw children laughing with their ice creams!

I love summer and the sunshine always makes me feel so much better!!!

Feel happy, find happiness in your life and be thankful. And most importantly, now for summer don't let your body stop you from being happy and enjoying summer. Wear shorts, wear dresses, go to the beach and don't let your insecurities or mental illness stop you. Enjoy ice cream, Enjoy going for walks, allow yourself to be happy and see healthy as a good thing!!


  1. You aren't posting alot about veganism anymore? :(

  2. Good news that your hip is getting better - it is such a relief to be pain free again.
    I quite agree, there is nothing like a bit of sun shine to make you feel happy. Its gorgeous here at the moment and set to stay the same right over the Bank Holiday weekend so going to make the most of it! The shorts may well get an airing yet :)

  3. Cool quote! :)
    & lovely post

  4. It's been hot weather here too, so I've been wearing shorts and crop tops etc and I've found that I've just been coping so much better. Yeah I still have thoughts like oh my legs look quite large when I'm sat down, but I just feel so much better able to cope with them like it just doesn't bother me that much anymore?? I suppose this is a good sign I'm starting to feel further and further from having an eating disorder in general. I'm just glad to be healthy this summer and enjoying it :) last summer I was underweight and I didn't even like it that much like I tried to cover up my bones etc and was freezing cold and it was pretty miserable and then I was in hospital and bed rest for all of mid to late summer ...
    but yeah I'm feeling pretty good about myself now :)