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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Before emailing

I love helping people and answering all of your questions and emails. However, blogging and replying to emails is what i do in my free time and i do not get any compensation for it. It is something i do because i want to.
   At the moment though i do not have enough time to answer emails as i get between 10-20 emails everyday. Many of the emails also have the same type of question and the answer can already be found on my blog.

So before emailing me with A QUESTION then.

1) Check my FAQ HERE
2) If you cant find an answer there then use my search button
3) You can comment either on my FAQ or on my most recent post about a question you have (and tick - notify me when i get a response)

If you have done all of that and havent found what you are looking for - to a question - then email me and it would be great if you could write in the subject line so that i know what the email is about :)

Also it is help to ME if the email is not way too long as i already have a lot to read with my studies each day.-

I am not writing this to be rude, so please dont take it this way. This is merely a way to save me time, for you to find your answer and help quciker and so that i can respond to emails quicker. :)

If you are emailing for other reasons then feel free to send an email right away and i should respond within 1-5 days. If you havent gotten a response within 5-7 days then resend the email.


9 comments:

  1. I have anorexia and am trying to get better I have started eating again. The thing is that I have put on half a kilo over the last week. But I have been eating normally NOT extra and I don't understand why my weight has gone up.

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    1. Hay hun, this is because for so long ur body has been given no nutrients and now that it is getting a routine that it wants it is grabbing at it and u r gaining weight because u are underweight and it means ur body just wants to be the right weight for you and i know it is scary i still have to gain around 3kg and im so terrified its ridiculous if you need anyone to chat to just send me an email tia.haes@hotmail.com we can go through this together xx

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  2. I'm in a similar boat to you. Its because we've messed up our metabolisms quite badly. We're still in starvation mode, and coming out of that, our bodies will do crazy stuff while recovering from the damage we've done. Chances are, you're weight will sometimes soar from eating normal amounts, and at other times, you may have to eat loads to gain very little (or even just to stay stable). I'm going to try and focus on just eating enough and being healthy, and let my weight take care of itself, and hopefully, it will all work out.

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  3. I'm really struggling too, I'm trying to get better myself and thus having to manage my intake and diet increases myself I'm totally lost by how much i should be gaining a week and how much to add into my diet I'm so confused, i know how to lose weight but I've never had to gain on my own before. I'm also freaked out about the hunger and as i never used to feel hungry this is terrifying me and causing me emotional and physical pain. I'm also struggling with the scales too and don't know how to not freak out when it goes up x

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  4. HI girlies I am a specialist nurse who works with young people with eating disorders, I came accros your blog whilst looking to help one of the young people I know, and I know that she would love the support you guys give. But in answer to how much you should be aiming to gain you should aim to gain between 0.5kgs and 1kg per week. As scary as that is, you need to do this to have your life back. Depending on your current weight would depend on how many calories you need to be having. If you haven’t had many calories for a long time. Start with 800 calories per day and increase by 200 more each day, until you get to 2400 calories. See what your weight is doing if you maintain this for a while. As I said you should gain between 0.5kg and 1kg per week so if you are not gaining that much on 2400 calories then you need to increase these again. Increase each time by 200 calories. I hope this helps. Good luck. Georgia x

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  5. Hi has anyone on here experienced relapes, i try to get better and almoat was twice for a long time then all of the sudden i get ltriggored by stress and end up worse and doing sdifferent things, now overexerciing so bad and undereating, any advice?

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    1. Yes! I'm about 5 weeks into recovery from anorexia. I tried to go the "home" route (not inpatient). It SUCKS! Every couple days it seems like I can't handle what I'm eating, and I relapse pretty often into days of eating as little as I can. The best thing that I can advise to kick a relapse is to find something you LOVE to do that involves food. That way, your body releases "serotonin" (the 'happy' hormone) in association with you also eating. So.... I'll call my dad and meet him at the frozen yoghurt shop. We hang out, laugh, and I eat (making up a bit for a bad restrict/purge day), and then we stay there so that I'm distracted for a bit.

      Best of luck! Let me know how it's going!

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  6. I am weight recovered but have found myself binging quite a bit at ever meal. I just don't understand when this binging will stop because my stomach feels full but my mind keeps telling me to eat and eat and eat. I always find myself comparing to others and what they look like aand want to look strong muscular like them. then I end up over eating and feel horrible. When will this binging stop. I am also on testosterone shots since I had very little from my past of being anorexic. Thanks for the help

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