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Hey there 🙂

I’m Ms.J, a 19 year old girl (um young lady?) living in the beautiful South Africa, on the road to a complete recovery after a few years lost to anorexia. I’ve had mere ‘attempts’ at recovering previously, but this time I’m in it to win it.

Having taken on a high level of responsibility early in life, coupled with an anxious “have to do it all PERFECTLY” mindset, I believe contributed to me trying to attain a sense of ‘control’ by restricting. Contrary to popular belief; an ED has very little to do with vanity for some. My late teenage years kind of went by in a blur of  simply existing in a world of my own.

I love: honoring my regained sweet  tooth teeth..magical sunsets and sunrises..consuming oatmeal more than once a day..nature..fashion..coffee..nut butters..reading. And I could pass for a monkey with my love of bananas.  I’m on a journey to rediscover myself ; the one person I thought I knew well, but it appears I know very little about.. all the while learning to embrace who I am – outwardly and within.


It is absolutely necessary that I keep my identity a secret – yes I am on the caliber of those undercover FBI agents – but in all seriousness I could be hunted down and stalked and that scares the heebie-jeebies out of me 😉 !

Let’s get better acquainted in my First post 🙂


14 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey! I saw you leave a comment on my blog and thought I’d come check yours out too. I was so so excited to hear that you are from South Africa! My husband is from there and came to the US for college. His family still lives there and we try to visit once a year… love love love it! So glad to have found your site!

    • Ohmygosh that’s incredible! South Africa is a beautiful place even though we lack some marvelous products and stores that overseas has 😉
      Nice ‘meeting’ you 🙂

  2. Hi! I found your blog through running with spoons. So glad you have decided to recover. I struggled for over 11 years. It’s tough and I wish I could go back but since I can’t, i’m starting to live now. Stay strong!

    • Thanks for taking time to leave some encouragement 🙂 . Woah 11 years is a long time..but the main thing is you’re ‘living’ now.
      The further I move forward, the less appealing my ED appears. Take care xo

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  5. Hey!

    So cool that you’re an 18 year old from SA! Me too! I went through the same struggle, from anorexia to binge-eating. I’m on a journey now to lose a few kilos to be the healthiest I can be. SO proud of you that you recovered.

    • Eeee! Awwwesome 🙂 ! Pleased to make your acquaintance Dani. It’s great that you have overcome anorexia and I wish you all the best xo

  6. Hunted and STALKED?! Wow that sounds dangerous! I’m happy to read about your path towards recovery 🙂 Good luck!

  7. Hello!! Thank you for commenting on my blog! 🙂 I have been reading through so many of your posts just now. I had a rough day and you are an inspiration to me right now, when I really needed it. I think it’s so cool that you live in South Africa! 🙂

    What you said about being a person who can’t just eat one cookie and needing to listen to cravings really resonated with me. Thank you for making me feel less alone in this journey!! I can’t wait to read more posts! 🙂

    • Thank youuu Emily, your sweet words are the perfect start to my Sunday 🙂 .
      I love South Africa! Even though we seriously lack the majority of snack foods and nut butters overseas has :p .

      I’m glad those thoughts hit home in making you feel better. Take care girl 🙂 .

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