Here’s to a week for the unconventional before and after photos, National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. For most of my life, I’ve been heavier, and consequently shamed and belittled for my weight. When I started college, however, I weighed 103 pounds, was eating 400-600 calories a day, doing about 90 minutes of cardio daily, and most importantly, I was anorexic. I was 15 pounds underweight, but no one thought to say anything because they were too busy applauding me for my unnatural weight loss. This is me calling them out. This is my telling them they were wrong. This is me thanking my real life and tumblr friends for everything they done to get me to the wonderful place I am today. So fuck you traditional pictures of “healthy”, I may be fat, but I beat my eating disorder.
this is very inspirational and you look beautiful :)
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Boosting this for followers or stumblers onto my blog.
I can’t help with 99% of eating disorder stuff because just thinking about it triggers crazytownbananapants for me, but this could really help some people.
Signal boost for all the girls and boys working with recovery.
I’ve never seen anything like this before, so I thought I’d pass it along.
This seems like it could be really useful, because it takes a compulsive behaviour like calorie counting and makes it something helpful. So I hope this helps someone
Being fit isn’t about body size or shape. It’s about optimizing your body’s potential to do awesome shit like this.
this is so inspirational.
For real. I am so tired of people equating fit to being thin. Fuck that.
this is the first time i’ve seen this posted with body positive messages. great!
As someone who has done gymnastics in various forms, his height is incredible. Check out where his head is - nearly chest level! And he drops his legs down so easily, arms tucked back casually.
Rock on, dude. You’re amazing.
I hate that “you can’t be fat and fit” bullshit because it cuts an entire body type out of the equation.
People typically fall into three categories: ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph. Ectomorphs are skinny, wiry people with fast metabolisms who build lean muscle (think track runners or gymnasts). Mesomorphs are of the archetypal athletic body type that builds muscle while burning fat; they become bodybuilders and hunky actors.
Endomorphs, the third category, are always dismissed as unhealthy for the bullshit reasons I will detail: While they gain body fat easily, they gain muscle just as easily. But since it develops under a layer of fat you can’t see it. This doesn’t mean it’s not there. An endomorph could be a bear-wrestling Appalachian trail-hiking badass and people would still look at them and think “wow look at that fatass I bet they never move”. Bitch have you ever seen a linebacker they’re fat and they run just as much as the other guys on the team. Which is another point: endomorphs can do cardio and still be fat. Their bodies don’t let go of fat without a fight and the lengths they’d have to go to in order to lose most or all of their body fat (too much exercise, too little food) could in fact be detrimental to their health. Hell, I know a cross-country hiker with a beer belly who runs six miles a day without breaking a sweat.
tl;dr the notion that body fat automatically equates to poor muscle and cardio health is a notion that only works under the assumption that everyone is naturally ectomorphic or mesomorphic. This is not true thus this idea is wrong and stupid.
THERE IS SOME REALLY GOOD INFO IN THIS POST
- Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
- Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
- LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255
- Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
- Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
- Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
- Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
- Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
- Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
- Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
- If you ever want to talk: My Tumblr ask is always open.
- DBT self soothing techniques
- PTSD Forum: Self Care
- ED Recovery: Self Soothing Techniques
- Addiction Recovery Coping Skills
- 99 Coping Skills: Things to do Instead of Cutting
- Invisible Disabilities Association of Canada: Coping Skills
Meditation & Relaxation:
- Tips to Start Meditating
- 8 Ways to Make Meditation Easy and Fun
- 18 Minute Guided Meditation: Blissful Deep Relaxation
- 1 Hour Universal Mind Meditation
- Guided Meditation for Sleep and Good Dreams
- Guided Meditation and Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- 1 Hour of Nature Sounds
- 1 Hour Rain
- Foundations in Flow Yoga Class
- Heart Opening 30min Yoga Class
- 10min Shoulder Yoga Routine
- 9min Yoga Breathing Exercise (Pranayama)
- Kundalini Yoga Breathing Exercises (3 min)
- Make Origami
- DIY Home Spa
- Nail Art Tutorials
- Chevron Friendship Bracelets
- Glitter Jars
- Learn to Crochet
- Learn to Knit
- Turn an Old Shirt into a Tote
- Easy Sugar Cookies (Vegan recipe here)
- Garland Decorations
I wanted to say a couple of things about New Years Resolutions before everyone makes theirs. I know not everyone makes resolutions but this advice can also help for any type of goal setting.
- Resolutions are not win or lose things. This is especially true if your goals are large or long-term ones such as “learn to love myself/my body’. Bad days do not mean you have failed your resolution, they are an opportunity to learn and grow.
- Smaller goals make it easier to achieve large, long-term goals. Goals like loving yourself or your body are typically end goals. This means achieving them without setting up smaller goals is difficult. So if your goal is to learn to love yourself try starting with a goal like “I will say one nice thing about myself everyday.” This will help you learn to appreciate and love yourself more without seeming as difficult and vague.
- Really commit to your goals. Make sure that your goal is actually something you want to do and put your heart into trying to achieve it. This means that if your goal is to say something nice about yourself everyday actually say it out loud to yourself in the mirror. This may seem silly but hearing out loud that you think your makeup looks awesome today or that you totally rocked that assignment is much more affirming than thinking it. Lastly, this means doing your best to work towards your goal everyday. Bad days happen and if you truly cannot find one good thing to say about yourself that you really and truly believe try doing a small act of kindness so that you can say “I rock for helping this person” or say “Today was not great for me, however I am proud of myself for making it through and will not let it affect my confidence/week/month/year”.
- However don’t over commit. Your goal should not be the only thing thought of in your day and it should not be at the forefront at every thought. This is obsessive behaviour and can be extremely negative if you find that you are struggling/unsuccessful with your goals (which ties in with point 1).
- Don’t be afraid to reevaluate your goals. If you are seriously struggling with your goals start smaller. Goals are ultimately meant to be a positive thing in your life and should not create more stress.
- Make your goals about you. Goals should be made by you and for you. They are often very personal and are typically not anyone else’s business but yours. Don’t let other people influence your goal and/or how you go about doing it. Of course seek help if you need to but ensure that you feel like you are doing the right thing for yourself instead of just following advice.
So there you have it, just a few thoughts/ideas I had about goal making. I hope you all are well and I wish you all the best in the new year.
Hey everyone, I’d like to start off by saying that I am so so sorry! Managing this blog better is absolutely at the top of my list of resolutions. I hope you are all well and enjoying the holidays. I am about to post some information on New Years Resolutions but before I did this I wanted to make you all aware of the ask box policy for this blog, since I will be mentioning my ask in my next post. The policy is as follows:
I will never ever publish any asks unless they
a. are anonymous
b. explicitly state that you are okay with the question being published
c. do not involve highly personal and/or triggering content.
This is for several reasons. First, I want you all to feel safe asking me questions/venting about issues and secondly, I want everyone to feel safe following my blog. I never want you to feel like you are not safe coming to me for questions and to talk nor do I want you to have to worry about triggering posts.
Thats all I wanted to say about that. I hope you all are well!