BELLA so i was reading a post of this lovely girl i follow, meg36 about her experience at a program and how she was dissapointed and upset by it.. and i was thinking about what you said some time about buying a farm ( i think) and starting a clinic and i really honestly want to do that, especially when i hear about people's bad experience with clinics and therapists that promise to help them but honestly even i as an unexperienced teenager knows they're crap. along with their admittance requirements. -star
Star!! I miss you.
I know, I so want to do this.
*sigh* Maybe I’ll win the lottery tomorrow night ;)
I’ve been fielding lots of comments of the “how can you be promoting fat?!” and “haven’t you heard of type II diabetes?!” variety. So I’ve decided to write this post. I’ve outlined 9 typical statements by commenters, together with an explanation of why each statement is wrong, wrong, wrong.
1) Fat is unhealthy. Fat is not inherently unhealthy. In fact, being underweight, in many ways, is more dangerous than being overweight, obese, or morbidly obese… [more]
2) Fat people all have eating disorders, eat poorly, and don’t exercise. No study has ever supported this conclusion. And let’s just get clear on something… [more]
3) If fat people would eat properly and exercise, they wouldn’t be fat. Contrary to popular opinion, people come in all shapes and sizes… [more]
4) Weight loss is a healthy goal, deserving of promotion. Not true at all. First of all, diets don’t work. They really don’t. The one or two people that you know that lost weight on a diet and kept it off for more than 5 years are statistical freaks… [more]
5) Promoting fat acceptance makes people fat. No studies have ever shown that approving and loving your body causes one to gain weight. In fact, Health At Every Size practices, which include body acceptance, actually make people healthier… [more]
6) There’s an obesity crisis going on and obesity is on the rise. Actually, it’s not… [more]
7) Childhood obesity is a serious problem. Actually, it’s not. Childhood life expectancy continues to rise —- The real danger for fat children is the threat of bullying… [more]
8) BMI is an appropriate and scientific way of determining health… [more]
9) But all of this goes against the conventional wisdom that fat is bad and deadly! Your “conventional wisdom” has been paid for by the diet industry and pharmaceutical companies for decades and decades… [more]
The perfect response to all the negative reblogging happening on my “Weight does not dictate your health or your weight” entry.
You know what? So many of us get caught up in a virtual world. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Forums, RPG, Chat rooms, Youtube, googling EVERYTHING.
The thing is, while we’re doing this, we’re missing out. We’re not seeing the butterflies float past, or the trees changing colour, or the wild flowers opening up, or whats on the news, or how our friends and family are…
I wonder who, reading this can be brave enough to not use the internet for 24 hours straight? Who can shut the laptop, put away the I phone, Switch off the broadband, disconnect the Xbox live…
Eat your meals at a table, with friends or family. Go for a walk, a long one - for the hell of it. Read a book, take a long bath…
Appreciate the REAL things in life…
WHO can do that? I’m going to. Tomorrow, the 25th of July. I will ONLY check my work emails. NOTHING ELSE. No FB, no AB, no Youtube or google, no PT, no Tumblr. Just me, in THE REAL WORLD.
Dear Potterfans, A movement is spreading across the internet, and you've probably heard of it. When the credits on the 8th movie begin to roll, everyone who has loved Harry Potter over the years will raise their wands in the air and say "Mischief Managed" I politely and hopefully ask that you will post this final send off to Harry Potter in your group Blog. We want to make this a reality, so please tell all of your members to make this happen.
So a friend of mine just got “hated” on for saying that she finds weight loss blogs triggering because of the images of underweight women in them.
I’m sorry, the anon who felt the need to slag her off for admitting shes human, BUT these images are negative to self esteem and are EVERYWHERE on tumblr. It portrays a society where you need to be borderline underweight to be beautiful or inspirational or successful and it is BULLSHIT.
No one should EVE have to see these images, especally as often the people in them are either:
b) Under the age of 18 and therefore not fully developed
c) heavily photoshopped
Wow, theres a good fucking role model to look up to. the not fully matured, sick photoshopped girl who probably vomited her weetabix this morning.
Meanwhile, the rest of us are stressing about the calories in a fucking apple and wondering why even after years of restricting we STILL aren’t as happy as the girls in those images.
Congratulations, society, we owe you so. FUCKING. MUCH.
Based upon your responses to this eating attitude test, your scores are similar to others who have an eating disorder or at risk for developing an eating disorder. You are at significant risk for an eating disorder and likely experience serious eating or weight concerns.
Eating disorders include anorexia and bulimia. (You can also read up on treatment information foranorexia and bulimia.) This is not a diagnosis, or a recommendation for treatment. However, it would be advisable and likely beneficial for you to seek a professional diagnosis from a trained mental health professional in your community immediately.
You have also noted behaviors that indicate a potentially significant problem common among people with eating disorders (such as binging, vomitting, using laxatives, etc.). This further strongly suggests you should seek a additional help from an eating disorder specialist.
From your responses, it appears that you may be actively dieting.
It appears that you may also have an active preoccupation with food, often associated with bulimia.Save Your Results! Register now (or sign in now if you’re already a member) to save these quiz results. (You must be logged-in first.) S C O R E SIf you scored… Eating disorder is…24 & up Likely / high risk20 - 23 Probable / at risk0 - 19 Unlikely
Your Total 31Dieting subscale 22Food preoccupation subscale 7Self-control subscale 2