This is my blog about my journey to find peace and gain a healthy, strong, fit body.
I post about health, weight loss, fitness, and my everyday struggles with staying calm, grounded, and away from Luna Bars and peanut butter.
I am vegan (since 2010), am learning to become a runner, and want to learn as much as possible.
Height: 5'8" Weight: HW: 195 CW: 191.6 GW1: 185, GW2: 175, GW3: 165, GW4: 155, GW5: 145, UGW: healthy, happy and peaceful :)
Here we go!
Strong isn’t really replacing skinny; being skinny is no longer enough. Now, ladies, you need to be skinny and ripped. It’s an additional layer of self-loathing (perfectly suited for hypergymnasiacs), just in case people had started to get desensitized to the omnipresent and psychologically crippling display of corpse-thin women in the media…According to these photos, all this notable strength that is the new standard of beauty is only useful for the exact same thing being skinny was: sex appeal. Not adventure or longevity, or even ability; Nope, just for sexy times. So I guess “strong is the new skinny” is, in fact, a totally accurate statement, just not so much in an inspiring way as in “the gears of modern culture crushing young women’s dreams” kinda way.
Just read the whole damn thing, ok?
The linked blog post (inside this linked post) is also luminous
|Me:||My weight is medically healthy and my clothes size is not significantly bigger than most people around me.|
|Ed:||You shouldn't eat that:|
|Me:||All food has benefits, there is no such thing as bad food and it's OK to eat everything in moderation. Eating this now will not make me gain weight / look ugly / be unhealthy.|
|Ed:||Look at the size of your thighs! (stomach / hips / arms...)|
|Me:||I have an Eating disorder. One of the symptoms of an ED is distorted body image. I can not trust my eyes, or you.|
|Ed:||You're too fat to go out today.|
|Me:||My weight is not visibly any different to yesterday or last week. The only person who notices the tiny fluctuations my body makes is me - because of you.|
|Ed:||You don't need dinner today. (lunch . breakfast / snack)|
|Me:||Skipping meals pushes my body into starvation mode and makes it much more likely that I will binge later on and eat even more calories than if I had just eaten this meal.|
|Ed:||Why are you sitting still? do something you fat cow!|
|Me:||My body needs rest so it can repair itself partly from years of listening to you, and partly because life is generally hard going on my mind and my body. Resting now will give me more energy later on.|
|Ed:||You can't eat that, you don't know how many calories are in it.|
|Me:||The nutritional breakdown of this single meal will have no affect on my weight whatsoever. Calories are used by my body over a week -not a day, and certainly not one meal.|
|Ed:||You should binge.|
|Me:||binging will only make me feel a different kind of bad, and the things you want me to avoid through binging will still be there to deal with tomorrow or later.|
|Me:||Purging is an ineffective method of controlling my weight. Only half the calories are "purged", it dehydrates me, damages my teeth and my throat, it can induce a heart attack and leaves me more likely to over eat due to hunger later on.|