The less time that I spend on the scale or in front of the mirror, the less power I give to those things. I used to have a full sized mirror in my room and I would stand in front of it criticizing myself. Now that the only full length mirror is in the living room that I share with my roommates, I spend a lot less time obsessing in front of it. Not having a scale in the apartment also allows me to focus on my overall health and lifestyle rather than a number on a scale. I don’t weigh the same as I did when I was in high school and at the back of my mind, I want to go back to that number. But in retrospect, I wasn’t satisfied with that number. I was never satisfied with the number that showed up on that scale.
What does that say about body image? It’s always more about your mind than your body.
[ three people with various leg types. left person is wearing pink shorts and yellow shoes and appears to have smooth legs with thighs that touch, middle person has pale, hairy, thin legs and is wearing heels with socks? and a purple pleated skirt,right person has on green boots, and a striped skirt and has thick thighs and scars.
texts “In Honour of Bare Legs ( if you want to have them )
It’s okay to have long legs, or short legs, or thighs that touch at the top, or hairy legs, or mottled skin, or knoggly knees, or cellulite, or scars, or stretch marks.
Don’t let the beauty standard give you more things to hate about yourself. Perfect is a social construct. Hot weather isn’t.”]
Haha, I love the last two sentences. - Sam
Yes!! You don’t need to look for love from without, look for it within.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Does any one suffer from low levels of energy?
I feel tired very easily and I think I love my bed a bit too much :/ I don’t know what it is but I have had to take in energy syrups supplements to boost my energy levels. No matter how many hours I sleep I end up feeling fatigued, especially during the summer time.
Can anyone relate?
Anonymous said: ok so I feel like I don't fit in anywhere. Like I can't complain about being fat because I look extremely skinny. I have almost no boobs, and no butt. But I'm not exactly skinny either cause I weigh 115 lbs. Like I don't even see how this makes sense. The number on the scale keeps going up.. slowly. very slowly. but I can't get out of a size zero jeans and a size A bra. Like am I the only one that looks anorexic but the number on the scale suggests I'm fat?
I don’t understand your explanation…
Anonymous said: I went to a doctor for a general check-up and after her telling me i was underweight, i asked her if she had any ideas on how i could put weight on, to which she replied "just enjoy being skinny while you can". Pretty sure they wouldn't have that attitude towards overweight people so why treat underweight people any differently?!
Exactly! It’s sad because they do not realise that it can be a concern and deep insecurity for many girls.
Anonymous said: When I read a skinny girl diss my my heart sinks a little inside. I was on one forum, and this girl with my exact body was posted and one person commented on how she had an amazing body, and I felt slightly better about myself then a bunch of people came in and were attacking her frame. Saying she should get some meat on her bones and nobody wants a girl with her body. I cried for ages. It's very difficult to cope.
That’s the way it is these days! Facebook groups are worse.
Anonymous said: How do I overcome negative comments from family members? At 5'1 and 105 lbs, I consider myself to be at a healthy weight and I like my small curves. I'm tired of my family always asking when's the last time I've eaten, how I look like a middle schooler, how I need to stop working out, how I need to gain weight, and how my "real curves" will come in if I eat more. To them curvy = womanly, so I'm looked at as a child, although I'm 21 years old.
You need to build up your own confidence. And seriously, you are a 21 year old beautiful woman. You are mature and strong enough to stand up for yourself. As you grow older there are some things that you realise that you need to stop. Those comments can be stopped but they won’t be stopped if you remain complacent and do not stand up for your fast metabolism. Because the truth is, many people believe that skinny girls eat less. That’s the case! So it’s time for you to tackle the ignorance and explain your fast metabolism to them. Trying to overcome their negative remarks will be futile if they continue to be made, especially when they are made by your family that you will always see yourself around with. You cannot get rid of your family, but you can atleast try to get rid of their misconceptions about your eating habit and body shape. Speak!