I see a lot of this UGW (ultimate goal weight) floating around, and I wanted to propose a question for you all.
Why do you want to lose weight? Do you want to lose weight so the number on the scale goes down? Or do you want to lose weight so you look better? My guess is 99% of you would say you…
Reblogged for the millionth time. I just love her and love this and all the truth in it.
“Aren’t eating disorders beautiful?” (by We the Living Photography)
Going through my photos from early 2011 I came across this and I was so repulsed I cried.
I cried for myself and for the girl I was, but mostly I cried for the millions of girls (and boys) out in the world buying into the romantic stereotypes of eating disorders, so much so that they’ll develop and suffer from one too.
This is what the reality of an eating disorder is.
Sunken eyes rimmed with dark circles.
Palid skin with no healthy luster (and in my case incredibly darkened freckles).
Receding hair line.
It’s not what anyone should want.
You should look at this and be as repulsed as I am!
I can’t help but wonder how many models actually look like this under their makeup.
Makeup can hide anything, but it doesn’t change the fact that you’re dying underneath and within.
I was dying.
This is what an eating disorder really looks like, the truth beyond the romanticization.
There is nothing beautiful about it.
I wish other girls could see this.
You don’t want this.
It ISN’T worth it.
It will never be worth it.
It’s really disheartening to find the word “ugly” on my dash, especially coming from someone I’m following. Nobody is ugly, I don’t care what you look like.
I said it before, and I’ll say it again.
YOUR BODY WILL NEVER LOOK LIKE ANYONE ELSE’S.
Even if you do all the same workouts, eat the same stuff and wear the same clothes, you will never have the same body. Everyone looses fat and gains muscle in different places at…
This is really powerful.
But then you go on Tumblr, and you see something different. You see girls buying clothes, cutting their hair, taking laxatives, starving themselves, doing anything to make themselves look thinner. They base their self-worth on a NUMBER projected on a man-made scale. And to be honest with you, it breaks my heart. Because I know that you CAN eat without feeling guilty, you CAN eat fattening food without punishing yourself afterwards. What the scale says is NOT the most important thing. Being thin is NOT more important than being healthy. Being thin and not eating are NOT signs of true will power and success. Screw what all these pro-ana blogs tell you. You don’t have to be thin to be attractive. You are perfectly okay just the way you are.
You wouldn’t treat a friend the way you treat yourself…
You wouldn’t tell a friend to punish themselves by not eating breakfast because they ate dinner the previous night.
You wouldn’t like a friend any less because they gained a pound or two.
You wouldn’t tell a friend that they have no self-worth because they cannot fit into a pair of size 0 jeans.
You wouldn’t call a friend “fat” for eating dessert.
And you certainly wouldn’t think of a friend as “selfish” for asserting their needs and practicing self-care.
So why then, do you treat yourself that way?
Why are you the exception?
Why do these codes of conduct apply to others but not you?
What makes you so different that you feel you don’t deserve to be treated with the same compassion and kindness that you give so freely to everyone else?
There’s no rule that excludes you from deserving that love.
Except the one you’ve created for yourself.
It’s time for your rule be broken.
It’s time to turn the love you have for others inward.
It’s time to make peace with your body.
And it’s time to start treating yourself as a friend.
You deserve the same amount of nourishment, respect, love, and care as every other human being who walks this earth.
You are not an exception.
Not today, not ever.
I am so apathetic towards my weight that it is laughable.
If being able to squat my body weight means weight 3 pounds more then I’ll take it because only you know the number on the scale but everyone around you can see your strength.