Had lunch for the first time with some other people from my college today when we visited an oil refinery. It was a bit of a reality-check and eye-opener one could say.
After taking what I thought was at the very least a normal amount, if not a little much, I couldn’t help thinking everyone would think I was being greedy etc when they came back in.
Checking everyone’s plates when we were in the conference room again I realised I had taken least food of all apart from one person that had taken a little less as they were having lunch at a restaurant right afterwards.
I think I’ll have to work a bit on what I think is a lot of food & what actually is. Also work at ignoring that voice, as it is so clearly incorrect.
You are beautiful the way you are.
You don’t need to fit into society’s impossible standards.
You don’t need to starve yourself to ease the stress or pain.
You have a family who loves you and so many others around you who care.
You don’t need to burn off everything you put in your mouth.
Your body needs fuel to carry you throughout the day,
to do the things you love.
What will you gain from being sick?
An irregular heart beat, insomnia, dizzy spells, mood swings.
You won’t be the same. You’ll lose yourself just as quickly as you lose weight.
I know it’s enticing, quick weight loss, but it’s all a lie.
It’s not real weight you’re mostly losing,
and the second you go back to normal eating
the weight will come back, and you’ll feel worse than before.
It’s not worth it.
Who will you become?
A moody, depressed, lonely, exhausted outcast.
Being sick isn’t glamorous.
It doesn’t make you feel stronger or happier.
The only time you ever feel a perk of excitement is when the number goes down,
but let’s not even begin to talk about the suffering that comes along with the times you gain.
Or even the times you maintain.
It’s not worth it, no matter what you convince yourself of.
You are beautiful
and you deserve a beautiful life.
I need to follow more of you:)
Saw this on my fb news feed and just thought someone else might like to read it, I found it quite uplifting and motivating.
Personally I prefer when it’s a clear message that all healthy bodies are good though, and doesn’t diss naturally skinny people because that’s not okay either. But I thought chunks of it were really good anyway.
Didn’t get the picture of the (may I add gorgeous) model though. Could check back and get it if anyone wants to see it I s’pose.
Neil Gaiman (via shetakesflight)
“I didn’t want to maintain my weight, suppress the urge to purge, and still have a list of foods that were ‘safe’ to eat. I never wanted to think about food and weight again. For me, that’s the definition of recovered.”
Unbearable Lightness | Portia de Rossi
Anne Wilson Schaef, Ph.D. (via my-soulwhispers-recovery)