The point of this post isn’t to encourage being unhealthy. The point of this post is to free people from the negative thinking that perpetuates feeling so much like shit that you don’t want to be healthy. And healthy and body size are not the same thing!!! Skinny people have plaque build up, heart attacks and malnutrition too. If you’re obsessed with your size, you miss out on so much else. My clothing size gets me nowhere. My mental health and physical ability, however, are paramount to my successful life. For me, I decided I wanted to travel the world by trekking in different amazing locations. I set my first trip to be this last April. Once I was able to focus on exercise and food as a form of empowerment, and not as a matter of worth or judgement, I was at the gym 4 days a week, hiking every weekend. I was eating healthy because it helped me attain my goal, not because I wanted to look some certain way. I lost 20lbs in 3 months. And I was pissed at how “proud” my family was by that. The weight wasn’t an accomplishment! It was a side effect of the fact that I was striving towards a goal that wasn’t weight related. I did my trek, was one of the few people on the trail to havasu falls that was carrying my own pack (down and back up)! I wasn’t one of those super skinny girls, but I was strong and healthy. I am strong and healthy. And I have a beautiful, curvy body. I will never be skinny, but who the hell cares???
Response to What’s The Worst Thing You’ve Ever Smelled?:
My grandma once lovingly deep fried rotten bacon… It was greyish green, sizzling in the pan. My whole family ran out of the house gagging. It was literally (not figuratively) hours before the smell was dissipated enough that I could go back in. I had to throw all the clothes I was wear to away. To this day about a decade later, I can still remember how god awful that was!
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Response to Why Do Girls Still Like Chris Brown?:
This boils down to the same arguement presented about public shooters; by giving excessive attention, the media unwittingly promotes the villains of society. Chris Brown is scum. And Rhianna isadisappointment for making it okay, in young girls’ minds, to stay with an abuser. For me though, the most frightening part of that post was the percentage of people that believed Rhianna was at fault. That is absolutely disgusting and proof that we, asanation, are not truly in an age of equality. The day both rape culture and domestic abuse are no longer thingsIhave to fight against, is the dayIwill relax about havingadaughter.