Loving my new (old) dress! I decided to treat myself to a shopping spree because chosing recovery has been difficult (to say the least) these past few week, and rather than give in to harmful behaviors, I chose not not lose all my progress. However, since I’m not rich enough for a real shopping spree, I did things Leika - style and did some resale shopping.
I think it’s important to recognize your achievements,  especially in recovery. It’s nice to hear congratulations from others on your progress,  but to be your own cheerleader is an immensely helpful tool in continuing recovery.
In my case, this dress, along with the other “shopping spree” items I purchased, and my hair color will remind me that I am strong, that I have chosen recovery, and that on the rough days I can continue to choose being happy and healthy.

Loving my new (old) dress! I decided to treat myself to a shopping spree because chosing recovery has been difficult (to say the least) these past few week, and rather than give in to harmful behaviors, I chose not not lose all my progress. However, since I’m not rich enough for a real shopping spree, I did things Leika - style and did some resale shopping.
I think it’s important to recognize your achievements, especially in recovery. It’s nice to hear congratulations from others on your progress, but to be your own cheerleader is an immensely helpful tool in continuing recovery.
In my case, this dress, along with the other “shopping spree” items I purchased, and my hair color will remind me that I am strong, that I have chosen recovery, and that on the rough days I can continue to choose being happy and healthy.

25andnotpregnant
For me, one of the biggest draws of the Internet has always been how I can be alone and yet find connection with other people. I am an introvert. I can fake extroversion, but it is exhausting. I prefer quiet, even when I am happily around other people. I spend an inordinate amount of time in my head. Online, I can be in my head and with interesting people. I can be alone but feel less lonely.

Roxane Gay, "The Danger of Disclosure" (via creatingaquietmind)

This is exactly why I’m here <3

(via foulmouthedliberty)

porygonluva

porygonluva:

hi, so, uh

I assume a lot of people are hailing joan rivers as a feminist icon mainly because she opened comedy up to women through her standup

but, uh, unsurprisingly she was not the first to do that

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that’s moms mabley. she was a comedian in the 20th century and was pretty much one of the…

This fascinates me. TO THE LIBRARY! (or Google most likely)

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Eating Disorder Questions: send me a number

  • 1: What ‘eating disorder behaviours’ have you been able to overcome so far?
  • 2: How did you overcome some of your eating behaviours?
  • 3: What is a part of your body that you have come to love since embarking on recovery?
  • 4: What does recovery mean to you?
  • 5: Why have you chosen to recover?
  • 6: What has recovery given you so far?
  • 7: When you were in the depths of your eating disorder, what were some of the irrational/false beliefs you had? How are these different now?
  • 8: What have you learnt to appreciate since starting recovery?
  • 9: Can you remember when you started to think about recovery? What were your thoughts? Are these any different now?
  • 10: What makes life worth living?
  • 11: What things have you learnt about yourself since starting recovery?
  • 12: What things did you used to deny yourself during your eating disorder? How do you feel when you allow yourself them now?
  • 13: Who can you rely on for support?
  • 14: What has been a positive stand out moment for you so far in recovery?
  • 15: Have you had any ‘A-H-A’ moments?
  • 16: What keeps you going day to day?
  • 17: What is a food you missed during your disorder that you enjoy now?
  • 18: What is a hobby you missed during your disorder that you enjoy now?
  • 19: What did you eating disorder take away from you?
  • 20: Have you experienced any relapse? How did you overcome it or how are you working through it?
  • 21: Are you able to exercise for enjoyment? If not, how are you working towards this? If yes, what do you enjoy?
  • 22: How were your relationships with others tested by your eating disorder? Are they better now?
  • 23: How was your relationship to yourself tested by your eating disorder? Is it better now?
  • 24: Do you believe that you are beautiful? Do you believe that one day, you will believe you are beautiful?
  • 25: What are things you can do now you are recovering/recovered that you couldn’t do during your eating disorder?
  • 26: Were you ever diagnosed with an eating disorder? How did this effect your recovery, either yes or no.
  • 27: Have you identified triggers? How do you avoid them or manage them?
  • 28: How have you rewarded yourself throughout recovery? If you haven’t, how can you?
  • 29: What is a current short term goal you are aiming for in your recovery?
  • 30: What does being ‘recovered’ mean to you? Do you think this goal is realistic?
  • 31: Have you been able to take any positives from your experience of having an eating disorder?
  • 32: What parts of recovery are you truly proud of?
  • 33: Have you been able to eat a ‘fear food’? What was it? How did it feel?
  • 34: What do you like about yourself now that you are in recovery?
  • 35: When do you feel most attractive? Why? Is it a place, time or outfit?
  • 36: What health problems are you now doing better with since embarking on recovery?
  • 37: Do you have more confidence in yourself now?
  • 38: How did your eating disorder &amp; recovery change the way you think about things now?
  • 39: Were you ever in denial of your eating disorder? How did you overcome this?
  • 40: If you could have started recovery earlier, would you?
  • 41: Did you isolate yourself during your eating disorder? How has this changed now? If it hasn’t how do you hope it will?
  • 42: How did your eating disorder behaviours make you feel about yourself? How do you feel about yourself in comparison now? Or how do you hope you will feel?
  • 43: What was something that made you realise an eating disorder was unhealthy for you?
  • 44: Did anyone reach out to you during your eating disorder? How did you respond? How do you feel about that now?
  • 45: What was your body’s purpose during your eating disorder? What is your body’s purpose now or what do you hope its purpose to be?
  • 46: What was success during your eating disorder? What is success in recovery?
  • 47: Did you ever view ‘thinspo’ during your eating disorder? How do you feel about that now?
  • 48: Did anyone ever encourage your weight loss? What would you say to them now if you could?
  • 49: Do you plan to symbolise what you have been through in anyway?
  • 50: If you could give advice to someone contemplating recovery, what would it be?
the-healing-nest

the-healing-nest:

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While we still have a long way to go in terms of understanding Eating disorders, I believe we have progressed.
Many of us get that “Eating disorders aren’t about food or weight” because it’s the number one phrase that gets shouted from the rooftops by Eating disorder sufferers & Eating…

Sunset and rainstorm brought to you #FromWhereIRun! As I prepared for my run, I heard Tristan (the twins&#8217; 3 year old brother) return from a bike ride singing 🎶 it&#8217;s raining, it&#8217;s pouring🎶, and my heart dropped. But I waited five minutes, resolved to run, even in the rain (thanks #gs5  for being waterproof and #vibrams for feeling nonexistent!) and the storm passed! But I did wave hello to the rain from a distance 😄💧🌂🌄💪#tldr #run #recovery #nature #storm #chasinglight #corpuschristi #vscogood #vscocam

Sunset and rainstorm brought to you #FromWhereIRun! As I prepared for my run, I heard Tristan (the twins’ 3 year old brother) return from a bike ride singing 🎶 it’s raining, it’s pouring🎶, and my heart dropped. But I waited five minutes, resolved to run, even in the rain (thanks #gs5 for being waterproof and #vibrams for feeling nonexistent!) and the storm passed! But I did wave hello to the rain from a distance 😄💧🌂🌄💪#tldr #run #recovery #nature #storm #chasinglight #corpuschristi #vscogood #vscocam

Yesterday&#8217;s visit to South Padre Island left me more tan than I am comfortable with despite applying and (80 minutes later) reapplying spf 50 sunblock, wearing a giant sun hat, and on/off overcast weather. Still rather uncomfortable with myself, wearing a bathing suit,  tanning, having to force myself to eat like a human should, I have been under fire to uphold my self-esteem. But we all know that fire cannot kill a dragon.. #tldr #GoT #silverhair #Khaleesi #selfie #selfesteem #recovery #thestruggleisreal #edrecovery #openandhonest #personal #vscocam

Yesterday’s visit to South Padre Island left me more tan than I am comfortable with despite applying and (80 minutes later) reapplying spf 50 sunblock, wearing a giant sun hat, and on/off overcast weather. Still rather uncomfortable with myself, wearing a bathing suit, tanning, having to force myself to eat like a human should, I have been under fire to uphold my self-esteem. But we all know that fire cannot kill a dragon.. #tldr #GoT #silverhair #Khaleesi #selfie #selfesteem #recovery #thestruggleisreal #edrecovery #openandhonest #personal #vscocam

two-hearts-and-a-sonic
two-hearts-and-a-sonic:

only on tumblr would these be the top three trending topics

It’s because the Tumblr community is passive-aggressively crying out for a tale of a doctor who gives birth control to fruits. This doctor’s sinister plot is to reduce fruit production, causing fruit prices to soar to unheard of heights, so that people craving something sweet are forced to eat unhealthy desserts. Only the very rich can afford fruits, and due to increased cake consumption of the middle and lower class masses, the doctor profits handsomely from the influx of diet related health issues.

two-hearts-and-a-sonic:

only on tumblr would these be the top three trending topics

It’s because the Tumblr community is passive-aggressively crying out for a tale of a doctor who gives birth control to fruits. This doctor’s sinister plot is to reduce fruit production, causing fruit prices to soar to unheard of heights, so that people craving something sweet are forced to eat unhealthy desserts. Only the very rich can afford fruits, and due to increased cake consumption of the middle and lower class masses, the doctor profits handsomely from the influx of diet related health issues.