(via loveyourselfandcereal)♥ 17 Notes / Fri Aug 5th, 2011 ≡ reblog
♥ 9 Notes / Sat Jul 16th, 2011 ≡ reblog
It kills me to see so many anorexic women on Tumblr. And most of them are so young that they haven’t even finished growing yet. Please ladies, starving yourself is never the answer. You need help. We’re out there, and we care. Please give recovery a chance. If you have any personal concerns, my inbox is always open for emotional support, but I am not a doctor, psychologist, or nutritionist.
Symptoms of Anorexia
- Significant weight loss
- Hair loss
- Tingling feeling in the hands and feet
- Memory loss
- Obsession over weight and body shape
- Stomach pain
- Dry skin
- Blood in stool or vomit
- Chest pains
(via rememberthstars)♥ 398 Notes / Sat Jul 16th, 2011 ≡ reblog
♥ 202 Notes / Sat Jul 16th, 2011 ≡ reblog
Because even if I don’t succumb to the thoughts, they will always be there.
They will always be haunting me.
I am afraid that I will always be scared.
And that I will always struggle.
And that I will have to live with it forever.
Always thinking about it, always fighting it.
Honor the needs of your body.
It isn’t the enemy.
It’s your ally.
Your body knows what it needs.
Listen to it’s whisper.
By taking time to honor the shifts and needs of your body, it will be there for you in a way that it has never been before.
By honoring the needs of your body, you are able to respect the needs of your soul.
Give it rest.
Treat your body with patience and kindness.
Treat it with love.
(via se-ren-d-ipi-ty)♥ 59 Notes / Sat Jul 16th, 2011 ≡ reblog
14.6 according to this > http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/♥ / Sat Jul 16th, 2011 ≡ reblog
♥ 5 Notes / Mon May 23rd, 2011 ≡ reblog
I recently came across a blog that made me cry, it was headed with “Pro-Ana.” It was made up of various pictures of girls who were so thin that they looked to be near death. It upset me because I realized that this blog was not created to expose the horror that is anorexia, but to encourage the demons that lie within girls (and guys, though less publicly) that drive them to starve themselves because when they look in the mirror they cannot see beauty staring them in the face.
I have recovered from anorexia, though it is not something I like to brag about. I have been there. The constant fear of weight gain, of food, of friends, God forbid someone connects the dots that I don’t magically have a stomach ache every day and the I did not go to dinner with friends, I sat alone at the park.
Anorexia Nervosa is a disease. It inhabits every single cell of your body. It rages through you at all hours of the day and night. It makes you strive for a false perception of “perfection” that can never be achieved because what you see in the mirror is not what is truly there. Despite everyone you love commenting on drastic weight loss, you write it off to stress, or deny it entirely.
No matter how far you put it in your past (3 years now, for me), it still rears its ugly head occasionally. I recently began taking a medication for anxiety, nursing school and homophobes got the best of me, and I told my friends and family that it reduced my appetite and made me sick when I ate. This was a lie. The first time I ever lied to my fiancee. And it broke her heart when 2 months later I couldn’t keep it up anymore and finally told her. But I am doing well again, and I want so desperately to be better.
What I am getting at is, it is a cruel disease, an addiction of sorts. But it can be stopped. All you have to do is break the cycle. I, for one, will personally help anyone who can just reach out their hand. It is hard, but it is so very worth it. You are better than this. And for every person who is Pro-Ana, know that I am Pro-Recovery. And I hope that someday, someone will get through to you and show you that you are stunning.
Sorry that was long, it is just a heartbreaking thing for me.
♥ 9 Notes / Mon May 23rd, 2011 ≡ reblog
You are beautiful just the way you are.
You don’t need a man to make you feel wanted because no matter what, your true friends will always have your back. And if they don’t, I will.
Don’t feel pressured to feel like you should look like one of those “site models” on websites. There aren’t many people who are built like that, anyway. And if they are, they can struggle with self-consciousness, too. Believe me when I say that you’re not the only one. The only thing that you can do to make your body look its best is to not over-eat, not under-eat but eat a normal sized portion with healthy food. This way, your skin will look fantastic, and you’ll be healthier in the long run. Most of all, remember that without different body types in our world, there is no diversity. There would be no difference between any of the girls in our world and honestly, your would-be significant other will get bored. You’re perfect the way you are and your body is beautiful.
Don’t feel like you’re the only one with regrets; the only one with struggles; the only one with hardships. There are plenty of other girls with the same kind of issues. But like you, they might be hiding it, too.
Most of all, don’t feel alone. Plenty of us here on tumblr know what you are feeling. And I’m sure that if you approached nearly anyone with your problem, they would be willing to help - including me. So feel good about yourself. You’re beautiful, you’re intelligent and you will find your “prince charming” someday (even if it takes a few frogs along the way..) Stay strong girls. <3