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  • Día 25 del #mermay2019 y aquí va la ilustración que acompaña a la vigésimo quinta palabra de la lista del #tcamermay : #odio

Odiar es una palabra que utilizo muy poco, de hecho, es muy probable que no supiese su verdadero significado hasta caer enferma. Nunca he odiado a nadie ni nada tanto como me llegué a odiar a mi misma cuando conocí a Ana y a Mía. 
Me odiaba física y psicológicamente. Odiaba mi reflejo, odiaba mi cuerpo, me insultaba constantemente. Odiaba mi forma de ser, odiaba mis sentimientos, odiaba mi forma de actuar.... Ahora lo miro con perspectiva y veo todo lo que me llegué a maltratar por culpa de este sentimiento, y no puedo más que pedirme perdón a mi misma y compensar todos estos años de odio hacia mi persona con una actitud totalmente contraria. 
Fue darme cuenta de todo el odio que desprendía hacia mi misma cuando empecé a intentar cambiar mi actitud y a darme cariño, a amarme. Porque comprendí que nunca podría volver a amar nada y a nadie si no me quería a mi primero. 
Empieza con pequeños pasos, como masajes después de la ducha, o decirte de vez en cuando palabras bonitas hacia ti. Creete que eres una persona hermosa y poderosa. Empoderate y quiérete, cada dia un poquito más, hasta conseguir disipar ese odio. 
El odio es un sentimiento negativo, que no nos hace ningún bien. Y cuando consigues perdonarte y volver a quererte, cuando consigues expulsar ese odio que has acumulado durante tiempo, te prometo, que todo es mucho más fácil y que la vida vuelve a tener más sentido!

#illustration #ilustracion #viñeta #comicstrip #comic #character #characterillustration #tca #mentalhealthawareness #recoveryart #recoveryispossible #ed #mentalhealth #emocion #amor #quierete #sentimientos #amate #noshame #anorexia #bulimia #trastornosalimentarios #saludmental #tupuedes #pelaeldiente #barcelona #yotambienquisesercomoanaymia
  • Día 25 del #mermay2019 y aquí va la ilustración que acompaña a la vigésimo quinta palabra de la lista del #tcamermay : #odio

    Odiar es una palabra que utilizo muy poco, de hecho, es muy probable que no supiese su verdadero significado hasta caer enferma. Nunca he odiado a nadie ni nada tanto como me llegué a odiar a mi misma cuando conocí a Ana y a Mía.
    Me odiaba física y psicológicamente. Odiaba mi reflejo, odiaba mi cuerpo, me insultaba constantemente. Odiaba mi forma de ser, odiaba mis sentimientos, odiaba mi forma de actuar.... Ahora lo miro con perspectiva y veo todo lo que me llegué a maltratar por culpa de este sentimiento, y no puedo más que pedirme perdón a mi misma y compensar todos estos años de odio hacia mi persona con una actitud totalmente contraria.
    Fue darme cuenta de todo el odio que desprendía hacia mi misma cuando empecé a intentar cambiar mi actitud y a darme cariño, a amarme. Porque comprendí que nunca podría volver a amar nada y a nadie si no me quería a mi primero.
    Empieza con pequeños pasos, como masajes después de la ducha, o decirte de vez en cuando palabras bonitas hacia ti. Creete que eres una persona hermosa y poderosa. Empoderate y quiérete, cada dia un poquito más, hasta conseguir disipar ese odio.
    El odio es un sentimiento negativo, que no nos hace ningún bien. Y cuando consigues perdonarte y volver a quererte, cuando consigues expulsar ese odio que has acumulado durante tiempo, te prometo, que todo es mucho más fácil y que la vida vuelve a tener más sentido!

    #illustration #ilustracion #viñeta #comicstrip #comic #character #characterillustration #tca #mentalhealthawareness #recoveryart #recoveryispossible #ed #mentalhealth #emocion #amor #quierete #sentimientos #amate #noshame #anorexia #bulimia #trastornosalimentarios #saludmental #tupuedes #pelaeldiente #barcelona #yotambienquisesercomoanaymia
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  • saturday breakfast earlier was a sourdough english muffin topped with blueberry maple syrup and chopped almonds, a few almonds and a chocolate (!!!) ice up&go ✨ challenged a new flavour for my drink and it was really good! 🙈
::
forty-third day of real recovery. "for a star to be born,
there is one thing that must happen:
a gaseous nebula must collapse.

so collapse.
crumble.
this is not your destruction.

this is your birth."
::
i found this little piece online and it really hit me. i really needed to read this. as i posted on my story earlier, i am truly struggling and i feel so overwhelmed and lost, but i am not giving in to my illness. i refuse to.

i will fight.
i may break, i may bleed, i may fall. 
but i will fight this illness, i will.
🕊
  • saturday breakfast earlier was a sourdough english muffin topped with blueberry maple syrup and chopped almonds, a few almonds and a chocolate (!!!) ice up&go ✨ challenged a new flavour for my drink and it was really good! 🙈
    ::
    forty-third day of real recovery. "for a star to be born,
    there is one thing that must happen:
    a gaseous nebula must collapse.

    so collapse.
    crumble.
    this is not your destruction.

    this is your birth."
    ::
    i found this little piece online and it really hit me. i really needed to read this. as i posted on my story earlier, i am truly struggling and i feel so overwhelmed and lost, but i am not giving in to my illness. i refuse to.

    i will fight.
    i may break, i may bleed, i may fall.
    but i will fight this illness, i will.
    🕊
  • 3 1 10 hours ago
  • HI EVERYONE ✨ HAPPY SATURDAY 🙌🏼 I graduated high school today!!!! Wooohooo 🥳 I had a wonderful dinner after plus some good dessert too!! Hopefully you guys are having a good weekend!! 🌟 picture details: 1st: chicken, veggies, caprese, potatoes — 2nd: turtle cheesecake, chocolate and vanilla custard 🍦🍦— 3rd: Panera soup + sammy
  • HI EVERYONE ✨ HAPPY SATURDAY 🙌🏼 I graduated high school today!!!! Wooohooo 🥳 I had a wonderful dinner after plus some good dessert too!! Hopefully you guys are having a good weekend!! 🌟 picture details: 1st: chicken, veggies, caprese, potatoes — 2nd: turtle cheesecake, chocolate and vanilla custard 🍦🍦— 3rd: Panera soup + sammy
  • 34 4 10 hours ago

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  • доброе утро💛🐾
знаете.... мне такой сон приснился...
что я была у бабушки в гостях вместе с мамой и сестрой. я смотрю на себя в зеркало. на мне красивое платье. я видела это платье, когда ходила по магазинам в начале этого года. оно мне очень понравилась. но я его тогда не примерила. потому что понимала, что не для моей фигуры. но... я смотрела на себя в зеркало и видела тоненькую талию, худенькие ножки, впалый животик, выпирающие ключицы, прекрасные скулы. всё то, о чём я могла только мечтать. (+ у меня была бомбическая причёска). я была безумно красива. и понимала что именно такой я себе нравлюсь. но я захожу в комнату и вижу стол, на котором лежит вся та еда, которую вчера сделала мама (в предыдущем посте написано) + ещё всякие сладости и свинина. я села за стол и начала обжираться. все смотрели на меня. мало того что я впринципе некомфортно чувствую когда ем, так на меня ещё и смотрели люди. от этого мне было ещё хуже. мне было мерзко от того что я не смогла отсидеть даже неделю этой чёртовой диеты. глупо. сорвалась почти в конце. я не понимала, что это сон. в этот момент я думала, что это правда и я действительно сорвалась. когда я доела, я оказалась в комнате с зеркалом. теперь на мне из одежды лишь лифчик и шорты. в зеркале была буд то не я. я никогда не была такой жирной. свисающий живот, бока, целлюлит, жирные ляшки, жирные руки, 3 подбородка, огромные щёки. это был просто кошмар. со злости я разбила зерколо рукой, а осколком вскрыла себе вены.
я проснулась. я не могла даже понять, что это сейчас было😵. я начала вспоминать, действительно ли я сорвалась или это всё же был сон😳. заглянув в холодильник, я обнаружила в пакетах то же кол-во крабов, что вчера клала на полку. значит я их не ела😥. а сладостей у нас в доме и вовсе не было😌. я поняла что это был сон. я обрадовалась.😀
но знаете, теперь я точно не сорвусь😓. это я знаю наверняка.😼
всем хорошего воскресенья💙💞
💝овесов💝
💟!не срываться!💟
  • доброе утро💛🐾
    знаете.... мне такой сон приснился...
    что я была у бабушки в гостях вместе с мамой и сестрой. я смотрю на себя в зеркало. на мне красивое платье. я видела это платье, когда ходила по магазинам в начале этого года. оно мне очень понравилась. но я его тогда не примерила. потому что понимала, что не для моей фигуры. но... я смотрела на себя в зеркало и видела тоненькую талию, худенькие ножки, впалый животик, выпирающие ключицы, прекрасные скулы. всё то, о чём я могла только мечтать. (+ у меня была бомбическая причёска). я была безумно красива. и понимала что именно такой я себе нравлюсь. но я захожу в комнату и вижу стол, на котором лежит вся та еда, которую вчера сделала мама (в предыдущем посте написано) + ещё всякие сладости и свинина. я села за стол и начала обжираться. все смотрели на меня. мало того что я впринципе некомфортно чувствую когда ем, так на меня ещё и смотрели люди. от этого мне было ещё хуже. мне было мерзко от того что я не смогла отсидеть даже неделю этой чёртовой диеты. глупо. сорвалась почти в конце. я не понимала, что это сон. в этот момент я думала, что это правда и я действительно сорвалась. когда я доела, я оказалась в комнате с зеркалом. теперь на мне из одежды лишь лифчик и шорты. в зеркале была буд то не я. я никогда не была такой жирной. свисающий живот, бока, целлюлит, жирные ляшки, жирные руки, 3 подбородка, огромные щёки. это был просто кошмар. со злости я разбила зерколо рукой, а осколком вскрыла себе вены.
    я проснулась. я не могла даже понять, что это сейчас было😵. я начала вспоминать, действительно ли я сорвалась или это всё же был сон😳. заглянув в холодильник, я обнаружила в пакетах то же кол-во крабов, что вчера клала на полку. значит я их не ела😥. а сладостей у нас в доме и вовсе не было😌. я поняла что это был сон. я обрадовалась.😀
    но знаете, теперь я точно не сорвусь😓. это я знаю наверняка.😼
    всем хорошего воскресенья💙💞
    💝овесов💝
    💟!не срываться!💟
  • 3 2 10 hours ago
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  • I highly encourage you to read this post from @dietitiananna - check it out on her page 💙 Personally, I have taken an SSRI on and off to manage anxiety since I was 15. Across this time I have been judged, shamed, told it will change my core personality and that it's the easy way out. This has never sat right with me. I have seen many psychologists and read what feels like every book on anxiety. I also practice skills rooted in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy daily, exercise regularly, prioritise sleep, maintain a nourishing diet, contain my commitments and reach out to my support team (thanks Mum, Dad, Nelson and my friends)... but it's still not enough. Just this year I trialled ceasing my medication once again and told myself I'd give it two months before reconsidering. After this time I realised I had been white knuckling it despite doubling down on my other anxiety management strategies. Please do not judge or shame people for doing what they need to do to thrive 💕
  • I highly encourage you to read this post from @dietitiananna - check it out on her page 💙 Personally, I have taken an SSRI on and off to manage anxiety since I was 15. Across this time I have been judged, shamed, told it will change my core personality and that it's the easy way out. This has never sat right with me. I have seen many psychologists and read what feels like every book on anxiety. I also practice skills rooted in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy daily, exercise regularly, prioritise sleep, maintain a nourishing diet, contain my commitments and reach out to my support team (thanks Mum, Dad, Nelson and my friends)... but it's still not enough. Just this year I trialled ceasing my medication once again and told myself I'd give it two months before reconsidering. After this time I realised I had been white knuckling it despite doubling down on my other anxiety management strategies. Please do not judge or shame people for doing what they need to do to thrive 💕
  • 65 13 10 hours ago
  • Breakfast was oats with yoghurt, strawberries and choc powder. This looks tiny in such a huge bowl but I promise it was one serve (not that they’re big enough!) and made with milk which is an achievement for me. Need to up my intake a bit but I am really trying
  • Breakfast was oats with yoghurt, strawberries and choc powder. This looks tiny in such a huge bowl but I promise it was one serve (not that they’re big enough!) and made with milk which is an achievement for me. Need to up my intake a bit but I am really trying
  • 3 1 10 hours ago
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  • I had this new soup for dinner and I REALLY loved it! It was really good🤤 Also is it bad I drank both of my diet Dr Peppers today? 🤷🏻‍♀️ I hope everyone is having or had a great day ❤️ #edrecovery #edfam #anorexia #bulimia #ednos #ocd #recoverywin
  • I had this new soup for dinner and I REALLY loved it! It was really good🤤 Also is it bad I drank both of my diet Dr Peppers today? 🤷🏻‍♀️ I hope everyone is having or had a great day ❤️ #edrecovery #edfam #anorexia #bulimia #ednos #ocd #recoverywin
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  • I went to Trader Joe's today! I honestly never wanted to go there because my first two times ever trying to it was so crowded I could hardly move in the store! Other than my usual selection, here's some of the stuff I got:-
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-Umami seasoning! It was so good on the salad I had earlier. Then I put it on avocado toast and still..just as good!-
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-These apple/mango/banana fruit bars..funny story. I was hungry after shopping and tried one of these as a snack. I liked them so much I went back into TJ for more. They are amazingggg!-
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-"This blueberry walks into a bar" granola bars..honestly, I think I just got them cause I liked the name, but granola bars are always a win in my book 😋-
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-black bean pasta..just because I'm slightly curious, and it has lots of fiber and protein!-
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-and not food related, but I'm excited to try this shampoo/conditioner/body wash combo, again to try to cut back on waste. Instead of three bottles, you only need one! Such a great idea.-
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-Any Trader Joe's shoppers out there? What should I pick up next time!?
  • I went to Trader Joe's today! I honestly never wanted to go there because my first two times ever trying to it was so crowded I could hardly move in the store! Other than my usual selection, here's some of the stuff I got:-
    -
    -Umami seasoning! It was so good on the salad I had earlier. Then I put it on avocado toast and still..just as good!-
    -
    -These apple/mango/banana fruit bars..funny story. I was hungry after shopping and tried one of these as a snack. I liked them so much I went back into TJ for more. They are amazingggg!-
    -
    -"This blueberry walks into a bar" granola bars..honestly, I think I just got them cause I liked the name, but granola bars are always a win in my book 😋-
    -
    -black bean pasta..just because I'm slightly curious, and it has lots of fiber and protein!-
    -
    -and not food related, but I'm excited to try this shampoo/conditioner/body wash combo, again to try to cut back on waste. Instead of three bottles, you only need one! Such a great idea.-
    -
    -Any Trader Joe's shoppers out there? What should I pick up next time!?
  • 11 2 11 hours ago

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  • lunch was two pieces of toast with tuna salad, pickles, and a chocolate milk! that i got simply because i wanted it:) then dinner was a big win, i got chipotle! it was soo good, i got a bowl with rice, chicken, fajita veggies, spicy salsa and added my own guacamole:) #edrecovery #anorexiarecovery #fdoe #anorexia
  • lunch was two pieces of toast with tuna salad, pickles, and a chocolate milk! that i got simply because i wanted it:) then dinner was a big win, i got chipotle! it was soo good, i got a bowl with rice, chicken, fajita veggies, spicy salsa and added my own guacamole:) #edrecovery #anorexiarecovery #fdoe #anorexia
  • 2 0 11 hours ago
  • Happy weekend everybody ✨ friendly reminder to enjoy your food ✨
  • Happy weekend everybody ✨ friendly reminder to enjoy your food ✨
  • 2 1 11 hours ago
  • Day 25 of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth 💚 eating disorders are a double edge sword because it deals with both severe mental and physical symptoms.  Treatment for eating disorders are dependent on the person and where they are in the progression of their illness.  A common treatment for any eating disorder is going to a counselor who specializes in eating disorders.  Here is a quick infograph about differences in some eating disorders.
  • Day 25 of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth 💚 eating disorders are a double edge sword because it deals with both severe mental and physical symptoms. Treatment for eating disorders are dependent on the person and where they are in the progression of their illness. A common treatment for any eating disorder is going to a counselor who specializes in eating disorders. Here is a quick infograph about differences in some eating disorders.
  • 7 1 11 hours ago
  • (PTW) Night snack of my favorite (plus a strawberry yogurt)! Absolutely love dipping the scoping snacks in the yogurt! 
Really struggled to get myself to actually get this because I wasn’t really hungry and felt my dinner was larger than usual but nonetheless I did it regardless. Especially since I haven’t been eating properly since my boyfriend left...which I know isn’t good but I feel like I can’t stop myself 😕
  • (PTW) Night snack of my favorite (plus a strawberry yogurt)! Absolutely love dipping the scoping snacks in the yogurt!
    Really struggled to get myself to actually get this because I wasn’t really hungry and felt my dinner was larger than usual but nonetheless I did it regardless. Especially since I haven’t been eating properly since my boyfriend left...which I know isn’t good but I feel like I can’t stop myself 😕
  • 13 1 11 hours ago

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  • UPDATE TIME : i’ve been to the hospital three times this week. one for an overdose. once for feeling so sick (probably the aftermath). and today for an almost overdose (finally got some damn sleep there). i know i’ve posted about my visits there and haven’t really explained because there haven’t been a lot of answers. and there still aren’t. i have to book a sooner follow up with my doctors. i have an appointment with crisis on monday- i’m finally following through with possibly getting better. my psychiatrist on tuesday. hopefully the sickness goes away, i personally think it’s just straight up so much stress. i am considering changing therapists though because the one i have now just isn’t working. we’re not getting anywhere. i’m no longer on the pills i was overdosing on. which scares me for the sake of having nothing to turn to (even though that shouldn’t be my solution) and sometimes i get seizures not on that med. i really think i just need some serious rest and nourishment for my body which is an extremely hard for me. recovery is cool but it also sucks going through it. and now i have more to recover from with the addictions. freaked the fuck out. and very tired.
  • UPDATE TIME : i’ve been to the hospital three times this week. one for an overdose. once for feeling so sick (probably the aftermath). and today for an almost overdose (finally got some damn sleep there). i know i’ve posted about my visits there and haven’t really explained because there haven’t been a lot of answers. and there still aren’t. i have to book a sooner follow up with my doctors. i have an appointment with crisis on monday- i’m finally following through with possibly getting better. my psychiatrist on tuesday. hopefully the sickness goes away, i personally think it’s just straight up so much stress. i am considering changing therapists though because the one i have now just isn’t working. we’re not getting anywhere. i’m no longer on the pills i was overdosing on. which scares me for the sake of having nothing to turn to (even though that shouldn’t be my solution) and sometimes i get seizures not on that med. i really think i just need some serious rest and nourishment for my body which is an extremely hard for me. recovery is cool but it also sucks going through it. and now i have more to recover from with the addictions. freaked the fuck out. and very tired.
  • 10 1 11 hours ago
  • Strawberry jam and peanut butter on toast for breakfast today, I’m nervous about going out for lunch! I’d usually restrict and not have breakfast before going out to eat but that is definitely not what normal people do?? I’m now struggling with the guilt of eating breakfast but I’m pushing through anyways, I hope everyone has a lovely Sunday xx
  • Strawberry jam and peanut butter on toast for breakfast today, I’m nervous about going out for lunch! I’d usually restrict and not have breakfast before going out to eat but that is definitely not what normal people do?? I’m now struggling with the guilt of eating breakfast but I’m pushing through anyways, I hope everyone has a lovely Sunday xx
  • 10 2 11 hours ago
  • good morning ☀️🌿🍂✨ ive had oats almost every day for breakfast this week bc anything else is a fear atm 😩 not complaining tho bc this was delisshhhh 🤗 this weekend hasn’t been too good, ive fallen back into old behaviours without realising and i don’t feel sick enough to be recovering. i want to be positive for you guys and i love writing captions to help inspire you through ur recovery and i mean every word i say!!! and it’s frustrating when i can’t take my own advice 😭 but it’s sunday which means setting new goals, practising self care and getting ready to kick ana’s skinny ass this week 💪🏼💪🏼 (ps i apologise for bad lighting on the vid don’t kill me)
  • good morning ☀️🌿🍂✨ ive had oats almost every day for breakfast this week bc anything else is a fear atm 😩 not complaining tho bc this was delisshhhh 🤗 this weekend hasn’t been too good, ive fallen back into old behaviours without realising and i don’t feel sick enough to be recovering. i want to be positive for you guys and i love writing captions to help inspire you through ur recovery and i mean every word i say!!! and it’s frustrating when i can’t take my own advice 😭 but it’s sunday which means setting new goals, practising self care and getting ready to kick ana’s skinny ass this week 💪🏼💪🏼 (ps i apologise for bad lighting on the vid don’t kill me)
  • 10 1 11 hours ago
  • 5/25
Today was unexpectedly a hard day. When I wake up every morning I never know if this day will go well or not so well. I may not know the outcome of each day, but God knows, and I can have a positive outlook on the day to change my attitude. I woke up at 5. I'm so tired haha. I sell baked goods at my local farmers market on Saturdays during the summer so that's why I baked all day yesterday and this morning. I sold most of my stuff though! I came home and ate this mac n cheese with a naan bread. I was super hungry and after I started thinking about milkshakes bc it was hot. I still felt hungry enough to have one, but then I didn't. Kinda out of no where I started getting really bad stomach cramps and they didn't stop. I've felt a bit nauseous and sick ever since. I just managed to eat dinner which consisted of some steak(major fear food I haven't had since October) broccoli, sweet potatoes, and other veggies. The whole meal had lots of protein, iron, and super food veggies in it so I really think it made me feel a bit better. On days like these where I'm at home all day the thoughts get harder to ignore bc I'm not as distracted. I thought I was pretty much better but after today I realize I still have a lot of inner turmoil and my digestive system still isn't where it needs to be. I just need to keep pushing. Its hard, but I will recover. -
#recoverywarrior #recovery #anorexia #anorexiaawareness #anorexianervosa #anorexiarecovery #anorexiawarrior #ed #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisorderawareness #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderwarrior #pasta
  • 5/25
    Today was unexpectedly a hard day. When I wake up every morning I never know if this day will go well or not so well. I may not know the outcome of each day, but God knows, and I can have a positive outlook on the day to change my attitude. I woke up at 5. I'm so tired haha. I sell baked goods at my local farmers market on Saturdays during the summer so that's why I baked all day yesterday and this morning. I sold most of my stuff though! I came home and ate this mac n cheese with a naan bread. I was super hungry and after I started thinking about milkshakes bc it was hot. I still felt hungry enough to have one, but then I didn't. Kinda out of no where I started getting really bad stomach cramps and they didn't stop. I've felt a bit nauseous and sick ever since. I just managed to eat dinner which consisted of some steak(major fear food I haven't had since October) broccoli, sweet potatoes, and other veggies. The whole meal had lots of protein, iron, and super food veggies in it so I really think it made me feel a bit better. On days like these where I'm at home all day the thoughts get harder to ignore bc I'm not as distracted. I thought I was pretty much better but after today I realize I still have a lot of inner turmoil and my digestive system still isn't where it needs to be. I just need to keep pushing. Its hard, but I will recover. -
    #recoverywarrior #recovery #anorexia #anorexiaawareness #anorexianervosa #anorexiarecovery #anorexiawarrior #ed #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisorderawareness #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderwarrior #pasta
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  • “All bodies are good bodies.” How many of us have heard that one before? 🙋🏼‍♂️ Now... how many of us felt like it didn’t really speak to them? 🙋🏼‍♂️ If you’ve ever felt less than thrilled to hear this, you aren’t alone.
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I have a fraught relationship to the word “good.” It is still part of a binary, for one, and doesn’t exactly leave a lot of room for nuanced emotions and experiences. What if, like me, your chronically ill body often feels like it’s betraying you? What if your gender dysphoria makes this an impossible conviction to hold?
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Good and bad as a binary is what fueled so much of my perfectionism, my anorexia, my OCD. “Good” describes the quality of something, but why are we assessing bodies in terms of quality at all? Why can’t the paradigm shift?
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Because I personally think that while “good” can describe a price, a meal, or a TV show, our bodies should be allowed to just BE. I am happy to describe bodies as worthy — of care, of space, of appreciation — because they are. But when I describe all bodies, I don’t want to describe them in quality — I want to assign them dignity, regardless of how we feel in them, how they change, how different they are from one another, and as far away from the language of aesthetics as possible.
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Feeling good in your body is difficult, especially when our society stigmatizes and dehumanizes some bodies over others. But the quality of our bodies (“good”) should not matter anywhere near as much as how we treat them. And that’s why, while the intention of this phrase is appreciated, I don’t personally find it relevant to the kind of body liberation I want to practice.
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So here’s a reminder for you: Just because a particular mantra is popular in #bodypositive spaces, it doesn’t mean you have to subscribe to it. If you don’t find a particular paradigm empowering? You can leave it where you found it — and reclaim your power in your own way.
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#effyourbeautystandards #haes #bopo #bodykindness #edrecovery #anorexia #recovery #bodypositivity
  • “All bodies are good bodies.” How many of us have heard that one before? 🙋🏼‍♂️ Now... how many of us felt like it didn’t really speak to them? 🙋🏼‍♂️ If you’ve ever felt less than thrilled to hear this, you aren’t alone.

    I have a fraught relationship to the word “good.” It is still part of a binary, for one, and doesn’t exactly leave a lot of room for nuanced emotions and experiences. What if, like me, your chronically ill body often feels like it’s betraying you? What if your gender dysphoria makes this an impossible conviction to hold?

    Good and bad as a binary is what fueled so much of my perfectionism, my anorexia, my OCD. “Good” describes the quality of something, but why are we assessing bodies in terms of quality at all? Why can’t the paradigm shift?

    Because I personally think that while “good” can describe a price, a meal, or a TV show, our bodies should be allowed to just BE. I am happy to describe bodies as worthy — of care, of space, of appreciation — because they are. But when I describe all bodies, I don’t want to describe them in quality — I want to assign them dignity, regardless of how we feel in them, how they change, how different they are from one another, and as far away from the language of aesthetics as possible.

    Feeling good in your body is difficult, especially when our society stigmatizes and dehumanizes some bodies over others. But the quality of our bodies (“good”) should not matter anywhere near as much as how we treat them. And that’s why, while the intention of this phrase is appreciated, I don’t personally find it relevant to the kind of body liberation I want to practice.

    So here’s a reminder for you: Just because a particular mantra is popular in #bodypositive spaces, it doesn’t mean you have to subscribe to it. If you don’t find a particular paradigm empowering? You can leave it where you found it — and reclaim your power in your own way.
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    #effyourbeautystandards #haes #bopo #bodykindness #edrecovery #anorexia #recovery #bodypositivity
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