Health, fitness, photography, and lighting.These words may not seem like they belong together, but they do. What is desirable? What does “healthy” look like? What is fitness really? And what are the words you associate with a good body image?
Thin? Pretty? Skinny? Firm?
Abs? Thighs? Diet? Beautiful?
There are many images that come to our mind when we think of these words, and those images that we associate with words like health, fitness, and beautiful are the ones we are shown to be examples of those ideals. What we think of “perfect” is what we are told is desirable.
This is one view. What is yours?
See no evil | Speak No Evil | hear no Evil
….but dress up like a princess….
Education, parenting, even friends often talk AT you. They hope to teach you, out of love, out of care. But they often fail to seek to communicate with you. Somewhere hiding behind the desire to help hides all those other parts of an individual that make them unprepared to have a conversation. And there is fear.
This is different than having a discussion. Having a conversation. These are true forms of communication. And when you talk WITH someone, it is an opportunity for education as well as learning. On both sides. Because you might find that the things you hope to “educate” somebody on are things they know something about. Maybe more than you. They might be going through it.
Are you part of the discussion? Or just trying to educate…
Yeah, I’m going to bring this discussion on Tumblr. Don’t be involved in it if it offends you.
I’ve heard the word often. What does the word mean to you?
One thing I truly believe is that any time someone tries to label others, they find themselves wrong. People tend to see things not as they are, but quite simply as they see things. For my part, I’ll label anyone who labels others as the kind of person who does no more than tell people more about who they are themselves.
The things we say and the things we do are a reflection of who we are.
Who wants to discuss the topic through a MAJOR reblog on Tumblr.
I imagine to see some ugly stuff here. Try to respect each other, and remember, the things you say only reflect who you are, and no one else…
An eating disorder is not a diet. Do you have an eating disorder? You know it’s not a fad; you know it’s not a game; you know you wouldn’t wish it on anyone else and you know you can’t just catch it. And yet….
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Soo here I am writing to you, again , this time on Tumblr :P
I would love a unity bracelet. Many because Pt is my whole life and I probably wouldnt be here now if it wasnt for the site ! I made my own Ed bracelet a while back but I would to have something that connects me more to the site :)
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The thanks goes to the members. Thank you all for making PT what it is. An ED community that understands and supports one another. Thank you for being you. Stay beautiful just as you are.
"I keep eating. I went one week strong and now as much as I try and I tell myself not to eat I can’t help it. It’s killing me. I need a help to keep strong. I don’t know what else to do. I want to loose this weight but I’m so weak that I have to eat. And it’s making me hate myself more. Please help?"
How would you respond?
Eating is more than just a necessity; it’s also a habit. No habit can be made or broken in a week. Staying constant with something through the difficult times is what helps us develop new habits as we shed the old. The important thing is to develop habits that you can maintain for the long term - find habits that provide you a balance. To do this, don’t set your goals for a week, or for this spring or summer season. Think about the person that you want to be a year from now, or two years from now, and develop healthy, sustainable, and enjoyable habits based on those goals. Nothing happens over night; and what you want is not something that will only last a week. So don’t push your body and it won’t push back - develop healthy habits for the long term.
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