Anonymous asked: Hey I was wondering if it was ok to ask you ed questions? It's totally ok if you say no it's just mines lurking back and I was wondering if it's ok to ask you how to recover. Thanks and I really mean that you can say no if you don't want to.
It is always okay to ask me ED questions. Probably a year or two ago I would have had to say no but I am in a really good place these days and I feel like if talking about what happened to me can help anyone it’s completely worth it.
I’m sorry that this is happening to you. I know how you feel, and it’s honestly probably always going to be a battle, but I promise you there will be times where it is easier than others. Recovery really is different for everyone, so what worked for me might not always work for you. However here are a few things that really helped me.
Throw away your scale. Do not weigh yourself any more. If you don’t trust yourself to not dig it back out of the trash, then destroy it. Bash it with a baseball bat. Fuck that thing. It has no power over you.
Make yourself feel beautiful. You might not feel beautiful right now, but sometimes you have to act beautiful before you can feel beautiful. Do things that please you and feel comfortable to you. Spend time in your pajamas. Lots of time. Dress up and put on makeup and take pictures of yourself. Spend a long time doing your hair or taking a hot bath just for fun, because it feels good. Tell yourself you are beautiful. It will feel strange and maybe people will call you vain, but don’t listen to them. Feeling beautiful the way you are is important for your recovery. You have to learn to love yourself, whoever that is or whatever body type that might be.
Eat whatever you want, stop when you are full. Different EDs require different approaches to food in order to recover, but you cannot be on a diet or restrict your food intake and recover from an ED. You need to foster a healthy relationship with food. For some people, this means eating whatever they want. For myself, I spent an entire year eating whatever I wanted and learning to stop when I was full, and then I switched to veganism, which I feel has helped me have a more wholesome relationship with food.
Seek treatment and support. Let the people in your life that you love and trust know what is going on and how to support you. Remove toxic people from your life that criticize your body or engage in ED behaviors and encourage you to do the same. Stay the FUCK AWAY from blogs and websites that promote eating disorders, those are VERY TOXIC. Seek out support groups at your school, in your town’s local mental health center, or even anonymously over the internet. If you can afford it, definitely go see a therapist. There are often underlying causes to these issues, and a therapist can help you unearth and challenge these demons. Many people with EDs also suffer from co-morbid disorders that sometimes need medical treatment, such as depression or anxiety, or even obsessive compulsive disorder.
I know what you are going through is really hard, but the fact that you are noticing it creeping up on you now means you are not too far gone (although really no one is ever truly too far gone, it’s never too late to change.) I hope that if you do your best to treat it, it will go away again. If you ever need to talk you can message me and I will never make your information public. I am rooting for you. I know you can beat this.
what if you flat ironed your pubes
I just tripped over a step and about fell on my face because of a stunningly attractive girl in a backless t shirt
I gotta stop staring so much, these girls are so hot it’s hazardous
naturerealm asked: how do you make your vegan mashed potatoes? 💕 peace&love 💕
Vegan Mashed Potatoes
First, peel your potatoes of course. Then cut them up into little dime sized pieces. Then boil them in enough water to cover the potatoes + 4 tsps of salt + 4 tsps of garlic powder + 1/4 cup of olive oil. Allow everything to boil until the potatoes are very soft. Then drain the potatoes and keep a half cup of the potato water aside. Pour the drained potatoes back in your pot and add the water back in, plus 1/4 cup of olive oil. Use a mixer or a fork to mash everything up to the consistency you like and add salt to taste!