It’s okay if I only do it for a couple of weeks…
There’s always been the rumor floating around that eating disorders can be a form of dieting. That, my friends, is false. An eating disorder is not something you just “try out” to see if you’ll lose weight! Eating disorders are serious illnesses that can lead to serious health problems or death. And even if someone does succeed in losing weight by restricting or purging for a few weeks, the weight will come right back after they return to their normal eating habits. The only way to effectively lose weight and keep that weight off is by healthy eating and regular exercise!
- “Light Therapy”
- Bundle up
- Avoid alcohol
We all know that alcohol has made its place in the holiday season. Eggnog, champagne, wine, you name it—alcohol has become a holiday tradition. And alcohol is great—if you’re at or over your country’s legal drinking age, or with your family. But too much alcohol can make you gain weight like crazy. A drink here and there with dinner is fine, if you’re staying sober, but the calories from alcohol cause a lot of weight gain. The key to staying upbeat this holiday? Avoid alcohol! You’ll be much healthier and happier without it.
Everyone on Tumblr knows that anything with Nutella in it is fantastic. It’s just how life works. Here’s an easy recipe for Nutella mug cake!
4 tablespoons self-rising flour
4 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons Nutella
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil.
Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes. Top with whipped cream and/or chocolate sauce if you want that extra sweetness and enjoy! :)
Hey friends! Well, school is eating me alive. As usual. As the end of the semester comes up quicker and quicker, I realize that my work is just kind of piling up and I’m shoving it off because I’d rather spend time with my friends and my boy. Definitely not a good way to act, especially as I’m getting ready to head into college! I’m working on finally getting everything together and being organized so that I can just relax over Christmas break and not worry about the next semester.
On a more positive note, my brother and his wife are coming to our house for Christmas, and guess what they’re bringing with them? A PUPPY! They’re getting a little lab named Penny and bringing her—at only nine weeks old—to our house while they’re here for Christmas :) I can’t even tell you how excited I am. I’ve missed having a dog in my house so much ever since my dog Belle died back when I was fifteen. I’m hoping maybe they’re bringing us one too.. But I know that’s not going to happen. A girl can dream!
I love you all!
Everyone knows there are some great blogs on Tumblr similar to ours or on the same subject. So here’s two of my favorite blogs that we follow, check them out!
This girl just rocks. As someone in recovery from EDNOS, she posts a lot of exercise and healthy eating tips! And since it’s her personal blog, she writes a lot about her daily life, posts funny pictures and videos, and answers a lot of personal questions. She’s definitely one of my favorite people on Tumblr!
This Tumblr is full of inspirational photos, quotes, stories, and such. Reading this blog puts me in such a good mood, and anyone in recovery or looking to recover would find so many encouraging things here.
Follow these blogs, they’re amazing!
I absolutely LOVE patterned tights! Tights are really in for fall and winter, and there’s nothing better to spice them up than a sassy print or pattern. They look amazing on everyone and add a fun twist to any skirt or dress. You can find great tights at Forever 21, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, or modcloth.com!
- More green than meat!
- Loose clothes
- Family & Friends
- Help cook
- Say no
- Eat slowly
“Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh, o’er the fields we go, laughing all the way—ha ha ha!” The holidays are all about laughter, and many scientists and doctors say that laughing can actually have very positive health effects. When you laugh, you’re breathing faster, so more oxygen reaches your tissues. Laughing stretches and strengthens facial muscles as well as abdominal muscles. Some even think laughing might burn calories—a study at Vanderbilt University showed that in 10-15 minutes of laughing, you burn up to 50 calories! And since laughter reduces stress, it also helps your immune system. Yes, that’s right—laughing actually can make you healthier. Laughing relaxes you and can help you sleep better, and it releases endorphins in your brain that really do make you happy for a longer period of time. When you’re laughing, you’re having a good time—and you could be one step closer to recovery.
Last year, Katy, Caroline, and I did the NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) Walk in Austin and we had so much fun. We made tee shirts and sold the lovely GoodbyED bracelets—which we’re still working on getting available to all of our lovely followers—to raise donation money. The great thing about these walks is that the money goes straight to education and support for families who are being affected by eating disorders, so you know your money’s doing something good! Click here to check for a NEDA Walk near you and sign up! Create a team, raise money, and participate in the walk—you won’t regret it. Drop a message in our ask box and let us know if you’ve signed up for a NEDA Walk in any city!
Hey guys! I’ve really missed y’all. I haven’t quite been so present on the blog lately, I’ve been really busy. Through this program at my school, I have an unpaid internship with a horse vet that I go to twice a week. I’ve gotten to see some awesome things there, but the class that got me the internship requires a lot of outside work, so I’ve just been swamped. But at the end of November, I give my final presentation for the class, and then I won’t have any work for it anymore, so I’ll have a lot more free time to devote to you guys!
Our Homecoming was a few weeks ago, and let me just tell you—it was AMAZING! The lovely miss Katy let me borrow an incredible dress, so I didn’t even have to spend money on one. My date, Austen, was so sweet, I had so much fun with him. I may or may not like him a little bit.. What? Anyway.. :) I love you guys so much.
Everyone knows that along with the holidays come wonderful food! Personally, that’s my favorite part of the holiday season. But as someone who used to struggle with different eating disorders, I have trouble really enjoying myself during this time. I worry about eating too much and gaining weight, or I end up eating way too much and feeling terrible about myself. So how do you find the happy medium? How do you learn to really enjoy the holiday meals? One of the biggest things you can do is think about portion size. Being a holiday, you can splurge a little! Eat the things you like, don’t be afraid of them. Just remember that once you don’t feel hungry anymore, once your body is satisfied, you should stop eating. That way, your body has time to digest what you’ve given it and use all the nutrients the way they’re supposed to be used. Let’s be honest—everyone eats a little more around the holidays! It’s just natural. You’re with family, the food is amazing—it’s okay to really enjoy the holiday meals!