I finally convinced my sister to let me take her picture. I love you, Haley!
Heather Hazzan for Lucky Brand
Yep, just cried. Touching music video from John Legend. Makes me even more excited to see him live next month, <3
I like high wasted everything. It’s comfortable and flattering. But wear what you love no matter what it is! <3
Sounds like you’re far from insensitive. <3 I’d say exactly what you just told me. You care, it’s beautiful. Let them know. Remember that it’s not actually about calories and weight. Something else is happening there.
Thanks! I obviously love your black and white blog, given the fact I have an entire other tumblr dedicated to that. :)
Everyone’s different. Can you find balance on your own? Can you dig deep and understand the root causes of your mood changes? I am not religious, but Women Food and God is an excellent book I’d definitely recommend for this type of thing. Read some of the quotes from the book to see if you connect with it. Regardless, one of the bravest things someone can do is to get help. <3
“Our work is not to change what you do, but to witness what you do with enough awareness, enough curiosity, enough tenderness that the lies and old decisions upon which the compulsion is based become apparent and fall away. When you no longer believe that eating will save your life when you feel exhausted or overwhelmed or lonely, you will stop. When you believe in yourself more than you believe in food, you will stop using food as if it were your only chance at not falling apart. When the shape of your body no longer matches the shape of your beliefs, the weight disappears. (p. 80-81)”
― Geneen Roth, Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
That was definitely me in high school. But it’s not forever. It gets better. Soon you won’t be rewarded for being the same as everyone else, you’ll be admired for your uniqueness.
I’ll always be the girl who’s never comfortable in a crowd. I’m the girl who brought math to a date, the girl who ate lunch in the high school library. I’m a wallflower. I’m different. I’m not a basic bitch, and I think that’s what makes me sexy. :P
Confidence comes from learning about yourself, knowing your self, and then being that self. It’s already in you. Explore.
SNACK it up!
Keep that metabolism burning and your blood sugar stable. Eat something every few (3-ish) hours. Don’t get so hungry that you are ravished. Your body will go into starvation mode and then hoard whatever you do eat as fat.
Some snacks I like to eat:
- handful of almonds
- carrots, plantain chips, or peppers with hummus
- banana & almond butter
- apple & sunflower butter + cinnamon
- natural bars, like Kind, or Green+
- half an avocado with olive oil & sea salt
- smoothie: kale, almond butter, almond milk, banana
- natural trail mix
- natural popcorn
Of course, but I try my hardest not to. Comparison really is the thief of joy. You seem to be equating amazing women with attractive and slim. What about her mind? Or incredible qualities of her character? These are the things that inspire me in the women around me. I find inspiration from all sorts of people and their ideas, incorporating the parts I like, leaving the parts I don’t. No one person is going to have everything. Plus, you never know what battle their fighting in their life. Not everything is what it seems. And since we can’t ever quite know, there’s no need to get bogged down.