Ok, so i’m not trying to get you to pity me, but I felt the need to address this. I’m a size 0-2 (depends on the store), and I weigh less than 100 pounds. I eat what I want, exercise regularly, participate in PE, and my doctors say I am at a healthy weight for my height (i’m barely 5 feet). I constantly get called anorexic behind my back, when in reality I am very healthy. I eat veggies, fruit, protein, all that good stuff. But I also eat cakes, cookies, snickers, candies, ice cream, etc. And no, I do not throw it all up. It’s just the way I am, I was born with this body type. But something I’ve been noticing on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and in real life, is that when people are trying to defend and comfort someone more curvy, often times we just insult people who are slim. Sometimes that evolves into stereotyping people who are slim to be anorexic, ugly, and just disgusting. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely nothing against people with curves. I think everyone is beautiful, but this just pisses me off so much. I mean, I’m starting to feel bad about being slim! What I want everyone reading this to remember is that
- not all slim people have an eating disorder
- never insult another group of people to defend another
- except all body types
- there is such a thing as skinny shaming, and it needs to stop
-Kate (christmasinajar)for further reading on this topic: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-oliver/skinny-shaming_b_3506313.html#slide=1597436
MOTHERFUCKING THANK YOU
WEIGHT SHAMING CAN GO BOTH WAYS
Things that does not have a “special size”:
- Eating disorder
THIS THIS THIS THIS THISSSSS A MILLION AND BILLION TIMES THIS!!! I HAVE SAID THIS OVER AND OVER TO SO MANY PEOPLE BEFORE AND STILL NO ONE FUCKING GETS IT
Trying to get in the habit of stretching at least 20 minutes a day. I had a track workout after my 8 a.m. class and drove back to my apartment and did this little gem of a video. 18 minutes long which is perfect, plus I stretched a little before the run. If any of you have any good beginner yoga videos I would appreciate you sending me the link or sending me good channels on Youtube that do them. Will probably do another one before bed tonight. :)
Ever notice how when justifying a child’s misbehavior no one ever says stuff like “girls will be girls” or “she’s a girl”, but the list of things a “young lady” can’t do is almost endless?
You learn from a young age that masculinity comes with freedom; femininity comes with restrictions.
okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazis supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.
VEGAN OATMEAL MASTERPOST - a guide to the perfect vegan oatmeal
You might think ‘why the hell do we need a guide for that? I’ll just take soy-milk/yoghurt’ . But I don’t like the taste of pure soy-milk/yoghurt, so I tried different ways to prepare my oatmeal and I found the perfect one and now I’m going to share it with you!
PICK A BASE
your first step is to pick a base - no, I don’t mean soy-milk or soy-yoghurt - I mean fruit!
you need 1 cup of this base, for example:
- strawberries (53cal)
- raspberries (64 cal)
- blueberries (83 cal)
- peaches (66 cal)
- apple (65cal)
- pear (96 cal)
now throw your choice into your blender
PICK ANOTHER FLAVOR
you will need 1/2 cup of your choice, for example:
- fruit from the list above
- baby spinach (3,5 cal)
- pineapple (41 cal)
- cherries (37.5 cal) - without the stone!
- watermelon (23 cal)
now throw your choice into the blender
you will need about 3 tbsp of your choice, you can choose between plain soy-yoghurt (25cal) or flavoured ones (e.g. vanilla). I like both varieties! :)
as you know -> throw it in your blender!
PICK A MILK
you will need about 1/2 cup of your choice
there are so many different vegan milks out there- pick your fave!
- plain soy-milk (26cal - depending on if you’re using the light version or not)
- oat milk ( 24cal)
- almond milk (24cal)
- coconut milk (20cal)
- rice milk (47 cal)
ADD SOME MORE FLAVOR
you can add some more flavor by adding 1tsp (or more ;) ) of your choice!
- maple syrup
add some extra protein by adding this in!
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- flax seeds
you will get something that looks like a smoothie, but thinner! :)
if you want it even more thin you can add some more ‘milk’
pour all in a bowl
this is my favourite part- top it with all you want and as much as you want ! some ideas
- 1 banana (88cal)
- 1 handful of your favourite berries
- more chia seeds
and of course… OATS!
I take about 3 tbsps(30g) of oats - 111cal
but you can take more or less, just as you like
MY FAVOURTITE COMBINATIONS
strawberries + peach + soy-yoghurt + soy-milk + 30g oats, topped with 1 banana and a handful of raspberries = 397cal
blueberries+ mango + vanilla-soy-yoghurt + soy-milk + 30g oats,topped with 1 banana and a handful of strawberries = 384 cal
I always add a scoop of protein powder!
TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR PERFECT TASTE
- if you like a ‘soft’ taste (I don’t know how to describe it otherwise) use blueberries as your base and add more ‘milk’
- if you like a really intensive taste use raspberries as your base
- Put all your ingredients, except the oats, into the fridge on the evening before. It will give the oatmeal a fresh kick.
- if you like it really really refreshing use frozen fruits!
- You like a warm breakfast ? great! Simply put your oatmeal into the oven for a few minutes or heat it up in the microwave
SOME MORE TIPS
- buy frozen berries, they’re cheaper!
- clean your blender right after using, so you won’t have to scrub it later
- 'decorate' your oatmeal - more about that below!
- try lots and lots of varieties, find your favourite taste!
If you place your toppings onto your oatmeal in a beautiful way it will not just look good in pictures, but also it will motivate you to keep eating healthy. It brings joy, and joy is needed to keep going. You won’t get bored of your oatmeal if you create a masterpiece every morning! Another reason is that studies have shown that people feel like a nice looking meal tastes better than a boring looking meal (even if it is the exact same meal!) – so go betray your taste buds!
Also a great way to motivate yourself is to post photos of your creations – tag them with #criardoats , I would love to see (and try) them!
TAKE THOSE BENEFITS
- Oatmeal can lower your risk for several diseases, including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
- Oatmeal also contains lignans, a plant chemical that has been found to prevent heart disease
- whole grains such as oats are a source of iron, magnesium and B vitamins
- Eating oatmeal can lower your cholesterol
- Oatmeal keeps you full for a long time; stops cravings
now go and create your own bowl of heaven!:)
I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.
hey friend you are not too big or too small your legs are not gross and your tummy is definitely not gross. look down!!!! u are an abstract cosmic entity contained in some skin and muscle and bone!!!!! do u eVEN KNOW HOW COOL THAT IS?//?
Weight loss does not make people happy. Or peaceful. Being thin does not address the emptiness that has no shape or weight or name. Even a wildly successful diet is a colossal failure because inside the new body is the same sinking heart.
Geneen Roth (via purplebuddhaproject)
We can only be friends if you’re kind of an asshole. Not full blown asshole because that’s no fun. And if you’re not an asshole at all then that won’t work either. A halfway asshole. Those are my kind of people.