Hi, Like you, I'm 5'7" and I just recently hit 140lbs. Unfortunately I hit this weight from the wrong direction. After I graduated High School, I went from 125 to 140, and it has affected me a lot. I started to develop slight eating disorders, I've made myself throw up and there have been days where I promised myself I wont eat. It's scaring me because I know it's not healthy. Your blog is helping me lose weight a healthy way. I just wanted to thank you, hopefully I can be back to where I was.
i’m so sorry you’ve had to go through such a horrendous experience, but i’m extremely happy you’ve made the important realization that what you were doing was unhealthy.
i know people always talk about how “acceptance is the first step” blah blah blah insert other cliches here. but really, you have no idea how often i get messages in which people ask me how to starve themselves more effectively, lose 20 or so pounds in a week, etc.
so you’re absolutely welcome! i’m so happy to have made a difference— thank you very much for sharing this with me, and best of luck to you on your healthy weight loss journey. :)
i try to keep my opinionated posts to a minimum, unless i’ve been asked something specifically or feel very strongly about an issue. also, very rarely will i ever use others’ photos or material, but frankly, right now as i browse through tumblr, i’m disappointed.
looking at the original version of this photo in addition to all the “daily calorie count” posts (some of which amount to less than 500 calories…..), i can legitimately say that it makes me sad to see the promotion of eating disorders and anorexia. i understand that people struggle with image issues— who doesn’t? it’s a part of human nature.
i also understand that many people with ED blogs are working on recovery, and for those who are, i applaud you. yet… many of these same people, who complain and wish that they didn’t have an eating disorder, reblog photos like this. let me be clear: reblogging photos that are pro-anorexia won’t help. at all.
even worse, many pro-ana, pro-ED tumblr users are still striving to be skinnier, promoting these kinds of images (“i’m happier when i’m starving,” “nothing tastes better than being skinny,” and etcetera).
don’t get me wrong… you may have the mindset that being skinny automatically leads to happiness, but i’m pretty positive that hunger pangs and debilitating health won’t. lie to yourself if you want, but being skinny is simply not enough to be happy.
i realize that some of my followers are pro-ana and pro-ED, and i may lose you because of this post. before you un-follow me, please read these final words:
take matters into your own hands by realizing that your health is most important. no, i’m not calling anorexic people “f***ing disgusting” like some other people do, as that’s not fair or right. i’m also not saying that it’s right for people to say that girls have to look like marilyn monroe in order to be “real”— what people need to realize is that some are born skinny and will be skinny their whole lives.
all i’m saying is to stop and think before internalizing all of the negative thoughts you may have of yourself.
human beings were meant to eat. good night!