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Link Love 5/22

Favorite Post of the Week:

How To Be Okay Gaining Weight– by Kylie via yeah…Imma Eat That

If you read NOTHING else….read this. I especially like #4 and the acronym she uses. I seriously 100% feel that way. Kylie just did a phenomenal job.

Quizzes/Fun:

25 of the World’s Top Travel Destinations – by Emily co via PopSugar

Wow. All so beautiful!

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Saint Petersburg, Russia

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How My Mom Taught Me To Kick My Eating Disorder in the Ass-by Cayanne via HealthyEzSweet Life

I ❤ my Mommy, too.

Most Watched TV Show Set in Each StateMost Watched TV Show Set in Each State– by Kevin O’Keeffe via Arts.Mic

Health/Body Positive:

6 Rules That Helped Me Recover From Exercise Addiction– by Kindal Boyle via Lifting Revolution

I totally view exercise the same way she did. I use running/elliptical/body movement as a way to “earn” my food. You don’t have to “earn” food! I know, I know.

#2 scares me to death to even read….lol

What To Do When You Miss Your Hard Workout (or two or three of them…)– by Janae via Hungry Runner Girl

I just love how she is real about it and says….it happens to everyone. We are only human. We can’t be hardcore and constantly going on a routine all the time. Life happens!

Food Shaming and Comparison: The Thief of Joy– by Robyn via The Real Life RD

What she said. It SUCKS the LIFE out of you. “That somehow eating less makes you more feminine or something.” WHY do I feel like she is speaking directly to me and WHY do I feel like this?!

“People don’t care about your pant size. They are about your heart.” 🙂

 

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Link Love 5/1

Happy May!!!!!! I actually really like this month. It’s also my birth month!

Fun/Quizzes-

11 Fashion Trends ‘Mean Girls’ Started-by Phoebe Waller via Bustle

Here’s What Weddings Looked Like The Year You Were Born– by Country Living Staff via Good Housekeeping

I’m soooo the “Pinterest Bride” generation. My kids are so going to make fun of that one day.

Which “Play School” Toy Are You? by Jenna Guillaume via Buzzfeed

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Laughs/Sweet Moments-

This Is How Breakfast Should Look According To Kids-  by IHOP via Buzzfeed

A cake…but instead of a cake, it’s waffles. What?! Kids are hilarious.

Military Dads Sign Up For Teatime Sessions With Their Daughters- by Marina Liao via PopSugar 

Body Positive-

Your Body Isn’t The Problem- by Amanda Tarlton via Real Life Recovery Diary

The Recovering Girl’s Guide To Working Out- by Cayanne via HealthyEzSweet Life

This. Is. Gold.

A Friendly Reminder That It’s OK To Love Your Body Exactly How It Is- by Dominique Astorino via PopSugar

These are all fantastic!

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Can I Have A Burger Now?

If you are anything like me, you have a lot of random thoughts during the day. At least, I hope I’m not the only one. Lately, I’ve had this recurring thought that I can’t seem to shake about my condition with my eating disorder, recovery and overall health.

I find myself wondering daily if working out all the time and eating “healthy” is really all worth it anymore. Sure, you should probably treat your body nicely and not just shove junk food in it all the time. But at what point do we stop? At what point does “eating healthy” stop. At what point does “healthy lifestyle” stop for me?? I keep telling myself that I can cut down on the workouts and eat different food and eat a freaking hamburger every now and then (I literally can’t remember the time I ate one. Actually, I can’t remember the last time I ate fast food.) I’m scared of it. But I just kinda want Sonic so bad! But…I’m a scaredy cat. What else can I do? When can I stop killing myself to keep fit?

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Lately, I walk around wondering when I stop torturing my body. When do I “let myself go” or “let myself live”? What is that point? I’ve been thinking lately, I’ve done the whole “super thin/fit/eating disorder look” hell, there are pictures to prove that from basically my entire college career and I’ve got bridal and wedding photos to prove that I was fairly sick. Do I really have to be that extreme anymore? Do I really have to keep trying to maintain a lifestyle where buying clothes at the store is a chore because of the size or only being able to eat certain foods on menus at restaurants because they don’t have an insane amount of calories or fat? Do I really have to constantly be a slave to some sort of running/elliptical every single day in order to maintain my current weight? Eventually, I’d like to think that I’m going to be able to take a day off from workouts and not freak the frick out or do yoga one day instead of intense cardio. There has to be a point where I can eat a sandwich on regular bread and not think anything of it, right?  I mean, there is photographic evidence in my life that I was thin and I was capable of being a thin person. I will forever have those photos. So, do I keep trekking down that road? Do I stop and suddenly eat whatever normally is?

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Does it end when I just give up working out altogether? I don’t necessarily think that’s the best idea. I think that might screw me up more. Right now I don’t have a ton going on so I would need something to fill my time. Plus, that sounds like I’m basically asking myself to be more restrictive with food. Does it end when I have a baby? If I can even have one. Does it end when I eventually get my first teaching job? I don’t think I will be able to come home from work every day and do a 30-45 minute running session. I just don’t. Which scares the ever-loving daylights out of me. You can’t even fathom how terrifying that is to me. That’s a whole bunch of change just thrown at me at once. I’ll be a first year teacher, have a job from at least 7:30-4, have to figure out dinner, commutes, and I just don’t see how workouts can always be an everyday thing. It’s scary.

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This whole thought process of mine lately is scary. I just keep wondering…..what if I wasn’t a size 2, what if it was a size 4 or 6 instead. Would that change anything? Would people suddenly think I was ridiculous or would they even notice? I’m not saying I want to go from one extreme to another (which would be having a body weight that was no longer healthy for my height) I’m just saying that what if I finally got to live like a normal person?

Also, can I just go eat something from Sonic now???

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Link Love 4/24

First order of business! In case anymore cares, I changed our bedding a couple of days ago. Spring bedding! We got this pretty quilt as a wedding gift back in October and I’m so excited to finally use it. Plus it’s from one of my favorite places, Cracker Barrel 🙂

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Fun Things/Quizzes-

Which Sabrina The Teenage Witch Character Are You? by Brittney Stephens via PopSugar. Sabrina?? I’m not really seeing it but all right Popsugar.

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Did You Know There Used to Be an Official Date Night at Disneyland? – by Tara Block via PopSugar

Just another reason that I wished I lived during the 1950s-1960s 😦

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The Real-Life Salaries Of Your Favorite TV Characters– by Anne T. Donahue via Refinery29

Healthy/ Body Positive-

You Don’t Have To Believe What You Think– by Kylie via Yeah…Imma Eat That

The last part of this was absolutely hilarious

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This Is How Women Actually Feel About Their Bodies– Refinery 29 survey

This was fairly interesting.

Why I Work Out Less- & Am Healthier Than Ever– by Jessica Migala via Refinery29

My Addiction to Exercise Made Me Infertile– Alisa Schindler via Yahoo!

This is so similar to my habits that it’s truly, truly frightening.

Something that FINALLY came in the mail this week!!! 

As you should know by now, I’m kind of a child trapped in an adult body. I like to think that part of me is this way because I just love a lot of kid oriented things and the other part is because I’m an elementary teacher.

Anywho!

I ordered the children’s Christmas movie….The Tangerine Bear! I used to watch this alllll the time at my grandparent’s house. I’m way excited about it and a bit nostalgic.

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Also! Apparently in some places ( I assume big metropolitan type cities ) McDonald’s has a McMuffin type sandwich with chicken sausage!!! I NEED this in my life!