anonymous asked:

I don't want any of this to come off rude, but I'm just curious, you obviously love your body which is awesome, but you've said that you were 220+ pounds. You're gorgeous but do you plan to try to lose weight, or try to be healthier? Again I'm not meaning any of this in a rude way, and I know it's none of my business whether you are or aren't, but I'm just curious. I love your page by the way!

I almost deleted this message but I think it’s important.

You said you love my blog, so I’m assuming that you’ve probably read some of my posts about eating disorders. You may or may not be aware of this: I am an eating disorder survivor. I have spent the last few years recovering from a seemingly endlessly changing disorder that sucked the pleasure out of my life for nine years. That’s nine years of a much thinner me looking in the mirror and hating myself for eating just enough to survive. That’s nine years of obsessive exercise and diuretic abuse. That’s nine years of weighing myself every morning and counting every calorie ingested and burned. So when you ask if I am ever going to “try be healthier,” you are assuming that I am the way that I am due to some lack of effort on my part. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Beating my ED and learning to love myself was and is a fucking battle.

As for the other part of that question where you ask if I will ever try to lose any weight, let me just answer that one with a straight up no. I will never try to lose weight, ever again. Doesn’t mean I’ll never change anything about my habits if I need to, but that’s not the same thing as trying to “lose weight.” That’s an important distinction. I’m not going to try to alter myself if I’m comfortable with who I am just to fit into what the rest of the world considers to be the ideal. And neither should you.

I know you meant well with this message (since you framed your question in so very many nice compliments) and I hope you know I truly mean well with this response. What I’m trying to show you is that there is more than one way to be happy, and that you should never assume you know someone’s happiness or well-being better than they do.

Karen Train 58: Golden Crusade

So we have an electric fence around my house for my dog. And we’ve been training him so that every time he goes outside and goes to the bathroom, he will get a treat. So this morning, I wake up and see him waiting by the door to go out. So naturally I assume he just has to go to the bathroom. He went outside, sat down on the porch furniture for a few seconds in the sun, then came back inside, and went directly to where the treats are and nudged them. I am sitting here like you think this is a game, Beagle. You think every time you enjoy the sunshine you also get a treat. I swear he is too sassy for his own good.

I never want to diet or deprive myself of some of the foods I love but losing some weight would be nice!!

Could I stand to lose some lbs? Yes and I would like to if only I had a workout Buddy and by work out buddy I mean someone to go exploring with and maybe shoot some hoops, have a catch or throw a frisbee with. Not actually going to the gym to work out although I would consider that for the right price. I just never want to feel the need to have to go on a diet. I think diet is a bad word not bad just having healthy eating habits added to your life without ever depriving yourself of some of the foods you enjoy. I Never want to have to lose weight to get a date if you won’t date someone because of a little extra weight then they weren’t right for you in the first place!! :)

"Lifestyle Change"

I hate the term diet. Always have. If I start a diet on Monday, you can bet that by Tuesday afternoon I have forgotten all about that I am not allowing certain foods to cross my lips and, "Sure, why thank you, I’d love to take that extra piece of cheesecake off your hands!“ Ha. Eventually, I realize my mistake and begin hating on myself for it and we all know how the story of an emotional eater goes. 
I either crave food incessantly or am just not interested all together. Still, time after time I find myself "dieting”. Well now it stops. 

I WILL NEVER DIET AGAIN. That’s right people (And okay, I know this is my first post so i don’t even have people here yet but y'all will find me((I hope)) .) 

I will however, be taking on a lifestyle change tomorrow. I will plan my goals for the future regarding my mind, soul, and body. It is possible for all to become fit and I want to prove it to myself that I have what it takes wedged somewhere inside of me. 

And lastly, I hope that by doing taking better care of my body, mind, and soul, I will inspire myself to dream even bigger and inspire others to take charge of their being. 

How To Fix Your Metabolism And Never Diet Again
Do you hate your skinny friend who can eat and eat and not gain an ounce? I used to too! Thinner people have high metabolisms so they can burn food off and never have it turn into fat. Almost all overweight people have low metabolisms, which doesn’t allow them to burn off what they eat at the same rate of slender people do.So why are obese people’s metabolisms low? Why do fat people have constant hunger pangs, food cravings, and eat when they aren’t even hungry? The main reason for a low metabolism is an abnormal operating hypothalamus gland. But what causes this gland to become abnormal? There are many reasons: a clogged colon, a clogged liver, Candida yeast overgrowth, trans fats, growth hormones and antibiotics in food, food additives, not enough sun, not enough sleep, not enough walking, yo-yo dieting, nutritional deficiencies, eating genetically modified food, non-prescription and prescription drugs, high fructose corn syrup, chlorine and fluoride from the water you drink and bathe in, chemicals from shampoos and lotions you put on your skin, sugary drinks and excessive stress. How many of these bad boys apply to you? This list is scary, especially if more than 2 of these apply to you. But, these factors can be easily changed, and your low metabolism fixed to function the way it is supposed to, which means a thin you!Let’s take a closer look at why you have intense hunger and food cravings, where thin people do not.A clogged colon - if you are not having 2-3 bowel movements EVERYDAY you have a clogged colon. Colons get clogged from prescription and non-prescription drugs, not enough water, fiber or exercise - even just not enough walking enough can clog your colon. If your colon isn’t clean then your metabolism will stay slow, and your intense hunger and food cravings won’t go away.A clogged liver - practically every obese person tested has a sluggish, clogged liver. This is caused by trans fats, hydrogenated oils and artificial sweeteners. A clogged liver means a low metabolism and the perfect condition for storing extra body fat.Candida yeast overgrowth - our intestines have both good and bad bacteria. When we take antibiotics our good bacteria is destroyed, which allows bad bacteria, including Candida yeast to grow. Candida yeast causes gas and bloating, as well as intense cravings for bread, pasta and sugar.Not enough water - the average person is so dehydrated, and they don’t’ even realize it.Pop and sugary drinks - these bad boys block calcium absorption, which leads to nutritional deficiency that lowers your metabolism.Not enough sun - vitamin D is so good for us. The sun stimulates our metabolism and it helps relieve stress and depression.Not enough sleep - causes our cortisol levels to rise, keeping us in a constant state of stress, which can lead to obesity, and weight gain in general.Yo-Yo Dieting - this one is super aggravating. You go on a diet, lose weight just to gain it back, and then you do it again, and again, and maybe even again. And the worst part (as if the misery of dieting isn’t enough) you actually lower your body’s internal thermostat and your natural, internal body weight set point. Every time you do this, diet on, diet off, diet on, you actually lower your metabolism!This list goes far beyond what I have outlined. If you are overweight this list is probably overwhelming, knowing how unhealthy you are inside and how your abnormally low metabolism is keeping you fat. The good news is you can correct your metabolism quickly and easily, and be on your way to a healthy, thinner you.By Kate Cameron

How To Fix Your Metabolism And Never Diet Again

metabolism, Fix Your Metabolism, Never Diet

via beststepsonweightloss

Here we go again! Day #1

I know, it’s like my 10th day #1 in the last year but fuck it, gotta keep at it!

As always, I have my reasons for not staying on the diet BUT they’re just excuses. PLUS, I have the heart of fatty so when I’m not dieting, I’m not controlling myself - not even a little bit lol. What can I say, I love food!

Anyways, today is a new day and this is my new name - The Keto Dude, formally known as Do The Keto - new name, new start, new drive to stay strong and Keto on!

About 30 lbs up from my lowest (SMH) can’t wait to get back to it!

Note: All old links automatically redirect to links.

Friendly reminder: All my likes and follow backs come from my primary blog: nandopresentz

Feel free to leave a comment, suggestion and/or a question.

aw man

you know what happens when the nutrisystem box gets delivered?

1. there will be no REAL food

2. no more bringing food in from outside the house

3. say good bye to the desert menu

4. no matter what they say YOUR on the diet too


go ahead and eat in proportion but


Let it be known that bettydice is my goddess of chocolate Chocolate? Nope, no chocolates here I mean whut? provision. I mean–what is even *reads wrapper* marzipan! Omfg why is marzipan so delicious?

We don’t get much marzipan desserts here because something about tropical climate something humidity something something. Cakes here are often decorated with that…that sugar layer, not ganache. That’s the chocolate thing. Gouache is…not it either. That’s paint. I’m a dumbass. FONDANT! Yeah, that’s the kind of decorative dessert topping thing that we have.

Point is! I’ve now discovered marzipan, and it is glorious. Choirs of angels are singing in my mouth and all that jazz. 

And these Ritter Sport chocolates! We have them here, but we have the more usual milk, white, and dark chocolates. I’ve never seen these ones before AND THEY’RE SO TINY I LOVE IT, and they all need to be in my mouth right now. I may or may not have opened the box and indulged in a few pieces in the middle of rush hour traffic.

And what is this? Fruit flavored taffies? I am dead. Bury me. Deep into the Earth and just keep going until it reaches the other side because then I’ll be that much closer to Germany, and Betty, and delicious sweets. ><

EDIT: I just googled what would happen if I tunneled a hole straight through the Earth, and NOPE. Never mind. I will end up nowhere near Germany. Instead, I will land in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean a little bit east of South America.