RULES, RULES. This is important. You need to set rules for yourself,
and if you are truly ana, you will have no problem sticking to them
because you are STRONG! Rules are everything. Examples: Don’t eat
anything white. Do not, under any circumstances, eat after 6:00. Don’t
eat before 3:00. Cut each bite into x amount of pieces, chew x amount of
times. Do not eat anything that has over 3 grams of fat. Make your own
and keep adding to them.
Ana must be the center of your life.
a full glass of water before you eat and then sip a full glass between
bites, you’ll get full much faster. Remember it takes 20 minutes for the
brain to realize the stomach is full.
denser food because it feels like more. Light and fluffy foods compact
in your digestive tract and you will feel hungry soon after.
Take out only the amount of food you plan to eat and don’t allow seconds.
before you eat. Don’t eat while distracted (TV, etc). Stop and consider
if you really want to eat that then consciously give yourself
4 100-calorie meals is better than one 400-calorie meal.
eat anything bigger than about a cup, your stomach will expand and
you’ll get hungry more. If you need to, eat more frequently, not bigger
and other “healthy” bars and shakes have more carbs and calories than
in the meal they’re intended to replace. Stay away.
at least a glass of water every hour. It’s better for weight loss to
sip throughout the day than to chug a full glass (except before eating,
in which case it can make you eat less, or make you slightly nauseous so
you don’t want to eat at all). Try keeping a water bottle somewhere
you’ll see it a lot, like every 10-20 minutes, and take a drink from it
every time you see it/notice it.
up to a shot of apple cider vinegar before eating, it’s supposed to
minimize fat absorption. Also speeds metabolism and can help curb
cravings. Drinking more than a shot causes a vague nausea which helps
Ice or gum are good food substitutes. Celery works too if you’re really hungry.
small, dark colored plates. Dark blue or black makes you eat less, and
smaller plates and utensils cause you to take smaller portions from the
a list of “bad” foods. Periodically, cross one of the list and pledge
to never, ever eat it again. Eventually there will be none left.
in front of a mirror, naked or in underwear if possible. If you can’t,
carry a picture of yourself in a revealing outfit and look at it when
you want to eat. When you have cravings pinch your fat and look at your
problem areas, don’t add to them!
Eat a lot of fiber for digestive health and low calories.
a methodical routine for eating. Cut food into tiny pieces, count your
bites and the number of times you chew, set your utensils down between
bites, and sip water between bites. Add other rules or rituals of your
higher-calorie items earlier in the day so you have more time to burn
them off; if you eat late eat light or it will be more likely to be
stored as fat due to inactivity. Try not to eat too late, sleep burns
calories and is a good opportunity to burn fat with little effort. The
body must burn through all digesting food before taking energy from
stored food (fat).
you go out, take very little money or only enough to buy whatever
non-food item you plan on buying. This will make it harder to buy food
take bites, either from others’ food or while cooking, as the calories
add up surprisingly fast and you may not realize how much extra you’re
down everything you eat and its calories. This will make you think
before eating and also make you more aware of how much food and calories
you are actually consuming. You can also write down other things such
as how you’re feeling, who you’re with, place, time, and why you chose
to eat it, this will help you track patterns in your eating behavior.
Wear a rubber band around your wrist and snap it when you want to eat. Food = pain.
a time you cannot eat past. 6:00 or 7:00pm are good choices. This is
especially helpful if you are prone to night binging. Then make a rule
that you cannot eat before 6:00 or 7:00AM, this is like having a 12-hr
fast every day.
shouldn’t eat for at least 3 hours before going to bed. The extra hours
will help burn off the calories. If you eat soon before sleeping, you
absorb more calories due to inactivity and you put on weight.
Have a peppermint or peppermint tea. Peppermint decreases hunger.
Brush your teeth when you want to eat. The clean feeling and mint aftertaste will put you off food.
Press on your stomach when it grumbles. TUMS also stop stomach growling and have calcium.(5 calories a piece so be careful!)
a list of all the reasons you want to be thin and avoid food. Look at
it when you want to eat to remind yourself why you won’t. Or, write a
new list every time you want to eat. It’ll distract you, postpone
eating, and thinking of the reasons will inspire you.
a ribbon the size you want your waist to be. wrap and tie it around
your wrist like a bracelet. Every time you look at it you’ll be reminded
of your goals. When you’re tempted, take it off and wrap it around your
waist. See how close you are, or how far you have to go, and resist the
leave at least one bite of food on your plate. This will help you to be
able to stop eating and prevent binges. It will also stop you from
compulsively finishing portions even when you have eaten enough.
Save $1 for every meal you don’t eat, then use the money to buy yourself a non-food present.
Friends will only get in the way. Avoid them until you reach your goals.
eat in secret. This is a terrible habit that leads to compulsive
binging. If you wouldn’t eat it in front of all your friends you
shouldn’t be eating it at all! Also if you only eat around other people
they will know that you do eat and assume you eat alone as well, thus
lessening suspicion that you have an ED.
eat out of a box or jar. Always eat from a plate or bowl. This will
help you in several ways: You will see how much you are really eating;
you can determine in advance how much you will eat and not go back for
seconds; using a small plate or bowl will make you eat even less; you
can count/measure out an exact serving and know the accurate amount of
calories you are consuming.
Give clothes to Goodwill as they get too big for you. Don’t keep them around “just in case.”
If you live alone, put thinspo and/or reverse thinspo pictures on the pantry and refrigerator. A mirror works well too.
you have hunger pangs, picture your stomach eating away your fat, and
that what you feel is the feeling of thinness and your fat burning
Coffee is an appetite suppressant. Drink it black or with Splenda or other no-calorie sweetener.
your bites, and the number of times you chew them. Plan in advance how
many bites you can have. Then make them smaller or use smaller
Paint your nails so you can’t eat until the polish dries. Teeth whitening strips are good too.
water before eating. If you’re still hungry, drink green tea or broth.
If you still need to eat, you’ll eat less than you would have.
low-calorie foods with strong flavors. Sometimes you’re craving taste,
not food. For bouillon, use less water than is recommended. Peppermints,
pickles, peppers, and mustard are good choices.
Do not eat anything unless you know the exact amount of calories in it.
Chew gum while cooking. That way you can’t take bites while it is cooking, and you won’t want to eat it once it’s done.
Keep food out of sight, not sitting out, and stay away from food and the kitchen to keep your mind off it.
Keep a pocket thinspo in your wallet with your cash so you won’t spend money on food.
For sweet cravings, lick a chopstick and dip it into a diet Swiss Miss pack.
your current weight on one hand, and your goal weight on the other.
When you go to eat, you’ll be reminded how fat you are, and how skinny
you could be.
The Four D’s: Distance yourself from food. Distract yourself. Delay eating Decide what your goals really are.
tea raises metabolism and is very good for the skin and overall health.
Drink it in the morning to increase metabolism for the day. Add lemon
to make it more effective and to add a detoxifying aspect.
Hot water with lemon is another good morning drink.
foods raise metabolism, if you don’t like them you can take cayenne
pepper capsules available in supplement section of drugstores or health
apple cider vinegar is said to raise metabolism, have a few
tablespoons, can also be mixed in water (with lemon would be best) or
used as salad dressing.
the morning with stretching to wake up your muscles, the morning is
also the best time to exercise because your body will use stored food
(fat) as fuel instead of food you ate. It also processes food better
throughout the day and gives you more energy if you exercise in the
at least 6 hours of sleep each night, less than this can decrease
metabolism by 10% and increase appetite by 15%. You look better and feel
better when you have more sleep also if you’re sleeping then you’re not
Keep good posture, it burns 10% more calories throughout the day. You also look better.
Vitamin B6 and B12 raise metabolism and give you energy.
Eating protein increases your metabolic rate by 14%.
How about the lions becoming human or whatever race with a side of langst?
Fuck yes!!!!!! Mama Blue to the rescue!!!!!! :D
The new ability had come out of nowhere. One minute Pidge was frustrated with a new upgrade, and the next a human version of her Lion was pointing out what was wrong with the programming.
After that, a human form became available to Black, Yellow, and even Red. Green looked quite similar to Pidge’s mother, Colleen. Black explained that they chose their form based on an important female figure in their Paladin’s life, with a few differences. Like Green having bright lime colored hair and golden eyes.
The hair color matched the Lion’s metal, and all of their eyes were golden. They were a physical manifestation of their own Quintessence, while their metal bodies stayed put.
And yet, Blue still didn’t have her human form. That function was damaged, and she’d had no time to repair it since she’d been reactivated.
Lance didn’t blame her one bit, but he did feel slightly jealous every time he saw Hunk and Yellow, a bubbly yet bulky blonde reminiscent of Hunk’s mother, chatting away and baking in the kitchen or Keith actually laughing while training with Red, who may have been short and slim figured but was fast on her feet.
What really hurt, was that nobody seemed to care about it. Their Lions took his place as the friendly guy to the team. Pidge had Green to keep her active, Hunk had Yellow to soothe his anxiety, Shiro had Black to calm his flashbacks or nightmares, Keith had Red to tell him when to stop training for the day. Nobody needed him around anymore.
Most of his time was spent in Blue’s cockpit, blurting out his frustrations and worries and fears while she hummed to him to calm him, upset she couldn’t assure his worth with words like she wished to do. He didn’t know if anybody even noticed that he was hardly around anymore, aside from missions. He kept it to himself, knowing that the Lions made his team happy, he couldn’t be selfish and beg for attention. He was raised better than that.
The tipping point was during a mission to destroy a Galran main support ship. They had formed Voltron to fight back, but that’s where everything went to Hell. An overcharged laser cannon hit Blue, inflicting horrifying damage and actually snapping the leg off of the main body. They were forced to split up, Blue returning to her previous Lion form but unable to move as her pilot wasn’t responsive.
Blue was sent flying at high speeds into a planet so very very far away from her sisters, crashing into a black ocean that felt thick and heavy against her metal skin as they sunk to the planet’s ice cold core.
Her Lance was bleeding, badly. He was burnt and sliced up from the electricity of the laser. She drew in power from the sludgy ocean and forced herself to form a human body inside her own cockpit. Fluffy, curly blue hair bounced around her tan shoulders as her slim, twiggy body smoothed out her blue t-shirt and jean shorts, grimacing at the sticky dark red liquid staining her bare feet.
Wasting no time, she hurried to where her first aid kit was stored and pulled out everything, more than a little frantic. She almost slid on the bloody floor while dashing back, but she caught herself and pulled away his armor, leaving him in his black undersuit. She’d left a working light on before she’d shifted, as it was pitch dark outside her windows, and proceeded to tend to the burns and slashes carefully.
She pulled him onto the floor with her, and tucked his head onto her chest, purring soothingly, light glinting off of her golden eyes. She tilted her head back to look at the ceiling.
She hoped her sisters found them soon.
If you want a part two, let me know! Instead, have this Mama Blue and langst ;)
I’ve gotta go cook dinner right now, but I’ll be back in a bit!
1. Drink one glass of water every hour. It will make you feel full. 2.
Drink ice cold water. Your body will burn calories just getting the
water to a normal temperature to digest. Also it is great for your
complexion. 3. Drink 3 cups of green tea daily. It will help boost your metabolism, plus its anti-oxidants make your skin look great. 4. Take vitamins daily. Do not take vitamins on an empty stomache, otherwise they have nothing to catalyze with. 5. Eat ice or gum when hungry. This will make your body think it had food without the calories. 6. Do aerobics until you want to faint. 7. Eat spicy foods. They raise your metabolism. 8. Take cold showers because your body will burn calories to heat you back up. 9. DON’T take laxatives. They don’t help you to lose weight. 10. DON’T use diruretics. They only dehydrate you. 11. Brush your teeth constantly so you won’t be tempted to eat afterwards. 12. Weat a rubberband around your wrist. Snap it when you want to eat. 13.
Clean something gross (toilet, litter box, boyfriend’s closet) when you
want to eat. You will not want to eat after cleaning a litter box. 14. Keep your hair in good condition so no one will suspect anything. 15. Get a job so you’ll have to work through meal times. 16. Exercise twice the amount of calories eaten. 17. Use smaller plates and utensils so it seems like you ate more. 18.
Chew eat bite of food thoroughly and then take a sip of water between
bites. You will feel full quicker and will not eat as much. 19. Say
you are going to eat at a friend’s house and instead go for a walk. You
will be burning calories instead of taking them in. 20. Buy clothes
that you can’t fit into and hang them wear you can see them. This will
motivate you to lose weight to fit into them. 21. Sleep at least six hours a day. If you get less than six this can lower your metabolism by 15%. 22. If you start to feel hungry do situps or punch yourself in the stomach. You will not feel hungry anymore. 23. Pamper yourself! Give yourself a facial, paint your nails, anything to make you feel pretty. 24.
Make yourself a snack, but instead of eating it throw it away. Leave
the dirty dishes whereyour parents can find them. They will think you
ate. 25. Prepare a list of excuses as to why you can’t eat - You’re
sick, you’re a vegetarian, allergic, etc. You’d be amazed at how many
good excuses there are. 26. Get out of your house! If you’re not sitting around then people can’t start shit with you about not eating. 27. Join a pro-ana group or start your own website. Anything that will keep you motivated. 28.
Make an ANA scrapbook with pics of skinny models. Right down all the
reasons you want to lose weight. Keep track of everything you eat. Look
at it daily for thinsperation. 29. Keep good posture, burns 10% more calories when you sit up straight. 30. Instead of food, buy something else, a new shirt, flowers, jewelrey etc. 31.
Make a list of all the “bad” foods that you crave and tend to binge on.
Each day, pick one to take out of your diet that you absolutely, no
matter what, cannot eat again. Take one off the list each day until
there are no more bad foods you can have. 32. Avoid alcohol! A shot
of liquor has 100-120 calories, a glass of wine has 80 calories, a lite
beer has 110-120 calories, and a regular beer has 140-170 calories. 33. Never eat anything bigger than about a cup, your stomach will expand and then you’ll get hungry more. 34. Eat in front of a mirror naked. See how much you can eat then! 35. The smell of coffee is suppose to supress appetite. 36.
Wear perfectly applied lip gloss. It makes you more aware of what’s
going in your mouth. Also, flavored ones help with cravings. 37. Have
6 small meals a day. Take 2 apples, and split them so you can make 6
meals out of them. That way your body will be tricked into thinking it’s
eating more. 38. Low calorie hot chocolate curbs chocolate cravings, and makes you feel full. 39. Take anti-heartburn pills if you’re really hungry. They nuetralize the acid that builds and makes you hungry. 40. Take a picture of yourself wearing a bathing suit or something equally revealing, look at it when you want to eat. 41. It takes 20 minutes for the brain to realize the stomach is full. 42. When you get hunger pains curl into a ball, it makes them go away. 43. If you’re a smoker and hungry, light up a cigarette. It curbs your appetite. 44.
Eat lots of fiber. It makes you feel full and takes fat with it out of
your body. The natural cleansing helps improve both your energy level
and overall feeling of wellness. 45. Before you dig into that cake,
bag of chips, candy, or whatever, take a deep breath and count to 100.
Usually by the time you get to 100 you will have convinced yourself that
you don’t really want it. 46. When you’re hungry chug 2 glasses (or
how many you need) of straight water. It’ll make you so full and
nauseous you will have completely lost your appetite. 47. Celery
actually burns calories. Every hour eat a stalk of it. Not only will it
fill you up, but it will also get your metabolism kickin’. 48. Weigh
yourslef before and after every time you eat. Not only will it eliminate
unnecessary eating, but it will make you want to eat less when you see
the numbers creep up. 49. Read the nutritional information. Remember,
fat-free does not mean calorie-free. Also keep an eye on fiber content.
Get as much fiber into your diet as you can, while cutting fat and
calories. 50. Don’t eat a lot at once. Spread your food throughout
the day. This will help to avoid binging and keep your metabolism going. 51.
If you like to drink alcohol, you’ll like this. Make a rule: You can
only drink every time you lose 2lbs. So, if you lose 4lbs a week, you
can drink Friday and Saturday night. However, if you only lose 2lbs a
week, you only get to drink one night. 52. Do not eat in front of the computer or TV. This distracts you from recognizing you’re full. 53. Save the money you would have spent on that meal in a jar. Save it in a bottle instead and watch it grow. 54.
Stay away from Slim-fast and other so-called “healthy” candy bars and
shakes… one look at the nutition facts will tell you why. With all the
carbs and excess calories you may as well go eat a freakin pie or
something. Not to mention the rediculous prices… save yourself the
money, and the calories. 55. Instead of buying food, buy yourself flowers. Food is depressing, but flowers make you happy. 56. When having cravings drink a couple glasses of water with slices of lemons and count to 100 and it should go away. 57. Eating 100 cals 4 times a day is better than eating a 400 cal meal. 58.
An occasional binge doesn’t hurt, in fact it’s quite beneficial if you
have reached a plateau (stopped losing weight). Your body will think you
have stopped starving yourself, and you will drop at least a pound
overnight! Just don’t binge too regularly! 59. Someone told me that
if you take a pure cold bath for 15-30 min and lower your body temp,
your body burns around 200 cals for every degree it has to raise itself
to reach a normal body temperture. This person tried it, a 30 min bath
lowered their temp about 3-4 degrees
Hey, I'm writing this story and I have all my characters planned along with a few main points of the plot. Now, I'm writing a pirate fantasy romance story and I wanted some advice on it, especially on the relationship with the pirate and the main girl. Since most of the story will be set on the pirate ship I needed some help on things that could happen between them on it to get them to get close (The girl is captured by the way). Also about parts of pirate ships if it's too much.
Ooooh boy did you come to the right person! I know a few things about pirates and definitely knows the parts of a ship. I’d say “don’t get me started on pirates” but I’m afraid it’s too late.
Let’s talk about the ship first, since familiarity with it well help you set the scenes more naturally, and then we’ll brainstorm some things that they could do together on board.
First of all, let’s talk about types of ships. There isn’t just one established “pirate ship” that all pirates use. Ships were designed and redesigned for different purposes and conditions- some were built for speed, some for cargo, some for long voyages or harsh conditions, some for defense and some for attack. No single ship would ever be completely perfect- if you want your ship to be fast, for example, you might have to sacrifice some cargo space, which meant a smaller crew and less months at sea before you have to make port to re-stock again.
However, with all that being said, there was definitely some favorites. While it’s true that pirates from different parts of the world sometimes preferred different ships, the most common and popular would probably be the sloop. (Yes, I know it’s a funny word, lots of ships had funny names.)
Sloops were a favorite among pirates because they were slim and fast, which made them great for intercepting other ships and escaping attacks themselves. They typically only had 1 or very rarely 2-3 masts, and usually had up to 75 crew members, at its largest, and a max of 14 cannons, which is pretty darn good.
Of course there are other options, depending on the needs of your particular pirates. Another popular option was the brigantine, which was not nearly as fast, but better suited for the long term, with a crew closer to 100 members and usually around 12 cannons.
I know more ships, but let’s not get carried away. Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting parts of the ship.
Port= left, starboard= right, stern=back, and bow=front. When you refer to something as being “aft”, you mean it’s towards the back of the ship, towards stern. When something is “fore”, it means it is found closer to the front of the ship, or the bow.
The head= the toilet
The Helm= the “steering wheel” of the ship
First, let’s know our decks. As you probably know, the deck is the top part of the ship, the wood that you walk on and where you see most of the action take place in movies, but there are different names for the different parts of the deck. The “poop deck” is the highest part, usually raised above the captain’s quarters, which was typically found “aft”, towards the back of the ship. The quarterdeck, on the other hand, is the important deck, usually where the captain or quartermaster stands and gives the orders. The big part is just called the deck or main deck.
The Captain’s quarters were briefly mentioned- the captain was the only one who had his own residence, and they were typically pretty luxurious.
Now the actually somewhat interesting parts.
NOT “The Crow’s Nest”!!!: The part you know as the “crow’s nest” is not actually called a crow’s nest, or at least, not on a pirate ship. That’s actually whaling terminology. The platform at the top of the mast is actually called the “top” or “fighting top” and yes, it can be used for scouting out land or obstacles, but it was actually known for a being a good place to sit with a gun and shoot your enemies on the deck, like a pirate sniper.
The Forecastle: This is the quarters of the crew. Often times in stories I see the crew each having their own cabins, or at the most, a roommate or two. That’s not exactly how it worked on an actual ship. Not that they actually spent much time in the bunk- it was really just a place to sleep when not on duty.
The Bilge: The is the bottom part of the ship. Dark, dank, musty, gross, but also the first place to tell if you have a leak. If you do have a leak, you want to run down to the bilge and fix them quickly, because if it fills up, you’re going down.
The Mast: There are actually different names for the different masts, depending on how many your ship has. If you have a speedy ship, it’s probably slow and you probably only have the one “main mast.” If the mast is destroyed, it’s not uncommon to build an emergency one really fast, called the “jury mast”- since you do need a mast to sail. The mast is the big wooden pole in the middle from which the sails are hung.
The Yardarm: This is the long pole that goes across the mast to hold the sails. I included it because it was also a popular place to hang people on.
Gangway/Gangplank: They’re actually different things. The gangWAY is the passages along the side of a ship, like a hallway. The gangPLANK is what is set down to walk on between ship and pier.
In honesty, all of the sails and lines have different names and purposes too, but I’m not going to get too into it right now. You can find some of them on websites like this or this.
Now for what they can do together…
A lot depends on their status on board. If the girl has been captured, determine how her captivity is taking place. If she’s being locked in the brig or cabin, their first interactions might involve them bringing her food or care, etc.
- It’s also possible that they are made to guard her, and hours of boredom turns to conversation after a while
It also matters what role the pirate has on board the ship.Here is an idea of roles on board a pirate ship.
If she has some amount of freedom (it is a ship at sea, what’s she gonna do, run away?), that will open up some more possibilities.
If the girl is curious, she might be interested in seeing how the ship is run. Or, the captain could potentially decide to make her help out with things. She is an extra pair of hands, after all.
There are lots of tasks involved within the running of a ship. She doesn’t necessarily have to be doing the sailing- she could help out in the galley, sew sails or clothes, maintain weapons, and so on.
Maybe she is made to do some tasks, but she doesn’t know how, and they take pity and try to help her out a little
There’s nothing like a nice emergency to make people work together. Being forced to work together for survival- a storm, a mutiny, an attack,etc- is a great bonding experience for anyone.
Perhaps the girl has something that the pirate wants, depending on her background. A random example- perhaps she has an educated background, and the pirate has something that they need read, or written, or something else. Really, it could be any knowledge that she has that they might be interested in.
Maybe she has something they want to know, so they’re nice to her in trying to get information, but then end up actually becoming close
Conversely, maybe she is interested in something that they can do, and keeps talking to them about it until their interest becomes mutual
I’m going to have to wrap this up, as it exciting as it is, my inbox is flooding, but I hope this helps some! Good luck, sounds like fun! Hit me up for any additional help with pirates or otherwise!
Anyone else doing the Slim Fast diet, by any chance? I just started, and I think it’d be so much easier to have a diet buddy I can chat with who is going through the same kind of thing. My friends are awesome, but they also really like to feed me and don’t quite seem to understand why I want to diet. xD
Sooo, anyone doing that thing? Or a different diet? And want a diet buddy?