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Why do you live in your body like you will be given another? As if it were temporary. You starve it, you let no-one touch it, you berate it. Tell it that should be completely different. You tug at your soft flesh, wish it thinner, wish it gone. You fall in love with those who praise the way it sighs under their hands, but who praises the way it holds up your weight, even when you are falling apart? — Warsan Shire
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Anonymous asked: Many years back, I dated this guy I met on the internet. For years we dated on and off. He was temperamental and always left for weeks, months. I took him back every time. Things were sketchy. He had different aliases throughout the years. Naively, I stuck around. Few years ago, I received a confession - the person I had such strong feelings for all that time turned out to be a girl. Lately, I've been thinking so much of her. We're there when one needs the other. I'm so lost and confused...
Something crazy happens when we are alone. We start to romanticize even the worst relationships. She was there when you needed her? Doesn’t seem like it. Your relationships was lies, deceit, and more lies. It’s ok to feel lost, but one thing you don’t have to be confused about is whether or not this person is a good person to have in your life. The answer is no, they are not. You’re worth more than that. Save your heart for someone who makes a real effort to be with you. ♥
letsgetproud asked: Great Tumblr You got!!
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Anonymous asked: Erm This sounds really disgusting and it is but when i was little after eating/sometimes in between meals id go toilet and poo,like id force myself to poo to get the food out and now i can just poo on demand and thats since i was a little girl and idk if thats bad? Like i still do it now and i restrict also and ern idk if i have a problem?:/
Food has to be digested before it becomes (ahem) poo, so off-hand, I wouldn’t think you aren’t getting nutrients. But this is something I’ve never heard of, and if it concerns you, I would speak to a doctor. I do, however, know a lot about restricting…and that IS a problem. Our bodies trust that we will be feeding it appropriately and regularly, when we begin to do otherwise, our bodies stop trusting, and therefore begin functioning differently. Metabolism can slow, cravings can be intensified, food becomes the end all and be all of our thoughts…etc. It’s not worth it. I know that all too well. ♥
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Anonymous asked: Your site is amazing and I love it. It's powerful and the pictures are so inspiring!
Thanks for the love! I’m so happy to have created an inspiring, safe place. Hugs to you! You’re welcome anytime. ♥
Anonymous asked: I don't have an eating disorder, but I do struggle with depression, anxiety, and occasional cutting. Sometimes I restrict/purge a bit (~600 calories/day), to punish myself and because I wish I were emaciated and visibly suffering. But I've never stuck with it for more than a few weeks or lost more than 5 lbs. I know I'm lucky not to have an ED, but I can't help thinking that I'm not "good enough" to have one, and it's just another example of not being able to control myself. How stupid is that?
Eating Disorders don’t always look like what we see on tv or read about online. And darling, you may very well have one. ED-NOS is the most common and most deadly eating disorder because it is often mistakenly seen as “not serious”. People do not seek treatment for fear of not being sick enough. But the thing is, having that thought is a symptom of being that sick.
You’re not stupid for thinking this way. Your thinking in skewed by a very real problem that needs addressing. No amount of restricting and purging is ok for your body or your spirit. Please find a therapist. It is evident to me that you have extreme self-hatred. And you don’t have to live this way. ♥
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