mandyqueenofsquats:

Sometimes I still find it difficult to accept that my BED is a real thing and that I’m in “recovery”, when everywhere I turn, the majority of EDs frequently acknowledged and accepted are anorexia and bulimia (and all variations of).

You are NOT alone. STILL I feel like an imposter when it comes to EDs. STILL I feel like the fat kid who just has no self-control or self-respect. I still remember health class in high school, where we learned about the dangers of anorexia and bulimia. Period.
Please note: I am not in any way downplaying the severity of either of those EDs. I don’t even know if BED was recognized as a thing back then. But it is. Boy, is it ever.

run-rhianna-run:

I’ve just realised it’s August next week. NEXT WEEK. How is it that time again?! Who wants to be my blog of August?? (One of my last BOTMs gained over 700 followers!!)
This will be my LAST BOTM for a little while. I’m going to be too busy in September what with being in Greece for two weeks then moving house straight afterwards! And whether I do one in October or not depends on how much work I have for Uni straight away.
So this is your last chance for a little while! <3
What do you have to do?
MBF me and my current BOTM, Katie! I’ve had such an amazing month with Katie, she’s so kind and lovely and beautiful and even if you don’t want to be my BOTM August then you should follow her anyway!
Reblog this post! (Likes are okay for bookmarking but will be ignored otherwise, sorry!)
Healthy (fitness/health/yoga etc related) blogs only please. No ED blogs.
Some other stuff to take into account, but that aren’t essential :)
I don’t post any bodyspo, so as little bodyspo as possible is a plus! Don’t know what bodyspo is? Click here!
I like to know who I’m following, so personal posts, a personal page or an ‘about me’ is a massive plus as well.
If you want to message me then that’s cool! This isn’t compulsory, I just like to talk to you guys! :) Please don’t inundate my ask box with questions filled with why I should pick you, though. That’s not cool.
Check out my YouTube Channel and my Lifestyle Blog and give them a subscribe if you like them! Let me know if you do because I’m giving solo promos to those who subscribe whether you’re picked as my BOTM or not :)
What’s in it for you?
I’ll make a post on you about your journey, philosophy, character, and why you’re so amazing and beautiful and wonderful. See Katie’s post here!
This post will also be permanently on my past BOTM page
You’ll have a permanent spot on my favourite blogs page
You’ll have a separate BOTM link on the top navigation bar on my blog and a box in my links dedicated to you.
You can have a screenie/solo promo whenever you want one. Seriously, just ask me and I’ll promote you to all of my 7,000+ beautiful followers!
You’ll have a MBF in every promo I do throughout the month.
You’ll be automatically included AND bolded in any promo I do throughout the month.
You’ll gain a NEW BEST FRIEND!! (Me!!) Who wouldn’t want that?? I’m pretty friendly!
I’ll be hand-picking my BOTM on 31st July and you will be informed and announced on 1st August! You will then be my BOTM until 31st August :)
Little plus: I’ll be looking through EVERY SINGLE blog, and if I like you then I’ll follow you anyway!
Happy reblogging, everybody!
Much love, Rhianna xxxxxx
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run-rhianna-run:

I’ve just realised it’s August next week. NEXT WEEK. How is it that time again?! Who wants to be my blog of August?? (One of my last BOTMs gained over 700 followers!!)
This will be my LAST BOTM for a little while. I’m going to be too busy in September what with being in Greece for two weeks then moving house straight afterwards! And whether I do one in October or not depends on how much work I have for Uni straight away.
So this is your last chance for a little while! <3
What do you have to do?
MBF me and my current BOTM, Katie! I’ve had such an amazing month with Katie, she’s so kind and lovely and beautiful and even if you don’t want to be my BOTM August then you should follow her anyway!
Reblog this post! (Likes are okay for bookmarking but will be ignored otherwise, sorry!)
Healthy (fitness/health/yoga etc related) blogs only please. No ED blogs.
Some other stuff to take into account, but that aren’t essential :)
I don’t post any bodyspo, so as little bodyspo as possible is a plus! Don’t know what bodyspo is? Click here!
I like to know who I’m following, so personal posts, a personal page or an ‘about me’ is a massive plus as well.
If you want to message me then that’s cool! This isn’t compulsory, I just like to talk to you guys! :) Please don’t inundate my ask box with questions filled with why I should pick you, though. That’s not cool.
Check out my YouTube Channel and my Lifestyle Blog and give them a subscribe if you like them! Let me know if you do because I’m giving solo promos to those who subscribe whether you’re picked as my BOTM or not :)
What’s in it for you?
I’ll make a post on you about your journey, philosophy, character, and why you’re so amazing and beautiful and wonderful. See Katie’s post here!
This post will also be permanently on my past BOTM page
You’ll have a permanent spot on my favourite blogs page
You’ll have a separate BOTM link on the top navigation bar on my blog and a box in my links dedicated to you.
You can have a screenie/solo promo whenever you want one. Seriously, just ask me and I’ll promote you to all of my 7,000+ beautiful followers!
You’ll have a MBF in every promo I do throughout the month.
You’ll be automatically included AND bolded in any promo I do throughout the month.
You’ll gain a NEW BEST FRIEND!! (Me!!) Who wouldn’t want that?? I’m pretty friendly!
I’ll be hand-picking my BOTM on 31st July and you will be informed and announced on 1st August! You will then be my BOTM until 31st August :)
Little plus: I’ll be looking through EVERY SINGLE blog, and if I like you then I’ll follow you anyway!
Happy reblogging, everybody!
Much love, Rhianna xxxxxx
Zoom Info

run-rhianna-run:

I’ve just realised it’s August next week. NEXT WEEK. How is it that time again?! Who wants to be my blog of August?? (One of my last BOTMs gained over 700 followers!!)

This will be my LAST BOTM for a little while. I’m going to be too busy in September what with being in Greece for two weeks then moving house straight afterwards! And whether I do one in October or not depends on how much work I have for Uni straight away.

So this is your last chance for a little while! <3

What do you have to do?

  • MBF me and my current BOTM, Katie! I’ve had such an amazing month with Katie, she’s so kind and lovely and beautiful and even if you don’t want to be my BOTM August then you should follow her anyway!
  • Reblog this post! (Likes are okay for bookmarking but will be ignored otherwise, sorry!)
  • Healthy (fitness/health/yoga etc related) blogs only please. No ED blogs.

Some other stuff to take into account, but that aren’t essential :)

  • I don’t post any bodyspo, so as little bodyspo as possible is a plus! Don’t know what bodyspo is? Click here!
  • I like to know who I’m following, so personal posts, a personal page or an ‘about me’ is a massive plus as well.
  • If you want to message me then that’s cool! This isn’t compulsory, I just like to talk to you guys! :) Please don’t inundate my ask box with questions filled with why I should pick you, though. That’s not cool.
  • Check out my YouTube Channel and my Lifestyle Blog and give them a subscribe if you like them! Let me know if you do because I’m giving solo promos to those who subscribe whether you’re picked as my BOTM or not :)

What’s in it for you?

  • I’ll make a post on you about your journey, philosophy, character, and why you’re so amazing and beautiful and wonderful. See Katie’s post here!
  • This post will also be permanently on my past BOTM page
  • You’ll have a permanent spot on my favourite blogs page
  • You’ll have a separate BOTM link on the top navigation bar on my blog and a box in my links dedicated to you.
  • You can have a screenie/solo promo whenever you want one. Seriously, just ask me and I’ll promote you to all of my 7,000+ beautiful followers!
  • You’ll have a MBF in every promo I do throughout the month.
  • You’ll be automatically included AND bolded in any promo I do throughout the month.
  • You’ll gain a NEW BEST FRIEND!! (Me!!) Who wouldn’t want that?? I’m pretty friendly!

I’ll be hand-picking my BOTM on 31st July and you will be informed and announced on 1st August! You will then be my BOTM until 31st August :)

Little plus: I’ll be looking through EVERY SINGLE blog, and if I like you then I’ll follow you anyway!

Happy reblogging, everybody!

Much love, Rhianna xxxxxx

fitchris25:

There are over 12,000 of you wonderful people following my blog!
I’m not exactly sure why. But I’m not going to question your life decisions.
So let’s do an UNLIMITED promo!
-Must be following fitchris25
-UNLIMITED reblogs (until I delete the original post….healthy/fitness blogs only, please)
I will post a list of ten blogs and a random solo screenshot promo for every 50 reblogs

fitchris25:

There are over 12,000 of you wonderful people following my blog!

I’m not exactly sure why. But I’m not going to question your life decisions.

So let’s do an UNLIMITED promo!

-Must be following fitchris25

-UNLIMITED reblogs (until I delete the original post….healthy/fitness blogs only, please)

I will post a list of ten blogs and a random solo screenshot promo for every 50 reblogs

Whoops I’m sorry my lovelies! Back on track challenge day 9!

krissykillstheweight:

I’m sorry for posting this late guys!
-write a love letter to yourself, you don’t have to share it but it would be nice
-practice self love, whether it’s taking a bath or painting your nails.
-do 50 crunches, can be any variation of crunches.

I’m still working on the love letter to myself. I may post it, I may not. I shall see…
I intended to paint my nails today as a treat to myself, but it didn’t happen. I did curl up with a coffee and a good book for a couple of hours today, and allowed myself a couple of glasses of wine with my dinner (I cut it with club soda, so actually it was only about a glass and a half), plus J and I put up our new tent today in preparation for our vacation in 3 weeks (we wanted to make sure nothing was torn/broken/missing before we actually get to the park).
I did my crunches today too, and learned a valuable lesson. Don’t have ice cream after dinner if you drink wine with dinner. If you ignore that wisdom, don’t chase the ice cream with 50 crunches. Ugh…

A love letter?

fatmaninalittlesuit:

One of our tasks for today is to write ourselves a love letter. This feels a bit odd, but I suspect it’s a very good idea. Soooo..

Dear John (no jokes please),

I wanted to start with an apology. I haven’t always been very nice to you. I blamed you for things in your past that you had no control…

Congrats my lovelies for making it through the first week on the back on track challenge! I’m so proud of you all! Goals for day 8! 7-18

krissykillstheweight:

-Take a rest day(doesn’t mean lay in bed all day) lol
-think of 3 things you want to improve on, on the journey to health and write them down and put them on a wall/mirror
-in all your meals tomorrow make sure there are veggies! Breakfast, lunch and dinner! (You might have to get creative)

So Day 8 was yesterday, and not the best either.  I didn’t take a rest day, because our training plan called for a scheduled run - but I did take a rest day today, so that’s something.

As far as three things I need to improve on, I’m having no trouble coming up with things - it’s limiting it to three that’s a bit of a challenge. 

  • The first thing is that I need to work on my tracking.  I have a tendency to start the day out tracking, then I eat something I “shouldn’t” (read: didn’t plan on eating and don’t feel it was healthy enough), then I feel guilty about it, then I don’t track the rest of the day.  Then my OCD kicks in, and I can’t track the next day because I didn’t finish the day before, and I can’t leave anything unfinished.  I have issues. 
  • Speaking of issues - the second thing I need to work on is the binging.  I catch myself overeating, devouring all of the extra food I can get my hands on, all the while thinking about how much I don’t want to be doing it, and how guilty I will feel afterwards.  I’m not sure how to work on this one, because telling myself how badly I want to lose the weight and be healthy doesn’t actually work.  I know I don’t want to/shouldn’t be eating so much, and yet, I can’t seem to stop myself.  Part of it is stress, but it doesn’t matter - I can’t keep eating my feelings. 
  • The third thing, I think, is hydration.  I was doing really well, and then I sort of got off track.  I’m not drinking NEARLY enough water, and it’s starting to get noticeable when it comes to running and my blood glucose levels.

I wish I could say that I did better on the vegetable aspect, but unfortunately I did not.  J and I drove 2 1/2 hours to go and see my grandfather in the hospital, and grabbed breakfast on the way.  Breakfast was a turkey sausage sandwich on a bagel, and a coffee.  I suppose I should have had them add veggies to the bagel, but I didn’t.  Then, after we visited the hospital, I was very emotional, and did not make the best choices when it came to my fast-food lunch.  No veggies there.  We planned on having a nice healthy dinner when we got home, but got a text from my dad inviting us to eat at their place, and again - no veggies.  Today has been better for that - my lunch had veggies, and dinner will as well.

All in all, I am incredibly frustrated with myself this week.

Back on track challenge day 7!!

krissykillstheweight:

Keep fighting my lovelies!
-do 50 lunges(or as many as possible)
-send motivational messages to others in the challenge
-experiment in the kitchen with new ingredients if possible

Okay, I am so far behind on this challenge it’s not funny.  I’m going to go through each of the last three days individually. Day 7 was a bit of a writeoff as far as the actual challenge components go. 

I didn’t do the lunges, and I meant to do the motivational messages when I got home, but then I got some bad news, and I didn’t do that either. 

We wound up making homemade chicken fingers for dinner when we got home from work, and used a recipe we haven’t before (including a homemade honey mustard sauce using no actual honey mustard - simply because we didn’t have any - so J made some), but no new ingredients per se.