I get this idea that we, as geeks, are expected to rise above the common herd that are influenced by advertising and self-hate. We’re so much cleverer than that, so much more accepting! We were the fat kids in high school!
But we’re not. After all, geek boys lusts after the thin ones, every geek girl is bombarded with pictures of thin Leia, thin Xena, thin Sailor Scouts. Comics portray thin people as good, fat people as bad. There’s a reason Desire is slim and Despair is fat. Women get the same role-models in geek culture as they do in the rest of the world, but that culture is determined not to address this, nor to address the problems it might cause us.
I’ve grown up through both geek and jock culture and they’re both the same. Dominated by men, a thin varnish over pervasive misogyny. The only difference is where the jocks know the girls have eating disorders, but don’t care; the geeks genuinely think that this part of the world cannot touch them.” —
This post is important.(via fitvillains)
Back up at school, trying to get back into the groove of things. Tonight I’ll probably be hitting the gym, just to keep the habit. I think that I may actually consider using a scale to keep track of my progress in the near future, since I ended up gaining when my eating habits changed while at home. It’s not going to be the end-all-be-all, but it would be a good indicator of if what I’m doing is working.
I’m going to be scarce until next week, sorry guys. Being at home is just not a great time for me health-wise, mentally or physically, but I’ll be back with updates and whatnot after the week of Thanksgiving is over.
That’s right. This girl.
Now it’s time to work on size six by the end of finals week.
I’m thinking of starting to make some video tutorials/demos for this tumblr, and I want to know what you guys would like to see! Health, beauty, fitness, whatever, let me know!
I almost never wear foundation.
I wear it about once every two weeks, if that, though I wear eye shadow almost every class/work day, and mascara every day I have to go out. I just put a little concealer on under my eyes to hide my dark circles (from allergies, oh joy) and on any blemishes I might have, and then I’m good to go.
Exfoliation Enzyme Mask
1 teaspoon mashed papaya
1 cube pineapple or 1 1/2 teaspoon pineapple juice
1 teaspoon cornmeal
3/4 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
Blend all ingredients in a mixer, adding sea salt last. Apply to entire face, save for eyes, using a mask or foundation brush for even application.
Leave on for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing. The mask gently removes dead cells without irritating, leaving skin velvety smooth. Follow with moisturizer.
Like FitSugar, etc. I want more stuff with articles like that to add to my RSS.
PS. Totally already a fitocracy member. We have a group on there, too, with our own invite code! Cosplay Lovely is the group name.
I lost two and a half pounds since Friday, apparently! And I weighed myself after lunch, so it might even be a little more.
I’ve replaced my snack food with roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds, and started using my Brita water pitcher to filter the (disgusting) tap water from my sorority house, so I now fill up my own waterbottle and cups to get my hydration instead of using Dasani. I did have a weak night on Monday: I ate a large fry after my workout because I was stressed/had just run off an anxiety attack. It wasn’t great, but honestly, if one things of french fries a week is the worst thing I eat? Then I think I’m doing pretty well.
Tonight I did a half hour of strength training, mainly focused on my arms and chest with a little ab work. And I got my diet made over by a popular nutritionist’s blog here on Tumblr, so I have good suggestions on what I need to do to improve my diet as a whole. I’m going to be working on my cooking over break, when I have a real kitchen to work in. Spaghetti squash aawesomeness, here I come.