Bottom line; I think calling thin women “unreal” is shitty. Lifting yourself up doesn’t have to come from putting others down. And if you are concerned about the messages the media sends to girls, perhaps you should consider the one that comes from your own mouth first. And it…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Here’s the gist: I’m working on starting my own costuming boutique. However, as a student, I’m not able to save up to fund it as quickly as I would like. After reading the newest issue of INC Magazine, a magazine for small businesses/entrepreneurs, I came up with the idea to try crowdsourcing. Basically, people donate to help start up the business, and in return get perks from the business when it starts.
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I need this weekend so badly, guys, you don’t even knoooow.
This afternoon’s healthy rundown: I’m eating some Greek yogurt while I put Durarara!! and Madoka onto my iPad, then I’m hitting the gym for an hour of sweet sweating while I watch two or three episodes of one of the above shows. Then I’m coming back and washing my hair, putting some quinoa pasta on the stove, and my former roomie is coming over to watch the Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time Abridged movie with me.
Tomorrow, I’m going to go to a yoga class at the student Rec center, and then spend two hours cleaning up after a Girl Scout event my sorority is having. Not the most exciting day, but it will be my very first yoga class ever, and therefore my first yoga class at the school gym, as well. It should be super interesting, since I have… a full spinal fusion and all. But I can do anything with adjustment to accommodate for my lack of flexibility, so it should be good for me.
What’s your weekend looking like on the workout front? Are you hitting the gym? Working out at home? Going for a run?
> Suggest a friend help their food cravings by eating greek yogurt instead of chocolate/candy/whatever
> Their new diet is ‘too restrictive’ to let them eat greek yogurt
> Feel like this diet is doing it wrong.
If a diet doesn’t let you eat healthy food in the stead of something bad for you, then it’s probably not a diet worth being on. Unless, of course, it’s been prescribed by your doctor. They went to school for ten years to learn what they do, so I’m certainly not arguing with them.
But that’s how healthy living happens. You replace the junk with something good for you, and your body changes based on those healthy changes. Banning things and not letting you substitute something when you’re craving them is just a recipe for failure.
In the interest of forcing myself to update this blog more often and add more of a personal touch to it, I’m considering deleting my personal fitblr and making this my ‘personal’ fitblr. Basically, it would be the same thing it is now, but with more updates, and some personal updates about my own fitness/health/beauty progress and tips mixed in. Before I do that, though, I want to ask your opinions!
What would your feelings be about this? Yay, nay, or otherwise, just drop it in the ‘answer’ box below!
For the Ao no Exorcist game, do you pause and do the exercise or do you just let it play? I feel like I might miss something if I didn't pause and pausing the episodes would be too choppy.
I just let it play while I do it! When you finish one exercise, just wait until the next ‘cue’ happens and do the exercise for that. It’s not fun if you can’t watch the show while you’re doing it, after all. <3