Right this minute, there is someone going through chemotherapy shopping at your grocery store, buying popsicles and ice cream to help their sore mouth, and worrying what the cashier is going to think.
There is someone on hemodialysis buying white bread instead of whole wheat, trying to keep their phosphorus levels reasonable between appointments and hoping for the best.
There is a person attending intensive outpatient treatment for their eating disorder who has been challenged by their therapist to buy a Frappuccino.
There are dietitians picking up a dozen different candy bars to eat with their clients, who feel ashamed and guilty about enjoying them.
There is someone who just doesn’t have it in them to cook right now, and this frozen pizza and canned soup will keep them going.
There are people recovering from chronic dieting and semi-starvation who are buying chocolate and chips at their deprived body’s insistence.
All around us are people listening to what their bodies need and attempting to make the best possible choice within a context of overwhelming food pressure. All of their choices are valid, and every single one of these foods is “real.” Michelle @ http://www.fatnutritionist.com (via onherplate)
Anonymous said: It's always good to look back at the choices, that you made when you did (or didn’t). Resolve them if they feel like unfinished business however you can. If you can cleanup what's getting you angry at those choices you can look at the present with a brighter eye. Understand that the choices you made were for a reason and it all happened to bring you to where you are today. I hope you find clarity an I wish you luck and positivity in whatever you do.
…and this one, too ❤️
Anonymous said: You can remember the past and look forward to the future but you have to live in the now. Focus your energy and time with where you are. Don't worry about the next big thing or if their is something in your future to be excited about (I'm sure there is). When the time comes you'll find that special thing that clicks with you. You'll find your passions. You'll make them happen when you're truly ready. Keep exploring yourself. Never stop trying new things and learning something new about yourself.
Thanks for this…
"maybe you shouldnt eat all of tha-"
you know, i truly don’t believe in feeling bad for myself. yeah a few of the cards i’ve been dealt along the way may as well be the jokers in the deck, but it’s life. and more often than not, life’s amazing and i find myself with a royal flush in my hands.
i’m going through this most awkward and uncomfortable transition in my life, and though i don’t feel bad for myself, i’m more or less, angry. i’m angry that i made the choices, or didn’t make the choices, that i did when i did (or didn’t).
sometimes i have these weird freak-outs that even i can’t explain. and i realize how silly i’m being, but it just happens and i can’t help it.
my most recent “episode,” if you will, was when i realized that i’m genuinely not excited for anything. i’m not looking forward to anything. i’m not challenging myself to get anywhere. i’m sitting in the backseat of my life, watching everything and everybody around me keep going, and i’m not even trying to take control.
of course i have little events and trips to be excited about that are coming up and i know that’s what i need right now, but i’m struggling to find something that actually excites me. something that i’m excited to get out of bed for. something that i’ll prioritize during these years of pure selfishness. something that i’m constantly interested in and looking forward to.
i didn’t realize that this post-college graduation stage of my life would be about finding what i’m truly passionate about, rather than continuing down a path that i used the last four years to pave. by no means am i regretting what i studied in college, because i truly don’t think i could have picked a better path for those four years. i still plan on pursuing further education in the sciences, and though i do look forward to that, i still feel myself missing something so major.
the empty feeling is something that i’ve dealt with for longer than i even know. i think i’ve been missing something in my life for so long that i’ve never really known myself without it.
a lot of the time, i really think that i know what i love. and that i know what i love to do, but it’s just putting it all into action and taking the next step to do it and get it done that’s the hardest part.
i recently watched a video about staying positive and the only thing that i remember from that video is the bit about finding your passion and rolling with it. and that’s just so much easier said than done.
tell me what your passionate about. tell me how you found it. tell me what you’re doing with it. i need that inspiration, like whoa.