Life without Anorexia
My motto is 'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'
I am a generally happy girl who loves running, going to the gym and eating food!! Though my life has been very different.
I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia & purging tendencies & over exercising. I was depressed and self harmed. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
After alot of struggles, lots of ups and downs, suicide attempts, tears, anxiety, panic and never thinking i would be healthy.
I am now declared healthy from anorexia nervosia.
I have been blogging for 4 years, and my whole journey is written in my posts. I now represent healthy and happiness. I want to show anyone struggling that it is possible to recover, no matter how hard it may seem.
I am happy and healthy and living my life. Going to school, meeting friends and trying to find myself in this world.
I write about my daily life, but also try to write posts about how it was when i was sick, advice and tips.
I am open and friendly, so dont be scared about writing a post or sending me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Answer - Victoria Secret Models
What is your opinion on the VS Angels? My mom says they have the perfect body and thats what i should be like when I gain weight. But half of them actually have underweight BMI and do tons of exercise + eat very little. Ever since my mom made that comment I just feel bad.
First off i think the comment that your mum made was not right and was 'out of line'. Telling someone that they should look a certain way or pointing out one body type as the perfect body type is wrong. I dont know why your mum made that comment, but try to not let it bother you. You will look great after you have gained weight, will you look like a VS model? Who knows... but that shouldnt be the body type you are aiming for anyway. The only body type you should aim for is a healthy one for you. It might help if you talk to your mum... tell her that that comment bothered you. Maybe ask her to explain herself and what she meant with the comment. This is something i have started doing with my family... or all of us in the family have begun doing it. If someone says or comments something and it bothers us... then we bring it up instead of just going around thinking about it and feeling bad.
I dont like shaming other peoples bodies or saying one type is better than the other or even accusing someone of being sick or underweight. I dont have proof of it and its not my job either. Many of the models however are very skinny... some look more naturally skinny whilst others look a little bit more unnaturally skinny.
Last year i think their workout/diet plan before a run way show came out and it was pretty much a starvation diet combined with lots of exercise. So basically... an unhealthy way to eat, unhealthy way to exercise and unhealthy body if thats what you put it through.
Most of the models dont look the same way in real life... of course the models who are choosen they are like the 0,0001% of the population. They look unique and different and yes, they are choosen because they are skinny and tall. Its a well known fact, its not just a randomer who is choosen. Runway models are tall and skinny...w hich i think is wrong, because well the people were the clothes/underwear arent going to look like the models, so why not have normal sized models.
But lets not forget about the photoshop done on models in magazines.
Look at THIS video
Lets not forget also that if unhealthy methods such as starvation, over exercise, not drinking water etc are used to obtain a certain body size or weight, then its not a healthy body.
Dont compare yourself to anyone and especially not VS models. You need to focus on reaching a healthy weight, getting healthy habits and a healthy mind. Not trying to look like someone else.
Many people think that the VS model body is the perfect body, but there is no such thing as a perfect body... and people forget that some models use unhealthy behaviours to look the way they do, making them unhealthy and have an unhealthy body.
*I was going to post a picture of VS models.. but then i thought that might be triggering and thought these pictures would be much better!*