Sunday, April 25, 2010

Late, late post

This post is waaaay overdue. I've been extra stretched out these last few days. I have AP tests coming up and finals. Also, with my school year coming to an end in about 5 weeks the teachers find it necessary to dump new papers, projects, and tests on us. So, to sum this all up I've been really busy and haven't had time to think of posting.

Anywho, on to more important matters...

Here are the few eats from the last couple days:

OATS!
1/2 cup oats, confetti apples, SF syrup, 1 SF lime jello, 1/2 cup skim milk



                          I'll admit that this stuff is DELISH! I'm unsure how healthy it is though. I'm aware some people have adverse reactions to the sugar alcohol. My moto is "Everything's fine in moderation." Except cyanide...just avoid that please.


Also, I enjoyed a Fiber One Oats & Chocolate Bar. I ended up breaking it up to dip in my blueberry Greek yogurt. This was the Yoplait variety and it was the first time I've had Greek yogurt. The taste was a little strange to be honest. The Fiber One pieces made it better. I want to try Chobani. Has anyone had both? Which is better?

Yum! I have to admit I'm impressed with the stats on Greek Yogurt. You'll notice I mixed another SF jello in with the granola. Double YUM!

I eat these too much probably. But look! Naturally flavored...
Is it just me or does that look unatural?


Thanks for reading! G2g and study Chem for an AP exam. Oh! Also, I have my prom coming up. I'll post pics of my dress, etc. It's really gorgeous.

-Anna


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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Building A Body, exercise to recovery

A big part of my recovery was learning what "good" nutrition was. However, another essential component to my recovery was exercise. Through exercise I learned more about my body and my desire to look one way chanaged into a desire to be fit and strong.

I realized how important a moderate to vigorous exercise routine was. I've learned that by doing strength training I can prevent osteoporosis (which my mother has.) By doing cardio I can prevent so many diseases and just plain,daily fatigue. I've learned that my body is something to build up not tear down. And with all this knowledge I've overcome many of the doubts and fears that women face today.

Sigh...just finished working out and felt compelled to rant on this subject. Tomorrow I will post pics of my eats if I can!

night to all

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Identity Crisis?

*****disclaimer*******sensitive topic*******
(I enjoyed writing all those asterisks.)

How do we identify ourselves?
I believe perception plays a major role in our behaviors. Our thoughts define our actions. However, this is based solely on personal experience. That how it was for me I believe. My fundamental beliefs were so screwy, a perfect breeding ground for my mental disorder.

I don't question that our enviornment effects us just that it is the mind which receives these external influences and it is the mind that decides what to make of it. I remember in the deepest of my disorder that the simplest of comments I perceived as a direct attack on my being. "What did you just say? So, you think I'm...stupid, ugly, fat, unworthy, hypocritical, two-faced..." and the list went on. Even certain looks from people would set me off. I thought that when my mom glanced at me she was checking to see if I was fat or if I was becoming fatter. None of it makes sense now, but I can understand how it would have then. I was misperceiving.

Now, I try to understand how others think. I used to always be very self-centered. I believe many people with eating disorders are (this is all based on my experience with myself and others I know with similiar disorders.) I truly believe now that there is more to life than just "me." I believe that to truly be at peace with yourself, as well as happy with yourself, you need to be at peace with others. Don't assume, don't put down, don't criticize without reason, just smile and offer a hand if you can spare it.

So, this is me offering my hand out to the blogger community with hopes of mutual friendship.

anna