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More friends, more support at new community: luv_is_beauty! [21 Jul 2011|09:21pm]

Hey friends!

Just wanted to tell you about luv_is_beauty ,a new support community for those with/who have recovered from eating disorders! The more friends and support the better, right?! Since luv_is_beauty is so brand spankin' new, its focus is extremely flexible and open to input! Help shape a support community that fits your unique needs!! So come, check out luv_is_beauty and connect with more people who understand you!:)

See you there!

PS. I have nothing but respect for anti_ano and do not judge anyone based on their opinions on eating or weight-loss. If you read luv_is_beauty's profile and find that it is not for you, I completely understand. I am not here to offend, or push ideas on anyone; I am simply suggesting you check out a new community to add to your supports on lj!

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[18 Nov 2006|12:14pm]

I just found this community, and I think it's wonderful! Everyone is so focused on all of the wrong things nowadays (not eating, not living right, all that jazz). Nobody wants to be healthy. (I'm also going to join the community listed below - right on guys!)

My friend and I have a (feminist) theory that women are led to believe they should be smaller because men are trying to make us less of a threat. Being healthy is so empowering!

I wanted to tell you guys about this website that I just found that offers an ebook with really good info. It's kinda expensive, like $15 for the book, but it's really worth it and it's helped me recently with some self-esteem issues. The website is www.confidenceguarantee.com - check it out! ^_^

I'm really glad I found this community - you guys rawk!
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hey! [03 Nov 2006|06:47am]

o I just started a new journal, and I think it has alot of potential to please some of you, it's called Healthspiration, I was totally SICK of all the thinspiration sites and so I decided to copy their name and make it soooo much better. It's basically a livejournal where people that want to change their body through healthy methods can inspire each other, because we all need inspiration even if we are not anorexics!
Here it is: http://healthsipration.livejournal.com/
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[10 Feb 2006|10:10pm]

Hey everyone,

If anyone is interested in an eating disorder discussion / awareness / activism group based in New York City, email me at kolormehappygirl@aol.com

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Eating Disorders Discussion / Activism Group in NYC [19 Jan 2006|11:10pm]

Hi everyone,

I just joined this community. I've been looking for communities that seemed to correlate with my idea for a group so I hope its okay that I'm posting this here. I think this is a great community and I hope you are open to my ideas.

I'm trying to start an eating disorders discussion group that focuses on societal impact - not a support group, but a discussion / awareness group. I have no qualifications for that, emotionally or educationally.

This is a discussion group for people who want to talk about eating disorders and body image and society...to speak out, speak to one another, lessen the shame as a means to feeling better about ourselves and having our voices heard by one another, in the very least. Its cathartic and revolutionary. The longer we feel ashamed, the longer we will be silent, the less we will speak to one another, and the less we will make change.

I'm just very frustrated that in spite of the commonality of eating disorders, they are so rarely talked about. I'm fed up. I want to talk about it personal experiences, social experiences, women's body image and roles throughout history...I want to try to collectively understand that eating disorders are basically handed to us on silver platters by our surroundings as a favorable solution to our "inability to control ourselves," that we are all susceptible, that it has nothing to do with intelligence, that you don't necessarily have to be skinny to have an eating disorder.

I want to explore the continuum of eating disorders - bulimia and binge eating on one end and anorexia on the other, the bulimic / binge eater wishes she could be anorexic, the anorexic has succeeded and continues to succeed but is never good enough, while the bulimic feels trapped in her cycle and the binge eater feels hopeless and trapped as well. Bulimia/binge eating and anorexia are charactures of society. This is how society is set up: "out of control" people are supposed to envy "in control" people. What defines "in" and "out" of "control"? How and why are men, in light of women's political and economic advances, trying to make women smaller?

I want to hear other's opinions...share personal feelings about their own disorders.

I want to talk about how unconscious it is...how its not always "I wanna look like this actress, I wanna look like a model tee-hee" because that kind of thinking really belittles eating disordered individuals. Makes eating disorders out to be immature and stupid and shallow. I want to talk about how society's images are brainwashing, about Naomi Wolf and other eating disorder and feminist authors. I also have a few books on the biology of eating disorders and i'd be up to incorporating that aspects into the societal factor. I'm starting to really believe that the society is the pre-cursor for eating disorders in indviduals who are already vulnerable because of family and biology - but that society is primary. I want to hear other opinons, listen and talk and be empathic toward one another.

I want to discuss alternative, imaginary societies: what if obese people were considered the ideal? and people who were thin said to one another, despondent, "I'll never be that beautiful. I just want to be fat. That's all I want. Once I'm fat everything will be perfect." and people who were bigger than the "obesity standard" said, "I just can't stop gaining. I know I need to stop, but I'm not fat enough YET, once I weight XXX pounds I'll be fat enough, I swear."

that's the jist!

If you're interested, please either comment here or email me at kolormehappygirl@aolcom. Thanks so much!
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:o) [15 Aug 2005|05:04pm]

X-Posted- LIKE WOHA!

I must admit it can be kind of irritating to see people promoting in other communities, but now as a MOD to a brand new community yummi_recipes I know why they do it. It’s to get the attention of cool people, like yourself who are interested in cooking.

If you want to join feel free, you don’t need to go promote anywhere or have a banner in your information, you just have to bring your stack of recipes or interest and come chat about foods, make recipes, give tips and tricks and just have fun.

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so glad to find you [21 May 2005|08:05pm]

My name is Misty. I am 26, 5ft tall, and currently my heaviest weight 118. I have struggled with ana, bulemia, and compulsive over exercise and diet pills since I was 16. I ended up in the hospital with heart problems at age 22 and have tried to turn things around since then. I have a more realistic view on what size I should be now, but the bad habits are always tempting. I now have personal training, aerobics, and fitness and nutrition certifications and found that helping others do things the healthy way keeps me more focused as well. Now it's getting hard though because the weight is creeping on. Sadly, I have constent reminders of what I've done to myself. Aside from the heart palpatations, I can't burp without vomiting. My stomach begin to contract when I eat normal size portions, anything greesy, sugary, or salty. I suppose much of that could be phychological from being scared of food or throwing it up for so long. I'm trying now to just eat what I call "clean food" and stay active. If anyone needs any healthy diet tips I'd be glad to help. I'm now going on into the ana communities to try to turn the young girls that are just now choosing that lifestyle. Sadly I think if I can't catch them young they don't want my help.
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Newbie [05 May 2005|09:21pm]

Hello, I just recently joined this community. I was ana for 2 1/2 years. It started when I was 13 and lasted half way through my sophmore year. I have been struggling with it ever since December to get back on track. I have finally gotten "good" again. However the weight doesnt stop coming. I was 95 at my lowest no I weigh 125 at 5'4. I dance a lot so im trying to tone up my legs more, and I would love to be back to 115 but in a healthy way. Im now eating fresh fruits and veggies lil meat and a lil bit of carbs.

Does anyone have any suggestions for leg workout specifically toning the upper thigh?

Thank you

Oh, it was nice "meeting" you all

*life *nature *love *me
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[05 Apr 2005|01:53am]

[ mood | apathetic ]

Hi guys =) I just started dieting the other day for probably the 500th time in my life on that never ending weight loss battle.

When I was 14 years old, I stepped on a scale and realized for the first time I was peeking over 170 lbs (at 5 foot 4) for the next three years I became anorexic, I lived off water and one hotpocket a day and overly exercised, jogging about 5 miles a day on a 250 calorie per/day intake. I dropped down to 105 lbs in a matter of a couple months, found some nice diet pills to help out the process also.

When I was 17 there was a huge change in my life, I moved across the country.. left my family, etc. Stress caused me to gain back 20 pounds in no time without even trying. I felt hopeless and fat. But to my benefit, my half sister (who i moved to be close by) is a fitness instructor, and has been active her entire life -- she coaxed me into learning the benefits of a good well balanced diet and combining such with adaquate exercise.

I am starting my current diet and exercise routine because ive been yo-yoing for the past year, and I am now at 138 lbs and feeling rather un fit, but i'd like to share the process with everyone possible in hopes to educate people on the fact that it IS possible to lose weight AND stay healthy, without becoming a pile of bones. (You can see my journey in my journal)

I'd like to leave an end note on this, by stating anyone who is suffering from EDs or thinking about it -- realize willpower,eating healthy, and exercise is the only way you will get the pounds off and KEEP it off. Fitness is a habbit that SHOULD be formed from birth by your parents and society, but sadly often isnt. It is as hard to CREATE a habbit as it is to BREAK one (why are there so many AA meetings? Nail biting creams? anti smoking gums? Because it is HARD to change habbits! UNDERSTAND this!)

Just keep trying, make an effort and it will eventually come. EDUCATE yourself along the way.

FOOD is FUEL for your metabolism! When you stop eating, your body gets tricked into thinking youre starving inside a concentration camp and it begins to eat your body's MUSCLE and other tissues.. NOT the fat! The FAT gets stored in your body because it thinks you'll NEED it, since it isnt getting nutrition! Muscle is leaner than fat. You can WEIGH MORE and LOOK skinny by having MORE muscle. The opposite is also true.. you can WEIGH LESS by having MORE FAT and LOOK fatter. Measure yourself in INCHES with a measuring tape around your (individual arms, individual thighs, bust, waist,hips).. NOT on a scale unless you are OBESE =)

Alright I think i'm done now with my rant -- I hope this helps someone. :D

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[04 Mar 2005|01:34pm]

[ mood | happy ]

Hello I'm new here, I just started on a "No Sugar" diet. It's not to lose weight, I don't feel I need to but just to be healthy. I already eat far too much sugar all ready, don't get me wrong I LOVE sugar, but my family has a history of Hypogycemia. This means that your pancreas gets a little over worked (producing too much insoline) and if you don't eat (after a while, pretty much every two hours) you feel grumpy, dizzy, low energy and have headaches. And for certain others like my father, you CANNOT eat sugar at all. He can eat a little sugar like how much is in whipped cream, but a slice of cake might put him in the hospital. Scary I know, so this is saving my future self from having to deal with this problem.

You never actually realize how much sugar you eat until you stop eating it. I have to admit it takes a couple of days to get in the right mind frame to stop eating it. But once your there, you just turn it down. I have seen my teenage skin clear up though.

I'm not going to be on this diet *forever* just a month or two, let my pancreas a break, eh? then get off it and then in a little while go back on it.

Meanwhile, I love food, all kinds, except for the ones with dyes, I don't like it when you can actually TASTE the dye. Dye is pretty bad for you either way. But I'm a good eater, I'm always eating the left over food; if you can't finish it, I will.


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[07 Aug 2004|09:27am]

[ mood | tired ]


dont worry, we're not a bunch of fatties. just a bunch of kids who love food and making and eating it :)

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I'm new! [10 Nov 2003|11:57am]

[ mood | curious ]

Hey. I am a big fan of healthy eating and living. I used to be a part of some of the pro ana Journals because there wasn’t any other place to chat about healthy living. I saw the drama and I too was upset by it all. But anyway, I’m happy to find this Journal. I love working out. I work out 6days a week and love it.

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healthy [07 Apr 2003|08:34pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

Ello,I just joined this community and I wanted to say "ello" to everyone in here. I would say I'm a very healthy person.Last week I donated blood at the campus that I attend.The nurse checked my blood pressure and told me that my blood pressure and iron level is very good. If I ever do get sick which is very rare,I get well on my own without taking any medicine for a flu or cold. I'm a vegan so thats probably why my health is so good. My doctor once told me that my immune system is very good.Also,I used to go threw in and out of ED(ana/mia) for three years.But thats ALL in the past.

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Here it is.. the site where you can check yourself... [31 Jan 2003|11:47pm]

Heres where the updates and added QAF publicity appearences would be added.... SO yall can check for yourself!!!! Blessins~
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[24 Dec 2002|12:40pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

i doubt im gonna be online tomorrow so i just wanted to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS!! hope everyone get everything they want! :o)

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just came across this.. [23 Dec 2002|06:20pm]

[ mood | good ]

I thought it might be helpful :)


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Have my dreams came true??? [02 Dec 2002|06:29pm]

A recent study shows that chocolate IS healthy for you. AND not only is it healthy, but it also aids in attention span, and learning. Wow.. who would've thought that one of my obessions were healthy.. *gasp* I think I need Godiva... now.
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[27 Nov 2002|03:21pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

hi, im new here.im 20yrs old from ny and a college student and i wanna lose weight, but i also wanna do it the right way and be healthy. i used to starve myself and make my self throw up. but i havent done that in over 2 years. i used to work out, but after i got mono last august my body has felt so worn out and tired that i gave up. i wanna be healthy again and i wanna do it the right way.

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[19 Nov 2002|12:30pm]

[ mood | thoughtful ]

I did manage to read the whole thing regarding pro_ana and I was happy to see people saw something wrong and spoke up about it.. but I was really disappointed with the way they handled things. Calling those girls "spoiled little girls" isn't going to help anything.

Oh well, hopefully they'll get themselves some help.

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Hey Now [18 Nov 2002|06:31pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

Bloo sweety... Great Idea... I have a ton to say here.. But not enough time to say it... I am very proud of you for making this community! I read the other pro ani thing and not only did it discust me... but it made me feel bad about myself too!!!!!!!!! Any way I will certainly be caught hanging around in here and speaking my peace!

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