This is not a "weight loss blog"
It's a life gaining blog. My belief is that the scale is worthless, because it doesn't measure your worth, and muscle weighs more than fat.

Hi, my name is Elisa Jeanne, and I have been at war with my body ever since my freshman year. I stopped doing as much exercise, and cheated every workout i did. Along with this i started to eat lots of junk food as well. Slowly but surely i started to gain weight, and i never saw a problem with it until I was in freshman PE and my teacher made me feel bad for being over the body fat percentage. I'm not proud of the measures that I took to change my lifestyle, but I am wiser now and I know that good health is all about balance. If you ever need to talk I'm here, don't be shy! I'm not perfect but I'm working towards finding my inner body peace and becoming comfortable in my skin.

H: 5'8.5"

 

asarttherapy:

lucysweatslove:

Making an “Alternatives” Jar


For anybody with issues with binge eating, purging, and/or self-harm (or any other type of urge), an “alternatives” jar is a good project! It is a jar filled with popsicle sticks that have things written on them that you can do when your urge hits, as an alternative to the urge.

You need:

  1. A glass jar (I used a small 8 oz old jar that I had left from a jar of jam- you can get these for $1 in some places with the jam)
  2. Popsicle sticks (I used 70 regular-sized ones from a pack of 1,000 craft sticks that I bought for $5)
  3. Markers (I used Bic Mark-It Permanent Markers, but any other marker should work, even dollar-store markers)
  4. Paints, as many colors as you want (I used Apple Barrel brand acrylic paints, which run for $0.50-$0.57 per 2 oz container at Wal Mart). 
  5. Paint brushes to use for the paints (I used Plaid brand sponge brushes, which I got for $1 for 4, and a pack of 24 different brushes which were $5 each)
  6. Ribbons and washi (decorative/paper) tape ($0.50-$3.50 per roll, however you want)

Items 4-6 are optional! You can use as much or as little paint as you want. You should only need one bottle if you are doing one color; however, you may want more!

Instructions:

  1. Gather your materials :) (not too hard!)
  2. Decide how many sticks your jar will hold. Mine held 70 craft sticks; some can hold more!
  3. Decide how many colors you want to use, and if you want the colors to mean anything.
  4. Paint the craft sticks!! Do this on a surface easily cleaned, thrown away, or that you don’t mind getting messy! I used a lid from a plastic tote. You can either put the paints on a palette (if you have one), or dab it onto the sponge brushes and then paint.
  5. Let your painted sticks dry.
  6. While you are letting them dry, you can decorate your jar. Some permanent markers work on glass; others don’t. You can try them though! Acrylic paints don’t always work on glass, also. I used washi tape and ribbons, using a hot glue gun to attach the ribbons to the jar. The tape and ribbons can be removed from the jar if I so choose (so that way I can re-use the jar or re-decorate if I want to)
  7. Once the sticks dry, write on them!!

Ideas for how to use color:

You can see that I used 7 colors, each with 10 sticks. Colors can be used to denote:

  1. Type of urge (especially useful if you have multiple types)
  2. Type of emotion behind the urge or activity (feeling sad, guilty, angry, lonely, wanting sensation, etc)
  3. Amount of time the activity takes (5 min, 10 min, 15 min, 30 min, 1 hr, over 1 hr)
  4. Amount of money you’d have to invest (ie, totally free things, things you can spend $1 on, things you’d have to spend $5 on, etc)

How to use:

  1. When your urge hits, pick a color or colors to represent what you need. For example: red for me are things to get anger out, so if I’m wanting to purge because I am angry, I will choose the red sticks.
  2. Pick one stick of that color. Do that activity, and put the stick to the side. If, after you’re done with the activity, the urge is still there, pick another stick.
  3. Keep choosing sticks until the urge is gone (or you have other things you have to do)
  4. If the urge hasn’t gone away, but you are done with your sticks: choose another color and keep going.

Ideas for what to write on your sticks

  1. 101 things to do besides binge
  2. More binge alternatives
  3. Alternatives to binge eating/purging
  4. Alternatives to self-harm
  5. More alternatives to self-harm

Idea based off of: Coping Bank and Binge Jar

Art activity to try yay!

discare:

Do you ever just wish you could unmeet someone? like maybe they were great up first, or even for awhile. But then they cause you so much pain and sadness that it wasn’t even worth the good times. So now they’re just stuck in your life, in your fuckin thoughts. You want them out but nope, forever they’ll be part of you.

utterly-insane-panda:

acaipearls:

gdirtydime19:

causethatswhatisaid:

have-go0dvibes:



this-is-para-dise:

My name is Elliott and I like taking long walks on the beach.
This gif is 80 frames. I took a photo every ten steps.



ITS BACK ON MY DASH OMG :’)

This is the best gif I’ve seen in a while.

cool

Second time on my dash for two different blogs!!!!

Sick. As. Fuck.

utterly-insane-panda:

acaipearls:

gdirtydime19:

causethatswhatisaid:

have-go0dvibes:

this-is-para-dise:

My name is Elliott and I like taking long walks on the beach.

This gif is 80 frames. I took a photo every ten steps.

ITS BACK ON MY DASH OMG :’)

This is the best gif I’ve seen in a while.

cool

Second time on my dash for two different blogs!!!!

Sick. As. Fuck.

y-u-no-wurk-out:

freshcleanfit:

A few months ago I made this post with wintry animals, but now it is summertime and here are some summer-loving animals checking in on you! be good to yourselves! :)

Eating some pizza.

amortizing:

2014 is half over and

  • -i lost no weight
  • -didn’t learn anything
  • -haven’t made an effort to save money
  • -still ugly