It’s been a while since I have updated this blog with regards to my weight loss/health journey.
I have not been doing well with my weight loss journey.
I am sure these two are correlated (i.e. not blogging and doing poorly).
I don’t know if I have not been blogging, because I have not been doing well or if I have not been doing well, because I have not been keeping up with blogging.
I know a lot of bloggers and vloggers who say that they do best when they are updating their viewers.
What keeps me hopeful, is the knowledge that habits take time to cultivate.
For this reason I will not give up.
I will not give up trying to get into the habit of updating regularly, and I will not give up trying to get into the habit and mindset of fitness.
If you recall, there was a period of time when I was trying to stay motivated and get into a warrior mindset, by punishing myself when I did not stick to my weight loss commitments as well as rewarding myself when I did.
I tried to get my social media followers involved as well for accountability.
Now, I have decided to add another element to my social media campaign.
#Positivethinspo is a hashtag that I don’t see very often.
I see a lot about #thinspo which is used by the ana/mia crowd (of which I used to be one) who glorify eating disorders and share tips about how to lose weight in unhealthy ways.
I left this self-destructive culture, because many of these people are depressed and often suicidal.
If you are curious about my experience, I wrote a book about it which can be found here —> click here
Now, I am learning to have more positive ideas of body image and learning healthier methods of losing weight, which I will share as much as possible here and on by social media accounts as I go on my weight loss journey.
At the height of my extreme weight loss, I lost about 70 pounds in less than a year (22 pounds of which was lost during an extended water fast that lasted 24 days).
My writing partner (known on Ladies Again as Lilac Blue) is very slender. In fact, in my opinion, her body is comparable to many of the “thinspo” pics the ana/mia community posts and are willing to die for (literally). However, I have watched her eat…(and she eats!) and she definitely does not deprive herself. However, she is aware of and careful about what she consumes.
I know that she has been to a naturopath and been allergy tested due to gluten sensitivity.
And before you conclude that gluten is what you should be giving up, I’ve seen fat people who don’t eat gluten!
Being healthy takes discipline no matter how you slice it!
There is no quick fix or one size fits all solution.
I look forward to sharing more of my journey to good health with you all.
Follow me on twitter @fastinggirl for updates and #positivethinspo tweets!
Love you all!
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Author: African Femininity
African Femininity is a first generation American-born Nigerian. That basically means, her parents were immigrants and raised her with a mix of selective cultural values from both traditions. Needless to say, this left her with a very dissonant understanding of what being a “lady” meant. Now, as an un-married 30 year old woman, she is on a mission to delve to the root of being a woman in a world where conflicting cultural values and traditions are leaving many confused and disillusioned. She use the power of the pen to defend a woman’s right to choose her own lifestyle: be it housewife, social climber or being conventionally employed. Check out her Amazon author page for books written by her at http://amazon.com/author/shadowjackson