Are We Done Yet?

...tumbling through life...

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I feel guilty, because I bought a bathroom scale.
This sounds kinda ridiculous, but I’m a firm believer in making decisions regarding your body based on how you feel in it and I am opposed to the tyranny of numbers that scales seem to hold over so many people, especially young women, and I don’t want to fall victim to it again, as I have before, resulting in endless cycles of weight loss / weight gain. Because of this I had made the decision to live a scale-free life in January ‘14 (apart from my kitchen scale, that is.)
A number on a scale cannot in any way express my level of comfort in my own skin. I don’t love my body, but I’m okay with it. Most moments of discomfort I experience regarding my body stem from outside judgements (no matter if rude and loud words by strangers or soft-spoken and well-meaning words by friends). But recently I’ve gained a lot of weight without really noticing it, and while I don’t feel any less (or more) comfortable in it than I did before, it’s getting to a point where my clothes don’t fit comfortably any more. So instead of outgrowing my entire wardrobe once again, I’ve decided to - literally - watch my weight.My weight in numbers does not mean much to me by itself, and I have no intention of comparing it to other people’s weight or constantly checking my BMI, to see whether I’m getting closer to the fetishized normative body weight for my height. I merely feel I need to keep track of it to see whether I’m unknowingly gaining even more, so that I’m able to take quick countermeasures (by which I mean just a little tweak on the controls here and there). Basically I simply want another indicator than just my clothes feeling a little bit tighter.
But still I feel a little guilty to have this apparatus back in my life after the successful break-up back in winter…

I feel guilty, because I bought a bathroom scale.

This sounds kinda ridiculous, but I’m a firm believer in making decisions regarding your body based on how you feel in it and I am opposed to the tyranny of numbers that scales seem to hold over so many people, especially young women, and I don’t want to fall victim to it again, as I have before, resulting in endless cycles of weight loss / weight gain. Because of this I had made the decision to live a scale-free life in January ‘14 (apart from my kitchen scale, that is.)

A number on a scale cannot in any way express my level of comfort in my own skin. I don’t love my body, but I’m okay with it. Most moments of discomfort I experience regarding my body stem from outside judgements (no matter if rude and loud words by strangers or soft-spoken and well-meaning words by friends).

But recently I’ve gained a lot of weight without really noticing it, and while I don’t feel any less (or more) comfortable in it than I did before, it’s getting to a point where my clothes don’t fit comfortably any more. So instead of outgrowing my entire wardrobe once again, I’ve decided to - literally - watch my weight.

My weight in numbers does not mean much to me by itself, and I have no intention of comparing it to other people’s weight or constantly checking my BMI, to see whether I’m getting closer to the fetishized normative body weight for my height. I merely feel I need to keep track of it to see whether I’m unknowingly gaining even more, so that I’m able to take quick countermeasures (by which I mean just a little tweak on the controls here and there). Basically I simply want another indicator than just my clothes feeling a little bit tighter.

But still I feel a little guilty to have this apparatus back in my life after the successful break-up back in winter…

Filed under personal scales weight body positivity fatness

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fuckyeahcracker:

fuckyeahcracker:

fuckyeahcracker:

Effects Of Thinking White People Are “All Like That”:

  • Literally nothing other than white people having their feelings hurt on the internet
  • I’m not joking there is no real world consequence of this

Effects Of Thinking People of Color Are “All Like That”:

But yeah, white people’s feelings :*(

I actually changed my mind, I’m adding more

Whoa, it does not stop

Imagine how tragic it would be if someone hurt your feelings by letting you know that you benefit from not having this happen to you, though

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Filed under for fuck's sake! racism tragic reality

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itsjusthoagie:

theguilteaparty:

reindeerplaydate:

forfuturereferenceonly:

kowka:

haraii:

christmas eve what about christmas adam

happy christmas adam to all men’s rights activists

Please stop pestering us with things like this. This has nothing to do with men fighting for their rights. Eve is short for ‘evening’. Please don’t turn activism into a joke. Thanks.

Someone isn’t having a good christmas adam

Christmas Adam: December 23rd. Comes before Christmas Eve and is generally unsatisfying.

OOOOHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

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Filed under shots fired burrrrrrn misandry mra

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more-than-tits:

blacksupervillain:

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jcoleknowsbest:

hussieologist:

jcoleknowsbest:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

darvinasafo:

Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409680-78/family-hunt-moss-police.html.csp

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back

Such fucking bullshit. Seriously.

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Filed under stop STOP racism murder police brutality darren hunt cosplay cosplayer