Overweights get eating disorders too

One common belief is to say that anorexics are always (too) thin and that bulimics are only fat girls that eat too much.

Because yes, as you know, guys have no place in eating disorder representation. And that’s the first shame here about it. Actually, even if the major proportion of people who have EDs are girls, guys also experiment these illnesses. To give figures, there’s 1 out of 10 males in sufferers. And the open-minded me is really troubled by this fact, as we know for instance anorexia nervosa is the most deadly mental disorder. This under-representation of male sufferers is terrible and we need to fight against that. Anyone who suffered from an eating disorder knows what I’m talking about. And if I was a guy, I don’t think I’d like someone to consider I’m only dieting when my attitude towards food (and myself) puts me in danger, that this someone doesn’t believe that I’ve got an ED just because of my gender. Men get eating disorders too.

Now, I’m a girl, and I experienced an eating disorder. I haven’t been diagnosed but with some distance now I can tell that those few month in my life had been my worst nightmare, and that I was probably struggling with an eating disorder. The only thing is, when I just look at it, at some point I think “Well, you can’t have had an ED, you’re far too fat…”.  And I actually was at the beginning, until I dropped 10kgs and got to a “normal” weight. Overweights get eating disorders too. And no one thinks about them. That’s the second shame of people’s misconception about EDs. Some researchers, clinicians, psychiatrists start to consider overweights as people who can possibly have an ED, but unluckily those doctors aren’t enough to change people’s view of it. I wish at the time I got ill that some doctor, someone, told me I was really struggling with some ED. Unfortunately no one did, but you who read this post, you hold a great power to make them reconsider how they think about eating disorder sufferers. You have that power, because today, you can talk about it to your family, friends, relatives and help spread the word.

Overweights get eating disorder too.

Thank you.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Treats

For many, candies aren’t a favorite indulgence. Maybe you’re a savory food lover, or you’ve gone on a beautiful vacation to treat yourself. Perhaps some quiet time alone with a beloved novel is your greatest pleasure. This week, share with us a photo of something that you consider a marvelous treat.

Hello everyone !

It’s been a while since my last post, I know it and I have no excuses ! But you won’t blame me if a lot of things occured in my life, would you ? 🙂

This time I’ll only post that ~post~ and then I’ll tell you my story later!

I love tea, that’s a fact everybody around me knows, and what do I do if I want to have a little rest and have a good time? Let’s guess… TEA !!! Just sitting on the couch, maybe watching TV, with a great warm tea is like Paradise to me.

I like it hot, with any kind of tea ( but the Genmaicha tea I bought is really awesome!) and a bit of honey (to satisfy my sweet tooth) and that’s when it’s infused only 1-2 minutes that it’s the best thing I’ve ever had in my day. Just imagine, some hot tea smoothly going down your throat, warming you up and making you feel great as if it was something really relaxing and resting… Who wouldn’t seriously do this?! (And if you don’t like tea, then imagine it’s coffee 😛 )

I don’t even know how to describe it greatly, as it’s one’s proper feelings that can express it, but if you’re the same as me, then you’ll know for sure what I mean. It’s only litlle things like that that can lighten up someone’s day!

enjoythelittlethingscup

Zoe

Truth and lies

 Picture from Deviantart by LUN2004 : http://www.deviantart.com/art/Lost-132779251

Picture from Deviantart by LUN2004 : http://www.deviantart.com/art/Lost-132779251

All those lies I’ve told

All these fears I’ve hold

All this trust I’ve lost

Keeping my secrets, at any cost.

But it all has ended

I’ve burnt it all, indeed

‘Cause I don’t wanna live this life

‘Cause I don’t wanna play their game.

I found the truth but rejected it.

I want to have my own place

In this world of prentence

In this world of nonsense.

I want to have that power

Of holding me on my own shoulder.

You will only see me going away

Far from the way you’ve drawn for me.

Long time ago, you told me

I had to be that way

But I’ve been somewhere else

A place where you can’t find me

You can’t even guess

If truth and lies will be.

Zoe

Hope you liked it ! Don’t hesitate to leave comments to share your feelings about that poem ! I know it can seem weird or something but I just write what’s in my mind and inspiration does the rest.

Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me

What is your favorite sweet thing to eat? Bread pudding? Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies? A smooth and creamy piece of cheesecake? Tell us all about the anticipation and delight of eating your favorite dessert. Not into sweets? Tell us all about your weakness for that certain salty snack.

Hello there !

My favorite sweet thing to eat ? I don’t really know about that, but if I had to choose one, it would be chocolate cake or cookies. I just looooove the smell of the chocolate cake when it’s baking !

I like cookies too because it is crunchy and it’s better with chocolate !

But now, those last weeks, I’m rather fond of vegetables, only because I don’t want to eat too much starchy food, so I tell my mum: ” This day, that one and that one, I want veggies ! “.

Of course, she’s not against the fact of eating vegetables, but there’s  my little sister, who doesn’t eat a lot of vegetables, she prefers things like pizzas, potatoes, hamburger, that kind of food !

Let me give you an advice: Never let her do the menus, and never tell her what we’ll eat if this is veggies and fish !

And there’s also what we eat at the school’s canteen…. There’s always the choice, but the veggies…. they are quite weird I think. That’s only my opinion, of course, you can believe that I lie and all the schools’ food are good, but as I said, it’s only my opinion. I prefer eating the potatoes, pasta or rice they’re given, but there’s no place for too much sugar during meals.I don’t snack, first because it’s not healthy, and also because I try to reduce the amount of sugar and bad things for health.

Have a good meal full of veggies this evening !

This is it for this DP, and I know I’m a little bit out of the subject, but I hope you’ve enjoyed that little story, and there is a last thing I wanted to say : EAT VEGETABLES ! 😉

 

Daily Prompt: Never Surrender

Are you stubborn as a grass stain or as easy going as a light breeze on a warm day? Tell us about the ways in which you’re stubborn — which issues make you dig your heels in and refuse to budge?

A new Daily Prompt ! You missed it, don’t deny, I know it !I am someone really stubborn. In fact I play with it, and it is quite fun !

Now, I am stubborn but I do it my way, for instance, I don’t like when people decide things for me, so I could tell them I won’t do it, whatever that involves.

The week before the holidays, we had a special event at school, a music competition. Our class didn’t have something right, until the tuesday before the event, which was on friday.

So, I thought I didn’t want to do it, because, even if being ridiculous does not kill someone, I didn’t want to be ridiculous, so I thought I would be sitting on my chair and let the others do it. People in my class told me I had to do it, everyone must participate, but I wouldn’t hear that. At last, I did it because the choreography was better than before.

If I don’t want to do something, then people can’t make me do that, I am as stubborn as a mule !

If I really want to show I’m that stubborn, I can never do what people want me to do, and do it later on my own !

One time, a teacher enrolled me for the music rehearsals at school, but I didn’t want so, I didn’t go but I thought I could go after when I had decided so. Now it’s too late to do it, but I promise I would have done it on my own if I wanted !
I guess it’s a little bit confused and you may not understand but I understand myself :p !

I also know our great friend Kimmie is like me !

All has an end, even those great Daily Prompts ! So I should let it like that and say you goodbye 🙂 !

Zoe from MEEL, at your service for writing 😉 !

Oh nooooooo ! Not much time !

Homer Simpson Oh No

Hello there !

I’m not a professional blogger and as you know, I’m taken by school everyday and all…

I just hope you’ve been missing me ! However, I’ve been missing you !

You still believe in me ? If Yes, I’ll tell you what I’ve done during all this time and I’ll tell the beautiful story about my trip in England !

If not… so you have the choice : Stay here and discover what you didn’t know I’m able to do, or you can also get out of this blog thinking I’m a newbie, I should let it to others etc…

If you are still here, I’ll tell you what I’ve done.

First, I’ve been to school ( normal for someone my age ! ) and I worked a lot, I also wrote a lot of poems.

I’ll show you them in a new category of this blog. I went to England with school, I worked again, and last week, I made a lamp with my Daddy ! 🙂 It’s not finished but it will be as soon as I can !

The second term has ended and now it’s holidays ! I enjoy that a lot, I can draw, write, and the best is that it’s sunny today !

The trip in England (when you click this link “The trip in England”, a window will open and then you can download it in order to read it. Don’t worry, the file is called “carnet de voyage” when the windows opens, but you can change the name if you want )

Please Enjoy this moment and tell me what you thought about my IMPRESSIVE back to MEEL !

Remember that the document you can download ( The trip in England) is part of my IP ( intellectual property).

If you want to use it, then ask me !

Thank you very much

XOXOXO Zoe from MEEL 🙂