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I’m going vegan!… say what?

No one is more shocked than I am. Eating meat and dairy has always been a part of the way life is here in South Africa as I'm sure it is in many other countries. I have only ever met one vegan before this and I thought he was crazy to be so restrictive with… Continue reading I’m going vegan!… say what?

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Beginners guide to start exercising – 10 steps to get you going.

Some good advise if you want to start the road to fitness 🙂

The Reawakening of Dad

man-641691When you were younger you were always running, riding a bike, swimming, walking and playing sports with my friends. Then time started to fly by and soon you were married with kids or working long hours. You were busy and weren’t dedicating any time to take care of your body. Well that is if you were like me and let things slide. Then before you knew it you were struggling to open a jar of pickles, running a short distance, or any type of exercise.

For me, I had always looked thin but for the first time I realized I was now obese with the other 33 percent of the US’s population. I didn’t see it happening but it sneaked up on me and if I think about it, I had become what I ate. My neck was gelatinous, my thighs had stretch marks, and my belt had a few…

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How growth happens (The original sketch)

Awesome post and an artistic representation of life by one of my friends 🙂 Take heart guys!

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For interest sake, this is how the original sketch went…My wife told me it’s a bit depressing but I feel that life is more like this one. A constant journey of hoping, growing, being brought back down to earth again and starting again but each time growing more in your intended direction.001

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How To Say What You Mean 

Awesome post!

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This picture is so spot on because it is absolutely true. Most people are afraid of saying want they mean or what they’re thinking because they don’t want to be mean or sound like a jerk. Again, this only applies to mostpeople, not all.

Here are a few ways to speak up in front of others in a healthy, direct and communicative way.

  1. Avoid unhealthy communication styles:text messaging, emails, Facebook messages… These are all unhealthy communication ways ! The best is face to face. Also, this means when someone says something you don’t agree with, to speak up at the moment and not 3 weeks later. It is important to say what you mean and mean what you say.
  2. Use appropriate language: cursing and telling someone how you feel when you are angry never, ever works. Most people don’t respond well when being yelled at and it’s important…

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The Truth about Bloating in Recovery

Although I have never had an eating disorder, I have however had bad body image before, and thought I was fat. So often we can become obsessive to the point of becoming ill. For those who are recovering, I found this piece incredibly beautiful in that it encourages people to love themselves and their bodies, and it gives valuable advise to those who were ill and are going through the recovery phase.

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Alright, truth time.

There’s an elephant in the room, and it has to do with refeeding in recovery. And that, my friends, is bloating.

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This is an uncomfortable topic to talk about, because it has to do with body image. During recovery, we’re working on accepting our new body and learning to love it. We’re overcoming body dysmorphia, and #realtalk: we’re working on weight restoration.

Frankly, bloating makes progress in those departments rather difficult.

My biggest fear during weight restoration was that I was going to wake up one morning and just be massive. I was afraid that my body would just balloon out of control. There was so much anxiety about that allusive “weight range.”  I journaled about it a lot:

I am nervous and weary of how my body will be at the end of my stay [at inpatient]. I am scared that if it changes to a point beyond…

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