Deprivation is bad for you. We don’t hear that as much as we should. We hear that if you eat too much, you’ll get fat. Being fat isn’t aesthetically pleasing. Who cares about being healthy and normally functioning as long as you can be skinny?
Your vodka gives the woman everything she’s ever wanted or needed: a ripping, utilitarian buzz allowing her to function at work. She makes $15 an hour selling wallpaper at a paint store. A typical liter of Skyy cost $23.95. That’s just two hours of slinging rolls (after taxes and health insurance).
We have these standards because we see men as individuals and other women as competitors.
But none of the people praising my “body goals” body knew how unhealthy I truly was. In the name of health, I almost completely eliminated fat from my diet. I ate copious amounts of green vegetables and berries and very few filling foods. I limited my desserts to small pieces of heart-healthy dark chocolate. I was following all of the rules of being healthy.
Life is all about balance. Don’t beat yourself up over lying in bed watching funny movies all day. Make yourself a priority and don’t deny yourself the right to be an occasional couch dweller.
You think you don’t have enough friends.
As loud as Crohn’s is in your life, it’s a fairly quiet disease to everyone else.
People who are “passionate” about what they do are lost in their emotions, people who grow to love what they do are driven by daily actions and gratitude for them.
Ask yourself: “If I knew nobody would judge me, what would I stand for?”
You see, I’m one of those poor unfortunate souls who gets UTIs in the blink of an eye.