- Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (via laclefdescoeurs)
- The Six Word Love Story #69 (via liqiud)
Peppermint tea to soothe my body and mind so I can get this goddamn philosophy essay on a roll.
At least in reading Madness, even though I am not bipolar, based on Marya’s experiences, I don’t feel as if I’m completely lazy or stupid for feeling like I physically cannot accomplish schoolwork some rare days - as if doing so would kill me - because of my depression. Some days I don’t want to get out of bed or feel as if I can’t, or if I attempt schoolwork, I will open my laptop and only be able to stare at the screen with an apathetic expression. And then there are the days I don’t even want to get out of bed to go on Tumblr, let alone schoolwork. I’ll eat then sleep then eat like a good girl then sleep, but I’ll have no desire to do anything else. Those are really bad days.
- Pat Mora, “Dear Frida”
Anonymous asked: Who was your dietician at CFC and did you like him or her?
My dietician was Natalie and, as a person, she is very nice and I liked her a lot. Buuut I can never really love any dieticians because food and eating disorder and lkgsldhfklsdfhlsdf. But she was very helpful and I was glad to have her as part of my treatment team while I was there.
Anonymous asked: What were the things that you liked about Center for Change and what were the things you disliked?
Answer to that exact question here.
Add to the pros that I like the Center’s philosophy on normal eating: basically, after re-feeding and re-regulating your metabolism, learning how to eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. The goal is not to have to eat based off of an exchange or calorie system the rest of your life. In fact, if you reach a certain stage in the program, YOU get to pick out what food you eat that is offered at meal times and how much you eat; obviously if you lose or gain a significant amount of weight with that freedom, your dietician will probably change that but yeah. I got to that place and it was awesome to be able to have that freedom to eat based on hunger cues and not get reprimanded by staff for leaving an appropriate amount of food on my plate, all depending.
Anonymous asked: What kind of snacks did Center for Change have? Would things like Probars and Quest bars be allowed?
Nah, those weren’t offered. Snacks varied: sometimes raw veggies with ranch dressing, other times a Snickers bar or graham crackers