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my name is maddie. i am eighteen years old. i started my weight loss journey four years ago, but now nutrition and fitness are a part of my life. i am a big advocate of body positivity and feminism and i work two jobs. i am in school to be a nutritionist so if you have any questions, i know my shit. i am a runner, an avid gym-goer, and a clean eater.

on a fitness journey since july 1, 2010.

pescatarian since june 5, 2014.


losing-every-extra-pound:

donebeingthefatgirl:

I always see on my dash how there aren’t enough pictures of larger ladies working out, so I asked Lovie to snap a few pics during our workout. Sadly, I missed more of the hardcore activities before I thought to ask for pics, but you are left with these lovely jewels for some Fat-Girl-Fitspo <3

I’m 265lbs. I look like sh*t at the gym. I know I am ‘fat as hell’ and not very ‘hardcore’ in some b*tch a** anon’s opinion, but clearly: IDGAF. I run hard. I do CrossFit. I do MetCon. I Olympic Lift. I IGNORE everyone who tells me I can’t or that I shouldn’t because of my size: F*CK THAT. You can do anything you set your mind to with proper practice/training, which doesn’t mean you need a trainer. All you need is a capability to read, to watch, or to follow after others. Teach yourself. Be your own GD role model and ROCK THAT SH*T. If I can do it, you can do it and I will be here to help and inspire and answer anything you wanna ask, so long as I am Tumblin’. Well…unless you’re a rude anon b*tch, then you can enjoy failing 

I love her! She’s lost 80 lbs! Amazing!

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— 6 hours ago with 13087 notes

little-miss-curvy:

Binge eating disorder affects 3-5% of women (about 5 million) and 2 % of men (3 million). (souce)

Binge eating disorder can leave you feeling stressed, depressed, and out of control. Often times it feels as if no matter how hard you try to control your eating, you’re never fully able to. If this sounds like you, read below for some tips and tricks on how to manage binge eating. 

  • Manage stress. One of the most important aspects of controlling binge eating is to find alternate ways to handle stress and other overwhelming feelings without using food. These may include exercising, meditating, using sensory relaxation strategies, and practicing simple breathing exercises.
  • Don’t Skip Meals.  Eating breakfast jump starts your metabolism in the morning. Follow breakfast with a balanced lunch and dinner, and healthy snacks in between. Stick to scheduled mealtimes, as skipping meals often leads to binge eating later in the day.
  • Avoid Your Binge Foods. You’re much more likely to overeat if you have junk food, desserts, and unhealthy snacks in the house. Remove the temptation by clearing your fridge and cupboards of your favorite binge foods.
  • Stop dieting. The deprivation and hunger of strict dieting can trigger food cravings and the urge to overeat. Instead of dieting, focus on eating in moderation. Find nutritious foods that you enjoy and eat only until you feel content, not uncomfortably stuffed. Avoid banning certain foods as this can make you crave them even more.
  • Exercise. Not only will exercise help you lose weight in a healthy way, but it also lifts depression, improves overall health, and reduces stress. The natural mood-boosting effects of exercise can help put a stop to emotional eating.
  • Fight boredom. Instead of snacking when you’re bored, distract yourself. Take a walk, call a friend, read, or take up a hobby such as painting or gardening.
  • Get enough sleep. If you’re tired, you may want to keep eating in order to boost your energy. Take a nap or go to bed earlier instead.
  • Listen to your body. Learn to distinguish between physical and emotional hunger. If you ate recently and don’t have a rumbling stomach, you’re probably not really hungry. Give the craving time to pass.
  • Keep a food diary. Write down what you eat, when, how much, and how you’re feeling when you eat. You may see patterns emerge that reveal the connection between your moods and binge eating.
  • Get support. You’re more likely to succumb to binge eating triggers if you lack a solid support network. Talking helps, even if it’s not with a professional. Lean on family and friends, join a support group, and if possible consult a therapist.

(SOURCE

All of the above tips are steps that I took to help overcome binge eating and they’re the same steps that I give to people everyday. Please, if you feel like there is no way out, know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You are not alone and you can beat this! 

* Please do not remove credit of images or steal them, I made all images above*

~ Dani (little-miss-curvy)

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— 6 hours ago with 2503 notes

sickandtiredoftheexcess:

animo-creandi:

callmeisabel:

stop-hodoring:

masslyeffective:

spangledmystars:

I can’t click my reblog button hard enough

It’s not just the ladies who get insecure, it’s all of us.  It’s a human trait, yo.

Fricken’ beautiful. Everything that I want to say about this has been said in the post above me.

you can’t stop me from reblogging this over and over again

this makes me smile so much

Awwwwww =)

(Source: dyslexicdan, via thathealthyveggiekid)

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leavethew0rldbehindyou:

I was actually happy with the left photo, and look where I am now! Nothing motivates like your OWN body transforming from your positive changes.
Never give up. One day at a time.

leavethew0rldbehindyou:

I was actually happy with the left photo, and look where I am now! Nothing motivates like your OWN body transforming from your positive changes.

Never give up. One day at a time.

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— 9 hours ago with 1680 notes