Thoughts from the Weekend

  1. It is so great how much rain we have been getting in southern California. I can’t even recall a time where we’ve gotten the amount of rain that we have this winter.
  2. People LOVE to pressure you to drink. I already knew this but it’s so weird how people do this. My boyfriend and I went to a 21st birthday party on Saturday and neither of us felt like drinking that night. I am not kidding when I say that almost everyone came up to us and asked “Why aren’t you drinking??!!” or “Let me make you a drink!” or “Come on!! take a shot with meeeee.” I felt like I was committing a crime because people were so concerned about the fact that we weren’t drinking, even though we were enjoying ourselves without any alcohol. I never have understood why people have such a strong urge to pressure other people to drink. If you want to drink, I have no problem with it and I’m not saying I’ll never drink again but that particular night I just didn’t feel like it.
  3. I was supposed to go to Disneyland on Friday buuuuut it was pouring rain, so it was mutually decided that it probably wouldn’t be very fun to stand in lines in the rain. So we’re postponing the trip until this Friday. Yay.
  4. We finally got our sh*t together and took down our Christmas tree.
  5. I saw “Patriot’s Day” and it was sooo good. I thoroughly enjoyed it and shed a bunch of tears.                                                                                                                                                       All in all, I had a good weekend. What did YOU do this weekend?!

Who Am I Without My Past Eating-Disorders?

In my “About Me” section and in past posts, I’ve given so much power to my previous eating-disorders and talked as if my eating-disorders are all that I’m about. Although having struggles with food in the past has/is definitely been a prominent part of my life, it is not all I am. I am more than my eating-disorders. I’d like to tell you more about who I am as a person.

I have a big heart. I am an extremely caring person and empathetic person. I care way too much about others and can feel others’ emotional pain, almost as if it’s my own. I get told that I’m “too nice” all the time. I cry often during movies and TV shows. I smile all the time and laugh a lot (and loudly). I think basic manners, like saying “please” and “thank you” are extremely important. I’m vegan because I love animals and I don’t agree with supporting such a cruel industry. I have a dog and a cat whom I love dearly. I love my parents and my older brother. I love my boyfriend, and we’ve been together 2.5 years. I love to train and lift weights. I’m an introvert. I want to either go to nursing school and get my BSN or a Bachelor’s in nutritional science. I rarely drink and don’t really like to party or go to bars. I love to be outdoors and do things like hiking and camping. Training and working out is my therapy and I love being strong.

There’s more to me than a history of eating disorders.

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Random Post: Scary Movies & Sprinting

Lemme start this off by saying that I am the biggest wimp ever. Scary movies and I don’t mix. That being said, guess what I watched last night?!

A scary movie.

Here’s how it all began…after I got home from pilates last night at about 9:30 PM, I got a text from a friend saying she wanted to watch a movie. Usually, I would decline because I’m too tired (which I was) but I accepted. We planned to watch The Notebook, but stupid Red Box didn’t have it. Sooo we ended up with The Woman in Black.

Scary movies are even worse when you’re watching them by yourself, which I technically was the only one “watching it”. Here’s how my night unfolded:

1. I went over to a friends house at 11 PM and we decided to watch “Woman in Black.”

2. My friend fell asleep about 2 minutes into it. So I’m left there in her dark house, in which everyone is asleep.

3. I had to try not to scream about every couple of minutes. That was a real challenge because trying to control your screams is really hard.

4. Whenever ominous, threatening music played, I closed my eyes, because that means something scary is about to happen.

5. The movie finally ends and I’m sitting there in her dark room, and had to decide whether to wake her up and say “bye” or just leave (but are also terrified to just leave because that would mean walking through her dark, quiet house alone). I opted to just awkwardly stand up and rustle around in my bag and let out a cough or two, which eventually caused her to wake up. When in doubt, do a fake cough.

6. I Realized my friends little sister accidentally wore my slippers that I wore to their house (Classy, I know) to a sleepover, so they are MIA.

7. Walked Sprinted out to my car barefoot at 1 in the morning because the woman in black is out there, obviously.

8. Then I proceeded to frantically check the backseat of my car, you know in case the woman in black was in their.

Good thing I only live a few minutes away because checking the backseat to see if someone appears suddenly is very exhausting.

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Seriously, Danny boy.

Aaaand thats enough of this extremely random post.

How do you feel about scary movies?