I think this blog is so important for people in our society today. We are so imaged base and it can really destroy a person. It takes a brave soul to talk about it and I think this piece really stands out! If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder visit: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/find-help-support
Everyone thinks “that can’t happen to me”, but how often do you become what you think is impossible? If the answer is once, twice, or three hundred times, it doesn’t matter, because you became part of the statistic.
Rewind a little over 10 years ago, I was in 4th grade. I knew what eating disorders were and I knew how troubling they were. I was part of conversations on the playground. I saw the picture diagrams and notes on “how to get skinny”. I heard about family members struggling. I saw disorders on the TV and in magazines. I said NO, NOT ME.
Fast forward about 4 years. I’m a youngster in high school now. I know girls who refuse to eat. I hear cafeteria conversations about whether a tooth brush or finger works best. The media attention with disorders has increased. It’s surrounds you every day. I said NO, NOT…
Sorry for the abundance of posts today but SERIOUSLY. I posted about how I was obsessed with white (HERE) today and Target posts about the white trend. My fashion stars have been aligned yet again! Check out their picks below:
Does anyone remember the old PC software that let you “try on” hairstyles? You scanned a photo of your face into the program — you know, with a big ol’ digital scanner — and pasted not-so-realistic renderings of every imaginable cut and color onto your head, so you could make an informed decision before heading to your stylist for a hot pink mohawk. Ringing any bells? My mom and I had that software —…
AWWWW NEW YORK. Such a wonderful place! So much culture and SO MANY people. I love going but I also getting to come home!
My husband had never been so we were the “typical” tourist over the long weekend!
We stayed at the Double Tree In Times square and here is a summary of everything we did!
Thursday- Walked around times square… Ate lunch at Carnagie Deli [HUGE sandwiches] and tried out a pub and went to the mets game!
Friday- The weather was all over the place but we headed for Wall Street and to the Pier area. Got to the One world Trade Center, so amazing but so sad reflecting on how that day changed our lives forever. Then we went to the Pier area! Sat and had a drink with a wonderful view and then ate lunch at a food truck park! We tried @shortysonwheels and it was AMAZING! Then we headed back to change for dinner and a broadway show! We ate at Carmines and saw Of Mice and Men with James Franco, Chris O’Dowd and Leighton Meester. SO MUCH FUN!
Saturday- We got up and went to see Barndard College at Columbia Univeristy where AOII was founded! Then walked to see Central Park! We went to meet my cousin and stopped by Radio City Music Hall and 30 Rock. We met up with my cousin and ate lunch in her neck of the woods then ventured to see the Empire State Building. Then ventured for some Juniors Cheesecake! After that she left and we decided to see an off Broadway show called Avenue Q…. HILARIOUS! Of course we were starving afterwords so we went to a hole in the wall to get some true NY Pizza…. MY FAV!
I wore my Fitbit on the last day and we walked of 25,000 steps and 10+ miles! SO CRAZY. We loved it and hope to visit again soon! Below are a few fun pictures!