January 3rd, 2007

work....work....and more work.
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How did you feel the first time that you found out that something was wrong with your body, as a result of the negative way you cared for it? (if theres been a post that is similar to this one, please let me know)

I knew from the pain I felt in my mouth that I had some cavities (I've had bulimia and would binge on carbs and pure sugar
-on and off, along with other eating disorders- ) , but the fear of finding out that something was wrong made me wait three years..... Turns out that I have gingivitis and 5 cavities. I have had other minor problems  but for some reason, because of the cost and the fact that I'm going to have to get fillings and such means that I'll be in an office -and I cannot stand Doctors offices, I've seen more than enough of them if you were to ask me- that it just hit me. I messed up my teeth and gums because I didn't take care of them properly. And I'm not blaming my eating disorder completely for my teeth, but I think it's safe to say that I it attributed the most. For some reason fear took over......and I simply became scared. I suppose because I'll be put into a place I dislike, where I cant be in control....... And I also feel horribly selfish because my parents will have to pay quite a bit of money to get things fixed, not to mention driving me to the appointments. Like a reality check, that I  don't really control my body, I merely abuse it. It's a strange world.

Photoshopping Healthier Bodies? (cont'd)

There was previously an article posted on this subject, and discussion was left open. The thread can be found here.

Few comments were made, but most seemed to be those of disbelief. "Why on earth would someone photoshop a model to make her look fatter?" No one said those particular words, but don't deny it -- a lot of you are thinking it.

Well, for those of you who wanted to see some proof, I've decided to provide a demonstration. It's very difficult to find raw photos from model photoshoot, so runway is the next best thing. Here are a few raw photos I've edited with comparison to obviously edited magazine photos. Curious? Then check 'em out! Collapse )

Obviously, there has been some editing of Vlada's photographs to make her chest and shoulders appear less bony. And don't even get me started on her legs! (I didn't have time for those.) One could argue that it's simply the lighting which makes her appear less bony, but let me point out that its the professional photographers who actively choose to have her pose and the lights shown on her in a particular way to make her more aesthetically pleasing (i.e. less bony) before editing. The better a model looks in her raw photo, the better she'll look in the edited version.

Now that I believe I've thoroughly presented my case, I'd like to ask what ya'll think about this.

Discussion: Editing photos to make models appear less skinny -- is it right? Think about the consequences concerning mental and physical health, that of the model's and the average consumer's. Also, what's worse -- editing photos to make "fat" people appear healthier, or "skinny" people to appear healthier?

I know one thing for sure -- all these photos of celebrities with perfect skin make me self-conscious about every single blemish!

Breakin' News | Skinny Women Hurt Trains

I saw this headline on AIM Today.
I'm curious to see what others think.


Skinny girls to blame for late trains?

By Chuck Bennett
amNewYork Staff Writer

January 1, 2007, 6:27 PM EST

Subway late? Blame the lady wearing a size 0.

These women -- many fainting during the morning rush hour due to crash diets -- have been a leading cause of subway delays in the past year, according to MTA personnel.

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"Sick customer," MTA-speak for a subway delay caused by an ill passenger, was the No. 3 cause of disruptions between October 2005 and October 2006, an analysis of agency statistics shows.
"You have women trying to get their bodies tight for the summer and they won¹t eat," said Asim Nelson, a Transit emergency medical technician based in Grand Central Station. "Not eating for three or four days, you are going to go down. If you don¹t eat for 12 hours you are going to get weak."

Talisa McGraw, 17, sheepishly admitted to skipping breakfast and dinner the night before she fainted on a downtown No. 4 train on her way to Manhattan Village Academy at about 8 a.m. last month.

"I felt dizzy and light and dropped down. Luckily someone got me a seat and called the conductor," she said. At Grand Central, Nelson brought her to his small office, monitored her vital signs and waited for an ambulance to take her to a hospital for a check-up.

In all, Nelson treated five women that morning, all of who fainted or reported feeling weak.

An average of 395 delays per month are caused by sick customers. Only track work and signal troubles triggered more delays.

While flu-symptoms, anxiety attacks, hangovers and heat exhaustion also strike passengers, Nelson said, they pale in comparison to fainting caused by missed meals.

The MTA, however, doesn¹t keep an official list of the nature of every sick-customer disruption.

Nelson is part of the MTA¹s "Sick Customer Response Program," which consists of EMTs and registered nurses based at transit hubs," he said.

When a rider becomes ill a conductor must stay with the person until paramedics or other appropriate emergency responders arrive. This can tie up train service, especially at stations that only have two tracks.

Bottom line: The MTA strongly urges all riders to eat something - anything - in the morning to keep the subway rolling.

over eating

I searched the memories and previous posts, but i couldnt find exactly what i was after.

firstly, i was wondering if anyone could link me to some good articles about COE? id love love to hear anyone's personal story if you've been diagnosed with it too.

secondly, ive been thinking alot about emotional eating. or over eating. some people when depressed/angry/lonely etc eat to fill up whatever void, whereas others use their emotions to fuel not eating. right???? im a bit of an emotional eater, and basically id like not to be. it usually ends up turning into a binge for me. is anyone in my situation? or has been? anyone learned a better coping mechanisim for dealing with things than comfort/binge eating?