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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Definitions

CW: Current weight, how much you currently weigh.

HW: High weight, the heaviest weight you've been or the weight you started pro Ana at.

LW: Low weight, the lowest weight you've been at.

GW1: Goal weight one.

GW2: Goal weight two.

UGW: Ultimate goal weight, the weight you want to be at forever. :)

Ana: Anorexia (duh)

Mia: Bulimia (once again, duh)

ED: Eating disorder.

EDNOS: Eating disorder not otherwise specified.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Exercise Equipment

In addition to not eating that much, you are going to have to exercise regularly. Here are some options:

A) Going to the gym. While this may work for some people, it is often better to work out alone. That way, if you push yourself hard, you won't get any weird looks because there will be nobody around to look at you.
B) Get a treadmill to use at home. I recently did this, and it has definitely paid off.
C) Buy a set of weights: five pounds, ten pounds, whatever works for you.
D) Get a Wii. This might seem a little strange, but it actually works. Programs like Just Dance and sport games (basketball, soccer, etc.) work the best because they get you moving. However, don't buy Wii Fit– it will tell you that you're fatter than you are, and the "exercises" on the program do virtually nothing to help you loose weight.
E) Don't use equipment. You can do crunches, sit-ups, push-ups, jumping jacks, cartwheels, jogging, jump rope, walking, jumping (yes, I said jumping) and running all in your back yard.
F) Biking. You can either get a stationary bike in your house, or ride an actual bicycle around your town.

Tell me if I missed any, I know I did. :)

Stay strong.
-S

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Bracelet Project


For anyone who doesn't know, the Bracelet Project is made up of people who wear different colored bracelets, (usually on the left wrist) each color representing a different disease or disorder.
If you see someone wearing a bracelet and you think they may be involved in the Bracelet Project, point at your bracelet and nod. If they nod and point and their bracelet, too, you can safely assume that they are part of the Bracelet Project.
Some of you may be waiting until you're "good enough" to wear a bracelet. Don't wait! The Bracelet Project is a good way to find more Anas.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Find Out Why You Binge

Binge: When you overeat to an extreme amount, eating until your stomach hurts and is bloated.

We've all binged before. Binging repeatedly can be harmful to your health, and most of all, your weight! Want to stop binging? This can help.

After your next binge, (and don't binge just so you can do this activity and have an excuse to binge) grab your ana notebook and a pen. You can use a voice recorder too, but make sure nobody can hear you as you're talking.

Make a bulleted list of all the emotions you're feeling. (Ex: Guilt, shame, ect.) Make a list of everything you were feeling before your binge. Try to see why you overate: were you bored? Were you sad?
Write down all your thoughts and emotions from after binging, so you can look back at them the next time you want to binge. Once you remind yourself how you'll feel afterwards, you might not want to binge.

Try to stay away from food when you're feeling an emotion that could trigger your binging.

Stay strong!
-S

Monday, June 24, 2013

ABC Diet

Day 1: 500 cal
Day 2: 500 cal
Day 3: 300 cal
Day 4: 400 cal
Day 5: 100 cal
Day 6: 200 cal
Day 7: 300 cal
Day 8: 400 cal
Day 9: 500 cal
Day 10: Fast
Day 11: 150 cal
Day 12: 200 cal
Day 13: 400 cal
Day 14: 350 cal
Day 15: 250 cal
Day 16: 200 cal
Day 17: Fast
Day 18: 200 cal
Day 19: 100 cal
Day 20: Fast
Day 21: 300 cal
Day 22: 250 cal
Day 23: 200 cal
Day 24: 150 cal
Day 25: 100 cal
Day 26: 50 cal
Day 27: 100 cal
Day 28: 200 cal
Day 29: 200 cal
Day 30: 300 cal
Day 31: 800 cal
Day 32: Fast
Day 33: 250 cal
Day 34: 350 cal
Day 35: 450 cal
Day 36: Fast
Day 37: 500 cal
Day 38: 450 cal
Day 39: 400 cal
Day 40: 350 cal
Day 41: 300 cal
Day 42: 250 cal
Day 43: 200 cal
Day 44: 200 cal
Day 45: 250 cal
Day 46: 200 cal
Day 47: 300 cal
Day 48: 200 cal
Day 49: 150 cal
Day 50: Fast

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I'm Baaaaaaack!

Hey, everybody. Sorry I was MIA... I gave up on Ana for a while.

It's summer now, I'm out of school, and I'm on day 2 of the ABC diet. The ABC diet is short for Ana Boot Camp, and yeah, I'll post it. It's supposed to give really great results; people loose about 15-25 pounds while on it.

Here's a few ABC-related tips:
-Try to eat fairly healthily while on it. I suggest only eating fruits & vegetables, or just eating a lot more of them.
-Once you're finished, SLOWLY increase the total of calories you consume.
-Not completely satisfied with the results? Start it again.
-If, at the end, you're satisfied with the results, try the skinny healthy girl diet to maintain your weight.
-Break the ABC diet with something low-cal, and continue to eat healthily, otherwise you might gain some of the weight back.
-While on the ABC diet, keep drinking lots of water while on the ABC.

Personally, here's my plan:
I'm doing the ABC diet for the summer, (1 1/2 times roughly) so I can be skinny for school. C will regret EVER calling me fat.

I'll try to post as often as I can.

Stay strong.

-S

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Fasting/Semi-Fasting Tips

So, I think I found a strategy for fasting. I'll test it tomorrow, or possibly today if I feel like it.

When you wake up in the morning, the first thing you need to do is make a bulleted list of everything you want to accomplish in that day. Don't take how much time each task will take into account; the goal of doing this is to over-book yourself so you'll be busy all day and won't have time to eat. You should try to put about ten things on the list, more if you have a lot of free time.

You can accomplish the tasks on your list in the order that you wrote them down, or do them randomly. Mine for today might look like this:
-Take a shower
-Do math homework
-Read three books
-Practice two concert pieces on the piano
-Update blog
-Continue writing "Once Upon a Time"
-Watch 'Speak' movie on my laptop again
-Go on DBPB.com for a while
I would add two more to make it an even ten, but math and the two books is already four hours...
You get the idea.

If you don't finish everything on your list that day (which hopefully you won't), don't worry about it. You don't even have to put the things you didn't finish on tomorrow's list. WARNING: Don't put anything too physically demanding on your list if you're fasting, and still make sure to drink tons of water.

One last thing: if all your food is downstairs, try to keep yourself busy upstairs.

SEMI-FASTING VARIATION
If you're not fasting but you only want, like, one meal a day, do the list thing, but take a break at, say, twelve o'clock. Run down the stairs, grab a low-calorie food (apples, bananas, and celery are good for this), and run back up the stairs before you can take anything else. Make sure to eat it upstairs. As soon as you're done, continue with your list.

Whew, this was a long post. Hope it helped...
Love, Sarah

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Personal Update

Ugh. I hate myself... I can't stop stuffing my face!! :( I'm on vacation and I eat out at least three times a day, plus snacks. That's why I haven't posted in a while.

Wanna know the worst thing? I'm back at 130 lbs, which is what I started at. I was 119!!! My BMI was 23.24, and now it's 25.39. *Weeps*

I have to go now, but I'll post again later today if I get the chance.

Don't forget to comment, become a member of this blog, and email me at proanasarah@gmail.com. As fat as I may be, I can help!

Love, Sarah

Thinspiration

I do not own any of these images.
Enjoy!














Friday, March 29, 2013

Fasting

I don't suggest that you fast for more than a few days, a week at most, because around then, your body goes into starvation mode and you won't be able to burn any fat. Here are some tips for fasting:

DURING:
1. Try to stay away from food as much as possible
2. Fast on weekends. That way you can stay in your room all day, sleeping (or if you're a student, doing homework)
3. Make a list of things to do instead of eat
4. Youtube is your best friend
5. Google thinspiration
7. Start a short story
8. Find a new hobby (drawing, knitting, writing, ect.)
9. Go to the gym, or excersize on whatever machines you have at home
10. Start a pro ana site
11. Drink a lot of water
12. Tell anybody you live with that you...
-have a stomach ache
-aren't hungry
-are really busy and can't eat right now
-are going to eat later

AFTER
1. Break your fast with one quarter of an apple
2. Eat only fruit and food low in calories and fat for the next week
3. Make sure to drink lots of water

Stay strong!
Love, Sarah

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fidgeting Tips

Fidgeting can burn an extra 500-800 calories a day. Here's a list I made of various fidgeting... Techniques? Anyway, if you think about it too much, it'll feel weird, so just try to make it natural. Think of ways you already fidget and try to make it more elaborate. For example, I often swing my right leg back and forth, so I could change that to swinging both legs in a circular motion. Just try not to look like you're having a seizure.

Ways to Fidget
1. Swing one or both legs back and forth
2. Twirl your hair
3. Suck in your stomach (do this for one hour each day, and in a week you'll go down one inch around your stomach)
4. Stand up
5. Bounce on your toes in place
6. Jiggle a leg or two
7. Sway from side to side
8. Tap your fingers on your knees
9. Clench your butt

The ways are endless, really!

BTW, did you know that singing burns about 4 calories per minute? This is almost as effective as jumping rope for an hour. Awesome, right? So if you sang for an hour, you'd burn about 240 calories.

Also, did you know that smelling bananas helps reduce hunger? I don't think this works for everyone... It just makes me want to eat a banana... ;)

Wintergirls (& ED Books)

Hey, everybody! So, right now I'm reading Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. It's a really good book about Anorexia, it's actually what triggered me. You should read it, it actually has some helpful tips... And if you're healthy, it can also make you want to quit Ana. :)

Another ED book I've read is Perfect by Natasha Friend. It's about bulimia (or Mia), but I think you should still read it.

I'll post more later.
Love, Sarah

Metabolism Calculator

I thought it might be useful to know how many calories you burn per day, so I found a website that has a calorie calculator... http://www.webmd.com/diet/healthtool-metabolism-calculator

Also, I suggest you look up BMI Calculator on the App Store. It will tell you your BMI (body mass index) and if you are obese, overweight, normal, or underweight.
Love, Sarah

Monday, March 18, 2013

Your Ana Notebook

I find it very helpful to create an Ana notebook or journal. How do you do that? Well, I'll tell you that.

So, get a notebook. What I find works best is a fairy thick spiral bound notebook. Don't decorate the front or write "Ana Notebook" on the front; leave the cover blank. Try to get a notebook in a neutral color. It shouldn't be bright or neon because then somebody could pick it up and be like, "Oh this looks interesting." I also suggest against black or dark purple. Those are just naturally mysterious colors that scream, "Read me!"

There are many different ways to do this, but I strongly suggest putting a calorie table in the back of your notebook. Either sort the foods alphabetically or by type (ex: fruits, cakes, vegetables, cany, meat, ect). On each page, have a 'food' column, a 'quantity' column, and a 'calories' column. Example:
Food                                               Quantity                   Calories
Apple                                              1 medium                 80
Carrots                                           1 oz.                         12

Put the date somewhere on each page... And it's pretty much up to you what you do with the rest. Write Ana tips and tricks, print out pictures of thinspiration and glue or tape them into your notebook... Anything. But, there's one more thing that you absolutely HAVE to do.

Keep a daily food log, to keep track of your calories for that day. Mine for today might look like this:
    Late July Natural Cheese Crackers, 1 pack (130)
+ Subway sandwich, 1 quarter (250)
+ Banana, 1 whole (101)
___________________________________________
481 calories, 3-18-13

Love ya! Love, Sarah