The new acceptable form of Bulimia.

{{ TRIGGER WARNING: Eating Disorders }}

I’m livid right now, friends, and I have been ever since I found out about this new type of weight loss procedure called The Aspire Assist.

Let’s watch their little video, shall we?

Right. So what you’re telling me here is that I can eat pretty much whatever I feel like – I could binge eat if I really wanted to (as long as I chew it all carefully, of course) – and 20 minutes after, all I have to do is empty a third of the contents of my stomach via a tube that leads out to a port on my belly?

You’re basically giving me your blessing to purge?

Does this sound familiar at all?

Because it sounds a lot like bulimia to me, minus the sore throat and bad teeth due to stomach acid in the mouth. Does that make it ok? Because it’s coming out of a different hole?

Bulimia is a mental health disorder. People with bulimia tend to show signs of depression, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorders. They’re also at risk for substance abuse problems and suicidal behavior.

Constant monitoring of food and weight can become an obsession. A person with bulimia may binge in secret and hide evidence of food and laxatives. Having to keep secrets contributes to the cycle of stress and anxiety.

Bulimia may cause moodiness and irritability. Compulsive exercising or preoccupation with appearance are common symptoms. It’s not unusual for someone with bulimia to spend a lot of time thinking about food and how to control it. This may be accompanied by feelings of embarrassment and shame. It’s hard to measure the emotional cost.
The effects of Bulimia on the body.

I mean, come on. You honestly think people aren’t going to take advantage of this procedure? I know what I’m like. I have a lap-band (which has caused so many problems that I’ll talk about in another post) and in the past, during strict diets, I would binge on carbs knowing that it would cause a blockage right where the lapbang squeezed my stomach, which would cause me to throw it all back up. I was so pleased with myself to have been able to taste the delicious carbs, but not let my body digest it.
I would be so tempted to use the Aspire Assist as a way to eat mac ‘n’ cheese croquettes all day every day, as long as I emptied the tube after every 20 minutes of stuffing my face.

How are these physicians going to guarantee the patient’s mental health will be ok? Every decision to eat something naughty will be made knowing that they can purge after.

This makes me sad, readers. It makes me sad that what the world is basically saying to us fat people is that it’s better to have an eating disorder than to be fat. It’s better to have your mental health compromised than be fat.

When will we be left alone?

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Who doesn’t love a MARVEL crop?

MARVEL tshirt from Kmart
MARVEL tshirt from Kmart

Did you guys know that I’m a total Avengers fan? Hot dudes, serious ass-kicking, humour, adventure and Joss Whedon’s writing and directing. I mean, what’s not to love?

I found this t-shirt in the menswear section of Kmart and just had to take it home for another Mod post. So here it is, flat on my bed. All you need is a pair of scissors for this one! Don’t you just love an easy mod?

My main tip when it comes to cropping tees is to always remember that us fat ladies have extra padding (duh) – not to mention boobs, which means things tend to shorten without you having to cut much off. MEASURE! Or if you’re like me and constantly lose your measuring tape, cut a little bit off at a time. I have wasted many a tee by getting too cocky and cutting too much off because I’ve been lazy. Don’t be lazy, friends! This mod is already so quick anyway, so no cutting corners… so to speak.

Marvel Tee

First off, I cut about 10cm off the bottom. I tried it on, and I found that it was still way too long. I ended up cutting off almost another 10cm and had to cut off half of the “MARVEL” logo, which doesn’t really bother me because the image of the Avengers is more important!

Take your time! Mistakes on the neckline will be visible!
Take your time! Mistakes on the neckline will be visible!

Then I flipped the t-shirt upside down and starting working on the neck. Without using a tape measure or ruler, I estimated 7cm from the shoulder seam and started to cut a wider neck – making sure to take my time so the cut would be neat.

FINISHED!
FINISHED!

I was going to cut the sleeves too, but they ended up being a perfect length for me.

AVENGERS, ASSEMBLE!
AVENGERS, ASSEMBLE!

Have you guys been doing any mods lately? Leave your links in the comments below! xox

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CHALLENGE ANNIHILATED!

30daysofseraphim

Wow! 30 Days of Seraphim has ended. Phew. That was honestly a lot harder than I thought it would be but I really enjoyed being challenged to plan my outfits ahead of time. Usually, I just wear whatever I feel like wearing on any given day. Not going to lie – that happened a few times during April… you can tell by the amount of Black Harem Pants that are on display. Not even sorry, y’all.

Here is the gallery!

There is one integral thing I learned about my designs though – I really do need to take winter fashion designing more seriously. One of the main reasons why I was constantly in the harem pants is because I don’t make many tunic tops that can be worn with nice thick leggings, and – as much as I love chiffon – it’s obviously not going to work through most of winter.

So, I’m going to be coming out with a small collection of winter clothes hopefully sometime in July.

What was your favourite look?

What should my next monthly challenge be??

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Cutting a V-Neck Cropped Jumper.

Let's get to cutting this shit up!
Let’s get to cutting this shit up!

Hello my loves! Another day, another mod! This one is a simple one so I’ll keep this post nice and short.

I wanted to make a V-Neck cropped top from this lovely gradient jumper. Again, I bought this one from Kmart (can you tell I went on a bit of a spree?).

Anyway, just like the first jumper I posted, I cut along the waistband first and then tried it on.

Make sure you cut as straight as you can! Use the waistband as your guide!
Make sure you cut as straight as you can! Use the waistband as your guide!

I had to cut the jumper a few more times to get it just right, and then I moved onto the neckline. I decided to make a V-neck and luckily, this jumper had the perfect guide for me to follow.

Use this point as a guide when cutting your V-Neck.
Use this point as a guide when cutting your V-Neck.

I measured 5cm away from the neck seam and cut down to that point. As you can see, my first cut wasn’t as centred as it should have been so I very carefully adjusted it with my scissors.

And there you go!
And there you go!

And here’s the final look!

Yay!
Yay!
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