Tuesday, 21 August 2012

WIAW - a regular old Sunday

Before I jump into today's WIAW post, I have a bit of a serious question to ask you all.

I am studying journalism as you probably all know. One of our assingments is to write a feature article for any magazine we chose. I have chosen to write an article about online media and the impact on women's body image. I am looking at all kinds of online media - Tumblr, pintrest and twitter with their 'thinspo' blogs, and also healthy living blogs. Now personally, as I write a semi-healthy living blog/cooking blog, I don't have an issue with healthy living blogs. Obviously.

But there are others who do. And I think if I am going to talk about online media and body image, healthy living blogs are a huge part of that. So if I could get some help from you guys, actual healthy living bloggers, it would be fantastic. I am looking for people who have suffered from an ED or believe they have body image issues to discuss their opinion on healthy living blogs and whether they are helpful or a hinderance (ie if you feel guilty when you see the standard set by others when it comes to exercise, clean eating, etc) to recovery. I am also looking for regular healthy living bloggers, sufferers of an ED or not, to provide information about the healthy living blogger world. I obviously know a lot about it, but I don't think it's very fair to quote myself in an article.

I promise the questions would not be too personal unless you are ok with it, and I would NEVER take anything out of context. This article is not aimed to be slanted in any way (unlike that infamous Marie Claire one) and is more of a general overview of the world created by online media and its impact on the body image of women. If anyone would be ok with being emailed some questions, please let me know. If you want to email me instead of commenting, please do that. I would prefer it if you would let me name you and your blog in the article, but anonymity is also fine with me.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and it would be incredibly helpful to ask some of you guys questions. Now, onto the much more happier topic of WIAW.

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As usual, thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting.


This weekend it was just me and my roommate Yvonne, as our other roommate was away. Copious amounts of tv and popcorn was consumed every afternoon. On Sunday, I didn't have a lot of uni work to do because I had drafted most of my articles already. I got up really early as usual, as I can't sleep past six, and had a great breakfast. I had baked oatmeal with banana and strawberry, which was great on the cold morning. This is unpictured, because it wasn't pretty.

After I finished my work that morning I had a great lunch - whole weat bread with ham, pineapple and cheese - like a Hawaiian pizza. I also had apple with peanut butter and muesli. I actually only ate the half the apple.



I made Congo squares with M&Ms for the roommates and snacked on the batter and then the warm squares. It was ok, but a bit sweet for my liking. I felt a bit sick so I didn't eat much else.


After I cleaned the whole apartment I went for a run at the gym. Managed 5km on the treadmill, which I usually can't do as my ankles hurt a fair bit. Then me and the roomie settled down to watch a few hours of tv, armed with popcorn and vegetable chips. These chips are amazing! Sweet potato, carrot, beetroot and parsnip. I hated the beetroot but the rest we great!


Then I made this dinner. It was fantastic. Recipe will be up soon.


And that was my lovely, relaxing Sunday. Hope you are all having a great week so far, and if you can help me, it would be greatly appreciated!

22 comments:

  1. Hi Bec. Your article idea sounds great! Journalism must be an interesting subject to study. I'd be more than happy to help you out. As you may know I suffered from an ED, but am healthy now. Just email me whenever you have questions ready.
    Happy WIAW!

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    1. Oh yay Antonia I was hoping you would say you would be able to help me! :) Didn't want to creep you out by asking though haha. Happy Wednesday :)

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  2. Those congo squares look delicious. I don't, well I know they wouldn't last long around here :) haha

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    1. Haha, well the M&M's definitely were worth it ;)

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  3. Your article definitely sounds like an awesome subject to write about.. I might be able to help you out! Congo bars are just so tasty, and never ever too sweet for me, but then I have a raging sweet tooth haha

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    1. Thanks Tessa :) I sure appreciate it. I'd never heard of congo bars before - but I loved eating the M&M's haha

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  4. I love pineapple on anything, so your breakfast sounds like something right up my alley!

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    1. Oh my god, pineapple is amazing! :)

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  5. Your snack is like my heaven in a bowl. Love popcorn and those chips. Feel free to email me, I am open about my past struggle with an ED and my last year in recovery after inpatient. I would love to help. shaboa12@mail.wlu.edu

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    1. I soooo love popcorn. It's the best snack. And thanks Alex! I would love to talk to you :)

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  6. Sweet potato chips are so yummy! I haven't tried any of the other kinds yet...but think I wouldn't enjoy the beet ones either.

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    1. Oh the beetroot ones were awful :( But the rest were so amazing! :)

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  7. I love those veggies chips too! They're the best! I love your article idea too! I say go for it!

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    1. Thanks - I think I'm going to :) It should be an ok article :)

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  8. Hi. I recently found your blog and really enjoy it. I am a teen currently recovering from an eating disorder and would be happy to help you.

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    1. Oh thank you - for both the blog comment and for the willingness to help. I read your story and would love to talk to you!

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  9. what a great looking couch snack of popcorn and vegetable chips! i love sitting down with a bowl of health and light eating types foods. i like it to last a long time and crunch! this is perfect for that.

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    1. Yeah that's what I love about popcorn - it lasts for ages and is just deliciously crunchy :)

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  10. All your eats look SO good.. as always! I would love to try veggie chips sometime. Those Congo squares look delish!!

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    1. Haha well thanks. The congo bars do look pretty good - I love M&Ms though :)

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  11. That article sounds like such a neat idea. I really hope you are able to post some of your findings on here! I've suffered in the past with disordered thoughts and right now I'm on the track to healthy :)

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    1. Thanks :) I'll definitely be posting up some of the stuff I find - and probably the article haha. I'm glad you're on track to being healthy - that's fantastic! :)

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