I was watching tv last night, and apparently there is a tv show on that has models on it, and its like a game show. I think its to find the world's smartest model. Ben Stein hosts it. A plate of food is places in front of the models, and if they get the question right, or maybe its wrong, the model has to eat. How awful is that? Not that the model has to eat the food, but that it is enforcing bad food habits for people. On top of that, they have a model with a plate of food in front of her saying that if she does well (or badly) then she must eat whether she wants to or not. And then you have the whole thing about how models starve themselves and all... Which is offensive to me as a person who is recovered from my ed and I'm also an amatuer model, so that just pisses me off even more. I used to like Ben Stein too... now I'm angry that he would participate in such a show. Maybe he's broke? I wish that the media wouldn't make fun of people with eating disorders. Eating disorders are the most deadly mental disorder, even more deadly than suicide and depression, and I've never heard anyone in the media openly making fun of people who commit suicide. I've heard people make fun of cutters, people who have schizophrenia, and things like that, but that isn't right either. People are so insensitive.
Putting that aside, I would like to do something positive for myself. I am looking to get tattooed soon. I recently saw an episode of LA Ink where a girl went to the tattoo shop and got a flower or something tattooed on her back with the NEDA symbol or something like that, because she had recovered from her ed and she wanted to commemorate that and everything. I thought it was a really good idea... and I don't want to copy the same thing that she did, but I am thinking of doing something similar. I was wondering if anyone else has gotten a tattoo to help them feel empowered or if anyone has any ideas for a design or something.
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