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Resolution? Riots Not Diets! (New Year 2018)

Resolution? Riots Not Diets! (New Year 2018) Posted on 02/01/20184 Comments
Ahoy, hello! My name is Jenny. I am a thirty-something human female from Manchester in the north of England. I enjoy rainy days and sad songs, custard donuts and salt & pepper chips and beer, lentil dhal and fried okra, X-Files and Twin Peaks, fierce fat heroines and mental health advocates, dogs and cats and otters and a very special beirdo. To paraphrase Sylvia Plath: "I blog because there is a voice within me that insists on writing lots of ridiculous chuff".

My bloggo friends and acquaintances: did you know that the wonderful world of fat positivity (distinct from plain old body positivity) can hold benefits for everyone? Diversification, representation, and messages of self-love, self-worth, and intuitive eating and living are beneficial to anyone who chooses to truly hear or embrace them. January is a particularly toxic month when it comes to diet talk and hating on fat bodies (or just fearing them). Whether you’re a fatty navigating these dangerous waters (through popular media, the workplace, or other sources), a thin(-privileged) person who wants to do a little better, or a person of any size who has struggled with disordered eating, I hope this post will be useful reference for you and that it might counter some of the toxic messages you will no doubt be receiving!

Make New Year’s Resolutions That Create A Revolution – Ragen Chastain

New Year, Old Goals: Your New Year’s Diet Resolution Will Fail – Melissa A. Fabello

50 Body Acceptance New Year Resolutions (That Don’t Involve Dieting!) – Melissa A. Fabello

Our New Year’s Resolution? A Smash-The-Scale Revolution! – Jes Baker

135 Ways to Diversify your Instagram Feed – Jes Baker

New Year New View – Virgie Tovar

What I’ve learned about diets: punishing your body is not taking care of it – Lindy West

How to Stop Pursuing Weight Loss with Ijeoma Oluo

These Alternatives to Fitspo’s Messages Will Make You Rethink What it Means to Take Care of Your Body – Ronnie Ritchie

13 Experts Explain Why Diets Don’t Work And What To Do Instead – Sally Tamarkin

Basic mammal maintenance, or How to be nice to yourself – Michelle aka The Fat Nutritionist

Fat Mermaids IDGAF About Your Diet Sweatshirt (a New Year treat for you?)

My bullet journal: a black journal with a 'veganism is magic' sticker and 'feminist witch and fat cat lady' sticker.

I am not really a resolution-maker and never have been. New Year and I don’t really get along too well, but this year I have a goal to embrace my bullet journalling and not let it fall by the wayside during those times when it is actually particularly beneficial. I’ve started to look up mental health and other positive spreads on Pinterest and would love to hear your suggestions! I struggle to STOP, slow down, and take stock. I think it will be good for my racing mind and struggle to concentrate, as well as my wellbeing more generally, and if all goes well I’ll share more of my bullet journal adventures during 2018.

How about you? What are your feelings on the New Year fuss, and on resolutions?

The beautiful manatee necklace at the top of this post is from Etsy. The Veganism is Magic sticker is from Redbubble, and the Feminist Witch sticker too. The smaller stickers are from Etsy as well (1 and 2). These are not affiliate links, I just love this stuff!


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4 comments

  1. I really love the stickers on your journal, they are the most awesome.
    I am not one for New Years, it is just another day really. In the past I have tried making resolutions, but doesn’t really work out.
    This year I just want to hug Dim Sim a lot, and make pizza once a month.

  2. You know I really enjoy your link round ups? I do. And this one’s no exception (and I love your stickers too). I’m a sucker for resolutions (none weight related, I hasten to add). They’re all honourable intentions, and mostly end up being only that, rather than realities. I can dream though – this year, work less, have more fun. BTW – any good guides for bullet journalling for people that haven’t tried it yet?

    1. Thank you! I enjoy compiling them, it’s actually a great way to not forget about the wonderful articles and links I find every day 🙂

      I actually tweeted a BuJo master post the other day that has a lot of great links: https://www.hannahemilylane.com/blog/ultimate-bullet-journal-masterpost

      I like AmandaRachLee on YouTube and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/amandarachdoodles/) too 🙂

      My top tip would be to start REALLY simple, and don’t be afraid of making mistakes, and just use it however works best for you.

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