Map of My Mind

Learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. -Albert Einstein <3
Just a teenage girl from Canada living life and finding where she belongs in the world. (headings not mine :)


Binge eating disorder affects 3-5% of women (about 5 million) and 2 % of men (3 million). (souce)

Binge eating disorder can leave you feeling stressed, depressed, and out of control. Often times it feels as if no matter how hard you try to control your eating, you’re never fully able to. If this sounds like you, read below for some tips and tricks on how to manage binge eating. 

  • Manage stress. One of the most important aspects of controlling binge eating is to find alternate ways to handle stress and other overwhelming feelings without using food. These may include exercising, meditating, using sensory relaxation strategies, and practicing simple breathing exercises.
  • Don’t Skip Meals.  Eating breakfast jump starts your metabolism in the morning. Follow breakfast with a balanced lunch and dinner, and healthy snacks in between. Stick to scheduled mealtimes, as skipping meals often leads to binge eating later in the day.
  • Avoid Your Binge Foods. You’re much more likely to overeat if you have junk food, desserts, and unhealthy snacks in the house. Remove the temptation by clearing your fridge and cupboards of your favorite binge foods.
  • Stop dieting. The deprivation and hunger of strict dieting can trigger food cravings and the urge to overeat. Instead of dieting, focus on eating in moderation. Find nutritious foods that you enjoy and eat only until you feel content, not uncomfortably stuffed. Avoid banning certain foods as this can make you crave them even more.
  • Exercise. Not only will exercise help you lose weight in a healthy way, but it also lifts depression, improves overall health, and reduces stress. The natural mood-boosting effects of exercise can help put a stop to emotional eating.
  • Fight boredom. Instead of snacking when you’re bored, distract yourself. Take a walk, call a friend, read, or take up a hobby such as painting or gardening.
  • Get enough sleep. If you’re tired, you may want to keep eating in order to boost your energy. Take a nap or go to bed earlier instead.
  • Listen to your body. Learn to distinguish between physical and emotional hunger. If you ate recently and don’t have a rumbling stomach, you’re probably not really hungry. Give the craving time to pass.
  • Keep a food diary. Write down what you eat, when, how much, and how you’re feeling when you eat. You may see patterns emerge that reveal the connection between your moods and binge eating.
  • Get support. You’re more likely to succumb to binge eating triggers if you lack a solid support network. Talking helps, even if it’s not with a professional. Lean on family and friends, join a support group, and if possible consult a therapist.


All of the above tips are steps that I took to help overcome binge eating and they’re the same steps that I give to people everyday. Please, if you feel like there is no way out, know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You are not alone and you can beat this! 

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~ Dani (little-miss-curvy)

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I was experimenting with different ways to really visualize the actual scoring potential of our top AA’ers so! I made a few graphs following all their AA performance from the past two seasons.  WHO DOESN’T LOVE CHARTS!!!!!  Apologies if I missed any, these are the ones I had recorded.  intentionally left out were those that I couldn’t find apparatus-by-apparatus results for, like 2013 Romanian Nationals and a couple 2013 domestic Chinese competitions all of which would’ve been super helpful to see relative to Antwerp.  Boooooo, everyone be as good as the US at having this info easily accessible in the future, thanks.  D-scores noted only where they were given officially with the results.

Didn’t do Shang Chunsong since these took some time and she was still vaulting a FTY last week so tbh I’d say that counts her out of the podium race.  If she shows up at Qual’s with a DTY, I…won’t actually regret not doing one for her?  I hope she does just to make things exciting??

Some Observations:

  • Was part of my motivation for this to see how much of a freaky cyborg Ross looked like on paper?  Maybe.  Her lines are relatively straight, minus some domestic inflation and a couple mistakes.  
  • Doing this made me pretty convinced it’ll be 1. Biles, 2. Mustafina, 3. Iordache.  Biles, duh.  Looking at this, it’s definitely clear Mustafina and Iordache are working to up their problem apparatuses (with hiccups, but still.  look at Iordache breaking 14 three times on bars this year!), while Yao just hasn’t done the same for floor. I’d never discount Ross doing her Robot Ross thing and outconsistenting everyone to that silver or bronze, tho. 
  • Biles’ straight-ass vault line all the way up in the stratosphere makes me so happy.
  • Missing from this is the fact that Mustafina’s highest beam score in Antwerp was in event finals (14.9, almost a point higher than her other two sets) and her most recent beam score is actually the 15.567 she scored in the Russian Cup EFs — again, almost a point higher than her beam in the AA.  Obvs, it’d be great for her if she could pull that out a couple days early this time around.
  • Did you know that Iordache’s sole hit beam set in Antwerp gleaned the 2nd highest E score on beam from the entire competition? An 8.866. Gym fandom can be a little down on her form, but judges undeniably love her on beam, as was evidenced by the Great Zeng v Iordache Doha E Score Debate of 2013.  I don’t think she’ll quite get up to the 7.2 routine she debuted at Romanian Nationals but an upper 6’s d-score + upper 8’s e-score = the kind of big score that will be gamechanging for her, imo.  Generally she may be the one who has upped the difficulty of her program the most, if she gets close to her 5.8/6.2/7.2/6.5 potential.
  • Predictions, for funBiles will just squeak past 61.  Mustafina and Iordache will both break 60.  (That’s pretty optimistic, but I’m feeling an upward trajectory for them.) Ross will continue to hover around 59 while Yao lands in the upper 58’s.  Typing those sentences made me feel like a weatherman.  Anyways, someone’s gonna fall and mess that up but I would rather they not, so.  Let’s live in magical splatless hypotheticals a little longer.


Aliya’s Floor difficulty will either be 7.8 or 3.5 there’s no in between. I’ll have to Hold my breath everytime untill she does (or doesn’t) do that fucking turn and I’m nervous.


Aliya Mustafina - Floor Exercise, 2014 World Championships Podium Training



World championships is less than a week away and Simone is doing cartwheels on her hotel bed and running into walls. Somebody stop her.

Not only do we need to keep her uninjured, we need to keep her focused..


But I mean I really can’t blame her for this one.

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He’s back to compete.

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seriously how do these girls practice with marta staring at them like that


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Can we talk about the fact that Aliya Mustafina, Andreea Raducan and Flavia Saraiva are all born on the same day?

Golden past, golden present, golden future.

Today Aliya Mustaina turns 20 years old.Let that sink in.
Happy birthday, Tsarina! 
30 september 1994

Happy 20th Birthday! 
"The reason I respect her so much (Aliya Mustafina) is because I still can’t work out how she does what she does. In principle, we all train at the same level. She doesn’t stand out from the rest of us that much during training. We all work equally hard, we all try equally hard but when she steps out into the arena during a competition she becomes a goddess." - Ksenia Afanasyeva


Happy 20th Birthday!

"The reason I respect her so much (Aliya Mustafina) is because I still can’t work out how she does what she does. In principle, we all train at the same level. She doesn’t stand out from the rest of us that much during training. We all work equally hard, we all try equally hard but when she steps out into the arena during a competition she becomes a goddess." - Ksenia Afanasyeva

Happy 20th Birthday Aliya Mustafina

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The Nordic Countries

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