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Default 02-24-2009, 01:08 PM

I was anorexic my freshman year. And I can safely say it's all my stepfathers fault. I was constantly called fat and teased about eating and everything else to do with food/exersize/weight by him. He was absolutely horrible about it. I was a size 0 and getting smaller before someone did anything about it. I was in the lunch room with friends (not eating, just chatting) and I got a little too into the conversation I guess and just about fainted. I fell back down into my chair and felt like I had no energy, none, not an ounce. I quickly excused myself and went outside. I guess my friends noticed this whole thing because they sent 3 of them to take me to the counsoling office, which I refused. Later that school day I was called out of class and escorted to the office. The road to recovery was a tough one, especially getting a mean drunk to stop calling me fat (at a size 0!). If there's one thing I can appreciate from that experience was that now I know that going to McDonalds won't make you fat "instantly" like I had felt when dieting or when I was anorexic. It takes a lot of time to gain weight and for that I'm thankful. If there's one thing I hated more about that experience was that it was so easy to lose weight. Once your starved it goes numb, so it's easy to stay that way. Now that I'm overweight I'm constantly reminded of how easy it was to lose 30-something pounds doing it the anorexia way. It's always a struggle, but it helps that I'm away from people who call me fat and surrounded by people who tell me I'm beautiful.


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Default 02-26-2009, 07:53 PM

I don't really have an eating disorder now (well, sorta, but its better) but when i was 12, i became a vegetarian and lost so much weight, when I was on the exercise machine I could see my bone clunk on the seat! I became worried, but then I liked the way it felt to be thin. I ate less and less. But now I'm a bit better, but I try to eat more.


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Default 04-09-2009, 10:37 PM

I'm like 5 lbs. from being Anorexic..And I can't even help that I'm losing weight...Well I can but I'm losing weight due to major stress and pressure over my dad(who I despise)...But when I was little I had a complusive disorder cause I ate all the time and I was overweight but I'm glad I'm over it
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Default 04-10-2009, 08:07 AM

I'm 16 and currently weigh a little over a 103-105 pounds. I'm 5'3 and I am a vegetarian. I can't eat foods that touch, so I have the biggest plate in the family. I also watch a lot of horror movies, so sometimes I can go a day without food because of something gross I saw on TV.


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Default 04-10-2009, 05:20 PM

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I'm like 5 lbs. from being Anorexic..And I can't even help that I'm losing weight...Well I can but I'm losing weight due to major stress and pressure over my dad(who I despise)...But when I was little I had a complusive disorder cause I ate all the time and I was overweight but I'm glad I'm over it
Okay, time for a reality check.

Being anorexic is not being underweight or losing weight. It is purposely choosing to not eat, not losing weight because of stress, and you don't necessarily have to be a stick to be anorexic. You are not anorexic, take it from a real anorexic who constantly struggles with food. As for you being a "compulsive eater" because you "ate all the time" and was overweight, not true either. Being large does not mean you are a compulsive eater. Quite frankly, I doubt you are either, so don't post here again.


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Okay, time for a reality check.

Being anorexic is not being underweight or losing weight. It is purposely choosing to not eat, not losing weight because of stress, and you don't necessarily have to be a stick to be anorexic. You are not anorexic, take it from a real anorexic who constantly struggles with food. As for you being a "compulsive eater" because you "ate all the time" and was overweight, not true either. Being large does not mean you are a compulsive eater. Quite frankly, I doubt you are either, so don't post here again.
Actually, there are two types of anorexia. Self-causing anorexia, [anorexia nervosa], and regular anorexia which is a low-appetite that results in becoming underweight.
Both are eating disorders, but only one is due to a mental state; the other, a physical state.
She could be suffering from normal anorexia. Unless she's losing weight on purpose...


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Default 04-10-2009, 06:57 PM

Actually, you're wrong. There is no such thing as regular anorexia; just the type described as anorexia nervosa. Some people think that bulimia is another kind of anorexia, but I've never once seen anyone think that having a small appetite counts.


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Default 04-10-2009, 07:23 PM

Eating disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anorexia_(symptom)

As you can see, there is only anorexia nervosa under eating disorders. Having a small appetite is simply that, a small appetite. It is not an eating disorder, which is deeply rooted in psychological issues. Having a small appetite (which may be referred to as the symptom of "anorexia", but is not its own separate disorder) may be a physical effect of anorexia nervosa, but it is not an eating disorder in itself. You have mistaken a symptom with a disorder, which it is not.

I state once more, you are not anorexic simply because you are underweight or losing weight. It isn't you saying "I'm fat" from time to time. Anorexia is a genuine mental problem. I genuinely believe deep down that I am overweight and have consciously limited my food in the past. Even now that I am fighting it, I still do it unconsciously and remain incredibly concerned about my shape. I have a small appetite as a result on my problem, among other issues, but my small appetite is not a disorder in itself.


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Default 05-01-2011, 11:58 PM

I feel like I'm grave-digging, but I feel that if anyone seems to stumble upon this thread, they should read more about eating disorders than just some people saying things like "I skipped lunch, I think I'm anorexic"... etc.

Please do not say that I am being harsh or don't know what I am talking about, because I do. I have been diagnosed and came out of recovery around September last year. Not many people knew I had/have anorexia, because well, like most people, I kept it a secret. I am posting it here because I want people to know what it's like, so they don't want an eating disorder.

So to start off, I'm a 7th-grader, and 13 years old. I've been battling with anorexia for a little over a year now. I am 5'2" and the highest I've ever weighed was 99lbs, after recovery. The lowest I've been (through anorexia, not like when I was in kindergarten or whatever) was 71 lbs last year.

I hate when people only think you can be anorexic when you aren't "stick thin". People in my old support group were sometimes hefty, some looked like they would break if you touched them. It varies.

When you have anorexia, you don't just "starve yourself", you eat. You eat to get a faster metabolism, which burns more calories. When you skip meals, you slow your metabolism down, so it is harder to lose weight, and you sometimes gain weight after. Also, it makes it more tempting to binge. Also, a lot of people, including me, exercised. I would eat a small breakfast, skip lunch, and small dinner. In a normal week I would exercise at least 30 minutes cardio, with karate 2 days a week for half an hour, and soccer 3 days for 2 hours. I was normally eating about 500 calories a day, but burning double or triple that. If I had anything more than 700 calories I would quickly go to the bathroom and vomit it up.

Anorexia sucks. It is the hardest thing I have ever overcome in my life, and I am easily triggered. I am currently 94 lbs, and eating around 900-1000 calories a day. (Wayyy below normal, I know. But I still have a urge to purge/vomit if I eat over 1300ish or anything close)

If anyone would like to lose weight, I would recommend doing it with a healthy diet. I would never in my life wish anorexia upon anyone, so take it from me, eating disorders such as anorexia is unbelievably hard to deal with.

(Sorry, after reading some of the posts in this thread, I had to rant..)




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Lightbulb 05-02-2011, 01:44 AM

I'm glad you got help and are recovering! Its a tough road that you are on, as some of us know, but you've gotten this far and you can stick to it. Just keep at it and if you fall, because it does happen, remember that there are people who love you and care about you and to not feel ashamed about it. I've always felt so ashamed after getting off track, its tough business keeping it straight, but you just have to get control of it again and move forward rather than beating yourself up.

You shouldn't take the comments from anyone else too seriously. Its hard for people to understand eating disorders and its really deep mental roots. Until you are in it, you can't really understand. You just need to be patient with everyone else, especially because its better they don't understand rather than experience it. I know, I'm "big" and its a shocker to people that I restricted because they expect sticks. Stereotypes just don't help with this.


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