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I Am Anorexic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,670 People

    I've just turned 17 and I'm just under 90

    pounds. I've found anorexia so hard but recently I've been a lot better. I've got my weight upto where I am and I'm feeling a lot healthier. Obviously I have my bad days, but it's too be expected. Ultimately I think I'm finally beginning to win my battle.
    ameliap ameliap 18-21, F Feb 9, 2014

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    Every day is a constant battle with myself.

    I try to think positive but then I look in a mirror and see all these flaws that I know are all in my head but I can't let them go...The only thing I think of is that I just want to be thin. People tell me I am but there's this voice in my head that tells me they are lying and I...
    Ana104 Ana104 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've seen this girl named Ana.

    She's pretty thin and tall. She has the smallest frame I've ever seen. And not one single flaw. I met this girl named Ana. She introduced herself today. She seems so very nice and kind. She says she wants to stay. I know this girl named Ana. She's so perfect and it's true. I'm...
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm 5'5' and about 150lbs.

    . This is the most I have weighed my whole - I'm no longer able to wear outfits I used to wear and I'm sick of people making comments about my eating / body! I want to become anorexic in the worst way.. I just don't know where to start
    hgonynor hgonynor 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    I am 5'7 and currently weigh 116.

    My goal is to be under 110. These measly 6 pounds are so hard to lose. especially now that's it's summer and food is everywhere!! I feel like I don't look very thin right now but I know I'm close. I mainly just want to loose fat in my face.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 30

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    I'm sick of feeling like crap

    whenever I come into contact with food. I feel guilty every time I even think about eating. I want to try to get better...I used to be a runner and ran every day but now I don't have the energy anymore. I want to lose weight and be skinny and I don't want to feel so upset and...
    lovelybones14 lovelybones14 18-21, F May 31

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    Whos With Me

    I have an anorexia nervosa. The last 8 months have been a living hell for me. I slipped along unnoticed by my parents for a month then they caught on to my constant stomach aches or fullness they let it go fpr another month hoping it was just a terrible teenager phase. Oh boy...
    TryinghardAlltogethernow TryinghardAlltogethernow 18-21 2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    It Isn'T Fair

    Look at me, I'm so damn skinny. I only weigh 260lbs. Someone help me gain weight. I hate being anorexic
    gainergirljiggles gainergirljiggles 22-25, F 13 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    I've been trying to eat about 900 calories a day

    since summer started a week or 2 ago. So far so good, but some days are better than others. My average intake is like 934 a day. I'm currently 5"9 and 110lbs. My next goal is 108 and ugw is 105. I'm so close. But tomorrow I'm going to my best friends birthday party at a water...
    Brimmless Brimmless 18-21, F Jun 29

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    Feel so fat and disgusting.

    Please don't hate😒
    tinyanorexic tinyanorexic 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    These 'pro ana' people are ridiculous.

    Eating disorders aren't a choice. You don't get to choose to be anorexic or not. How stupid.
    Tilly95 Tilly95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    This month will mark a full 2 years I've been

    recovered completely, I can honestly say anorexia is NOTHING like you think it is, it hurts me to see thousands of little girls, looking at models, and thinking "I want to be like that" because that's exactly what I did. I WAS that little girl that was jealous of skinny models...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses May 12

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    An Open Plea to Ana's Everywhere...

    Look, I'm the exact opposite of anorexic. My only eating disorder is that I like food and drink a little bit too much. Yep. I'm fat. Some days it's hard being the fat guy. Others, I wouldn't trade it for anything. I was once well north of 330lbs... Today, I am down to 280lbs...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 31 Responses Mar 16, 2008

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    My weights been going down drastically in the

    past week I've lost almost 5 pounds only this week I love it but hate it
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    I am sarah... I am 15

    and im 5'4 or 5'3 and i weigh 175 pounds... I used to weigh 120 until my oldest sister killed herself.. Food was the only thing that would comfort me... I need help ... Some one please do help me... My body is a disgrace to me i took such a tragic turn for the worse ... I want...
    newanorexicgirl newanorexicgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses May 25

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    I'm really bad with my anorexia today.

    .... I've been struggling with it since I'm 14years old. When I was younger, I started with the mindset to be thin like other girls, but as time went on and I eventually became thin it continued. Over the years, it had shifted from a yearning to be pretty to a compulsion. When...
    exhuberantviolet exhuberantviolet 18-21, F Jan 11

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    I'm 17, 5'0" and weigh 112 lbs.

    I used to be extremely overweight, weighing almost 150 lbs. but within two months I dropped 30 pounds and am still dropping. I avoid eating at home but during school or summer camp I try to eat normal. Every morning I wake up at 6 and take an hour and a half long run even though...
    brir101 brir101 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    You're Probably Anorexic If...

      Please take the time to read this entire story before commenting. Comments that do not follow the Community Standards will be promptly reported and removed.  You're probably anorexic if... You've memorized the calorie content of virtually everything...
    takethesebrokenwings takethesebrokenwings 22-25, F 21 Responses Sep 17, 2010

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    I didn't used to be anorexic.

    I just kept noticing how big my legs and stomach were.. I'm 5'2", and I was 105 pounds. Now since I haven't been eating as much I've gotten down to 102.5. What do you guys think my goal weight should be? Right now I think 90-95.
    anacheerleader anacheerleader 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    am a man struggling with anorexia.

    I tell myself it will be ok but I don't know that it will. Just today I was hungry, I wanted to eat. I walked to the sandwich shop and bought a sandwich. Brown bread with chicken breast. I felt bad asking for it, it was wrong it will make me fat. She asked if I wanted butter and...
    ohfunk ohfunk 26-30, M Jun 25

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    I want a pro Ana buddy.

    To text/email. I'm 20. 140 goal-110. I want someone in their 20's.
    Auracat Auracat 18-21, F Jun 27

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    I'm so sick of being anorexic,

    I can't be a normal teen. I was pulled out of school to go treatment, then when I come home I have to be homeschool and go to all these doctors appointments. I can't even go to Carol-winds with my Girl Scout troop next week. None of my "friends" talk to me. Whenever they are...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 14, 2014

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    My mom is horribly alert towards my eating

    habits... And lately she started to actually watch me eat something... I feel so horrible, but what can I do!? I even tired throwing up afterwards to try and convince her that I can't eat anything... I really don't know what to do... I feel awful eating when she looks at me...
    Bikiexd Bikiexd 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    "You look like a model!

    ".. But it's been the ugliest thing I could do to myself.
    lilqueenbee lilqueenbee 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 18, 2014

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    the best advice I could give to anyone is to

    think before they stop eating. its not worth it. u feel pretty u look skinny u might get compliments u might look at the mirror and finally smile. but then u can't look at food without feeling disgusted. u can't eat a bite of food without feeling bad. u may see the number on the...
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 4 Responses May 25

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    I went on an hour long walk

    after a concert tonight and one of my neighbors called the police. As soon as I heard the sirens I of course ran quickly back to my home, but I had no idea they had been called for me. When I went inside and grabbed a glass of water I saw that an ambulance was making its way...
    LittleChut LittleChut 18-21, F May 30

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    I've been trying to eat about 900 calories a day

    since summer started a week or 2 ago. So far so good, but some days are better than others. My average intake is like 934 a day. I'm currently 5"9 and 110lbs. My next goal is 108 and ugw is 105. I'm so close. But tomorrow I'm going to my best friends birthday party at a water...
    Brimmless Brimmless 18-21, F Jun 29

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    I am 5'9 and 14 years old.

    I weigh 85 pounds and am hoping to loose more soon. My Eating Schedule: Monday- Wednesday 6 Crackers A Day. Thursday-Friday: Nothing Saturday: 13 blueberries Sunday: Nothing Thank Goodness I Have gym after lunch.
    EternallyScreamingInSilence EternallyScreamingInSilence 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I live of gum and water.

    I hate looking at myself cuz all I see is this fat girl I used to be. I need to lose more weight... I've gained 2kg over the past month cuz I haven't had my scale around to control it with... I need to lose them again. Please help me if you have any ideas how I can do it that I...
    Bikiexd Bikiexd 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Just when I think I am getting better the bad

    thoughts start up again. I lost so much weight after my divorce, I was getting so many compliments, and I looked amazing. Now, however, I've gained a lot of that weight back and it scares me. I've never been good at losing weight on purpose. It always triggers me to do too much...
    lil0miss0sunshine lil0miss0sunshine 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    xbutterflyanax xbutterflyanax 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    Hey guys, I'm here to help of you need it.

    I promise I can help you and I promise you're not alone. Seriously, message me.
    Kittykat2174 Kittykat2174 18-21, F Jul 25

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    Yesterday was a failure.

    Thanks to a birthday party and my own weakness, I ended up around 1,465. Today I'm gonna try to keep it below 400 to compensate.
    Brimmless Brimmless 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I'm so drained It's hitting me hard right

    now I'm crying and I'm tired but I can't stop It's so freakin exhausting but I can't help myself I don't want to.
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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    I really just need someone

    that understands me. I am addicted to thinspo and model obsessed. no one seems to understand, and it sucks. I feel so alone and empty. my friends are sick of me constantly bringing up calorie intake and work out plans. sometimes even goal weights. I know I shouldn't be talking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I feel so fat I am 5ft 7

    and weigh 89 pounds I am not sure when to do my psychiatrist is an idiot and does not understand
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I Want To Be Anorexic..

    im 18 years old and i am over weight! see i dont mind my face and top half of my body but its my legs and belly i hate i dont even eat bad ataall and i dont sit around eeating 24-7 iv tried every diet there is and all i wanna do is become anorexic because i hate my life im sick...
    5 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    I Need An Ana Buddy.

    I just started with this and I don't want to give in before I give myself a chance. I'm a dependent person and with the recent death of my grandmother and the heartbreak of a significant other giving up on me... Well let's just say I have too much, I'm tired of being fat and I...
    failureisnotanoption failureisnotanoption 16-17, F 19 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    Attempting To Recover- My Experience

    A month ago, I was put in the emergency room because of cardiac arrest. Let me tell you, I was right in the middle of drivers Ed. How embarrassing it is to have your heart stop working with 30 classmates around you is awful. I couldn't breathe, I turned blue, and I shook...
    Musicgirl84 Musicgirl84 18-21, F 37 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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    UmaModern UmaModern 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2014

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    We Have A Serious Problem. . . A Must Read

    There seems to be a growing trend with these postings on this group looking for ana buddies. Lets address this issue.    Ana buddies is an oxy-moron. Buddies, or friends, don't encourage each other to destroy their health and injure their bodies. Real friends...
    takethesebrokenwings takethesebrokenwings 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 13, 2010

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    I'm scared. I'm scared

    for my health, mentally and physically. I'm scared I'm becoming anorexic. I know I'm skinny (112 pounds) but I feel fat. I feel like I need to be skinnier than everyone in the room. I feel like I have a bulge. I've been cutting back on my eating, counting calories, and feeling...
    earth707 earth707 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    I'm 5'7 and 145 pounds.

    I use to weigh 115. I have no idea where it all went. I was fit. And now I feel like I'm huge. I have thunder thighs. And a huge muffin top. I need support. I am going to get rid of it. I'll do whatever it takes. even if I stop eating. I need someone to help me through this.
    Weenabean Weenabean 16-17 3 Responses Jun 19

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    Tomorrow Im not eating breakfast

    and its not being served at school tomorrow(half day)!So I don't have to act normal and eat! And maybe not dinner if my parents aren't home tomorrows going to be a good day:)
    nicole5227 nicole5227 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    Im The Age Of 13 I Am In 8th Grade.

    I Am 5foot, 3 Inches... I Am 95-100 Pounds Non Stop Up And Down. I Need A Ana Buddy?? I Need A Strict One Fast
    devinamerman devinamerman 13-15, F 11 Responses Jan 24

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