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I Am Anorexic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,644 People

    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 20 Responses Sep 17, 2010

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    It all started in fifth grade.

    I was constantly being bullied by my family and schoolmates.I was bulimic.I would eat anything in sight and then puke it up.It was so amazing to know that I could eat so much then just make myself throw up and go back to the empty feeling in my stomach.That lasted until the...
    666SkItTlEz666 666SkItTlEz666 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 7

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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 2 days ago

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    I need help today my bf had me meet his sister

    and they wanted to go to lunch ( recovering from anorexia) and I agreed but I'm still not comfortable eating in front of others yet especially if I'm just meeting them ( my bf knows this) and they kept trying to order me food and I didn't want any and when I thought they would...
    virgo1998 virgo1998 18-21, F 2 Responses May 24

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    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F May 5

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

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    I went to the doctors today.

    Turns out I've lost 14lbs since January (about 4 months ago). That really concerned her. She kept making a big deal about it. My parents got a little upset, but oh well. I might try to slow down the weight loss a little so they don't get too suspicious.
    Brimmless Brimmless 18-21, F May 11

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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 3 days ago

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    I am anorexic. My family

    and counselor are trying to help me recover but the thing is, the guilt is too much. I burn it all off anyways, even through I want to try for my family. I simply can't stop though. I keep gaining and I can't take it. I still need to lose weight, I still starve for perfection.
    CyanideSpider CyanideSpider 13-15, F May 10

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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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    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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    Ana is your mind. Don't fight it

    and you'll perfect and thin.
    IamANOREXICana IamANOREXICana 16-17, F May 4

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    Ana may be a disease

    but I look so much better with her and feel better so thank you Ana I love you😇😄!!!
    IamANOREXICana IamANOREXICana 16-17, F May 7

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    I wish I didn't eat. I wish I didn't feel empty.

    I wish I knew who I am. I wish I could go back to who I was. I wish I was skinny. I wish I was me.
    Valentine244 Valentine244 13-15, F Mar 27

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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 NEED a scale that I know is accurate.

    We only have one and I'm pretty sure it's broken because it says I've dropped 2 pounds in the last few days but I feel fatter than ever.
    Brimmless Brimmless 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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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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    The Fight Against Ana

    I will not say "I used to be anorexic". That would be a false statement, once anorexia takes over, you will always be anorexic, the thoughts will always be in the back of your head. I am a survivor of anorexia I will say. When I became anorexic, it was just an extreme diet to...
    TeenMommyof4 TeenMommyof4 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2012

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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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    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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    "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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    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 am so done with my body.

    I want to cut the fat off my stomach. I barely ate today... I had 2 crackers and a glass of water. I want to be skinny
    JustineMusey JustineMusey 13-15, F 3 Responses May 12

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    Today was weird. I originally planned to eat a

    little more than usual so people wouldnt get suspicious, but I accidently ended up eating about 400 less than usual. Huh.
    Brimmless Brimmless 18-21, F May 12

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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 2 Responses Jun 25

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    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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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 10 Responses Jan 24

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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 4 days ago

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    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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    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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    I look better healthy.

    I've struggled with anorexia for years and years. I hated my body. I wanted to set my face on fire. Now, I don't even give it another thought. I have respect for myself. Learning to love and accept myself. Healthy is beautiful. I'm gaining it all back.
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    A pic so you can see how I'm doing now.

    I ate my first full meal in a month today
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 23

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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 5'5' 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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Regrettably, Our friend Ana

         Allow me to introduce myself. My name, or as I am called by so called "doctors", is Anorexia. Anorexia Nervosa is my full name, but you may call me Ana. Hopefully we can become great partners. In the coming time, I will invest a lot of time in...
    takethesebrokenwings takethesebrokenwings 22-25, F 20 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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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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    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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    Why I Feel Like Quitting.. Need Advice

    Hello everyone, I am new to experience project and am looking for some advice on anorexia recovery. Any support is appreciated, I really need help from other sufferers right now. Let me start by sharing my story- My name is Courtney, and I am almost 19 years old. I was...
    dancer4444 dancer4444 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    xbutterflyanax xbutterflyanax 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 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 1 Response May 25

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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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    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 just stood up and everything went black

    and I fell to the ground. I know I should eat something and I tried but I just I can't I'm too scared
    em506 em506 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I just need someone to help me stay strong.

    Still 10 pounds from my goal weight. Thin is beautiful.
    Brooke2Big Brooke2Big 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2013

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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 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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