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I Am Anorexic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,618 People

    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 1 day ago

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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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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    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 22 Responses Sep 17, 2010

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    Ana Is Myself ...

    ANA Is Me Myself and My Distorted Reflection ... Though I know but I still believe in the distorted perception ...   over 3 years untill now since she has been apart of me ... I need no sympathy but understanding ... I need you to feel me ...96 lbs with 5'5 feet...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 26-30, F 45 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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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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    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 18 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Jupiterfl04 Jupiterfl04 18-21, F Apr 24

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    I hate my body no matter what I always will.

    It's hard because now and then I find myself eating and I cry. Then I drag myself into my room and cut my arms and blast loud music. I hate when I eat...I feel Disgusting when I do. All I want is to be able to count my ribs one by one and have a big thigh gap. I want mu hipbones...
    Skinandbonesss Skinandbonesss 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    Hi guys, I'm seeking help from those

    who had experience anorexia...I'm now at a healthy BMI 23, but I still constantly binging but not because of hungry, I just wanna eat I have no idea why am I being so mad... Besides this issue, I still haven't got my period back and having insomnia nights regularly like sleep...
    lVll lVll 13-15, F 2 days ago

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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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    i hate not eating for a week

    and feeling like im letting down myself and people who care
    anonymous138 anonymous138 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 29

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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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    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 day 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 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I know what you guys are going through- I still

    feel it today and I consider myself recovered. But here's the thing, a lot of you might not understand this because I didn't, but Anorexia is not a good thing. It took going through it to realize that, and as soon as you realize that what you are doing often time leads to death...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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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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    Trigger Warning: A year later

    and I am STILL struggling to get better... It's such a vicious cycle...I have gotten down to 450 calories a day...maximum exercise output as possible.. To top it all off...I got braces...freaking braces, guys. If eating wasn't hard enough for me. I've lost a total of 26...
    BeThinXsin BeThinXsin 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F May 5

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    The thing I hate the most about fasting,

    is the constant hunger pains and the hunger headaches. I always get bad headaches. But when I express this to my mother, she gets mad because she kinda has a lead onto my anorexia. She says that she's noticed my weight going down, quickly, but I haven't noticed a single thing...
    cravingniht cravingniht 22-25, F Apr 25

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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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    Skinny.

    There's no such thing as "too skinny". I want people to notice my weight loss. It's an achievement, and I won't stop till I get it.
    izzymeg7 izzymeg7 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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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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    Looks like I slipped back into old ways.

    .. I hate this! Just make it stop before I loose too much weight again...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Apr 21

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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 36 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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    Jupiterfl04 Jupiterfl04 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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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'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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Jan 24

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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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    The Asian Method Of Staying Slim...

    ... is NOT to diet. But that involves an important change in the way you think about food. Before you laugh at me and stop reading, please just give me a few minutes of your time. I live in Singapore. I am familiar with most parts of South and Southeast Asia. People are NOT...
    AndrewPenney AndrewPenney 41-45 44 Responses Sep 25, 2010

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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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    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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    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 6 Responses Sep 13, 2010

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    As stupid as it sounds I want more people to

    support my eating decisions and help me be happy
    Jupiterfl04 Jupiterfl04 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Its funny how my tv always ends up on food

    channel and I dont even realize it
    sassysami70663 sassysami70663 26-30, F Apr 27

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