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I Have An Eating Disorder and Am In Recovery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 96 People

    Dear Eating Disorder

    I am writing to you to say goodbye, goodbye to your lies, your cruel words, your false images, everyday you beat me up with your negativity. I am going to take back the control you have over me, I can't remember the last time I was able to do something without you being in the...
    LoraJane LoraJane 22-25, F Oct 7, 2013

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    So its officially been four weeks

    since i have made myself throw up! Feeling pretty proud of myself. i'm still feeling very fat and disgusting but i am eating healthily and am taking it one day at a time! I have so much more energy now and my dietitian says that in three months i will be able to do exercise...
    LeilaOlivia LeilaOlivia 16-17, F Oct 23, 2014

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    There Is Hope

    Hey all, I just suddenly felt the need to express that there is hope for ED recovery. I have battled it for eight years. I've been in multiple treatment centers, had several relapses, developed chronic health problems, attempted suicide, and been on the verge of death. My...
    intersex713 intersex713 26-30 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    Recovery

    I have shared my story many times here but will not here, as want to say something different. But just needed to be in a group with those that are in recovery, as there will be bad days, recovery when decided is not an automatic 100% immediate transition to health. Recovery has...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 15, 2008

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    Just Started

    Well I Have Just Started Recovery, Seen the doctor twice and a dietician. If I lose any mroe weight then I will be sent to a clinic, I'm so scared! I don't want it to come to that but I feel that it will!   I am keeping a record of this in my blog, so can kep you updated...
    SkinandBone SkinandBone 18-21, F 4 Responses May 16, 2009

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    I was anorexic for two years

    before my family finally figured it out. I went to a treatment facility for 81 days, where I celebrated my 17th birthday.
    BwayGirl676 BwayGirl676 22-25, F Dec 15, 2014

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    Taken Myself Out

    SO Im no longer in recovery, my doctors were messing me around, and now I feel as though Im not important enough for them to bother about. I suppose I can try on my own... and if not find proper help...   Things have gotten worse in the last few weeks though so what do i...
    SkinandBone SkinandBone 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 18, 2009

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    Hii I just wanted to give everyone an update on

    me. If you've seen my last posts then you would know I was in a very bad situation with starving myself, a little bit of self harming and in a horrible relationship with someone who made me feel down on myself. I'll first start with saying that when I made this I was 12/13 and...
    naysgirmonkeybutt naysgirmonkeybutt 13-15 2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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    You know you are getting somewhere in recovery

    when you can laugh about all the silly irrational ED rules you had a year ago. Like seriously I was so silly!
    Iwearhistags Iwearhistags 22-25, F Oct 9, 2014

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    My Eating Disorders

    Hi everyone, I've been struggling with bulimia and binge eating for years now. I go between the two. Sometimes I feel like im recovering and I really am and then something bad happens and i slip right back and the cycle continues.. My family isnt that supportive and ive gotten...
    smiley259 smiley259 22-25 Jun 12, 2013

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    No More Ed!

    Im am in treatment in a PHP program I go four days a week.  I guess the only advice I can offer is you just have to be willing to work hard and be honest to your self about your feelings. If anyone has suggestions I will gladly accepect them!
    derpdiderp derpdiderp 26-30 Dec 5, 2008

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    I just wanna tell u guys

    that u r strong and that ur on the right path. U can do this! I admire people recovering from eatingdisorders and depression and so on, it's so incredibly strong of u, and u've gotten this far. Keep fighting Cuz i know u can make it!
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F May 11

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    Phew!...almost a Week

    I am halfway through my 6th day of recovery and i feel my body slowly but surely adjusting back to normal (whatever that is). I woke up today with my back and shoulders not as tight as usual, my face, neck and tummy not as swollen, and just a tad bit more energy than usual. Took...
    blondy blondy 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    I want to give people hope!

    !! You can recover even from a very serious eating disorder. I basically fully recovered:) I recovered after a five year battle with anorexia nervosa. Including five inpatient stays & tons and tons of intense outpatient. At my worst I weigh 90lbs less than I do today & it made me...
    JuliaHHL JuliaHHL 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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    If Only Food Could Just Be Food

    I’ve lived my whole life surrounded by disordered eating. It’s one reason I don’t like to be home. I have too many negative memories of food from home, and too many reminders of food problems. And school, too. Half my class at school had an eating disorder. And before...
    swings56 swings56 18-21, F Jan 8, 2011

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    My Battle With Bulimia

    In no way shape or form do i condone or wish this disease upon anyone! With that being said... I first became bulimic when a "friend" decided it would be smart to show me how i could eat a whole meal of bad food and not feel bad about it. I wish all the time that she...
    blondy blondy 26-30, F Sep 14, 2008

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    My Life With Ed

    i have been anorexic for 10 years. half my life. it then turned into bulimia and life got out of control. i have been in treatment on and off for 7 years. it has been a long hard rewarding battle. i have met so many amazing people. im doing a lot better now. my weight is stable...
    animaluver646 animaluver646 18-21, F Jun 3, 2012

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    I've just gained 2kgs,

    is it as bad as I see it right now?
    BubbleHolmes BubbleHolmes 18-21, F Dec 3, 2013

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    Sickness from my immune system being broken

    down is absolutely the worst. Right now I have an infection in my intestines that I feel like I'm never going to kick. Anyone else been through this and know how to help?
    HeatherKittenn HeatherKittenn 18-21, F Jun 18, 2014

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    I Just Need To Complain For A Moment.. ED talking in my head

    I am in recovery for my eating disorder for almost a year.. And everytime I think that I am better and that I can just decide that the eating disorder is gone, I realize that it's still there in my head. It's so annoying. The only way to battle it is to eat. Keep...
    lunachi lunachi 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2010

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    It's My Anniversary

    May 1st has become a special day for me. Today marks my first year of sobriety from bulimia. I have been struggling with this eating disorder for over 11 years, but this 11th year has been different. This year I won the struggle. Temptations still arise, but God has given me...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 2 Responses May 1, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Does everyone think eating disorders are a bad thing? It helps me lose weight for the first time so I don't see the problem...
    ElisabethH123 ElisabethH123 18-21, F May 8

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    Nobody loves me. Nobody cares about me. I eat because nobody likes me. I force myself to eat until I vomit. I vomit to lose weight because I'm too fat. Nobody loves me because I'm...
    oOoitslucyoOo oOoitslucyoOo 22-25, F 7 Responses May 9

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    *posted this on I had an eating disorder." I thought and want to give people hope on here too!!! You can recover even from a very serious eating disorder. I am basically fully...
    JuliaHHL JuliaHHL 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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    For about a year now, I have suffered from an eating disorder. During that time I have gone from a beautiful, healthy girl to a grossly, thin stick. At first it was great being...
    Emilymay100 Emilymay100 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to give people hope!!! You can recover even from a very serious eating disorder. I basically fully recovered:) I recovered after a five year battle with anorexia nervosa...
    JuliaHHL JuliaHHL 18-21, F May 10

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    I actually had anorexia for five years that included five inpatient/hospital stays for it; loads of medical/ nutritional counseling & even way more therapy. I was quote/unquote...
    JuliaHHL JuliaHHL 18-21, F May 10

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    I am 95% sure that I have binge eating disorder (BED). I have most of the signs: Recurrent and persistent episodes of bing eating - Yup Eating much more rapidly than normal...
    ofnoimportance ofnoimportance 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    eating disorders are much more difficult to cope with than your bad eating habits. eat less and exercise if you want to lose weight. it's sad that people actually WANT an eating...
    imverylost imverylost 18-21, F May 11

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    I told my bff meadow I have a eating disorder today when we were at school she kept asking me to tell her what was up so I wrote her a note telling her about my eating disorder and...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 May 21

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    I've always struggled with my body image. My mom began using MyFitnessPal to track her calories. At the same time my dad started dieting for his body building competition. So, I...
    lms2001 lms2001 31-35, F May 21

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    I need an Ana coach to help me lose weight...AND YES I HAVE AN EATING DISORDER...I just feel like the voices in my head aren't enough... Message me please if you are available!
    OriginalJuli3 OriginalJuli3 18-21, F May 5

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    I need an Ana coach to help me lose weight...AND YES I HAVE AN EATING DISORDER...I just feel like the voices in my head aren't enough... Message me please if you are available!
    OriginalJuli3 OriginalJuli3 18-21, F May 5

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    I've decided today, that im going to fight this eating disorder... I'm not gonna let it win... I've talked with my sister and she's gonna help plan healthy meals for me. Taking...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses May 4

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    I need an Ana coach to help me lose weight...AND YES I HAVE AN EATING DISORDER...I just feel like the voices in my head aren't enough... Message me please if you are available!
    OriginalJuli3 OriginalJuli3 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    Eating disorders are not fun to have they are very hard to fix and sometimes they lead to depression
    mackenziep71 mackenziep71 13-15, F May 11

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    I can talk the leg off a chair, but the hardest words that I struggle to even mouth when I'm alone is saying out loud 'I have an eating disorder'...
    Messytree Messytree 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    i have over 100+ cuts and bruises on my body from self-harming. i have a eating disorder and don't know how to deal with it. i have been diagnosed with depression and have to take...
    unknown4414 unknown4414 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've had an eating disorder. It got pretty bad. I have recovered but now I hate my body now more than ever. My anxiety has become worse as well. My entire life I've suffered from...
    Deeplyflawed89 Deeplyflawed89 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I believe i have... I am struggelning with these thoughts... Impulses. I could just end it, jump infront of that train.... Or it would feel so good to cut... To feel something...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F 1 Response May 3

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    Since struggling the past 5 years with body image and my eating habits, I'm finally coming to terms with it and I desperately crave recovery.
    forshewasacoffin forshewasacoffin 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Let's be honest; I don't have a pretty face. I never have, and I probably never will. You can't really change your face, but you can change your body, so I decided I would make up...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 21

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    You say you're in recovery.. I'm jealous, yet im not at the same time... I want to get better but I don't... I want to be skinny. I want to lose weight. :'( I'm overweight and can...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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