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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

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    It has been 2 years since I became normal

    looking again after my eating disorder. It still bothers me so much though.
    Happybri123 Happybri123 18-21, F Mar 16

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    Four Years Down...

    It's been around four years now, and I've done really well. In middle and high school I struggled with anorexia nervosa, which went undiagnosed and essentially untreated because of my parents' aversion to psychological treatments/counseling. With the help of my best friend (who...
    lianhua lianhua 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    always here if someone needs advice

    or help or anything concerning recovering from an eating disorder, relapsing, etc. I'm happy to help!
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 22-25, F Apr 9, 2014

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    I Finally Recovered From My Eating Disorder But....

    It's taken me years to recover from my batte with anorexia. It wasnt through wanting to lose weight or because i don't like food. I just generally had an issue with eating..like i couldnt be bothered to do it, or i'd put myself off eating something. I really want to gain weight...
    Tilly95 Tilly95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2011

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    I Finally Gained Gained Control of It

    i have finally accepted that there will always be a part of me that wants to starve myself.  that being said, i now know the warning signs and can combat them.  now i am healthy and whole.
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    I Am Trying To Recover From My Binge Eating Disorder, But I Feel Down. Are You Recovered? Can You Help?

    I am a freshman in college and my whole life I have always been overweight. It wasn't until I was thirteen when I started to actually "Do something about it". Anyways bottom line is for about 5 years I was a chronic dieter. I starved myself, overexercised, counted calories etc...
    Moralesleydi Moralesleydi 16-17 Jan 12, 2013

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    Spoke Too Soon...

    today it feels like i just cannot make myself eat...  just want teh world to go away.  why does this feel so good? 
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F Aug 24, 2007

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    Recovered

    It has been about 2 1/2 3 years since I have last purged. Which for me is amazing. I feel great! It started in 10th grade and went until 12th grade. And I thought I would never recover. One day I woke up in 12th grade the week before graduation and was like "I need help" I went...
    NaomiSarah1 NaomiSarah1 18-21, F Sep 19, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    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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    *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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    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 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 1 Response May 10

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    I don't want to be skinny. I don't want to be called "skinny". I just want to be healthy. And I am healthy. I am recovered. 7 years without an eating disorder is wonderful. I look...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    Except for I do not have the eating disorder that most of you have. I have binge eating disorder. Binge Eating Disorder, for those of you who do not know, is kind of like Bulimia...
    brriittttaannyy brriittttaannyy 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 27

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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 1 day ago

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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'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 1 day ago

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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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    My eating disorder was yesterday diagnosed as anorexia. I've fought against this horrible mental illness for half a year, which is way too long. I want to live a normal life again...
    ThatCrimson ThatCrimson 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    Just ******* love it when my breakfast doesn't want to stay down -.- The pains I get from eating hurt so much, makes it worth just not eating.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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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 1 Response May 5

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    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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    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 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...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F May 11

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    I'm not sure what to think right now. I've gained about five unwanted pounds this year. Nothing major, still thin. Just a little bit of excess fat that I recently gained. I wanted...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 26

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    This nonesense of not wanting to eat and starve myself is getting old. The lost of complete appetite is ridiculous. I'm hiplogucemic I NEED to have my meals and my snacks and yet I...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    I'm really scared. I tried to eat a few hours ago and bite after bite I just felt so disgusted big time (but I kept forcing me to eat. I couldn't manage to eat the whole plate...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F Apr 23

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    Well the fear of food is back. I have been struggling with weight my whole life due to a medical condition I was over 250 pounds at one point but had lost over a hundred pounds and...
    fractalpterodactyl fractalpterodactyl 26-30, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I still struggle on eating much or enough but hey I'm proud to say that atleast I haven't starve in like two weeks. I've been eating all three meals and some snacks. A few times I...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I hate it. I really do. I always relapse back into restricting/fasting for up to a month, then I'll go back to normal. Why this ******* constant up and down thing? I am so...
    SilencesLullaby SilencesLullaby 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I struggle with my body image and what I eat all the time. I spend some days eating nothing, and others eating too much then forcing myself to puke.
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F May 11

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    I think I started to have so. I started eating in much less amount and it actually satisfies me. Problem is, I lose weight easily so it drops by like 3-5 Kgs in 3 days so if I'm...
    ReemNoctis ReemNoctis 16-17, F 4 Responses May 12

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    I used to be really pretty and healthy a few years ago. I was getting bullied at school, I became anorexic. When I started to recover I was eating a lot, and it's been 3 years and...
    flyingvnc flyingvnc 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    Going to start dieting... Forcing myself to exercise.. Stick to mostly liquids rather than food. I've started to put on weight and that makes me unhappy... I feel sick after...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I feel so guilty after eating everything I put in my mouth, even water. I feel so lonely every time all day. I wish there's someone who knew how I felt and just don't nag at me...
    LookAtThatLlama LookAtThatLlama 13-15, F 7 Responses Apr 28

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    Know what's the best feeling? Eating one meal that's slightly more than "average".. And feeling that you've just ingested a weeks worth of food... FML.
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response May 7

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    Not like bullimia or anorexia or anything like that. I, am an extremely fussy eater. Its not like im saying that i dont want this to touch that blah blah etc. On the contrary, ive...
    imme163 imme163 13-15, F 2 Responses May 10

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    I am really struggling. I need someone to talk to about my eating habits. I have had bulimia for around three years now and no matter what I do I can't seem to stop
    lilypad017 lilypad017 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Well my people I woke up at 7 am and eat my breakfast just a coffee and a piece of bread and I have energy and I got my girl ready for school. am about to star cleaning my room...
    jasmine2004 jasmine2004 26-30, F May 1

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    Today was a good day. I haven't over eaten once and am stopping myself from overeating by asking myself if I am really hungry or just thirsty. Boyfriend has been great with...
    marlett marlett 41-45, F May 14

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