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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 56 People

    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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    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 18-21, F Apr 9, 2014

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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 21-25, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 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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    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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    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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    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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    i have a binge eating disorder. this is an eating disorder and i feel completely out of control of it. after going through a healthy weight loss i am back to binge eating and i...
    jermdbt80612 jermdbt80612 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I had an eating disorder onec or twice where I stopped eating but a little bit maybe a bit a day or nothing at all even if there was food infront of me. this would start fights...
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21, F Feb 11

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    It sucks being a transguy with an eating disorder. I get viewed as a FEMALE with an eating disorder, and I'm too socially awkward to tell them I'm a male.
    drugsandscales drugsandscales 13-15, T Feb 18

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    I have a eating disorder but I'm getting better, and eating from once or twice a day, to about 3 times a day but I'm still skinny
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I seem to restrict what I eat, only eating at the right times socially and often not eating anything all day until 7pm. I can then often overeat and lose control. EDNOS (Eating...
    Matineeidle79 Matineeidle79 31-35, F Feb 2

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    I feel as if I am really chubby. My family and friends say I am the right size. I have been skipping meals, and limiting calories. Then exercising even when I am sick. I end up...
    puppylove16 puppylove16 16-17, F Feb 14

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    I'm 27, almost 28. I lost my grandmother to a heart attack in May 2013, and I lost my brother to suicide in August 2013. Ever since then, my appetite has severely diminished. Not...
    libbyslice libbyslice 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I have a weird eating disorder. I love to eat chalk especially after having spicy food.
    Samsalsa Samsalsa 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    My eating disorder feels like it's coming back to me and I don't want to have it anymore.
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    Tbh I just joined this site ... So my struggle has been going on since I was little you see I was always compared or go called chubby that I began getting used to it growing up I...
    itsmagsdoe itsmagsdoe 16-17, F a week ago

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    I'm classified as overweight... I'm not sure I'll ever be happy with myself until I'm classified as underweight... Or even on the low end of the healthy weight range... I hate...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    Just love the feeling of having to force food down my throat and then having the pains in my tummy cuz it's being stretched back to normal. Ugh! Not eating is just easier sometimes...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I get a free pizza at work... Pizza is amazing.... Until you're done eating... And then all you wanna do is cry. I'm hungry yet all I can think about is how hard im trying to...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    After being bulimic for 2 years I went from 177lbs to 119lbs. 3 months and I've had urges but I've managed to keep my food down. But I've gained...so much, I'm up to 134lbs...
    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    His words keep floating back into my mind. How ugly I am, fat, disgusting. I don't why I listen to the man who r.aped me, but I do. Why would he go to all that trouble if I wasn't...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Lately I've been trying to eat healthy amounts of food... But honestly... Makes me feel worse... Been getting worse stomach aches and the lowest of mind sets... I need to start...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I have Depersonalization Disorder for almost a year now.It never stops, I dont feel anything,my thoughts are racing In my head and I am lost all the time.It started when I was in...
    Dusan1234 Dusan1234 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I go through fazes. If I feel guilty or troubled I wait til I have that aching painful feeling in my stomach. it makes me feel comforted somehow... but I get stressed or light...
    Rabbitt94 Rabbitt94 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Tomorrow I start a strict starving diet. I can't take this anymore. :'( im giving in...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Feb 15

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    Can someone help me please. I've just eaten a whole packet of digestive chocolate biscuits and couldn't purge it out as my mum was here. I feel ashamed and fat. I don't want to put...
    missann97 missann97 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I like the feeling of an empty stomach, even though it can be uncomfortable at times.
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    its harder to quit than smoking. I can't see myself as anything but fat and out of shape until I reach some unobtainable goal. I can't stop withholding, binging, and purging. my...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F Feb 8

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    I "miss" it sometimes. I don't want to eat today. Whenever I get depressed I miss being bulimic like I was in high school. I'm very slender, but food has always kind of scared me...
    twisteduniverse twisteduniverse 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    One of the reasons i want to loose a crap load of weight to have a tiny wrist and wear all my favorite band with out them not fitting and feeling tight
    Millerbabe17 Millerbabe17 18-21, F Feb 13

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    I haven't told anyone that I am doing it. I would usually be working this out with my therapist but I don't have one right now. I just want to tell someone so that I don't think I...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I have relapsed back into anorexia/bulimia...the two crept back into my life and now worse then ever...I just want to be 103...I don't eat and if I do its healthy and exercise...
    proudmom16316 proudmom16316 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I'm so ******* hungry... I'm gonna eat a lot of food tonight... And then fast tomorrow. And eat very minimally on Tuesday... And same with wednesday. I need to stop being so damn...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 15

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    I'm trying not to fast, but I'm falling back into it. I hate myself for not being able to recover Dx I'm an idiot. Why do I do this to myself?? Better than purging blood I guess.
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F Feb 19

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    Ugh God I'm so fat. :( Need to lose weight again. Fast
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Feb 21

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    My size eight pants fit again!! Unfortunately I've been throwing up and fasting again to accomplish that...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    It started at a young age...i would refuse to eat hide away in a dark corner an cry everytime someone brought it up....id scream when they would try an force the food down my...
    SweetGazePup SweetGazePup 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 22

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    Battled anorexia and bulimia for 19 years
    j3nnalov3m3 j3nnalov3m3 26-30, F a week ago

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    I have mia and Ana problems, but I have been doing better for a couple weeks. Then tonight I purged, im 135 I just want to be 110-115): anyone want to be my Ana,fit buddy?
    ahideekai1 ahideekai1 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm finally motivated to recover again. I need to stop because I can't live my life this way, it's unhealthy and unnatural. After 7 months of supposed recovery, I think I may...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Why is it that I want to cry when I have to buy a shirt in large? :'(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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