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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 55 People

    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 first has my eating disorders when I was 13. I moved around the world a lot and I eventually moved back to Turkey when I turned 13. This was all due to my dads job. although the...
    ebrugulay ebrugulay 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 1

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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 1 day 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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    I have been struggling with an eating disorder (Ana Mia) for almost 15 years. I have had outpatient therapy on and off for the last several years. My boyfriend knows, I was very...
    meanoldstepmom meanoldstepmom 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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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 2 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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    Can guys have eating disorders because i'm the only guy know that has one
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 5 Responses Jan 28

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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 a week ago

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    I'm always switching it up. Someday I'll stop eating period. Maybe breakfast. Some chocolate too keep me calm. Then I'll just drink water and call it a day. I've been back at it...
    IvyRed15 IvyRed15 16-17, F Jan 29

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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 3 days ago

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    So lately I've been restricting... And since I've been sick, it helped a lot because my appetite dropped, and I haven't let it come up much!! I've been eating a mostly vegan...
    catho catho 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I've had so many incarnations of ED. Right now, I'm overweight. People have no idea that when they tell me that I should just stop eating, that they are triggering my ED... :(
    sugarbabysub sugarbabysub 31-35, F Jan 29

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    i fainted today for the first time since i went back to dieting, i should be happy. i mean, if i faint, then i dont have energy, if i dont have energy im not eating, therefore i...
    KatherineSnow KatherineSnow 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I'm been smoking and it makes me cough so bad that I throw up I love it only eating protein smoothie for breakfast and protein bars for lunch and dinner.
    Banabear Banabear 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    i need to fear the consequences of WHAT i eat, yesterday i just ate ate, even when i was full i kept eating. and today was the same, i remmber i ordered a hot pretzel wenni dog and...
    TodayForay TodayForay 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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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 5 days ago

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    Since i started school ive been on the go non stop and dont have time for anything and my eating habits have been kinda off all day yesterday all i had was a little bit of veggie...
    Millerbabe17 Millerbabe17 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    well, I hope I don't.... but I am really struggling from resisting food.... I can really hardly resist food.... and if I get to eat, I eventually regret and kinda hate myself...
    pitchy28 pitchy28 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 30

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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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    I can't look at myself without wanting to cry anymore... **** this... I'm going to start purging as soon as my lip piercing heals... I need to lose 30 more pounds and I WILL get...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    It never really goes away. .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I want to be this skinny so me and my boyfriend could do this :( <3
    Millerbabe17 Millerbabe17 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I'm on day two of a week long fast. Starting to not feel hungry anymore. I feel empty and I love it... Is that wrong?
    heyj96 heyj96 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    So I ate a lot today I've been snacking a lot and I think I should think I'm fat but people tell me I I'm not like my friends and family
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Jan 29

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    So hungry.. But I must starve myself... I will lose more weight. :/
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I'm high and very hungry. but I still can't bring myself to eat anything. visiting my boyfriend at college. His room mate/best friend is a culinary major. tomorrow will be...
    LostGirl1029 LostGirl1029 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Today I ate one and a half protein bar an a sugerfree energy drink
    Banabear Banabear 18-21, F Jan 29

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    I ate too much today :( had a piece of chicken, a small cookie, a can of tuna with some kidney beans, an icecream and then dinner... I feel like I missed something out though...
    catho catho 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    It annoys me so much, it really is ruining my life. I don't understand these girls that say there 'pro mia' god. I wish I wasn't like this and it makes me feel so sad for young...
    GeorgiaAlicee GeorgiaAlicee 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 30

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    I hate food commercials! I hate anything that reminds me of food
    Banabear Banabear 18-21, F Jan 30

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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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