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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

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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

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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 1 Response Sep 19, 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 1 Response Jul 26, 2011

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    Ah...

    It's strange, sitting here and reading some of my older stories about my experiences and struggles with Anorexia. So much has happened through the past 2 years of recovery. Sure, there has been some ups and downs, some memories are pretty clouded to me and it takes a lot for one...
    lillybet007 lillybet007 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 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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    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 3 Responses Nov 2, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've been taking a class in my college that recently the topic of eating disorders came up. Now at first I felt like staying out of the conversation because I couldn't figure out...
    cookii cookii 18-21, F Oct 9

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    I have been diagnosed with bulimia. My school found me skiving my lesson in one of the toilets and binge eating and then throwing back up afterwards. They informed my parents and...
    annonymususer15 annonymususer15 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Yes :(( and when I get a comment about me eating I get more upset 'oh that's low fat..' I hates it because I had to stop dieting and I'm almost in my ideal weight goal and I had to...
    nonichecliche nonichecliche 18-21, F Oct 11

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    I secretly suffer from bulimia, i am not skinny or average weight I am over weight and I'm not stupid, I know that having an eating disorder is horrible. I know that I should...
    falloutsarah falloutsarah 13-15, F Sep 28

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    I start my first day in an eating disorder treatment tmw. I really want to be okay with myself
    tokitten tokitten 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    My eating disorder is relapsing. I know this because I've become so much more obsessive about food and calories, and I purged for the first time in a year last week. Also I'm...
    lalaloopsytrollpony lalaloopsytrollpony 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am 21-year old guy, and I am anorexic. I am 6'0 tall and 141 lbs., down from 165 lbs. back in April. I'm not going to lie, back then I was fairly happy with my body, but a few...
    Salem21 Salem21 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I am 17 years old - 18 in November - and I have struggled with my weight and wanting to lose weight since I was 15 years old. I've been told many times that I do the things I do...
    kaylxlynn kaylxlynn 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Just found out by accident that I am WEIGHT RESTORED!!! I'm so excited you guys! They've been doing blind weights on me which has been kinda stressful because I actually want to...
    misanthropemeow misanthropemeow 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I'm fully recovered now but I battled aneroxia for 2 years and bulimia for 1...I promise it does get better
    123me123 123me123 16-17, F Oct 11

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    At first it started out by eating too much and then throwing up because it was uncomfortable. I thought it was my body's way of saying I was too fat and needed to be bulimic. Life...
    heatherrrbee heatherrrbee 22-25, F a week ago

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    I hate this disorder with all of the scrapes of passion I have left in me. I've lost 90 pounds but I still perceive myself the same way I did when I was obese. I have a split down...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    I have all 3:/ and I stopped myself from starving, binging, and purging about two months ago and I was doing well and my body image was getting better..until tonight. I was eating...
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I used to be skinny could eat whatever I wanted to without gaining weight then got on this medication that changed it all.... I got so fat and that wasn't me at all. it went up and...
    elyayamama elyayamama 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I don't know exactly what kind of disorder I have. Or if you can even call it that. Sometimes I have it and other times I can block it all out. But it always comes crawling back. I...
    candellightloveletters candellightloveletters 18-21, F Sep 26

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    i used to be really skinny, but now im so fat and cant stop eating im so depressed
    alm2511 alm2511 16-17 1 Response Sep 28

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    Maybe, just maybe I'm overcoming this...I'm wanting to eat more than I used to, but still struggling to get it down. And at the end of the day I feel terrible for eating and...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    This is such bullshit. I know food is important for me , but it feels like the enemy. I know food nourishes people but i feel so disgusting after eating it. I know food is a normal...
    LeilaOlivia LeilaOlivia 13-15, F Oct 7

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    And its a horrible thing for me to have to admit to. Its been going on since high school grade 9 about. It started when I lost 10 pounds instantly after getting half my thyroid...
    Grrrrgirl Grrrrgirl 22-25, F Oct 8

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    frustrated. been eating one salad a day before fasted for two days which ended today, while taking new meds and no weight loss. i can't take this shyt.
    arewehuman arewehuman 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Relapsing bad these past few days. My insurance isn't covering my day treatment anymore because I need more help than they're providing. Not sure what my next step is going to be...
    misanthropemeow misanthropemeow 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I've been perfectly fine for the last 1.5 years, but I think I'm going back to my old ways. It started with me being sick, I've last my appetite for the whole month afterwards, I...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Relapsed pretty hardcore after I'd done so well and come back from heart atrophy and being inches from death; slinked back into an underweight category over something as fictional...
    CanisCanem CanisCanem 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I became controlled by my partner, an had no control over my life. So I decided to control my weight an lost so much I ended up in hospital, a few years ago an had a mini hart...
    10hayleigh85 10hayleigh85 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I have a new job since I got fired from my old one at an art supply store. It's in the kitchen as dishwasher and prep in a restaurant. I'm constantly around food. It's...
    Spilled Spilled 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Down another 5 pounds...don't have much more loose
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Sep 24

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    I'm so sorry. I was gaining and loving it for about 6 days I think I gained about 4 pounds, and I was already loosing muscle but then my dad, starts verbally abusing me about it...
    Fatteristheshit Fatteristheshit 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 27

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    I was going to do the baby food diet but my mom got suspicious. And why eat baby food when u can just not eat at all
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F Sep 27

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    Time to buy a smaller belt :/
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I'm almost to my target weight getting excited lol. Yay.
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F Oct 1

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    ive been working on getting better but its been difficult
    maddisonn maddisonn 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    My best friend is threatening to leave me because he's so worried about my anorexia and I don't know what to do because I can't eat but I don't want to lose him
    turntherecordover turntherecordover 18-21, F Oct 4

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    Yup. Want to look like her though!
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    For me, it has been going on for several years. I'm just growing more angry, stressed, and depressed as this goes on. I do it as some form of punishment, I love the pain... I...
    Aliviah Aliviah 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 7

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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

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    I don't deserve to metabolize.
    SimpleShares SimpleShares 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I see myself as overweight & I don't deserve to eat.
    SimpleShares SimpleShares 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    When I was in high school I was bulimic, I threw up everything I ate and would lose 20 pounds a week. My complexion was pale as a ghost and had no energy. That was between 16-17...
    SexuBio SexuBio 18-21, M Oct 11

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    I'm disgusting & fat & a waste of space.
    SimpleShares SimpleShares 18-21, F Oct 12

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    Or so they say 😶 i eat, not a lot & i do admit i meet most of the criteria for my diagnosis of anorexia nervousa. Still i cannot convince myself it's true 😕 i am too obsessed...
    TheHiddenMoon TheHiddenMoon 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago