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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    These 'pro ana' people are ridiculous.

    Eating disorders aren't a choice. You don't get to choose to be anorexic or not. How stupid.
    Tilly95 Tilly95 18-21, F Jul 12

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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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    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 almost snapped at someone when they asked me if I eaten. i been getting that a lot lately. i know they care and i caught myself before I said anything. i know the ED has me...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Im trying to loss weight and i cant stop obsessing about food. i mesure out and track of food that goes into my system and i currently just ate 4 times nothing big. the obsessing...
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21 19 hrs ago

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    Back on my Prozac, and I have lost 7 lbs. Prozac controls my overeating. And my anxiety about my weight. When I am on it, I am 160lbs, which is healthy for me. I definitely want to...
    PoshPoet PoshPoet 22-25, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Just found this app - having a bad flare up :( been struggling on and off since I was 14 - why do thoughts of food have to permeate my every waking thought. I am sick of punishing...
    g3mma g3mma 26-30, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I was on a pretty good roll last week. I made it almost a week without binging at night or overeating during the day. Every evening I took the time to make a food plan for the next...
    Robinzasio Robinzasio 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    What an unhealthy thought, but it was my life at one point and I won't ever forget that, because it makes me who I am. From sixth grade to my freshman year of high school I...
    twisteduniverse twisteduniverse 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I have gotten so chubby from eating so manny doughnuts but indict care they are awesome.
    chubbyhubby250 chubbyhubby250 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I'm trapped inside my body
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

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    I'm hating this struggle. been trying my best to get better and feeling huge and disgusting. ED behaviors seems so tempting but hoping sleep might help me forget it. So exhausted...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I struggle with my image, honestly hate the way I look. I don't even know why I am like this. I hate every inch of my body. Its like an obsession to be thin or something.
    TheseBrokenSmiles TheseBrokenSmiles 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I might I don't want to believe so but I don't eat much have no need too I hate meats so I don't get enough protein and almost every morning I throw up and sometimes at night...
    Eloradanan98 Eloradanan98 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I know I already wrote about anorexia but i need to clear something about its partner, Bulimia. When you first think about Bulimia you probably see a girl eating an abnormal amount...
    gypsyme gypsyme 13-15 3 days ago

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    I feel horrible. I haven't been feeling well. my 8 year old daughter has been wanting to help me feel better- she even wants to be a doctor - she drew in her notebook I got her for...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ****VERY LONG DEscriptION****I've never told anyone about this before and it's one of my darkest secrets. But I have 3 alters that make up "me." They don't have names so I gave...
    Ikebanna69 Ikebanna69 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    omg i'm going to kill someone because someone decided to make a anorexia Halloween costume and called it "ana rexia" like its basically making fun of ppl with anorexia
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    possible trigger warning.... I been eating enough these past few days. trying to fight this ED. i look bloated and feel horrible and huge. my thoughts has me think all this is...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The mood swings are all over the place and it's so uncomfortable, a feeling of pure sadness and mourning attacks me and it's almost like I've gotten my heartbroken all over again...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I barely eat. I'm just never hungry. and I don't like alot of food. but I eat a bunch of junk. and yet no matter what or how much I eat I'm still a twig. I ate a 5 pound chocolate...
    SeanDR SeanDR 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    never happy, never happy with how I look. So tired of struggling with ED... I been trying to just take care of this body the past couple of days. Just some improvement hoping might...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    my parents won't let me use the treadmill anymore because i over do it haha and i don't eat so they don't want me losing anymore weight which sucks but as long as i don't eat i'm...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I'm starting the 2 weeks challenge tomorrow. Idk how I'm going to go through it because I always end up binging the first day at night. Any suggestions for night binges? Don't says...
    katherinejenner katherinejenner 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I feel so weak in side I don't want to eat but then I do eat and I hate my self so much for it I look in the mirror and I think I'm discusting and the same day my mom mom called me...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am just so frustrated and angry with myself right now. I have been trying to get to a normal weight and maintain it for YEARS and I just cannot seem to get there. I am stuck on a...
    Robinzasio Robinzasio 41-45, F Aug 23

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    Hello! My name is Emma and I’m 20 years old and live in Stockholm, Sweden. I spent my teen years having low self-esteem, panic attacks and was extremely anxious and insecure. Now...
    emmaerika emmaerika 18-21, F Aug 23

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    Anyone here with EDNOS? Diagnosed or not, doesn't matter.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Anyone here with EDNOS? Diagnosed or not, doesn't matter.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I wish people understood what I go through everyday instead of criticize me.
    Lexy96 Lexy96 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    i just made myself throw up for the first time because i ate a cookie i told myself i wouldn't. Ive gained at least 3 kilos this summer and i feel so fat and disgusting i need to...
    iniar iniar 16-17, F Aug 21

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    Ever since I left high schooland sadly became a pill addict, I've developed this sense that I will always be overweight. I'm terrified to gain a pound. It started with me running...
    HollyMaria954 HollyMaria954 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    For as long as I can remember, I have been using food as a means to cope with difficulties. That's why I was overweight even as a kid. Whenever I felt bad or my parents were angry...
    TheVisionBleak TheVisionBleak 26-30, F Aug 18

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    And am now officially diagnosed... I'm just back from my talk with the psychologist. I feel emotionally heavy, but at the same time as if a burden has been lifted. I eat to fill a...
    DanaJuliana DanaJuliana 22-25, F Aug 17

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    I can't stop eating lately. it's not even that I eat a lot, it's that it's bad food. and I feel guilty after eating everytime... It doesn't satisfy, it's a compulsion. I feel...
    PoshPoet PoshPoet 22-25, F Aug 16

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    I'm falling back to my old ways again I'm just done with people telling me **** and calling me names and saying ghat I'm thick or chubby I'm prove them wrong I'm tired of crying of...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez