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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

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    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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    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 18-21, F Apr 9

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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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Stay away from eating disorders and prevent them when you can! They will basically destroy your life, your relationships with friends, love, and family, your body, your mind, YOU...
    starsarediamonds starsarediamonds 13-15, F Jul 7

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    I can now honestly say I'm fully recovered from anorexia, bulimia and selfharm. I have had these problems since I was in P6 at school so around 10 years old. I'm now 17, the last 7...
    oliviiaxo oliviiaxo 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I had a letter come through the post yesterday morning from the eating disorder clinic. I have to see them on 24th July. I'm really nervous and really embarrassed about my eating...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I grew up with a mother who has slowly become morbidly obese. All my life she was overweight but as I grew older I began to notice just how overweight she was becoming. My dad is...
    tracy1990 tracy1990 22-25, F Jul 24

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    Anorexia and bulimia seemed so distant to me when I was growing up. It seemed completely irrational to me that someone could just not eat, and puking seemed impossible to force...
    rachelthedreamer rachelthedreamer 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    A few months ago, this would have said I HAD an eating disorder.... I guess I would call it a relapse. I cook a lot, for other people. I love to cook. I just... hate to eat. I...
    xoxomaya93 xoxomaya93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I'm too fat to have an eating disorder they said. People. But I don't eat. And an eating disorder is not something on the outside. Well it may show but it's still all just in your...
    paradiseisbroken paradiseisbroken 13-15, F Jul 10

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    It is absolutely a nightmare to have an eating disorder, it's as if it drags you over and over and over again whenever you try to recover. Recovery is difficult but not impossible...
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F Jul 13

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    Three years ago I developed an eating disorder. I barely ate anything and lost 10 kg. Then after a while I started bingeing and purging and gained back weight. I really wanted to...
    irisjuuu irisjuuu 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I'm not sure if this would truly be considered an eating disorder, but I WANT to gain weight. I eat a lot, have no problem with eating as much as I want but at the same time I have...
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F Jul 7

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    People have different reasons for the cause of their eating disorders. Mine is from being depressed about my life. I can't help but think that my youth has been a waste. I want to...
    cringing cringing 16-17, F Jul 8

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    I thought I defeated my eating disorder, i used to starve until I've lost about 10 kg I mean I'm trying to eat better, but today I ate something different from what I eat everyday...
    brzdreamer brzdreamer 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I'm currently blogging about my daily battles with my eating disorder and my other mental health problems such as my borderline personality disorder. I try to update it regularly...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F Jul 12

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    Is it possible to have a eating disorder and have a normal weight? some days I eat hardly anything and their are some days I eat everything in sight but I'm normal weight I lost 15...
    booboo157 booboo157 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I don't know of this is really an eating disorder, but... I lose my appetite sometimes for days at a stretch and can only really eat one meal in the day and sometimes I don't eat...
    Loner1990 Loner1990 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I hate it. I constantly am striving to avoid food, but I always end up screwing everything up. Then I purge. It just goes like that every day, over and over and over. I can't tell...
    wannabeweightless wannabeweightless 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I think i have ednos. (Eating disorder not otherwise specified) as you know i have body image priblems. But what you dont know is that im restricting fiod quite alot. But idk i...
    majahi majahi 13-15, F Jul 17

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    .I'm 16, going into my junior year of highschool and I just want to be normal. I have been living with what I now realize is binge eating disorder for 2-3 years now and its been a...
    jezziw98 jezziw98 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I am sufferibg from bulimia. I don't have body image issues. This was a trained behavior. I feel like I walk a tight rope trying not to slip . I feel the urge to purge all the time...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I'm still in recovery and I relapsed a few times already about a week ago I think. Sometimes I want to be fully recovered and other times I never want to end my ednos. School is...
    XxbixtchybellaxX XxbixtchybellaxX 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    over a year ago i was in a really bad place. i hated myself and everyone around me, i was really depressed and i struggled with bulimia. the bulimia was not that bad and i got...
    littlemeonly littlemeonly 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    It started when people in my school started calling me fat , so i started to diet but then i started eating less and less , then i completely stopped eating , i started exercising...
    Theworldismyhell Theworldismyhell 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I have looked this disorder up it's disgusting it's embarrassing. I chew and spit food😳 I know I knkw..,it's taken over meeee I lost weight after my 3rd child by balanced..well...
    daisydoes daisydoes 26-30, F Jul 6

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    I was a gymnast when I was younger and gymnastics was my life. When I was about 11, I was getting really conscious about my weight and the way I looked. I started skipping meals...
    caribbeanbabe808 caribbeanbabe808 13-15, F Jul 8

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    We get criticized if we lose weight ... We get criticized if we gain, nothing is good enough until the position we are in is taken to the extreme and it feels like there's no...
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F Jul 13

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    For over a year now, I've been on the verge of anorexia. I go two, maybe three days without eating or eating very small amounts, then I stop. I know it's terrible, but there's a...
    PairOfTrees PairOfTrees 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Worst part of my disorder is that i feel i have to socially isolate myself to protect the disorder. Its painful 😔
    7405me 7405me 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    All I ever want to do is eat!! I'm not even hungry all the time I just do it from being bored, stressed, and because well food is just delicious! I am definitely a binge eater and...
    kortskat kortskat 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I am bulimic and have been since December. 4 days ago I decided I wanted to get my **** together so I promised a friend of mine that if he quitted cigarettes I would quit throwing...
    Lifebugzme Lifebugzme 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I am anorexic. It started when my friends would poke my stomach and say I gained weight and I hate gaining weight I hate it. Then my dad started calling me fat and calling me a pig...
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F Jul 7

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    I've been eating about 500 calories a day, but I throw a lot of it up. I'm not pro ana, because I haven't been losing a lot of weight, I'm just tired of being fat.
    101worthless101 101worthless101 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When and why did eating become so hard? :/
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Does anyone else always feel guilty every night at this time after eating and worry about how many calories and weight gain! Just wanna be skinny
    redheadxx redheadxx 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    .. I'm so used to saying that "something is wrong with my stomach, I just can't hold food down".. For years that I think I actually believed it. Realizing recently that I don't...
    YupThatsMee YupThatsMee 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I've suffered from depression so long. It's been depression from so many things. I'm 150 pounds and my height and my want is to be 105. It's so hard to starve myself but I try to...
    alexvalen alexvalen 16-17, F Jul 9

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    Okay , it's been so long I didn't write anything , so I thought I would just update it up a little bit with what's happening with me nowadays. It's been like five months now I...
    CrushednBroken CrushednBroken 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    It has been 3 months since I started the recovery.I am doing very well at it.It is tough when you don't have any support from people you live with,but at least I have my very few...
    mystiquebelle mystiquebelle 16-17, F Jul 14

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    Crying because I can't take this anymore. I get triggered so fast that whatever I put in my mouth comes right back up I'm such a disappointment and I don't deserve to live but die...
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    My antidepressant causes me to eat more. The mood stabilizer can help with weight loss. And then my anxiety/night meds increase appetite. Since two increase my appetite(anti...
    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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    Ana is been my best friend for as long I can remember... She eat all body away pretty... Put me the hospital so many times... I wish she would just leave...
    MichaelOKBurns MichaelOKBurns 13-15, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago