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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    The urges are coming back stronger than ever and I'm going back to what I was doing before. I have 3 types of eating disorders, B.E.D (binge eating disorder) Anorexia, and bulimia...
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F Sep 13

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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 3 days ago

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    I've had an eating disorder in the past (November 2013 till June 2014) and just as I started to think I could just have a normal life again, the voices came back and everything...
    liana10 liana10 13-15, F Sep 2

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    Can you ask me stuff on ask.fm my username is skinnydream_123. The link is http://ask.fm/skinnydream_123 thankyou. Preferably eating disorder related questions
    oliviiaxo oliviiaxo 16-17, F Sep 7

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    I think i might have an eating disorder. I puke up my food. I cry after I eat. And I starve myself. I'm too afraid to admit the truth to myself.
    sydthekid15 sydthekid15 13-15, F Sep 11

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    So for the past couple of years, (2011-now) i would go to school and just push through without eating, and by my last year in school I wasn't eating everyday, I could go the day...
    TaylaT21 TaylaT21 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Ugh I don't know. Before you read this I'm just letting you know that I really hate the word "trigger" it's very misused and it makes me angry. So when I use this word, I am being...
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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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 5 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 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I am addicted to self-harm. I was depressed and suicidal for about a year. When I first started harming, I did it almost everyday. I have five clean days total over a course of...
    waitwhatssleep waitwhatssleep 13-15, F Sep 20

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    You're beautiful regardless of what you think of yourself. I, myself don't think you are beautiful because I know you are... From the inside and out.
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    Am I too skinny I need to know if I should start wearing baggy clothing to hide my weight loss.
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Yea... I eat too damn much! Lol.
    Teeze22 Teeze22 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    **** my life seriously fat Kerrie
    redheadxx redheadxx 22-25, F Sep 5

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    If you are currently recovering, I just want to let you know that you are so brave and so strong for concurring this, it might take time but you are doing so so well right now, don...
    AIiviah AIiviah 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Just looking for others who understand how consuming this can be and are looking for someone who would like to be one another's support system along this road of recovery.
    LenaMarie13 LenaMarie13 22-25, F Sep 7

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    I'm 5/10 and I'm 148 pounds, I know that is a bad thing but I just don't get hungry, what should i do
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I have decided to choose the Pro Ana lifestyle. I will finally be happy.
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I want a friend that understands what I'm going through. Someone that shares the same experience as me as sad as it sounds.
    KyleeNichole94 KyleeNichole94 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I had anorexia for two years. I'm afraid I might be slowly slipping back into it.
    Madis9957 Madis9957 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    Hey x just kinda felt that i needed to post this too kinda get it of my head ! i'm going to see my therapist tomorrow and kinda need advise !! Basically i see her as i have been...
    ZannaHuth98 ZannaHuth98 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Any pro ana tips. Could really help.
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    i ******* hate how i cant eat whatever i want cause ana controls me every damn time and sometimes im sick of it. but i still have lose a **** ton of weight. fml.
    skeletora skeletora 13-15, F Sep 12

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    I'm trying so hard to get better...not jut for me, but those around me as well. The only problem is that every time I eat an actual meal...I feel like I'm going to be sick. I just...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Sep 12

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    My problem is I just love food too much..but I also want to lose weight, I just don't know how to do it properly and I keep coming back to this.
    GreenLeaf1025 GreenLeaf1025 13-15, F Sep 13

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    I feel so gross I just had dinner and I'm really ******* mad at myself
    emgg emgg 13-15, F Sep 13

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    Anyone want to do the abc diet with me?I'm starting tomorrow
    Maria134747 Maria134747 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I don't want to starve, purge, eat compulsively, or to make things easier, I don't want to eat anymore! I don't want to do anything anymore! I just want to sit in my room, lights...
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F Sep 14

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    People call me fat but when I don't eat they criticize me. Wtf. It's my body, my choice, I can to whatever I want with it!
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F Sep 14

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    I either don't eat for weeks or I eat so much and throw it up. I've tried to break the habit dozens if times and I give up. I don't know what to do anymore. And honestly I don't...
    Justanothergirl2000 Justanothergirl2000 13-15, F Sep 15

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    I have to starve myself. But everytime I try to at school my friends force me to eat. And I cat throw up at school without someone finding out. What do I do I need to starve. I...
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    I lost 20 pounds doing the abc diet but now I want to do the skinny girl diet so I won't gain all my weight back anyone want to be buddies?
    Maria134747 Maria134747 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    I'm 4'10 and 83 pounds, I lost 3lbs in a year. I know that may be bad. But I'm just never hungry. If I am ever hungry the moment I get my food I'm just not hungry.
    HisMsLane HisMsLane 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I was heading towards anorexia, I starved myself for over 6 months. Who knows maybe ill head down that road again I'm a fat ugly worthless *****.
    SavedByBands SavedByBands 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I'm not sure how I can deal with this right now..kinda sucks. Everyone is in denial.
    Aepeth Aepeth 16-17, F Sep 21

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    Down another 5 pounds...don't have much more loose
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 6 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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