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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    Hey guys :) my name is Chelsea. My anorexia began when I was in the 9th grade. I realized that I couldn't do what everyone else could do with my disability and for me my eating...
    the1andonlyChelsChels the1andonlyChelsChels 18-21, F Jun 30

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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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    so I'm not sure if people would think that I have an eating disorder but I restrict what I eat often and I skip meals like lunch and breakfast and I track how many calories I eat...
    aflurryofemotions aflurryofemotions 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I'm scared i may become anorexic, or have a type of eating disorder. I'm not naturally super skinny but i am "skinny". I have muscly thighs so they are not tiny. I'm confident in...
    blankaspaper blankaspaper 13-15, F Jun 29

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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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    Having an eating disorder is so hard, as soon as you start to recover and actually feel better about yourself there's always one thing that triggers you and knocks you down from...
    somewhatbored somewhatbored 16-17, F Jun 26

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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'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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    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 5 days ago

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    I've always had an issue when it comes to food, as long as I've lived I've been a really fussy eater. About two years ago I was deliberately starving myself, and over exercising...
    Ballet16 Ballet16 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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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 overcame a severe eating disorder and I've been healthy since January 2011 and now I compete in fitness competitions. If anyone is struggling or needs help or support I'm here to...
    TitsMGee84 TitsMGee84 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 22 hrs ago

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    I'm really not sure what to say. It started really slowly. On days that I had somewhere to go and I was wearing something form fitting, I wouldn't eat until I got home into my...
    SophiaMadelineRose SophiaMadelineRose 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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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 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 6 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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hello, my name is Cara. I am 21 and have been struggling with some eating issues since I was about 16. I love food and my love of food has made me into a bit larger than I would...
    CaraLina CaraLina 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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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 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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    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 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    But at the same time i don't. I don't want to let it go. It is a part of me now, and i hate it. Hate it with all my heart. It's like this evil in me that hates me
    obeeymee obeeymee 18-21, F Jul 3

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    I need to explain this to those who are not listening or severely don't get it: I am anorexic. This means that I take part in starving and restricting myself so that I can become...
    EmpowermentProject EmpowermentProject 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    and i wish people would stop assuming that: i will be thin i will starve myself i throw up i'm shallow i have no idea of the consequences of what i'm doing to myself i count...
    Skirefly Skirefly 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 23

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    I haven't really ate anything for a week now and I only drink water and I'm losing alot of weight I didn't need to lose
    Austin5123 Austin5123 13-15, M 4 Responses Jun 26

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