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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 61 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 had/have an eating disorder for about 6yrs, but the worst times were about 4yrs ago. it was a prison. i never went out because i thought i was ugly & that everything made my fat...
    screambloodygore screambloodygore 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't like to say I have, or have had, an eating disorder because I feel it is somewhat unfair to those who's lives have been dangerously altered or taken by it. However, I'm...
    TeaspoonEm17 TeaspoonEm17 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I am bulimic. selfishly, stupidly, gluttonously bulimic. I binge on just about anything, even if I don't like it much. If it has a flavour and I can get my hands on it, I'm gonna...
    perrytctctc perrytctctc 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'll get skinnier no matter what it takes. I'll get skinnier even if I die cause death is better than being fat.
    iSceneGirl iSceneGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Trigger Warning... ... .... ... I started restricting again and everything I been eating, I been wanting to purge - but fighting it. I can't stand feeling so huge!!! 21 years...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Has anyone ever done the abc diet and lost a lot of weight? I need to lose around 2-3 stone in a month! Please if you could let me know that would be great! Thanks
    missann97 missann97 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel as though I can't break free from this endless cycle. Just been struggling with food again... I hate this...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Please read with care, and take steps to keep yourself feeling safe and secure, if reading about body image and associated topics are triggering for you. Iā€™m your stereotypical...
    ChocolateCurvesModel ChocolateCurvesModel 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Write about your experiencePlease read with care, and take steps to keep yourself feeling safe and secure, if reading about body image and associated topics are triggering for you...
    ChocolateCurvesModel ChocolateCurvesModel 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    i slipped. 21 years of struggling off and on from anorexia and bulimia, I'm still not recovered. ugggg.... :(
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I hate that my body's not as resilient as it was when I was a teen. I've only just started purging again yet I'm already getting some of the side effects.
    lostinpurgatoryy lostinpurgatoryy 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I am going on a three day fast because I had a three day binge. Yay me. Hopefully I get back down because I am doing my best to not freak out.
    artsydarling artsydarling 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I need an ana/mia buddy please!! Im 5'9 1474 pounds šŸ˜ž
    blondebitch929 blondebitch929 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I canceled my doctors appointment because I didn't want to be weighed. I just got back from vacation and I was forced to eat (meals were prepaid months ago). The fear of getting on...
    Charper44 Charper44 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    i got weighed today. not happy with it. trying to fight this ED.
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    It's getting worse. The bulimia. And I'm not losing weight. So I'm gonna start working out again. A lot. And eating less. I just want to be thin. Is that too much to ask ?
    LoserMaterial LoserMaterial 16-17, F Jun 22

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    I was bulimic in the past, and in the past year I think I've only purged twice. But lately I haven't been able to keep any food down and went to the doctor to find out that it's my...
    itssmee itssmee 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I've had an ED for 9 years but I'm currently at my highest weight ever and im so beyond disgusted with myself. It started with a medication that made me gain 30lbs in just 2 months...
    lostinpurgatoryy lostinpurgatoryy 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I fight depression and while the campaign is going well at the moment I feel as if there is no end to the feelings and struggle of it all. College papers make me anxious. I don't...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    I only have an eating disorder to tackle now, losing weight even when I'm eating normally. Back then when I was losing weight rapidly my mother wasn't worried much the first time...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    When your appetite pretty much doesn't exist.. Finally at 60.2kg or like 132 pounds. Lost like a kilo this week :)
    Catho Catho 18-21, F Jun 20

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    I'm having a panic attack!!! I gained a lot of weight! I'm 12 stone and need to get down too 9 in a matter of weeks,will someone please help me!!is this possible?? And if so HOW...
    missann97 missann97 18-21, F Jun 19

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    Don't tell me I don't look like a binge eater. I'm 17, and have been a binge eater since I was 9. I'm 4'11 and 119LBs (well 111LBs since I started Vyvanse). Not all binge eaters...
    kenzieburr kenzieburr 16-17, F Jun 18

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    I have an eating disorder, message me
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 18

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    POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING.. I have been watching Supersize vs. Superskinny with my boyfriend a lot recently. He is instantly disgusted by both parties in the food exchange - the...
    littlelostfox littlelostfox 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    When I had it, I didn't even know I did. I spent hours reading articles on anorexia, taking online quizzes to see if I was. Even when all those quizzes said I most likely had...
    Anita467 Anita467 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    I have a compulsive disorder that revolves around my intake on food. I am constantly thinking about how much I intake because the fear of gaining weight weighs so heavily on me...
    Charper44 Charper44 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    Everything I eat and drink tastes aweful except water, and artificial foods... even then they taste like nothing. someone please tell me what cake and cheesecake,burgers, pizza...
    Waqasauce01 Waqasauce01 18-21, M Jun 16

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    It was in 6th grade. At first, it started because I was too stubborn to eat what my aunt and uncle would feed me. After a while, it was a way of punishing myself. I didn't have any...
    leggyshay leggyshay 16-17, F Jun 16

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    I wasn't at my goal when I got home today. I was so mad I just cut myself. I ate a whole jar of peanut butter. I didn't know what to do so I ran outside with a gallon bag and...
    torijoy torijoy 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    if you were looking for one sign not to kill yourself today, then this is it. please read this; maybe it'll help I wanted to kill myself so badly, not even too long ago. life...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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    I starve myself (Only have a kiwi or an apple a day usually) and I always have dreams of eating a ton, does this happen to anyone else?
    Idontknowsometimes Idontknowsometimes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    I CAN'T STAND PRO ANA STUFF.
    Idontknowsometimes Idontknowsometimes 18-21, F Jun 14

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    i need a pro ana/mia buddy i can't be fat anymore
    vicxoria vicxoria 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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