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I Want to Recover From Bulimia Nervosa

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    I haven't purged in two months

    and I was starting to get healthy and my body was almost back to it's normal form until last night😔 I ate more than 1200 calories and I felt disgusting so I purged. Every time I stop I always relapse. I know it's not healthy but with Mia I feel like I can eat, otherwise I don...
    XxbixtchybellaxX XxbixtchybellaxX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I am 36 years old and have been battling this

    horrible disease for 20 years. I need NEED to recover, it's so damn hard. This is the worst feeling ever. I want to fully enjoy my life and my awesome family (I have a loving husband and an active six year old son). I've been pretty health issue free over the years, which made...
    wendisaw wendisaw 36-40, F Jan 11

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    What I Love Most Wnats Me Gone.

    Hi my name is Kimberly and I am bulimic. That’s a pretty solid definition. I mean I can be defined by more than this such as; white, female, ginger, 19 and a half years old. I like to play Mario kart and hula hoop also. For me though-at this point in my life- my major...
    ktrueds ktrueds 18-21 1 Response Sep 21, 2013

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    Few Tips

    Hi everyone! me too I have bulimia. I’ve had this dis-ease for… 7/8 years now. It’s a tough struggle with food but mainly with ourselves. However, I have made tremendous progress the last few years and want to share some tips with you so you don’t give up the fight. 1) Be...
    nothingtodeclare nothingtodeclare 22-25 1 Response Sep 15, 2011

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    Staying Positive

    3 weeks binge/purge free. Feels so good!
    o0kymmie0o o0kymmie0o 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 24, 2012

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    There is nothing more in this world

    that I wish for, than to recover from Bulimia. Its something that I struggle day to day. Its a secret that I have to deal with. Its a shame I must carry with me day to day. Its something that makes me feel vulnerable and naked in front of everyone. I'd give anything to say...
    AlyAngel AlyAngel 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2013

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    Where Do I Start?

    What started as a way of relieving over-eating becomes a routine to relief stress and anger. There's no doubt there's a body-image reasoning behind my bulimia, but I've used it now as a weapon to make myself feel better, that I'm at least in control of something. I'm a student in...
    huntingjanuary huntingjanuary 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2010

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    Day One, And A Little Something That Helped.

    Today was day one of my recovery. I did not binge or purge. I did eat some unhealthy things (I had some french fries while bowling with some girl friends), but I’m not going to beat myself up over it! Also, I wanted to share that it was suggested that I draw something on my...
    VlizabethV VlizabethV 26-30, F Feb 1, 2012

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    Talk To Me

    I have bulimia and I desperately want to recover, someone message me and offer me some support please?:( and if you are also suffering from this disorder i would be happy to talk to you and try to support you, we can do it together, someone please message me x
    recoverymia recoverymia 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    My Biggest Wish Is To Recover.

    My biggest dream is to recover bulimia. I'm tired of the shame.I'm tired of the fear.I'm tired of my lies and bad excuses.I'm tired of stealing the food from my siblings and parents.I'm tired of going to bed late because of homework I haven't finished because of bulimia.I'm...
    rikkegade rikkegade 18-21, F 3 Responses May 15, 2012

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    Trapped

    I tried to get help, went to an eating disorder clinic, had one appointment, arranged a series of appointments but then had a bit of a panic and cancelled all of them. I Convinced myself afterwards that I didnt need them, I did ok for a good while, told myself that i dont care...
    pine90apple pine90apple 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    Nobody is perfect and nothing is absolute.

    Every moment we have to make different decisions and only in that moment will these decisions be relevant. I can write down all the information that I can gather about eating healthily etc but I cannot predict and future and must be MORE adaptable and not use my mistakes as an...
    lolinghappily03 lolinghappily03 18-21, F Feb 1

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    Help

    I have had Bulimia Nervosa for over 2 years now.I have tried to stop before, but having spent large amounts of time on my own and suffering depression, anxiety and OCD, its never lasted long. I purge through laxative abuse. This is extremely painful and embarrassing. I also...
    RedLeopard RedLeopard 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    My Friend

    someone very special to me tole me recently about her having bulimia and wanting to recover from it. i want to help her i but i dont know how. i've started reading all the forums i can find on the subject but i guess what would really help is some advice from people who have or...
    dunnowhattodoo dunnowhattodoo 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    10 Minutes Of Relief And 23 Hours And 50 Minutes Of Torture

    The title says it all for me. I don't even know why I am where I am right now, I've never been overweight or underweight and I am generally happy with my body. I always judged people who who were counting calories, trying to eat light, as I never cared, whenever I went out for...
    eyesonfire07 eyesonfire07 18-21 1 Response May 6, 2012

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    Struggiling With My Recovery From Bulimia

    I have been dealing with this horrible disease for over 10 years and I desperatly want to be cured, I have a wonderful husband and a wonderful 3 year old that I want to live for. I had a very rought child hood that I think triggered this disorder so that I could have some control...
    jakobsmommy0513 jakobsmommy0513 26-30 4 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    For my personal experience (Now,

    recover from bulimia for > a year), before getting rid of the root of this bulimia problem , I had been focusing only my weight or my weight-line ,my leg ,my thigh so on... I had been watching my calories intake everyday and maybe every meals for almost 10 years. It is...
    belleeec belleeec 26-30, F Jun 25

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    Unstoppable

    i recently developed bulimia on a regular basis. its all i can think about and its in the early stages, because i want to stop and know its bad but i cant think of any way else to not think that way. all i want to do is get the food out any way i can and i just began binging...
    schecter2 schecter2 18-21 4 Responses Oct 26, 2008

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    This Is The Year

    Bulimia has stolen six years from me........I remember having so much control over food, I was orthorexic. Nothing deemed unhealthy would ever pass my lips and anything that did had to be "earned" by exercise.One day I think I cracked and ate a whole box of cereal bars...
    ladyEm ladyEm 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 8, 2010

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    Just Want To Break Free

    My bulimia started when I was 13 and was at its worst when I was 15 & 16. I was purging everything that ate and every now and again I would spend a day just binging and purging.  For the past two years my bulimia has gotten better but since I have stopped purging all the...
    missdaydreamer missdaydreamer 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    Today is a bit of a struggle

    but I know I can break this. I have to keep strong.
    lolinghappily03 lolinghappily03 18-21, F Jan 30

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    Recovery And Meditation

    For the past week, I've felt a little different. I am still bingeing and purging, but it's gone from twice a day to once a day. To many this may sound like not a very big deal, however, I am ecstatic! I feel this shift in my habits and life... slowly gaining respect, love and...
    cicigirl cicigirl 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2011

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    Is Anyone On Tumblr?

    http://fracturedgirl.tumblr.com/post/20978060369/so-i-just-started-a-new-blog-password-protected - I'm needing some people to provide some emotional support, if at all possible. :( I tried some of my irl friends and family, and only one cares.As for internet friends, only 1 on FB...
    afracturedgirl afracturedgirl 31-35, F Apr 16, 2012

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    I Need Help...

    I've been bulimic for 5yrs now. I've hit a low point lately. I moved to a new city where i didn't know anyone, and with no one always around I've been more actively bingeing and purging and i just feel like I've hit rock bottom. Someone please tell me how you've beat this.
    7fromheaven 7fromheaven 18-21 3 Responses Oct 21, 2008

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    Give Me Some Energy

    Last night, i decided to do some research and try to find people i can interact with who have bulimia. this website has been something i have been looking for, and hopefully something to help me recover. so, now to my story. I am 18 years old a freshman in college, and once again...
    lwstiar lwstiar 18-21 2 Responses Apr 11, 2011

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    That Was A Close One...

    I ALMOST binge/purged. My fiance was gone allll day. I didnt eat all day until 4:30. I was starving... I made a small meal.. Banana with 80 calorie bun and fake low cal peanut butter. After eating it I felt more hungry and wanted to binge sooo bad!! But I didnt! So proud of...
    o0kymmie0o o0kymmie0o 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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    Why

    Teenage pass time seems to be eating. why? ugh i hate it. thats all i do with my friends eat scream dring and eat some more. at the time im not paying any attention but than im like wtf am i doing!?!??!? i totally hate it. im an actor, so when im on stage i dont...
    letmebreathe letmebreathe 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2010

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    I am so done with bulimia.

    I want to eat normally. I want to be able to not think about food or when I'm eating next all day every day. But the addiction to food and caring a lot about how your body looks is a horrible combination. I want to recover, but I don't want to gain weight, and now I'm stuck in a...
    Ehenry7 Ehenry7 18-21, F Mar 21

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    Guilt Ridden

    I have a personal history of obsessive and compulsive behaviors. I have struggled with bulimia and anorexia since I hit puberty. I have never really been over weight. I’m not really over weight now, and this keeps me from being honest about my problems. I am a 28 year old...
    VlizabethV VlizabethV 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2012

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    Relapse

    I have been batteling bulimia, accompinied by, depression, anxiety, and ocd for over 8 years now. There was a time 1 1/2 years ago when i was in my recovery, i was 3 mths without a binge, and then it happened, relapse.  I had been in therapy for over 7 years been...
    runner25 runner25 26-30 Mar 30, 2009

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    Diary of An Anorexic/bulimic

    One day when I returned from highschool I found my grandmother in the living room; she was over my place and planning to stay for a few days. The first thing she noticed was that I gained weight since she had last seen me. And the very first comment that she made...
    Tonija Tonija 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2009

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    My Bulimia Exposé!

    The problem with bulimia is that it's more than an illness; it's an addiction, and like with any addiction, it makes it impossible for you to stop and think about the reasons that lead you to it. I too, never once took the time to analyse what I was really doing. Looking in as...
    mmnnc mmnnc 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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    All I Ever Wanted Was Everything

    I am 22 years old struggling with bulimia. I have been attending counseling and trying very hard. I have my good days and my bad days. My boyfriend has been very supportive throughout this process. I just really need to speak to people who are actually going through this too.
    slc90 slc90 22-25, F Dec 7, 2012

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    I Will Be Happy And Healthy

    I am 26 years old. Bulimia and anorexia have taken control of my life for the past 10 years. I have been to therapists, psychologists, inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, read all the books, and watched all the shows. I get sick just thinking about how much money I have...
    o0kymmie0o o0kymmie0o 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    I Never Thought It Would Happen To Me

    This is an incomplete story. I am looking for it's ending, and I am hopeful. One day I want to live free from eating disorders. My story starts two years ago, with some events that dented my self-esteem and confidence. At the time, I used food to cope, and used it to stuff my...
    RemarkablySparkly RemarkablySparkly 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2012

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    I have been struggling

    for a few days now and the binge aspect has been a bit overwhelming. I have realised that I just need to keep focused and live in the moment- because this is the most important one and one which you will never get back (a little cliched I know). I have realised that there are...
    lolinghappily03 lolinghappily03 18-21, F Jan 29

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    A Life Changing Book

    It's called Women, Food and God, by Geneen Roth. I recommend it to anyone having eating disorders, especially problems dealing with bulimia / compulsive eating / binging, It basically answers the question "why do we feel the need to over eat" and gave me a simple but powerful...
    nothingtodeclare nothingtodeclare 22-25 Feb 20, 2012

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    One Step Forward, One Step Back.

    Heyy! ..I'm Gemma. 11 was the age in which my bulimia first kicked in. I vividly remember feeling out of control of my eating habits and I thought bulimia would be a way if controlling my food obsession. I was so wrong. 20lbs heavier, 5 years later and one purge too many, I am...
    wishfulthinking1 wishfulthinking1 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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    Slowly Losing All Control

    I want and need to recover from Bulimia Nervosa. I know I can, but once I slip up I let myself go. I have been this way struggling with this horrible disorder since the end of my freshman year in Highschool. I have this need for the perfect body, and I strive for what is...
    mwao1921 mwao1921 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    I have had bulimia for about a year now

    and it is honestly ruining my life. I have always been an anxious person and felt a little bit insecure- when I was younger I had these rituals that I completed to make myself feel safe. But then this anxiety/ need to control came to be all about food. I also have a history...
    lolinghappily03 lolinghappily03 18-21, F Jan 27

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    A Bitter Smile, A Sore Throat

    At the age of twelve, I was hospitalized for about three months with anorexia. I was about 5' 2" and I'd whittled myself down to a sixty-seven-pound skeleton. Fortunately, I put enough weight back on to avoid welcoming any significant physical damage. Unfortunately, the smallish...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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    Confessions of a Bulimic

     (TO ALL THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM BULIMIA NERVOSA...YOU CAN RECOVER <3)   It all started when i saw myself through the eyes of others. when people laughed at me, mocked me, bout my weight, about how fat and ugly i was. this happened on a daily basis and i kept...
    Skam Skam 18-21 6 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    Good Day

    Well today was a milestone for me. I went to a wedding where it was pot luck so tons of food, loads of trigger foods etc. I didn't binge and purge. This is the first time in 41 years that I have been in such a situation and not done that. I am quite proud but I have so say I...
    tornado6 tornado6 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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    I Hate This ****.

    I've been bulimic for like 3 years now. I'll stop at months at a time but it always comes back and i'll do it every single day. I'm soo ******* sick of this ****. I can't control it. And it sucks because I can't party with my friends because thats when I have no control at all...
    makethisstop makethisstop 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2008

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    New Here And A Bit Nervous

    Hi to anyone who might be reading this... I have undulated between anorexia and bulimia since I hit puberty and I am now 22... At the moment I am in a severely bulimic phase but apart from my family (who I don't live with currently) nobody knows and it feels like a massive burden...
    charlotte349 charlotte349 22-25 2 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    Every time I purge, I tell myself it's going to

    be last time. The last time I do things that make me want to purge and the last time I actually purge. And I feel good about it for like a week. Then I get out of control again and the cycle repeats. I'm so sick of feeling out of control and like a failure. I'm so sick of...
    Sa5mRachel Sa5mRachel 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    Keep Messing Up...

    I dont understand how this happened....Everything was fine.I woke up and did pilates with my mom,sister,and aunt in a gym...Then I carefully measured my lunch and a little fruit for desert.For the first time I felt fine after eating,but after 2 hours I was hungry again...Then I...
    MiaRapedMe MiaRapedMe 16-17 1 Response Aug 9, 2012

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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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