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I Was Anorexic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 85 People

    I wanted to try sharing my story just once.

    I've tried to blog about it once but chickened out. I have read so many other peoples stories and now here is mine. I am 23 now and haven't been anorexic for almost 2 years. My anorexia was never too bad but it came with bulimia and a binge eating as well. It started when I was...
    caloogie3 caloogie3 22-25, F Sep 16

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    So, I was anorexic this one time,

    for about nine months or so; not a ton to say about it, perhaps this sharing is garbage, but when I was in my teens I was quite overweight and very sensitive about it. I started playing basketball in a lunch league and noticed I was losing a small amount of weight after two...
    namegame namegame 26-30, M Feb 18

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    Somehow I Miss It

    It was the worst time in my life, everyday was painful and I caused the people I love so much harm. But somehow I still miss it some days. The person I see in the mirror, even now my second year in recovery looks like an ugly stranger, and I feel myself longing for the face and...
    missdeth missdeth 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2011

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    Scary Times

    I wanted to loose weight. But, I did it the wrong way. I starved myself. I ate one yogurt, celery and exactly ten mini pretzels a day. I dropped 70lbs in less that 6 months. I started to faint. I didn't know I was fainting until my dad caught me in the shower. That was really...
    em3476 em3476 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2012

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    6th and 7th grade. In the beginning of sixth

    grade I was pretty chubby and someone decided to tell me that to my face, and before that I never cared about others thought, it hurt a lot. So I stopped eating as much. I would tell my mom I wasn't hungry or my stomach hurt. I don't think my family ever really noticed until...
    KarleeJo23 KarleeJo23 13-15, F 1 Response May 2

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    7th Grade

    I use to have a bit of an eating disorder. I'd skip dinner sometimes or only eat a little. I convinced myself that it was okay to only eat fruit for my meals because it didn't have that many calories. I convinced myself that it was just a diet I was on, but I knew in the back of...
    jellybeamers jellybeamers 16-17, F May 11, 2013

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    I Was Anorexic

    I used to be "chubby". Not fat, but "chubby". I had what mothers call baby fat. I hated it. I was only in the 5th grade, but I was super self conscious about my wieght. I wouldn't wear bikinis, tank tops, or anything that might show my fat. Untill 7th grade when doctors...
    Anon97 Anon97 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2012

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    Skully17 Skully17 18-21, F Mar 9

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    I have always been obsessing with being thin

    ever since I was little. I have never allowed myself to get to a size 3 in pants, I am currently a size 0 and sometimes go down to a 00. When I reached size 1 last year, I decided to starve myself. I looked in the mirror and felt huge. I despised the fact that I didn't have a...
    petite19 petite19 16-17, F Apr 16

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    Middle School

    In sixth grade, I was kind of a chubby kid, and a lot of people made fun of me for that. I'd get called lard *** or some other horrible name every day. That lead to cutting. I thought if I cut myself, the pain would start to go away. A few weeks after I started cutting, I started...
    NathanRedd NathanRedd 22-25, M 1 Response May 20, 2013

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    It Was Never Enough, but love was.

     Wow. I was looking through some old photos today and now looking back I can see what other people saw. I was skin and bones. Here comes a painful story. When I was younger I was overweight, and my Barbie doll mother never let me forget it. She badgered me all the time...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    Hello

    Hi. My name is Kat. I'm 16 with 18 month old twins! After I had my twins I couldn't stand the way my body looked so I decided that maybe if I stopped eating i'd loose some weight and finally be satisfied... I promised a friend i'd try it to a little bit, no more than a month... I...
    kitkat09 kitkat09 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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    My Memory Of It

    I remember when I was anoxeric.  I was actually in the seventh grade when it happened.  I realized that I was borderline overweight just when summer came.  I started riding my bike almost six hours a day in the hot sun without any water in the beginning.  Then...
    rorschach246 rorschach246 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2009

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    iaintcomingupwithausername iaintcomingupwithausername 18-21, F Jul 23

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    At 125 pounds, I have never really been

    satisfied with myself. Throughout my childhood, I can remember going weeks without eating much more than a servin of vegetables, or skipping out on that fatty food because I didn't need the extra weight. I've always thought that bones were beautiful, and I wanted to be like the...
    Tayns2010 Tayns2010 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Last year in Jan of 2013 I had begun developing

    an eating disorder. It all started with graduation approaching and me just cutting a few calories and working out. It then became an obsession where I would go days without eating and spending entire days at the gym. By March I was down a whole 20lbs. I thought this was...
    haileyara23 haileyara23 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I am afraid of relapsing ...

    I have had eating disorders off and on as I was growing up. Growing up in the dance world, I guess it just came naturally - the best dancers were never the fat ones. Last year, it got to the point where I got really sick from it. I "recovered" so to speak, but now I think I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I'm 180 lbs and I'm tired of being so ******* fat I'm tired of being the fat friend in my group of friends I wanna get to 110 lbs I will do anything I've been thinking about jus...
    capicornaluda capicornaluda 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    My lunch for today, 3 Crisp bread, or 50 cal
    anorexicwannabe anorexicwannabe 13-15, F Nov 12

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    I have been in recovery for several years now but I understand why they say with anorexia, or any other addiction, you are recovering, but nver fully recovered. Sunday my husband...
    lil0miss0sunshine lil0miss0sunshine 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I plan on becoming a full time anorexic like I was before. I'm currently on a restricting diet but I need a pro Ana friend. Anyone interested? Message me. AND NO I'M NOT TAKING IT...
    exhuberantviolet exhuberantviolet 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 10

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      it´s been some years since i last wrote here. I have been anorexic for six years now, and have been in recovery for the last four years now. Have been in hospital and...
    andrew88 andrew88 22-25, M Oct 27

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    Is it bad that I'm anorexic??
    Heathersmith34 Heathersmith34 16-17, F Nov 13

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    I don´t really know if I am beacoming Anorexic, but I am starting to count calories, and eat arroound 1000 per day, which I think is too much. Is just that I want so bad to slow...
    danyjiad danyjiad 18-21, F Nov 17

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    This thread makes me sad. The ignorance of everybody wanted to be anorexic is frustrating.
    AlwaysAnonnymous AlwaysAnonnymous 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    Anorexia is not a weight-loss strategy. It's a mental illness. Do you want to be unhealthy? Tired constantly? Lose your hair? Be constantly monitoring your body? Worry about food...
    ElleEstJolieLaide ElleEstJolieLaide 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    I'm anorexic and I hate looking at my body. My friend is skinny and pretty and has a nice body but I don't know how she manages to keep her figure. I try my best but I always find...
    StillFlawless StillFlawless 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Hello, I wanted to share this story, because I can't tell my mom neither my sister! They would freak. Everything started last year when I met this really skinny girl, let's call...
    samisol1 samisol1 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 17

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    When I was 5 my gram called me fat when I was 10 my gram told my mom it'd be a good idea to get me on diet pills. My whole life I've been hearing I'm fat and the worse part is...
    skinimin411 skinimin411 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I have been battling anorexia for half a year now. It started off as me wanting to lose weight, so I cut down on my meals. Being a cough medicine addict didn't help either. I...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I know this is a disease. I know what i'm doing to my body is wrong. But it's so addicting. Hungry makes me feel in control. I wish it was easy to stop.
    chocolatecurlz chocolatecurlz 18-21, F Nov 13

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    22nd post. Ok lets go into my health, just so I can give a history on how I think my depression might have been triggered, and slowly began to rise. All through my life I was very...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 16 hrs ago

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    24th post. Before anyone reading this thinks my life has been just one bad thing after another, I'm going to set the record straight. Many of the years of fun were only marred by...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    23rd post. Not long after I recovered from the kidney stone, I started getting upper abdominal pain. They would come and go in spurts, and at the beginning a couple of panadol...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 14 hrs ago

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    This is my story! I was molested around 5 or 6. I don't remember everything but I was to young to understand what was going on. Me and my brothers had a sleep over at my great...
    dwayne15 dwayne15 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    Sexual abuse ( Rape ) is a terrible thing done by people ( not necessarily terrible people ) but by people who are really messed up in the head. It has scarred me for life I'm not...
    RyRyOfAwesomness RyRyOfAwesomness 13-15, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have been betrayed!!!! Oh have I been betrayed!!! Used to have parents that were my friends of my daughters girlfriends as she was growing up... At my weakest moments... I have...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I was a carni all this last summer for the first time. It was my fist experience so far from my parents house I was really scared at first but I need money so I ran the game where...
    dazedandconfused66 dazedandconfused66 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    Am I the only one who feels like this? I was with a guy for two and a half years until we broke up back in September. He was a good looking guy but we were friends for five years...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F 39 mins ago

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    Have you ever met someone so beautiful - so kind and sweet. You knew deep down it would have never lasted because it was too good to be true?
    Francoise25 Francoise25 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My mom dressed me as a girl twice. Once at 7 with panties and a dress. Then again at 14 for a costume party. At 14 I wore everything and she did make up too. When she was done I...
    Adam59 Adam59 56-60, M 3 hrs ago

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    So, this is a really long story. I was at school when I met my boyfriend. He already had a girlfriend, but kissed me anyway. We were only 14/15 so it was just immaturity. He...
    crushedgirl crushedgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    ....and now it's haunting my life to a staggering degree. I was just turning 21 and living in hell due to a mistake I made involving dropping out of college to pursue the girl I...
    cyclone80 cyclone80 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    So I may as well start tonight. I don't think I'll be sleeping soon and I need to start sharing sometime. I was born as the first child and my parents had another 2 kids after that...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    My name is Danielle Hogan, I have a story to tell, a tale to be told. I was certainly not dished an easy hand in life. At the age of 3, I tragically lost my mother Elizabeth Ann...
    danielleannhogan danielleannhogan 18-21, F Nov 11

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    As someone who gets self-conscious and is not good at public speaking, the prospect of leading a classroom kind of terrified me. But I had been out of work for months and this...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 13

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    It was 23 years ago today, the 15th of November 1991... I was in England to learn English, at Wimbledon School of English.. It was awesome! I stayed there 4 months.. My host family...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 11 Responses Nov 15

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