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I Was Anorexic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 98 People

    When I was 16, I was anorexic.

    It was the worst.
    thatintrovert511 thatintrovert511
    18-21, F
    Dec 8, 2015

    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...
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    3 Responses Dec 7, 2013

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 2, 2014

    A lot of people look at me

    and think "but you're not extremely skinny, you can't be anorexic." Or "but you've eaten junk food, you just can't be anorexic." Anorexia nervosa is a mental illness, it's an eating disorder, you can be 300 or 100 pounds and still have anorexia. And yes.. We still eat, we...
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    2 Responses Feb 11, 2015

    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, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    May 11, 2013
    iaintcomingupwithausername iaintcomingupwithausername
    18-21, F
    Jul 23, 2014

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Apr 16, 2014

    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
    Skully17 Skully17
    18-21, F
    Mar 9, 2014

    I used to be, This whole week,

    we've been on the road, and we've only been eating greasy food, and now I feel really fat. I'm considered just stop eating so I won't gain anymore weight.. But I don't want to start bad habits again.
    kaylynx kaylynx
    18-21, F
    May 30, 2015

    I was anorexic for the dumbest reason ever ,

    but it did change my life. Because of that experience now when I get upset I don't eat or I feel sick. I have never been above 110 pounds. So when I decided to do this . I lost a lot of weight.
    cheerdiva cheerdiva
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2015


    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

    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

    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, 2014

    It's honestly nothing like people think,

    it's beyond explanation. It's hell. People glamorize it, young girls start off thinking "I'll just get that thigh gap, and I'll stop." But when you lose weight, it becomes an addiction, the sound of someone saying "wow. You look skinnier" becomes a drug, your goals become too...
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    1 Response Mar 5, 2015

    I Was Anorexic

    When I was 11 or 12, I was overweight. I hated every day of it. I eventually resorted to starving myself. I was about 13 and I weighed 62 pounds. I thought I was still overweight. My mom wondered why I was getting skinnier. I told her my appetite was changing. She caught on that...
    Feb 13, 2013

    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
    thatintrovert511 thatintrovert511
    18-21, F
    Dec 10, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Aug 23, 2009

    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
    22-25, F
    Jul 7, 2014

    For about four years I was anorexic

    and I chose to starve myself to less than 90lbs and almost die. I could wrap my hands around my thigh and they would overlap . I eventually, 8 months ago got treatment for it. I became sicker and could no longer walk. I had to be pushed in a wheel chair. I soon after was abused...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 20, 2015

    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, 2014

    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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