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I Was Anorexic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 81 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    Skully17 Skully17 18-21, F Mar 9

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Well, I used to be anorexic in 2012, I really miss my body, I want to get back in time, help me!
    thiniamins thiniamins 22-25, F Aug 7

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    I've seen an anorexic biography on youtube and how hard it is for them to eat and how hard it is for them mentally and that it gets them suicidal. But I wanna be stick thin! I will...
    genejanexx genejanexx 18-21, F Aug 24

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    Dear experience project,Hello, I hope you all are doing well.This is a little bit long, but I needed somewhere to vent.It all started at the ballet class at school, when I was told...
    Forgottencorpse Forgottencorpse 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A year ago I was anorexic. I suppose I still am cos it doesn't go away. We have good times and bad times. Last year I told about being sexually abused as a kid. I thought it would...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    its been a while since i've posted here. A lot has changed since doing so. For one my attitude to anorexia as a whole. Two my anorexia state. And three my long term health...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I am the only person in the world who can be anorexic and happy. This is because I am a loner at the highest possible level. If you're a people person, then anorexia will make you...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 Aug 24

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    I'm really sorry but it's true.. I want to be anorexic.. Yeah i know the risk of it, i've watched documentaries, movies and even have friends who are... Idk but i just wanna be...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I'm going to vent for just a damn minute. I'm so damn tired of being so damn nice all the time and never expressing how I really feel. I'm so damn sick to death tired of being...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 Aug 24

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    I've been fasting for 4 days and there's no better feeling then feeling lightheaded and weightless it's an accomplishment. I choose to be anorexic and I love it. I love having...
    cringing6 cringing6 18-21, F Aug 12

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    I'm thin with great feminine body features but my friends call me anorexic. I try to convince them that I am not and eat a lot but they just don't listen. I noticed recently that I...
    anonymousLLL anonymousLLL 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I was weighing 170-190 pounds and I stopped eating, had stomach problems, or I would eat very little. I lost a lot of weight because of what was happening. I weighed between 140-15...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I was pretty normal as a kid, I really didn't care about my weight. But when I reached 10 years old, it had began to get out of control. I had done gymnastics, and I was 10 5'2...
    MickaelaLovesZachLin MickaelaLovesZachLin 18-21, F Aug 8

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    i havent eaten anything since the day before yesterday and i feel great! 3 days ago i was at 137 :( then the next day i was down to 133.5 and then last night i was down to 132.1...
    kinkykittymeow kinkykittymeow 18-21, F Aug 15

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    I have been fighting anorexia for over 5 years now. It started innocent: me just wanting to lose some weight because I was unhappy about myself. Turning in normal crisps for light...
    lennypoppy lennypoppy 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I have been battling anorexia for about 2 years. Most people think it's because I want attention but I never wanted attention. I don't know what I wanted. Ana at first was nice...
    riverludwig22 riverludwig22 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Hi I'm 12 Turning 13 in September ^.^ I was born 2001 I was a very chubby baby but very happy with my family
    aperson344 aperson344 22-25, T 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Okay so I didn't really get to finish I'm new :P okay so in 5th grade I was bullied I was overweight had a few friends and scared to say what I want to say I wear sweaters all the...
    aperson344 aperson344 22-25, T 6 days ago

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    i started eating cuz i was getting really sick apparently but i stopped again i havent eatin in a week...
    gramafey gramafey 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I've been eating under 500 cals per day for the past month (with a few occasional cheat days). On Sunday I binged and ate around 2000 cals. I've exercised every day this week and...
    depressedmistake depressedmistake 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    For people who've read my experiences, they know I absolutely LOVE writing with all my heart and just pour my heart into it! Writing is my LIFE, my PASSION! I'm on FanFiction.Net...
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Hello, my name is Ashley and I was molested by my own cousin. This is my story.... It happened to me from age 10-13. My cousin was 17-20. I believe. I was innocent. He...
    Ashley1778 Ashley1778 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I was molested when I was 6 years old by a family friend. My dad left us when I was five and "friend" took advantage of that, he would always tell me It was my fault my dad left...
    ElleLola ElleLola 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    The short fuse! When I was about 11/12 I went for a sleepover at one of my friends houses. We had a lovely evening playing games that her mother had organised. She was a very nice...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 11 Responses Aug 6

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    Today I was on my way home on my scooter for disabled people when a guy with a big microwave stopped me near a bus stop. He asked if would drive the appliance around the block for...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    it was about 2 maybe 3 years ago, i was walking home from school, i live in a kind of village type place and i was walking along the main road which runs parallel to my primary...
    justsomebodytryingtohelp justsomebodytryingtohelp 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Addiction to on line games and worlds is a concern of mine, since I've faced it repeatedly and I've seen it so much over the years. It's sad and we need help. If you are facing...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Aug 9

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    I'm a guy so it been hard dealing with being a victim of rape. I'm also straight which makes it a million times worse in my head to deal with. Only my parents and my therapist know...
    andrew20142014 andrew20142014 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Lasting results… The one punishment that I received growing up that still has lasting effects today was what I considered to be the worst punishment in the whole world. I only...
    Marcette88 Marcette88 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    I met him online and he was the most charming person in the world. Was so interested in what i was like my thoughts, goals, philosophies on life. And so sweet. But somewhere it...
    Confused4959 Confused4959 22-25, F Aug 12

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    I had recently gotten out of a three year relationship when I met my current husband. He was an old friend, well liked by a lot of people. I thought I knew him. We wound up...
    breakingout2014 breakingout2014 26-30, F Aug 14

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    This scarred me real bad. I will never forget it, not ever. I am eternally traumatized. Over spring break 2014, I was 12. My family went on a cruise for the whole week. I started...
    annatmorris annatmorris 13-15 1 Response Aug 15

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    I began having problems breathing when I was around 13, for about 2 years I had to go to the emergency room 2-3 times a week because I couldn't breath properly. It was like...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Aug 16

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