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I Was Anorexic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 82 People

    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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    iaintcomingupwithausername iaintcomingupwithausername 18-21, F Jul 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Skully17 Skully17 18-21, F Mar 9

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    Related Experiences

    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 1 Response 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 Aug 30

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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 Aug 26

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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 feel like becoming Anorexic is something that i need. I'm 17, 5'4 and my weight is 107. My goal weight is 100 but I'll be happy if I reach 104. Its hard because my parents are...
    Brokeamy Brokeamy 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 have already been anorexic before. I started eighth grade weighing 75 pounds and was 5 foot one. Now, I am dealing with a lot of stress and my brain has decided it doesn't want...
    SpazRay SpazRay 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I know people might find this sick and all, but I want to be anorexic. I am basically already dying from anxiety, major depression, extremely low self esteem, and my self image. I...
    SofieAvina SofieAvina 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It should read: "I think I am Anorexic." I don't eat. Like actually. What I ate today: A peach, a kit kat, and a slice of cantaloupe. What I ate yesterday: Two cookies, a slice...
    LilysinWonderland LilysinWonderland 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Aug 27

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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 1 Response Aug 27

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    i went to the doctors yesterday, lost four pounds so that means im being sent back to treatment. i see him again monday to know what to plan for. well my mom and him set up a plan...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I've been going through a really rough period lately and I guess I haven't been very good at hiding it. Today, my friend baked me brownies and left me a note. He was worried about...
    RosieJay RosieJay 18-21, F Sep 9

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    I can't deal with it anymore!!!! I see calories everywhere. I've been trying not to count them but just like that I'm counting in my head. I didn't even have a dinner i just...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    I'm also anorexia but not too serious. I never had a weighing machine at home since primary school. I had always been fat every new semester in school I will take height and weight...
    Plaplee Plaplee 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Swim season started Monday. I know I need to eat more to make sure I don't let the team down, but I find it so hard to choke anything down without needing to immediately go and...
    RosieJay RosieJay 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    hi, i am kerry im new to ep but looking foward to getting some friends with silmar eexperiences to myself. when about three years i was naughty at prescool and my preschool. i...
    naughtykerry8 naughtykerry8 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Hello, my name is Diane and I am a junior at Rutgers. After the recent news concerning Mike Brown/Ferguson and police brutality, and reading about the protests occurring in NJ, I...
    deekayyy deekayyy 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Schlitterbahn Spanking. In the summer of 2014, me, my brother, and my dad drive down to Galveston, Texas on vacation. We had a fun at the beach the whole week. On the last day we...
    Dts16 Dts16 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    At sixteen I met my now husband and a few months after meeting got pregnant with our now 13 year old son. When I met my husband all those years ago I was heartbroken and sad over...
    truloveit84 truloveit84 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Before, i was unable to tell this story. It was very hard. The only way i have managed to come through in speaking of it was to talk to a friend about it, then soon another friend...
    iris801 iris801 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    The Wake Up Call! When we were in ninth grade we had a teacher called Ms Perkins for mathematics. She was a good teacher but dead strict and she wouldn't hesitate to pull out the...
    Tina303 Tina303 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    My first kiss was for a play so it was scripted and I knew where to stand, but it was terrifying because it was in front of the entire audience and I was freaking out. I didn't...
    maddiegraddie maddiegraddie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Okay this is the first time that I have written my story.... . Well typed it . It all started when my mom (who I love so deeply) got married to this man when I was 5 years old ! I...
    brook9723 brook9723 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    Well, most of my posts have been embarrassing moments in my life so I decided I'd continue the trend. It was at the end of my seventh grade year. The seventh grade counselor, Ms...
    Dts16 Dts16 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    This happened just this past weekend and I am still going thought a bit of shock. I've not really talked to them any. The must know something is up, but probably not sure what that...
    MelissaSmith24740 MelissaSmith24740 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    On Sexual Abuse I will go, with the reason I am composing this letter, this is I'm sending this missive, because my daughter who is 8, was sexually assaulted, By my 22 year old...
    IrmaH IrmaH 36-40 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Well, after a while I got it again.Me and my friends were planning to go to the movies, and after permission of my parents, I got to go.My parents told me that I had a curfew of 9...
    taylorcollison taylorcollison 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 22

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    Last week I was in the mountains hiking with my best friend. After five days of fab weather and nice views we were returning to base camp. On the way down we passed through the...
    overalls32 overalls32 31-35 Aug 22

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    Last week I was in the mountains hiking with my best friend. After five days of fab weather and nice views we were returning to base camp. On the way down we passed through the...
    overalls32 overalls32 31-35 Aug 22

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    i duno im sure to write this here, but ive not written this down before and hardly ever told anyone. when i was 15 i was walking home from gymnastics and went across an open area...
    lamaragymnast lamaragymnast 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 25

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