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I Was Anorexic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 89 People

    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 18-21, F Apr 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    Skully17 Skully17 18-21, F Mar 9, 2014

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    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...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    iaintcomingupwithausername iaintcomingupwithausername 18-21, F Jul 23, 2014

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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 Sep 16, 2014

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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

    Anorexia... the illness of a person who eats but barely, no matter how thin they are, they still want to get thinner. It can be an addiction. I was anorexic, at the time I wanted...
    GoldenHowl GoldenHowl 16-17, F Feb 21

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    My father is thinking that I'm anorexic because I'm very skinny and I don't like eating lunch. But I'm totally sure that I'm not anorexic because I don't care for my body, I don...
    imandynation imandynation 13-15, F Feb 14

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    i feel fat, i wish i could lose some weight, i weigh in at 120 pounds and i am 5' 4" my friends tell me that i am skinny, and a couple of people have asked if i am anorexic. i lie...
    LegolasLover159 LegolasLover159 13-15, F Feb 4

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    I was 5'1 135 pounds I dropped at my lowest 90 I know that doesn't sound like a ton but believe me it got easier soon I was thinking about calories and fat 24/7 I know a few tips...
    Annmarierosewood Annmarierosewood 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    I need help. I suffered from anorexia before. And I beat it. But I realized that I'd rather be anorexic. It's worth it. I was hoping someone could give me help with me motivation...
    Lynnboatright Lynnboatright 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I am 5,3 and 165 pounds. I know I'm fat. And I'm trying to go anorexic and it's really hard. I won't allow myself to eat over 500 calories a day. I've been trying to do this for...
    Chick1301 Chick1301 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    I look in the mirror and I can see it the hugeness. and i hate the feeling when I lean forward and I feel my tummy pushing out and I can grab my fat and everyone says I'm thin but...
    thebladeisbae0718 thebladeisbae0718 13-15, F Feb 18

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    My friends have started calling me anorexic but I'm not even close. dont they see my love handles and thighs? or my tummy? people or blind. or maybe I just can't see straight
    thebladeisbae0718 thebladeisbae0718 13-15, F Feb 20

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    I'm 5'3 and weigh 118. I have counted calories like crazy for over a month now and have lost 5 pounds! Why am I not losing any more? Please tell me how I can get this weight off...
    angiles angiles 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I don't know if I'd call myself anorexic. I don't feel like I've ever had it bad. I'm here because over the last few days I had been in a feud with my parents and I refused to...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    When I was in middle school and constantly being bullied for being fat I did the only thing I could. I skipped meals, and eventually wasnt consuming anything but water and the...
    Phoenix3439 Phoenix3439 18-21, F Feb 12

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    Why do I do this? I was soooo good the whole day, only eating two apples, coke zero, black coffee, green tea and some carrots and lots of water, is was doing exceptionally good. I...
    JoyRandom JoyRandom 18-21, F Feb 18

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    I developed anorexia when I was 14 and continued to lose weight for over a year. I've had a healthy body weight since I was 15 and Im now 17. However I suffer from depression and...
    anoninrecovery anoninrecovery 16-17, F a week ago

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    I have been called fat by my family since I was young ... I have struggled with my weight since I can remember.
    SParedes627 SParedes627 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    mainly for anorexic girls i feel so bad for them...
    hellohowareyoudoing hellohowareyoudoing 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I have been working with two partners for several years on the development of a scientific product. We sometimes commiserate that our significant others do not understand how...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    I realise that this is quite a long post for anyone to have to read though; essentially I am asking for advice on a somewhat unusual situation. My stepdaughter Emma has recently...
    LouiseBainbridge LouiseBainbridge 66-70, F 7 hrs ago

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    2 March 2015: I was in a car crash with my dad. We were stopped at a merge point and some woman hit us at moderate speed from behind. It was loud and felt like an explosion. The...
    someconfusedbloke someconfusedbloke 13-15, M 7 hrs ago

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    many ppl on here know that my parents are very true believers in spare the rod spoil the child and so is my school. I was thinking about an incident in school were I was paddled...
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    So when I was 6 I moved in with my grandma, my uncle also lived there too I can barley remember around that time but He would ask me to sit on his lap while we was watching tv, I...
    littlegirlis14 littlegirlis14 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    My whole time in school from Kindergarten through 6th grade in grade school, 7-8th grades in Junior High/Middle school, and all through 9-12th grades in High school I was bullied...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    my wife saw some pics I had on my iphone. I had on a beautiful dress, makeup, my favorite black shapewear and a nice brown wig. she just looked at the phone then at me, I was...
    Stacy1165 Stacy1165 36-40, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I have always been reserved and shy. But it wasn't that bad until I got married .Our relationship problems made it worse. His indifference has ruined me . I hate myself now. I hate...
    karmicsouls karmicsouls 31-35, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Was adopted again last Christmas. And it been a blast. This time nothing going to get be back in orphanage.
    sliverwolfbec sliverwolfbec 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I've been with my bf for 3 years now. Throughout the years he has cheated on me with at LEAST 5 girls. he was mostly emotionally involved as far as I know. I never have really...
    Cupcake1995 Cupcake1995 18-21, F 49 mins ago

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