I Used To Be Fat

Going into the summer before my senior year of high school I weighed 215 pounds. One year later I weighed 140. It start healthy at first as my doctor set me up with a nutritionist because I obviously had weight issues (I'm only 5 foot 7). I began working out daily with a close friend of mine and eventually things got obsessive. At my worst I was eating around 800-1000 calories a day, and burning 400-500 of that on the treadmill. I used to go to lacrosse practice after school and then go home and run 4-7 miles after. I dropped around 40 pounds in the span of 2 months. I'm still miserable. Struggling with a binge diet at the moment. I can go three,four, even five days with the same stringent approach I had when losing weight. And then Friday and Saturday hit and the flood gates open. I'd estimate on my "binge" days I eat anywhere from 2500 to 3500 calories. Of course after I do that I feel fat and miserable, and can't stand to look down at the size of my stomach. As soon as that happens the next day I always severely restrict to get myself back on the right track. I currently weigh somewhere between 150-155 pounds. So I have gained some weight over the past six months or so. My thoughts are still extremely negative surrounding food and I still think like someone that suffers from anorexia. Even though my eating habits don't always make that clear. I need help and am searching for answers. Please any sort of help will do. Thanks.
pierceman34 pierceman34
3 Responses May 6, 2012

I didn't realise 800-1000 calories a day would be considered anorexia. I do about the same as you, gain and loose weight. I typically blame it on winter, but once spring comes around I can drop 50lbs in a just a few weeks. I've lost 20 in a month, eating less than 800 calories a day, working out for atleast an hour or more. when I get really upset with my weight, I can get by on 300 calories.

well losing it was still accomplishment..they can diagnose you with anything!

wow congrats on losing the wieght! I'm not fat , but ive been trying to shed a few extra pounds to really thin out..I odnt just want to be average..I want to be skinny, but I have my binge days too! On the weekends its the worse for me too..I wish I had the answer..I guess self control is the only thing

I'm a diagnosed anorexic so I'm not sure losing the weight is such an accomplishment anymore. But thanks.