Ana and Mia

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  1. Has anyone in TPB battled or is battling Anorexia or Bulimia? Honestly, i think im anorexic. I'm 5 feet 3 and a half and im 95 lbs. Yes, i think im fat. I find bones pretty. My mom thinks im crazy but my sister supports my decisions. I've always been overly obsessed with my body. They say, beauty comes from within. I have no inner beauty / skills to speak of so i guess that's why im so ashamed. Yes, i've got quite low self-esteem. I can't help it. I've screwed up my life in many ways. I'm not trying to write a sob story but i just want to see if there are any anorexic or bulimic friends in this forum. :crybaby:
  2. I haven't dealt with this but I have friends who have, and it is scary ****. Do you *really* think you're fat? Because that's just not possible. If you think you have psychologicla issues, i think you should talk to a doctor ASAP. I really pray that you are not having to deal wtih this and taht no one else here has to deal with these debiltiataing diseases. I don't know you, but I'm sure the ppeople who love you will tlel you tou're crazy for thinking so lowly of yourself. I pray that you get over your concern with your weight, and I'm thankful that you realize that being so thin and seeing yourself as fat is problematic. HUG.
  3. aww thank you so much for being so supportive (= you're such a sweet person! yes, there are people who thinks that i have a distorted self-image. To be honest, a couple years ago, i was a bit on the chubby side. One girl friend of mine got into an argument with me and called me a "fat-ass". i was very, very upset. Ever since then, i've tried various ways to lose weight. I understand that sometimes, i do things overboard. I take words very harshly sometimes. Especially with the fact that those haunting words came from a friend, i was more hurt than shocked.
  4. You are skinny.
    If you feel yourself fat you should really talk to someone about this! EDs are very dangerous!
    Hugs 4 u girl.
  5. Have you tried looking into getting professional help? You thinking this way is all mental...thanks for sharing with us your story. We all want you to get help..think about your loved ones. I'm sure they don't want you to feel like this either.
  6. My sister was anorexic for 7 years. She spent much of those 7 years in and out of eating disorder clinics & mental hospitals. She had a heart attack at age 19 because of it. My mother spent years battling the court system & mental health professionals trying to get treatment for my sister because anorexia isn't considered a "real disease" for health insurance companies. She's 23 now, and doing a lot better, but she'll never have a normal body image or look at food as anything other than an enemy.

    You seem to be aware that you have issues with your self esteem & body image, which is a huge step forward. I suggest you talk to you parents or an adult you can trust to get counseling. If you need contacts in the field, I can get them for you. We pretty much know every eating disorder specialist up and down the East coast of the U.S.
  7. IT definitely seems like you should speak to a professional about this. It's not a light subject as you can die from this, not to mention the break down of your body on it's way to complete shut down. It's not a fun road to go down. Let me ask you...why do you feel you're worthless?
  8. while i've NEVER been skinny (in any way), i was bulimic for years. 7 maybe? maybe more. it sucks. it's a horrible, horrible way to live...but i also understand the attraction to it. trust me, i understand it. we are immensely attracted to what will eventually be the cause of our death....

    and while my self esteem is still lagging, i have stopped purging. the desire is still there, but i don't do it. it screwed up my health, screwed up my mind.

    get into treatment. now. get an evaluation if your food issues are causing you distress (which they obviously are). you are worth the time and effort and money of treatment. it will save your life.

    good luck.
  9. hei Dollie, my suggestions:
    change your surroundings! you need a healthier enviroment, you need to be with people who really care for you and accept you just the way you are. I've been yo-yo dieting for years, and i was almost became an ana just bec' someone commented that i was abit chubby, i dieted and exercised like crazy until one day i didn't get my period for about 2 or 3 months (i forget), and that's a wake up call! i didn't want to get an early menopause, it's so scary!!! the thought of not being able to have children in the future scared me! i'm still lucky that my period is normal.
    Now, i'm a mom of a cute healthy baby boy. it's still a struggle for me to have a healthy thought of my body image, but i keep myself busy with exercise (weight training and pilates) with instructor who taught me about healthy eating and surrounded myself with wonderfull friends. Since then my weight has been stabil and i'm much more happier now
  10. I think you really need to see a health care professional about this. Because of the seriousness of the issue, I am going to close the thread.

    But there are tons of people who have already offered support and you really should talk to someone. :heart:
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