This may seem like a stupid question but I think I'm in shock so please be gentle with me ladies...
I'm a single mom, it's just me and my 16 year old daughter.
Recently I've noticed that she has been going straight to the bathroom after we eat our favorite meals (spaghetti, pizza, chipotle)...I didn't think much of it at first but then I realized it was a constant thing that was occurring after said meals and so last night I followed her and pressed my ear against the door and heard her throwing up.
I raced back to the dining room and waited for her to come out and I asked her point blank, was there a reason she'd been throwing up so much.
She got quiet and said "I wasn't throwing up"
I said, "honey, I heard you"
and she said that it'd only been that time and that she'd eaten too fast. And I told her I knew it wasn't the first time and she broke down into tears and told me...
"I only make myself throw up when I eat something really high in fat or carbs...I've been gaining weight and I'm trying to control it. I love eating those things but I just can't afford to gain the weight"
We talked for a long time about how that's not healthy and how there are other ways to control her weight gain in a healthy way and that I'd start cooking more healthy things for dinner and we'd stop getting take out so much. She agreed to do things the healthy way from now on but I'm worried this may be a pre cursor to the future...or what if there's more to it than I know?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:08 AM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Teens (13-17)
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