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I want to be anorexic UPDATE

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

But I don't have the strength to deny myself food. I can sometimes make it through one day without eating but the hunger pains always get to me. I'm tired of being so big and every time I go on a diet, I never lose more than 5 lbs before I go back up to 180. It's frustrating and depressing. If I could just learn to stop eating, I'll be much happier.

ETA I'm sorry if this post appears to be flippant. It's not my intention. I do understand the dangers of anorexia and I am afraid of the consequences. I am not trying to joke about it. But I do think about it daily. That is a fact and my confession. I get so tired of feeling good the first week of my diet and then feeling so low when it feels like all my effort was in vain. There is nothing medically wrong with me that's preventing me from losing weight and I don't understand wht it's so hard. I keep a very close eye on my calories and I walk or bike daily.

Also, I am sorry for those who have or know someone who suffered from this disease. It's never happened to anyone I know and I understand how it looks like I'm not taking it seriously.

UPDATE: I want to thank everyone who read this and took it seriously. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help and advice. I think that's exactly what I needed. You've helped me get motivated again. I know I need to keep working on this. And thank you to those who provided me with some new resources. I'm feeling so much more capable than I was this morning.

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Posted by Anonymous on May. 6, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 6, 2012 at 9:18 AM
Just want to add that my specialist I go to is now talking about a feeding tube, So you are very lucky just to be able to eat.

Quoting Anonymous:

That's disgusting. I have a chronic illness that keeps me from being able to eat the foods I want and need to eat. Now I have to juice my fruits and vegetables to get any nutrition unless I pop a pill of vitamins. And anything solid I do eat makes me sick. So please get HELP!
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 6, 2012 at 9:18 AM
No, but I do know how to eat right. I know everyone is different and their bodies require different things, but I can't afford to see a dietician.

Quoting ffpm10:

Are you a registered dietician? Nutrionist? Liscenced trainer?



Quoting Anonymous:

I've tried watching my calories. I keepa record of everything I eat. I exercise daily. I try to eat the best I can. And I am rarely on the computer. Or sitting for that matter. Still, I never make any decent progress.





I understand the consequences of anorexia and have tried talking myself out of it but it's so hard.





Quoting ffpm10:

No you wouldn't. You'd get sick.



You'd go into kidney failure first, then the rest of your organs would start shutting down.



Talk to a dietician, get a trainer, and get off the computer and do something about it.



It's about a lifestyle change, not yo-yo and fad diets.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 6, 2012 at 9:19 AM
Do you have any thyroid conditions?
LoveMyLos
by on May. 6, 2012 at 9:19 AM

me to. but im too much of a food whore. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on May. 6, 2012 at 9:19 AM

I think its a normal desire but don't give in. Once you get in the habbit you cant even enjoy a bite of cheesecake. Everything makes you gag, and there is no such thing as enjoying anything not even A SINGLE BITE. Every morning you'll wake up being proud that you went to bed hungry but by noon you hate that "a glass of milk made you look fat". Its THAT extreme. Ridiculous but just that little 1 inch bump on your belly makes you feel fat when there isn't an inch of fat left on you. 

Not that its a better alternative but what about lapband ? Frankly, anything is better than THIS. I give my friends the heart diet. Its extreme, it makes you cranky but it works... After that you HAVE to eat right or you WILL put on pounds and be worst off.

http://caloriecount.about.com/forums/weight-loss/want-opinons-sacred-heart-diet-only

My uncle was 260 and they gave him this diet so he could go through surgery. It worked for him, his surgery was a success and now he keeps up with a portion based diet. Not a BOWL full of rice, but a 6 oz scoop. Not half a bucket of KFC but 1 grilled chiken breast (initially he only ate boiled chicken.. now he can enjoy adding butter and stuff to things responsably). Hes 180 and still working on it :)

sunfireprincess
by on May. 6, 2012 at 9:20 AM
I definitely think age needs to see a therapist

Quoting atyou:

that is sick. my cousin has been struggling with anorexia almost her entire life. your ignorance is disgusting.
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little.knickers
by on May. 6, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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What excercise are you doing? And how much? What do you class as eating healthy? How long do you keep it up before you give up?

Healthy weight loss is only 1-2lbs a week. It's slow, but will stay off if you change your life style.



ETA: and to lose 1-2lbs a week, u need to burn an extra 3,500 calories a week. If you consume what your recommended calorie amount is.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on May. 6, 2012 at 9:21 AM
If you burn more calories then you take in you lose weight. Pretty simple. There are a few other factors as well so I suggest talking to someone knowledgeable.
sunfireprincess
by on May. 6, 2012 at 9:21 AM
She*

Quoting sunfireprincess:

I definitely think age needs to see a therapist



Quoting atyou:

that is sick. my cousin has been struggling with anorexia almost her entire life. your ignorance is disgusting.
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atyou
by on May. 6, 2012 at 9:22 AM
my cousin? she has been in therapy as long as I can remember. she has periods where she does great....in "remission" so to speak....and always falls back into her disease.


for someone to consciously choose this is sick. sick. sick.


Quoting sunfireprincess:

I definitely think age needs to see a therapist



Quoting atyou:

that is sick. my cousin has been struggling with anorexia almost her entire life. your ignorance is disgusting.
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