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November 25, 2010 at 10:36 am #2886
I can’t keep doing the same things and expect different results. I can’t. I’m tired of it.
I’m 19 year old female who has been cycling through anorexia, binge eating, and bulimia for about 2.5 years, after a successful 2 year period of maintained, reasonable weight loss.
I started realizing that I had a serious problem after Christmas of my high school senior year and I threw myself into research of dieting, hormones, fitness, and nutrition. When none of those explanations fit for my problems, it was then I finally began looking into the psychology of eating disorders, working through my pain, trying to confront my emotional dependence on food at its source.
And what have I realized, after all this?
I’ve spent the last 4.5 years of my life thinking about food.
Despite everything that I have learned, when it comes down it, I’ve essentially wasted a significant period of my life agonizing over body image and the most basic need of any living organism.
I can’t even describe how much it kills me to even think about this, if I even try to dwell on it all. On all the things in the world I could have focused on instead of the nightmares I’ve created for myself. What could I have accomplished with the sum of all that time and energy?
I know I can’t be the only one who feels this way, who feels sick of drudging through life bound by chains, or disgusting in her own skin.
I just want to know if there are people around my age here, preferably those who are in college, who want to form an online support group specific to the life experiences those ages 18 – 22 are going through.November 25, 2010 at 1:40 pm #71991
hey sweets i’m 20 and a student at unit too! though i’ve never had anorexia or bulimia i have a serious binge issue. i do find i can always make excuses though, when i’m home all this sweet food is around and i go mad on it and takeaways as i’m not used to it, though at uni i still eat treats and so on. so thankful you mentioned “being disgusted in your own skin” as thats literally how i feel each day. so, so sick of feeling like this!
lots of love
lottie xxxxNovember 29, 2010 at 6:19 am #71992
Sorry to hear you have to go through this too. Gives a whole new meaning to the “freshman fifteen”, huh? Thing is, I used to resent my folks for buying sweets that would sit around the house until I ate them all, but I’m living on my own and now I’m buying the junk food myself. It’s terrible.November 29, 2010 at 1:24 pm #71993
I’m 20 and I went through a period of annorexia my freshman and sophomore year in college and now I’m turned BED. I am in definate need of some support, especially now – bad past few weeks.November 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm #71994
i totally agree remy, i get annoyed at coming home as my mum bakes cakes for me and i just sit there and eat them! though i dont seem to even think about myself going to late night trips to supermarkers to get loads of binge food. my meals seem really healthy, just my binges and snacks are definately not! i do tend to think that most binge issues is because we feel like we can’t have junk food, junk food shouldn’t be some sort of “special occasion” – i mean, i kind of think it should be! but then i binge on it. like if i go home and find that lovely cake, i think ooh god. oh well, special occasion and eat all of it! whereas we should find ways to eat all varieties of food in moderation and not have to resort to bingeing, then it wont seem so “bad” xxxNovember 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm #71995
i’m a student too
living at home with my parents tho. so i’m struggling. the food they keep is just too tempting for me. i need to figure out how to deal with it all. because my binges are usually induced by stress.. i wanna start yogaNovember 29, 2010 at 6:52 pm #71996
I totally know how you feel rainy day… when I’m at school I eat so much healthier and well actually that was when I was almost crossing the dangerous line to annorexia but then I come home for a four month summer and it turns into BED… its because everyone in my family is overweight so the food there is not the healthiest… it is just too tempting for me to be home all day with nothing to do but eat. Currently I’m studying abroad, but living with a host family who has kids so they have all the regular sweets in the house which is just as difficult not to binge on .November 30, 2010 at 2:13 am #71997
im 23, too old ?November 30, 2010 at 4:10 pm #71998
haaa not at ALL sweets! xxxDecember 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm #71999
“my meals seem really healthy, just my binges and snacks are definately not!”
Oh my god, I do this so much.
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