Im writing an essay on eating disorders, and was wndering if any one would be able to submitt non-nude photo's of people (or yourself) with anorexia etc. It would be a big help. Can any one direct me to a site that has pictures?. Let me know. Thanks.I woold also like to know how you guys feel and things like that! but THANKS again!!
Mi USA -
Hi I'm 16 and i have an eating disorder I'm a binge eater it started when I was 15 I weighed 150lbs and knew i was fat so I started skipping a meal a day then two but the one time I would eat it would be alot so I decided to throw it up. And ever since then I would throw up everything except salads and fruit. On my 16th birthday I weighed 125lbs and my mom started worrying because for my body build that was skinny to her. So i moved with my aunt and they are making me eat and I try and not to because i don't look at food as food anymore i hate it but i eat it and to much i'm back up to 142lbs and i'm so mad but i'm turning 17 soon and i have to start the bulimic cycle again or i'll just be depressed my whole fat life! help
Arlington, Tx USA -
HI,well i too havean eating dissorder it all started in teh summer of grade 8 iam not in grade 10 the difference is i was bulemic then now iam anorexic it's soo hard to want help and get it see i wanna be as as skinny as posssible this girl at my school is also anorexic well actaullyabout4 of them are and iam soo jealous of them they are all thinner than me itmakes me madd and starve myself even more ive tryed tot alk to ppl about it they just call me crazy and tell me to get help they dontunderstand tho i dont think neone does i wish i jsut had summone to talk to this ED is takin over my life i wont eat at school i wont go out unless ive aten very little that day i hate it when ppl watch me eat and i basically disspise food..butat the same time love it but hey if neone out there wants neone to talk to or could talk to me email me thanx so much:>
langley, bc canada -
my friend recently told me that she ids forcing herself to be sick, she used to do this about ten years ago too, her body weight is the envy of all our friends but she thinks she is fat WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP she made me promise not to tell
Im bulimic,wanna be ana.i just want a friend who will understand me.Bulimic on and off 4 about 2yr's,but this yr has been more serious.I keep binge eatin how do i stop?...
I have an eating disorder ,bulimia and i need help please help me
chesapeake, va USA -
my advise is to get help immediately. i had an eating disorder for about 2 years. it got so bad i couldnt think clearly. I was stealing diet drinks from the teachers lounges at my school. I drank so much diet coke i started to wet my bed at night. It was really gross. i was completely brain dead. I know i never want to go through that again. I went into the hospital and got help. Im so glad i did. I now am considering a career in the dietary field. I never want to deprive my body of the nutrients i need. I mean, i need the energy to do stuff in my life. And food is what gives me that energy. i was also a gymnast and that went completly downhill because of my eating disorder. Anyway, for those who suffer from an eating disorder, all i can say is, try to find out why you have one. It most likely isnt about food or weight, its about underlying issues that are buried deep inside. There are lots of people who care about you and love you. I know i was able to think a lot more clearly once i started to eat again. I was so bad i ate my first meal in the hospital with my hands. YUCK!!! well, thats what i was told anyway. Good luck!!!!!!!
hatfield, pa USA -
I have spent the last year in recovering from my 5 yar long eating disorder. It begun when I was 17 with anorexia which led to bulimia and then to compulsive overeating. I have recieved no clinical or medical treatment or therapy to heal myself of this and it was not an easy task at all! All I want to say to anyone who is dealing with this illness or to the younger teens who are on the verge of of falling into the mind prison of eating disorder is PLEASE STOP IT NOW!! Talk to someome you trust straight away about your weight concern and your feelings about what is making you feel this way. It is not worth it, believe me! This illness eventually becomes an obsession which rules your mind and your life. You are worth more than that to destroy your own life and health. Please, I went through the whole thing myself and know and understand that it is a horrific experience. You, your life and health is invaluable in comparison to fatal attempts of losing weight, so please think seriously about healing yourself from this, you CAN do it!!!
Montreal, qc Canada -
What a great site and use for Guestbooks and messages Thank you!
I NEED HELP WITH QUESTION I HAVE. I HAVE A 9YR OLD STEPDAUGHTER THAT REFUSES TO EAT NORMAL FOODS. SHE ONLY EATS CHEESE, CRACKERS, PIZZA, PEANUT BUTTER, SHE HAS BEEN LIKE THIS FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW , OH YES SHE LOVES SWEETS AND SODA POP . HER MOTHER ONLY EATS SOUPS & SALADS AND IS A FREAK ABOUT LOOKING SKINNY AND GOOD. DOES THIS MEAN THE CHILD HAS A EATING DISORDER OR IS SHE REALLY JUST A PICKY EATER ? SHE REFUSES TO EAT ANY OTHER FOODS . HELP ! I AM AT MY WITS END AND WORRIED TO DEATH ! THANK YOU !
AUGUSTA, GA USA -
i need a huge favor... i am not even sure if this is possible,
but i was wondering if there is way of removing my entry from
your webpage. i posted it a while back and i did get a few
helpfull responses but the problem is that my girlfriend
saw it and she doesn't really want her problem online. like
i said, i dont know if this is even possible, but i
appreciate whatever you can do.
.., .. USA -
(Note: we made it anonymous because your original question was a good one which many people struggle with.)
I have been diagnosed with anorexia and it was a living hell you need to enjoy life not destroy it and I cryed myself to sleep everynight worrying about how many calories i consumed and how many i burned off by exercising and if you want to lose weight anorexia or bulimia isnt the factor for doing that! There are good nutritous diets that can help you lose weight and if you want to know about those diets then email me. I hope you will come 2 me!
Boca, fl USA -
I am anorexic or bulimic..I don't want help i just want to lose weight..I am 102 lbs. I just started doing this this week...I am starving myself and if I don't quit my b/f threatens 2 tell somebody...well..i am just not sure what 2 do
Harrison, Ar USA -
I've been struggling with the fallout of bulimia and anorexia for about a year and a half now (I've been non-practicing since august of '00). As I was looking over the medical complications page, it hit me just how horribly I treated my body--at some point during my 10-year long bout with eating disorders, I had practiced every single thing listed, from ipecac use to anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating. Last winter I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and, 5 months later,I feel like a soldier who's leaving behind a war-torn country and coming back home. I've only begun my journey into recovery, but I know I'm going to make it. And to all those who are still in the ED trenches, don't stop fighting, you have my support--don't give up, it does get better!!
~Whitney Lakin, 23~
Author, student of foreign language
Whitney Lakin <email@example.com>
Pontiac, mi USA -
Eating disorders are a horible thing and I know all about what they can do to those we love.
I went into the nutrition and weight lose business because of my own personal experience.
I found my future and new life when I tried Herbalife and I not only lost weight but gained the nutrition that my body needed.
I now help other to lose weight safely.
Eva Christofano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wilmington, DE USA -
hi, my name is aaron ...
my girlfriend has a past of both bulimia and anorexia.
she just graduated college, majoring in exercise science. she is a certified personal
trainer and she is in great shape. she is about 5'1" and maybe about 112 lbs. she
works out all the time and she eats very healthy. i know some girls say stuff for
attention but believe me, she is really struggling. she assured me that she is not
making herself throw up anymore but she tells me that she still struggles with the
whole eating issues.
we just went on spring break together and she barely would even show herself in a
swim suit, then when we got back and were looking at pictures, she said that her
body has really been bothering her. she thinks she is fat.
we have only been together about 5 months, this is the first time she has talked to me
about it. she is still real shy and embarrassed about the whole thing, well tonight she
brought it up when i asked her what was bothering her...i tried to talk to her but i
realized when she said, "you really dont know how to talk about it, do you" that i am
not saying the right thing. i just keep telling her how beautiful she is, inside and out,
and that i love her very much. i know there has got to be something better i should
say. i guess i just dont know what she is wanting to hear.
if you could help me it would be greatly appreciated. i just have never known
anyone with this problem and i dont know how to deal with it.
I constantly think about my weight and eating. I try not to eat very much but my mom never lets me skip meals. She is at work until noon so I try to skip breakfast and lunch most of the time but since I am an only child, she notices if the food is not being eaten. I've tried and tried to throw up food but it just never works. I break out in a sweat and gag but nothing happens and it makes me so angry. I weigh 120 lbs and I'm 14, 5'3 or 5'4. I don't exercise very often because it hurts too much, my lower back always aches and my shoulders and every time I eat,my stomach hurts. I have a very irregular eating pattern, I might go 2 days without food and then eat a lot one day. I lost 5 lbs in 2 days and then gained it back and now I'm back to my regular weight. I really hate this inner struggle and I can't tell my mom because she'll say that I'm trying to get attention and I'm scared. I was once suicidal and she thought I was getting attention with that, too. She is a very loving mother and I wouldn't want to hurt her, I don't know what to do, please help me.
OH USA -
i am in grade 8 and im buleimic,and i have lost weight from it,i used to exercise everyday for aboutr 3 hours and i didnt loose a pound so thats when i gave up,i hate myself and im so ashamed,im getting help from doctors soon.the back of my throat is burning cuz i shove both my hands down it and i start barfing a mix of blood and food,i know i sound like some bimbo but u would have to experience it to know how i feel
thunder bay, USA -
I am a 19 year old English girl with an eating disorder. I am 5'5" and a year ago I used to weigh 14st 7lbs. I now weigh 9st 2lbs. I only lost this weight through self-starvation. I lived on 3 slices of bread a day. The lowest I've weighed is 8st 6lbs. Recently I have rocketed to 9st 2lbs even though I am eating less now than before. I am now on laxatives, and rarely eat bread now through the high level of starch and carbohydrate it contains. I eat a salad a day. Sometimes I won't eat a thing for 48 hours. If I excessively eat one time, I will spiral into grief and self hate. The main reason I am still starving myself is because I still have a stomach which I'm trying to rid myself of. I constantly think of eating (or not eating as the case maybe). More recently I have had other symptoms, such as loss of menstrual cycle, heighted perfectionism and terrible mood swings. My family have no idea. Only my best friend knows about me. I refuse to seek professional help, as I know have an eating disorder, but I am not anorexic as I am still 9 stone.
Birmingham, England, UK -
This is to all you people who come on here read what we have to say and then critiscise us saying we're 'dumb' or 'stupid'. Unless you have actually experienced the hell we go through with this 'problem' ,as people tend to refer to it as,then you have no idea what goes through my head or anyone elses for that matter you are in no place to call me stupid. The thing that is scaring me most is thet way my friends are slowly disappearing, now i know who really is my friend. I'm nearly 16 but i feel that my life is already over. i can't stop making myself sick and i'm scared but i don't know what to do anymore- i really did think that i was in control, i thought i could go down to a weight i was happy with but when i actually got to that weight it wasn't enough and now the target weight just keeps getting lower and lower. I feel so fat.
Here I go. Yes I am anorexic/bulimic. I hate the way I look. I am a perfectionist and since people people percieve me as a strong woman, letting them know my horrible weakness is a disgrace. I know the consequences of being anorexic/bulimic. My liver is the weakest part of me.
I don't think so
.., IL USA -
im 12 years of age, and slightly over weight and so i have started eating less, and less food.But then i had a project do for my health class about eating disorders.then i started reading what could happen if i took it too far.so im glad to say i have more self esstem tward my self and gained the masive amount of weight i lost.
St.Paul, mn USA -
i think all u guys should stop cause your dumb sorry but u r you shouldnt care about what other people think god made u the way u r and thats the way u r stop makin your barf and not eating just enjoy your life well u still have it u gonna die alot sooner than if u take care of your self bye and i hope you think about what i said krysy age 11
pilot butte, ca canada -
hi my name is mary Im 40 and have been binging for approximatley 6 years,, although I have not had a severe weight loss because of my condition, I have other symptoms such as atrial fribrillation, depression and mood swings. Nobody not even my husband of 4 years is aware of my bulemia. I finally told a male friend who has promised to keep my secret if I would look up the information on this disease.. So I have kept my part of the bargain..Not sure where this will take me but its a start. Im to afraid to ask for help for fear of rejection and not being understood.Peopl perseve me as a strong person and dont seem to take me serious. Please is there is any suggestions out there Im willing to listen and maybe find the strength to go another step. Thanks for listening Mary
mary m. clark <email@example.com>
NS Canada -
Hi this is really hard for me to say to other peple but I am struggling with buliemia there is no way I can keep my food down. It is so hard because when I eat with my friends I dont want them to know that I am buleimic so I sit there and my stomache starts to hurt because I want the food out so bad but I cant run and go find a place to throwup because my friends will be able to hear me. So I go home a coulple hours later knowing that I have all of this fat in me so I shove my whole fist down my throat to try to get it out and it doesnt work so i eat again take my fist and stick deep in my throat. This is really gross to say but it feels really good to tell someone about it and I am so scared for my life I want someone to find out so they can Help me because I cant tell anyone but god bless to all of you Jane
fargo , nd USA -
I've learned a lot about eating disorders within the past few years. There are so many levels. I am trying to come to terms with my own "eating disorder". I don't vomit. But, through what I have learned recently..I have a lot of the other characteristics. It's still hard to admit. Sometimes I am fine with eating some foods but I try not to eat too much of them. I don't know what to eat because there are so many things to avoid in foods. It's so hard to buy food when you read the labels. Then sometimes I do not know if I really have a problem with food. My doctor sent me to a dietician once. Several years ago. I was doing so well! I had finally bothered to watch my food intake more and exercise. I had never really had to before. Although..Most of my life there were certain things I wouldn't eat. Anything that I could see the fat in was enough to well..turn me off. I didn't eat mayonaise until my 20's. Now I am overweight because of an antidepressant I was taking ( not taking it anymore..haven't for almost 2 years) But I can't get the weight off.
Lawrence, KS USA -
HI, I HAVE AN EATING DISORDER.I AM AFRIED TO EAT BECAUSE I WILL GET FAT. AND WHEN I DO EAT A LITTLE I WILL THROW UP BECAUSE I FEEL I ATE TO MUCH. I WILL EAT LIKE FAT FREE STUFF. I WILL EAT FAT FREE CHIPS AND I DRINK MILK AND CHOCOLATE SAUCE. I WILL HAVE A BIT OR TWO AS TO WHAT MY HUSBAND EATS, BUT THAT IS IT. IF I GO ON A BINGE I WILL THROW UP RIGHT AFTER. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU A QUSTION, IS IPECAC SYRUP GOOD TO TAKE IF YOU HAVE AN EATTING DISORDER? I WILL BE WAITING FOR AN REPLY. THANK YOU LORI
WATTON, MI BARAGA -
Believe me on this one... I know how it feels to be labeled as someone who has anorexia, only because I used to be. I also know what it's like to be labeled as someone with buliemia, because I was also diagnoised with that too. I know that it is very hard to get better but just keep up the faith and trust in God because he will help you through this just like he did for me. If you need some more advise (whoever "you" might be) you can write me @
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I Care About You, & You Should Too!
Richmond , Va USA -
hello, my name is anna, im from cali... i read the thing with alyssa, with the different view.... its true, weight can be harsh. the people on this page are all suffering because they are overweight, and i am very depressed because i am UNDER weight. i am 15, weight 96 pounds... and ive never had a boyfriend or kissed anyone. i think my looks are ok, but i blame it on the fact that i am SKINNY. its interestin, weight is: you are either depressed because you are overweight, or you are depressed because you are underweight.... truely a dangerous thing, unless you consider yourself a great weight....
everyone who wrote on this page was, or is, suffering from a problem. you think being fat is bad, well, i would rather be heavier than skinny. i have never had an eating disorder. i am 15, 5'5, and i weigh 95 pounds. i DESPERATELY want to gain weight, and am workin hard at it... this may be interesting for you, because it is from the complete opposite view
I really dont know if I had anorexia...but this is my story.
I began at the age of 15, I amm shy, and I never had a boyfriend, so I start getting depressed, thinking that the reason was that I was fat.
I began to count the calories I loose when I didi exercise, I started aeting less. And getting angry when my mother told me to eat.
2 months ago, I started to hang out a lot with my friends and they realized that I was not eating a lot. A friend of mine asked me if I had anorexia.
I really didnīt answer I had anorexia. But, after seeing me 5 complete days without eating, and complaining that I didnīt wanna eat.
He realized, talked to me, and started menacing me to tell my parents.
I make him a promise...to eat all the days of my life
Thatīs what I am doing...I still complain about the food, but I donīt believe that I have anorexia because..I am eating
DF, Mexico -
I ate and ate. I got Fat as, and was so upset. Then I would eat more. I realised it was a problem, and got help. But I became Bulimic and I am still on the rehab. Don't go there sistas!!
this is really hard for me to write about because it it so hard for me to be honest with myself, much less other people. i have been mildly anorexic and severly bulimic. after two and a half years of my behavior i was put into the hospital for kidney failure, ulcers on my esopogous, as well as a tear in it. i was then taken to a treatment facility where i was to stay for two months but after two weeks, i left, unable to stand it. i am doing much better with the bulimia but i am afraid that i am falling back into the anorexia. i came to the realization when i was at the treatment facility that maybe i am not ready to give this up. yet, at the same time, i hate it so bad. how can i stop? i refuse to go back to a treatment facility because of all the pain and suffering that is a constant thing there. i admire everyone that follows through with it so much. they are incredible. my friends do not know about it. i lied to them and said that i was sick with something that i actually had my sophomore year. i am now a senior. i am just so afraid that
ID USA -
I am a college student and I am doing my research paper on the arguement that the media contributes to the cause of eating disorders. Although because this is an arguement it is necessary for me to argue the media's stand point, I have not been very sucessful in finding any information for this opposing argiuement if you have any info or suggestions or if you could give me any information it would be awesome. Also, if you come across any information or cases stating that it does contribute it would be benficial as well. Thanks so much for your help! Jill
Tulsa, Ok USA -
I sometimes think that I suffer from eating disorders, but I'm not sure if I do.
Garden Grove, CA USA -
I don't remember a point in my life where food was not an essential part of it. When I was 11 my parents got divorced and I found out my mother is gay. By the time I was 13 I wore a size 16. I tried everything to lose weight and I pretty much hated myself for not being able to do it. When I reached 16 I stopped eating all together and I went to a size 8. When I did eat I would throw it up and often I would eat everything in sight and then throw it up. And no matter how much weight I lost I would look at myself in the mirror and think about how fat I was. I'd think I was over it, it comes and goes, but when I started to gain weight again I started it all over again. Since it comes and goes I never really saw it as an eating disorder, that is until now. It's gotten worse than ever before. I'm 19 now and I live my life based around eating and whether or not I'll be able to go to the bathroom and throw up after I eat. I weigh 119 and I'm 5'7, that should be considered a healthy weight I guess but now that I'm seeking help and reading about eating disorders I can see that my body doesn't look healthy. I'm tired of it, I want to look in the mirror and be happy with what I see and I want to be able to look at other people and not think about whether I'm worthy of talking to them because of my weight or the way I look. I finally told my mother and she wants me to go see a specialist but I'm scared. Please tell me how to handle this!
Tallahassee, FL USA -
I used to suffer from both Anorexia and Bulimia. I started thinking that I was fat because of the people around me(At school).My parents had to keep me in the hospital for a while, a long while. I am still recovering. Please dont try to go thru what I had to. Ps. I am 14 years old
MI USA -
hi, i am having trouble eating i used to eat the average amount and now i dont eat at all! but i am getting through it i am tring to eat as much as i can and that is pretty good for a 12 year old i was anorexia once before and i got through it then so i can get through it now!!
welland, Ontario Canada -
I have bulimia and am trying to get over it my self. My main concern is my constant laxative abuse, i think im dependent at 19. How can i stop. Im very very ashamed and dont want to face a doctor. Please, please help me. Thanks
Whoever wants to hear this, should read on! When I was 9, I became depressed. So, I started eating little amounts. I was afraid of dying, but I knew after dying I would be happier. Strangley, I began to wonder if I should be doing what I was doing. I began thinking that I maybe could get help and that I was really hurting myself. Then, I knew that if really wanted to commit suicide of any kind, you wouldn't have those thoughts. So, I told my parents. Now I know I'm on the road to recovery.
Flower Mound, TX USA -
MY BEST FRIEND ALWAYS COMPLAINS ON HER LOOKS AND YES SHE IS BULIMIA IT HAS BEEN TWO YEARS AND SHE STILL TO THIS DAY STILL IS. SHE IS STARTING TO HAVE STOMACH PROBLEMS AND GOES TO THE DOCTOR, SHE IS REALLY SICK, SHE NEEDS A LESSON TAUGHT TO HER. SO SHE WON'T BE SICK NO MORE.
TORONTO, WS USA -
I lost my mother as a child and have been trying to make up for it ever since. I've even gotten to the point where I do not want to leave the house during the day. Stopping to get gas or groceries I watch who is watching me. My mood swings and denials have me scared to move in any direction.
I was very popular throughout my school years. Thin and pretty. Now I dont face life at all, I just float within it. Yes I have goals, but i'm so afraid to move towards them and I know that I'm feeding myself to fulfill an emptiness inside. I know what that emptiness is and think I'm ready to move forward, but how, when my feet are frozen on the ground?
TX USA -
I was wondering if I could get some information from you about Bulimia. Also i was wondering if you could tell me the results of the perfectionist and self assmentment quizes so I could find out how many people might develop Bulimia. Thank you for your time.
- Monday, September 18, 2000 at 15:42:27 (EDT)
I used to be anorexic, I lost two stone, then I started abusing laxatives. All I'm saying is be careful cos I learnt about purging food from sites like yours. I would never had thought of doing it otherwise. If anyone is thinking of doing so, don't its NEVER worth it!
London, England - Friday, July 07, 2000 at 07:07:03 (EDT)
I am suffering from obesity. I also have multiple sclerosis which limits the amount of exercise I can do. I want very much to change my eating habits and lose weight. Depression is a big part of my problem. Please HELP.
moreno valley , ca USA - Friday, May 12, 2000 at 15:42:42 (EDT)
your pages were very helpful with my school project, I'm sure that I'll ace it!!
Portage, Manitoba Canada - Friday, April 14, 2000 at 12:54:06 (EDT)
Eating disorders are very serious. I've been looking through
tons of web sites on eating disorders lately beause I'm
researching it for school. I've learned a lot about the topic,
and I'm glad people take the time to inform others about it.
USA - Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 18:26:59 (EST)
this is a very educational website.. it might be useful to me some day.! :)
beverly hills, ca USA - Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 21:42:44 (EDT)
It is very purty. I really like the survey and the bulimia page. Great job with the decorations. This is a very informative site. Thanks a lot.
(HI BETH AND TAYLOR!!!)
Falmouth, USA - Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 14:03:04 (EDT)
Thanks Taylor for signing our guestbook. I never would have seen this site unless you did. (I am a member of team 288336 for Thinkquest.) I think that the information on this site is vital for many junior and senior high students. I have many friends that have eating disorders. I know now I can accept their strange conversations and that I should not tease them for it. I also have eating problems when I feel stressed.
Japan - Monday, September 06, 1999 at 22:26:23 (EDT)
Very Informative site, thanks. I have had a few friends who have suffered from eating disorders, and now I know what they are going through. I am also in the ThinkQuest contest, why don't you come and have a look at our page and have a good laugh!
Elizabeth Cowling & Team 25500
Australia - Sunday, August 22, 1999 at 02:36:23 (EDT)
It makes my Stomach hurt. Thanks for the vital informatio n that needs to be given to the people in need
Colonia, nj USA - Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 19:42:13 (EDT)
This web site has very supporting advise that you can use, and it is great that someone cares enough for this type of problem to try to help.
Falmouth, ME USA - Saturday, August 07, 1999 at 13:23:47 (EDT)
I am one of the 2 creators of this site. It would be terrific if you could give us feed back and your stories. Thanks.
USA - Wednesday, August 04, 1999 at 17:52:34 (EDT)
I'm one of the creators of this site. We really appreciate your feedback.
Falmouth, ME USA - Tuesday, August 03, 1999 at 14:32:34 (EDT)
Taylor and Beth, I have learned so much about eating disorders by reading this site. I agree that education is the key to dealing with eating disorders.
South Portland, ME USA - Tuesday, August 03, 1999 at 14:26:15 (EDT)