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#1 meatloaf

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:48 PM

Now that I have your attention! ;)

 

Now this isn't a thread to call names or offend anyone. What I would like to talk about is eating disorders, and how they all apply to us.

 

Firstly, there are a lot of girls (and boys!) here who have anorexia. They developed an eating disorder with time and a lot of negative reinforcement from friends, family, lovers, the media. They might have lived through a tragic ordeal, and unwillingly developed an eating disorder as a means to cope. There are people on this site who have been hospitalised, repeatedly. There are people on this site who have lost their lives to their disorder.

 

Now there are a lot of girls on here who don't have anorexia. That's okay! You're still very welcome to stay here! Maybe you want to obtain anorexia, because you're so miserable with your weight and your self that it seems like the only option. Honestly? That's how most eating disorders start. But having an eating disorder doesn't mean you have anorexia. Personally, I suffer from EDNOS, which stands for Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. My eating habits are incredibly disordered, and are very dependent on my life and emotions. I've been purging, fasting, restricting and binge eating - off and on - for eight years. I have days where I don't eat. I can't. The feeling of food in my stomach makes me physically ill. There are days I feel great and eat healthily and normally. Most days I restrict heavily. And I don't talk about my struggle with "Ana" and how "she" effects my life. She doesn't effect my life, I'm not anorexic.

 

Now, to all you girls (and boys) who hate yourself and desperately want to obtain anorexia, you're already sick. Your eating is probably already disordered - days of strict dieting, followed by evening binges? That's disordered eating, and you can happily fit under the big umbrella that covers the huge family that is EDNOS (: If you want to give "EDNOS" a girly name that makes her feel more relatable, I've known people who call her Edna.

 

Please, please don't call yourself anorexic, because it is very offensive to those who are fighting for their lives against a disease that is killing them. To say that you're suffering the way that they are undermines their own situation. And that isn't to say that you're not suffering as well, only a different way.

 

I really hope that this thread doesn't get locked, so please keep replies inoffensive and open minded. Everyone here is suffering from their own problems, and I think a lot of the anger between groups is simply due to misunderstanding.

 

Stay beautiful <3


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We just want sleep, but this night is hell.

I'm sick and sunk and I blame myself

Because I make things hard and you're just trying to help.

 

I got no gas, I'm winding out my gears.

This is one more day on the verge of tears.

And now my head hurts and my health is a joke.

Now I got to stop because the headphones broke.

 

This is over when I say it's over. 

I'm a failure by design


#2 Beautifulbones11

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:59 PM

I'm anorexic and yes it is frustrating when people call themselves anorexic and u can tell there faking. but yes I love everyone here and everyone is welcome I know that <3 one day I hope to get better xx
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#3 lol Ian

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:06 PM

I liked this thread, meatloaf.  Very well put together.  Speaking of girly names for what affects us, Mia was a cunt to me tonight.  I'm going to be smelling vomit all day tomorrow from what she did to my nose, just like I had to smell it all day today because she was mean to me last night!  :angry: I can already feel my throat starting to get sore, so I know it's going to be killing me tomorrow... FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW!  Why is she so mean?  :(


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Life hurts a lot more.
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#4 meatloaf

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:17 PM

Dump that bitch! Haha!

 

I hate Mia, I had my first real b/p in months the other night. Doesn't feel good, bro -___-


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We just want sleep, but this night is hell.

I'm sick and sunk and I blame myself

Because I make things hard and you're just trying to help.

 

I got no gas, I'm winding out my gears.

This is one more day on the verge of tears.

And now my head hurts and my health is a joke.

Now I got to stop because the headphones broke.

 

This is over when I say it's over. 

I'm a failure by design


#5 Screamingskinny

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:42 PM

I feel fat. But I keep breaking every diet I try. I might post a pic later

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:21 PM

Dump that bitch! Haha!

 

I hate Mia, I had my first real b/p in months the other night. Doesn't feel good, bro -___-

 

It DOES feel good though.  it's just the sore throat and the fact that all I can smell is puke that makes me sad.


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People fear death even more than pain.
It's strange that they fear death.
Life hurts a lot more.
At the point of death, the pain is over.

 

(cops and queers make good looking models)

 

 


#7 Mïś§ Ůşěď

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:46 AM

When I saw the title and the author I just knew it would be interesting!

Very well explained. :) Agree 110%!
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CW: 118.5 lbs
HW: 205 (May 17th 2012 son born May 18th 2012)
LW: 115 July 2013
Or 110 lbs November 2009

Single mother of a wild boy and sweet baby girl

And then the downward spiral began
I knew it was real
Because I could not unthink it
I could not stand still to make it stop

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:54 AM

I TOTALLY agree with you on this one.  Anyone who has been through the torment that is really ana would never wish it on anyone.  It is a serious mental illness, not just a desire to loose weight and be thin.  That is just how the illness presents itself.  Those are some of the symptoms of anorexia.  I am one of those people who have been hospitalized numerous times, Ive been in and out of treatment, both inpatient and outpatient.  At my worst I actually died and they had to restart my heart.  I have osteoporosis, I will never be able to have children and I have done irreversible damage to my heart and other organs.  And those are just the physical side effects of this illness.  True ana steals life from you, your friends, family, fun and spirit.  Its a debilitating disease and no-one should ever aspire to be ill with it.


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#9 meatloaf

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:58 AM

Thanks @Miss_Used!

 

I am so sorry to hear about all you've been through @Simone86. Stay strong <3


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We just want sleep, but this night is hell.

I'm sick and sunk and I blame myself

Because I make things hard and you're just trying to help.

 

I got no gas, I'm winding out my gears.

This is one more day on the verge of tears.

And now my head hurts and my health is a joke.

Now I got to stop because the headphones broke.

 

This is over when I say it's over. 

I'm a failure by design


#10 niallhoran

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:12 AM

I definitely agree! I'm EDNOS, not anorexic, and there's a very big difference in losing weight through fasting/other unhealthy ways versus a legitimate mental disease.


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LW: 100

HEIGHT: 5'2

period?: no

GW1: 140 (by 5/25)

GW2: 136 137 138 139 (by 5/27)

GW3: 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 (by 5/31)

GW4: 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 (by 6/3)

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92 days until fall term

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:38 AM

Very well put meatloaf. As a fellow ednos sufferer it angera me to know of those trying to 'get' what we have. When in all honesty i wud happily give it away if i cud jst pick that part out of my head x
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:42 AM

Amen to that, Meatloaf! I admire this thread <3


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~ Dec 11 ~ Dec 12 ~ Dec 13 ~ Dec 14 ~ Dec 15 ~ Dec 16 ~ Dec 17 ~ Dec 18 ~ Dec 19 ~ Dec 20 ~ Dec 21

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Red = Fast

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#13 missy

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:18 AM

Rather Rather has posh english would say,thst exclueds me.!lol hehe :)"
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NOTHING TASTES GOOD AS THIN
IF YOU DONT WANT TO BE FAT DONT FUCKING EAT BITCH

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:37 AM

This is so beautiful, it made me cry.

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"The Devil is real. And he's not a little red man with horns and a tail. He can be beautiful. Because he's a fallen angel, and he used to be God's favorite."

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:43 AM

To be honest, I find labels very damning. Kinda makes you feel like you're stuck in that mold and can't break out of it. But sometimes they're needed.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:11 AM

I hate becoming good friends with people on here and then they say "I'll start eating normally once I get to my goal weight"...WHAT??!! X.x y go through this when you have the choice to do it the fucking healthy way??? It's not a god damn diet
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:16 PM

missy, I have a slideshow of thinspiration as my screensaver and the girl in your profile picture is my favorite.  She is gorgeous. 


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People fear death even more than pain.
It's strange that they fear death.
Life hurts a lot more.
At the point of death, the pain is over.

 

(cops and queers make good looking models)

 

 


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

hmmm..maybe i have EDNOS? Because im NOT anorexic..thank you meatloaf! This really helped me :)
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

I hate becoming good friends with people on here and then they say "I'll start eating normally once I get to my goal weight"...WHAT??!! X.x y go through this when you have the choice to do it the fucking healthy way??? It's not a god damn diet


While I agree with you to some extent, I have to call you out on this. We all got this way because we want to be skinny. The moment you are so done of your body that you are willing to restrict, fast and purge, you are sick. You'really stuck until you're happy again. Some are sicker than others and never end up happy until they're forced into recovery or waste away into nothing. Others find their "perfect selves" and can recover on their own. We all vary in this. Please don't judge someone because they don't want to continue down this road forever.
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CW: Just fucking fine

 

"The Devil is real. And he's not a little red man with horns and a tail. He can be beautiful. Because he's a fallen angel, and he used to be God's favorite."

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:35 PM

Thank you for this post.  So often eating disorders are seen as super glamorous when really they are not.  I've also been diagnosed as EDNOS and there have been some very scary moments health wise.  It's nice to be here for support and those who understand what you're going through.

 

I also feel as though we need not desensitize ourselves to the dangers of eating disorders.  They are true illnesses and not lifestyles.


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