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#41 mossedup

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 05:38 PM

There are so many parts of this show that don't add up but i still love it so much. And I really like this thread! It's so interesting to see all the quotes and stuff put together like this.


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S02E01 - Jillian
Stats: 24. 5’3”. 96lbs. BMI 17. 350cal/day. Student nurse. Mom of 2.
'Week's worth of food' Tube: no breakfast. a few grapes for lunch. Half a sandwich. Bit of salad. An orange. small quiche. Bit of tomato pasta salad. Lots of diet fizzy drinks. 12L a week.
Breakfast: diet pop.
Lunch: ??
Dinner: half a bacon sandwich. strawberries. /or/ small salad with half a mini quiche. /or/ pasta with tomato sauce and a little cheese.
Quotes:

  • Gillian has the body of a child and she eats like one too
  • "I’m a really fussy eater. Don’t like chicken. Don’t like dairy. A lot of things I can think about and put myself off, and a lot of things I’ve never tried, but I just know I don’t like them."
  • With most foods off the menu, there is one thing thats guaranteed to fill Jill. She glugs down liters of fizzy diet drink all day long which makes her feel full enough to pop. She has diet fizz for breakfast and lunch, but as the mum of two teeny tots, she feels pressured to eat something at dinnertime. "I’ll try to encourage them by having something." But she only ever manages a kiddie size portion.
  • "Because I’m so used to not eating, then, I’ve got the feeling where I don’t recognize hunger anymore."
  • "I don’t know how i’ll eat what she probably eats, but we’ll see."
  • What do you think of her breakfast? "Don’t like anything."
  • You’re clenching your tummy, what’s wrong? "I’m feeling sick just seeing it all mushed together and thinking thats what its like inside your body."
  • [Jillian wrinkles her face in disgust. Puts her hand to her mouth in repulsed awe.]
  • Plastic surgery nurse: I just try to eat once a day. We eat oatmeal, and Splenda. And coffee. We live on that.
  • She’s a picky eater.
  • "But why do you want to eat more if you’re full?"
  • It’s not just the taste of food that turns Jillian’s tiny tum, the noises of eating driver her mad too.
  • "I’ve just had the first meal and I feel really sick. I’m not used to eating in such quietness as well, so it was difficult to hear chewing and I didn’t like it at all."
  • What don’t you like about egg yolk? "The texture. It spoils the toast."
  • She seems very childlike by her reluctance to try new things, her immature palette, and a host of irrational phobias.
  • "It was quite tough because its foods I don’t like."
  • "Love comes from the heart and not the belly." (*note - no emotional attachment to food.)
  • "Being nurses I think we both care about other people in our lives, like we’ve gotten lost in the middle of it and forgotten about ourselves, so I think we’ve gone in opposite directions, but are situations are actually very similar."
  • Jillian traces it back to the premature birth of her second daughter. "When she was in hospital, you grab what you can when you can, because you want to be with them, and then, I would miss meals. I just got into a habit of not eating. And because its become a habit, I don’t recognize hunger anymore. So why would I eat if I’m not hungry."
  • "It looks a scraping off a bottom of a [foot?]"
  • You look at things and kind of look at it in a way that relates to something thats unappetizing and isn’t pleasant.
  • "It wouldn’t be so bad if it didn’t have milk in it."
  • Why would you eat one and a half [biscuits]? Why would you break one in half? "I wouldn’t break one in half, I was just, full up by that time."
  • "I’ve learned that I can try new things, I might not necessarily like them, but I can incorporate them into other foods that I will eat."

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ok some recurring themes among most of the skinnies

 

:blink: don't perceive hunger cues

:blink: do perceive feeling "full" after child-sized portions

:blink: feel "sick" after adult portions

:blink: are picky eaters and are disgusted by many foods

:blink: have an "immature palette" suggesting issues of childhood vs adulthood

:blink: consider feeding themselves their lowest priority

:blink: have no emotional attachment to/enjoyment of food

:blink: associate feeding themselves with self-care which they avoid for various reasons (i.e. want to be cared for by someone but aren't. They refuse to accept this, and therefore protest this absence of look-aftering, by not caring for themselves. Some recurring tropes include the overworked sacrificing mom, or the bachelor living on his own without mom fixing his meals for him anymore. Protests of adulthood?...)

 

 

:ph34r: interesting


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 02:56 PM

it looks to me that at the beginning superskinnies are made to wear no make-up and bad underwears to look them bad. when they come back they are always made to wear huge make-ups and supporting underwears to make them look "whoa you were miserable before and you are so much better now" or maybe it is just my disordered ed mind


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 05:08 PM

it looks to me that at the beginning superskinnies are made to wear no make-up and bad underwears to look them bad. when they come back they are always made to wear huge make-ups and supporting underwears to make them look "whoa you were miserable before and you are so much better now" or maybe it is just my disordered ed mind

 

It's not just you, they totally do that, you're right


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:34 AM

it looks to me that at the beginning superskinnies are made to wear no make-up and bad underwears to look them bad. when they come back they are always made to wear huge make-ups and supporting underwears to make them look "whoa you were miserable before and you are so much better now" or maybe it is just my disordered ed mind

 

YES they do, with both superskinny and supersize! They are made up af at the end and they always have some new hair thing going on, the team makes them look as good as possible so we can be happy about their success and see a difference. I think the only one I didn't think that was Ameer (season 2 ep 4), he legit looked soooo much better when he came back and you could tell he'd definitely lost weight (he's so sweet too I love him lol)


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 05:25 AM

Lol @ the episode with Alex Law, he may have been the superskinny but his dick was supersized, that's for sure


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 12:10 PM

I've always found it interesting how some of the superskinnies don't have any emotional attachment to food as mentioned above. Like they're not happy about eating and don't look forward to it at all. I wish I was that disinterested lol

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 09:03 AM

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 10:57 PM

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S02E02 - Kim Fawke
Stats: 33 yo. 87 lbs. BMI 15.4. 1000 cal/day and runs 2hrs/day

'Week's worth of food' Tube: probiotic breakfast drink, porridge, "salad sandwich", soup
Breakfast: ?
Lunch: "salad sandwich". tuna with vegetables.
Dinner: vegetable soup and a slice of brown bread. /or/ prawns & scallops.
Quotes:

  • a Young son, busy job, and stressful divorce mean Kim has left no time to nourish herself properly and her weight has plummeted.
  • Kim's daily diet is mostly made up of liquids. Even her main evening meal is usually soup.
  • Food’s not a priority for me because I’m always running around, always doing other things, making sure Nathan’s alright, and everything else alright before I really think about what I’m eating and doing.
  • I must be honest I’m thinking how the hell I’m going to eat 3 large meals like that AND snacks every day…Cant get my head around that she’d eat that sort of size every night PLUS everything else that she eats as well its just like amazing.
  • You don’t feel guilty? (Kettle chips and chocolate bars at night)
  • I’m actually feeling quite sick. My tummy’s just saying “oh, all that greasy sweet food” I’m trying not to think about it too much but oh dear.
  • All this grease. One of my worst nightmares. On a plate. I’ve got this vile sort of greasy film in my mouth its like eugh.
  • 2 years ago, split up, very stressful time. When I get emotional or upset, its like I stop eating, and I don’t pig-out where a lot of people pig and get the comfort from the food - I get really anxious.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 10:37 AM

Love this thread, thank you! I re-watch SSvSS religiously.

 

One comment about the 'healthy weight' range being 20-25 BMI. This was actually the case (in the UK at least where this show is based) until it changed. Early series of this show was mid 00's. In later series of SSvSS they say the healthy weight BMI range is 18.5-25.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 12:06 PM

This is so interesting!! Thanks for making this thread!


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:53 AM

I feel like the "week's worth of food" and the calories they claim to eat per day is waaaay off. I mean,yeah, some of them eat some high calorie foods but the amounts they eat...I'm sorry, but there is no way that amount of food equals 7 days worth of 1400/1700/whatever they claim. While I like this show, the amount of sensationalized bullshit is just infuriating to me. Especially the doctor, so annoying!


There was one girl Charlotte (don't know if you remember her, blonde and wanted to be a pinup model), and she said they lied on the show about her intake, claiming her daily average calorie count was 800 when she and the doctor figured it to be around 300.
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:09 AM

okay okay im not the only one reading all these in british acents right?

RIGHT?


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:14 AM

I swear to god at least half of the views this show gets comes from MPA


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:14 AM

okay okay im not the only one reading all these in british acents right?

RIGHT?

you're not XD


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:16 AM

also honestly I've noticed a lot of the skinnies would qualify for an ED diagnosis or at least close to it. 


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:18 PM

There was one girl Charlotte (don't know if you remember her, blonde and wanted to be a pinup model), and she said they lied on the show about her intake, claiming her daily average calorie count was 800 when she and the doctor figured it to be around 300.

where?


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:21 AM

This thread is amazing, followed.  I really hope waify continues with the posts.

 

 

Lol @ the episode with Alex Law, he may have been the superskinny but his dick was supersized, that's for sure

 

ahahahahaha wow 


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 12:59 AM

Haha I know.

 

First time I ever watched her episode her personality seemed so abrasive 

 

But now watching it again - I really like her. To me she seems like a well-written character in a movie. SO FLAWED and fucked up in her head, but SO HARD-HEADED and full of conviction, so smug, just smirking at the world and admitting to nothing

 

Its like she came on this show with two middle-fingers up

 

She's kinda my hero after this

 

Haha same, I hated her so much the first time I watched her episode, but after a rewatch she is a fucking boss.  I want her to be my ana buddy ahahahaha


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