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How did you feel at your LW physically, and what was BMI?

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#21 slimsmartstrong


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 09:34 AM

When I was at BMI 15.5 (as an adult, in case that matters), I thought I felt just fine physically, albeit mentally I knew I was quite a wreck, obsessed about everything, paranoid and prone to booze abuse.

Now, looking back (gained a few kgs since, although I'm still borderline underweight), I am realizing that being SO COLD all the time was actually quite incapacitating. And my blood sugar could drop from hero to zero in a blink of an eye, causing me to feel even colder, hardcore irritable, lightheaded and anxious.

But surprisingly, my bloodwork was optimal even during the prolonged (a couple of years) LW period.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:12 AM

14.5 and I felt so cold and hungry all the time. I had the urge to chew on things because my body was starved. My limbs fell asleep all the time and I couldn't move my toes properly (that partially recovered but I still have numb spots on my feet). I loved it though.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:33 AM

my lowest bmi was 16, being already an adult. physically i felt so worn out, yet i found some way to be able to continue exercising every day. at times, i had chest pains and palpitations. it was horrible and sad at the same time because my family suffered for me yet i couldn't stop myself. i’m now at 17.8 - still feel as miserable, just a little more weight has been put on.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 11:35 AM

Mine was 14

felt awful physically like couldnt do much felt faint just walking a few steps but mentally i was on high so to speak! 



  Hw: 123 lbs
  LW 74.9 lbs
        Cw: 99lbs......
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Gw 2: 77lbs
Gw 3: 74.9 lbs

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 12:38 PM

15.7 and I had lost the weight way too quickly. I was purging/taking laxatives a LOT and was using stimulants at least weekly. I was 15. It probably was the worst relapse I've ever had.


But taking into account all these facts, I believe I can feel better at the same BMI if I take better care of myself.

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GW1 BMI 18.5 104lbs

GW2 BMI 17.5 098lbs

GW3 BMI 16.5 092lbs

by 12/31/2020?

GW4 BMI 15.5 087lbs

by 04/15/2021?

UGW maintaining 85-95lbs




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Posted 16 September 2020 - 12:44 PM

My low was 13.5ish and honestly I still felt very overweight and miserable. I was always exhausted, my hair fell out at an alarming rate and I was SUPER PARANOID! Like, I remember feeling like everyone was against me and out to hurt was awful. The mental torment was excruciating. I never want to go there again.
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GW ???

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 12:58 PM

I don't like to weight myself and therefore don't know what my lowest weight or BMI is. I used to get weighed weekly in therapy but obviously that's not a thing anymore. And NO WAY am I buying a scale.


Honestly I smoke a lot of weed which makes my physical symptoms subside considerably. The thing I notice most is fatigue and the ability to sleep the whole day away. I should also mention that I bruise easily, but that has always been a thing for me.


Mentally... that's a whole other beast and I think that's where the worst of it is. I am incredibly irritated and moody at times. Basically the restriction escalates my underlying anxiety and depression as I'm sure many of us also experience. The brain fog etc is also present....and I am starting to notice it more at work. I also worry about how much I can blab to others and sometimes I present my data without even knowing wtf is coming out of my mouth. Trying to figure that out...


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 01:05 PM

14 - 15, felt terrible. idk if it was more the depression or my weight but i slept every minute i didn't have to be in classes. i was basically not a person.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 01:19 PM


Mentally I was constantly flipping between "I feel amazing, I barely eat but still function, mwuahaha, who needs food?!" and straight up, hard hitting depression.

Physically, I don't really remember. I was so stuck in my own head, and couldn't focus. I had issues speaking, I slept a lot, I was tired a lot. I got through my work days solely on caffeine. My strength wasn't as good, enough for work, but actually weight lifting was exhausting. I had no appetite because of my emotional state. I was losing my filter a bit, a manager asked what I hoped for for Christmas and I said "I hope to make it to 20/20" but laughed it off as me having a shit sense of humor (which is a known fact among my coworkers, but I honestly STILL worry about having said that, oof).

Basically I was just really determined to still prove myself at my job, I don't like being a poor worker, so I made myself get through it. Outside work I was pretty shitty, I was super cranky, just wanted to go home and right to sleep, my SO put up with A LOT of my moody bullshit, and it was awful of me.

I was also restricting like shit, which made everything worse. Like I said, I just didn't want to eat. I was getting a few hundred cals a day the majority of the time, and made no attempt at getting in as many nutrients as possible in that food either.
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HW: 178 LW: 112

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 01:35 PM

My lowest weight so far has only been a BMI of 20, and i felt amazing compared to myoverweight self, but I still wanted to go lower, so my next UGW is a BMI of 18.5

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 02:29 PM

My BMI was 9 at the lowest and I felt miserable. I did not function at all, I could barely walk. 

Is it even possible to get at all comfortable at a BMI so low? There is a girl I follow on ig (bad with low BMIs so idk if her's is higher/or 9) but I wonder how she can even sit down or do anything. It is heartbreaking to see, I cannot imagine wanting to get to that size. I'm actually amazed that she is alive.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 02:55 PM

14.5-15 as a 25 year old.

I didn't function. Kicked out of uni, lost my job and ability to work, and ended up on disability

Recovered at 27 up to a 20ish
Relapsed this year, just turned 31, currently a 17.2

#33 Depression blue

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:46 PM

Good, 18.6

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:13 PM

my lowest BMI was like 15 even I think. I felt so weak I almost passed out while driving and killed me and my bf

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HW: 127

LW: 93

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#35 The Flower of Carnage

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:15 PM

I get the speech becoming slurred too - I think for me it’s the blood sugar drop, it makes my concentration awful too (along with the weakness etc).

It seems to go either way with sleep - my sleep seems to get so much worse at lower BMI, though maybe that’s the caffeine

Do you find your blood sugars drop more often at a lower weight? I tend to find this happens more :/


It sure does. 

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:17 PM

Lowest is 11-12 which regrettably I am maintaining at currently. I feel weak a lot of the time, sore, cold all the damn time, it messes with my hypoglycemia...its shit wouldn't recommend.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:18 PM

Im at 14.5 and frankly consider myself quite high functioning

I try very hard to have a balanced diet but i find i have little energy and am pretty much always moody, winter and the cold are particulary hard

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cw: 43kg bmi: 14.5


hw:52kg bmi: 17.6


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:45 PM

At BMI 16 I was severely depressed but physically felt fine.

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 02:46 AM

bmi 13


i have never been in a darker place but it wasn't entirely because of my weight. but physically i was exhausted, freezing cold, terrible chest pains, i was almost always either sleeping or high. i didn't work, couldn't think straight, and i didn't want to be alive at all


yet here i am trying to go down to 12 lmaooo


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 03:34 AM

Felt/feel fine, mentally content. I get aches in my legs walking up stairs though, and only noticed recently the back of my pelvic bones jut out and bruise if I'm wearing a backpack which hurts


Why should I apologize for being a monster? Has anyone ever apologized for turning me into one?

Height 173cm
BMI 14.7

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