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How did you get fat?

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#41 viofem



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Posted 05 March 2021 - 12:45 PM

two things, overeating and medications

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 12:48 PM

I had a traumatic childhood and my best friend was named Chips McChocolate


I think he might have been Irish

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 12:51 PM

Oh, and his other cousin, Bad Parental Diet Plan


Lol people gave their kids such weird names in the 80s

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 12:58 PM

I had a baby in 2014, and my weight shot up like 100 pounds over the course of the pregnancy, I lost about 70 by 2017 and then with covid, I've just been so lax that it has slowly crept back up about 20-25 pounds (depending on the day) during the last year (eating mindlessly, too depressed to go for a walk around the block)
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Posted 05 March 2021 - 11:13 PM

My hubby has brain cancer... Life just stopped. I ate my feelings to cope which honestly I was OK with. It's okay to let life go when you're caring for a loved one. <3
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Posted 06 March 2021 - 01:48 PM

Ha haaaaaa
Pain and suffering... But this time in intense bursts followed by "eh I've beat this ED crap" and, husband: "you're beautiful." And lots of food of course. It's taken 3 years to get back up here but I'm here and welp, at this point I'd rather give up everything I've worked for (outside of ED) than stay at this weight.

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What goes up, must come down.

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Posted 06 March 2021 - 01:54 PM

i went from underweight as a child until 13 ish then developed an ed and got into cycles of restriction and binging which brought me to a normal weight until i was 17 and i gained more weight with the stress of school. now i’m 160 lb which is insanely high for me and i’m trying to get down to 120 by the summer.
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Posted 06 March 2021 - 03:48 PM

stress. using eating as a coping mechanism. i’m working on finding ways to comfort myself that don’t involve food. also, being a picky eater with most of my preferred foods being calorie dense.
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Posted 06 March 2021 - 05:46 PM

binge-eating shitty, processed foods.

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Posted 06 March 2021 - 06:05 PM

A supportive husband who tells me I'm beautiful no matter how much I weigh. When I'm at a "normal" weight, I restrict and exercise more to compensate for my binging. In college and after getting married (my two highest weight periods), I compensated less but kept binging. I'm trying to work through my binging right now, and I'm hoping the compensating behaviors can be made just regular healthy nutrition and exercise after that.

This! I was a perfect weight (150-160lbs for me, I look tiny as hell because of my hourglass figure) but my husband keeps telling me I'm beautiful regardless and I feel it's been more destructive than helpful.

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Posted 06 March 2021 - 06:28 PM

a n t i p s y c h o t i c s

also, i screwed my metabolism up quite a bit with a lifetime of eating disorder, but antipsychotics made that SO MUCH worse

rehab (drugs) is also when i actually started getting fat. they seriously just packed the food there with as many calories as possible and i mean, i get it, but im bitter
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#52 Abnormal Anorexic

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Posted 06 March 2021 - 07:24 PM

If you check my spoiler in my signature you can see the weight difference...


But pretty much I was Anorexic and low BMI for many years, almost always under BMI of 18 and was hospitalised for suicide attempts a lot. During the admissions to the psych ward they often tried to pressure me to eat more once they realised how long I would go without eating and eventually changed my meds.


My last couple of admissions I asked for the meds to be weight neutral and they put me on high doses of 2 meds that cause extreme weight gain and lied

(1 an antipsychotic I was on 3-4 times a day)

(the other a sleeping/anti-depressant which worked really well, at night)

and as I would often be in and even in, involuntarily, for at least a month at a time I gained so much and I wasn't even eating much more than before. When I got home I went from like 300cals or less per day to around 2000cals (idk how much as I slept ate and didn't count out of shame).


Long story short, Medication and then trying to 'recover' from Anorexia.

Back at the old habits now tho.


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Posted 06 March 2021 - 08:35 PM

Binge drinking and binge eating just about every day

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Posted 06 March 2021 - 08:43 PM

BED, plain and simple. i quit my job in the apparel industry (where i felt obliged to be in decent shape) and lost my health insurance, so i had to go off my meds. effexor and k-pin withdrawal is no joke, so i basically spent an entire month in bed, only surfacing to eat entire papa johns pizzas and dessert trays. put on like 30 lb from feb-august, then moved back in with my mom, eventually to TN (which i hated) for my internship, and everything just kinda spiraled out of control. put another 30 lb on over the next few years, now here i am. down about 25 from my high weight in 2019, but still a long way to go.


TLDR: eating all the things

37. BED (since 1994).

dietitian + wannabe radiation therapist/dosimetrist.

other dx: BPD, MDD, GAD, and a whole lot of y i k e s.





Height: 5'8 apparently i'm 5'7" now

HW: 227 (10.22.19) - 35.5 BMI

CW: 209.4

Weight lost: 17.6

LW: 133 (in 2010)

HBF: 41.7% (1.23.22)

CBF: 41.6%

CBMI: 32.8

Goal BF: 18% (a girl can dream)


GW1: 191 - no longer obese

GW2: 164 - most of my old clothes will fit again, no longer overweight!

UGW: 127 - 100 POUNDS LOST (19.9 BMI)


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*binge free since 1.28.22*

current streak: 0

longest recent streak: 14 days (12.23-1.5)


january mini-goals (revised 1.17):

- under 205

- take baseline measurements

- no more than 4 binges ❌

- at least 2 workouts

- scale DOWN for 5 days straight 


goals for 1up transformation challenge (1.31-3.27):

- weight: under 185

- body fat: under 39%

- measurements: tbd

- at least 20 workouts


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binges so far this month: 8
2022 starting weight: 204.4

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Posted 06 March 2021 - 11:13 PM

I was a lazy recluse kid who sneaked away and ate too many extra biscuit bars and handfuls of cereal, drank too much milk out of the carton, and kept asking for more more more more snacks.
Sure my family didn't eat the best but it's not like they shoved the bags of chocolate directly down my throat.

And then I kept doing the same thing but as a grown up.

that's super kami guru to you

Daily reminder that if you ate at a deficit you lost weight even if the scale hasn't budged


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Posted 07 March 2021 - 02:00 AM

Half recovering, then covid hit and I started hoarding food, and then stress eating, and now I’ve ballooned to the size I am currently. It’s hard to break habits :/
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#57 Serene waters

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 06:12 AM

Eating dark chocolate, 2 or more giant sweet potatoes, lots of oatmeal drowned in honey and fruit, and a half block of cheese every day for breakfast and then lots of meat and starches( brown rice. beans, etc.) for dinner. I went from 41 to 47kg in a month. Proof that you can get fat without eating junk food.

Pisses me off when people think fat people only eat junk food. Like no, I have a pretty healthy diet I just binge and overeat on it, I can't even look at McDonalds or smell it without feeling sick.
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Posted 07 March 2021 - 06:20 AM

High dose of antipsychotics over 3 years. That shit is the devil I s2g


I feel you so so bad 

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 03:28 PM

I was raped and after that I just kept eating and eating. I figured less people would look at a fat person and was true. People really mostly ignored me.  Then I just ate and ate some more until I really just started to hate myself. so now I lost most of it getting more attention and it's been triggering but I carry now and I will fuck someone up.

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You can look in the mirror everyday wishing you had a better body, OR you can do something about it! It's not going to be easy but it WILL be worth it! Always remember nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 05:03 PM

It's really hard to pin the litany of reasons that got me to my highest weight, but I would say a mixture of ignorance of how to properly feed myself, picking up bad habits from obese family, available options for food when I couldn't afford quality... well as going from incredibly active to couch potato literally overnight, when I moved cities and couldn't find places to safely walk, bike, hike, or swim. Even when all of those things got solved, I became incredibly out of shape and emotional eating got to me.

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