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WW leading to an ed

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#21 Hon3yb33


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 08:20 AM

Yeah, mom took me to meetings with her when I was in 3rd grade. In fact, for some reason, they let me enroll??? I like... Got a five lb marker for losing that much. It took me a whole month lol

But when I did it again in junior high and then post high school, everything just spun out of control.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 09:29 AM

Y'know, at first I didn't think it did, but the more I think about it, it just makes sense.


I was 7 when I went to my first WW meeting with my mom. She's a single mom and couldn't find a babysitter, so she brought me along. Me being the little girl I was, I wanted to be just like my mommy, so I asked f she could sneak me some food journals and whatever.


I remember WW was the cause of my first freak-out over food. I had gone out for breakfast with my family and ordered an omelet, only to find that it contained all of my intake for the day. That was the first time I ever cried about food. I was 7 fucking years old.


From then on I became more conscious about what I ate, but none of the disordered eating appeared until I was in high school. I'm not sure to what extent WW played a roll in my developing an ED, but I can definitely see the connection.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 07:11 PM

like some people here, I also found WW to be triggering for me

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 05:54 AM

It didn't cause it but it did make it worse.  I was already having phases of restricting followed by bingeing long before I joined WW.  However, I think it made me more successful at restricting, followed by much worse bingeing.  First time I joined I lost 35 pounds, then gained 50.  Rejoined and lost 70 to reach my goal weight in 2004, then gained 90  :(   


I used to eat all my points, all my food and exercise points as well, but I was often hungry.  Sometimes I felt so physically drained that I went to bed an hour or two early, but then I would wake up in the night with my stomach rumbling and have to eat something. 


If I went over my points I would cut back to try to balance out the points over the week, and you could 'save' points to use for meals out etc.  I do think that encouraged a restrict/binge mentality.  

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