If it is I haven't figured it out yet. In my head having an ED is a lot like being an alcoholic, even if you don't have a drink for 20 years you are still an alcoholic and just one sip can cause a relapse. I'm 10 years post ED and i still have issues with food. I enjoy food and definitely get my daily calorie needs, but i still have issues with certain foods and eating in front of other people. I think at the end of the day it depends on the person as to how long/successful the recovery is.View Thread
I was 11, I was always extremely overweight. I probably maxed out at 300lbs in the 7th grade. I was bullied every day and I can't recall having a single friend at that age. I was going to start a new school for 8th grade so in my infinite childhood wisdom I decided that if I lost weight people would like me and not be mean to me anymore. I went the entire summer eating nothing but lettuce, pickles and the occasional bread or fruit. I lost about 60lbs that summer. I thought I looked great, I went from a women's size 26 to a juniors size 15 but for an eighth grader that's still considered massively overweight so when I started the new school I was still the "fat kid" and the other students still teased me every day so I kept up my extreme diet for about another year until I literally passed out at 8th grade social. My parents/doctor never seemed concerned about my weight loss. Since I was so heavy to begin with, even at the height of my "diet" I was never underweight and because of that have never been diagnosed as anorexic. I've had to handle trying to get healthy again both mentally and physically mainly on my own. Ultimately I went from 300 to 115lbsView Thread
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