Anorexia? me? How did this happen..?

by nicole
(new york)

I have always been a relatively thin girl. I'm currently 17 and started to become concerned with my weight when i was 15. When i was 15 I was the fattest I have ever been. With help from my very health concerned mother I lost about 5 pounds, putting me at 105 lbs.. which really is pretty normal for my height and body type. After I lost that weight i went back to my normal terrible eating habits. I probably gained about 10 pounds.. Thats when this past spring of 2011 i started to get concerned again. This time when i was trying to lose weight it was different though. It started coming off slowly.. then when i saw the results.. it made me happy. So i started eating less to speed it up. That was 6 months ago..I'm now the thinnest i ever have been (96 lbs), new bones are showing, and i receive a lot more attention, good attention. I look good. But now i cant seem to maintain this weight... i just keep losing weight because if i eat anything, i think i will go back to my old body. So instead of maintaing my skinny new body.. i keep getting bonier and bonier. My mom even begs me to eat some things. i just dont want to. Its like i talk to myself in my head... "Nicole, dont eat that you dont want your old body, do you?". I scare myself sometimes. There are some days where i binge eat then starve the next two days because i feel this painful guilt inside of me. Is it anorexia? is this normal?

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by: Madison

Well first off, I'm 16 and 115lb BUT, i'm 5'5. so height has a serious factor....
I have a friend that is 6 foot (unbelievable, I know!), and on varsity swim, cross country, track, and indoor track. So she's pretty skinny because she's so athletic. She's 130lb.

Okay, on to the you. Let me just say, GOOD FOR YOU FOR RECOGNIZING YOUR PROBLEM! It takes of guts to do that. The weight you are at, doesn't seem to be heavy whatsoever. But if you truly feel like you are, try going on a healthy diet. What I mean is, try exercising more, try eating healthier possibly less portions. Eat salads, and your greens! If you don't exercise try walking a lot, then jog, then go long distance WITH the combination of exercise machines or weights. Eating healthy is what is probably getting you. If you don't, you will see results, and they won't be so good. If you need anyone more to talk to please email me....
I'd be more then willing to talk to you!

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