My story is probably different than most. I have no stress to trigger my problem. I grew up in a vibrant home that was never lacking of love, acceptance, and food in the fridge. I grew up with parents who loved each other and loved me and my siblings. In short, I had the childhood that I would want any child to have. My teenage years were relatively easy too. I never got into fights with my parents or my friends. My life has been nothing but stability so far. But I have a problem. I have such high expectations for myself in every area of my life. This includes my body. I am average height and average weight. I know I'm not fat. But I also know that I am not extremely skinny. I want to be. I played sports, and remember hating time in the locker room changing when I would see my teammates who were skinnier or more toned than me. I am out on my own now for the first time. I make my own decisions, and it has been a fairly smooth transition. Except for the food situation. I have always struggled with wanting to be smaller and hating my body, but now, for the first time, I get to decide what I eat and when. This has resulted in cycles of not eating anything to eating a lot more than I should and back to not eating. I am uncertain about whether I have an actual problem or if I am just another young woman who wants to be smaller.

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by: Madison

Don't be down on yourself, think of the glass half full. You are athletic, you have a GREAT family and friends, you can actually make the team! From what I know of you, there are thousands, if not, millions of kids that would die for that!
If weight is really an issue, try running and eating better. Eat salad, your greens, and a nice good portion with a set diet. Don't starve yourself. That actually does no good whatsoever for your body.
Drink water, milk, or sports drinks, no sugary drinks. Set a workout schedule on the days you don't have practice (you should exercise for at least 30-60 minutes a day). Don't NOT eat just to make yourself feel good, it WILL mess you up. guaranteed!

If you want someone to talk to, please feel free to email me. I'd love to talk to you.

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