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11/12/09 12:36 P

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Welcome to the group !

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11/12/09 12:19 P

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Welcome to the team! I hope you are able to find SP helpful in your battle to overcome your ED. I know it has been very helpful to me; more so the support then the tools as sometimes I find I start relying too much on the calorie & exercise trackers but then teams members are always there to get me back on track again!

I am so happy to hear you are getting treatment and I think that right there is a huge step in overcoming this disease (yes it is a disease). Please try to work on consuming more calories especially on the days you work out. You are so young and have such a bright future ahead of you; I would hate to see ED destroy your body.

Take care,
Kelly

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11/12/09 12:49 A

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Hi everyone,

So I'm new to the group and SparkPeople in general, so I'm still trying to get a feel for it.

I'm 21 years old and a senior in college. At my peak weight during my freshman year (age 18), I weighed 176 pounds. Last September, I decided to try to lose a little weight for dance team. Since then, I've dropped to a range of 116-119 and my ultimate goal is between 112-115.

Unfortunately, in my almost year and 1/2 of weight loss, I managed to dig myself a pretty big emotional and physical hole. I am diagnosed with mental and mild physical anorexia, physical and "exercise" bulimia and severe body dysmorphia along with moderate anxiety.

I guess my biggest problems are the back-and-forth circumstances and habits I go through. Most days, I eat less than 900 calories and work out for at least an hour (sometimes more with dance practice). Other days, I will go through the entire day eating only enough to have the energy to work out and then binge and purge at night as a result.

I'm getting help, but my desire to be smaller has only offset the "recovery" process. I am trying to take things one day at a time (today is not a particularly good day) but its more difficult than most people understand and I'm sick of trying to explain why I hate my seemingly "skinny" body.

I hope this group and site can ultimately help so that I can once again be healthy -- a painfully growling stomach is something I'd love to get rid of.


All the best,
AnaMia

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