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Anorexia, for me, was a confusing and solitary time when I couldn’t even explain why I hated and hurt myself.
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I cared deeply for Ben, but became so accustomed to trying to fix him that I lost my own sense of self.
beauty pageants
They clipped the oversized crown to my head and placed the sash over me. Three days later, I had a breakdown.
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I know if I never had to be skinny to pay my rent, I wouldn’t have cared one bit about my thighs.
thought catalog
I wish somebody told me that feeling normal will scare the crap out of you at first.
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Eating disorders are disorders based in shame, and as a man I felt a whole additional level of shame.
mental health
My goal has ultimately not been to find a professional who is trained in every one of my many inherent mental health challenges, but rather to find one that doesn’t fire me.
It’s been about one year since I made myself throw up -– last Thanksgiving.
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I'm not down with framing this as a problem -- because if it's a problem, it needs a solution, and what is the solution if not tell other writers of memoirs about eating disorders to be less forthcoming with their stories?

Nov 19, 2013 at 12:00pm | 223 comments

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Extreme over-training and food restriction is common in nearly every sport that ladies compete in, it's just more noticeable in skating (or gymnastics) because costumes hide precious little.
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When news outlets cover eating disorder issues as if they are a brand-new thing, or just a craze among some teen girls who have been exposed to too much Photoshopping, they’re delegitimizing the struggle of eating disorder patients past and present.
thought catalog
My mom would go in Amy’s room while she slept, watching her inhales and exhales, making sure she was still breathing, every night.
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the good men project
You wouldn’t expect an eating disorder to bond a hurting family, but Julia Newman’s family has learned how to thrive because of the work they’ve all done.
A recent article out of the Mayo Clinic has found that obese teenagers are at “significant risk” of eating disorders, but their symptoms are likely to be ignored by doctors. WHY IS ANYONE SURPRISED?
Did the way your parents made you behave during mealtimes affect you later in life? DISCUSS.
beckie francis
I always felt lame for being lazy and unathletic. Now I'm just grateful I got to avoid college sports coaches like this apparent nutjob Beckie Francis.
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Disturbing as it is, I do envy her ability to force herself to run at midnight after a long day and reject the homemade macaroni and cheese.
For the first time in my life, I fit into “normal” sizes. I did this by deciding I was “addicted” to sugar and white flour and that I also needed to weigh or measure the contents every meal.