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29 Jan 2014, 8:25 am

I remember I posted the thread about giving up sugar for good. That was just another wrong turn in trying to fix my problems with food--and it didn't work because it lasted for a day. I won't give up any particular types of food or I'll feel deprived.

I've struggled with eating disorders since I was ten--yes, ten! Back then, I restricted myself--I didn't count calories, but I obsessed about only eating foods with "good" ingredients (I read ingredient labels thoroughly.)

Then, I stopped worrying about food, but then I started worrying again at age fifteen, when I became anorexic. However, when I overcame my anorexia, I went in the other direction and started binge eating. I was so skinny beforehand that the fifteen pounds I gained made my figure look better instead of worse, but the huge amounts of sugar I was consuming made me depressed and miserable, and I had a terrible look in my face.

Now, I'm just starting to overcome my binge eating. I'm working on loving my body and thinking of food as just "food" instead of "good food" or "bad food." I also try not to count calories anymore, that way I can focus on how my body feels instead.

I'm doing so much better now--80% of the time, I'm able to eat normally. I can't believe I was able to choose the right path--overcoming these issues is hard, but it's so worth it!



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29 Jan 2014, 9:08 am

high congratulations are in order for so much insight, change, and health.



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29 Jan 2014, 9:48 am

cathylynn wrote:
high congratulations are in order for so much insight, change, and health.

Thank you. :D



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29 Jan 2014, 1:31 pm

Congrats! That takes a lot of willpower!



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29 Jan 2014, 5:30 pm

Dantac wrote:
Congrats! That takes a lot of willpower!


Thank you so much. I've never felt like someone with a lot of willpower before.



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30 Jan 2014, 3:26 pm

In just 6 years you've overcome two eating disorders that most people can't begin to make progress even after a decade of trying.

Give yourself some (ok, a LOT) of credit! You've shown yourself that anything you set your mind to you can accomplish.



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30 Jan 2014, 9:10 pm

:D


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