How many of us have suffered from an eating disorder/addiction in the past?

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  1. Pixie

    Pixie Silver Member

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    Other than compulsive/over eating?
    Just wondered as it seems a fairly common theme, swapping one food obsession/addiction for another...
    I suffered with anorexia in my teens and bulimia in my early 20's (which caused my weight to balloon hence the need to lose weight now!)
    I never had any counselling though and now realise that would have helped me. and I might not be in this situation now.:psiholog:

    Anyone else feel the same?
     
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  3. chelle_powell

    chelle_powell We ride, we ride....

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    Hi hun

    Bulimia here. Like u said, I also don't think u ever get over an eating disorder u just swap it for something else.
    Hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel

    Much love, chelle xx
     
  4. Pixie

    Pixie Silver Member

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    Thanks Chelle!

    Glad its not just me then :D
     
  5. Karen

    Karen Serial Foodie!

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    compulsive eater here! addicted to numbing things with food. dunno if that counts but it certainly is the cause of all my weight problems. could eat wayyyyy beyond hunger and keep on going til near explosion. total food addict :sigh:
     
  6. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl has lying hips

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    Another bulimic here. Now's the test to see if I'm rid really! :sigh:

    I feel pretty confident though. :)
     
  7. Lovelyjoolz

    Lovelyjoolz Loving Life!

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    Anorexia... check
    Bullima... check

    Hence the ballooing weight when I started eating again.

    I agree with chelle - you don't get rid of an eating disorder, you just channel it into something else. Which is probably why VLCDs work for many people who've had anorexia and bullimia in the past - its just another way of being in control - just this way is healthier than living on wrigleys sugar free and diet coke!!!
     
  8. cah-ching

    cah-ching Gold Member

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    ((hugs))

    I totally understand. I'm just the same.
     
  9. GreenDayJen

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    i wouldnt call myself a former anorexic, bullemic or compulsive eater but i definitely have an eating/body image disorder which i fear i will never get rid of.
     
  10. bumpybean88

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    compulsive eater here to
     
  11. KD

    KD Gone fishing

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    That's me too:eek: Well...think that was me. I get addicted to anything going (as long as it's bad for me). Rarely find good addictions:confused:
     
  12. nadhak

    nadhak LIGHTER LIFE FOR LIFE

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    Just dabbled with a cocktail of laxatives - water retention tablets and starvation - all to be slim!
    Never official classed as anorexic but been well on my way a few times!
    Total food addict [trying her best to recover] and now see VLCD as my lifeline - i.e if fat returns VLCD will be there to save me!
     
  13. jacqui_xm

    jacqui_xm Full Member

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    bulimic here also:sigh:

    I agree with the control thing too but at least now it is sensibly controlled weight loss.

    Jacqui

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