Taking SW to the extreme

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  1. Lea C

    Lea C Full Member

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    Just wanted to share how far weight loss can go if you're not careful. I started SW classes 8 years ago and went easily from size 18 to size 8/10. I was very happy and confident but became so addicted to losing weight that it never really stopped.
    I started by cutting syns...then carbs so no green days...then protein so no red days. I was simply surviving on free food and I am now at my lowest weight of 6st (BMI 16.5) and have been diagnosed with an eating disorder.
    I am still following SW obsessively (well my variation of it) and will only eat SW free foods and HE's.
    I guess I just wanted to raise a bit of awareness that sometimes losing weight can literally become addictive, and cause real harm.
    Don't get me wrong, I think SW is a fantastic weight loss management tool and I take full responsibility for my disorder. I am not saying the concept of SW made it happen, not at all. I am in fact still the biggest advocate for SW and had I not gone to this extreme, I would seriously be looking into becoming a consultant.
    Just wanted to share. Thanks for reading.
     
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    Thanks for being really brave and admitting you have an eating disorder - I hope you are getting the help and support you need & deserve to be able to beat it!

    For me, as someone who's had an ED in the past (got treatment and recovered) sw is perfect as it teaches / shows you how to eat healthily and still have few treats. Yes poss slow weight loss than other diets but for me SW is now a lifestyle choice not a diet x
     
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    I agree, I know I will always follow SW because it is a lifestyle. I just aim to get back to the point that I'm not so restrictive.
    I am attending a clinic now, I'm 8 weeks in so still early days but I'll get there :eek:
    Well done for coming out the other side yourself, I can really understand what you must've gone through. It helps me see light at the end of the tunnel.
     
  5. ermintrude

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    Good luck Lea, you will get there, very brave of you to talk about what happened to you x :)
     
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    Aw thankyou. Everyone on here is so unbelievably supportive xx
     
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    Good luck Lea, you were able to conquor your overeating so you will be able to do this too. xx
     
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    Good luck Lea, it must have been a hard step for you to admit your disorder here. xx
     
  9. L.i.n.d.a

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    I understand fully lea..good luck.*
     
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