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Sliding Downhill - May 30th 2016, 03:44 AM

Hey guys,

So thanks in advance for reading this. I just need some advice. I feel like I am sliding downhill. I'm not to the bottom yet. I started taking this nutrition class thinking that it would help, and well it's just not.

They are making us track what we eat and present it in front of the entire class. We were also required to be weighed in front of the entire class. I didn't want to know what I weighed. I hadn't known in so long. I can't get passed the thoughts that food is horrible. I have purged a few times and I don't want to hit rock bottom again. I'm having a hard time bringing it up to my therapist and I am not sure why. I need to be healthy I have a life to conduct. I am just having a hard time and I am not sure what to do.

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Re: Sliding Downhill - May 31st 2016, 10:33 PM

If you are going to school in the United States and have a recorded mental illness, your school cannot require you to do an assignment that puts you in harm's way. It doesn't matter if the professor is a dick, the school cannot allow it. There are protections set up from the Americans With Disabilities Act; I can find this documentation if you need. But if you brought it up with the institution, you can probably get a note from disability services to get you out of this particular assignment. And if it's past the deadline, you may want to talk to your guidance counselor about finding an alternative class that isn't as harmful to you personally.

If this is not the way you want to pursue, I think you need to find better coping. For the assignment, you can always just make some stuff up so that you're not forced to keep track of the calories. I've done this before in health classes (except with my knowledge of calories, I was probably pretty accurate Too many years of counting them) But this assignment may also allow you to reflect upon the fact you're restricting and purging and that these are not healthy behaviors. Calories are not the enemy, they are units of energy. Gaining weight is not the enemy if it's needed to support your organs and health.

I hope things work out, good luck!


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Re: Sliding Downhill - June 1st 2016, 11:36 AM

Hey

Thanks for coming to us here. I'm sorry you're struggling with this.

I had something similar happen to me when I was in school. But because I had an eating disorder, they didn't make me get weighed and i was allowed to make up the diet "I" was having and was allowed to make up weights etc. Is there someone in your school you can talk to about all of this? I doubt they will make you do this if it is going to have an effect on your mental health.

I realise you are not directly asking for help with your weight and eating disorder but if you want help with it or just want to talk about then please know we're here for you when ever you are ready and if you ever want to talk to us. You're not alone in this.

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Re: Sliding Downhill - June 2nd 2016, 03:22 AM

The problem is that the disabilities services is closed for the summer, and my professor is an 80 year old asshole that thinks if you know what you should be doing to make your body healthy, then "duh" just do it.


I don't know Jess, my ED has been ongoing since I was 14. I'm almost 23 now. I thought when I got pregnant and had my son that it would all be better, and it would go away. I guess it didn't work that way though. It subdued cause I was hungry and I had to eat or I got sick cause I was feeding another human, and even after for a little while. I just I want to do better and be better for my little. I eat, I do, but I just the urges don't go away to do bad.
   
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Re: Sliding Downhill - June 2nd 2016, 03:57 AM

If you have a documented mental health issue. They CANNOT make you do something that harms you. You should tell the teacher that you have an ED and that this makes it worse and you cannot do that part of the class and if they don't listen I would go to councilor and have them help you tell him.



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