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Wanting to be fat? - May 6th 2018, 04:07 AM

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Last night, I just remembered about a time in my childhood. Every night when I went to bed, I would fantasize about becoming overweight. I wanted to be fat. I have no idea why. I had these images and dreams about going to school wearing large clothing and getting so fat but everyone else was really skinny. Now I have an eating disorder and weight gain is my worst night mare, But back then, I wanted to be fat. Has anyone else had similar experiences? Or is there a valid reason for this? Or am I just "going crazy"?

edit: I'm not sure why I felt this way, it was so long ago. I remember also the first time I did start gaining weight as I grew up little which is natural and I felt disgusted with myself. I was only like 5 or 6 years old.

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Re: Wanting to be fat? - May 6th 2018, 04:22 AM

Hello,

I went ahead and moved this to the Eating Disorder Forum as I thought you might get more responses here. If you disagree feel free to pm me and we can discuss it.

I can relate to this to a certain degree. I don't remember a time where I ever wanted to be overweight but I know that as I started gaining weight du to using food to cope; the abuse I was experiencing decreased. This led to me thinking that I was safer if I was overweight.

Do you know why you felt this way? I don't believe that you are going crazy or were at the time but I think that there is probably some reason you wanted this. I can't say what that reason was for you though.

If you want to share more information you can do so and I might be able to help a bit more.

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