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I know I should stop. - January 22nd 2009, 11:35 PM

I started with bulimia, but I think I'm beginning to develop the mindset of anorexia. I've been fasting and exercising and I've lost so much weight in the past week and a half, and even though I know that a quarter of the weightloss is muscle/organ mass and water weight, and the prospect of organ failure and losing my hair are all enough to make me WANT to stop before--God forbid--I do develop a serious ED, I can't because I keep thinking of how good I'll look when I lose more and I'm thin and attractive.

I just cannot talk to anyone about this. It's my frightening little secret, and I want to stop but I don't know what to do because eating frightens me even more.

Please, I really need someone to tell me what to do.

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Re: I know I should stop. - January 23rd 2009, 02:26 AM

You should stop. This can be very serious, and could even kill you. You should see a doctor, and find healthy ways to lose the weight you want to lose.


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Re: I know I should stop. - January 23rd 2009, 10:24 PM

I second what Kaylee said. :] Just be strong. Someone needs to know, because something like this is very difficult to overcome on your own.
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Re: I know I should stop. - January 25th 2009, 02:28 PM

Don't let it develop into an addiction. That's what I did and one and a half years later I'm still as bad. Try and see the positives when you look in a mirror, not what you don't like.
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