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HELP PLEASE! - February 3rd 2009, 09:32 PM

I think I'm anorexic. Although I do not starve myself, I am constantly counting calories, weighing myself on the scale, and obsession over what I eat. I get to the point where I eat a sweet or crackers and I feel guilty and try to make up for it by eating a salad or something "light." All I want is to be healthy and love my body, but I can't. I always feel fat and ugly. PLEASE HELP! I don't know what to do?!
   
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Re: HELP PLEASE! - February 3rd 2009, 10:31 PM

Hey there, welcome to TeenHelp. I'm Jes.

It must have been pretty hard to come here and post about how you're struggling, and you should be proud of yourself for taking that first step. I want you to know that you aren't alone, in your struggles, and it is okay to need and want support.

Have you talked to anyone "in real life" about this? There are so many people you could talk to--a school counselor, a teacher, or a family member. I know it would be hard, but it could be so, so good for you to have someone to confide in, who can help you. I can't diagnose you, no one here can, and so maybe you should think about going to see a doctor or therapist.

I know, from experience, how easy it is to hate your body. But you deserve to love yourself, inside and out.

Let me know if you need to talk, I'll be here. Take care.



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Re: HELP PLEASE! - February 4th 2009, 08:13 AM

Heya,

As Jessie said, it's hard struggling through this time, but the fact that you've come and posted it, is quite a step to take, to actually tell people about it. Even if it's not face to face.

Your case sounds like it could be Orthorexia.
This is when you become obsessed with what you consume, it's kind of like anorexia. However some parts dont fit, dont take what I said for deffinent, I'm just saying I think it might be this. I know what it's like to feel weight and appearance concious. If you ever need to talk, you can PM me. Good luck.

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