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I NEED to stop obsessing! - August 8th 2010, 06:54 AM

I obsess over my weight/looks ALL of the time. I can't help it. It's really hard... I mean, I hate how I look, and I wish I could lose some(actually a lot) of weight... I feel like when I eat people look at me and wonder why I'm eating.... but I know that's not true, becuase when I don't eat with my friends, they like yell at me and stuff... It's just the part of me that obsesses doens't really understand... I just NEED to stop obsessing over this, becuase I know it's not helping.. I mean I haven't been purging and I HAVE been eating(mostly healthily too!) but when I do, I hate myself a little more... WTF is wrong with me?! Will I EVER stop obsessing over it?!


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Re: I NEED to stop obsessing! - August 8th 2010, 07:59 AM

Hi Megan,
I'm kinda like you. I obsess way too much about my weight too. I hate how I look. But you know what changed it all? I don't let others negative views bring me down. I eat as much as I want, but because I know I obsess over the fact that I have flabby thighs and a fat butt, I make myself do something about it, like little activities during the day, like yoga, or just walking to the store, hanging out the laundry, that keeps me more or less in shape. If you really don't like what you see, change it. But also know that you are beautiful as you are! (: No matter what anyone might say!
Little activities that burn calories really help! It's okay to eat whatever you want. Just remember that you have to feel good about it. If you're not feeling good when you are going to eat, don't eat. If you feel happy when you're going to eat, then go ahead and eat. It's a little psychology trick. Alot of food assimilation depends on your mood and state of mind! (:


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Re: I NEED to stop obsessing! - August 9th 2010, 12:28 AM

The simple answer is maybe. It's extremely hard to stop obsessing over your weight and what you eat. If you can get your mind into a recovery mindset, then chances are, eventually you will stop obsessing, or at least obsess less. To be honest, some people who are fully recovered still worry about their weight and watch what they eat, they have just learned to handle the irrational thoughts and block them out. Until you are comfortable with your body, and accept it the way it is, it's going to be extremely difficult to just stop obsessing, especially if you are still doing disordered behaviours, or even just disordered thinking. There is nothing wrong with you, obsessing is quite normal for people who have ED's or ED-like behaviour.

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Re: I NEED to stop obsessing! - August 9th 2010, 01:44 AM

I have been reading a book called "Change Your Mind Change Your Body" by Dr. Amen and it opened me a lot to things I didn't think about or things that I knew about but didn't really recognize. I am obsessed too, but I feel as though this book helped me a lot to change my attitude about my body and change my lifestyle that would allow me to enjoy it. Maybe it can help you too

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/030...QMS640WFNQ4WRP


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