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Backtracking - January 8th 2009, 03:44 PM

So i seem to be going backwards. The last 6months i've been trying so hard to stop binging/purging. And i was doing well. I ate meals, and ate snacks, and didnt purge. But today, my mum started having a go at me, telling me i was getting fat, looking awful. So i got on the scales. I dont know what made me do it. I should have thought. I'd stayed of them for 4months, but i screwed. I went on them, and have gained. And i panicked. I ran straight to the bathroom and purged badly. And the urge wont go away. I dont know what to do know. I cant go back to how i was, but i'm scared i've screwed up. I cant deal with gaining weight, it was hard enough struggling to eat when i was staying the same weight.

I just feel like a failure, both for gaining, and for weighing myself.
   
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Re: Backtracking - January 8th 2009, 03:56 PM

Hey. I know it might be hard to believe. But, you're definitely not a failure. When starting to eat again, normally and healthily, it's bound to happen that you might gain a little bit. This, does not mean you're OVERweight. Nor, does it mean you're unhealthy with it. I know gaining doesn't always feel good, but it happens. You've come so far and don't let a tiny set back like this hold you back ok? Maybe you can talk to your doctor and discuss a healthy weight? You could also try physical activity. Personally, I feel better after being active. It really can give you a boost. You can't base everything on your weight because your body already HAS a healthy weight for you in mind. It will take a bit and it will be hard to convince yourself. But, I'm sure you and your doctor can talk about this and put some reassurance in your mind? You know? If you need anything at all, let me know. I'm always here to talk and only a message away. Take care.

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Re: Backtracking - January 8th 2009, 04:46 PM

Hi there.
Firstly, well done for that 6 months you had, that's an amazingly long time and must have been hard. This time proves that you know that this behaviour shouldn't be happening, and that you do want to get out of this cycle.
Is your mother aware of your issues? Sometimes people can be insensitive, even without meaning it. She might have even meant it in a good way? If she isn't aware, then maybe it's something worth mentioning so that she knows not to say those kind of things to you that might trigger you?
You don't have to say that you slipped up or any details of it just perhaps mention that you had issues in the past?

It's good that you've noticed that you feel like you're slipping at the moment because that means that you can get yourself onto the right path. It's important that you're able to notice when things are getting difficult so that you can get help for this. It must have been hard for you to admit that this has happened again too, so well done for that. Try to remain as positive as you can about this, and think about the fact that you've been doing so well at the moment, and not about the fact that you had a little slip up. As Melissa said, you can't base everything on your weight, the most important thing is that you're staying healthy and eating properly.
Take care, and don't forget we're always here to support you.


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