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Feb. 10th, 2007 @ 06:43 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: fat :(
Current Music: muse-hysteria
sadly, where I used to belong to this community as a sufferer, I am now myself the family of an ed sufferer. my 13 year old cousin has recently developed anorexia.  It's been somwhat eye opening. I never realised what it was like for those around me to see someone wasting away, denying themselves, fearing to eat- the only thing that can keep them alive.  Im so scared for her. she's such an amazing girl. im so sorry to all of you who have been through the same or have watched someone go through it :(

I'm in need of some cheering up, and I really want to keep this community going.  so, I challenge each of you to tell me 5 things you've done that you're proud of.  I'll start.

1. Getting back into school after 18 months of absence and passing my exams with As and A*s
2. Going on tour with my orchestra last summer in Italy and coping with the food and routine change
3. Making an amazing new friend
4. reaching out for help recently when I was really struggling with restricting and wanting to lose weight
5. getting 48/50 on my last art project

go one, I dare you :)
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Oct. 2nd, 2006 @ 03:34 pm (no subject)
Heya, im new here so introducing myself, to this very quiet community :) there seems little activity so maybe we need more people, hence me posting. anyway, im here mainly because my sister has an eating disorder, im 16, she's 5 years older than me and no longer lives at home, but any advice or tips or anything on how i can help her, make things easier, more comfortable, or anything is obviously very welcome, also however i feel im developing an eating disorder, not posting here for that reason, but thought it was something people ought to know.  anyway, im rambling, as i do, so i hope everyone is ok, i might post more about our situation at another time, take care xxx
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Mar. 26th, 2006 @ 09:17 am New and hoping for many things.
Hello everyone.

Unfortunately this community just got a new member. My name is Milla, I'm a 17-year old Finnish girl. My sister is anorexic and in hospital right now. There's much I could say about it but I think I'll do most of it later, posting this entry mainly for general information. In fact I've come across many people with eating disorders during the past years - too many, that is to say. One of them seemed to have recovered when I last saw her, though I'm told EDs leave their mark on you no matter how well you think you've got over them. I hope this claim is untrue.

May I first ask how many people here suffer or have suffered from an eating disorder? Myself I don't have problems with eating, if you ignore the fact that I do like to eat and sometimes feel it's hard to stop once I've started (heh, I actually consider it normal, nothing to worry about there as long as I also like being active). I browsed part of the earlier entries and found out some of you think your friends' EDs have triggered your own tendencies. How is it now, was it just a phase or did it result in something more serious? I hope I'll get many answers saying it was temporary...

I guess that was it, I'll explain the situation with my sister within a few weeks. I was glad to find this community even though it has apparently been more or less quiet recently. Let us hope it is a sign of positive development in your and your friends' and relatives' lives.
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May. 10th, 2005 @ 11:58 am (no subject)
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Interpol
I just wanted to say that i am really happy to see you guys commenting on each other's posts and making all these suggestions!! This is what i really wanted for this community, so props to ya'll!! =)

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May. 10th, 2005 @ 12:44 pm (no subject)
hi there everyone, it's me, maereth. i've posted here a few times. my roomate/best friend is bulemic and anorexic. she's been in and out of hospital programs this semester, and she finally seems to have gotten the treatment she needed. not before a few dire scares first, though.

right now she seems back to normal. for the most part she is happy and the way she was when i met her, before the ED.

the problem now for me is not how to deal with her having the ED, it's almost harder now that she's recovering. we eat a lot of meals together, it helps her feel better about eating, and i watch her weigh everything so she doesn't eat "too much". we go to diners and she gets the same thing each time... "two egg whites with broccoli (sometimes asparagus), dry wheat toast, no hash browns" she refuses to eat a lot of things. she won't eat anything that isn't organic. it drives me insane just living with her.

which i hate to admit.

i also hate to admit how it's affected me. i don't enjoy food anymore. i order food based on whether it's "good" or not. i have this ED filter that i've started applying to my own life. sometimes i'll get something that i know isn't "good" and endure the commentary inside and outside my head.

maybe i should stop eating things like that. there are days i almost wish i could just stop eating. there are days i am really tempted to purge. there are days i just want to eat and eat and eat... like go to wendy's and order everything on the menu just to EAT.
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May. 9th, 2005 @ 08:15 pm Cross-posted from watchingitall
funkymonkee suggested I post this here to get more feedback.

I am 17 years old and have watched my three closest friends all suffer some form of eating disorder. One friend in particular spent a year in hospital recovering from severe anorexia. At five foot nine she weighed five stone. I have another friend who has struggled with food all her life, and is losing weight again very rapidly. What I am about to post might come across as somewhat selfish, I have seen what Eating Disorders can do to people and their families, I am not stupid, or lack perception in any way. Except I can see my own behaviour beginning to mirror theirs. I guess what I am asking is this, is it common to develop an ED if you have friends who also suffer, particularly if you are very similar in personality? I apologise if this post upsets anyone, but to be honest I didn't know where to write this. Your advice would be much appreciated though.

Esta x
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Mar. 7th, 2005 @ 06:08 pm (no subject)
Um. Hi. My name's Zeke. I just joined this community, obviously.

Well, my girlfriend and mines story is reeaally long and boring so I don't know if you want to hear it, but...anyways. My gf (actually, fiance) is anorexic with bulemic tendencies, and a cutter. She went to a hospital for a while and she seemed to be doing better. But now....I don't know. I saw some fresh scars and I tried to talk to her about it but she just crys and crys. Im so weak. But now she seems to be losing even more weight, and I never see her eat. I try and make her, and when she does, Im so worried that she's purging. I know I have to be doing something. Im just still...struggling with what to do. I dont know. I really don't know how to help her. I promised her I would do whatever it takes to help her get better and now I feel like im backing out on the promise.

Sorry for the rant.

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Feb. 22nd, 2005 @ 01:54 am First time

Hey this is my first entry. I'm more or less joining just to encourage the group along, and possibly answer any questions of what i'm going through. I don't have an ED buy my girlfriend does.

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What i'm trying to say is....

I'm here to ask questions if I need them, and please don't feel wronged if i ask something that I shouldn't have just tell me, or don't answer.. And i'm here to answer questions... and possibly help anyone else thats going through the same things. Feel free to ask anything that you need.


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Feb. 21st, 2005 @ 10:13 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Current Music: Norah Jones
Okay, I have noticed there are a few newcomers here whose usernames I don't recognize from ed_recovery

Just curious: do we finally have members of this community that don't have an eating disorder but have a friend/family member with one?? Or if not, would you newbies like to introduce yourselves?? thanks! =)

And, I suppose it would help if myself and the girls helping me out that do have an eating disorder would introduce ourselves as well...

im Jessica, im the mod. (although im sure not the greatest... this is pretty new for me, suggestions are more than welcome) =) im 20 and i am a recovering (yay!) anorexic, bulimic and compulsive overeater. i pretty much created this community when i realized that my parents had no clue what was going on with me even after i talked with them. i also figure that most people with eating disorders dont live with people who also have eating disorders (as i have been blessed/cursed with), so i figured it might help if LJ had a place for people to meet up and discuss issues that come up. i also invited people with eating disorders themselves just incase any of you have questions you are afraid to ask your loved one or friend.

i would really like to make this a more active community, so i would appreciate all the help i can get... i don't have any pretty picture thingys for us to use to advertise, but maybe if you all could mention it to anyone you know that might be interested?

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Feb. 17th, 2005 @ 08:09 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: kelly clarkson
Does anyone have suggestions on how I could make this community better??

So far, it seems we only have one member who is here b/c they know someone with an eating disorder. (Which is great!!) =)

Any ideas??

I feel like I'm a horrible mod/creator for not really keeping this up!

hope everyone is doing well...

i just advertised this community to the guy im dating... although iunno how that will work, since im in here too and he can't exactly ask ya'll for advice w/o me seeing it =P

take care of yourselves!
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