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Old 02-06-13, 08:52 PM   #1
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my doctor thinks i am anorexic!! i weigh 145 pounds. that is a lot for most girls around here so i don't understand why he is saying this. he made me start keeping a food diary but all i do is lie about what i eat. i don't get the point.
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People with anorexia can be any size. It has to start somewhere. I used to weigh 230 lbs and now weigh a little over half of that now. I used to have anorexia until a few years ago. I still suffer from it sometimes. I saw it as dieting to look normal, while others saw me as sick and depressed.
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Anorexia is an illness rather than a physical state. The physical state is merely a symptom. Your doctor is actually doing what more doctors should do, which is being proactive. They are identifying a problem before it gets too far to fix. There would be little merit in telling you that you are anorexic when you are on your deathbed.

If you display all the psychology of an anorexic, along with the behavioural patterns, then the diagnosis fits. It's one that you should take seriously because it doesn't take long to go from 'not that bad' to organs failing. I've seen it in my ex girlfriend.

So it's really up to you to make a decision. Do you want to just deny the diagnosis out of hand? Or do you want to consider it, take it seriously and take steps to ensure that you don't end up in a world of misery? I would choose the second option. There is no glamour in anorexia, it is cruel and undignified. It is a physical and mental torture and it's the last way you'd want to end up.
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hey if it kills me then i am all for it. shove me in a psych ward i would just find another way.
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my doctor thinks i am anorexic!! i weigh 145 pounds. that is a lot for most girls around here so i don't understand why he is saying this. he made me start keeping a food diary but all i do is lie about what i eat. i don't get the point.
I found food diaries are only more triggering. If you find it to be that way, consult him about it. Different things work for different people though so it's a case-by-case thing. In this instance, I think he's trying to show you your problem. I was in denial about being anorexic for YEARS all the while simultaneously suffering from it. I finally accepted it sometime around a year and a half ago. Then thought back, "how long have I been like this?"...I traced it back to 10 years, but the rest is a blur after that. Maybe some childhood insecurities because I was heavier as a kid. It's too far back for me to remember.


Don't lie to yourself about what you're eating though.
The first step to a solution of a problem is accepting that you've got one.
Eating disorders exist at any size. They're more psychological, than they are physical. The physical aspect is really just a toll of the psychological issue.
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i know i am not eating and it doesn't really bother me
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i know i am not eating and it doesn't really bother me
Like what has been said, an eating disorder can exist at any weight. Even if you don't fit the official weight criteria for anorexia you can still be suffering both physically and mentally. You may not realize it now as you may be using (lack of) food to numb out painful emotions and unfortunately it's something that one doesn't usually accept or admit until further along in their disorder. At first, not eating didn't bother me. It was only the physical complications that bothered me and I spent so long avoiding food and eating that I didn't actually realize I was afraid of it until forcefully confronted.

I would advise that despite not agreeing with your doctor, listen to him. If you don't find keeping a food diary useful then at least take on board what he has said and talk to him about your concerns.
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