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Old 08-12-10, 01:41 AM   #1
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I feel very obese all the time. I weigh ranging from 115-120. All my closest friends are skinnier than me, both my sisters are even though they are both older, my guy friend is, my best friend is (she's a model) my other best friend is (she's 85). And I want to stop eating...completely, to starve myself like crazy, to skip dieting and excercising and just not eat. I try to convince myself "i'm not that superficial, I don't need this." But every time I look in the mirror, I turn sideways and see that beginning of a lump on my stomach, and picture myself gaining more and more weight in a sea of skinny people. So I've decided...I'm going to stop eating, and if I eat I'll just throw it back up. I refuse to be fat, I want to weigh 85 or 90. I want to be so skinny, I remember when I weighed 60 pounds, how my ribs stuck out, along with my hipbones. I felt so much better then.
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Old 08-12-10, 09:46 AM   #2
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Hun, I weigh 128 pounds last I checked, which I am often told (and I believe as well) to be quite perfect. You don't want to be any skinnier than you are right now; your weight is pretty good. Heck, a few more pounds wouldn't be bad, but I don't know how old you are, so I won't say you should gain more weight.

If your friends are skinnier than you, that's really not good. Women are under so much pressure to be skinny and do whatever it takes to get skinny these days. I really urge you not to just feed the fire. There's a reason humans need to eat in order to survive.

The beginning of a lump on your stomach is healthy. Everyone needs at least a little bit of fat on them to be in good shape. I'm not just saying this; it's a completely natural process. If you keep seeing yourself adding on the pounds, then I recommend you maybe watch what you eat, and eat healthy, but DO NOT EAT NOTHING OR CLOSE TO NOTHING. You really don't want to be just another statistic.

Ask yourself if you really want to wither away to nothing, if you really want to be so physically weak. Because I can PROMISE you, you AREN'T fat. Not even a little bit.

Stay Strong.
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wow thank you so very much, i suppose i am fat then?

just making a point there. starving yourself doesn't really work, because it shuts down your metabolism, which is what burns fat calories. so when you see anorexic people who are dying from being underweight, well those people were already underweight. so just something to think about.
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I echo snowyisalone's point: do not stop eating.
If you want to lose weight, go on a diet, run, etc. Eating is absolutely essential to survival.
I'm a guy, not all that tall and I weigh 180 pounds. On the BMI Index, I am classified as normal. I know guys are heavier than girls, but 120 pounds for a girl seems too light to be obese. I guess it depends on your height.
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Old 08-13-10, 12:27 PM   #5
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I recently started Eating proper again after spending 10 months practically starving myself.

First of all let me tell you it is NOT worth it. Yeah you lose weight but it comes with bad things to. My hair has never been the same since. It's thin and completey ruined. My skin looks different and I lost my period which has finally started again. Luckily.
And you spend so much time focusing on getting you stomach flatter that you don't realize how much weight you lose of your face. And your muscle wastes away so you actually in a way look fatter even though your not because the fat will end up spreading out when you sit down becuause the muscles doesn't support it. It's sort of hard to explain but oh well.

Please don't do it. Just be happy with what you are.
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Old 08-13-10, 04:08 PM   #6
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I feel very obese all the time. I weigh ranging from 115-120.
I forgot to mention I am now around 102 pounds (I went to 92.5 pounds when not eating) and even now I still look very thinner the everyonelse. And I'm only 5ft2 which is quiet small. So i'm aiming for about 107 pounds which is a little less than you. You are not overweight unless your about 4ft8. But im presuming your my height or taller which means your perfect.
All consider this: Do you over eat? I'm pretty sure you don't. 3 meals a day along with snacks in moderation is fine. And as long as you follow that you will be fine which i'm pretty sure you already do.

Please don't starve yourself. Make the most of the remainder of your childhood and don't get upset over something like this. It isn't worth it.

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please do not stop eating. its not worth it. it really messes up your body. just following a balanced diet is perfect. dont starve yourself its not worth it
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Old 08-29-10, 08:58 PM   #8
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thanks everyone for the advice and suggestions, i stopped eating for awhile, but then started just watching what i ate and dropped 5 pounds in a matter of days
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It's really about how fit you are, not how thick you are. In order to keep your weight at your ideal you have to eat enough to prevent your body from going into starvation mode and storing much of what you do eat as fat. Raise your metabolism by eating a lot of small meals and exercising. Drink lots of water to flush the toxins out because a lot of them are stored in fat and are released in weight loss. Be careful, losing weight too fast can endanger your health. Take it easy, you'll keep the weight off longer if you do.
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