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Health & Support Binge? Dec 07 2014
21:28 (UTC)

Hope you put some butter on that baguette!

Health & Support Horse racing college and having anorexia? Nov 20 2014
18:04 (UTC)

As an old horse lover I understand your desire to build a career involving these beautiful animals.....BUT the work of a jockey includes frequent (daily?) weigh-ins since the exact weight the horse is carrying must be known before and after each race.

Is this really a good choice for young woman struggling with anorexia??

Please get well AND rethink your career choice.

Weight Loss Trying to loose the baby weight? Do you have any additional tips? Nov 20 2014
14:40 (UTC)

Find a new doctor?

Weight Loss Plateau hit need help Nov 15 2014
14:48 (UTC)

This happened to me several years ago. I lost some on 1200-1300 cal/day plus an hour or so of walking. Soon my weight loss stalled.  I added in another 200-250 calories and within days started losing again. I went on to lose 38 lbs eating at the increased amount.

  The extra few hundred calories was only a Greek yogurt with fruit/nuts or a bowl of cereal and milk or sometimes a sweet treat. Not that much more to eat (but made a big difference).

(stats: Female, age 50, 5'4", SW 175.)

Good luck to you.

Health & Support Age???? Sep 09 2014
13:04 (UTC)
Original Post by Lilbit64:

Well I think it depends on your age at the time. I know when I was a teenager I thought someone in their 30's was old. Now that I am 50, I don't feel old and I don't think I look too old (hopefully). Now I feel that you are not old until about 75!

Agree.  Although I'm 56 and starting to see 80 as being old.  There must be some sort of math formula for this!

Weight Loss 10lb difference in 1 day?! Sep 08 2014
17:13 (UTC)

When my scale read 10 lbs less than the previous day it needed new batteries. In your case it sounds like the real thing - lucky!

Weight Loss How long until your metabolism slows down when in a 500 cal deficet? Sep 04 2014
22:21 (UTC)
Original Post by isabellaverburg:



One of the most renowned scientists of energy and mass will have to have a correction made to his formula if you truly believe in this metabolic slowdown bunk.

Ever hear Einsteins theory E (Energy or Calories)=M (mass of body or food) times the speed of light squared?

Think about what Einstein is saying here.  Your Energy supply depends on the mass of food supply.  Simply put  food mass increases give energy.  Energy feed (calories)  can increase mass if you look at it the other way.  No where in this formula does Einstein make a noted exception that increase in the mass of fuel source doesn't create more energy or vice versa.  Apparently if we believe in metabolic slowdown we should amend Einstein's equation.  I guess we should attach a star that says with an annotation "Einstein's theory works every where except with human beings where restriction of fuel or food to the human body can be stopped by the metabolic slow down fairy"



Health & Support Never thought I would go down this path..... Sep 02 2014
14:00 (UTC)
Original Post by 68eva:

Thankyou for your support. This post believe it or not was a huge step for me as I am a very private person and find it really difficult to show any emotion or say how I feel. My family are very worried about me so I'm really going to try and take the next step in seeking professional help.

This makes it very important write down or print your opening post to bring with you to your appointment.  If you don't have that piece of paper you might find yourself with nothing to say or downplay your symptoms.  I wish you the best of luck and success.

Health & Support Never thought I would go down this path..... Sep 01 2014
14:23 (UTC)

Please, please make an appointment with an Anxiety/OCD/Eating Disorder specialist. Then print out what you have written and take it with you to your appointment.

Health & Support I'm a mess Aug 27 2014
20:40 (UTC)
Original Post by misspastafanatic:

You need more testing.


Also out of curiosity I looked at your meals and you say you had an eating disorder? Are you sure it's not related to that? You eat diet food. WHY are you eating egg whites? Do you have any clue how hard those are to digest. I ate egg whites to lose weight and had to stop because of the stomach pain, cramping, and constipation associated with eating egg whites.

If you are struggling to eat enough, why are you eating low calorie egg whites, FAT FREE yogurt, and light dressing? A breakfast under 100 calories when you could easily eat 2 tbsp of peanut butter or a fruit smoothie is an eating disordered choice. Why aren't you eating real food instead of the fat free low calorie options? Ask yourself that. It is clear by what your eating that your stomach issues are secondary to your eating disorder and most likely play a key role. 

Also, is dark chocolate pretzel bars gluten free?

Again, I know this probably will anger you a LOT, but please try to listen to my words and really think deeply. You come across like someone who is deeply in denial of their eating disorder and so many people with eating disorders have digestive issues simply from not eating enough, or being underweight. Of course, I do NOT know everything about you but this is just what I see from an outside perspective and I hope you take what I said into consideration and really think about if you are in denial and still engaging in a lot of restrictive habits. It might be your eating disorder that caused all of these issues. Have you ever considered going away to treatment? Doctors would be surrounding you 24/7 able to monitor your progress and actually diagnose your stomach issues if there is something dire going on.

Thought this too.

Health & Support Feeling mentally broken and alone. Aug 25 2014
18:01 (UTC)

I don't have any advice I'm just a mom sending hugs.

Health & Support Am i eating too few? Aug 19 2014
15:46 (UTC)
Original Post by amethystgirl:

3000 calories. Maybe more.


Health & Support Am i eating too few? Aug 18 2014
13:18 (UTC)
Original Post by amethystgirl:

Start eating like a teenage boy instead of a sedentary elderly lady.


This reminded me of my mother in her late 80's.  She was about 5 feet tall less than 110 lbs and she would lose weight on 1200 calories!

As a growing teenage boy you need A LOT more calories.

Weight Loss No weight loss, Team I need you. Aug 15 2014
12:44 (UTC)

I do think you need more fats in your meal plan.  Don't think it has anything with your weight loss, though.  Why not add some peanut butter, olive oil or mayo to increase your intake?

Motivation Does anyone know of methods that could help me stop binge eating? Aug 11 2014
21:36 (UTC)
Original Post by kate777:

....  I eat lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans. oatmeal---my weakness is peanut butter.  Once I start, I can't seem to stop eating it.  ....

Peanut butter cravings may be your body's way of telling you that you're not eating  enough fats. (Along with overall too low calories.) 

Health & Support Always hungry! Aug 05 2014
17:00 (UTC)
Original Post by nickdateking:

....... should I just eat and eat till satisfied even if that means 4-5000 calories?


Health & Support This isn't about food, but I trust your opinions... Please help. Jul 25 2014
21:36 (UTC)

You are NOT a terrible person.  OCD is a disorder and with proper treatment and hard work you can manage it.  Everyone has weird, strange or frightening thoughts from time to time.  For some reason a person predisposed to OCD (probably genetic) will feel greater anxiety and begin to obsess on the thoughts.

 Speak out to those who love you and ask for help in finding the right therapist.  Silence will not make it go away.

PS. I think you are very strong and brave to speak up and ask for help.

Health & Support This isn't about food, but I trust your opinions... Please help. Jul 25 2014
13:04 (UTC)
Original Post by krayolablue91:

It sound like it could be OCD. Particularly "Harm OCD" Here is a link that talks about it.  It is a type of OCD "theme".

Either way, going to see a professional would be best to get help for this.


It makes one afraid that they are a terrible person seeing or thinking of such things, but it really isn't within our control. I've had intrusive thoughts of doing terrible things or just repetitively seeing terrible things, or being afraid terrible thing will happen.  I have read up on most OCD themes though, so when  new theme pops up or make me anxious, and if it feels like OCD, it is OCD, so I know for the most part how to handle it. If you catch them early and deal with it, it is much easier to get a handle on newer obsession and compulsions than ones that become ingrained.


I find Mark Freeman's videos very helpful, on everybodyhasabrain. Here is a video he said particularly around Harm OCD.

Agree.  Please seek help sooner rather than later.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is preferred over analysis or talk therapy.

Motivation Can I share something that just made me smile? Jul 21 2014
16:07 (UTC)

Hooray for you!