I'm really unsure of what is wrong with
me. I know I don't eat properly, but I don't
know if I have an eating disorder or not. I'm
18, 5'8 and weigh 123lbs. about once a week
I don't eat for a full day or two, and the rest
of the week I eat only 1 small meal.
eat very little or drink even, I feel full
very quickly and often purge. I haven't really
lost any weight, or missed any periods since
I started this way of eating about 6 months ago.
a dancer for 14 years, and everyone tells me
I'm not fat at all but I feel and see myself
as being huge. Please write back, I need to
know what is wrong with me!!! Thanks!
I honestly know more people with eating
disorders than those without. It's essentially
impossible to escape. That said, I think it's
a given that we all have some weird issues around
food and as the experts tell us, it's really
a mental disorder, not a physical one.
I think it's important to address it from that
perspective and then figure that eating is
just a manifestation of something larger. I don't
necessarily think it's something complex; it
could be as simple as trying to resist perceiving
ourselves one way while we are perceived another.
Changing our perspective. I think that each
of us has to go through a time of really rejecting
our looks/body and then we can begin to reclaim
I hope that helps,