This is my story.
My heaviest weight was 145 pounds. I absolutely hated my body and was really insecure about myself. I was already a dancer and vegetarian and still felt that I was really fat. That’s when I developed an eating disorder. Fall of 2011 I dropped 20 pounds in one month. I ate only one small meal a day and then i’d go and run off the little amount that I ate. I was tired all the time and my hair stopped growing from my malnutrition. When I ate I felt so incredibly guilty about it and hated myself for it. I felt better when I was starving. My friends and family didn’t realize what was going on. My boyfriend was the only one who knew about my disorder and was always trying to help me but I didn’t let him. My eating disorder lasted 5 months and I dropped down to 115 pounds before I finally realized I needed to stop.
Starting in February of 2012 I started forcing myself to eat again, little by little. I gained weight back and got up to 138 pounds. Then I decided I was going to lose weight the healthy way. Now I still dance and run everyday after school. I count my calories and I watch what I eat. I’m going to have to deal with my eating disorder for the rest of my life but right now i’m beating it. I’m just working my ass off to look the way I want my body to look.
The moral of this story, if you want to lose weight, please please please do it the healthy way. Work hard and eat right and I promise you you will see results. It’s going to take a little bit longer than starving yourself but it will be worth it in the long run. If you already have an eating disorder please tell someone and get help. If you want to talk i’m always here for you.