bulimia

Why I Didn’t Post A Selfie After I Ran A Half Marathon

Often I run because I’m afraid not to.

I will not be posting any victory selfies after races until I'm willing to tell the full story about my running and how I use it to aid and abet my disordered eating.

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From Neopets To Pro-Ana Sites: Finding Community In Toxic Online Forums 

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Users exchange tips about restricting food intake, and there’s a lot of “thinspiration,” a phrase for photographs of women with thigh gaps and angular bodies. So many bones.

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I Got Naked In A Room Full Of People

" By opening night, none of us could wait for our cue to get on stage and DANCE OUR BEAUTIFUL BUTT NAKED BUTTS OFF."

It was time to embrace my nightmare. So I stripped and for the hell of it hung about bare-assed in a room full of clothed people. Although I’d already left self-consciousness behind me, I wanted to be able to tell this story.

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How “Getting Healthy” Can Become An Eating Disorder

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One day I was “healthy” and the next day I was sick — slowly and then all at once.

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Put Down The Fitbit: How Your Fitness Tracker Might Be Hurting You

A bipolar, body-positive bread enthusiast with a fucked-up ankle and a history of disordered eating chronicles health, weight-loss,

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9 Disordered Eating Practices You Thought Were Normal

If you wake up and you’re thinking about dinner, and it’s not because you forgot to thaw out the pot roast, you have a problem.

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That Time My Eating Disorder Broke My Leg

The thing about exercise is, it doesn't present like an illness. Neither does dramatic weight loss.

The thing about exercise is, it doesn't present like an illness. Neither does dramatic weight loss. Suffering is revered. Pain is praised. The more I endured, the more I was. Marathon training, riding my bike 10 miles a day, lifting weights for 45 minutes, running the stairs at work: I was "dedicated."

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My Struggle With Binge Eating Disorder

I told her in graphic detail about my binges, about the amount and type of food that I forced into my mouth long after I was full, about the lengths I went to to make sure that what I was eating was as unhealthy as possible, maximizing the damage I could do to myself.

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My Story Of Starvation Began At Age 7

It was at this point when my starvation began at age 7 that I wondered: Am I controlling my body or is my body controlling me?

It was at this point when my starvation began at age 7 that I wondered: Am I controlling my body or is my body controlling me?

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How To Handle Relatives Monitoring Your Eating During The Holidays

You deserve to feel good. And to enjoy pie.

Ah, the holidays. Or, as it’s called in my family, the annual time of year to scrutinize and peer-pressure their darling daughter/niece/cousin/granddaughter over her eating habits.

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