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Show Of Hands September 25th, 2012 12:00am

Do you have any friends or family members who have bulimia or anorexia?

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10/02/12 8:54 pm

Wedaslaves, dude, I was asking a question. No need to be a jerk. Threaded discussions have been done on the web for a couple decades now. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be hard to come up with a format that would accommodate that. Just a suggestion. Peace, dude.

sgeisler18 Illinois
09/29/12 7:54 pm

Anorexia Nervosa. Stupid autocorrect.

sgeisler18 Illinois
09/29/12 7:53 pm

It's possible! I wish you the best of luck on your road to recovery.

sgeisler18 Illinois
09/29/12 7:53 pm

I have been in full remission of anorexia nervous for three years, and I have never been happier.

FearToFall what is this for
09/29/12 10:33 am

My mom used to struggle with a form of bulimia when she was younger.

And one of my best friends is close to being anorexic, so...yeah.

captain12345 Tennessee
09/28/12 10:59 am

Yesterday I found out my sister in law was and she's skinny I feel so sorry for her

09/27/12 8:32 pm

This is unbelievably ignorant, disrespectful and crass. My wife is 53 and 75 pounds. She cant win this 30 year battle "with a sandwich". Shame on you.

spoonrock North Carolina
09/27/12 6:35 pm

Yes you do. You just don't know about it. If you asked me this question a month ago, I would have been one of the 83%

je808 New Jersey
09/27/12 6:22 pm

I've struggled with anorexia for the last 9 years. I just got out of residential treatment and now go to day treatment. I'm determined to get better but it's so hard.

09/27/12 5:33 am

I love teasing them and calling them fat, and then apologizing.

lilraerae Tuscaloosa
09/27/12 12:04 am

As far as I know I don't think so even though I have my suspicions. Now I do have family members who are overweight.

Rayvn Utah
09/26/12 10:41 pm

I wished that as a teenager. Then I ended up with one. It's not the answer and it doesn't work.

09/26/12 8:41 pm

Yeah, it's almost as bad as hard drugs because the person just fades away

peacenskis Alaska
09/26/12 8:16 pm

But, I'm related to the people eating their leftovers. Obesity: Yes Anorexia: No

09/26/12 7:59 pm

One of my best friends who is like a little sister to me is in recovery

AnnieM The Island
09/26/12 7:44 pm

I developed depression and an eating disorder. In retrospect I felt like my life was out of control and I had no choices in anything or control over anything. The one thing I could control was what I ate or didn't eat and I think that's how it started, then it snowballed.

AnnieM The Island
09/26/12 7:42 pm

I agree with this. To a degree it was about weight because my mother seemed to either mock me or tell me I was going to die from a heart attack whenever we were alone when I was young. As soon as I moved in with my dad and she started all kinds of crap, trying to ruin his life b/c of my choice...

phantom Colorado
09/26/12 7:39 pm

I've actually known two men who suffer from anorexia. Heartbreaking disorder.

niteowl Hold Fast
09/26/12 6:54 pm

You're a good big sister. :)

veryfancy Houston
09/26/12 6:18 pm

It gets better.

09/26/12 4:46 pm

I've never really understood anorexia. If a 21 y / o weighs 75 lbs she just HAS to see looking in the mirror that she does not look healthy. Overeating can be an eating addiction and you give in to craving but the opposite? Why does the reality check fail?

teaparty Cleveland
09/26/12 3:49 pm

I'm sure if you had an eating disorder you would regret saying that.

09/26/12 3:44 pm

I'm 5' 11' and 145. No fat on me, all muscle. I'm never really hungry, is that normal?

09/26/12 2:15 pm

I hate when people say things like this. I had to suffer through watching a friend struggle with an eating disorder and nobody should wish for it. It is awful for that person and everyone around them.

09/26/12 2:14 pm

When you have a 21 year old cousin who weighs 75 pounds because of it... You let me know how if you feel the same as you do now.

Sam95 Nebraska
09/26/12 2:08 pm

Im pretty sure my mom had annorexia when she was a teenager. And I'm soo worried about my younger sister because she like never eats and she always thinks shes fat when she's actually kinda underweight. I'm keeping a very close eye on her.

not_even Boston, MA
09/26/12 12:31 pm

One of my friends has anorexia, and another is a recovering bulimic.

emsies Seattle
09/26/12 11:29 am

Had. She's over it, though. It was really scary when she had it.

09/26/12 8:11 am

My cat does. She tries to convince everyone that it is just hair balls but we know better.

09/26/12 7:58 am

I'm having a similar issue on my phone. I can see all the filters, but I can't see the national map anymore. I tap the national button but it won't scroll up. I see the bottom of it at the top I think.

09/26/12 7:49 am

A very dear friend suffers from an eating disorder. She has severe osteoporosis at a young age from it. I've seen her struggle for years & it breaks my heart. She has been through treatment & done fairly well for a couple of years now. I'm so proud of her progress.

09/26/12 7:03 am

The pain of the eating disorder masked the pain of everything else going on in my life.

09/26/12 7:02 am

And it really doesn't have to do with weight usually. Most bulimics/anorexics are overachievers. The eating disorder is all about control. A person can't control everything but they can control their weight. So they fixate on it. For me it was a few traumatic events, weight became what I focused on.


09/26/12 7:01 am

I wish I had an eating disorder for just like, a few months. I could stand to lose some weight.

09/26/12 7:00 am

Not that I know of but I am a recovering bulimic. Had it for a few years on and off since I was in my late teens. Thankful I no longer struggle with it.

09/26/12 6:32 am

Why is that at all funny?

Mr.logic California
09/26/12 5:30 am

Lol @ filters, especially gender..

09/26/12 5:20 am

That is the mindset and these girls/guys are living their own personal hell.

09/26/12 5:19 am

never being good enough. Always seeing themselves as fat, and if they don't lose weight, people won't love them. They don't deserve to be loved. To get healthy. To be happy.

09/26/12 5:18 am

The problem with anorexia and bulimia is that most of the time, the person will hide what they're feeling. Keep it to themselves. So maybe the numbers are higher, and a lot of us just don't know it yet. And talked to girls who struggle with it, and it's just brutal. It's an endless cycle of

09/26/12 5:14 am

Just like putting down the drink makes alcoholism not a disease or not listening to voices makes schizophrenia a not disease or ... Just because its something you're not familiar with doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

captain12345 Tennessee
09/26/12 4:43 am

I do feel sorry for those people that do that stuff to their selfs and your right the regular way is the only way to look nice

canecorso Las Vegas Nv
09/26/12 4:33 am

No my aunt goes on and off Atkins diet at a regular pace but no serious disorders. Unless you count that no matter how fat or skinny I am I still think I'm sexy! Lol

bkelldance Illinois
09/26/12 4:28 am

4'11 85 lbs 14 yrs old. NOT ANOREXIC OR BULIMIC.

09/26/12 4:25 am

No, but some of them are half bulimic. They binge, but don't purge.

bkelldance Illinois
09/26/12 4:25 am

I don't think you are. I'm the same way. But about 6 in shorter. And I know for sure I'm not anorexic.