I had a little bit of *cough*
So I'm curious...what was it for you? What would you say was the main factor that contributed to you developing an eating disorder?
For me I think it was
a) my parents-they are not exactly ideal and TBH I think that a lot of eating disordered people do not have quite supportive/friendly parents. I'm sure some have amazing parents but my earliest memories are of my mum telling me I was "pudgy" and my dad telling me I should lose weight. Sigh.
b) my built-in "must be perfect" attitude-being a people please (I'm sure many of you can relate to this) and somewhat perfectionist I'd always degrade myself if I wasn't "good enough" or "didn't try hard enough". I'd always thought that if I tried hard enough, if I was just
For me my family was a huge and easily the main contributor to my ED
..is this the same for most? I don't know...media never really played a HUGE role for me. I never looked at magazines/models and felt pressured to look like them. I never turned on the TV and thought "I want to be like that".
I DID however equate thin=successful...but that seems more of societies influence then the media?
Anyway, I'd like to know some of your reasons.