April 11th, 2005

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i also posted this in the purgatorium so sorry if you are reading this for the second time.

before bed last night my left arm and left leg began to feel weak, almost a little tingly and "heavier" then my right side. it is still this way this morning. is this bulimia related? i am very concerned.
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Green tea & weight loss

I've been looking around for information about green tea, and I found this on the Lipton site. It seems like a good article, while it does say that drinking tea is good for weight loss [and sales], it also states that there is no definite link between the two.

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Fat Girl's Confession by Liz Lochhead

We read this poem in one of my classes today and I found it interesting... both poetically and from a disordered-eating perspective... If it's inappropriate for this community, however, feel free to take it down, or shame me into doing the same. :-)

Fat Girl’s Confession

Roll up and see the Fat Lady!
Such a jolly sight to see.
Seems my figure is a Figure of Fun. . .
to everone but me.

Smile! Say Cottage Cheese!
You all know me -
I’m the Office Fat Girl, the one you see
Wearing Vast Dark Dresses and a Cheery Veneer . . .
And lingerie constructed by a civil engineer.

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American College Health Association pamphlet.

[Underlined portions are as I underlined them in the pamphlet itself. The singular instances of starring (*) and dashing (-) are mine, as is the bolded addition under "SIGNS OF EATING DISORDERS". The line running down the left side of that section is also mine. The letters before the questions in "DO I HAVE A PROBLEM?" are mine; the two dashes are N/As for me, because for #8, I have no scale (although I used to do it at home), and for #11, I have too weak of a gag reflex and I don't believe in using laxatives. I could have underlined almost every question, though, for how strongly I wanted to answer yes... Feel free to copy and paste the questions and answer them yourself in a comment here. I am not typing up the whole pamphlet; I'm specifically omitting the "HELPING A FRIEND", "WHY CAN'T I JUST STOP?", and "STRATEGIES" sections, as they provided nothing helpful, I've heard it all before, and I don't care.]

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I'm not sure if the link will work but here it is : http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/OVRC?vrsn=223&slb=SU&locID=hamp20978&srcht

Eating Disorders Are Not Necessarily Harmful

Georgie Binks

In the subsequent viewpoint, Georgie Binks, a writer in Toronto, describes her experiences with disordered eating. Off and on for more than a decade, she has starved herself or thrown up food she has eaten as a way to lose weight quickly. Binks describes the feeling she gets from disordered eating as "euphoric," and argues that what she is doing is not dangerous, but simply a bad habit.

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Agree? Disagree?

Question: Purging or Non-purging?

I looked around in the memories for this, but since it is more of a personal question, i didn't find anything....
Righto, i fit all of the criteria for Bulimia nervosa, but i'm unsure as whether i would be classified as a 'purging' or 'non-purging'. I'll give you some information about my behaviours;

Some weeks, i may binge and purge (vomit or laxatives) over 4 times a week. Other weeks, i'll binge and fast or excessively exercise. I guess in a given week i would tend to fast the binge off more, but would that classify me as non-purging because i still purge?

Purging type: During the current episode of bulimia nervosa, the person has regularly engaged in self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics or enemas.

Nonpurging type: During the current episode of bulimia nervosa, the person has used inappropriate compensatory behaviors, such as fasting or excessive exercise, but has not regularly engaged in self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics or enemas.