February 9th, 2006

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Eating disorders developing later in life.

This is something i have been contemplating for a while now.

I have read previously, that bulimia is the most common eating disorder found in women in thier twenties. My bulimic behaviours reared thier ugly heads when i was 23, although i tampered with it when i was 15, and binge ate for the years after. I am now 25, ed-nos and have never had an anorexic bmi.

1) Have any of you developed your eating disorder later than your teenage years?

The below article seems to explain that older women develop an e/d because of anxiety, stress and mood problems. It states younger women develop one due to body image/weight issues.

2) In general, how do you feel about this?

There is also a paragraph about the illness re-occuring in later years.

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A curiosity question/discussion, which I believe has been posted before

Can doctors diagnose loss of periods, even if periods are extremely (as in unpredictable, once every 6 months, etc) irregular? According to my therapist, my b.m.i would have to be around 19 to even GET periods & I had them normally at age 14, bmi 18.5.
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Another post:

Of course I am curious, but I am not asking any-one to list celebrity b.m.i's or anything like that, however

We all know that (most) celebrities are thin. In fact, many people walk down the street, and let's face it - although pretty much the whole world is getting fatter (apart from countries in poverty, etc), there's a lot of thin people. There's a lot of thin people that do eat a lot, either in the form of 'junk' food and/or healthy food.

Let's think about this. If celebrities are thin - we are being unfair. Many of them are slim and have great figures - say Angelina Jolie, or Jessica Alba. What I hate the most is how celebrities (eg, many who have been pregnant) claim to only eat, say 1200 calories (a definte weight loss diet) with heavy exercise to 'keep fit and healthy.' Why is the public believing this? There are plenty of celebrities that have good figures and don't lose weight, at the least maintain it.

Why is it such a competition?
The Ruins

Question For Discussion

What, exactly, is recovery?

Obviously, for someone who has starved to the point of needing intervention, recovery is establishing and maintaining a healthy weight and healthy eating habits out of the necessity to survive. But what about for those of us who struggle chronically but never go to that extreme? Is "recovery" from a problem that has made you unhappy and at times unhealthy for most of your life but has never really threatened your survival even possible? For someone in that situation, is "recovery" just not caring anymore?