June 19th, 2006

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Originally published in my blog. I wrote this for more for healthy people. However, it did come out of a discussion in group.




Have you ever wondered how it is that you or anyone could do something like a binge/purge? It seems even more mind boggling that someone could get trapped in the binge/purge cycle. However, there is good physiological reasons for it. (From my group therapy session)

binge

purge


Healthy people have a sugar-insulin balance. Which came first, the cycle or the inbalance? That's a good question.

extra skin?

i have been watching the discovery health channel lately with all their shows on plastic surgery and morbid obesity. many of the people need to have excess skin removed after dramatic weight loss. i know theirs are extreme cases, but it got me thinking...

do any of you have extra skin after losing weight?

the thought has been haunting me for the past few days. "maybe what i *think* is fat is really extra skin all over my body and i will never be able to get rid of it and will look like a cow forever."

edit: not looking for tips, here -- i really don't have any extra skin, but i have the irrational fear that i might. just want to hear your experiences. :)