jaimee (deadpainter) wrote in ed_ucate,

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Sorry if this topic has already been discussed, but I couldn't find what I was looking for in the memories.

So here is my problem. I had been maintaining my weight on a very strict and rigid diet for two years as part of working towards recovering from anorexia, even though my BMI was still at an anorexic weight, but then I had to gain weight so that my parents would allow me to go away to college- I gained a disgusting 5 lbs. Now I am trying to loose that weight. I know how to loose weight, I've been in rehab for anorexia twice and my lowest weight was 80 lbs. However this time, my body is reacting very differently to my restrictions and it is scaring the hell out of me. I am restricting my calories and maintaining or even increasing my exercise regimen, yet I am not loosing weight and feel constantly bloated. I don't know if my body is some how rejecting my abuse, or if I am retaining water, or my body is reacting to drinking too much caffeine or my body is trying adjust to the less predictable eating patterns i've recently adopted [I will go for long periods without food, and then drink and eat a lot of bulk (diet drinks, coffee, salad and fruit) though not too many calories]... if any one had any advice or theories to help me out with my out of control body, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, and take care everyone.

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