your bloody valentine (perfect_hemline) wrote in ed_ucate,
your bloody valentine

I just joined, and looked over the posting criteria, and decided that I think this is okay. If it's not, I'm sure it will be removed as you guys seem pretty strict about posting. The issue I'm having is metabolism and I"m just curious if this has happened to anyone else, if it's even possible, or if i'm going crazy.

when I was 17 until about 20, I was diagnosed with anorexia. I was 5'6, 82lbs. Around age 21 up until last year I just slowly recovered on my own. I became less depressed and got more friends and started eating normally without thinking too much about it. Now I am 27 and at 120. I know this is almost the exact 'perfect' (in medical scaling) weight for my height, but I am miserable. 3-4 weeks ago I started restricting again, taking diet pills and exercising for about an hour and a half, 5-6 days a week. Shockingly, my weight is still exactly the same. I am terrified that my metabolism is so destroyed from my 3 years of starvation, that it is physically impossible for me to lose weight. I know this sounds ridiculous, but I feel that with all I've been doing, this just doesn't make sense. I don't want any tips on how to lose weight, don't worry. I'm just wondering if I'm going crazy, or if this has happened to someone else... is it possible for your metabolism to be completely destroyed? Even if you are working out a lot? Is it all in my head?


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