Anonymous Story Anorexia & Bulimia

I was never an overweight girl at all, but I have always had this fear in the back of my mind that I would become overweight, because my mom is obese. When I was a freshmen in high school, I decided that it was time to lose some weight. I weighed 130 lbs. at 5'7". I would eat breakfast so my family would think I was healthy, then at lunch I would pick at a little food, and usually I skipped dinner. After every meal I would take two laxatives. I also joined the cross-country team to exercise. By Christmas time, I was down to 100 lbs. My pants fell off of me if I didn't wear a belt.

My period stopped, and I had no energy to do anything anymore. My mom took me to the doctor about my period, and I was diagnosed with an eating disorder. I was in denial about it, but I decided to go to counseling anyway. I was in counseling for 6 months, until I was at my original weight once again. I don't think the feelings ever will go away, because I fight daily with myself to remain healthy. But so far I have been successful!