Hey guys and gals, my name is Hernan and I'm from Argentina.
After struggling with anorexia nervosa for a long long time I decided it's time to man up and start fighting against this horrible disease.
Here's my story: I've always been a pretty skinny guy, I never used to weigh myself or restrict any kind of food.
First it all started with having some exercise to "be healthy" then I started restricting the food that I always loved but considered "bad".
Finally the last few months have been terrible, I went from weighing 52 kg to 43 kg in 6 months (I am 1.73 meters tall). I've been doing a lot of exercise, eating practically nothing and feeling terrible, my legs hurt, I feel dizzy all the time, I have bradycardia, my hair is falling like crazy and I feel extremely tired...
That's why I want to change, I want to be able to enjoy my life again...
PS: Excuse me for my english, I have no problems reading but I kinda suck at writing :P
Your story sounds just like mine except I am older than you. I just wanted to bump this up for you. Good luck on your recovery!!
Thanks a lot :) I'll try my best!
BTW, I'd love to get a recovery meal plan because I'm afraid I'm not getting nearly enough calories...I feel really scared about changing my habits but if I don't I'll never defeat this stupid disease!
Hey vanzero! Great job for taking the first steps toward recovery!
Check out these topics for meal plan ideas:
Thanks a lot! The weight gainers one is really useful! But to be honest I have no idea how I'm going to eat that amount of food O_O oh well, I have to try right? Otherwise ED will keep controlling me and I'm sick of it!
Anyways, thank you very much! And ignore the rant please lol
Just wanted to share my frustation...It's been 10 days since I stopped doing any kind of exercise and increasing a little bit my calorie intake (from 1000 to 1200 or so). Today I weighed myself and I haven't gained any weight, NOTHING :( I'm still 43 kg :( is this normal? I feel extremely frustrated because even though I end up feeling extremely bloated after every meal I steal can't gain any weight :(
Yes, I know, according to all the info on thie site I need at least 3000-3500 given my age and sex but I'm struggling with 1200, I don't have any idea how I'm going to eat that amount...
At least I did a positive thing today (I think it's a positive thing?): after seeing that I haven't gained any weight I threw my scale to the bin out of frustration lol.
Anyways thanks for the support :)