Weight Gain
Moderators: chrissy1988, bierorama, nycgirl, autopilotfrank193


Gainers :) What age are you??


Quote  |  Reply

Heya just wondering where the majority of us are age wise.  Statistically, those recovaring from EDs I would expect to be in their late teens (due to EDs being formed by insecurities in teenage years) but I don't really have a clue how old each of you lovlies are!  It would be cool if some of us are the same age ;p

Please state if you are recovering or simply trying to gain due to metabolism too!

I'm 19 btw (1st year of uni!) and in recovary from ED

73 Replies (last)

I'm 21, soon to be 22. My eating disorder started when I was around 14. I started my recovery when I was 16. I was actively in recovery and doing well for a few years, but by the time I was 20 I relapsed. I don't really know what to call my eating disorder anymore (not that a label matters anyway, they're all horrible). Most of my fears and thoughts surrounding food are orthorexic I guess.

i'm 15 and i'm recovering from anorexia.

I'm 21 (will be 22 in the summer), and my ED didn't start until age 20. I guess it's different for everyone!

Currently I am in a bit of a relapse...I am 5'6"ish, and my lowest weight was around 92 lbs. Then I got to about 107 last summer & maintained that for awhile. Then came home, went to treatment, and got up to around 115-117, and maintained that for awhile. Before ED I was 120-130, and my goal weight is around 123. But recently I have been struggling and I am now back down to around 110....ughh it's so hard sometimes.

If anyone, especially you ladies around my age, wanna be friends, PLEASE send me support cause I sure could use it!

Also, does anyone find it difficult to read the posts on this forum sometimes? For example, there are women on here whose goal weights are way below mine even if they are around the same height, and it really bothers me...

I'm 19 and will be 20 in September. I'm recovering from anorexia which started when I was 17.

Original Post by coco621:

I'm 21 (will be 22 in the summer), and my ED didn't start until age 20. I guess it's different for everyone!

Currently I am in a bit of a relapse...I am 5'6"ish, and my lowest weight was around 92 lbs. Then I got to about 107 last summer & maintained that for awhile. Then came home, went to treatment, and got up to around 115-117, and maintained that for awhile. Before ED I was 120-130, and my goal weight is around 123. But recently I have been struggling and I am now back down to around 110....ughh it's so hard sometimes.

If anyone, especially you ladies around my age, wanna be friends, PLEASE send me support cause I sure could use it!

Also, does anyone find it difficult to read the posts on this forum sometimes? For example, there are women on here whose goal weights are way below mine even if they are around the same height, and it really bothers me...

 I'm in my 20's also and would love to pick back up with the chatting--not just because you're "back" but onward into the life we're getting to. :)

I have mixed feelings about the forum here also. On the one hand, I've found incredible support, friendship, and inspiration in a unique and special way.
On the other hand, the general mentality/way of eating is sooo unique in that "ED recovery mode" nature.  I know that I want to "eat for life" which is SO different than the makeup of eating on here, and reading too much of this gets me sucked into a world where, quite frankly, food just becomes this huge deal that runs life.  i wish it wasn't like that, and we could enjoy food and eat FOR life.

As far as weight goes, the way I see it when victim to disease [ED or otherwise] we've been pulled to the low  weight world.  Some docs deem patients hopeless and give the "keep you alive and surviving with this disease" sorts of goals.
Heaven forbiD I be labeled or destined for that! No way, I'm taking my body and life to MY  max, including the weight where it's at it's best.

Just another way of looking at it, if the goal/best is where you can THRIVE vs. how close to a life of death you can manage...

Original Post by coco621:

I'm 21 (will be 22 in the summer), and my ED didn't start until age 20. I guess it's different for everyone!

Currently I am in a bit of a relapse...I am 5'6"ish, and my lowest weight was around 92 lbs. Then I got to about 107 last summer & maintained that for awhile. Then came home, went to treatment, and got up to around 115-117, and maintained that for awhile. Before ED I was 120-130, and my goal weight is around 123. But recently I have been struggling and I am now back down to around 110....ughh it's so hard sometimes.

If anyone, especially you ladies around my age, wanna be friends, PLEASE send me support cause I sure could use it!

Also, does anyone find it difficult to read the posts on this forum sometimes? For example, there are women on here whose goal weights are way below mine even if they are around the same height, and it really bothers me...

 Although I am way older (37), my stats are very similar to yours.  My lowest weight was 90 lbs last November and I am currently in recovery and at 108 lbs right now after five months of refeeding.  I too am 5'6" and my goal weight is a range of 120 (pre ed was between 112 and 120 although I got up to 132 for a short time after quitting smoking in 2006).  It does disturb me a bit to see such low goal weights as well although I can understand it from my ED point of view.  It also disturbs me to see all the food posts on the weight gain forum where emaciated thin girls are sharing all the rich food they are eating day in and day out and yet they are at dangerously low weights and either not gaining or gaining really really slow.  Sometimes this doesnt make sense to me to be able to eat like that day in and day out and yet be so emaciated and sick and not improving.  When I was at my lowest weight for me my body held on to every extra calorie I gave it like it was going out of style.  And I have definitely made progress gaining weight although I am struggling and maintained the last week or so due to mental roadblocks I am trying to work through.  To each their own I guess.  Good to see another person who is actively trying to recover!  Thanks for sharing!

Original Post by lepetitelee:

I'am 17, will be 18 on June 18th!! whooah! ;] Ive been suffering with anorexia since the age of 11, it relle all started when i was maybe even younger 9 yrs old. When my parents divorced and i moved a lot, from the UK to NY. It was all so rough for me, all the transitions. Never did i relle having much friends. Also, some other things in my past i have struggled with that have all had their contribution to my Anorexia. :[  & Sports played a role as well, in relapses in my early teen years(soccer), and the need to be "perfect" ..I am such a perfectionist! always have had poor self image..the environments i have been in, have held me at such standards(i guess i held myself to them..) that i always felt i needed to live up to. Nothing was ever good enough, and i just wanted a place to go, to disappear(my eating disorder) and things have always had to be just-so! ever since i was very young.I have had a super fast metabolism since a young age, that was hard when i was little, doctors telling my mom i had to gain, before AN.  even though i ate a lot!! always so scrawny. Now i still have such a hyper-thyroid! but i make due ;p sux at times.

I Been IP, once, last year..for 3 months, as well as Intensive outpatient. :/ And have done the maudsley approach a few times, when younger, that didnt work very well ;P bad maudsley patient i was! My mom is my greatest support! she is the best, and helps me through the days, as well as some close friends!

But now after way too many relapses, and 2 all time lows these past few years! I am really kickin this f*&%ing ED out of my life for good! :] So many triumphant  challenges, food and non food challenges!! In October if i knew i could be at home doin this, i would not have believed it!! :]

  Even though things have been friken harddd these past months :[ feels like an eternity! But I do know *leah* is well on her way to being 18 years old, and ed free ;] as free as i can be after all these years.  Relle sometimes i dont even know who i am w.out ed :/ its been my life for so long, with only small times of relle having my feet on the ground. But it is possible! Cant wait for the future, and i know i will make this time count, and stick for good!

<3

Hey leah, you mentioned something about the maudsley approach...what exactly is it? btw, i've seen you posting here and there and just wanted to say your attitude towards recovery is just amazing :) we're all working towards the same thing - ed-free life!! 

 

40: recovering (for the first time in 27 years)
Started at 13 and finally woke up after I lost my dad on Sept 11, 2009.

DOn't wait.

 

Original Post by sk828:

40: recovering (for the first time in 27 years)
Started at 13 and finally woke up after I lost my dad on Sept 11, 2009.

DOn't wait.

 

 This made me so sad.  I am so sorry you had to go through this for so long it must have been awful.  Thanks for the message too I'm gonna really push myself today to just get closer to my goals.  sk828 you CAN recover and spend the rest of your life in health and happiness, I know it sounds a bit meaningless cos you don't know me but just keep thinking about what your dad would have wanted for you :)

Woah!  mashedtatties and teaandtrifle, we are all gonna be 20 in September!  Birthday triplets yaya 

 

 

^^^ this makes me so sad, too. :'(

you can do this, sk828. you deserve happiness and life so so much, and i too am so sorry you had to go through all this.

x

18. Recovery from too many years of ED.  Cool

hey! i'm glad some of you agree with me about low goal weights, etc. i'm going to hang around this forum once more, but i don't think i'll be posting my eats religiously or anything, because i really think it puts the focus too much on food all the time. and calories. i get so consumed by calorie counting and i don't want that to be my focus anymore.

anyway, best of luck to you all. let's kick ED's butt once and for all!

Thank you for your kind words. I have had a great life in terms of "achievements" but I definitely have made some huge errors with my body and have sacrificed a lot because of my need to control and my clinging on to my FORMER best friend ED. I couldn't admit that for a long time, that my ED was my crutch to feel perfect. FALSE SENSE OF HAPPINESS when the rest of life was out of control. (so was I)

 

SO, I am GRATEFUL now because I can help girls like you in your teens and 20s have HOPE that this is NOT OK. You have such incredible lives ahead of you.

It's not too late for me either. I know all things happen for a reason in the right time.

:-)

Stay focused on your health and that you are worth it.

I'm 32 and am recovering since January from being way too underweight and having bronchitis.  I don't know if I have an ed or not.  I suspect that I have had one for a long time and just wasn't aware of it, and that it has been getting worse for the last five years as I've been going through a lot of stress.  Some things you guys say sound familiar, but a lot of it doesn't.  So just not sure.  I've been diagnosed with hypothyroid and ADD.  Maybe that has something to do with it.  I know it takes me a lot more time and energy to prepare and eat enough than it takes normal people, and I think that's why I have a hard time eating enough.  I do much better when someone else is preparing the food and setting the meal schedule.  But I really want to "grow up" and be able to take care of myself without getting sick.

Original Post by sk828:

Thank you for your kind words. I have had a great life in terms of "achievements" but I definitely have made some huge errors with my body and have sacrificed a lot because of my need to control and my clinging on to my FORMER best friend ED. I couldn't admit that for a long time, that my ED was my crutch to feel perfect. FALSE SENSE OF HAPPINESS when the rest of life was out of control. (so was I)

 

SO, I am GRATEFUL now because I can help girls like you in your teens and 20s have HOPE that this is NOT OK. You have such incredible lives ahead of you.

It's not too late for me either. I know all things happen for a reason in the right time.

:-)

Stay focused on your health and that you are worth it.

 thanks, sk828. its never too late, youre such an inspiration. :)

Hello CC! I've been on this site for over two years, but I've been lurking this whole time! So I have seen many of you on here, I just felt so weird posting about my ED because it is so so personal as many of you understand :S
But today I'll change that! I'm 16, and currently trying to recover from anorexia and bulimia, but finding myself in horrible relapse right now :(
My stats are 5 feet tall, 75 lbs. I don't know what I wish my ultimate goal weight to be, but for now I know I have to keep taking it one step at a time, and get back on the track to gaining my life back. We all can do this!!!

Welcome ltfreezes! Even if you don't know what your goal is, it's great that you're taking steps in the right direction!

#38  
Quote  |  Reply

36!

n/a

im 17, almost 18 in 3 months! ive had my eating disorder, well thoughts since i was 11 but actual ed behaviors since age 13. it's time to let go of it!

73 Replies (last)
Advertisement
Advertisement