tasribeiro

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Health & Support Public "Thank you" to hedgren Apr 17 2011
16:08 (UTC)
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Original Post by pleasehelpmeendthis:

I do not post on the forum but wanted to acknowledge how wonderful hedgren has been to me. 

The time and effort that hedgren gives to this forum and the members is amazing. 

Thank you for all you do for everyone here.


I too don't post often, but I could not reply to this thread and say too "Thank you Hedgren".

I hope life gives back to you all the help, time and love you dedicate here. Thanks. :)

Health & Support To every anorexic turned binge eater.. Jul 11 2010
19:49 (UTC)
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I completely agree with hedgren. Of course i'm not 100% recovered yet, but I don't obcess about food or anything in general anymore. If I find myself thinking about the same thing for a long time I ask myself why and say to myself to not obcess, never again. Yes, I traded my ED for exercise and healthy meals as I need to have some sort of control in that area. I simply can't eat every type of food that I want when i want. I think about it first then I'll fit it in my meal plan, but I don't count calories, just guess estimate, and I don't obcess about it anymore. I don't think around food when it's not meal times, I feel hunger again, I feel fullness, I think my worries around food now are the ones everyone should have to live a healthy and long life. I don't exercise more if I eat something "outside" my meal plan. If it's not a binge i don't feel guilty if i eat something less healthy nor I obcess if i'm hungry outside meal times. I just eat something. What I'm afraid is that urge to binge. That feeling I can't countrol when it appears. But I don't feel it for a month now since i started to think about what my head thinks, since I ask what I'm obcessing, since i'm exercising because I like it and not to burn energy, since I'm going out again with my friends, since I really enjoy my life and a healthy routine.

So, it's working for me untill now. But each person is  different and binge eating to me it is as bad as restricting, so you must find your own personal solutions and get your body used to a healthy routine that after a while it's part of your daily life and you don't think about it twice.

:p

Health & Support To every anorexic turned binge eater.. Jul 09 2010
23:51 (UTC)
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Yes, I agree.

Everyone here says it's normal for a recovered anoretic to engage in binging behaviours, but i never agreed with that and when i started my recovery that happened to me a lot. at first i must have eaten 6000-8000 calories a day, feelling so bad, so bloated, in such a pain that people that don't binge can't understand. Then the binge calmed and I started to binge 2 times a week, then 1 time a week and so on. But i acomplish that by "restricting" my behaviour untill my body was used to "normal eating" and realized it was never going to be starved again. Since 2-3 months ago i did through very good and very bad experiencies during my recovery always followed by my doctor to whom i told everything and my fears and anxiety around food. During my 1s mmont i gained 10 lbs. I was feeling awfull but i managed to "hold on" and keep my mind into recovery. I did the right thing. Eventually the binges stopped. It's to soon but i don't binge for a month now and i started a gymn membership, doing bodybuilding, having a wonderfull life with great friends and family and a great life. I don't think about food all the time and that is the purpose of all of this. As long as you're worried about following a meal plan even at gaining the numbers, the calorie counting will just make you binge.

To me, binging at first was a biological response to starvation but as you engage that unhealthy behavious (just as starving) you'll always findind excuses as "you're gaining". so, when the binging because of starvation goes away you'll still get urges to binge, but it's all in your head. Finding purposes on life, hobbies, social meetings will keep your mind aways from numbers, calories, macros and so on related to food. And when meal times arrives then you can think about what you're going to eat, and choose wisely and healthy... it really helps me. i do love food and i love to eat and i love how i turned this around untill now.

I didn't log in CC for so long by the way. lol. Food is just nourishment, no need to obcess about it...

I wish best of luck to everyone too... :P

Health & Support Depression during anorexia recovery? May 05 2010
23:21 (UTC)
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Original Post by planb2276:

It wasnt my choice to go into recovery. It was my parents... sooooo

omg, neither was mine. I was accepted in Poland as an Erasmus student and if untill september don't have a bmi of 20 and "recovered" I will not go.

So, my motivation to recover it's just that. But it's really hard no matter what.

Health & Support Depression during anorexia recovery? May 05 2010
23:18 (UTC)
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Original Post by planb2276:

Well i've been in recovery for about a month, and i was doing ok, but now after i got a new meal plan yesterday i've felt really depressed today, and i dont know why. How can i get over this feeling of depression? And acctually i think that i sorta do know the reason. I think it might be because this morning i looked in the mirror and noticed that my ribs weren't visible anymore


I'm having the same feelings and thoughts. i'm in treatment 3 weeks now. tomorrow i have another appoitment with my treatment team. I will adress these feelings. It's becoming more and more dificult to "recover".

Talk to your doctor or team too. I don't look at the mirror to often and I don't weigh at home. I thought this was much more easier to do...

Weight Gain Advice for recovering male anorexic Apr 27 2010
10:05 (UTC)
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I'm too a male recovering from anorexia... I'm 21 years old, 5'10 and 117 lbs. I started treatmente 15 days ago as an out patient. I'm not on a gaining meal plan yet, I'm doing a series of health exams for the next appoitment with my doctor. Then she will decide what to do I guess.

Weight Loss Eating on Easter Mar 29 2010
17:35 (UTC)
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Original Post by elsathebloody:

For those of you who celebrate Easter, how are you planning on eating on that day?

I come from a half spanish, half portuguese family and we take easter like we take our food, VERY seriously. 

So my family invites me over, I go to my grandmother's, and see my aunts and uncles, my mother and my little brother, and we all get together for a HUGE meal around 3pm. It's sort of a lunch/dinner, but the meal definitely exceeds the calorie limit of a lunch and a dinner. My grandmother cooks a hearty soup, ham, potatoes, pork, portuguese sausage, rice, kale, and the rest of the family brings TONS of desserts. Its all cooked in oils and butter, fatty and starchy and carby. 

I'm going to allow myself to partake in anything I'd like to eat this Easter, and make it my cheat day for the week. 

I'm glad I have been losing weight and my stomach's a lot smaller though, so I'll be full before I can stomach as much as my family eats, but it will still be so unhealthy. 

And I'm bringing some aspirin to prepare myself for the headache I know I'll get , 'cause my body isn't used to the fat. 

How are you guys going to handle Easter if it's a similar situation to mine?


yap, i'm portuguese. that's exactly like that... just enjoy it.

i just love the food. :p

Motivation For those of you who DON'T binge... Feb 15 2010
23:48 (UTC)
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Original Post by chrissy1988:

Original Post by tasribeiro:

I had some very bad binges last year when i noticed i was underating and with some ED behaviours. Then i took interest in nutrition reading and i realized i was putting myself in danger. To overcome a binge just don't restrict. That's simple and not easy to do i know. Just overcome the feeling of guilt and realize that you can have chocolate or anything as long as you don't overeat. The longer you deprive youserlf from something the more you will want it and you will not have the willpwer to just have a bite when that food is presented to you, as you or your body will sense you will not eat it again soon so let's what i can... That's what was happening to me allied with lack of nutrition in the beggining of 2009 after a very strict and stupid diet. Well, i too learned that according to this site and in medical terms i am underweight. I am 5'10 and 126-128 lbs wich give me a bmi of 18.5 more or less. The strange thing is that i eat 2000-2200 food calories ou kcalories everydays, somedays more or less but it's always around this, i'm a student, don't practice any sport, and i've been mantaining this weight for a year now, more or less. some months more 2-3 lbs up/down... i don't know if that's healthy but i don't binge, i don't deprive myself, i eat what i want (but healthy most of the time), i'm full of energy and all my medical examsn are good. my doctor told me that i am in very good health, so i don't mind. i'm kinda used to be this thin now so... lol

with a BMI of 18.1 that's not even barely healthy, it's underweight and you should be gaining. you should be eating 2225 to maintaing your weight at moderately active.  it's likely that you're maintaining this weight because you're NOT eating enough, unless you are basically inactive. you said you realize you're underweight, so why aren't you trying to fix it? are you sure those ED behaviors aren't still there? this worries me. 

sorry if this is preach-y but i'm just worried that you're minimizing the importance of you actually getting healthy because you're not there yet.

Thanks for your concern (i guess i say it right. lol). :)

Well, last year when i got interested in nutrition i realized the mistakes i done when i dieted but then i got to my doctor, did a lot of routine exams, a check up, i think that's the word... And that's close to what i eat not counting parties, dinners with friends, holidays and so on, where i'm not a lot concerned in what i eat. I never had ED behaviours, the close in those behaviours was some binges and the feelings i had from those binges, but that was almost 2 years ago when i was "bad" dieting and was restricting a lot. Not now and i feel very healthy, my doctor and exams said the same a year ago and keep telling the same as i do that check up every 6 months... everything fine, doctor says i'm fine... i feel fine...

hm, sorry for getting out of topic, just to thank your "worries"... :)

Motivation For those of you who DON'T binge... Feb 15 2010
23:07 (UTC)
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I had some very bad binges last year when i noticed i was underating and with some ED behaviours. Then i took interest in nutrition reading and i realized i was putting myself in danger. To overcome a binge just don't restrict. That's simple and not easy to do i know. Just overcome the feeling of guilt and realize that you can have chocolate or anything as long as you don't overeat. The longer you deprive youserlf from something the more you will want it and you will not have the willpwer to just have a bite when that food is presented to you, as you or your body will sense you will not eat it again soon so let's what i can... That's what was happening to me allied with lack of nutrition in the beggining of 2009 after a very strict and stupid diet. Well, i too learned that according to this site and in medical terms i am underweight. I am 5'10 and 126-128 lbs wich give me a bmi of 18.5 more or less. The strange thing is that i eat 2000-2200 food calories ou kcalories everydays, somedays more or less but it's always around this, i'm a student, don't practice any sport, and i've been mantaining this weight for a year now, more or less. some months more 2-3 lbs up/down... i don't know if that's healthy but i don't binge, i don't deprive myself, i eat what i want (but healthy most of the time), i'm full of energy and all my medical examsn are good. my doctor told me that i am in very good health, so i don't mind. i'm kinda used to be this thin now so... lol

Weight Loss Why do people use diet pills? Jan 28 2010
13:28 (UTC)
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Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by tasribeiro:
That's why it's an industry that makes a lot of money. 

No, it's an industry that makes lots of money because people would rather pay money for a pill than take the time to do it the healthy way.

As another poster once said, I could bottle my dog's piss, sell it as a weight loss supplement, and people would buy it.

Yeah, that's what i wanna said with that. lol. And the products in those pills may boost your metabolism but at what cost for your health? It can take a bit longer but healthy lifestyle it's healthier and it's for life. not a quickfix.

:p

Weight Loss Why do people use diet pills? Jan 28 2010
13:19 (UTC)
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Original Post by kristythin:

Hi Everyone ♥

I'm new here and I'm just wondering why people choose to use diet pills? I don't mean you guys on here but people in general.

The reason I'm wondering this is because it seems to me (and from what I've heard and read) is that diet pills work (well some of them) and you do lose weight but then once you stop taking them the weight comes back.

Do people intend to stay on them all their life or just use them for a while? What happens when they stop taking them?

I understand that diet pills are often used as part of a diet (exercise and healthy eating) and a diet doesn't just have to be a diet but a life change i.e. old habits have to go being replaced with new ones. So does this life change of exercise and healthy eating help keep the weight off when the diet pills stop? Surely if you're exercising and eating healthy whilst taking the diet pills the weight is still going to creep back on when you stop the diet pills even if you are still sticking to the exercise and healthy eating, right?

I just can't see how these pills can work if what I've wrote above is the case. People can't stay on them forever, right?

What are your thoughts on this?

 

That's not true. Some diet pills, like thermogenics do work very well. They increase  your metabolism, so you burn more calories giving you a greater caloric deficit, loosing weight faster. Indeed, you need to have a caloric deficit or they won't work of course. And if you abuse them, as always, the human body is very efficient and your metabolism will apadpt and after a while those pills aren't doing anything. But they work very well if you follow a healthy diet and exercise plan. They boost your weight loss process. Of course there a lot of fake pills and companies that just want to take the money from desperate people who believe a pill will do all the work for them. That's not true, but using them wisely can indeed help you. Beside thermogenics, there are a lot more like appetite suppressors, fat blockers, starch blockers and so on. I guess the list must be endless. That's why it's an industry that makes a lot of money. Well, my personal opinion it's they don't worth the money it cost...

:p

Weight Gain Please help me rebuild my lost muscles! Jan 16 2010
09:05 (UTC)
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^^ This.

God, i don't post much here at CC but last days OP keep asking the same questions over and over. You've already given good advice. Get a life for god sake.

Weight Loss No offense ladies. Are there any Men on C.C.? Jan 08 2010
12:31 (UTC)
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Original Post by roose1818:

Hey dude! Yup, 23 male here and in sunny England!

Been on here and losing weight since the start september. I tend to keep a relatively low profile, but its a very helpful place!

 

yeah, low profile. eheh

i'm a reader here at CC. so much knowledge here (and nonsense too). lol

 

Motivation Negative responses to losing weight Jan 08 2010
11:56 (UTC)
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Yes, I can relate to your situation. I was overweight untill 2 years ago. I changed my diet completely and lost a lot of weight. I started doing exercise, go to the gymn 2 times a week at least and i eat healthy now. My family is a little overweight as a lot of people around me and at first was a shock to them that i became thin and all day long i was getting those comments. i got mad at some point and said to my family and friends that i was sick and tired of all the same speach everyday. i wasn't and am not underweight and the funny thing is that i eat a lot more than those people. i eat small meals every 2 hours but they don't see that to. well, the comments stopped as i mantained my weight and my healthy lifestyle so just show them your point of view and sooner or later they'll get used to your new appearence. (sorry for some bad english. :p)

Weight Loss No offense ladies. Are there any Men on C.C.? Jan 08 2010
09:37 (UTC)
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I'm a 20 years old guy from Portugal, Europe. I came to CC after i loose weight. I love this place and learn a lot everytime i came here. I'm now 5 feet 10 and 132 lbs. I'm going to the gymn and i'm thinking increasing my weight a bit of lean muscle mass. I'm mantaining this weight for a year already eating 2000-2500 healthy calories everyday. CC rules. :p

Maintaining Christmas and Maintainence! Dec 25 2009
15:02 (UTC)
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Well, I prepared myself by having a calorie surplus of about, hm..., well, 6000 calories for sure. I've eaten 7000-8000 calories yesterday and today i'm doing the same. Well, i don't mind. It's christmas for god sake. Just have quality time with your family and enjoy the foods once in a year without guilt... i'm enjoying so much. Next week, i'm going to the gymn, i'm not going to weght myself for at least a week and then I see the "damage". 2-4 pounds of expected and planned weight gain for the season i'll just loose in 2 weeks of healthy eating. Actually, it's as just easy to loose weight as it is to gain, at least for me... Just do the math, know your body, know your metabolism and trust in science. It never fails...

Enjoy these wonderfull days foks. Merry christmas from Portugal. :p

:)

Foods Just got home from Christmas lunch at my grandparents'.. Dec 25 2009
14:40 (UTC)
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Well, i'm not on a diet and i must have eaten 7000-8000 calories yesterday and today i'm about to do the same. lol... enjoy people. 2 pounds came off pretty easy and christmas is only once a year. i usually eat healthy and count calories but not on such ocasions as christmas and so on. After all, what you eat all year is what you are, not what you eat in a couple of days a year. enjoy quality family time with warm and delicious foods. eheh.

merry christmas from portugal folks. :p

:)

The Lounge merry christmas Dec 24 2009
10:53 (UTC)
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Merry christmas wonderfull CC folks... Wish you all a great day with your beloved ones.

:)

Maintaining Did I just eat an entire box of cereal? Why yes. Yes I did. Nov 23 2009
16:50 (UTC)
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I agree. I too one day in a week indulge myself in a binge. Not a binge to myself as i control what i eat that day, as binge eating is an eating disorder and people suffering from eat don't have control over their binge session. So i can't even compare myself when i eat in a day 3000 or 4000 calories and an uncontrolled binge. And so, returning to the topic, yes, i think if it's planned and if i eat healthy all week, one indulgence day will not hurt, and will make me happier satisfying my cravings. One day will not make you gain weight and if you see you're one pound heavier in a week or two you can loose it the same way you did it before, nothing less. Completely agrre with shane_paladin.

:p

Health & Support CC Health and Support Board is not an ED Forum Nov 18 2009
20:38 (UTC)
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Original Post by bsh0611:

I think its unrealistic.

Now, I know almost everything I post, even though I only tend to post when I'm feeling most neurotic (which is a bad sign I know!!), is greeted with the "oh you have an ED" thing. But I'm pretty well functioning. I understand that people shouldn't be enabled or emboldened even in their eating disorders.

It's just that... this is a calorie site and there are SO MANY eating disorders: binge disorders, bulimia, EDNOS, anorexia with bulimic tendencies, anorexia, orthorexia, etc., and they relate ALL OVER the spectrum from weight gain to weight loss and weight maintenance. So... a lot of the time, people who have issues with gaining or losing weight have some kind of food issue and there needs to be at least the ability to post a question or make an inquiry as it pertains to that. I don't think people should just be dismissed; I think that everyone posting KNOWS that CC is not a doctor's opinion.

turning people away because of an ED isn't right; perhaps chastising those who say the same thing over and over for attention (like ok, saying one is 5'5" and 90 pounds and would like to lose a few or what not about the 800 cals a day) is one thing, but shutting people out can be dangerous. It's HARD to reach out and the anonymity of the internet does help people START to get in touch with what causes food issues and give them a sense of community... where one in the external world may be lacking or nonexistent.

Good said really. I'm new here, but i love the site and read some boards of the forum everyday. lol. I don't think CC is ed related. i think the forum is very well structurated and don't think that a person will not post just because the health and support board has too much ed posts. for god sake. And an ed is a health and support issue, so why shouldn't be allowed to be discussed in there if it doesn't violate CC post-guidelines? That's just dumb. But i've seen here more examples, as in the weight gain forum a poster asks in a weight gain topic how the author can mantain on a 2500 calorie-a-day plan? Lol, of course it was a weight gain plan, not mantai, that's why it was under the weight gain board.

And i see that are people here that think everythink is ed-related around here.

If someone here don't like ed related posts don't read them or worse, don't reply them. you may not like those, but i see always the same people reply including in some of those threads.

Ehrr, sorry for my bad english and sorry if i break any of the posting guidelines. just want to share my opinion on the subject.

And i love CC. keep it going. :p

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