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21 October 2007 @ 03:49 am
this is sick
2007-10-18 06:30 pm (local)
I think this website is horrible and all of yall need some serious help...The only reason I looked this up is because I read about these websites in a book and I cant believe they're real. I went to rehab a year ago for drug and alcohol problems and there were girls with eating disorders there as well. I lived with them for 3 months it was so sad and disturbing to see people starving themselves and crying because they ate 2 crackers...YOU ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL stop doing this to yourselves and you families get it together and seek professional help!!!
21 October 2007 @ 03:38 am
It is not permitted to single out users or posts on Proanorexia for your criticism here. This community is for criticism of the community, not of individual members. Anything that would identify members there will be subject to deletion.

Izumi - you may make that post again, but without the link. I have no objection to the language nor the content.
18 October 2007 @ 01:11 pm
Just want to understand
2007-10-18 03:32 pm UTC

Ive been looking through the website and I think it's great that you guys have your own community and support each other (not so much with the diet tips), but other stuff - especially as there seems to be younger members on the site. But are any of you guys trying to recover, even after you've been to hospital?
I understand that its more a psychological thing about control and low self esteem rather than just food (obviously though the control is over food), but there must be something in your life to trigger it off. I don't imagine that you wake up one day and decide to be anorexic.
I just want to understand why you guys do this to yourselves?

18 October 2007 @ 01:11 pm
If not for yourselves, for Us!
2007-10-18 01:40 pm UTC
Hello, Anorectics,

I am making this post as a victim of Anorexia. I don't mean a victim of the plethora of medical and psychological issues which seem so very coincidentally related to the affliction, but, one of the overoccurence of devoutly skinny people who don't seem to understand just how unattractive the "Anorectic look" is.

I am a 16 year old male living in Victoria, Australia, and I quite honestly don't see the attraction to the "lifestyle" of Anorexia. I'm doing psychology at school and DSM-IV-TR classifies Anorexia Nervosa as a mental disorder. Now, this may be a biased claim based on the ridiculous looking anorectics who I have encountered, but, I believe that mental disorders as serious, life-threatening and downright unappealing as Anorexia has become should not be taken lightly, or, for that matter, as a lifestyle choice.

People need to eat to survive. This is a fact of life. People who don't or can't eat almost always end up in dire physical straits for it. A lifestyle of not eating is bound to end badly. For that matter, what options are there for the Anorectic? Modelling? That should get you by for a good long year before you're tossed aside by your agency. Physical labour? And break those poor, malnourished bones? anything with a computer? Of course! No difficult lifting, would probably last longer than a one month contract with Cosmopolitan Magazine for a few "after" shots. But, wait, don't you need a degree to get anywhere in the Information Technology industry? And what about the incredible inclination all the vain little skinnies have to sit in front of a computer and program a new tetris ripoff? Which is beside the point given how many anorectics have survived long enough to see University through. Well you can always turn to pornography. I'm sure there's a nice, lucritive niche of bone-crazed perverts out there just drooling after some nice, muscle-less, sunken-faced shells of human beings.

And then, of course, we come to the aesthetic issue: Anorexia Nervosa makes you look stupid. I can't remember a day when I haven't had to avert my gaze from a skeleton that walks on my way to my job at my local shopping centre (mall). How you people get dates I don't even want to know.

To any Anorectics who took the time to read this post, I thank you for your time, but, at the same time I implore you to turn your life around, eat something, if not to save yourself from a slow, malnourished death, then to win yourself the respect of one concerned Australian boy. Anorexia is becoming epidemic, and it is losing Western society its youth.
18 October 2007 @ 01:11 pm
2007-10-18 01:39 pm UTC
you girls really need help when i look on here i see desperate little girls needing help. you look vile with all your bones out plzzzzzzzzzzzzz get help
18 October 2007 @ 01:11 pm
2007-10-18 11:52 am UTC
hi this is the first time i have been on this site . im 23 and feel fat all the time people say to me your not fat but i know there lying to me . evey time i try not to eat i only seem to get through one day then the next day i binge . i bought some slimming pills and have lost half a stone in 2 weeks so fingers crossed these are the way forward . its nice to be around people who actually understand . x
18 October 2007 @ 01:11 pm
Please guys wake up..........
2007-10-18 10:55 am UTC
It makes me incredibly miserable to look at this website and read comments written by you girls.

The comments posted on this website are exceedingly disturbing.

I find it disgusting that girls sit on their computers and urge each other to stop eating, vomit, take laxatives and encourage others to try to loose more weight.

Don't you all realise that you are basically encouraging each other to slowly kill yourselves?

You would'nt think it was ok to tell someone to go and hang themselves would you?

The fact of the matter is that some of you probably don't care whether you die or not and that is sad. I felt like that.

No one who uses this website can ever say that it is a lifestyle choice because I guarantee none of you are living any real kind of life to begin with.

Life is about learning things, developing as people, about your family and friends and doing things that you enjoy. You dont want to look back and see a big black hole with no good memories in it.

Don't you all remember what it was like to do things normally like everone else? Don't you remember what it was like to go out and enjoy a meal with friends go shopping without feeling exhausted, wake up in the morning and think about something other than what are or rather not going to eat that day?

Eating disorders are severe ilness's. It is NOT normal.

I suffered from eating disorders for years, severe anorexia and bulimia. I was hospitalised numerous times and believe me I know what you are all going through. I know what it is like to be afraid of food. I used to feel bad about eating anything at all or drinking anyhting other than water.

I do however as previously mentioned strongly recommend that you do not involve or encourage other suffers to be anorexic. From going through it myslef I know that I would never wish this ilness on my worst enemy that is why i find this website so hard to understand.

Believe me the majority of you who will get through this and become well again will look back at this and think what the hell was I doing? How did I live that way or do that to myself?
I gurantee it.

I didn't recover by receiving professional help. It wasn't for me personally. (In saying that it may very well be solution for many) I recoverd when I finally realised what kind of effects this was having on my body, what affects this would have on my body in the future. I wanted to have a career. I wanted to have children, get married and live a long happy HEALTHY life. but more importantly i realised what was really importnant, family, friend and doing things that make your life worthwhile whatever that may be.

I wanted to voice my opinions on this and realise that most will not like it but it needs to be said. If anything I have written gets into the head of just one person than it will definetly be worth it.

I'm not in anyway critising anyone here. All I am doing is trying to help others who are suffering as I did and to see the things that are really important. Beleive me it is not being skinny............ Just be healthy and HAPPY! Think about it please.
17 October 2007 @ 09:50 pm
2007-10-17 01:36 pm (local)
Hello, i have just come across your site. Dont know why i was looking but hey ho!!! when i was 16 i had an eating disorder, basically did not eat, took laxatives etc. Funnily enough my parents did not notice, it was my boss who was a pharmasist who went to see my mum and offered to take me to a child phycologist. Anyway, it kinda spurred me into eating again and i think looking back, it was a phase i was going though. Now, im a 36 year old mum of two (always worrying about my weight) but love my grub and a good bottle of wine far too much.
I would just like to say that i found your site an interesting read! I do feel for the girls, i think that the media pushes us all to think were just not good enough and always in competition with all women. It sounds like most of these girls are unable to talk to their parents and being a mum of an 11 year old, i feel sad. I constantly worry about how she is going to turn out, and hope that she will always consider me her friend and the one she can turn to no matter what. Im not sure if the girls on the site are indeed wanting to get rid of their ED? All i can say is belive me, after a while you start noticing changes - i know at the start you all have bags on energy and feel on a high, but its short lived. Please please therefore, try and find someone out there who you can talk to and confide in, there will come a time when you will need to! my motto now is; enjoy your life, seen too many people come and go! i now value my health like i cant tell you! if anyone needs someone to talk to, i have no probs with that. Good luck girlies and take care xx
17 October 2007 @ 11:53 am
The following post was made in ProAnorexia - I am copying it here without a link because the original post was "protected":

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Results of a study of women who suffered from anorexia indicate that caloric restriction at an early age protects against breast cancer.
"Our observations suggest an important role for caloric intake in the etiology of breast cancer," the researchers write in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (news - web sites).

Among some seven thousand three hundred Swedish women hospitalized for anorexia nervosa before their fortieth birthday between nineteen sixtyfice and -ninety-nine, researchers noted a significant fifty three percent decrease in breast cancer cases compared with what would be expected in the general Swedish population of women.

The analysis showed that breast cancer rates among the anorexic women were twenty three percent lower for those who had never had children, and seventy six percent lower among those who were mothers, they report.

"We have known for decades that restricting caloric intake in animals is one of the most effective ways to reduce cancer risk," Dr. Karin B. Michels from Harvard Medical School (news - web sites) in Boston, said in an interview with Reuters Health. It's been unclear, however, whether the same is true in humans.

"Our study tells us that the animal model also holds in the human and that apparently diet is important for breast cancer risk, at least as far as caloric intake is concerned, and that it is probably more pronounced during earlier phases of life," Michels said.

DON'T GET CARRIED AWAY - I am not promoting that anorexia nervosa the way it is practiced by most members here is in any way healthy - it is not.

However, there is a way of doing it so it is healthy, and for any anorexic who wishes to become healthy and get benefits such as those proven in this study (and there are many more), I can teach them how to do it.
16 October 2007 @ 12:37 am
2007-10-14 05:04 pm UTC
I often see people on this site saying that recovery is long and expensive, I have been recommended this site, I have looked into it and spoken to ED suffers who have said this really helped them, it swears on a 6 month, not necessarily a cure but a great deal of help, and its a start.

I know many of you arent looking for help yet, but those who are please do look into this, anything you can do to kick this horrible deadly disease cant be a bad thing.