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OMG: im 5'4 and i weigh 110, probably less than 110 at this point, yesterday my friends invited me out for dinner and it was all you can eat, because i knew i couldnt go out and not eat and i wanted to see my friends, the 3 days before that night i basically ate nothing, had some coffee, a little rice at most, day of didnt eat anything before going, it's tiring but every time i look in the mirror i feel so big and fat when im not and im suffering so much, i just wish these feelings would stop, but they wont

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  1. I'm not a doctor by any means but it sounds like you have an eating disorder and distorted body image so please get professional help before it gets worse.

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  2. I'm with 1. I know they have a bad rap on OMGUW, but at the very least try to go see Counselling Services. Please get help, OP, please care about you!

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  3. You should check out the women's centre. I know they have resources for this kind of stuff :)

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  4. I'm 5'2" and weigh 117lbs. I totally know what you're feeling (but I'm actually kinda big). I'm sure you look fine! I know there isn't much I can say to stop you from feeling this way, but you should definitely try counselling services! You needa fuel up so you can stay healthy during exams, so try and get some professional help soon! :)

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  5. This will not get better without intervention. An ED is not something you suddenly get better from. It takes a lot of work and effort to shift the way you see and think about your body, and to find your worth beyond your appearance.

    It is possible recover but these feelings and thoughts will not stop on their own. There is no shame in asking for help, in talking about it and working through it. Take advantage of the counselling services on campus, this can get better. Please choose to love yourself enough to reach out for support.

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  6. I am 5'4 and 110 pounds too....You are not fat.

    I don't want to give you examples of how I have felt better about my weight because everyone has different life experiences and I don't want to validate or discredit your experiences by making comparisons.

    Please try to talk out your feelings with someone who can give you proper advice about your health and weight like number 1 said.

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  7. http://www.diethealthclub.com/diethealth/images/BMI-Chart.gif

    Congratulations, you're average.

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    1. @7 that is the absolute worst thing you can say to someone with an eating disorder. I suffer with an eating disorder, although I've put on a bit of weight throughout the years. My eating disorder stems from my extreme desire to be perfect and being called average is one of the most insulting things anyone could say to me. I know that sounds overdramatic but it's true, to me at least.

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    2. @7a, you mean "that is the absolute worst thing you can say to me".

      I have an eating disorder, and when people call me average, it might not help, but it's 10x better than when people say things like "you're so skinny", "you should eat more", etc.

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    3. @7a, you're average hahaha average so average much average lololo

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  8. GUYS. I understand you're all trying to help. But I have the same issues with body image and it's not the same thing as an eating disorder. It's a slippery slope for sure and I've skipped meals before to lose weight but it's not really an eating disorder so much as it is a distorted view of your body and bad dieting habits. It's not anorexia, bullemia, etc., but counselling services is still a good idea. Just don't go in telling them you have an eating disorder, because you don't. You are at risk of developing one, though.

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    1. Not eating for three days, planning life and meals around social gatherings that require eating, being unable to stop feelings of inadequacy and suffering, obvious body dysmorphia. This is not just a body image issue. Don't minimize this, ED's are not solely anorexia and bulimia.

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    2. Unfortunately, you believe a stereotype about eating disorders. 8.a is exactly right. You do not have to fulfill the extreme stereotypical attitudes to have an eating disorder.

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  9. OP, please go to see a doctor and get help. My leanest body weight at 5'4" ever was about 120lbs and 135 seems about optimal, I can't even imagine being 110. I know it probably won't help much, but you are not fat!

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    1. This is just as bad as OP thinking she's fat. It's so flawed to judge what's "normal" based on only yourself. Depending on the person, 135 pounds is not optimal at 5'4. Some people would look quite chubby.

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    2. to 9.a: I am very chubby now at 5.4 150 pounds. When I look back at photos of me when I was 18/19 and I was 5.4 125-130 pounds, I looked incredibly skinny next to other people. People would be shocked when I would tell them I was 130 pounds because people seem to think that you should look fat at that weight. 110 is very, very small. I am concerned for OP if she is skipping meals. It's not judgment, it's just actual concern.

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    3. Hi i am very skinny, i am 4'11 and really round. When I was 17 i had an eating disorder. brb

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    4. i don't look like the typical anorexic though. i am very toned now though.. anyways, as long as u eat an apple a day ur good to go

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  10. ED Not-Specified, is actually the most common type of eating disorder and it is when a patient doesn't fit the exact bill of bulimia, anorexia or Binge ED. My point is that you can't ignore the signs and possibly pre-symptoms of an ED, and you those food issues that you have stated are still very serious and need to be addressed immediately.

    I have had an ED for 7 years and It has honestly been the worst thing to ever happen to me. I am only now beginning to get my life back after a very long and exhausting fight. I say this because I wish more then anything that I could go back when I first started having issues with my body, and as a result food, and make a change (either by getting help, or attempting myself to stop the bad habits that I had developed both mentally and physically). I know it is not easy but you will honestly be saving yourself from years of a lot more serious issues then a goddamn number on a scale.

    You are not fat, nor overweight. In fact I think the last time I was 110 pounds was when I was 14. Its funny because when I look back at the pictures of what I looked like before I first developed an ED, I am so skinny and healthy. I would give anything to look like that again!

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    1. The most common eating disorder is people eating too much crap. Have you seen our obesity rates. People
      .. Find your BMR and eat your macros every day no more no less...

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    2. 7 years is a Long time. Ur not alone op!

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  11. The women's centre is hosting an event about eating disorders this Friday. If you're comfortable, maybe you should attend and get more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573682176179721/

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  12. I know there is an anorexic girl in CIF who works out on elliptical while studying. I wanted to help her without being too obvious. If there is anyone with experience on these cases I would like to know.

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    1. First of all im bulimic. Second of all, i run on the runtrack everyday. Careful not to kiss me because I might slap. However, thanks for being very obvious. It seems like you've been through it.

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    2. 12.a I'm also bulimic. Sorry if I offended you though. I'm not good at picking up these things. I have a question though, do you do anything about it to get better? I'm trying to not binge but it's almost impossible and I end up throwing up very often.

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  13. I think I know ur brother. I dated him and it sounds like we did something like this. I made a move on him and he didn't respond. Thanks for writing to me, ur very good looking.

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  14. I know how you feel op. I was down to 115 at 5'6. it was the lowest i've ever been and I have always struggled with my weight. I was overweight my whole life. Then drastically lost close to 45 pounds. It was horrible, I felt horrible. I only got a wake up call when I started legit passing out, and being dizzy all the time. Ive gained weight since after that. You need to know that beauty comes from within. LOOK at yourself in the mirror next time, and tell yourself that you are beautiful and that you are fabulous ! trust me it will slowly help. Don't give up, it'll take time.

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  15. It’s like you took the words out of my mouth. I think a lot of people don’t understand that ‘fat’ is indeed a feeling. No matter what you see in the mirror and what others say, this feeling is what triggers the need to eat less and lose weight. We crave the feeling of being thin, in which we equate for perfection, success and happiness. I share the same struggles as you and it has taken over my life for nearly two years now. It saddens me to say that I don’t see an end in sight. At 5’6, my lowest weight was around 110 lbs and even at that time, I felt the need to lose more. Although my mind was compelled to continue this journey, my body was giving up. I binged that day, and the next and the next until I regained all of the weight and then some.

    Despite knowing that extreme calorie restriction and compulsive exercise doesn’t result in permanent weight loss, I am back on this journey once again. I admit to being stupid for doing something that is only harmful to myself but I desire nothing more to be back at my lowest weight. I wish I could help you get rid of these feelings and just be happy but I can’t even help myself.

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    1. it helps if you build a bit of muscle. because the process of working out already loses a lot of calorie (giving you some extra snack space) plus, it will burn fat and you will gain muscle to look more fit or skinny fit

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  16. I'll take you out for a small chat OP

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  17. OP it's tough to get through things like this, but you are within a healthy weight range for your height! Changing habits and thoughts takes time and effort so try to find people you feel comfortable with and can trust to help support you along the way.

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