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3/19/12 7:51 P

I know I need help with this but knowing it and actually getting it are two different things. I am so scared of gaining the weight back that it makes it hard to be willing to ask for the help. I can't go back to being overweight.

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3/19/12 8:57 A

Hi, E

If you feel out of control, it may be time to get some help dealing with this problem. It can be very hard to overcome obsessive/compulsive behavior (or disordered eating) on your own, but it gets easier when you have the right kind of help. That might involve seeing a counselor for a while, and/or getting involved with a group of people who have struggled successfully with the same problems. Here's a link to a website with some info you might find helpful, including how to contact people in your local area:

Hope this helps.

Coach Dean

Edited by: SP_COACH_DEAN at: 3/19/2012 (08:59)

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3/19/12 12:16 A

Thanks, I feel like that is what is happening to me. I started out counting calories to lose weight in a healthy way and it has just become more and more obsessive. I know what I am doing isn't healthy but I just can't break it.

Edited by: KSAMML at: 3/26/2012 (03:53)

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3/19/12 12:04 A

Here's a blog I stumbled upon during a web search,
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This girl started of just researching health and nutrition and at some point in her research became obssesed with calorie counting. Her obssesion became anorexia as she began to burn more calories than she was consuming. This website has a lot of inspirational moments as she discusses how she got to her lowest point and how she pulled out of it and continues to strive for a better and healthy life. She also has great recipes on the site for healthy and nutritious dishes!
Hope this helps

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3/18/12 11:39 P

I am reaching out to pat your hand and offer comfort. In our shared goal to be healthy we already recognize that eating less will sabotage the overall goal of being healthy. But it isn't just the body in this battle. Our brains also need the nutrition to work right. Since it's the fat we want to lose, eating enough to feed and support our brain and muscles allows our bodies let the fat go. I know you want to be at a healthy weight. Me, too! But I do hope that you will consider getting there in a way that gives your body and brain the required nutritional to thrive! And ultimately to be happy!

Cheering for your success! ((hug))

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3/18/12 10:50 P

I have lost a lot of weight and am terrified of gaining it back. I want to eat but I just can't make myself, it feels like such a battle everyday. I started out losing weight with healthy eating but now it feels out of control.

Edited by: KSAMML at: 3/26/2012 (03:51)

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