Challenge Day 24
Thursday, October 11, 2012
24. Have you ever had an eating disorder?
No. Not in the typical sense. However, there have been times when I've had a very unhealthy attitude to food. I'd go to school and have a small chocolate bar all day, and then my main meal in the evening.. I'd probably be consuming about 600 cals max. But then at weekends I'd not be able to hide and not eat, so I'd eat loads. I didn't like sports, so my body was just getting overly confused. I didn't lose any weight though - stayed the same large size until I started college.. then I began to balloon because I had to make my own choices, and beer was at the top of the list. That and curry.
My mindset was - cheap and vegetarian.. then when I started counting calories - cheap, vegetarian, and within a limit. None of those are very healthy, and I put on more weight than I did before. So it was back to the starving thing. It was a nasty cycle that I really needed to break.