Anonymous asked: Just binged.
If you need to talk, please message me on my blog - coniuro
Anonymous asked: I have a BMI of 19, I weight 100lbs so technically I am 'healthy' but I restrict so no one tries to help me because I don't look anorexic. I really want someone to try and help me but no one would ever think I am anorexic until I have lost enough weight.
I know a lot of people in your position actually. But what people need to realise is that just because someone has a ‘healthy’ appearance, doesn’t mean that they aren’t suffering.
Try talking to an older family member or a counsellor, if this is mentioned they should take it seriously, mostly because the severity of these conditions are being drilled into adults these days and they’ll want to help you, merely because you told them you have it.
And if that falls through, come to me! My blog is coniuro. I’m happy for ANYONE to message me about concerns for their health or safety, or just if you’re having a bad day. Please don’t feel scared to talk to me.
f-atum asked: I have a friend who is suffering from anorexia (it's not me, this story is real). Even though we tell her she's truly gorgeous - because she is - she doesn't listen to us as "the opinion of her boyfriend and his friends is more important". It makes me sick that she's not eating because a group of insensible idiots who have nothing better to do with their life call her "fat". She's not fat. And for all the girls/boys who are struggling through this: Don't give a fuck. You ARE flawless.
Okay, well firstly: your friend may want to reconsider her boyfriend. I know that idea may seem really pointless to her and she will be unwilling to break up with the guy she ‘loves’. But if he lets other people disrespect her, then he doesn’t deserve her, let alone saying that stuff to her himself. Try talking to her about that, help her realise her self worth and that she deserves better. Then if that happens, she may start to eat again. (Or then again you can just tell her boyfriend to stop being a dick, hehe)
And secondly, I love you for your message, so many girls don’t realise this!
Anonymous asked: Im 13 years old an i weigh 39 when i'm ment to weigh 50 for my height, i try to eat loads , but i never gain weight, people call me anorexic, and beliemic and i don't know what to do, can i join your network, please, i need help....
This network is for people suffering from an eating disorder, not people accused of suffering from one, they are two very different things. I’m sure you can find support from people going through the same thing somewhere on the internet. Much love x
10 BETTER BODY AFFIRMATIONS FOR YOUNG WOMEN
1. Your body is in flux for the rest of your life. Think of your body as fluid instead of static — it’s always going to change. So get comfortable with those changes.
2. No one will love you or not love you because of your body. You are lovable because you’re you, not because your body looks a certain way.
3. The most intensely personal relationship you’ll ever have is with your body. It’s a lifelong relationship that’s well worth investing in and nurturing the same way you would with loved ones.
4. You don’t owe your body to anyone. Not sexually, not aesthetically. Your body is yours. Period.
5. What someone else says about your body says more about them than it does about you. Look past the actual snark to the person who’s saying it, because it’s only a reflection of what they think of themselves. That’s when you’ll see how little power their words have.
6. Your body is not a reflection of your character. It’s a physical home for the complex and wondrous and unique being that is you.
7. Take up as much space as you want. You don’t have to be small, or quiet, or docile, regardless of your physical size.
8. Everything you need to accept your body is already inside you. There’s no book, or diet, or workout routine or external affirmation that you need to feel good about your body right now.
9. Your body is a priority. It’s always trying to tell you things. Taking the time to listen to is of the utmost importance.
10. Wear whatever you want. Your body shape does not dictate your personal style, and fashion rules that say otherwise are wrong. Dress yourself in a way that makes you feel happy and confident and beautiful, because guess what? You are.
Anonymous asked: Just thought I'd share this with all you beautiful people www(.)youtube(.)com/watch?v=qYiCTKXY3qs .. Made me cry aha xxx
I’ve seen/heard this before and it made me cry as well.
Thanks so much for sharing it and it’s definitely worth the watch for anyone in recovery or struggling with body image xxx
Anonymous asked: I'm scared...
Anonymous asked: I don't know whether I am anorexic or not - how can I tell?
The diagnostic criteria (although I think there have been a few changes recently): http://www.medicalcriteria.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61%3Apsyanorexia&catid=76%3Apsychiatry&Itemid=80&lang=en
Of course the best way to know is to see a health professional and as scary as I know that is, it’s the only way to know for sure and develop a better understanding of what your going through. Sending you love, Mieke xx