It lasted until I was 12 and it has made me hate my body. They are sick, but they don’t see it as an illness.
I find it impossible to live with my body, so I have always tried to separate myself from it. I’ve been anorexic for 10 years and I know this is the way I want to live.” Her attitude is chilling.
Grainne is pictured before she developed anorexia, aged 15.
She was a healthy weight but already very slim and did not need to lose weight.
The severity of disease is based on body mass index (BMI) in adults with mild disease having a BMI of greater than 17, moderate a BMI of 16 to 17, severe a BMI of 15 to 16, and extreme a BMI less than 15.
I became a vegetarian and decided that I wasn’t allowed sugar. At the top of the front page is a red banner with a white ribbon, which reads: “Anorexia is a lifestyle, not a disease”. Her aim is to provide “tips, tricks and information” for others who, like her, are in the grip of an eating disorder.
The disgust I felt towards my body developed during a period of abuse. I put breadcrumbs on my plate to make it look like I had eaten. She posts her thoughts on calorie-counting, coping with hairloss and malnutrition, avoiding the “temptation” of food and how to conceal your eating disorder.
I was sexually abused by a family member from the age of five. Now, whenever I stop eating, I just tell everyone I’m on a diet again. Her readers, she says, are “girls who are desperate in their anorexia and willing to do anything to lose weight.
I personally feel its a bit harder now im just less likely to put my self out there i guess.
Even though i was bigger i feel like i just wasn't as self aware as i am now i was super fat but i at the time didnt see myself as big so i was more confident, and my confidence along with self esteem has just dropped. But I've not really had issues finding people that want to date me, I have more issues letting people in and actually dating them because of my insecurities and how much I attach myself... And now with my partner of over a year and a half i'm not too worried.