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Anxiety about exercising - what’s the point as a bigger person?

I have a hx of anorexia and bulimia with over exercising mixed in. The anorexia has now moved into binge eating disorder territory and I’ve gained a significant amount of weight. Being in a bigger body and now NEEDING to lose weight has made me feel so discouraged and depressed. How could I have done this to myself? I’m afraid of exercising as it’s just confirmation that I’m out of shape and in a bigger body. Also terrified to the point of panic attacks when my picture is taken and it’s shown to me. Has anyone else struggled with this?

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Weight gain

Lately I’ve gained a ton of weight and I cry when I weigh myself. I thought over eating was a thing in the past for me #EatingDisorders #BingeEatingDisorder

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Does anyone else ALWAYS become ill on the weekend?

I sometimes start feeling it on Friday evening or Saturday in the early AMs, if I've somehow managed to sleep on time.

It's just so frustrating, because it constantly feels like I'm 'wasting' my weekends. I rarely manage to do anything productive🙄

On the flipside, the rare times I am feeling well and want to chill, I then end up feeling guilty for again 'wasting my weekend'.

Or I feel well and said guilt about chilling, then have a random flare up 🙃

If anyone has tips on what has worked to manage this, I'll be forever grateful 🙏🏽 🥲

#ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue #Fibromyalgia #MentalHealth #Depression #Agoraphobia #Anxiety #BackPain #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #InterstitialCystitis #Asthma #BingeEatingDisorder #AuditoryProcessingDisorder #Jointpain

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TW: Eating Disorder, disordered eating. CW: Disordered eating and weight loss. Anyone losing weight and has a history of disordered...?

Does anyone else on a weight loss journey with a history of disordered eating, find the medical/psychological terms and tips used by the medical profession to just be fancier/medical jargon-filled terms for what you did when you were ill in the throes of disordered eating? 🤔

'Like make sure to drink a ridiculous amount of water. Or try to make sure your movement output matches the calories you're intaking'.

It really just dawned on me how fatphobic most of our global society is🥲

You're praised for engaging in those restrictive measures when you're overweight. As if 'finally you've seen the light' when working out multiple times a day when in a bigger body.

I do want to lose weight, but it feels like every system and institution is almost goading me to fully engage in disordered eating. And to hell with the consequences as long as you're in a smaller body😮‍💨

#ChronicIllness #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Agoraphobia #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue #BackPain #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #BingeEatingDisorder #DisorderedEating #EatingDisorder #EatingDisorders #AuditoryProcessingDisorder #Deafness #BulimiaNervosa #Anorexia #Obesity #Insomnia #Asthma

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I hope everyone on here lives the life of your dreams and always is the best version of yourself

I wish you all a long happy healthy life with no problems and no worries. May God bless you abundantly. May your life always be full of peace, joy, positivity, and fun memories. I hope that nothing bad ever happens to any of you and you don’t suffer in life. None of you deserve to suffer. You deserve to live a life that gives you purpose and fulfillment. You deserve a reason to wake up to each morning that brings you happiness and faith. I hope everything works out for all of you and each day gets better not worse. I hope the best for all of you and may all your desires come true. ♥️

#Depression #MentalHealth #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #Schizophrenia #Disability #CheckInWithMe #Bipolar2 #Anxiety #PTSD #PanicDisorder #Suicide #Trauma #SuicidalThoughts #SuicidalIdeation #MajorDepressiveDisorder #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #BipolarDepression #BingeEatingDisorder #EatingDisorders #Psychosis #PanicAttacks #Addiction

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Awakening Self Actualization At A Health Retreat: My Story Of Overcoming Binge Eating Disorder

In a serene health retreat nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes of Kelowna, BC, I embarked on a transformative journey of self-discovery. Little did I know that this experience would unearth the profound realization that I held the true power to change my life, especially in the face of my battle with binge eating disorder.

During the retreat, we engaged in group activities and open discussions that delved into the depths of our personal struggles. As I sat among individuals who shared their own stories of triumph and resilience, the topic of binge eating disorder emerged. It struck a chord within me, as I realized the immense sadness and lack of control I experienced around food, coupled with a deep dissatisfaction with my appearance.

For so long, I had placed blame on external factors and others, seeking solace in the belief that I had no control over my actions. But in that transformative moment, surrounded by a supportive community, I realized that if I truly desired change, it had to come from within. Nothing changes if nothing changes, and I was the one standing in my own way to recovery.

I confronted the pain, shame, and vulnerability that had long plagued me. Through education, self-reflection, and embracing a newfound sense of empowerment, I gradually unraveled the complex layers of my binge eating disorder. It was a journey of self-discovery, as I explored the emotional triggers and underlying issues that fueled my destructive relationship with food.

With each step forward, I recognized that recovery was not a linear path. There were setbacks and challenges along the way, but I remained steadfast in my commitment to change. I discovered the importance of self-compassion and forgiveness, understanding that healing takes time and patience.

Through this journey, I found hope and inspiration in the stories of others who were also battling binge eating disorder. Their resilience and determination fueled my own determination to reclaim my life from the grips of this disorder. It was through their stories that I realized the immense strength within me, and the potential for transformation that existed.

My journey to overcoming binge eating disorder taught me invaluable lessons about self-empowerment and personal growth. By embracing the realization that I held the power to change, I embarked on a transformative path of healing and self-discovery. Today, I stand as a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the possibility of reclaiming one’s life from the clutches of binge eating disorder. May my story serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration to others who are navigating their own journeys of recovery.

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Binge eating


A severe and life-threatening disorder, Binge Eating Disorder is characterized by recurring episodes of excessive food consumption. A recent but important addition to the officially recognised list of disorders, binge eating is capable of immense harm to the body and mind.

Basics of Binge Eating:

Warning Signs:

Binge eating is an insidious disorder, it gradually develops over a period of time. Be wary of these warning signs:

-Stealing or hoarding of food in strange places

-Withdrawing from friends and usual activities

-Going on-and-off on diets

-Uncomfortable while eating around others


Binge eating directly impacts your physiology and psychology, it comes with a plethora of symptoms. They include

-Fluctuations of weight, both increase and decrease.

-Stomach cramps


-Acid Reflux

-Difficulty in concentration


The prominent health risks associated with Binge Eating Disorder are clinical obesity, weight stigma and weight cycling. Yo-yo dieting is common among those with BED. Not all people who are clinically obese have BED, but two-thirds of people with BED are clinically obese. Similarly, while most people with BED have higher-than-average weight, it can be diagnosed at any weight.

More severe cases of BED lead to Bulimia Nervosa: a life-threatening eating disorder involving cycles of binge eating and behaviors like self-induced vomiting.

You can refer to this:

Overcoming Disordered Eating | Blog

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