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17 Jul 2006

Weight issues. Do they ever disappear?
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Last time I climbed the scale, I was about 82kg and I can't climb no more. I'm 1,7m tall and 30 yrs of age. Between 1997 and 2003 I was bulimic (laxatives). I stopped in Dec. 2003 following what I thought was a near-death experience. I've always been extremely sensitive about weight even though I was never a fat child and we are not a fat family. In my teens I was a size 32 and in tertiary a size 34. Now, I'm a size 38 and for a while I thought it was an "okay" size for my age. Although I "stopped" worrying about my weight since Dec. 2003, it's all coming back to me now. I think maybe it's because I just met a wonderful man and now I have to meet his family in September. I always thought that people judge you by your appearance before anything else. Although I'm on a healthy diet (starch-free), I secrectly think about laxatives. I know it's probably weird for a 30-yr-old but I just want to find out from you: Do one ever get over the weight issues? It's been three years and I thought I had healed. Please help! I'm slowly getting obsessed again and now drink about 3 litres of water a day.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Only really shallow people judge you predominantly byu your appearance. yes of course people can and do get over worrying abouit weight issues ; if they find it hard to do so, counselling generally helps them to achieve this.
Dietdoc could advise, but I'm not sure that "starch-free" is a health or balanced diet. And 3 litres a day sounds like a bit much and cause symptoms in its own right --- try going back to 2 litres per day
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