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I think there's room for concern Kath

Posted by Racer on April 6, 2008, at 19:49:27

In reply to Should I be concerned? regarding my weight?, posted by Kath on April 6, 2008, at 18:49:28

I can see a couple of reasons to be concerned.

First, the fact that your experience of your body doesn't sound as though it's matching reality right now. That's a sign of distorted body image, which is a problem in and of itself -- regardless of whether it goes along with any sort of eating disorder.

Second, the fact that you're weighing yourself so frequently, and multiple weigh ins, etc -- once a week is probably best. More than that, and you're probably having some troubles that are worth addressing.

Third, the fact that you're as concerned as you are says that something's up right now around your body, your weight, etc. That alone would be reason enough to address it.

So, with all three of those things, I'd say -- "Yeah, there's room for concern here."

Even if you don't have a full fledged, diagnosable, all-DSM-criteria-met eating disorder, you've got a disordered relationship with food, with your body, with your self-image, etc. Disordered eating is where most eating disorders start, after all.

So, there's an answer -- now what do you think you'll do about it?

Also, numbers can be very triggering for people with eating disorders -- I generally suggest avoiding specific numbers on online boards, and "No Numbers" has been a hard and fast rule in every live group I've been in. That's why I posted the trigger warning above. It's nothing you've done wrong -- just something I wanted to warn people about.




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