Weight anxiety?

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shellyg
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   Posted 11/3/2006 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all...I was wondering if anyone here gets very anxious about their weight?...I have been causing myself serious anxiety over this...I am terrified that I have gained weight or I will gain weight. I know this sounds soooo stupid sad Years ago...I had an eating disorder..I was over weight and resorted to starving myself to lose it...It worked and I have been the same weight ever since...I cant even have a scale in my house because I know that I will once again become obsessed with weighng myself...But for some reson lately the weight anxirty has returned...I am not starving myself or anything...but feel anxious everytime I look in the mirror or sit down to eat dinner.  I am sorry for the rant...maybe I just needed to vent sad I hope all of you are having a great day and enjoy your weekened tongue
 
Shelly
DX'd with Fibromyalgia in 2004...Seasonal Affective Dirorder, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder in 1994...Thats Enough...LOL


hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 11/3/2006 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shelly, my Sister has anorexia nervosa. It started with the starving skeleton girl then it went to bulimia and now she is an exercisaholic. She eats now so we are not as worried as before but like you she obsesses over her weight. She is tiny and always thinks she looks fat. The thing that I have noticed is that when she is under stress unrelated to her weight she tends to start obsessing about her weight. The people closest to you might notice this about youas well. In other words, something is bothering you but you might tend to divert to the weight obsession instead of the real issues. My Sister keeps herself busy every minute of the day. She runs away from her feelings and people who have feelings as well. So, I always know when she is struggling emotionally because she obsesses more about her weight. Just a thought. I hope for your own health and wellbeing that you have a group that you can attend for people who have struggled with eating disorders. Take care.
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hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 11/3/2006 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
P.S. I do not have an eating disorder but I do have something called "body disphormia (sp?). When I am depressed I see myself as FAT and ugly. This seems to be completely untrue to the people around me but I will try on every single outfit in my closet and even cry or cancel my plans because of how I look. As a Christian woman, I know that God values me for what is on the inside but I do become anxious about my weight too. In fact, there are times when I want every ounce of fat off of me - I can't stand it and then there are other times when I am more or less content. Like my Sister (above) I think that I am looking through a distorted lens at times. I am most likely anxious about other things so I try to think about that now. I can talk to my Mom about it too because she won't think I'm being vein.
Talk2Kel 
DX: chronic migraine, cervical degeneration, depression/anxiety 
RX: Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Soma, Immitrex 
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Daisy232627
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   Posted 11/4/2006 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I was anorexic for about 4 yrs and the bulemic for 12 years and just recently (2mo ago) have finally stopped and have started to gain a little. I totally understand anxiety about your weight, I have taken a liking to my tread mill so I will not give in to my urges with the bulemia. I don't have any real answers for it other than the running helps me with my anxiety but am I trading one obsession for another...hmmm..dunno, it's gotta be better than the other things I was doing. I also don't think people with weight anxiety have a problem with vanity I really believe its a self esteem issue in most cases anyways.

Just my thoughts
"Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it, what is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside." -Ramana Maharishi 
 
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Daisy


MsKittie
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   Posted 11/4/2006 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone
 
I have never had this problem but wanted to send you all (((Big Hugs))) I am so sorry you are all haveing to go thru this. It does sound to me you are all fighting for a good cause and that really showes srtingth. I'm very proud of all of you.
(((HUGS)))
   MsKittie
 
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nervymeg
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   Posted 11/5/2006 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I get the same thing.  The more anxious I get the more I worry about my weight.  It's the one thing I CAN control when my panic get's out of control.  I often "punish" myself with too much exercise because I get sooo angry that I am panicking.  When I calm down I'm fine and treat my body with respect.  It's one of those crazy coping mechanisms.  I also get a bit OCD about food as well, but I try and keep it in balance. Arrgh!! I can really sympathise Shelly.
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