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Posted by Julie on December 22, 1999 at 14:41:05:

In Reply to: bulemia and its control posted by leanne on December 20, 1999 at 04:33:43:

: i was anorexic and got some help but the feelings didnt go away and never have really.
: Being tall leaves me always under the impression that I am fat regardless of what people say. I told my mum hoping she would help me and she thinks I can stop with no thoguht but I have to be sick when I eat, I cant help it anymore, its an addiction now. I'm beginning to think nothing is going to stop me doing this. I am really scared


Hi there. I am a bulimic also. I started in high school and have done it now for 6 years with the 2 9 mos. sabbatical's from having 2 children. Anyways, the way I always understood it, bulimia is about control. Sure, all of us have other issues surrounding it, but control seems to be the main topic. I mean hey, if you really feel like you have no control over anything else in your life, why not become anorexic or bulimic? That way you control what you eat, anyway.
Don't focus so much on the fact you feel you can't control the eating disorder. Try to focus more on gaining control in other areas of your life that will build your self esteem and such. You may be suprised at how much that alone will help. :) Have you tried talking to a counselor?

Julie

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