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pregnancy, anorexia

By Anonymous November 29, 2015 - 8:34am
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i previously asked a question in regards to pregnancy and someone told me there was no risk on what happened- so i'm not gonna go into it again because i do not want to be a waste of space
Anyway, i have recently lost weight. I was like about 10ish stones and now about 8.5 but it fluctuates between 8.5 and 8.6 at the moment. I havnt been eating much. Only a little and whenever i eat something fatty i think 'what have i done?' and start to moan and complain. I also have developed a habit of continuously weighing myself. I foolishly tried to attempt to lose weight out of fear of being pregnant but im just wondering whether this is anorexia. I mean for my height (5'2 or 5'3) my weight is ok but i'm thinking that whether i lost it too fast and whether i have to be underweight to have anorexia?

Please can you help because if i have anorexia i will have to get professional help?

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
Anorexia is a mental illness that causes a person to always believe they are fat no matter how thin they get. From what you say, it sounds more like you are worried about losing weight, not gaining weight. If you were anorexic you would be happy about the weight loss, not concerned that it might be a bad thing.
It is apparent that you are conscience about your weight which is not bad. And you like to eat healthy as opposed to fatty foods, which is also a good thing. Your attempt to lose weight from fear of pregnancy was also unrelated to feeling fat. Fluctuating weight can be intriguing and may be compelling you to weigh yourself. However, I'm not seeing that you have lost this weight intentionally.
With that being said, you do not need professional help. You are mentally healthy and simply noticing your body in a new way. I encourage you to explore the kind of eating habits that make you comfortable and keep noticing the changes in your body, but do not obsess over it.

November 30, 2015 - 12:34am
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

But the thing is .. It was intentional
And I do not see any improvement in my weight even tho the scales say different

November 30, 2015 - 1:15am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

In that case, you need to do an assessment of your appropriate weight for your age and height.

November 30, 2015 - 11:20pm
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