Sunday, April 27, 2008

SHOCKING DIARY OF A YOUNG PRO ANA/MIA GIRL...



After clicking on a Google search that had landed on my blog, I followed a link to this diary of a young girl chronicling her journey in the pro-ana/mia lifestyle. Her last post was in September of 2006, which concerns me to no end. Why did she stop posting? Is she still alive?

Here are some of her diary entries:

"so today i had 2 100 cal cookie snacks so 200 cals and a cup of ice tea 120 cals so 320 cals and ima work off like 100 and somthing cals so im doing good i mean like its better then eatting 400 cals lol will im sleepy and ima go to bed now

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"okay its 12:44 here and i basically just woke up,

I did 50 sit ups

and 100 jumping jacks and im about to belly dance for an hour or two......hopefully

i did binge today but on pupose my plan was to get it out of my system tomorrow ima try to have an intake of 300 cal using that diet plan that i've writen earlier and ima do 200 jump n jacks and 100 sit ups and if i wake up early enough then ima try to go to the park and jog till i drop lol

Food intake of today:

2 Ribs drowned in bbq sauce- 477

some 2 celery sticks -neg cals

some 1/2 a cup of peas- 60 cals

and 2 slices of pizza 814 cals

Sit-ups: 50 cals >.> i should have did them longer i did like 50 cals so i guess 1 cal per sit up

jumping jacks: 50 cals <>.<> ........-sighs-

612 cals- belly dancing

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Back and better then b4

3 hashbrowns 180

ketchup-45

oil-140

patty-140

Cookies-100cal

Total-605

Can i burn 200 cals b4 the nights over??? I hope so

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Cal intake: 1,351

burned: 712

total cal intake -639

>.> its ookay i guess

Sit-ups: 50 cals >.> i should have did them longer i did like 50 cals so i guess 1 cal per sit up

jumping jacks: 50 cals <>.<> ........-sighs-

612 calsso i burned 712 calories.......ima go do some more sit ups"


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"The 6 Meal-a-Day Plan


Rule 1: you must eat something (which can be anything!) every 2 hours.

Rule 2: whatever you eat must not be less than 50 calories and STRICTLY not more than 100 calories.

Rule 3: the total number of meals per day should be 6.

Rule 4: you cannot eat or drink anything with calories during any of the intervals between meals.

There are only 4 rules and so it is quite easy to follow (if I could do it then so can ALL of you!)

Otherwise, you are free to eat what you like only as long as you keep within the rules.

The word "eat" in the above rules also covers beverages - and it's very important that calories from beverages are counted as part of that particular meal.

Although it seems to involve a lot of eating, basically you'd be falling within a daily caloric intake of between 300 and 600. <<>

You'd be having 300 calories per day if you have 6 meals of 50 calories each, and if you do the maximum and have 6 meals of 100 calories each you'd be having 600 calories per day which is still quite low!

The most important thing about this plan is the time schedule.

Here is how I do it:

Normally I don't have any appetite early in the morning, but the hunger pangs start biting mid-morning. So I take my first meal at 10:00 AM.

Then I must follow the 2-hourly pattern by the clock. This means I have to eat my meals at 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM and 8PM sharp.

For those of you who don't wish to eat so late in the day you could plan it all 2 hours earlier, making the schedule 8AM, 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, 4PM and 6PM. You can make the 2 hour intervals as you like, at quarter past something, or at half past something... as long as they are spaced 2 hours apart.

For the plan to work it is vital that you DO eat at the planned times. Strictly never skip a meal, even if you're not hungry at all. This shouldn't be hard because you can easily take your 50 cals by having a glass of milk, juice or sucking on a couple of toffees. Basically anything at your whim provided it is between 50 and 100 calories. (Do opt for healthy foods though!)

Also very important is that you cannot, say, have a meal of 200 calories and try to make up for it by eating less than 50 cals for the following meals, or worse still by skipping meals.

Do not view the plan as a daily "minimum 300 maximum 600" day plan, because it is not. You might have been eating 500 cals per day, and continue eating 500 cals per day on this plan - the only difference would be the time schedule, and hopefully (very likely!) more weight loss!

We here have various eating patterns. I myself am always experimenting with eating and food!

For example: - allowing myself a maximum amount of daily calories and the less calories I total at the end of the day the more success I feel I have had... - or starving myself and eating only as little as possible and only when the hunger pains become too hard to bear... - or allotting myself a given amount of calories and having some for breakfast, some for lunch and some for dinner... - or 'saving' the daily allotted calories for 'spending' on one meal per day... - or fasting for as long as possible...

I am not saying that the above methods are not good or do not work for weight-loss, neither am I saying that the 6 Meal-a-Day plan is definitely the best for all. If you are following another plan right now, and are feeling great throughout the day, and are losing weight at a rate you are happy with, then there is no need to change plans.

However, I really do suggest this plan: - if you are always trying to fast but spoil it by losing control and binging (like me!); or - if although you are eating very little calories you are not losing weight because your metabolic rate has dropped; or - if you don't like the idea of depriving yourself of 'naughty' food; or - if you are suffering heartburn caused by excess stomach acid; or - if you have dizzy or fainting spells when you don't eat for a long time; or - if your job or studies demand alertness and a high level of concentration which you can't maintain due to lack of food or distraction caused by hunger pains; or - if you have diabetes or suffer from hypoglycemia (frequent and regular food intake helps keep the blood sugar level stable)"


SMELLS LIKE KIMKINS TO ME :^(


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135 comments:

MrsMenopausal said...

Reading the words of an anorexic who is saying that 600 calories is still low and then considering the amount of calories advocated on KK, the amount of calories members are consuming. Very scary. Very telling.
My blog: Weighing The Facts

Sexy at any Size said...

Good grief a maximum of 600 calories a day! What kind of warped world is it that tells a young girl it Ok to even consider doing something like this to herself! Why is it that we are all not brought up to accept our selves, the way we look, and to not only accept but also celebrate our individual differences and variety that brings to life.

Anonymous said...

she eats loads, a real insult to real ana's. you guys have no idea! 600 cals, wtf, only a fatty would ever eat that much ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Anonymous said...

600 cals?
in that case shes not ana. she just wants to be ana.
anas never eat that much!

Anonymous said...

600 cals is a far lot for us ana girls. God if you read my blog youd be hating it. i only like to eat 200 cal a day or it kills me.

Anonymous said...

i am anorexic and just READING this made me want to do jumping jacks!!!! hashbrowns and pizza? how can you even call that an eating disorder? if i ate that much i'd be puking my guts out for hours and HATING myself. i feel guilty about 200 calories... but 600? thats like an anorexic crime!

Anonymous said...

This is so pathetic. 600 cals? Are you kidding me? There's no need to be worried for this girl. She's a wannabe ana. She really is. Pathetic. Fat.

QSunshine said...

i loveeeeee this!!!

Medusa said...

To qsunshine and the other anonymous posters,please read this:

http://www.2medusa.com/2008/07/to-girl-who-said-she-wants-to-be.html

Anonymous said...

WTF!!! 600 cals? such a wanna be.... real anas would not eat anything and if she was smart she would just go throw it or something!

Anonymous said...

I'm not an anorexic and my maximum is 600 cals a day. That is TWELVE cups of lite cup a soup!!! YOu can't call that an eating disorder. And even eating this amount i just just maintain my 'curves' without picking up.

Raven Alice said...

seriously thats not that bad 600 thats not really ana although i am not ana im mia but still 600 and thats low uhuh not ana

Anonymous said...

Thats not ana.
She's just a wanna be.
That's insulting to real ana's.
I mean PIZZA & HASHBROWNS!!
Ha.Please.

Maverick said...

"Wannabe Ana"? You can't be serious. You're insulting this girl because she can't possibly be a "real" ana, like you are? Who in their right mind wants to be Ana? Is this a new religion? My god, you people are really pathetic.

Before you run your foul mouth at me, I do know what the ED is about. I had it. I just didn't glorify it, like you. Get better and get a fucking life. I've spent some time being an emptyheaded skinny little bitch and it made life very shallow. Realize that there's more out there than being a size zero.

Medusa said...

Kudos, Maverick.

Anonymous said...

insult. complete insult. 600 cals and she claims o be ana? and maverick you can just go suck it. yeah you overcame this, but that doesn't mean other people have the strength to. and just because you want to/are skinny it doesn't make you fucking emptyheaded.

Medusa said...

A message to the "real" anas(whatever the hell that means) who feel "insulted" by this post:

By the tone of your comments, I'd wager that your eating less than 600 calories a day is causing an emotional, irrational and over-the-top response to this post and to the comments of others.

A little tip: Up those calories to, say, 1500 per day. Your emotions will level out, and I'd wager you won't feel so "insulted."

Now, take a deep breath, eat some food, and chill out.

Anonymous said...

KUDOS Medusa!

Medusa said...

Thanks, Anonymous ;^)

Anonymous said...

i feel like shit when i binge and have 600 calories! This girl wants us to eat 600 every day?!? She was probably obese before and 600 seems low to her. It's not even close.

Anonymous said...

i dont think its fair to say its offending, shes just telling it how it is. maybe she does have an eating disorder. ednos is still an eating disorder.

i dont know.. 600 kcal is a lot i agree, but at the same time im not going to tell this girl to eat less.. if she isnt anorexic i would make her? ..

Anonymous said...

I agree it's ALOT, but it isn't fair to say she's not ana. Ana is about how the mind works more than what you eat- if she's constantly preoccupied with these thoughts of inadequacy and she has the desire (and motivation) to become an extremely low weight then she's still one of us! xX.

Anonymous said...

Anarexia is a defeciency of nutrients!
If you are ana I strongly advise you get help... You are indangering yourselves by doing this and also your loved ones..
I'm currently bulimic and hate it, but also hate my body.. The only reason that is, is b/c of the way I was treated in middle school.

P.S medusa this is a great site, but understand it is very hard to stop if you have an eating disorder.

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with people? I am a former anorexic and not proud of it. Yay!! Osteoporosis, YAY, Organ damage and anemia!! Because there is nothing more attractive than a cripple with broken bones and kidney failure!!! Honestly. I mean what good does not eating do for you? You become a shrimpy little skeleton, no strength, and you look and feel like shit. Why does everyone think that's attractive? In the end there is only death. I am so glad that I eat now. Guess what? I eat 2000 calories a day! I am 130 pounds! I am a size fucking 4 and I could kick your ass!!!!!. Down with pro ana!!!!!

Anonymous said...

think about it the gda for women is 2000 cals a day!!! 600 is still low!!
by saying that this girl is not really 'ana' you are glorifying the desiese. Ana is more a mental desiese as it is physical, the way i see it this girl is still killing herself by eating such a low amount.
You lot are just pathetic to say that, for all you know this girl could be as skinny as fuck or maybe she is as fat as fuck it doesnt matter
she is still ana!!

Anonymous said...

She is Ana....she just hasn't taken it to the extreme yet. I started out like her and now I survive off about 250cals a day. I would give anything to be able to eat again and not feel totally repulsed. I actually want to be normal! But I can't stand the thought of eating what this girl does. Just the thought of hashbrowns makes me think of greasy cafes....I just want to be sick!

- MischaSoleil - said...

Maybe she´s on the first or second step walking to hell.

- MischaSoleil - said...

Sorry, it´s me again ...
If you call them just "wannabes" and fatasses other suffering people could think they don´t deserve help because they`re "too fat", too ... Such comments may trigger and encourage to starve on even more.
If this girl´s just a "wannabe" in fact so she´s at least human. No need to insult her.

Anonymous said...

Technically, anorexia involves a diet of less than 1000 calories a day. Anyone calling this girl a 'wannabe' or 'fatass' is just too stupid to even learn about the disorder they claim to have. Yes, it is a terrifyingly high amount for some of you, but you shouldn't judge. She could be reading this right now. Also, 600 calories a day will make most people lose weight.

Anonymous said...

She IS Ana. 600 is not really so much. Esp. if you're doing it for a long time, she suggests 300 to 600, well, that's more or less what I'm having since some years and believe me, the only way to prevent binges, keep on the 200/day and sooner or later you end up binging and purging... not worth it. BTW, I'm underweight following a diet of 300 to 600 /day... so it IS possible! and ana is not only how many calories u'r having, it's much more than that, it's a way of thinking...

Anonymous said...

This girl is anorexic and needs help. It doesn't matter how much she eats or how thin she is. If she continues like this she will die.

It sounds to me that you are all the "wannabe Ana's". Why anyone would want to be anorexic i have no idea. Its hell. I am anorexic and trying to recover. Being frail and lifeless is nothing to be proud of.

MischaSoleil said...

Do the girls here who have just 200 calories or less a day want everybody to take them as idols? Probably not so stop quarreling about who´s a "real ana" and who is not. Read books or Wiki for more correct(!) information about anorexia and other EDs.

Anonymous said...

Hello does no one actually learn to fuking read. she said 600 tops. if you where to eat 300 then you actually would be ana. like people have said, being anorexic isnt just about how much you do or dont eat, its but thinking everytime you eat something "omg wot t bitch" or " omg there must be about 200 cals in this apple".

Know one who hasnt been here understands wot its like. Evreyone one of you guys saying this girl ent ana, stop and think about wot your saying. ffs if she actually is and your saying she not and that 600 cals is alot and she reads this then its gonna make her worse.

And also if you werent thinking about it then why the hell come on this site. if you were bored and takin the piss outta people is the only thing you can do to make time fly then you need a fuckin job.

Anonymous said...

Just reading some of the comments really make me doubt some peoples humanity, or maybe its just their total ignorance.

Being Ana or Mia or even Ednos is about more than weight. No-one ever really sets out with that intention to want one of these diseases. Its often about control and a sense of worth and achievement, it gets addictive.

It starts with a simple diet, cut down to 1500 cals you lose weight, but its not enough, so you go to 1000 a day, then 800, then 600, then before you know it Ana or Mia have their evil greedy little hands wrapped around your throat, strangling you so hard you can't breathe. You want help, but you can't ask for it, people would think you were mad, or even worse an attention seeker, you think your too fat to have a problem, the lack of calories messes with your mind distorting everything.

You can have disordered eating and be 160lbs. People can die from Ednos and still be actually quite chunky.

Granted most are very underweight girls, but they didn't start that way, they all had to get their and I can assure you all it was NOT by choice.

Brandee said...

omfg. So many people here caught up in caloric numbers acting like experts! Anything below 1200 is danger at any weight, even obese should not drop below it! and the majority of "true anorexics" who are being honest eat more than 250 most days! I was between 600 and 900 though some days nothing aand some days 300 but was 50 pounds below a normal weight for my height! so tell me was I not anorexic because I ate more than 300? I tortured my body in losing and soon had no appetite, no desire to function, could barely speak, had no brain from malnutrition, and many medical issues.
You people acting like you are all that for being at 250 or you would never eat hashbrowns etc are frickn lying and stupid to make it some competition. and who the hell will give a shit about you when you are 6 feet under from it?
grow up and quit analyzing anorexia and judging others for it.
((hugs)) Medusa!
Brandee

Gem said...

Thank you so much to the commenters & medusa for making much more and calmer sense than those who were bashing the girl for "eating too much to be a true 'ana' (good grief why do people use cute pet names?). I'm not normally triggered by things i read, but those comments created so much anxiety. Feel so much calmer now, deeply thank you.

Anonymous said...

to those girls that say there is a "real" or "fake" anorexic:

you CANNOT say this girl is not disordered.
wake up, smell the coffee, realize both you and her are sick.

go to ANY link on the right side of this page and see how sick our lifestyle is. the end does NOT justify the means. that is my new mantra since recovery.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, for an anorexic she eats a lot. And the hunger pangs go away all together if you just don't eat. It takes a few days but its worth it. Just drink lots of water. You sweat it off. Reading her blog was pathetic. I hardly call that an eating disorder.

Rennie said...

Since when did the amount of calories you intake in a day qualify you as an anorexic. Anorexia is a disease of the mind, not a disease based on how many calories you intake.
So if you intake 201 calories, does that mean you're not "ana"?

What this girl is going through is the same for you and for me... It's a struggle every day to try and get through it and control her life. To control what is going on around her. Her feelings are the same as yours and mine. Disappointment. Frustration. Pride. Happiness. Sadness.

So however more "superior" you think you are compared to her, you're not. You're just another person who has a fucked up way of thinking, just like the rest of us.

So stfu, eat your lettuce, and hopefully with 600 calories a day, she'll be able to see her kids walk down the aisle.

Laura said...

Wow, this is crazy. Of course lots of people with eating disorders eat more than that. Any of those people who are saying 600kcal is a lot have lost it in the head. Especially if someone is doing a lot of exercise - and I'd class a lot as over half an hour a day which it looks like that girl is doing - 600 is not much at all. Your metabolism doesn't vary THAT much (i.e. by thousands of calories!) to get to a point where someone will not lose weight over the course of a month or whatever if they're consuming just 600kcal a day and exercising. To put it into perspective when I was 19 I was very unwell and my bmi was 12.5. I barely survived. Some days, I did eat more than 600kcal. I guess none of you who are wrapped up in all of this are going to believe that, but it is what it is.

Anyway, I guess what I'd say to any of you reading this that are caught up in this is that it's no way to live a life.

Anonymous said...

Suffering an e.d myself makes it sad to see people almost "taking the micky" out of 600 cals, yes reading this was meant to be a "inspiring" but maybe not. However, if the young girl reads this, it may trigger her as it has done for us... maybe you should consider that :(

Anonymous said...

shes not a real ana. real ana's, we dont eat, we just dont eat, i mean eating would be a crime. shes such a wannabe. she actually makes me vomit, knowing she has eaten that much. i mean get a life in the ana world please!!

mischa.soleil said...

"Another useless comment" ... three, two, one ... Go:

AAARRGHH!!! I am the ONLY REAL ANA, I am that sick plus that. Mmh. Don´t know why, dear Anonymous ... but: Bring me the lulz! XD


I apologize FOR SHOUTING! Yop.

Anonymous said...

bring the wat? lulz? whatever, i think u should join us and see how amazing it is, see how amazing u feel, iv been fasting for 2 days now, but gave in today, i have chocolate and crisps! its sooo bad!!

mischa.soleil said...

@Anonymous: I think you don´t know her, and you don´t know me. So what? Use your brain. - Lulz? Google helps. Bye.

Anonymous said...

The so called 'real anorexics' and pro ana people are mostly trolls and as pathetic as the girl in the diary.
Whoever said they were lying is correct. There is no way that people who eat an apple and some coffee in a day would be the kind to log on and laugh at people for being fat.
Because they aren't on a pathetic diet like most of you on here. They have an actual disturbing mental disorder.

If you actually had a genuine ED you would know due to what happens to your body eg: bowel issues that eating like that is problematic.
So in actual fact the people making fun of her for eating 'as much' as 600 calories have obviously never been that low themselves, or for very long.
So in other words you are either a liar or a wannabe pro ana who skips a meal or doesn't eat for 1 day out of the week and think you have anorexia.

Anyway this diary isn't disturbing. It is just attention seeking and embarassing really.
The only disturbing part of this is that she thinks she is managing to burn off 700 calories from exercising LOL
Didn't read much except what you posted on here but she must be like 15 tops to be so bad at the whole logic thing. Nevermind how the body works.

I am not worried for her. I am worried for the people who are in denial about an ED.

Delilah Chaos said...

No idea what's sadder. The fact that I think 600 calories a day is waaaaay to much and that i personally dont dare go over 250, or that i actually felt pity for this girl and what her to stop...

Anonymous said...

I do not judge others. However, this is unhealthy. Anorexia is serious. Most people who starve themselves tend to binge and eat unhealthy foods. If one truly wanted to lose weight diet and exercise is more efficent. When you starve yourself your metabolic rate drops because your body needs to store fat, carbs, etc. It is disturbing that such a sickening thing is promoted. Eating disorders such as anorexia can lead to death, mental hospitalization and other mental illness' such as borderline personality disorder nos. I believe whoever wrote the dairy and whoever comments saying that she is a fatass has inaccurate thoughts. It is a cry for attention and suggests that there is some pain this person cannot cope with. EDs are like another form or self-mutilation. I hope you "anas" get help before it is too late. As i stated before if your true objective is weight loss it can be obtained more quickly and efficently through diet and exercise.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if she even went around saying if she has anorexia or not? But she deff has an eating disorder. A healthy person without an ED wouldn't have a mind like this girl in my opinion.
600 cals would be a lot, especially with all that fat, but maybe read the definition of ED-NOS.
And these girls saying she's a wannabe and getting all offended & defensive.. Very disappointing to see. You should NEVER tell someone they're eating too much at 600 cals a day. Give your head a shake.

Charlotte said...

Dear all you Pro-Ana girls.

1. Most of you do not have Anorexia but Pro-Ana
in which you starve yourself, bitch to others then go back to a binge then starve again. You people make the world miserable. Kudos to maverick for highlighting the obvious. The avg intake for a woman is 2000 calories. 2000 calories to maintain a healthy body weight with slight variations according to height etc. You are NOT surviving on a diet of less than 600 cals a day. STOP the bullshit and LET people get on with their lives because you people nearly killed my friend Lucy. She weighs 60 pounds but you probably think that's fat huh, she lives in the hospital on a drip. IS THAT SKINNY ENOUGH FOR YOU? SHE IS DYING. happy? does this make you happy? real anas? real ana's are dying. she is dying. Is that real ana enough?

Anonymous said...

Sorry but some peoples comments really bugged me and I know this post is old BUT an anorexics calorie intake is said by doctors to be below 900, as 900 is the highest amount of calories to be classed as starvation. Plus, any of you 'anas' can not say you have not binged or done so intentionally at the beginning of your 'diet' and your slip into anorexia? Because I sure did and I have been diagnosed with anorexia and have been battling it for 4 years now. So grow up, because the fact that you are poking fun at someone for their calorie intake shows that you are in fact immature and most likely a wannabe yourself. Stupid people.

Anonymous said...

Im ana and you know what my calorie intake is???? how about ZERO calories a day and burning 600 calories. I am 5'6" and weigh about 86 pounds . IM pro ana. that girl definitely is not.
But reading all of your comments really amused me, ima go throw my guts up for an hour HA!

Medusa said...

How mature, Anonymous.

Catie said...

For the "real anas," I hope you're trolls. I'm diagnosed with anorexia, and I go on water fasts averaging 40 days. It's not as glamorous as you seem to think, and I would never, ever say that I'm a "better" anorexic just because I have so little control that I will keep myself from eating for six weeks.

It's kind of sad, like you're hanging onto the last thing you have-- this grand title of an anorexic. Take a minute to think beyond your body and I'm sure you'll find much more important things to think about beyond "ana."

Anonymous said...

I agree with the other people who are irritated by all the "real anas" ripping this poor girl to shreds for not eating little enough to meet with their standards of being screwed up.

600 calories is TOO LOW to live on so obviously she is unhealthy and even if she ate a completely healthy and nutritionally balanced diet I feel that someone must really be hurting inside to want to become anorexic.

It's not about what you eat or how much you eat or how much exercise or how often you purge it is about the feelings which lead you to that. Is that not what we are always taught? If someone WANTS to have a serious life-threatening illness I think people should pay attention to why they feel so desperate.

Anonymous said...

'real' anas... you'se r incredibly mean!!!!

Anonymous said...

What does it matter of the technicalities of what's considered "anorexic" or "pro/wannabee anorexic?"
Anorexia, just like all mental disorders, are a part of the MIND.

It's not about eating 300 calories and having it less than "1000" to qualify as a true, DSM candidate "anorexic."

It's not even about the weight of a person that makes someone anorexic.

Determining if someone has anorexia isn't like a black and white math problem. There is no black and white, simple equation or formula to know what qualifies someone to have anorexia or not. It's about the MINDSET of someone.

A person who feels controlled by food and weight, or basically lives a tortured life that relates to body image issues and has a very unhealthy relationship with food probably has an eating disorder. And if they do confine to the "technicalities" of anorexia or the "factual" symptoms that everyone seems to be so hooked on, then maybe that person does have the disorder.

But that doesn't matter.

I say everyone leaves this girl alone. Whether she is a true or "fake" anorexic, she obviously has some problems. No healthy person in the right mind would even keep a journal like that, make such an elaborate diet plan, or call themselves fat unless they really are suffering inside. I don't care if she has the real anorexia, a fake anorexia, or if it just a little diet she's going on, but she's clearly NOT HAPPY.

So leave the girl alone!
I'm sure a lot of you spend too much of your time trying to be a "perfect" anorexic, and try to belittle people who don't fit your "perfect anorexic" standards.

Eating disorders should be taken seriously, and so should all other behaviors or thoughts like this girl has.

Anonymous said...

Lets do some math, to burn 1/2 kg of fat you should burn around 3600 Cals. Now lets see, a normal person (average girl) has a basal metabolisme of around 1700 a day, wich leaves us with 1900 Cals per day. So a person that eats 300 Cals a day, or a person that eats 600 Cals a day have a deficit of 1400 to 1100 a day. Now, to sum it up,in a period of 12 days the person eating 300 Cals will lose just 1/2kg more then the person eating 600 Cals, not much diference. Instead the person eating 600 Cals will more likely feel sain and will be able to fonction on a daily basis and move more, so she'll end up burning more Calories.
I don't judge or support ana/mia but, i know we all women strugle with our weight, unless we are skinny by nature.

Flor said...

I AM THE ONE AND ONLY REAL ANA!
I live from air.
Take that pro/anas and mias and whatever of the world. 200 cals?? Ugh. Shame on you, wannabes.

How does it feel, to be discriminated for not fulfilling the requirements for being called "ana"? Who has the copyright of the word? I bet no one of you are a doctor to oficially call yourselves anorexics, no matter if you are or want to be one.

Nice post. And I have to agree with Maverick, eating disorders seem to be a sect and not a disease nowdays. I've been sick and I know it doesn't matter if you eat 1 cal or 600 cals, the fact you're thinking the way that girl does is a symptom that something's wrong, don't you think? Sad.

I found your blog by chance, I'm pretty sure it will help some people I know who's still dealing with ED. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I have to say, this is not ANA, she has eating issues yeh, but like, ANA girls wouldn't really eat that much. or they would at least purge it!

Anonymous said...

Ana is supposed to be your friend and thats what friens do!! HELP YOU
even though thats not what they do and ana is the best friend i will ever have....

Anonymous said...

People...calm, calm!!! God, why is it such a big deal if she chooses to eat 600 calories? Does that matter to you so much? If you want to stick to 200 or no calories or whatever a day then so be it, just remember how a person without an eating disorder sees it; if you are a size zero you shouldn't try to lose any more. Size zero isn't pretty. All bone, skin and no muscle is not the look you want, it is not at all attractive.In my opinion and pretty much everyone's opinion, a size eight or ten is slim and perfectly skinny. Don't beat yourself up if you are a size four-ten because that is what a lot of girls strive to be. And if you think that's fat then you are crazy!:)

Anonymous said...

Because of the horrible comments of the elitist anas It makes me feel yet again like I have to hide this disorder from the world. Thanks guys.

Amy Kay said...

Mmmm, the drama.
I don't understand anybody on here. Six hundred calories a day isn't going to kill this girl, but she'll definitely be thin. She can survive on this amount, but she's going to regret it in the long run. Then again, those who consume half the amount "needed" to survive live longer. I just learned that in Anatomy the other day. Still, don't call this girl fat. I don't know what your definition of fat is, but I know she isn't. That'd make me Lord Fatty of Fat Town with an order of fat on the side.

Anonymous said...

ummm...you people are fucking ridiculous. 600 calories a lot? you all need to visit a phsycologist!! sad to say but i am a nurse and it takes 1000 calories a day to only keep your vital organs running. so those of you who think 600 calories is alot i hope you all are happily awaitng your dealth bed. and dont try to say i dont know what im talking about i was anorexic back when i was 16 and it was the worst 3 years of my life. i had to sit for 8 hours in a room with a 17 year old girl to make sure she ate and she wasnt in the hospital because she was anorexic she was in the hopsital because when you eat less than 1000 calories your body feeds on your muscles and your heart is in fact a muscle and her heart was failing it had become so weak. ana is an adiction and like any adiction its hard to let go and you may think you may think your happy but believe me you have no idea and dont say you'd be miserable eating like a normal person because whens the last time you tried it!

Anna said...

I am reading about this disease and from this post and comments I`ve understood that "elite" starvation-artist write anonymously to hurt their galpals who aren`t living up to the "standard" because they haven`t got the guts to take on criticism for themselves. You are Ana? Fine, then why not use your name and stand up to those that say that it`s not a healthy lifestyle? Are you not able to take on the world for this choice you`ve made? It is so easy to bash people anonymously isn`t it? You are rejecting your own identity and the disease you so valiantly fight to impose on others, judging them by your twisted methods and conveying your finding in a cowardly manner as an anonymous. I find it pathetic and I wish to praise the people who said that they do battle with this monster. Internal hardship is the most difficult enemy because you are on your own against it. For those seeking a way out, please choose to always look underneath the underneath (quote from a fictional character) to determine why is it that you resort to this particular action and what it means in the framework of your life. I feel that if you try to see beyond the obvious and question your choices mindful of the consequences you might just start on your road to recovery. Health and strength to all.
P.S. To all who want to reply to me by stating what heroes they are for being able to starve themselves to nothing my answer is this: just because you think it`s right doesn`t necessarily make it so.People thought that the invention of nuclear technology would rid the world of it`s energy problems and look what became of that. LOOK at yourself and I don`t mean your body. Look beyond the bones and skin and stare into what is left of your soul. Can you do that or are you afraid that you`ll really see yourself for what you are or even worse, you`ll see the disease? No tricks or clever mind over matter thoughts... just you.

Anna Maria

Anonymous said...

hi all!

i used to have an ED-NOS. I would say i'm in remission for the past 5 years but it was a long struggle. I also still have thoughts of course but try not to give them as much power.

From the inside out, as someone there and back, it is my opinion that this disease is not one of the symptoms (such as eating 600 cals a day) but rather one of deep emotional hurt. I developed my own ED after my mother died. I believe your soul needs to be examined in order to heal; what do you love? what are you missing? where can you start to place more attention on other things besides the scale? man did yoga hope with all of this (that's personal tho)

of course, as you get better, you start to gain weight. but as of this day, i'm a pretty slammin' girl in my 30s, with a boyfriend, a career, a LIFE! If ANY of you are teetering on the line of getting better, i will tell you it is HIGHLY possible with the work. For those others whom are unsure, please know that this disease could end up killing you. I hope you understand the consequences and will one day reach a point of "being sick of it" and wanting more than the #. Good luck to all of you! Please think about it.

Anonymous said...

This actually sickens me. To tell someone they are 'faking' etc because they aren't doing it like you and your delusional friends.
Just because you eat less than her 600 TOPS then you are sicker, more superior and higher on the ED ladder? I could eat 600 or less a day, even nothing if I really wanted to, doesn't mean I have an ED. It's not about how little you can eat, it's how you feel about it, how it makes you feel and the ability to cope with it. You little skinny air headed bitches don't seem to know much about the disorder you claim to have.
Just because you eat less than her, doesn't mean you're 'better at being an anorexic"

Anonymous said...

Okay from reading all this I gotta say, this girl may have issues but she probably didn't die from Ana er anything medusa. She probably just quite. People who truly have Ana would probably spend hours over the toilet bowl from eating pizza or cookies, I know I would and although I will admit there used to be days where I would be tempted to eat ice cream or chocolate or pizza even whenever I did even when I first was diagnosed I would just throw any of it back up so I was under 300 cal not calling her a wanna be but she doesn't sound very far along into an Ed she was probably just extreme dieting for a few days and was to weak to try and finish what she started ....... Which really isn't such a terribly thing I guess

Anonymous said...

i dont even eat that much in two dayssomtimes 3 or four let alone a day

Anonymous said...

That's not anorexia at all. That's just your average, poorly-made workout/diet plan. I don't even eat 500 calories per day. :( And she probably stopped posting because she lost interest, plus eating 1,000 calories a day won't kill you.

Anonymous said...

So where did you people get your medical degrees? Oh thats right..you dont have one..anything pertaining to body image and restriction is medically considered anorexia...the term means lack of appetite. Theres no calorie limit..or even weight to make someone anorexic. An eating disorder is anything that is not normal thinking when it comes to food."real ana" what the fuck does that even mean? Apparently youre the wannabes because any eating disorder is a mental incapacity..like bipolar disorder or OCD. "Real" anorexics are so consumed by their disease that they dont have to put other anas down. They understand they have a problem and support eachother. Why dont you wait untill you graduate high school and get out in the real world before you start bashing people for things you dont understand! Bitch back all you want. It will just fall upon deaf ears bc I came upon this site doing research and have no need to come back. BTW I am anorexic..and an eating disorder specialist..so dont tell me I dont know what Im talking about..bc my PhD and life expierence says otherwise.

Izzi said...

eww, hash browns, pizza, tomato ketchup? this girl is so full of shit! 'a young pro ana/mia girl' my ass!
she's lying about her calorie intake as well. with all that crap she's eating, she's an insult to all the ana girls out there. she says 'pity me, i'm so anorexic' and she's stuffing her gob with all this shit.
she doesn't know anything about what it's like to REALLY be ana. she whines about her size, but she keeps eating all this disgusting muck? that isn't ana - even though there's no set definition.
this chick should try living for a week on tea, water, and celery. then maybe she'd have a gist of what it's like to be living the ana lifestyle.

Anonymous said...

okay i was anorexic at one point to .... but what i dont understand is how you can say this girl isnt anorexic. she deffinatley has something wrong, do you honestly think 600 calories is healthy?

4everhopeful said...

I spent years sick with an eating disorder, i'm at a healthy size now after 2 years in 3 hospitals but still i struggle every day with my self-image. The people who are posting negative comments about this girl should be wondering why they want to diagnose another person who they no a tiny bit of information about, ed is a disease not a competition or a club. Do you realise how insensitive it is to put someone down for what they eat, how could what she eats insult you. Whether you realise it or not now, eating disorders are cruel, they rob you slowly of things you once loved and disconnect you from yourself. When you look in the mirror and believe that skinniness is a hard skin against life, you're not completely wrong because ed thoughts get stronger and the obsession grows till life seems meaningless without being skeletal so your ed becomes your life and anyone trying to make you let go you lie to or push away because you need to be skinny so badly. Some days you wonder why me? i want to be normal? i want my life, i want to spend my time doing other things besides pursuing my death through skinniness, sadly so many people are alone during those moments of hope and often professionals are useless but there is always hope, i've had moments of happiness and i know now they're worth holding onto. Please love yourself or let someone else love you enough to help you through your suffering. My love and best wishes to all of you that you find peace and heal. xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Well, clearly 600 calories aren't enough if you want to be HEALTHY.
But if this girl really was anorexic, she would NEVER eat brownies or pizza, not even one single bite, and she would NEVER EVER think that a calorie intake over 1000 was O.K. if she just burned enough afterwards.
I mean, I was diagnosed anorexic just 2 weeks ago, and my eating disorder is quite at the beginning, and even I would NEVER NEVER NEVER eat that much unhealthy food!
So be sure: she didn't die. And she's not anorexic.
Maybe on the way to anorexia- but not yet anorexic.
have a nice day

Anonymous said...

Ok so all of you are severely sick. Get help & get a life. I can't imagine thinking of nothing but calories all day. You glorify your sad disease. You are proud of being sick. Take a hike. Buy some fresh flowers. Go to a movies. Eat. Eating is wonderful, and you all wish you could do it! God I hope none of you have daughters!! Most people want help when they are sick. Your acting proud is a cover-up, you know you are sick

I am 112 pounds. Size 2. You think size 2 is fat? No you don’t!! I enjoy food, but work it off. Guys constantly check me out. I'm hot! You guys are cowards & must sit alone thinking your 85pound body is hot. Because no really does, no man want you. What a sad life you live. Get help!

Anonymous said...

just freaking saying: i haven't ate in, like, 3 days. 600 A DAY??? you must be kidding me. I feel guilty after my daily coffee ;o
Im on the ABC-diet and THAT, my friend, is hard.

Anonymous said...

oh and btw (comment on the above)
i don't consider myself 'an ana', i just dont have to eat, want to eat, i WILL not eat.

Anonymous said...

Please, people.... A person needs _at least_ 1500 calories PER day to the body to function well.

And why the hell do you think being "pro-ana" is cool. It's a slow suicide; nothing to be proud of!

Anonymous said...

I hate all the comments of the "real pro ana's" ! You guys telling that people should be ashamed that they eat more than 600 calories. I am a bulimic and finally had the courage to seek help and I strongly recommend all of you crazy ana's to do the same. you are really hurting people with or without an ED, that want to get their lives back on track. It's easy to stay in your safe little anorexic/bulimic world, but getting out of there is much harder!
So pleace, leave your stupid comments that we don't have strength and courage to eat less somewhere else.

Peace Out!

Anonymous said...

Wow... dont i feel like a fatty now. I eat just over 1000cals a day but now i feel like thats two times more than i need. Time to go clean my system....I dont know how to eat so little with hypoglycemia though... any tips so i don't faint everyday????

Anonymous said...

What the hell anything under 1000 calorie is STARVATION and the way how she talks in her diary, she has an eating disorder.

Anorexia isnt all about the calories! This is certinly not an insult! It is another girls story of her illness!

It doesnt say anything about calorie consumption in the criteria for anorexia so get your facts straight and dont judge!

And yes I've had anorexia been diagnosed and been in and out of hospital beccause of it for years so I know what I'm talking about!

Anonymous said...

What the hell anything under 1000 calorie is STARVATION and the way how she talks in her diary, she has an eating disorder.

Anorexia isnt all about the calories! This is certinly not an insult! It is another girls story of her illness!

It doesnt say anything about calorie consumption in the criteria for anorexia so get your facts straight and dont judge!

And yes I've had anorexia been diagnosed and been in and out of hospital beccause of it for years so I know what I'm talking about!

Anonymous said...

wow my maximum calorie intake is 200 and even then i feel guilty!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm hypoglycemic and if I don't eat about..1,000 calories a day, this happens
1. I begin dry heaving 2. My stomach feels like it may begin to devour the rest of my organs 3. My head starts spinning 4. I run the risk of(and have) collapsing
I'm already considered to be anorexic by my peers, I just can't imagine depriving ones body like this.

Anonymous said...

So you haven't found a way around it??? I want to be stick-like but haven't known how with hypoglycemia...):

Anonymous said...

Please delete this- look at the comments. What if that girl ever read them?
What if she already has.

Anonymous said...

Reading all the shitty comments on here... I seriously almost cried. I am 13 years old and have recently developed anorexia nervosa. I also self-harm. Disgustingly, I began as one of these claimed "pro anas". Then what had been my friend became my greatest enemy. Ana is not a trend, or a religion. It is a DISEASE. I am trapped inside of it. My heart goes out to this girl and what must be going through her mind to behave this way. What must be going through some of these other poster's minds to say these things. This is SICK. Who gives a fuck how many calories se eats? She obviously believes she is fat, and needs to become a stick figure because that's what society tells her. That is what you are telling her. And to those who said anorexics eat nothing... that is absolute bull shit. If you ate nothing, never binged, you would be dead. Is it necessary for you to tear down every helpless person you can as well as yourself? Go get some help. You honestly need it.

And thank you Medusa for this blog. It exposes the raw reality of anorexia, unlike all that pro ana crap out there. Blessings

Anonymous said...

you people insulting this women are horrible i think everyones opinions need to be kept to them selves this is why us people have these disorders because of society i think it would be much better if we all stuck together as a team all of us believers because ive ben through this when i was 8 till 19 and its horrible . i am now in my early 30's and i still think about not eating and feeling guilty purging but then i take a few moments and think about it . we are all beautiful in our own way and only god can judge us as humans i am still not fully recoverd but life is looking better for me its a long process but you gurls will be fine hopefully . as long as your following up with your local ED clinic . eating disorders of canada or america . its very easy to make an appointment and for those of you who dont your not ana or mia sadly your a depressed manic or attention seeker . but i hope you get better for those of oyou who are sick it is an awful disorder . God bless all of you

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Reading all the shitty comments on here... I seriously almost cried. I am 13 years old and have recently developed anorexia nervosa. I also self-harm. Disgustingly, I began as one of these claimed "pro anas". Then what had been my friend became my greatest enemy. Ana is not a trend, or a religion. It is a DISEASE. I am trapped inside of it. My heart goes out to this girl and what must be going through her mind to behave this way. What must be going through some of these other poster's minds to say these things. This is SICK. Who gives a fuck how many calories se eats? She obviously believes she is fat, and needs to become a stick figure because that's what society tells her. That is what you are telling her. And to those who said anorexics eat nothing... that is absolute bull shit. If you ate nothing, never binged, you would be dead. Is it necessary for you to tear down every helpless person you can as well as yourself? Go get some help. You honestly need it.

And thank you Medusa for this blog. It exposes the raw reality of anorexia, unlike all that pro ana crap out there. Blessings

June 23, 2012 1:32 AM I strongly agree with this young lady . :) good choice of words , i hope you recover eventually as well . you sound like a beautiful person :)

Jules said...

Oh hi!
I just wanted to say that I eat 1600 calories per day, my metabolism just erases 1250 of them because he's wide awake due to the tasty steaks I eat every other day and the small treats like ice creams and milkshakes I enjoy quite often and for the rest of the calories, they might be erased today with a small walk or some swimming or not, because I may be too tired for that and just leave it for tomorrow. Result? I think my body is quite perfect the way it is and there is no possible way you can call me overweight. And none of you are, you are just to shelf-centered to see you're missing the important stuff like discovering new dishes in exotic restaurants with some guy who loves every single one of your 57 kilos ;) Xx

Anonymous said...

I'm, unfortunately, a friend of ana's. I eat net 250 cals a day. I keep track in this app called my fitness pal. I have around 500 or less calories actually eaten, then I burn the rest off with situps, volleyball, or jump rope. I basically live off of popcorn and water. I like it this way. I know its unhealthy, but I don't care, I'd rather be dead than fat.

Anonymous said...

Ugh, I am sitting here reading these comments and literally sobbing. I've had an eating disorder since I was 12 and I'm 19 now. I've been through multiple treatment centers, run the gamut of symptoms, recovered, relapsed...
I'll admit, when my ED was just starting, I frequented sites like this. I fed (no pun intended) my eating disorder with these bullshit "pro ana" comments. Maybe if I'd woken up and seen through all of this crap I wouldn't have had to go through seven years of hell. Maybe I wouldn't have had to watch my dad crying next to my bed in the hospital. Maybe I wouldn't have almost forced my family to sell our house to pay for treatment. Maybe I would have actually had relationships with people instead of spending every waking moment thinking about food and weight and HATING myself all the time. I almost couldn't go to college because of this eating disorder. I ruined pretty much all my teenage years.
And yeah, for a while, I was "pro ana" or whatever the hell you want to call this shit. And now? Now that I'm sick of all of it and actually want to get better? It's hard now. It's not like you're into it one day, realize that it's ruining your life, and then just get over it.
I'm not going to say stop posting this stupid, self-indulgent "I'm more ana than you" nonsense, but at least THINK for one second about the hell you might be helping someone walk into with your comments.

sense said...

You know what i find fucking sick, the fact that i feel the same 'anonymous' person is posting multiple comments about how she's not a real ana, she's just a wannabe as she eats too much. That same person is trying to brainwash girls (and even boys) reading this blog into the ana lifestyle by commenting more than once about how 600 calories is fatty. IM DISGUSTED AND CREEPED OUT.

Anonymous said...

This should be removed. If that's what you believe, please keep it to yourself, you wouldn't want to be responsible for a young girls death if she was ever motivated to eat insanely little by this comment
I don't mean to sound mean, I'm just warning you :)

Anonymous said...

Bang on perfect, well said

Anonymous said...

Wow ...I just wanted to make one comment to the ProAna girls (or guys) I know it freaks you the hell out to eat past a certain point or whatever ..but looks is definently not everything! Stop being such asses to this girl and take a look at the things you say! Do you feel proud? Dear God,I hope not. You should be ashamed for being so heartless, I mean whats the point of beauty & happiness if your personality is gunna be ugly and destructive towards others? Anyways, its her life not yours so back off! I pray to God she's ok now and never comes across this...mean are you "ProAna's" willing to hurt another soul so bad that she dies....I mean can you live with the idea of her dying because of the things you say? Don't just take this for granted.Pull your act together & take this very seriously. Another thing I honestly dont know if its that healthy but proana's maybe look into "The Raw Vegan Diet/Lifestyle" if you won't get help. Honestly look it up on youtube, you won't get fat like you would think...but I'm definently NOT supporting the thin look, I'd just be happy if you guys chose to eat healthy instead of nothing. Give it a chance please! Or if you're at that point where you're ready ask someone to help you and get out of this disease while you can and the sooner the less internal/mental/external problems. I am No Doctor just fed up with all the pain and suffering in this world & want to help when I can..please you guys try to get out of the ProAna or any other eating disorder ( or anything for that matter) thats all I ask. You're loved SO much whether you believe it or not, God's always watching over you but right now your listening to the demons in this world...the ourcome of that is terrifying.I'm not preaching or trying to scare you, but as a human to another human I want people to be happy. Sure losing weight will be a BRIEF happiness..but its never enough right? Is that really the way you want to live? In constant fear, in constant pain and in secrecy? Please get help, I'll be praying for all of you that God shows his love for you in a way you maybe never believed but he's there & its hard to believe I know that, but he's the only true lasting happiness for everyone & he doesnt force us to have faith in him, its free will just like starving is your own choice but its not fun & its not fulfilling. Let him guide you onto a better path and just trust him. Help yourselves you guys! -Kimberly Siewert

Anonymous said...

Kim again. Just wanted to apologize for the vent & swearing,that was low of me. I hope you guys take the things after that into account and really give it some thought to help yourselves while you can. - Kimberly Siewert

Anonymous said...

Maverick-

there definitely are people who are wannabe ana. they see what pro ana people are saying about ana "being there for them" and like the sound of it or they just want to loose weight so they try to get an ED.

And congrats on getting over your eating disorder. But for those who are still struggling, telling them they are pathetic only makes them feel more alone and turn to ana/mia even more. And btw for a lot of people their ED is really about feeling lonely and not having control, not just wanting to be skinny.

Anonymous said...

maverick-
there definitely are people who are wannabe ana. they see what pro ana people are saying about ana "always being there for them" and like the sound of it or they just want to lose weight so they try to get an ed.

Congrats on getting over your eating disorder! But for those who are still struggling, it only makes them feel more alone when you call them pathetic, making them turn to their ED even more. Being ana is not just about being skinny, its about wanting to have control and feeling lonely. And I'm not saying ana is a good thing....but once you start you get trapped and become a slave to the disease. It is extremely hard to recover, and I know from past experience that trying to recover when youre not ready can just make things worse. I am 13 and I have depression. I tried to stop ana and ended up starting SH instead, so please dont insult or force anyone. Even if we are messed up it doesnt help when other people tell us so.

Anonymous said...

maverick-
there definitely are people who are wannabe ana. they see what pro ana people are saying about ana "always being there for them" and like the sound of it or they just want to lose weight so they try to get an ed.

Congrats on getting over your eating disorder! But for those who are still struggling, it only makes them feel more alone when you call them pathetic, making them turn to their ED even more. Being ana is not just about being skinny, its about wanting to have control and feeling lonely. And I'm not saying ana is a good thing....but once you start you get trapped and become a slave to the disease. It is extremely hard to recover, and I know from past experience that trying to recover when youre not ready can just make things worse. I am 13 and I have depression. I tried to stop ana and ended up starting SH instead, so please dont insult or force anyone. Even if we are messed up it doesnt help when other people tell us so.

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jane doe said...

Excuse me please shut the fuck up if you don't want other people to express themselves then you shouldn't too. Period

Anonymous said...

oh god i remember writing those things that was my blog youve taken it from
i stopped posting because i went into recovery and i would basically just copy and paste everything from other ana websites so everything was in my blog for inspiration

ThinkAboutIt said...

I'm pretty sure you need to shut the fuck up. That person was only giving their opinion

ThinkAboutIt said...

She didnt say that she eats 600 calories. And if she, having a ED is a process. You don't just cut your caloric intake drastically at one time, it's little by little.

Anonymous said...

Ex-fucking-xcuse me. My best friend is practically dying from this illness and she was eating 800 calories a day at the start. None of you 'anas' ate 200 as soon as you started.
You are absolutely PATHETIC. Calling yourself an 'ana', yep, you're doing what you accuse her of... kidding yourself. Seriously. God I hope no one has sympathy for you.

Aneta Ruszkowska said...

Agree with u 100%, and its sick how they re literally saying 'im so proud i am REAL ana, and shame on you for eating 600 cals a day!', for starters 'real ana' would never say that as most people who suffer from this ilness realise what they re doing and know how hard this ilness is to get over, so they would NEVER slag somebody for eating only 600 kcals a day.. before my recovery i would be the one saying:dont kill yourself girl and get help while u can -thats real ana to you, not just some chick who thinks its 'glamorous and cool'to be 'real ana' , pathetic

Anonymous said...

Honestly, this is so sad. The fact you are going to make fun of this girl for not being Ana enough?! Ana's a diesease, not something to be proud of. I've been Ana for 8 years, ive lost 3 of my best friends to Ana. Ana has taken control of my life. I've been fighting it and it has lead me into a life of depression that I can't get out of. 600 cals is a lot for most Ana girls, but not a lot at all for average women. These comments are the reasons why so many teenagers are dying from Ana, Mia and suicide... I understand why you look in the mirror and want to be thin, we all do. But you have to stop letting that take control of your life, you're perfect just as you are. Someone loves you, even if you aren't stick thin! Please fight against this disease and don't end up losing the battle against it like me, be your own kind of beautiful <3

Anonymous said...

The thing about publicly posting your opinions on the internet is that other people are also entitled to publicly respond.

juxtapositionofmine said...

Being fit is so much better than being skinny. Skinny fat is not hot. Being fit and healthy is.
Check out bodybuilding dot com for resources on finding friends, recipes, work outs, all sorts of stuff!
Consider this - perhaps your mind is no longer clear, sharp, or logical once you've been depriving your body of what it needs to function. Would you ask a drunk person to make an important decision?

*it's more appealing to be dead than to be fat? #1 you're not fat. #2 what if there is no afterlife?

juxtapositionofmine said...

Being fit is so much better than being skinny. Skinny fat is not hot. Being fit and healthy is.
Check out bodybuilding dot com for resources on finding friends, recipes, work outs, all sorts of stuff!
Consider this - perhaps your mind is no longer clear, sharp, or logical once you've been depriving your body of what it needs to function. Would you ask a drunk person to make an important decision?

*it's more appealing to be dead than to be fat? #1 you're not fat. #2 what if there is no afterlife?

Anonymous said...

Fun fact: SHE'S NOT ACTUALLY ANOREXIC. Anorexia is NOT a lifestyle. It's pure hell. And 9 times out of ten, anorexics won't eat nearly as unhealthy kinds of foods this wannarexic is.

Anonymous said...

MPA friends unite ;)
The comments about her not being a "real ana" are triggering and just dumb.
Look up your own disorder before saying things like that

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but honestly, that is NOT how anorexia works. She is a WANNAREXIC. Because I'm pretty sure no darn anorexic would be able to eat 2, not just 1 but 2 f****** ribs! I really don't believe this story and I think its utter BS. I feel bad for this "girl."

Anonymous said...

600 is dangerously low. You have to friggen eat more. You could as hell be on your way to an eating disorder.

Anonymous said...

Okay, listen here. ANOREXICS DO EAT! Maybe YOU don't eat but anorexics do eat, they just eat bare minimum to survive. Duh! Get your facts straight before bashing someone else.

Anonymous said...

Hey, you should look at what you wrote and take your own advice before putting something on here.

Anonymous said...

Funny because I'm pretty sure the diagnosis for anorexia has now changed to less than a BMI or 18.5. Duh, if you don't meet that criteria then you have EDNOS.

So much for a PhD.

Anonymous said...

Okay, based off of all the comments and the story itself, I think I can see where she is and where all you people stand. She might be taking in 600 calories, and I agree that's very little, however she eats pizza and hash browns no problem. She still might be in shallow water, so I can understand it that way, but if she goes down to the deep end, yes, she will cut those fatty foods little by little. If she already is full blown 'ana', it doesn't particularly sound like it if she eats that kind of food. It makes her seem like a wannabe anorexic, but we don't know her full story, especially since her last post was in 2006. Who knows? Maybe she stopped posting because she collapsed one day, or her parents found out she wrote these posts and took away her connections to the internet. If she stopped posting, she still might have continued with her low calorie lifestyle, and maybe she's even hospitalised right now for all we know. To the people who said she's a wannabe ana, to almost everyone actually, I don't think that even you know what real anorexia is. Anorexia isn't judged by how fat you are, how much you eat, how little you eat, how much you exercise or anything like that. Anorexia is a mental disease. You don't control what you eat, the anorexia does. It messes with your mind, emotions, not your physical state (not primarily of course, it obviously does malnourish you and make you thin). It's a disease of the mind, an obsessive one at that. It will become serious when you don't know when to stop. So there, glad that's off my chest.

Anonymous said...

600 calories a day? Thats heaps for someone who is pro ana. That's like double the max I allow myself for a day.

Anonymous said...

600? Holy cow.... if I eat more than 200 and worse 300 I cry myself to sleep.... but having an eating disorder sucks. Its all you think about.. I hope this girl realises that ...but she eats a lot compared to a real Ana...she'll probably be fine

Anonymous said...

I believe both sides of this debate are disempowering. We should be thinking about greater issues than these. I built a multimillion-dollar business over 20 years, learned that it doesn't matter what you look like - you're going to be loved and also abused by men, and ultimately it's health, self-acceptance and self-sufficiency that provides the most satisfaction in life! As you hit 50, 60 years old, it simply doesn't matter what you look like, there's no fighting decrepitude, disability, and aging; one just tries to hold onto one's health! People will love you far, far, far more for your inner spirit than external appearance.

Anonymous said...

All you Ana's sound so proud about eating so little. You guys just like to compare yourselves to others and be better. Truth is, 600 is still half of what a human needs to function properly. I literally want to throw up reading all your comments. Don't be so shallow!

Macaila Brown said...

False. Purging is classified as Mia not Ana get your facts straight because Ana's don't purge unless they are a clash of both EDs.

Bianca Jimenez said...

Exactly, I feel gross eating 300-500 a week or for two weeks yet alone having 600 per day? I couldn't do it. It's sort of insulting and sad to hear people say they want or wish they were Ana. I wish I was normal an ed is hell

Anonymous said...

Guys, there is no such thing as anas or the anorexia lifestyle. And if you really have an eating disorder, not actually trying to develop one (because you don't know how it actually really is to have your life destroyed by 'trying to loose weight') you shouldn't be judging one who eats 600 calories a day while an average person eats 1700. And don't start with your hating because I personally don't more than an apple a day (not including the weekends when I don't eat anything at all) so trust me that I know what starving is.

Rebecca Doyle said...

Rebecca Doyle:

I am shocked by most of these comments. Even alot of the people that are saying 600 calories is way too little are backing up their statements with so called "ed facts" they've read on the internet or heard about, e.g You must be a BMI of ... to "qualify" as anorexic, you MUST eat low fat foods to "qualify" etc.. everyone claiming to know more about the disease than the next person when the REAL fact of the matter is EVERY BODY AND MIND IS DIFFERENT. No calorie, weight, fat numbers "qualify" anyone as anorexic. It is most definitely a state of mind and yearning to lose weight that completely depletes a normal outlook and lust for life. It is about wanting complete control but losing control of happiness in the progress. It doesn't matter if a girl has a BMI of 13 or 24 for god sake it's what that poor girl sees in the mirror that is the REAL problem. A completely distorted vision of what's really there.
Anybody should be ashamed of themselves putting this girl down for eating 600 calories a day! A person in a coma in a hospital bed needs at least 600 calories a day to survive and they don't even move? What's even more shocking is that more than likely alot of you putting her down about this were probably put down about your weight and what you ate before you became a "super professional" skinny person.
Picture this, in the future, (as long as you nourish your body enough to bare children) you find this diary extract in your daughters room, do you tell her too that she is a "pig" or to eat some celery then go to bed??
I am 22 and I was diagnosed with Ana 6 months ago, at my lowest weight I was just above 5 and a half stone but I was eating 1,200 even 1,400 cals a day and not moving a muscle because I was too tired, had no muscle left! I was eating nothing but fatty foods but I'm not gonna give tips on here because I know how this sick disease works and how it is treated as a competition. Basically my point in telling my own story is to just state how diverse Ana is. It doesn't matter how much calories you consume, every body has a different metabolic rate, levels of activity and/or excersize. What truely matters is whether or not you look in the mirror, or go to your scales constantly and not like what you see so much so that you look around you, at your "new life" and not like that either.
my heart goes out to this poor girl, as this was only an extract, none of us could truely say whether she has an ed or not. We don't know her and even if we had a phd we couldn't possibly say she had an ed based on a few lines she wrote but I will say this, those lines were very upsetting and the fact that she calls herself fat ass and wants to excersize off what few calories she allowed herself isn't healthy. I hope she finds happiness. X

Samantha said...

Purging is more of a symptom of bulimia. Anorexics, unless struggling with anorexia purging subtype dont purge. I know this because i have been struggling woth anorexia for 5 years diagnosed, and about 7 years before being diagnosed, so get your facts straight. And, stop giving mental illnesses pet names, theyre not cute, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate among all mental health issues and shouldnt be given cute little names.

Anonymous said...

I am disgusted by these comments. I've never been triggered by a comment section so much - I am diagnosed with Anorexia subtype B/P and I would consume alot of food at once; 600 fucking calories is not alot of food! A fucking toddler needs more than 600 calories a day so what makes you guys so special to think you can live off 600 calories.

Even I eat more than that a day (not sure of amount as b/p but it's true not everything can come back up) and I still have Anorexia.


I just can't believe this. I knew a woman who got severely underweight from eating 600 - 1200 calories a day and guess what... she passed away last year.


Fuck these comments.

Anonymous said...

lmfaooo! this fight went on for 8 years. y'all need a life pls. it doesn't matter what or how much you eat. ana is a mental disorder, and I'm not ashamed, to call myself anorexic, bc i can't help who i am.

Anonymous said...

This is horrible. This needs to be taken down. Thanks for making recovery harder for me, just because you feel bad about yourself.

Anorectic Angel said...

Daisy-Emily Rose here, Eating Disorder from ages 9 until my current age - 27, not a "True Anorectic". I am infuriated at these accusatory comments to the likeliness of falsehood because she consumes 600 calories a day. Admittedly I, myself struggle to eat as much but that is BECAUSE of my disorder. I should much rather be known as a Mother, Sister or Daughter than by any of my diagnoses. I can be prideful of low calorie amounts because otherwise recovery would become an easy path, nonetheless I would much rather be able to play with and pick up my own infant son, than to be 80 pounds, although those thoughts keep on crawling their way back. The saddening fact is a 13 year old is more mature than most of those above, bullying is childish - even if you are unwell why take it out on others. Take care of your bodies, Little Ones, you only have one and it can hardly be replaced. X ~ Daisy-Emily Rose.

PlanetCybertron said...

Coming from a former Bulimic who also struggled with Anorexia for nearly 15 fucking years. These posts need to seriously hush their god forsaken mouths. And to everyone all of a sudden deciding who is a "real" anorexic and who is not need to quietly shut up. Believe me, if a young girl is even THINKING about eating or behaving in such a way it is a problem. To all of you who are treating Anorexia or Bulimia like it is a fucking metal badge of honor that is earned or competed for need to get cussed out in the most politically correct way possible. This shit is a disease and it gripping and unforgiving. I'm so thankful and blessed that I was able to recover because my health had declined so badly I couldn't even decipher what was real or not. Anorexia is not a fucking person, it's simply a personified idea that has mentally manifested thousands of mind of women and men alike. Giving a human like aura can either help you recover or bring you to your grave. The wise are the ones who can decipher what is healthy or not for them. Anorexia or Bulimia is not a person, a young girl or a young man is defined by their character. Their personality. Their spirit. Their souls. Their kindness. Their laughter. Their struggles. And their triumphs. No one is fucking born with anorexia and no one is "meant to be anorexic or bulimic". I honestly show no mercy for those who keep fucking condoning this shit as a lifestyle or for those who have laid down and given up the fight and deem this as "who they are". Fucking no. No. Surviving on 600 calories is deadly. But trying to shove 4,000+ calories into your own stomach is asking for an internal gastric rupture which is also asking for a death wish. Do not for the love of all things good and pure compete over this toxic shit. I did not spend 14 fucking years of my life to continue to watch this bastard of a disease be glorified as something worth having in life. I'm sorry if I triggered anyone, but dammit all of you who keep commenting back and forth over how "she isn't a real Ana", need to get punched in the fucking face. This is not a lifestyle. Not a game. Not something to just "try out". People to this very day are still losing their lives over this. And God did not intend for his lovely creation of a woman to destroy herself from the inside out.