Monday, September 15, 2008


I stumbled upon the following on a pro-ana site last night. It's the stuff of nightmares.

"01. You will be FAT if you eat today, just put it off one more day.

02. You don't NEED food.

03. Fat people can't fit everywhere.

04. Guys will be able to pick you up without struggling.

05. You'll be able to run faster without all that extra weight holding you back.

06. People will remember you as "the beautiful thin one".

07. If someone has to describe you, they'll say "oh she weighs like 90, 100 lbs".

08. Guys will want to get to know you, not laugh at you and walk away.

09. Starving is an example of excellent willpower.

10. You will be able to see your beautiful, beautiful bones.

11. Bones are clean and pure. Fat is dirty and hangs on your bones like a parasite.

12. If you eat then you'll look like those disgusting, fat, ghetto and trailer-trash hookers on Jerry Springer.

13. The models that everyone claims are beautiful, the spitting image of perfection, are any of them fat? NO!

14. Too many people in the world are obese.

15. People who eat are selfish and unrealistic.

16. Only fat people are attracted to fat people. Do you want pigs to like you because you are one of them.

17. Anyone can have "inner beauty" but few can earn real beauty, inside as well as out.

18. You'll be able to move as quietly and skillfully as a spider.

19. Only thin people are graceful.

20. If you slap a fat person you can see a shockwave ripple over their skin. That's disgusting.

21. Do you want people to say "for gods sake get off me you're crushing me!!!" or "you are sooo light" ???

22. Underweight aka perfect body.

23. Ballerina? or beanbag?

24. I want to be light enough so a helium balloon could lift me and carry me to the clouds.

25. I want to walk in the snow and leave no footprints.

26. Starve off the parts you don't need. They're ugly and they drag you down.

27. Nothing cant be fixed with hunger and weight loss.

28. Saying "no thanks" to food is saying "yes please" to THIN!!!

29. Fat people are so huge, yet people look away from them as if they don't exist.

30. The only time people do notice a fat person is when they get in the way of that beautiful thin girl walking by (ok that sounds really horrible i know.)

31. Have you ever seen a person NOT notice a walking skeleton.

32. Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.

33. Is food more important that happiness in life? I think not!

34. Eating is conforming to everyone else's expectations.

35. When you start to get dizzy and weak you're almost there.

36. Hunger is your friend and it won't betray you like food.

37. Food is mean and sneaky. It tricks you into eating it and it works on you from the inside out making you fat, bloated, ugly and unhappy.

38. Think of anorexia as your secret weapon.

39. If you can name one reason to be fat, I'll name a million and one to be thin.

40. Thin people look good in ANY kind of clothes.

41. Food rots your teeth.

42. Puffy cheeks, double chins and thick ankles-- aren't attractive.

43. Fatty areas stretch and sag as you get older.

44. Ever seen the arms of a fat person wave hello or goodbye?

45. Eating little to nothing saves you money!

46. The average (middle class) American wastes OVER $8,000 a year on FOOD goes in one end and out the other. That sure is a lot of fat! No wonder so many Americans are obese and overweight!

47. Fat people make their country look bad.

48. Big people sweat more and they smell bad.

49. Fat people die earlier.

50. You'll be the envy of all the other girls.

51. All of the guys will want you.

52. You're less likely to get food poisoning.

53. You won't be exposed to all the chemicals and pesticides they put in food today.

54. You won't get sweaty on hot days.

55. The word fat will only apply to you in a sarcastic way.

56. No one wants to see a fat person dance.

57. Beauty Queen? or Dairy Queen?"

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Anonymous said...

That list always drives me crazy. So much stupidity!
Unfortunately, it's likely the person who wrote it was so malnourished and consumed by anorexia that they truly believed these things. Anorexia can give you the most bizarre ideas sometimes.

Medusa said...


Lovely to hear from you.

The list is truly mind-boggling. Unfortunately it's the mantra of so many who are hell bent on starving themselves to their personal perception of perfection.

Starving oneself does play crazy tricks with the brain and common sense flies out the window.

Take care, Josie, and thanks for your comment...

Lady of the Mote said...

I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your blog and your views of diets,I find them very helpful in my battles to stay at a healthly weight
thank you

Medusa said...

lady of the mote, many thanks for your comments. I appreciate them so much.

I enjoyed reading your blog this morning. And your dog, Dutchess, is absolutely gorgeous :^)
What a lucky girl she was to have been adopted by you and your family.

All the best...


MrsMenopausal said...

It's sad to think that someone actually thinks like this, believes what she's saying, and wants others to follow her list. Sad to think that some will find it and think it's what should be followed.

Anonymous said...

for god's sake, this pro-ana site is probably meant as a joke aimed at stupid, naive people, and in any case it would not drive a girl into suicidal anorexia...I mean give it a break, people, stop dramatizing this issue. it's very much okay, in fact it's fantastic to want to help people with eating disorders, but not to a nearly ridiculous and silly extent!

Unknown said...


thats for real. its all over the proana sites.

Anonymous said...

This issue is not dramatised it really makes people with eating disorders think , think that its all true and thats when we look at ourselves and stop eating therefore its like some sort of motivation in a sik way

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for your site Medusa, I hope it will help people.xx

Medusa said...

Thanks, Anonymous. I hope it helps people, too.


Anonymous said...

10. You will be able to see your beautiful, beautiful bones.

11. Bones are clean and pure. Fat is dirty and hangs on your bones like a parasite.

- Good gods.

Anonymous said...

I think the people who actually believe this stuff are ridiculously stupid. I am anorexic, and I don't believe in that list. Just because I have an eating disorder and I have a poor self-image, does NOT mean that I think everyone should be unhealthy and underweight or thin. If someone else is overweight, I don't think they're less than human like this list implies... I care more about how the person treats me and their personality than their weight. I HATE this kind of pro-ana crap. It makes everyone with an eating disorder look like shallow, stuck up, ugly people. It makes me so angry!

Anonymous said...

This may shock som e but I have seen much worse! the fact that young vulnerable girls can have access to this!

This site is amazing btw!

jules said...

sad thing is.... i have these quotes/sayings posted in my room, on my mirrors, in my bathroom, and even in my car..... i HATE them so much!!!! I want to tare them down, but for some stupid a** reason I can't, and i DONT want to have ED all my life.

Ellie said...

this list has actually made me cry .. so many women dying and becoming so ill because they believe this?
it's awful that they actually think this way .. there needs to be more information on anorexia .. in schools for example .. now, they don't teach you about anorexia until its too late; once your anorexic, your not going to change yours ways just because someone says so!

Anonymous said...

Why is everyone being so mean? This list is amazing, it is so true and everything i need to hear right now. its just the truth live with it.

Anonymous said...

"Fat people die earlier"

Well, I don't think so!

lost_in_thought said...

so i believe in some of this list but not all...i have this journal in which i write a lot of my thoughts and feelings about anorexia ect. and it has a lot of this type of stuff in it, i let 2 of my friends read my journal--1 of them thinks that i'm just doing it for attention and the other is amazing-- he is pretty much the reason that i'm healthy right now because i write an entry about me deciding that i was going to start to eat less and try to get down to a bmi of 15.1 (weight of 75 lbs.)...anyway he freaked out and called me and told me that i needed serious help and that i was talking about starving myself and how i was going to kill myself and he was really upset- i figured that if he actually cared about me that much that i would try to keep eating...if it weren't for him i would be on a strict rule of about 450 calories a day but i try to get in 1,000 because he wants me to. in a way i wish that he didn't care cuz then i could actually stop being fat but he is such a good friend that i figure its worth it to make him happy...but really besides my 2 good friends (the ones i let read my journal) i'd rather just die by starving

Anonymous said...

I have an eating disorder, and although i'm not happy with the way I look, I don't judge other people for the way they do. I can see someone who is overweight and think that they are gorgeous. Its not really about the way people with eating disorders see others, its about how peole see themselves. I do use some of the above rules, but only really the ones that are talking about me. The peoblem isnt with other people.

Anonymous said...

I know some anorexic people, but they don´t believe in that stuff. They don´t think their bones are beautiful, and they know that eating is necessary and everyone needs food to stay alive and healthy.

Stuff like this on pro-ana-sites let people think that girls and boys with eating disorders think like that. Well, some maye do. But really not all.

Anonymous said...

Ive just read some of these because a girl I kneww said she was scared of ana in the mirror... ive suffered from depression for 11 years and honestly pro ana seems like a good idea when reading these blogs. I am currently not depressed and im healthy and even the right perfectweight but for some reason these blogs inspire me to lose more. This stuff is real. !!!

LittleNothing said...

Oh wow. I remember when I was pro-ana. Biggest mistake of my life. I didn't think I would actually develop an eating disorder. I thought I would fast and work out and weigh every day, and eventually hit my goal weight. Believe me. I did hit that goal weight. Then another. The another. I soon became addicted to weighing my self. Addicted to the feeling of hunger. Addicted to the pain of over-exercising. I'll never be thin enough. I never hated myself more than I do now. I use this blog, Medusa, to show myself what is happening to me. To show myself what will happen if I don't stop or seek treatment. I really am trying. Pro-ana will be the death of me. I don't know why I ever chose the so called "easy way out".

Anonymous said...

I just wanna be skinny

Anonymous said...

Im sick of being me I just wanna have what other girls have or else whats the point of living