conquering manorexia

@xigh24 (14)
May 10, 2012 4:49am CST
For almost 6 years i've been an anorexic. i only eat one meal a day which is mainly compose of biscuits and one fruit and i avoid every single food that has fat and sugar on it. ive been so thin that at the age of 30,standing at 5 feet tall and 5 inches, i weighed 95lbs. I was light as a feather and all of my bones are coming out. i worked out like crazy every after i ingest any form of food for the fear of gaining weight. even after i do my duties as a student nurse, i still managed to squeeze in at least a one hour work out. I thought i was doing good but for so long being anorexic, my illness took over me....dramatically. I was hospitalized and it changed my whole perspective on health and diet. right now gained weight but not fat...muscle. I eat well and still exercise but not as crazy as before...I believe that whoever is battling the same problems like me can surely fix it and get out of the misery of not enjoying life!
2 responses
@SIMPLYD (72899)
• Philippines
14 May 12
I am sorry to hear that it came to a point that you are hospitalized before you realized that being anorexic is also a problem. So, you see, being so thin has also its ill effect on out health. Had it not occurred to you before , to consult a doctor about your anorexia?
@xigh24 (14)
17 May 12
No i did not do any consultation up until the time i was diagnosed with it. I was so obsessed with losing all the weight because i felt that i looked horrible and ugly. I was 190lbs before i was anorexic and my weight dropped so badly and fast that I thought.wow! I can be thin by not eating regularly and just exercising frequently. I resorted to diet pills as well.,.l.yes you are right! being thin definitely has its ill effects and unfortunately, it took me a long time to realized that I am slowly killing my self. My body is slowly deteriorating but my head kept on telling me to go on with my diet and lifestyle. it was hard.even now i sometimes have some minor setbacks but I am determined to end this illness and I am just so thankful for my family and friends who are very supportive.
@SIMPLYD (72899)
• Philippines
17 May 12
I am happy to know that you yourself is really battling it. Keep on battling that manorexia my friend.
• United States
11 May 12
Good for you for sharing your story and letting others know that men also suffer from anorexia. I hope that you continue to do well, eat well, and maintain a healthy weight and body image for years to come!
@xigh24 (14)
12 May 12
Thanks so much.i do hope that this will inspire a lot of anorexic men out there who is battling with this very life threatening illness. Right now I am living a healthy lifestyle. eating and exercise well. although there are some set backs from time to time, i know that ill stay on track if i just put my heart and mind to what I am practicing..and of course valuing life and living it to the fullest.