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Originally posted by nextguyinline
I kinda categorize these websites along the same lines as handing out condoms to school age kids.
The fact is that young and old women have/do/will binge and purge, starve, and anything else they can to meet their minds expectation of thin. Most of these websites IMO, and others, are keeping alot of these women alive, and healthier than they may be without the guidance.
but in my honest opinion they have more mental health issues then just appearance issues.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Grrr... that video made me so angry..
Honestly, who the hell would make a BS website like that? They should be dragged into the streets and shot!
Originally posted by LovingSoul
I was anorexic in my teens and it has had a lasting physical effect on me. I started out wanting to get fit and healthy and then went downhill from there. Within a month or two I was down to drinking about 6 litres of cola every day (for the caffeine and sugar energy) but ate absolutely nothing. For about 3 months I lived on this diet. I could not put anything solid into my mouth as it would make me want to vomit. I could drink liquids as this did not have to touch my lips or my teeth. I still can't eat anything with lumps in it, like chunky soup, or anything with pips in it, the pips first need to be removed. I am 1.5m tall (haven't grown since my anorexia) and weighed (at the time of the anorexia) about 28kgs - now, almost 20 years later, I still only weigh 32kgs despite eating like a horse! I struggle daily to ensure that I eat enough to sustain my body as my body no longer stores fat and everything just passes straight through me. I had been on a weight-gain regime for over a year and have gained some and lost some but am unable to get my weight up to the 40kg mark. My bones are not strong due to the "malnourishment" all those years ago and I have a stomach ulcer from drinking all that cola and the digestive acids eating my empty stomach. I have 4 to 5 meals a day - toasted sandwiches, pasta, lots of icecream and chocolate and cookies and loads of vegetables - but am still unable to gain weight. I now also drink a weight-gain milkshake to try to keep the kilos on. I am still terrified of getting really fat but I can't live with the thinness anymore as I have constant bruising down the side of my legs from sleeping (my bones cut into my flesh when I sleep on my side) and I can't sit comfortably either. Anyway, just wanted to give my two cents worth. This problem is not one of "mental health" as such but more with self-image. You will never understand until/unless you've been there.
Originally posted by nextguyinline
For example, a poster posts something like:
"Hi, I've been puking for 3 weeks now, and today I woke up with a splitting migrain that hasn't gone away. I feel weak, and lethargic and my gut is cramping as well."
Originally posted by whatukno
Hi im Kristin. Im 14 years old && HUGE, BLOATED, and DISGUSTINGLY FAT!!! I have NO control. I want to be 85 pounds!! I want to be so thin that I blow away in the wind. I want to be so thin that I can dance in bewtween the rainddrops. I want to be so thin that I leave no shadow on the ground. I want to waste away to nothing. I want to be emaciated. I want to be as thin as Nicole Richie. I want every bone in my body to stick out and be noticeable. I want my stomach to cave in. I dont want my thighs to be anywhere near touching. I WANT TO VANISH AWAY!!!!
Originally posted by nextguyinlineThe fact is that young and old women have/do/will binge and purge, starve, and anything else they can to meet their minds expectation of thin. Most of these websites IMO, and others, are keeping alot of these women alive, and healthier than they may be without the guidance.