Hey! I am in my last year of highschool, and I have a lot of

Hey! I am in my last year of highschool, and I have a lot of pressure generally with all the work I have to do as well as the upcoming exams. I have been an athlete all my life, and have had two major injuries - the first one was four years ago and the latest one was around a year and a half ago. After the second injury I felt completely lost - like I no longer knew who I was anymore. A big part of that being eating. I would always eat healthily, but it was after the injury that I found myself eating more and more. After a certain point I realised what I had, but I never sought help. I have lost and gained weight so many times (I went from 54kg to 65kg). The past two weeks I have managed to go down to 59.2 kg, but today it is like I spiralled back to the old ways. I used to hide what I eat, lie about how much I weigh, and I just want it to stop. I know this is no easy fix, but any tip would be useful right now. I really want to reach 54kg because of my sports - I want to be in the best shape possible for me to compete again like I used to. Not only that, but with all the school stress, I want in the best mental state so I can perform well on my exams. Thank you and sorry for the long text!

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Jennipain's picture
Mar 16, 2017

Welcome and so glad you shared your story. Try reading the posts in this group by certifiedangus she is amazing and has helped me so very much with this issue. xo

Mar 19, 2017

@Jennipain Thank you! :)

Mar 20, 2017

Wow, that's exactly (ok pretty much) what happened to me! In high school I did a lot of long-distance running and I loved it so much. It was basically my life, and made me super happy (running releases endorphins). Then in the summer before senior year I got knee/hip problems and had to stop. That was when the binge eating started. I gained a lot of weight (about 6kg) and that certainly did not help my joints... I've been in physical therapy, but it still hurts so I can't run. This has been extremely hard on me, as I really LOVED running. Now I'm 19 and can't even run to catch a bus without my knee giving me crap about it. I swear, if my knee would just heal I could stop bingeing.


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