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Anorexia Wars Anonymous 19341[Reply]

I have unwillingly joined the anorexia war.
I am not anorexic, the only eating disorder I have is binge eating and I had it for years which caused me to be overweight and dieting for most of my life with no fruition, I kept gaining weight but I quit trying to diet for a while and solved some of my unaddressed mental and behavioural issues then I started a diet seriously with a whole lifestyle change and it worked this time, I went from having a 29 BMI to a 20 BMI.
I still live with my mother and sister, I have always been the heavier sister, my sister is younger than me and she's been thin all her life, I have some knowledge of the ED community solely because of my familiarity with imageboards, and I know that k-pop fans tend to be part of that community, my sister would skip meals and she lost even more weight having the BMI of 16 so I was concerned and I told my mother about it and she said it wasn't intentional and it just happened, fast forward me losing weight a year later and she is still the same weight she is and she is maintaining it by calculating everything she eats, I don't care because she is an adult and she should know better and I feel like a hypocrite because I was on a strict diet for a while.
occasionally I talk about my diet on Discord because I am open about it, but I took a break about two months ago and realized that my sister is in fact competing with me, she started eating more and stopped working out when I took my break, and I'm actually slipping back into binging plus some of my old habits are slipping back because they are comorbid apparently. I am trying to get back into dieting because I haven't reached my goal yet and I have gained some weight bacl and my sister is back into working out and eating less, burning 500Cals a day and walking so many steps. it's actually absurd because one of the people from Discord who is a fatty started dieting also and she does keto and weird contemporary diets but she also started posting about burning 500-100Cals from walking and lifting weights, additionally, my IRL friend now talks about eating nothing all day but a bagel and coffee, even my aunt is asking me for diet tips and is trying to do an extreme calorie deficit diet, and I feel like I am being under attack while I was taking a break enjoying food and enjoying being a slob women around me are all starting to do these things that I shouldn't be doing because they're unhealthy but I am also spiralling back into my old selfPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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Self Esteem General Anonymous 18774[Reply]

General talk and help thread about self esteem, body image and mental health.

> How's your self esteem?

> Body image?
> Do you like your face?
> Your personality?
> Are you doing anything to improve on things? (working out, positive affirmations, skincare, etc)
> Share tips with improving self esteem and etc

This is a help/positivity thread. We're here to get better. Please don't shit on other anons if possible. No pro-ana.
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Anonymous 19328

> How's your self esteem?
<Awful. I have no self esteem, all I feel towards myself is disgust.
> Body image?
<Bad, I struggle with anorexia. I don't know whatever it is realistic or not, but I see myself as very fat.
> Do you like your face?
> Your personality?
> Are you doing anything to improve on things? (working out, positive affirmations, skincare, etc)
<I am trying to eat healthy, lose weight and focus on natural skincare.
> Share tips with improving self esteem and etc
<Coconut oil has helped me, I think it smells nice and has no added chemicals to it

Anonymous 19330

> How's your self esteem?
fluctuates between highs and lows
> Body image?
I hate my body, I am 5'8 and 180 lbs. My BMI is 28. I want to lose weight and be at least 135, ideally 120. I have stretch marks and sh scars and my boobs kinda sag. My bf likes my body but I hate it. I used to sleep naked every night but a lot of nights since my weight gain I have to sleep with clothes on bc I dont like being naked. When I wear clothes I can arrange them to be very flattering and look more curvy than fat, I will feel OK then, but when I am naked I am hideous.
> Do you like your face?
Yeah except my jawline bc I have a gross double chin somtimes when I am expressive in the face. Sometimes my nose looks pointy when I smile, and my smile is lopsided looking, but overall I think I am very pretty in the face, I have clear skin. I like wearing makeup.
> Your personality?
No I hate my personality. I don't know where to begin. This is probably the #1 thing i dislike
> Are you doing anything to improve on things? (working out, positive affirmations, skincare, etc)
Trying to diet and lose weight. I wear makeup most days. Not super into skincare but started wearing a moisturizer with sunscreen every day.
> Share tips with improving self esteem and etc
Smile at yourself in the mirror, idk sometimes this makes me feel better

Anonymous 19331

>Coconut oil has helped me, I think it smells nice and has no added chemicals to it
coconut oil is odorless so if your coconut oil smells it certainly has added chemicals for fragrance. Check your label

Anonymous 19336

>How's your self esteem?
It's pretty average. I know I'm ugly but I am content with that fact.
> Body image?
I'm overweight, my hair is starting to gray and it's thinning out in certain areas. I'm only 20…
> Do you like your face?
FUCK no lmao. I have some disgusting looking smile lines, oily-ass skin, and shit loads of acne. I have no idea why my girlfriend calls this face beautiful lol.
> Your personality?
My personality is one of my strongest traits. I don't tell anyone about my physical insecurities because I know I'm just going to sound like an attention seeker. I think people naturally gravitate towards me because of my odd and humorous personality. I can be a bit annoying at times but I know that the people around me still love and support me for who I am.
> Are you doing anything to improve on things? (working out, positive affirmations, skincare, etc)
I go to the gym 3 times a week for 1 hour and go on 30 minute walks around my town.(I am STILL overweight btw) I use an exfoliator, salicylic acne cleanser, hydrochloric acne patches, and retinol cream every day. I never let anything touch my face aside from my hands. I also use charcoal nose strips, charcoal peel-off mass, and clay masks at least once a month. (None of that shit works btw) I also put my hair in a bonnet each night and use leave-in conditioners. (my hair still looks like dog shit btw). I accept that I'll always be ugly, and that's ok. Being pretty is not meant for everyone.
> Share tips with improving self esteem and etc
I have ZERO tips lol. I fucking hate everything involving my physical appearance.

Anonymous 19337

Even virgin coconut oil has a slight fragrance


stimulant brain damage Anonymous 19305[Reply]

what has your experience been with any dopamine reuptake inhibitor. would write more but i can barely think right now

Anonymous 19306

i am sweating i am going insane. i can feel the sweat and all the hairs on my body and my lose hairs rubbing against me. all i had was one cup of tea after a year of taking CONCERTA

Anonymous 19307

my eyelids are so heavy and uhh uhh its hard to chew. god it is over.

Anonymous 19326

it fucking sucks. im so skinny now.

Anonymous 19332

CONCERTA??? I was on that shit when I was 13. Made me feel very antsy and anxious a lot of days and I didn't know why. I think concerta actually made me more sensitive to caffeine, bc I never remembered being sensative to caffiene before that, I remember being able to sleep easily after drinking caffiene, but after concerta I started getting horrible anxiety when I drank caffeine. Stop taking it.
Slightly tempted to go on it again to lose weight now….


does anyone here know how to make cheap meals that are healthy Anonymous 18045[Reply]

i am broke and only have 400 bucks in my name so i am wondering if anyone here knows how to cook cheap meals for weightloss
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Anonymous 18105

Healthy food is cheap to make and if you know what you're doing, you can make it taste good too.
If you have a target nearby, they have packs of six large chicken breast for under 3 dollars per pound. I like to trim them up and bread them in panko mixed with ground pepper, oregano, rosemary, and paprika. Then, you just fry them in peanut or corn oil. Super cheap to make, tasty and very healthy.

Anonymous 18126

Oats, rice, bananas, peanuts, sunflower seeds, and beans/lentils are cheap and healthy. Don't be afraid to season your food if you don't like things bland. Spices are proven to help slightly with weight loss.

Anonymous 18524

Learn to cook if you don't know how to, you'll save a lot of money. Also if you're really broke you might want to start dumpster diving, there's a lot of ressources about it on the internet.
Some healthy vegan recipes: https://based.cooking/tags/fasting/
Lainchan's dumpster diving thread: https://lainchan.org/%CE%94/res/9620.html

Anonymous 18700

For weight loss? Soups. Pasta, potatoes, carrots, chicken in bulk are cheap. Seasonings/broth you can pick and choose.

Anonymous 19256

Sauerkraut is really cheap, and also very filling. You could try look up recipes for that. I myself really like caramelised sauerkraut with chicken (I buy legs because those are cheapest, cheaper than filets or drumsticks)


how do i deal with my period more naturally? Anonymous 19190[Reply]

hi everyone, sorry if this is TMI but does anyone have any like recommendations on how to deal with period cramps more naturally? my cramps are so bad, and i’m on the heavier flow side. I’ve always taken medicine, but honestly I’m tired of taking it all the time and I’ve seen people say that you can build an immune system against it? idk how true that is but it still makes me nervous. i’ve tried to find some methods like heating pads and drinking a lot of water but it doesn’t seem to help. any advice is appreciated.

Anonymous 19191

Is CBD legal in your country/state? I enjoy smoking marijuana on my period

Anonymous 19196

raspberry leaf tea helps a lot!

Anonymous 19197

+1 on the marijuana hahaha

Anonymous 19198

> I’ve seen people say that you can build an immune system against it?
Medicine as in painkillers I presume? It's true you can become resistant to some medication but that's not the case with generic painkillers like Paracetemol and Ibuprofen. It's called building tolerance. Check the leaflet that comes with your medication or ask your doctor/gynecologist about it (or just google it).

Anonymous 19250

I LOVE getting intense period pain right before a nursing exam. It's so much fun
and this is after taking 200mg ibuprofen


How do I deal with oily skin? + general care tips? Anonymous 19227[Reply]

I never had this problem before until recently. Had a surgery that left me pretty debilitated so barely any self-care being done, and honestly, never bothered much with it. I don't wanna Google because Google is trash. Any pro tips please?

Anonymous 19228

i had PCOS but once i started taking spironolactone my oily skin disappeared. and less facial hair too. consult telemedicine for it

Anonymous 19229

tbh unless you have bad acne or anything like that oily skin is best left relatively untouched. too many products can just cause more buildup and therefore more problems.

stick to using a cleanser (and double cleanse every day), moisturiser, toner (if you have any specific issues like hyperpigmentation find one that targets that issue), and a sunscreen. if you use these consistently your skin will thank you for it.

i also have oily skin and i use the cerave cleanser (the one for oily skin), neutrogena hydroboost moisturiser, and the peach slices toner.

good luck nona!! hope this helps :) <3

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how to look good while off guard? Anonymous 19204[Reply]

recently this girl on my campus who doesn't like me has been snatching photos of me looking horrendous and sending it to people. Does anyone have any tips on how to just look better even when not paying attention? Ive tried to stop the photos but nothing has worked, so I may as well embrace it.
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Anonymous 19207

We used to be friends until I told her I thought it'd be best we go our separate ways, she did not like that one bit.

Anonymous 19208

1. Why is this asshole doing this to you?
2. This is usually a matter of bad posture. Try to fix yours, style your hair better and take care of your skin too, but posture is more important, try doing some exercises to fix this

Anonymous 19209

God, what a bitch. I see why you cut your losses with her. Yes, posture makes a huge difference in how you look. Straighten your spine out, contact your abdomen slightly, and don't roll your shoulders back. Eventually, it'll become second nature

Anonymous 19212

I'd report it to whoever's equipped to deal with that within your uni. Collect evidence, get her reprimanded.

Anonymous 19216


thank you for the advice nona! ^O^


going on birth control soon, any recommendations/tip? Anonymous 19200[Reply]

any major downsides or types to avoid completely?

also are there any that have helped like lose weight??? i know BC goes hand in hand w weight gain and i wanna avoid that since im kinda chubby already :P

Anonymous 19211

Made me crave cheese, made me crazy, made me gain 10 lbs, fucks with your brain in general. I don't know the point of getting on it in the first place. If you don't want to get pregnant then don't have sex with someone you don't actually completely trust and use condoms if you do and you're in your fertile window. Your periods are harder without it but you can also just suck it the fuck up and take a midol because it's better than being on hormones and brain altering pills.

Anonymous 19214

I also recently started taking contraceptives, I'm a little worried, because I think my anxiety has increased (I don't know if there would be any correlation). I don't think all pills make you gain weight, but I'm eating less and exercising more anyway.

Anonymous 19215

Pills equalized my moods but dampened them too. Good to rein in crazy periods. And not being pregnant.
That said, I regret taking them for so long. I finally feel like myself now, and it was a long time coming.


How do I stop cutting my hair? Anonymous 19188[Reply]

I know I've been depressed for quite awhile and that's probably why I do it. I've had a pixie/grown out pixie for over a couple years now. Just recently, I promised my moid I wouldn't cut it for 3 years. But, I get urges every so often. I settled on the fact that I'll grow out my hair as a sign of strength and commitment. What do you nonas suggest? I don't like having my hair this short btw, it's not because I want to impress my moid or other moids. I just want to feel pretty and feminine again

Anonymous 19192

I had short hair for years until one day I came to the conclusion that it was causing me to feel less feminine/more insecure. Throw your shears away!

Anonymous 19199

Ty nona, I don't cut my own hair but I do feel less feminine and more insecure with short hair. It's a bad coping mechanism I have when I think things are out of control but it makes me sad whenever I have super short hair. So, I guess I just have to put more faith/confidence in myself


is ED recovery real and/or worth it? Anonymous 18408[Reply]

got forced into treatment a few months ago and am still feeling like complete shit. every time i see an online testimonial by a “recovered” person they seem to exaggerate abt how much their life improved, or they admit that they are still constantly fighting urges and thoughts. it doesn’t help that I don’t know a single person in my life who is more than quasi recovered or clearly in denial of relapse. for anyone who recovered from an ed (or more generally, learned to stop hating themselves), what were some things that made it worth it? do you miss your ED? any useful advice for someone who just isn’t convinced that i actually want to give it up?

Anonymous 18409

sorry meant to post this in /hb. mods please remove

Anonymous 18410


Radfem pill cured me, made me realize I only wanted to be hyper feminine and skinny because I hated myself. I had a bf and did what I thought was expected of me. Girl need to be pretty girl need to be skinny, no one will love me if I'm not pretty and skinny, was my thought process for so long until I was introduced to the obvious explanations on why I thought that exactly. Misogyny beauty expectations etc, right before I got radpilled I even thought maybe I'm trans nonbinary because I'm a human and don't want to live up to rigid stereotypes. Anything to escape. Luckily I didn't and now I'm fine I gotta thank the transphobic women on here for introducing me to the concept of being a woman comes from being female nothing else. Misandry is the cure, accepting yourself is the most radical thing you can do to stick it to people who want to put you in a box. Radfem pill, pink pill, in general made me start appreciating and loving women, and in turn myself more. Don't miss it and, I wish the same positivity or neutrality on body image for any other girl or woman.

Anonymous 18411

Had pretty severe BD (wanted to kms constantly because I thought I was so fat and ugly, despite being a completely normal weight, also heavily relate to the no-photos thing) and binge-restrict cycles. Now I'm fully recovered, really, and life is a lot lot better. For me, it was a period of letting myself eat whatever I wanted, with no restricting (the kicker for me was reading Brain over Binge). I gained weight but not to the extent of becoming overweight, before things stabilised and I lost most of what I gained over the span of ~3 years.
I do not miss it. The only thing that came out of it is probably my depression art, and even that is shit. Some advice:
- it's a process, you don't magically get better overnight, but incrementally over a long period of time until one day you find yourself 'recovered,' and eating food like everyone else.
- Even then there will still be bad days where you fall back into the ED-depression mindset, but you must acknowledge them as bad days that will pass. And then they do. Idk but it works for me.
- the biggest mindset change for me was probably that my BD was vanity. Like, caring that much about your appearance, hyper-focusing on it in any situation, crippling self-hatred - that's vanity, and also a distorted sort of narcissism. What's important isn't you, it's what's outside of you, and that's what you need to focus on in order to live life properly. And so now I can go outside, talk to people, and experience things without constant anxiety. So it's pretty worth it.

Anonymous 18412

I was taking the radfem pill even before developing an ed but it's not working.

Anonymous 19173

When I really recovered, it took me around 4-5 months to gain what believe was around 30 pounds. It happens really fast, and you have to force yourself to do it and have someone for accountability. I knew I wasn't recovered mentally, so it felt like another fake attempt. But you really can not recover without being weight restored, which is not only dysphoric but also uncomfortable physically (you can be really bloated much of the time). However, AFTER that process, I continued to work on my mental health. I just had to tell myself over and over again, writing it down even, that I'm more than my appearance. Look into body neutrality and try to really internalize it, it's okay that you don't believe it at first. Avoid mirrors and scales (obviously) and social media and any focus on your body during this time. I can tell you that it is completely worth it once it's over. For me I still don't view food 100% neutrally unfortunately, but I never feel guilty for eating until I'm full or enjoying desert. Best of all, I don't control my food portions and can still maintain a natural weight. If you are eating intuitively, you will NOT remain overweight (even if your natural weight is slightly overweight BMI-wise, it really won't matter, no one would think you look fat. fat people are really overweight or obese, and that won't happen if you are recovered). Intuitive eating works only AFTER being weight restored, before you need to eat what is advised medically. Now that I'm recovered, I feel like this is my body, how it is if I just eat what I want and exercise when I want. And I can have a significant other that loves my body as it is uncontrolled and I don't have to worry about 'letting myself go', because it is in its natural state when I eat a balanced diet (which includes some 'unhealthy' food!) and only really walk (which I love to do). Social events are so much easier because I eat what everyone else is eating without any guilt. It is real and worth it, but it takes at least a year of hard work and faking it. Weight restored is necessary for recovery, but weight restoration =/= recovery, and when you quit at that state you quit at the hardest part without reaping any rewards for your efforts.

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