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Last year I was having serious eating problems. I lost a lot of weight and I loved it. I got better at the end of the year and in the beginnning of summer but then 2 months into summer I hated my body again. I tried different things to try to avoid eating too much and feel full. Then I started eating more fattening foods when I was away in the summer at the beach. Now I'm at school and I'm skipping meals often. I will usually have a small amount of food for lunch and dinner. For breakfast I'll have a small amount of food, too. I see a change in my weight. I see I'm losing weight but I can't tell for sure because I don't have a scale. I want to lose weight. I want to weigh a certain amount. I have always had my goal weight. I'm noticing though that I feel really sick all the time, have headaches, am really weak, always freezing cold, and my hair is falling out. I'M not sure if sick or what is going on. I know I'm losing weight rapidly but I want to just keep losing weight. I want to be skinny and beautiful and I want people to like me.

Hi hiddengirl1234,

Welcome back to the forums! It's great to hear from you. We're happy you're posting. That being said, a lot of the information you posted here is concerning. I'm worried about you, and scared for your health and well-being. I really hope that you'll talk to your parents, your doctor, a teacher/counselor at school, or another adult you can trust about the information you shared here.

The degree to which you're restricting your food can lead to dangerous health consequences in the future (https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/health-consequences-eating-disorders). It won't matter if you're skinny if you also have organ failure and osteoporosis. All of the symptoms you describe (hair loss, headaches, feeling cold, etc.) are your body's way of saying that you aren't getting sufficient nutrition. You likely won't be able to continue like this without running into more health problems. Is the weight loss really worth feeling so sick all the time? Or is it just the "ED voice" telling you that it's worth it? I don't say these things to scare or upset you, but I really want you to reach out and get some help. You deserve to be happy and healthy, and these eating habits and obsessions about weight are getting in the way of that.

There are professionals out there who can help you. If you want to find out about options available to you, you can call or chat online with the NEDA Helpline: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/information-referral-helpline .

Please take this seriously. You've posted on here about these kinds of things in the past and it doesn't seem like things are improving in terms of how you feel or your physical well-being. You'll have to reach out in order to get the help you need.

Please don't hesitate to post here if you have questions or want advice. If any more serious health problems develop, please go to the doctor or call 911. We care about you and want the best for you! Good luck, hiddengirl1234. You'll be in my thoughts.

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