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From Katelin, Age 15
Ht. 5'2", Start: 150 lb, Today: 117 lb - Hi - I'm Katelin. I'm 15 years old and I've not had any success in loosing weight. It feels like no matter what I do. I struggled with a severe case of binge eating disorder for 3 years. (5th, 6th and 7th grade) I was going through a lot of emotional turmoil and was beginning to see symptoms of my now diagnosed general anxiety disorder and depression. Of course, I had no clue how to deal with that, so I turned to food. I binged in between two and four times a day and all of my binges tended to exceed 1,000 calories. I quickly shot up in weight, and at my heaviest, I was 150 and 4'11, making me ever so slightly obese. (BMI 30.3)
I ended up telling my mom about the binging, (I had been able to easily hide it, because I was on a medication with a side effect of weight gain) and soon thereafter saw a therapist. It took me over a year to stop binging after seeking help, but I am now 3 inches taller, 33 pounds down, and pretty healthy! I still struggle with severe body image issues, but overcoming the eating disorder that controlled my life and literally made me addicted to food is amazing.