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Dying To Be Thin
« on: February 24, 2008, 08:50:08 AM »
Campaigners are calling for social networking websites such as MySpace and Facebook to more closely monitor pro-anorexia sites.

Charlotte Buckley, aged 22 from Lancaster, was admitted to hospital with anorexia a year ago.

She started to look at the pro-anorexia (known as pro-ana) websites when she was most ill because she wanted reassurance that what she was doing was "the norm".

"I was curious how other people lost weight and hid it from other people, so I went onto these pro-ana sites," she said.

"Someone once put on that she could live off 300 calories a day and I thought if she can, then I can.

"It was comforting to see the images of the emaciated girls.

"I was always made to feel abnormal as I was too bony, but seeing that other people were the same as me, made me feel better.

"Looking back, these sites are horrific and are damaging to vulnerable girls. They give out the wrong messages."

Wedding diet

Charlotte's illness began when she wanted to lose a few pounds for her wedding day.

By the time she got married in June 2006 she had dropped from nine and a half stone (60kg) to eight and a half stone (54kg) - still a healthy weight for her height.

But, once the wedding was over, she found she couldn't stop and her weight loss spiralled out of control.

"At the time I felt that not eating was the one thing I could control.

"My husband didn't take any notice of my eating patterns and so it became very easy for me to start restricting my eating.

"It was my parents who eventually noticed something was wrong and started to e-mail professionals in eating disorders to try and gain some knowledge and understanding about the illness."

Charlotte was eventually admitted to the eating disorders unit at Cheadle Royal Hospital in Cheshire weighing six stone (38kg). She stayed for more than six months.

She has now started to get her life back on track and is working part-time, hoping to return soon to her previous career as a retail manager.

Since leaving hospital a few months ago she has put on weight and says that, while she has bad days, most days are now "good".

"I can go out for a meal and not panic, and if someone gives me a box of chocolates I would happily accept them and eat them, whereas I would have panicked," she said.

Her parents have been fantastic, she says, but her husband could not understand why she couldn't just eat and they are now getting divorced.

"Sufferers from anorexia need positive support," said Charlotte.

"They need to hear stories of people who have battled the condition.

"I think that there needs to be more information out there about eating disorders and the health risks linked to the condition.

"People need to know how many calories a day you need for your brain to work and for you to live a healthy, energetic life.

"They need to know that without food your metabolism stops, which is worse than eating too much."


Charlotte initially started losing weight for her wedding day

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Re: Dying To Be Thin
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 01:30:00 PM »


just read the story on bbc online too...
very pathetic.

some of our girls here are doing same too;
there's so much pressure on them to become
'lepa'.

even i as a guy i do refuse to eat some times
because i don't fancy much flesh on my body!
and today, it's a battle for me when ever i have
to eat...for me, i just to fancy carrying much flesh
on my body that's all.

i think it's more of a lady-thing...

and it's so so pathetic that the husband couldn't
just show empathy for what his wife was going through.
some men! and some women!

i'd wished the lady had confided in her husband...
there's this insidious communication gap between
couples when it comes to a seeming little problem one of the
parties feels it doesn't need sharing!

that's why i always insist [dictatorial?] that my fiancee
should discuss even the most minor thing that tends
to put her on edge...healthwise or otherwise...

what do you guys think?
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Re: Dying To Be Thin
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 01:59:31 PM »
while some girls r dying to become "lepa"...

Diva is eating so much to become "orobo" but it is not working.:D

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Re: Dying To Be Thin
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008, 02:23:19 PM »
while some girls r dying to become "lepa"...

Diva is eating so much to become "orobo" but it is not working.:D
Get some vitamins.

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Re: Dying To Be Thin
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008, 02:33:42 PM »
i have taken every kind of vitamin u can think of....

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 03:10:14 PM »


well...spend ten hours sleeping each day
for ten weeks.

lemme hear how it goes...
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Re: Dying To Be Thin
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2008, 03:34:05 PM »
i have taken every kind of vitamin u can think of....
Those are fake vitamines, if i can send you some from here you will be surprise how you will explose in size.

Also try lifting weigths, it's free and will increase your appetite.

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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2008, 04:18:35 PM »



where will she get the strength
to lift weight?

please can you email or pmail the
miracle pills to her...so that she can
explode into super-sized 'orobo'.

diva_gal: what do you say?
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Re: Dying To Be Thin
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2008, 04:24:45 PM »
where will she get the strength
to lift weight?

please can you email or pmail the
miracle pills to her...so that she can
explode into super-sized 'orobo'.

diva_gal: what do you say?
She can start with light weights and increase the weight gradually.

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Re: Dying To Be Thin
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2008, 04:43:00 PM »
dont be so cruel at least she should try gym i.e boxing.
what do you think gal?

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Re: Dying To Be Thin
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2008, 04:45:31 PM »
dont be so cruel at least she should try gym i.e boxing.
what do you think gal?
Boxing make you lose weight instead of gainning weight.

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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2008, 05:08:56 PM »



let her try my therapy regimen first...

sleep for ten hours each day for ten weeks.
ok?
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Re: Dying To Be Thin
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2008, 05:14:19 PM »
it's all a great idea...

but i prefer beibee theraphy!
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Re: Dying To Be Thin
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2008, 09:15:27 PM »
For crying out loud, do you guys want to turn her into incredible hulk or what ? See don't mind them jare. Now i guess t have the brown fat which means even if you eat a mountain it would have little effect. Now sleeping could make you gain some pounds but make you lazy also. I used to try to watch my weight but am loosing it naturally due to school stress. Eating is good i almost developed ulcer because i was skipping meals. See there's something you should know you're simply beautiful as you are. It even gives u an health advantage over others. So worry less about things like these.     

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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2008, 10:54:58 AM »
Thank u Jare!

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Re: Dying To Be Thin
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2008, 01:29:59 PM »
Beibee's Therapy is good o but it's only suitable 4 a woman. Man has 2 go out & make money!!
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2008, 01:34:58 PM »
Is Diva a man?
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2008, 02:46:29 PM »
Lol
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