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Reality Check: Obsessing too much on your weight

Since after I had baby Raine, i've been obsessing about my weight.
All I do is stress all the time how to lose the baby weight that I gained from the pregnancy.
And I wasn't always doing the right thing to lose it.
I tried different types of diet, Liquid Diet, High-Fiber Diet, or even starvation.

As a mother of three (3) I don't have all the time in the world to go to the they gym 
or do any extra-curricular stuff.
I a m not sure if that's just another excuse of my laziness or maybe it's real, LOL.

Life keeps changing on us. We do plans today, and we change our mind on the next.
I've been stressing lately planning our future.

My cycle is out of whack so my hormones are driving me insane.
And Last month hasn't been easy, it just seemed like nothing was going right :(

So I did some research on losing weight and dealing with missed periods.
And I thought i'd share this clip regarding anorexia. 
I am NOT anorexic and I have no plans on being one.
But I always thought that there's nothing wrong in being smart and to think ahead of the game.

Let's be aware and not be clueless on important things.

I copied the link from HERE

Anorexia Nervosa - Topic Overview

Is this topic for you?

Anorexia is not the only kind of eating disorder. If you would like information about other eating disorders, see the topics Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder.

What is anorexia nervosa?

Anorexia nervosa (say "an-uh-RECK-see-uh nur-VOH-suh") is a type of eating disorder. People who have anorexia have an intense fear of gaining weight. They severely limit the amount of food they eat and can become dangerously thin.

Anorexia: The Body Neglected

Anorexia nervosa takes an enormous toll on the body. But that's not all. It has the highest death rate of any mental illness. Between 5% and 20% of people who develop the disease eventually die from it.
What happens exactly? Here's a look at what anorexia does to the human body.
The first victim of anorexia is often the bones. The disease usually develops in adolescence -- right at the time when young people are supposed to be putting down the critical bone mass that will sustain them through adulthood.
But the most life-threatening damage is usually the havoc wreaked on the heart. As the body loses muscle mass, it loses heart muscle at a preferential rate -- so the heart gets smaller and weaker. "It gets worse at increasing your circulation in response to exercise, and your pulse and your blood pressure get lower," says Mickley. "The cardiac tolls are acute and significant, and set in quickly." Heart damage, which ultimately killed singer Karen Carpenter, is the most common reason for hospitalization in most people with anorexia.
Anorexia affects both the body and the mind. It may start as dieting, but it gets out of control. You think about food, dieting, andweight all the time. You have a distorted body image. Other people say you are too thin, but when you look in the mirror, you see a fat person.
Anorexia usually starts in the teen years. It's much more common in females than males. Early treatment can be very effective. But if not treated early, anorexia can become a lifelong problem. Untreated anorexia can lead to starvation and serious health problems, such as bone thinning (osteoporosis), kidneydamage, and heart problems. Some people die from these problems.
If you or someone you know has anorexia, get help right away. The longer this problem goes on, the harder it is to overcome. With treatment, a person with anorexia can feel better and stay at a healthy weight.

What causes anorexia?

Eating disorders are complex, and experts don't really know what causes them. But they may be due to a mix of family history, social factors, and personality traits. You may be more likely to have anorexia if:
  • Other people in your family have an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimianervosa.
  • You have a job or do a sport that stresses body size, such as ballet, modeling, or gymnastics.
  • You are the type of person who tries to be perfect all the time, never feels good enough, or worries a lot.
  • You are dealing with stressful life events, such as divorce, moving to a new town or school, or losing a loved one.

What are the symptoms?

People who have anorexia often strongly deny that they have a problem. They don't see or believe that they do. It's usually up to their loved ones to get help for them. If you are worried about someone, you can look for certain signs.
People who have anorexia:
  • Weigh much less than is healthy or normal.
  • Are very afraid of gaining weight.
  • Refuse to stay at a normal weight.
  • Think they are overweight even when they are very thin.
Their lives become focused on controlling their weight. They may:
  • Obsess about food, weight, and dieting.
  • Strictly limit how much they eat.
  • Exercise a lot, even when they are sick.
  • Vomit or use laxatives or water pills (diuretics) to avoid weight gain.

Losing weight can be stressful for us women, but I still think that there should not be an ideal number when it comes to our weight, as long as we're healthy not overly thin or fat, It's okay.
And most importantly, as long as you feel good about yourself, you're content and happy?
Then you deserve a pat in the back... you're doing JUST FINE! 

Have a good day!

1 comment on "Reality Check: Obsessing too much on your weight"
  1. Great post. We all obsess over our weight some time, but never realize what it does to us physically or psychologically.


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