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I haven't posted here for a while, because I've been trying to forget about weight, but I'm scared as of tomorrow I haven't gotten my period for 3 months! I've been eating more the past 2 weeps and dropped 11 pounds, which is releaving. A bit scary cuz I can see my bones. But I like seeing my bones.
The thing that scares me though is, I don't want to not be able to have a family when I'm Allred and married. As of yesterday (the 29th) I am 17 and I know I'm not ald enough to have kids, but in a few years maybe a little more than a few I will be old enough. And I don't want to not be able to have kids cuz I temperalry want to be super skinny.
I mean I want to be super skinny forever, but I know I won't want to forever. And I don't want one faze of my life to ruin the rest of my life! Especially when I'm still only 17 and I have so much life ahead of me!
Anyways my question is what can I do to get my period back with out gaining weight??? Because for one I don't want to gain weight and 2 even when I do eat more I just lose more weight!
As I mentioned in some recent posts to you, I don't get here very often anymore, so I missed your birthday. HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY!!
I'm happy to see that the reason you've been posting less often is that you are making an effort to focus less on weight. Thinking about weight all the time is a big bore & waste of time when there are so many other wonderful things in life to think about!
I'm still concerned, however, that you've lost another 11 pounds and are happy (even if scared) to be seeing your bones. Are you seeing a counselor who specializes in eating disorders yet? It's REALLY important that you be in treatment with someone who really knows the tough challenges that eating disorders present & how to deal with them.
You're smart to be worrying about the impact that severe dieting will have on your body in the future. It can weaken your bones and teeth, cause hair thinning/loss, affect fertility and damage organs. Some of these problems don't reverse themselves once you start eating healthily and reach a more healthy weight. No one can know, unless they are the health professional treating you, but the likely reason your periods have stopped is the food restrictions you've put on yourself. Your body needs certain nutrients and calories and a certain amount of stored energy to make hormones that cause your periods and permit you to bear children. Without the nutrients & necessary number of calories, the hormones can't be made. I hope that you'll see a SPECIALIST who deals with eating disorders so he/she can help you overcoming the eating issues and get back to healthier eating habits and a weight that will allow your body to function properly.
Again, I'm VERY proud of the progress you've made and hoping that you'll get the help you need to make even more. 17 is a wonderful year, and if you get help to resolve the eating/body image issues, 18 will be even better! Good luck to you & again Happy Birthday!!!!
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