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Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Metallica*Melinda, Oct 30, 2008.

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  1. Metallica*Melinda

    Metallica*Melinda Well-Known Member

    I feel fat... My parents are really worried, I used to have ana, everyone says its back, I weighed about 130 or something (Im 5'8) and I wanted to diet... now everyone is on my case. I dont know what to do... I want to be thin again.... I want to lose more...
  2. Dave_N

    Dave_N Guest

    Hey Melinda. I'm 5'8" as well and I weigh 150 lbs. I'm pretty slim build too. 130 lbs is a little on the low side. I don't think you should try to lose more weight. Just eat healthy. :hug:
  3. Oak

    Oak Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    Melinda it all depends on what 'you' call thin and how much weight you want to lose. If we are talking of a five pound or so i see no problem to it but if you want to lose 20 then yes, they have reasons to worry.
  4. Metallica*Melinda

    Metallica*Melinda Well-Known Member

    well I weighed 82 last time i posted I didnt really say that but i implied it... as my title said 82. anyway, I think everything is going back to the way it was b4.. like i said, my weight not too long ago was around 130. I have started the old paterns and every pound i lose makes me feel better. I always do body checks. I look at myself in the mirror and I still hate what I see. I used to have ana as I said b4... and I dont know if its back. I just really like the control of knowing I can not eat and watching everyone else get fat. I will never be fat again, 130 was too fat, never again will I feel that pain. I'd rather be too skinny than too fat....
  5. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    5'8" 130 pounds seems entirely reasonable, I would say 110-140 is about right for that height.

    82... What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you look sexually attractive, curvy? Do you see a paunch? Do you see your ribs and still want to lose more?

    I'm curious. I'm not necessarily helpful, I'm currently struggling with my own body image [not anorexic, I do love to eat], but I'm wondering how closely your perceptions match others'.
  6. nagisa

    nagisa Staff Alumni

    Omg... 110 for someone who is 5'8 is very underweight. A women of that height and weight has a BMI of 16.7!!! How can you say that's normal!!?!?! That is an anorexic weight!! Someone who is 5'8 should weigh 140. What you do is say 5'0 should weigh 100 and add 5 pounds for each additional inch.

    Melinda :hug: :hug: with a weight of 82 your bmi is 12.5 which is so very dangerously low. You need to be in the hospital or you could easily die of heart failure. Please, please seek help for this.
  7. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Well, my non-anorexic friend is 5'8" and 110 pounds... I also know one fellow who's 6' and 125 pounds. Very small frame with no muscle to speak of, but by no means badly underweight.

    And, I still fundamentally disagree with any use of BMI, which is a worthless function for determining health... and I just noticed it doesn't factor in gender!
  8. nagisa

    nagisa Staff Alumni

    You can use ones that do factor it in. It's still underweight.
  9. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    It's still worthless.
  10. nagisa

    nagisa Staff Alumni

    Well my doctors didn't consider it worthless when they were treating me for anorexia.
  11. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    That's their shortcoming. There is no science supporting BMI - but it provides a convenient judgement on someone's overall shape when you have no freakin' idea.

    Certainly, the numbers I'm posting are guesswork - I would be disinclined to diagnose based on "weight" and "height" in any situation.

    %bodyfat is helpful [but I'm not sure how accurately it can be measured, to be honest]; a cursory visual inspection is helpful [e.g. nature, number of ribs showing]; waist-hip circumference ratio is helpful; several symptom-specific tests are helpful
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  12. nagisa

    nagisa Staff Alumni


    Well at least be should be able to agree that a weight of 82 is entirely too low for someone who is 5'8.
  13. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Certainly. Dangerously, dangerously low.

    Actually, I'm wondering where all that lost weight is taken from. Body fat and muscle is burned off, but is that enough to cause that weight loss?

    Edit: Yes it is.

    This raises so many questions, and I think I've already more-or-less derailed this thread, so I'll move it somewhere else
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  14. nagisa

    nagisa Staff Alumni

    A lot of it can be water weight.
  15. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    Bone, organ tissue, water, heart muscle. Loads of places.
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