you stop having your period altogether
you thrive on Metamucil
you spend more time planning out your eating pattern than you do on your term paper
you don't own a single food item that does not come in a fat-free, reduced cal butter
you haven't "spread" margarine in months, since cal-free only comes in a spray
you've ripped off your clothes compulsively for the sole purpose of getting the "accurate" weight 3 times a day (as a minimum here *grin*)
you have to schedule times with different friends so your excuse of "I already ate" will fly
caffeine...need I say more?
you're on more "supplements" than Mark McGuire
you plan strategic "eating" times so that people will think you are constantly stuffing your face
you fill a carriage of food at the grocery store and put it all back, leaving wtih nothing.
you spend 20 bucks on a meal and don't put any of it in your mouth.
during trivial pursuit, you know all the food questions, like which has more calories, spinich or tomato juice? (spinich is right)
you know the calorie content of almost ANYTHING
you can write your own calorie counter book/website.
you can never find a watch that stays on right.
you automatically count calories as soon as you take a bite of something. ("One cracker is 12 calories, and this bite was about half. 6 calories so far...")
going to a doctor means drinking a gallon of water and stashing all your change in your pockets and socks.. just in case he/she wants to weigh you.
you can't put your arms by your side because you have so much padding on bracelets that fit most people fall of your hand
Everyone in the room is sweating in a tank top, and your freezing in a sweater
You CANNOT drink a soda that's not diet under any circumstances
You're suspicious of the amount of calories the package says (120 that can't be right, better add 10 more)
You can remember the amount of calories you ate 5 days ago, but you can't remember where you put your car keys.
You know the calorie content of more foods than a nutritionist
You may have done some tendon/ligament damage to your knee (and also have a sprained/hairline fractured foot) but that doesn't stop you from doing your twice daily gym visits.
when you wake up in the middle of the night (or a few times) and have to measure yourself several times to make sure you haven't gained anything before you can go back to sleep.
when you have to do these measurements several times a day as well.
you spend more than an hour in a grocery store on more than one occasion your mom refuses to go grocery shopping with you
you think 30 calories is alot for a drink
you're mortally afraid of poptarts and whole milk
when you think who needs friends with all these voices in your head
when you wake up in a cold sweat because you dreamt that you ate something horrific and cant rest until you weigh yourself
when you dont mind doing chores, because hey its all calory burning
when you cower in the corner petrified because someone offered you the spoon and they cant understand because no-one has turned them down before, but no matter how hard you try - it will never touch your lips when you would rather have bamboo sticks shoved under your finger nails then feel fat... every single day of the week.
When you think that 100 calories for one meal is to much
When you leave your grocery cart in the middle of the aisle because it has to much food in it (a box of saltines, diet sobe, and a bag of wow potato chips)
you can't sleep at night because your worried that rice cake is gonna make you fatter if you sleep
when you buy a new mattress with an inch of padding, put a foam pad under your sheets, and still feel pain from the bones sticking out
when you walk a mile each way too and from school, then go for a run, then bike another 3 miles, in the middle of december in the upper midwest (read: cold as hell)
You drink enough water to flood a small country when you wake up scared as hell because you just had a very realistic dream about eating.
your cabinet doors are starting to get a better work out then you are. any food yet. nope nothing I can eat. any food yet. how about now....
when you have perfected making the smallest amount of food look huge.
who needs a museum? you'd get the vending machine downstairs
your roommate gets pissed because you keep opening (and closing) the fridge door
the pants you worn in seventh grade fall off
you convince everyone around you that you're either vegan, vegetarian, lactose-intolerant, or diabetic.
Bonus point if you convince them you are all of the above
when you think a shower is just so much more appealing then a bath.
you intentionally buy clothes that are a size smaller then what you currently are.
when you intentionally park the car in the furtherest parking bay just so you can walk further.
when you put your dumbbells/extra books in your ruksack so its heavier because you figure the more cals burned the better.
when you have to talk to yourself to find out if you can eat, only to end up with an upgrade to only having a glass of water.
Your diet pills are your daily supply of vitamins.
You sleep with a pillow between your knees, under your butt, etc, etc, etc...
You have more cookbooks than your local bookstore.
You relish the feeling of hunger because you know that you are doing something right.
you tell yourself that those "hunger pangs" are just a stomach ache from eating too much and hour/day/week ago.
you go to the doctor for a weigh-in and blood work (being terrified of needles mind you!) and all you can think about is you weigh too much but not enough for doctors to like and you didn't have time to water-load and...(ect.)
you get depressed if you can't go to your online ED-forums.
when you weigh yourself whenever you can hoping to see even a quarter of a pound dropped.
when you've noticed that you've gained a pound and start exercising mad-style as soon as you get off the scale.
when you have to shop for your clothes in the children's section.
when you're wearing thermal underwear in the summer.
when you check vitamin bottles for calories.
when your thighs don't touch together when you're walking.
when you see pictures of starving people and become jealous.
when you find out toothpaste has 15 calories in it and dont brush your teeth for 4 days straight than remember you dont actually swallow the toothpaste
when you worry if your laxatives have calories
when you worry for days about the party youre gonna have in school and how you can avoid looking stupid by not eating, but cant eat because than youll get fat
when you over lap your fingers around your wrist numerous times a day
smoke more because it burns calories
you worry about kissing your boyfriend because you might consume some calories from anything he's had that day
if your butt hurts from sitting on the floor and your bones sticking out-- you think it's because all your FAT has put to much weight on it
you worry about putting on flavored lip gloss because nothing that good and with flavor can have 0 calories
uncontrollable shaking from not eating is a good sign that you've been "good"
your mood depends on if you've eaten that day or not
you walk into a room and feel like everyone is looking at you and noticing that pound you gained
you wake up in the middle of the night with a sudden urge to do your crunches because that dream you just had about food was way too real
when you search for a parking space as far AWAY from the entrance as possible to burn more calories
when youre convinced that just reading about the foods in a calorie book will make you fatter
when you take your pulse every 10 minutes, just to check when you think the calories from other peoples food will somehow become airborne, and youll inhale them, so you dont go out with anyone if theyre eating
when you count the calories in anything anyone else is eating you watch food comercials obsessively, like some people watch horror movies
when you seriously contemplate (even if only for a second) taking a razor and carving the fat off your body in a twisted version of at-home liposuction
when you measure whether you're too heavy or not by if the stairs creak as you go up them (even though the house is over 100 years old) and determine you're a lardass everytime.
when you fix food for someone and you wash you hands immediatly because your afraid that you'll absorb calories thru your skin by just touching it.
when there is no safe food if you had no money whatsoever, you'd be willing to beg, borrow & steal to get your diet pills
You make sure that work scehdules you during your family's mealtime so you won't have to make excuses. I
f you do eat with them...you must eat nothing else the entire day in preperation for a 'normal' meal.
You practice weighing yourself at different angles just to make sure that you can't get a smaller weight, believe the heaviest. Y
ou spend 20 minutes at the grocery store debating rather or not the 15 calories extra for fat free cocoa with marshmallows is worth it.
You avoid and eventually lose your friends because they might want to go out for pizza or something equally evil.
The meals you do eat are consumed in front of friends and/or family so they'll think you're eating...spend an excessive amount of time preparing a 60 calorie meal to make it seem like more.
When you finally do eat something with a substantial amount of calories...it comes right back up or goes right through you.
Your worth is based on the number the scale flashes at you.
You're making Christmas cookies for your family, and you're afraid that you'll absorb some calories through inhaling the dough, so you go outside and run 2 miles in freezing cold weather.
Someone asks you if you want something to eat and you say, "No thanks, I ate yesterday," and don't realize that you said anything strange.
when you have to stop midway through typing a post to rub some warmth back into you rfingers.
when you sit/walk around the house rubbing the end of your numb nose
You find yourself doing constant math in your head in order to break down caloric content of things like one sugar free hard candy (approx. 10) or one individual Cheese Nip (approx. 4)
you know the calorie content of semen (15 cals per "serving" and it's pure protien)
you look at urself in the mirror every 5 minutes to see if you "miraculously" have gained any weight and to count or admire your ribs......or any new found protruding bones
You practice weighing yourself at different angles just to make sure that you can't get a smaller weight, believe the heaviest
you engage in a posting convo about how many calories are in semen
when presented with the option of finally getting your social security card after months of putting it off or going to the store to buy fat free pringles (which are on sale), you get the pringles just so you can have something fat free to eat the whole day