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Pro-Ana-Mia
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Pro-Ana-Mia
This is a sensitive topic for me and hard for me to really post, but this is the first group of people that I ever felt comfortable with sharing anything, so here goes.

What are your thoughts on those Pro-Ana(anorexia)/Pro-Mia(bulimia) sites?

This is tough for me... I struggle with weight problems, such as binging and fasting, binging and purging, and extremely low caloric intake. It's unhealthy, I know. I'm slowly getting better, though. I'm sure I'm not the only one here who struggles with or has struggled with eating disorders and weight issues.

I am not completely against the Pro-Ana-Mia sites, though. They're not forcing their lifestyle onto anyone, these sites provide tips on how to stay healthy and hydrated even during times of fasting, and some offer great support in recovery and offer wonderful, low-cal recipes that I enjoy.

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2008-03-09 23:53
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Re: Pro-Ana-Mia
Not my thing (sonic-speed metabolism), but I try not to look down on people that do. These kinds of sites actually sound like a pretty good idea, though. It allows people who choose to starve themselves to death to do so without actually killing themselves.

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2008-03-10 1:12
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I've looked at a few, and I've actually been very impressed by the strong support groups for recovery that are generally provided, for all varieties of disorders. Anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS, compulsive overeating, etc. But they also help support people who aren't ready to recover... which is where the problems are. It's good to support the person with the disorder, reminding them that they are good people that are worth loving. If that's the deal, I'm cool with it... if you have a problem, you should have the right to talk about it, even if you're not ready to get help for it. What I'm not cool with, however, is supporting the disorder itself. Some communities go overboard and do just that. Most that I've seen, though, keep it on a pro-person level, rather than a pro-disorder level.

I guess my opinion is that they're really badly named.

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2008-03-10 2:58
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I've seen some pretty disgusting sites out there that are pro-anorexia... Like telling you to stand in front of a mirror and say "I am fat and worthless and must lose weight" and that sort of BS.
*shudders* I cannot BELIEVE what society is doing to young, self-esteem-lacking girls!!!!
Those sorts of people who are ENCOURAGING girls to lose weight in REALLY unhealthy ways should be dragged out to a field and shot in the head *fumes and stalks in angry circles*

oh...shot AFTER they've been charged with the murder of all those girls who die from being anorexic and getting "help" from those websites.

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2008-03-27 19:13
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Sachael Wrote:oh...shot AFTER they've been charged with the murder of all those girls who die from being anorexic and getting "help" from those websites.

Haven't you ever heard of the old phrase: "Shoot first, ask questions later"? Heck, if it turns out that they were innocent, I might never be allowed to commit murder. (Yes, going through with the death penalty is still murder)

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2008-03-27 19:21
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Deros Wrote:Yes, going through with the death penalty is still murder
Which is why I lovingly refer to our system of "justice" as "The Vengeance System".

But we're probably a bit off-topic, now. <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? -->

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2008-03-27 19:25
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Agreed. From what I read, they're not explicitly stating that you MUST do this stuff.

They just do what they do. You do what you do, whether or not it coincides with what they're doing.

The only people they're harming are themselves. Whoopty-doo.

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2008-03-28 0:58
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