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Being Trans And Dealing With An Eating Disorder

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Guest mandy05

On and off for the past 9 years, I have been struggling with "Compulsive Overeating"

As a result of my compulsive overeating I was at least 80 to 90 pounds overweight for 5 years, and I was miserable. In April of last year, when I made the decision to transition, and after I started seeing my therapist, I finally found the motivation to start losing weight again. By the end of last year, I had lost 70 pounds, and felt great! Making the decision to transition was the huge motivator for my weight loss.

Recently my bad eating habits started returning again. I've not gained back too much weight, however I think for some reason not being on HRT could have something to do with it.

The reason why I believe that, is because it has now gotten to a point to where just dressing a little bit is not enough. I'm tired of looking in the mirror and not seeing the feminine features that I desire. I now feel the need to take this to the next level by getting on HRT. My therapist approved me to get on hormones just a couple of months ago, however I have been putting off getting on them due to fear. However, I now believe that my compulsive overeating is starting to resurface due to not being happy with my current state, and the need to get on hormones.

I have now decided to stop putting off getting on hormones. I have scheduled an appointment to see my endrocologist in 3 weeks.

Is there anyone who can relate to this?

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Guest jessi72

Hey Mandy,

I can kinda relate to it. My compulsion was drugs intsead of food. The more I wanted to do this the more I would do. Ever since I made the choice to transition, I have been clean, its been almost three years now. I tried to do it sooner, but had many obstacles that got in the way, like life...I was married and have kids. The more I thought about what it would do to them, the more I tried to hide and the more I would use. Now that I have transitioned and have been on HRT, the urges are completley gone. I attribute this to being happy about who I am now, not as a side affect of the mones. I hope that it works for you. Just remember that the changes take time so try to stay in control. You can beat this and you will.

way to go,

Jessi :)

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Guest CharliTo

i used to weigh about 250 or so pounds...I guess I can't exactly pinpoint what made me start losing weight, but it just happened.. but yeah, I agree...I was miserable before too.

I am trying hard not to get back there too right now. ^^

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Guest Katie-Louise

I had an eating disorder anorexia it took a lot of hard work to get me back on the straight and narrow and for my health to improve but I managed it :) and Im ecstatic that I have my mom has compulsive overeating and Ive been helping her cut out fat increasing foods and increase protein in her diet I also make her do exercise and she has lost nearly a stone ^_^ I dont know if that helps :P but basically you need to lose weight because you want to and you need that drive to lose weight. BTW my anorexia was a way of gaining control over something in my life after it spurred out of my control.

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