08 January 2012

16 and Pregnant on MTv

I am flipping channels and came across 16 and Pregnant show on MTv.

Kayla suffered from anorexia and now she is pregnant. She is having trouble with the weight issue.

I can (unfortunately) connect because I suffered from an eating disorder when I got pregnant.  I had been through anorexia and then bulimia.

I hated feeling fat when I wasn't pregnant. When I got pregnant, I had to eat. My husband (at the time) made sure I ate. I struggled. It killed me. I turned bulimic because I couldn't handle the weight gain.

It was hard. Having an eating disorder and being pregnant are a very tough combination!

The more of this I watch, the more I feel her struggle. I have been there, done that. It hurts. It's hard. I hated it. Food has always been a struggle.

This is seriously something that touches me and hits me hard. I totally understand. If you haven't been there, you can't even imagine how it feels.

I just really connected with her.

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Anonymous said...

I had a friend that we were both pregnant at the same time she was in an abusive relationship and suffered from anorexia as well. I watched her struggle and felt so helpless.

I have noticed recently that when I get stressed I won't eat in front of people. The other night we had 14 people in the house and I just couldn't eat in front of any of them. My boyfriend brought me my dinner downstairs and I was able to eat.

Tere said...

Thank you for your comment. It is amazing how so many people struggle with these things, but it seems taboo to discuss or mention. I know it was a struggle for me and watching that episode flooded all those memories back into my head. I could relate with everything she was going through. It hurts and it's hard, but we need to stay strong and not be afraid to ask for help.

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