View Full Version : We were lucky
02-12-2007, 02:48 PM
My oldest daughter (now 25 and somewhat overweight), went through a period of anorexia when she was in her middle teens. Fortunately, she had friends at school who basically force-fed her and kept it from getting out of hand, and somewhere along the way, she outgrew it or something. It's evidently not a problem any more. So far, my younger daughter (only 14) is slim and fit, eats all day long but burns it off with ballet and other activities. I'm so lucky that she hasn't gone down that road, and that the older one got off it.
im really happy for you that they are both ok.
i was a hard core anorectic for 3 years.
and finally, i am eating more healthy.
although the anorexic habits are always with me..i try to overcome it.
02-13-2007, 09:32 AM
Good to hear that QuietLunatic at least the contion of your family members is good. I'm happy for you. Hope you'll maintain good health condition all the time.
02-13-2007, 10:11 PM
That is good to hear that everyone is fine now.
02-14-2007, 02:34 PM
Thank you, everyone. It's a big issue with girls nowadays, and I keep an eye on that younger one. I'd like my older daughter to lose a little, but I'd rather have her a little heavy and healthy than back on that anorexia wheel.
02-15-2007, 06:53 AM
Goodluck for that QuietLunatic. Hope you'll keep an eye on their health. It's good to have your own physical fitness program for your daughters.
02-21-2007, 05:28 PM
Actually, my youngest daughter is into ballet now, which keeps her pretty fit and active. She was a cheerleader for a couple of years, but gave it up, preferring the ballet. She's a good role model for me. I need to be more active. Of course, spring is on the way, so maybe...
03-04-2007, 05:33 PM
I am so glad that it was just a passing event in your daughters life.
Some people have hormonal fluctuations that can cause anorexia for short periods of time. MAybe thats why it alleviated itself in your older daughter.
question is, what would the reaction be if the ballet teacher started harping on anyones weight?
03-06-2007, 01:12 PM
You'd have to see the ballet teacher to realize she's not likely ever to do that. She's still quite capable of teaching, but I'm sure she's a little heavier than she was when she was dancing full time. LOL. I approve of her figure, which is curvier than most ballet dancers. What she harps on is proper position and movement.
03-07-2007, 03:15 AM
When I was dancingwiith a satellite ABT school, I was fortunate enough to have Mrs. Singer, who saw talent versus size. I was one of her heaviest prima dancers.
Yu are so lucky that you ahve an open minded teacher.... mazel tove on finding that school and teacher.
Does yoru daughter plan on teaching dance when she is older?
03-09-2007, 01:11 PM
I don't think so, but she's only 14. Who knows where life will take her? I hope she enjoys her choices.