Anorexia, bulimia, binging: How girl went from 25kg to 100kg

22 September 2015 / 1 year 1 month ago

Brittany Burgunder went on a roller coaster journey of anorexia, bulimia and binging, but her story has a very inspiring ending.

She shared her story of her life-threatening experience on Elite Daily.

Britanny was bullied, and has no friends to turn to. Anorexia started to creep up on her -- until it started to endanger her life.

Here are excerpts from her story: 

"At the beginning of 2009, it looked as though I had finally lost my seven-year battle with anorexia and exercise addiction.

"So began my next six months in a hospital, on the brink of death.

With my weight dropping to a low of 56 pounds (25kg), I lost all mobility, faced liver failure, had to relearn how to walk, couldn’t think or recognize people, went bald, needed blood transfusions and was given almost no chance to survive."

It was one of the worst cases of disorder.

Her family had started to say goodbye to her, and her parents even had to make funeral arrangements.

Then, things turned for the better.

"August 2009 would change my life forever.

"I binged. After many years of controlling, resisting and depriving myself of food, I gave in. It was an exhilarating, wonderful and scary sensation. I didn’t know how to stop.

"I was now 75 pounds and climbing. What I didn’t realize was I had traded anorexia for binging. My disease took on an entirely new appearance, even though the same inner demons were driving it from the inside.

"I shut myself in my house, embarrassed someone I knew might see me looking so drastically different. I would only leave to buy food, so I could binge."

She now weighed 100kg. Her eating disorder has transformed into bulimia.

She slowly gained back her passion for horse riding and other activities, transforming back to the healthy person she once was.

"After 10 years filled with restricting, over-exercising, binging, laxatives, colonics, hospitals, treatment centers, fat camps, psychiatric wards and hopelessness, I have taken all the diaries I have kept over the years of struggle, and turned them into a story of hope."

Read her story in detail here.

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