Sunday, June 24, 2012
It has been a very long time since I have been on here. But a few years ago I helped my daughter recover from AN at home (and this forum was my lifesaver), then about a year and a half ago she had a relapse and we went through recovery again.
This year she is doing so well....but her BMI is also the highest it has ever been. She is at the higher end of her weight range (but she is very athletic so a lot of it is muscle and she is in good shape). But she is eating in a more relaxed way than I have seen her eat in years. She still makes comments and she still wishes to be thinner (doesn't help that her twin sister is thinner now), but she is still eating well and buying new clothes in a bigger size and even going to the swimming pool in a bikini....things that would have been so hard a while back.
I remember back when I was visiting this forum a lot, that people would comment on how much better the girls were when they were at a higher BMI....so why is that? Does anyone know?
She told me the other day what her weight is...and for years we have been having her weigh backwards and not telling her (her AN started 6 years ago)...but she weighed herself at a friends and seems to be OK with it even though she has never been close to that number before.
So I am happy she is doing so well and feeling better.....but I am still trying to understand WHY being at a higher BMI makes that difference mentally. I realize they need to be in the 'healthy' range to be safe...but why is it that the 'thoughts' are so improved with an even higher BMI?
Why are they better mentally at a higher BMI thread