Friday, February 2, 2001

My Italian ancestors were from Tuscany but before Italy was a unified nation does that mean...?

Does that mean that techincally I'm part Tuscan instead of part Italian? :P

Just and odd curious question?

Answer on My Italian ancestors were from Tuscany but before Italy was a unified nation does that mean...?

I believe the general area was still called Italia even before the various city states were unified. If so, then you'd still be Italian.

Is this anorexia or just a normal diet?

I'm not like those extreme anorexic people you hear about who chew on gum all day but I have an apple in the morning with heaps of green tea and then I usually tense my stomach for most of the day and do spontaneous exercise, but nothing extreme, you wouldn't even classify it exercise.

Then I have another small to medium meal with lots of green tea and if I can I avoid dinner. I'm 15, weighing in at 39-40kg, I'm constantly worried about my weight, weigh myself daily, check my fat in the mirror, am always looking on the net for diet tips, low calorie foods, etc etc. I have to stand up if I'm going on the computer, preferably moving at the same time, otherwise i don't get peace of mind. and I can't sleep at night cause I get agitated not knowing what my family might make for a meal and worrying it'll be high in calories. Sometimes I compulsively tense my stomach or just move around to make up for it. And I dream sometimes I'm eating something and I wake up and feel so guiIty I felt like I actually ate it and usually I try and discreetly move around to stop feeling like that.

I am so scared of gaining weight as fat cause that's what everyone says happens after a diet. Doctor said I was underweight and I'm mildly anemic. Is that all? I don't really have a problem do I? I'm just a little underweight. Anorexic people are far far worse and my problem isn't nearly as horrible as theirs, right?

Answer on Is this anorexia or just a normal diet?

Wrong! All eating disorders are very serious and require medical intervention.