Ellie contracted an eating disorder as early as elementary school. After years of decline, help was finally found with adulthood through a treatment program for adults.
Ellie Spofforth, 18, from Scotland, remembers how she enjoyed eating as a child. He was never picky, but enjoyed tasting new flavors. Ellie also enjoyed baking and the whole family got to enjoy the girl’s hobby.
In elementary school, however, things turned on their heads when Ellieta began to be bullied at school.
-I remember exactly how it all started. Girls in the same class started making fun of me for my weight. They gloated over, that I have the whole class in large. That’s when I woke up thinking about my appearance and my obsession with losing weight began.
Ellie became a vegan at the age of 12 to drop her weight. He reduced his eating so radically that soon the daily meal included only one small meal. In seventh grade, Elliella was diagnosed with anorexia and major depression. The girl’s eating was monitored by both parents and doctors. However, this did not prevent the downward spiral from deepening.
-I ate more, but went vomiting after eating. I managed to hide the matter from my parents because I always put the faucet full in the toilet. I covered my weight loss by wearing loose clothes.
Ellie was obsessed with exercise, accumulating up to 30,000 steps a day.
weighing at the reception did not reveal the seriousness of the situation, as he secretly put waist and ankle weights to make the scale reading look bigger.
In three years, Ellie’s eating disorder escalated so severely that she ended up in the psychiatric ward for a year. The treatment period began in March 2018 when he was 16 years old. However, being in the hospital only made the situation worse.
All kinds of exercise were banned and it made the teenage girl vomit even more. The visit to the toilet was not observed, so he was able to continue his weight loss. Elli thought the treatment period in the psychiatric ward was a mistake.
-I’m just learning more bad habits there. I was surrounded by other mental health patients and things revolved around self-harm. I began to imitate others and, among other things, hack my head against a wall to suppress mental pain.
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