Parents and comments about weight.
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|Tue, 03-02-2010 - 2:19pm|
I will try to make a long story short here. I am 29 years old and an MA candidate in Women's Studies. I have a long history of emotional problems--mainly anxiety and depression. Also, when I was 15, I was hospitalized for anorexia. The eating disorder continued for many years, even when I was healthy, I was obsessing. I still deal with it from time to time, but sometimes the feelings come back with a vengeance.
The other day, my father asked me how much I weighed (he and others had been concerned in the past few months with my weight loss). I told him that I weighed one thing on his scale and another on mine, still another on the doctor's. He actually said, "Well, you know you should not gain any more weight ok?"
For the purpose of full disclosure, I am 5'3" tall and I weigh between 105-110lbs.
I guess I need advice on how to deal with this. It makes me want to go back to bad (non)eating habits when people make comments about my weight. I just feel like my dad is being very judgmental. Does he want me to look like Kate Moss, for god's sake?
Any advice would be helpful, thanks,