This is a community for those suffering from an eating disorder. I am not advocating that anyone should try to develop anorexia or bulimia. THEY ARE DISEASES, and can be fatal obsessions.
-Be nice. This is a SUPPORTIVE community, not a comparative one which bashes those heavier than you. Remember, at some point you may have been that size as well, everyone starts somewhere.
-Read and comment as many peoples' entries as possible. It is inspirational a lot of the time, and when you give encouragement and advice, you're more likely to apply that optimism to yourself.
-Post stats and pictures as often as possible! We can get to know each other a lot better if we can differentiate between everyone.
-PROMOTE THE COMMUNITY! The more people we have join, the better the community gets.
-DO NOT teach anyone how to contract an eating disorder. I'm a full believer of your body, your rules, but if he/she wants one so badly, they can figure out the details on their own.
-Try to be positive. Look on the bright side. Post inspirational pictures of your favorite celebrities. I know times can get very rough, and we all can go through a lot of pain, but someday we will be beautiful.
-Put any large pictures behind an lj-cut. If you don't know how to do that, learn to, or don't post the picture.
Please post "New Member" in your entry title for your first post, so I know you've read and agree to comply to all the rules. Your entry will be deleted if you don't.
Then fill out this small survey, so we can get to know you. Feel free to leave out anything you're uncomfortable sharing, but try to post as much as you can. [Obviously, leave out my instructions in italics.]
Name: Gender: Age: Height: CW: BMI:[You can find your body mass index here.] Eating Disorder:[Please put ed-nos if you have not been specifically diagnosed, and your disorder tendencies. Example, I am ed-nos with anorexic tendencies.] STGW: To Be Completed By: LTGW: To Be Completed By: Favorite Thinspiration[s]:Feel free to add favorite picture[s] Picture[s]:[Of you.]