My Pro Ana Journey – From Fatty to Eye Candy

 My name is Jenny and I have never been the super thin kind of pro ana girl. However, when I entered college, and heard someone say “fatty Jenny” pointing at me one day and then the next day, I heard someone say “rolly Jenny”, followed by “humpty Jenny”, I realized that the bulk on me must be more than just puppy fat. What followed were the most horrible days of my life. I would love sharing my experience with you so that all the other Jennys out there don’t have to go through all the trouble that I went through.

“My confidence level was at an all time low.”

I wanted to shut myself in the room all the time. I dreaded entering the college. I craved a good body, those well toned abs, the slim waist, shapely butt and thin arms. I cried my heart out to my mum and she tried to console me, incidentally with a huge cup of my favorite ice cream. My mum told my dad about the plight of his pet daughter and he brought me my favorite burgers and French fries.

Together, we drew up an exercise regime. My mum made a list of things which were considered “low fat” and looked up recipes on the internet. We went out and shopped for some exercise gear and a weighing machine. Plucking up courage, I stood on the weighing machine. It read 198 pounds. I was shocked but not depressed because within a month, I would have the body I so desired now. I was really cheered up because I could finally avoid catcalls from all the insensitive people of the world. How wrong I was!

 

Week 1: My first trial – exercise and diet

Dad and I would set out for our jog at 6 in the morning. We would do one round of our nearby park and collapse on the lawn, before coming home ravished and eating generous helpings of the low fat breakfast which we had adopted. I had also read that frequent meals are good for weight loss. So, I hogged a large low fat salad (a bit of Ranch dressing was not wrong, was it? After all, I had jogged about a mile) at midday, sumptuous meal for lunch, a good snack in the evening and an early dinner. On the weekend, I allowed myself a little feast and enjoyed a large cup of ice cream.

A week passed and I was eager to check my weight and watch the needle dip by about 5 lbs. The scale, however, had a different story to tell. It read 197.

“That was all needed to burst out into tears.”

Beginnings are supposed to be tough. So, I endured and continued with the same regime for a couple of weeks more. This time, the needle dipped to 195 which was way too little for me. I realized that my jogging and restrained eating was getting me nowhere. I felt terribly guilty about that extra helping of Ranch dressing.

 

Week 4: My second attempt – starve like the model does

The fourth week, I decided to up my efforts and cut drastically on food. I was desperate. I still heard catcalls and they depressed me more than ever. I completely refrained from breads and buns and drank lots of ready made juices, milk with protein powder, a bit of fruit and a bit of veggies. Meat, ice creams, cakes, pizzas and fries were completely out of my menu. I avoided sugars like plague. Soda cans from the refrigerator were stashed in the dustbin.

I was fine for a couple of days. The third day, I felt my head reel and sweat pouring all over. I was a fool not to realize that I was doing more harm to myself than good. At the end of the week, the dreaded needle dipped to 190 pounds.

“How glad I was! Finally, there was some result.”

But then, I noticed that I found tough to concentrate on studies, was lethargic without reason and wanted to sleep all the time. What was wrong with me? What is more, in the coming week, my weight shot up back to 198 lbs!

Over the next months, I tried everything. Diet plans, exercises, weight loss pills and weight loss body massages. My weight swung between 180 lbs and 190 lbs and then, stopped dropping altogether. The needle remained stuck at 180 lbs and I was at my wit’s end.

 

Realization and solution

One day, my best friend came in for a visit. She had noticed something wrong with me. I had not shared my weight loss efforts with anybody, my best friend included, because it was too embarrassing for me. But when she asked, I had to tell her the whole story. At the end of my tale, as I shook with tears, I realized that she was shaking out of mirth. What was so funny about it?

She told me how silly I was and that I should have asked her in the first place. She reminded me of her sister, who was nearly as plump as I was.

“She has followed something called “30 Days To Thin” and had actually lost around 20lbs in less than thirty days!”

I did not believe it. But then I reasoned, there was nothing wrong in humoring my best friend and trying another method, especially after I had tried so many others.

 

Final trial – and now it worked!

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I bought the ebook “30 Days To Thin”. What got me hooked on it was the detailed descriptions about different kinds of body types, how to determine body composition, the concept of body mass index and the right way of weight loss. I thought back at all the regimes that I had followed and realized all the mistakes that I had made. I realized what was wrong with me when I went on a fad diet and stunned to read how dangerous it could be.

“The book was so interesting that I devoured it in a day. The more I read, the more captivated I was.”

Before I reached the end of the book, I decided that I would follow its Pro Ana juice diet. The diet is not actually a crash diet. Although you eat much less than your intake, the diet takes care that your nutritional content is maintained. My own crash diet regime seemed rather childish in comparison. Best of all, the diet, which I needed to follow for 30 days, detoxified me completely and my skin glowed beautifully. What especially worked for me were the little tips. Although seemingly silly, they proved to be extremely effective for me.

I was on this juice diet for a month. Although I did feel slight discomfort because of the cut down in food, I was prepared for it because the book details side effects as well. It also gives you ways to remedy the discomfort by recommending diet supplements which enhance detoxification efforts of the diet.

The diet is split into three phases. Every phase is dealt with in great detail. You get to know what to eat and drink for each meal of the day in each phase, tips to get better results and how to cope with fatigue and weakness. Unlike many other diet plans, 30 Days To Thin does not hide side effects. Rather, it gives you remedies to cope with them, which work out wonderfully well. While I loved following the fasting juice diet, my mum loved the recipes which are detailed in the book.

“They are yummy, healthy and a great way to get thin.”

I really loved the food journal which gives you a day by day account of the experience of the author when she followed the routine. Everything is stark clear. The book encourages you to keep a journal and note down your daily experiences. I surely did and it was great fun.

Pro Ana Boot Camp Diet (ABC Diet) promises a weight loss of 40 lbs in 4 months. I wish I had this book months ago. If I did, I would probably have the body I craved for by now. ABC Diet gives you a week-wise and day wise calorie plan for the promised 8 weeks.

Then, you also have Pro Ana Rainbow Diet which can help you lose up to 5 lbs in a week, the Lemonade Diet which can help you lose 20 lbs in 10 days, the Juice Diet which can help you lose a pound per day, the Cabbage Soup Diet to lose 10 lbs in 7 days, the 17 day diet, the 3 day diet and numerous other types of diet plans which really work.

Now when I stand on my weight machine, it dips to 120 lbs. Am I ecstatic or what!

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26 Responses to My Pro Ana Journey – From Fatty to Eye Candy

  1. samantha says:

    yes, ranch dressing was bad. you should have used vinegar or some low-fat low-cal dressing. ranch is one of the worst dressings u can possibly put in ur body. that probably set u back over 100 cals!!!!!

  2. ineedperfection says:

    You did such a great job!

    stay strong!

    xxxfrom Holland

  3. Sara says:

    Hi Jenny,

    I enjoyed your story and was pumped to download the book for free. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get it for free.

    Would you know a website or link straight to the pdf or would you be able to send me your pdf by email? I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks!
    Sara

  4. Dieter Haley says:

    Do you understand that the “ana” in pro-ana refers to anorexia? As in, anorexia nervosa, the mental disorder with a higher mortality rate than any other disorder?

  5. Motte says:

    guys … you know it’s just advertising … right? lol … they’re taking advantage of our “need to achieve the goal”

  6. jazz miraculous says:

    what the hell…just because some stupid guy called you fat you want to be super skinny?? i see you arent very intelligent.no one gives a shhit at you they just wanted something to laugh.its your life but you give is in to the arms of idiots.you are so sad.

    • Momo says:

      She is not stupid she just had low self esteem. It’s very rude of you to say that she isn’t intelligent because obviously you aren’t either or you wouldn’t stoop so low as to call her stupid for feeling bad when someone calls her fat.

  7. Jumana says:

    I’d love to know what happened next did you maintain this current weight ?
    I am afraid of putting effort into ABC diets knowing that i’d gain all the weight back as soon as i stop, since i am not willing to stick to it as a life style eating regime

    • Jen says:

      Keeping it off as not that hard. But yes you do have to be disciplined with your diet unfortunately. The one big tip I could give people is stay away from grains such as wheat, rice, oats etc. Some are awful (like wheat) and others are not that bad. But this is my general rule.

      Cutting out wheat will be the most hard for most. Since it includes bread, pasta and so on. But it’s just a matter of making it a habit.

  8. Ash says:

    I can’t do it I will do it.

  9. Destiny says:

    unfortantly not free ebook does not me no good please can you help anyway you can your truly.

  10. Andrea says:

    Hi,
    I have a concern: how long can you restrict without it all coming back at you eventually?
    I don’t want to be one of those girls who’s always making faces when food is in front of her – I don’t want people to notice I have food issues. If I go out with my boyfriend, my friends, or my family, I want to be able to eat a burger/ice cream/brownie (etc) in order to make people THINK I have no problems with food whatsoever BUT be able to remain REALLY skinny. I have 3 girl-friends who are enviably skinny but fucking eat all sorts of carbs -_-
    I know I can’t stop eating completely so I was wondering if there is some kind of balance (is it possible to be a pseudo-anorexic?) For example:
    Day 1:
    B: fruit and yogurt
    S: celery
    L: sandwich
    S: ice cream
    D: soup

    Day 2:
    B: pancakes and fruit
    S: soy milk
    L: salad
    S: fruit
    D: pizza

    I’ve come to realize if I restrict too much I will eventually binge….but I need to lose this weight fast and KEEP IT OFF. What would you recommend?

  11. Seek Treatment says:

    you are all sick

  12. Jeko says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro-ana
    “Pro-ana refers to the promotion of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa.”
    you disgust me :D also: the comment saying “that probably set you back 100 cals!!!”
    FUCK YOU TOO. THATS NOT A LOT. SHIT. I HATE ALL OF YOU

    come at me

  13. Felecia Giesel says:

    Lemon oil may be used in aromatherapy. Researchers at The Ohio State University found that lemon oil aroma does not influence the human immune system, but may enhance mood.

  14. Echelon. says:

    I’m on the ABC diet right now… I have 37 days left of it, then I’m on to the Russian Gymnast Diet.

  15. Considering says:

    Before I got pregnant with my second son, I was at a healthy FIT, athletic 125 pounds. We moved out of state while I was pregnant and even though I did TRY to curb cravings and maintain a good weight I ended up with Gestational Diabetes, and packed on 40 pounds because of it. I have tried many things to get back to pre baby weight, but it doesnt seem to want to go away. Its very hard to exercise with a 2 year old and a 5 month old, being a stay at home mother, and live in the middle of nowhere, with no gym equipment because I had to leave it ALL behind when we moved. I dont consume more than 12-1400 hundred cals a day (which is what I had eaten before I got pregnant.) I am seriously considering this diet, but do not wish to actually develop Ana, (I have beaten obesity already) I truely do not want another eating disorder after years of fighting the big white monster. How ever I have an addictive personality, and can SEE myself in my mind, going over board with this once I start to see results. I suppose my question is: Is it possible to convert to this lifestyle and diet and not become fully Ana? What tips can you give, that would help a HEALTHY transition, into and OUT OF this regiment? But still keep the weight off?

    • Jen says:

      Eating healthy is everything. I’m convinced having a great body is mostly to do with what people eat rather than spending time at the gym or going for a run. Exercises helps for sure, but if you eat junk then exercising will only do so much.

  16. Leslie says:

    Wow there are some very rude people on here. If you think these people need help, why insult them further? Anyway not all of these are pro-Ana. For instance,the Rainbow Diet consists of eating lots of fruits and vegetables. There is an Ana version of it which is very restrictive but that doesn’t have to be followed. And most of these diets are just detoxing, meant to last for a week-10 days at most. So stop freaking out and get your judgmental heads out of your fucking asses.

  17. Isabella Smith says:

    How did you manage to hide any suspicious activity from friends and family? I don’t have an eating disorder (for all the people making negative comments) but I am overweight and trying to live a healthier lifestyle. I started restricting carbs and fats but then my mum and friends got really sue so i tried eating one unhealthy snack in front of them here and there and would make sure i was strict for all other meals of the day so that I did not increase my intake too much but they saw through it. One night I had eaten way more fat and carb then I should have so I forced myself to throw up and it became slightly addictive but Ive noticed Ive actually gained 2kg from doing this for roughly a month and my mum is starting to notice odours, and that I always have the tap on high stream or I always have a shower right after dinner. Im just running out of excuses so I need some advice if you have any?

    • Jen says:

      I don’t endorse throwing up and such.

      It’s great you’re trying to eat healthy. Just an FYI not all fats are created equal. There’s good fats too, that won’t increase body fat if you eat in proportion.

      Good fats are things like non-processed cheese, natural peanut butter (100% peanuts) and avacado.

      Have you tried to explain to mum that you’re trying to stay healthy? I’m sure they will understand.

      Most of the time it’s the carbs that will lead to fat storage. I try to limit my grains. Which means no bread, pasta, cookies, sugar, rice, etc. You can still get carbs from fruits and veges. But again, carbs are important for normal body function so please don’t limit them altogether.

      Thanks for commenting!

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