Posted: 12/08/2008 at 17:26
I completely agree with danowat and most others.
maybe you should consider the following questions...
-Do you want to continue losing weight and probably end up in a serious and criical condition- maybe comatosed or even close to death with drips hanging from your hand, knowing that you will probably never recover fully and your chances of running are close to nil? OR
-would you rather continue running, find a healthy weight that you balance at, can eat at least 1500-2000 calories a day and enjoy life a bit more (because that is the minimum you should be eating especially when running longer distances)?
I am talking from experience so I'm sorry if that seems harsh, but it really is as simple as that. And someone once told me... You can choose to live or not live. You know what you have to do. A pound is a big deal to someone with an eating disorder but there is more to life than a pound which quite honestly, could be that you needed the loo. Weighing less than 7 stone is terrible- What is your BMI? If it is below 18, you will not be menstruating because your body cannot produce oestrogen and with this calcium will be absorbed from you bones- so here is the next question...
-How long do want to run? Until next year? Until you cannot run because you are in so much pain with osteoporosis? or indefinately?
Be sensible, Congratulations for gaining a pound. As a runner you will naturally keep in shape. Even if you put on half a stone, it really doesn't take many runs to lose it. Concentrate on fitness and not fatness. If you keep fit, you will never be fat.
Hope this helps