I am 17 and being treated for anorexia. For my height and age, I have restored enough weight to be just on the verge of ‘healthy’ and my bmi is around 17 (getting weighed tomorrow).
I never really looked ‘anorexic’ (the only person who thought I did was my friend who also has an ED). But now after gaining weight back my legs look absolutely huge.
All of my weight gain seems to have gone to my upper thighs! It was like one day I just woke up and they were massive. It just looks weird. I feel so uncomfortable every time they move when I walk or touch when I sit down. I have gained very little, if any, weight in my upper body. I have never heard of anyone in recovery gaining weight in thighs first (usually weight gain is around stomach).
I keep trying to convince myself that it is fluid/water weight because it seemed to appear so quickly, but I don’t think it is. Will it redistribute?
I am hoping that if I increase my intake everything will happen a bit faster, and I can properly heal. I really want to recover, and I am very proud of myself for that - it has taken me a long time to get to this mindset! Having had issues for years, I would really like to see what my adult body looks like. But I am worried that I won’t like it? What if my thighs are just a bit weirdly shaped lol?