When your own father jumps to the conclusion that you’re a drug addict because of your weight, it’s time to make a change.
Ceri Thompson says that her anorexia started when she was 14 years old, after kids at school began bullying her for being “chunky.” What began as a normal attempt at dieting and exercise spiraled wildly out of control, eventually leading the Ceri to reach just 5 stone — about 70 pounds.
“I think anorexia gave me a way of me having control over something and I started restricting my calories even more,” she says today. “I was eating just half a can of tuna a day and lettuce. I was eating about 100 calories a day.”
Ceri began exercising for several hours a day while keeping her calories insanely low. The deception about her condition infected all areas of her life: “I would make protein shakes for me and my boyfriend but fill his up with more powder so it looked like the tub was going down at the same time.”
Knowing that she needed to make a change, Ceri turned to boxing first, and then finally bodybuilding just a few years ago. Her new, healthy obsession with the sport has led her to a much healthier lifestyle. She’s now a size 8 and in the best shape of her life. “Now people know me as gym Ceri rather than anorexic Ceri.”
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