1 Louise felt unhappy in her childhood.
2 She was proud of herself when she gave up eating sandwiches. 3 She always took part in her family meals.
4 She got ill because of her dieting.
5 Louise's mother helped her to get rid of her fear of eating.
6 She is quite healthy now.
I started dieting after developing back problems because I was told that they were caused by my excess weight I was so upset about it that I gave up chocolate and crisps. My friends would tell me I'd never lose all that weight and I wanted to prove them wrong. At first I didn't lose much so I stopped eating sandwiches at lunchtime. It was hard to begin but then I felt good when I saw everyone round me stuffing their faces while I just sat there with a glass of water.
I felt great because I felt I had a lot of willpower and (2) they didn't.
I kept on dieting and kept cutting out more and more food. (3) Jt / 'jJ, к got to the point where all I would eat in a day was a bowl of cereal in the morning and a small roll at night. In the end I just refused to eat when we all sat together at the table because I thoughUhat anything I putjn my mouthwould make me put on weight. I got tonight and -
a half stone and was happy with my weiahtTTfThad stopped dieting--,
then I wouldn't have got ill. My dieting got out of control, jjhgupjij "If I could get down to eight stone and then to seven, I would look
really attractive." There was no end to (4) it. My friends started to г +
(U,) t!UL ask if I was all right and told me I looked pale.
Then some teachers started asking me if I'd eaten anything and, when I said no, (5) tlieV^'ouicI offerto buy me food. But I was terrified of eating anything. I finally realised that I had a problem when I came back from my summer holiday: I had been losing two or three pounds a week. When I read an article about an anorexic girl who almost died before she started to get better, I knew that I had to stop. I talked to my mum about (6) it and I wentlo at psychologist who helped me get over my fear of eating; he showed me a chart with my ideal weight on it — ten stone! (7) it fiefpeci me to understand how much weight I could put on without being fat. My eating is almost back to normal now and I'm much happier with myself. Now I just eat healthy stuff — I can't remember the last time I had a plate of chips.