Furious Pete – An Inspiring Story of a Male Anorexic

A couple of weeks ago I watched this documentary about Furious Pete.  It was such a wonderful story of a young boy who, through the turmoil around him, became an anorexic.  He ended up in the hospital near death.  We don’t hear much about the male side of the disease, and it’s refreshing that this young man has been open about it.  He is now a champion in eating contests, would you believe!  I have added a bit of his intro, and a link for you to follow if you are interested in knowing more.

He is so sweet too.  He is a proud Canadian, and it’s lovely to see.  He is such a wonderful young man.  I’m so glad he found his way out.  His mother said she doesn’t Furious Peteunderstand this new life he has, but she said she prefers it to the other one – the one of an anorexic.

You can join his site, follow him on Twitter, FB and several other social networks.

Hope you enjoy.

In the Winter of 2002 I was hospitalized with Anorexia at the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. Many factors come to play as to why I ended up in the hospital.

In short, a year prior to my hospitalization everyone in my family had health issues, including me. I ended up using food as a form of control to forget about the negativity that was happening and the stress/pressure of getting into university. I landed up in the hospital at a weight of 120lbs and my heart not being able to keep up with me. Had I gone to the hospital a day later, I may not have been here today.

After leaving the hospital on my own account, clearly not ready yet, I struggled with gaining and liking life, but slowly but surely through the help of friends and internet forums like bodybuilding.com I was able to start gaining and getting a more positive outlook on life. As I began to eat normally and started seeing body composition changes, I began to have more confidence. I actually started to help others after a year or two with their problems, and people were referring to me as an inspiration.

Years of training made me smarter, stronger and I took my body to a state that I can finally say I am pleased with. I learned many lessons and made many mistakes along the way, but it has made me better inside and out today. Recently I picked up on CrossFit training and as a result I have never been stronger with everything I do.
Now for the ironic part of my story…the part that has made me one of the world greatest eaters today.” …. read more

7 thoughts on “Furious Pete – An Inspiring Story of a Male Anorexic

  1. alexxrae says:

    Great post – so resonates, thank you

  2. coltgordon says:

    I just started blogging on this, a sufferer for years. lets support.

    • I really look forward to following your blogs and supporting this cause! I sure hope you enjoy Furious Pete’s story, and if you can see the documentary with his mother and father, it is truly compelling. I was so glad I just happened to be watching TV when this came on. I had not heard about him prior. Too often this topic is focused on young ladies, when in reality there are men who suffer too (I had a friend two male friends who admitted to me to be bulimic), and I was on and off for 30 YEARS! I’m 50 now and the thought of it repulses me for several reasons, not the least the waste of food, the horrible feeling afterwards, and the loss of self (and not necessarily in that order). It was a long journey to find myself and the place in life that makes me happy. I am not interested in destroying that. But, I am able now to write about it, and share what I went through. I really would love people to share their blogs with me too. I would like to post just an excerpt then an link to their site, if they are willing, but some people are very concerned about copyright. If you are not, I would love to do this.

  3. I’m an ear if you ever need anyone. Email is bullimiaddict@gmail.com. I look forward to watching your progress!! some of my earlier posts discuss feelings, such as anger, guilt, etc. Hope you look them over and let me know what you think! 🙂

  4. Also blogging about handwriting and offering a free handwriting analysis – I would really like to do yours, if you are okay with that. If so email me and lets discuss further.

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