I am a long distance runner. Yup, right up there with models, dancers, and gymnasts as far as prevelant eating disorders goes. It is an obvious fact that the more dead weight I have, the slower I will run. It's not like it's about my body image or anything, it's much more concrete. Bulimia has hindered my training and is preventing me from actually losing weight healthfully. Can anyone relate to the frustration of HAVING to be thin for performance purposes as opposed to image purposes?