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 understand 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