A shocking case of "manorexia"

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    Aug 02, 2008 4:38 PM GMT
    I saw a news special yesterday about a guy named Jeremy who is in the final stages of anorexia, or what some have termed "manorexia". His weight is now down to 88 pounds.

    Incredibly, the guy used to be a very fit and muscled model. See the sad before and after photos.

    Then:
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    ... and now:
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    Aug 02, 2008 6:36 PM GMT
    what is manorexia? is that different from the normal anorexia?
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    Aug 02, 2008 6:53 PM GMT
    mnjock2003 said
    He has a profile here on RJ
    http://www.realjock.com/profile/?id=1097

    Good find. It looks like he hasn't been active on here in about two years though.

    I really feel for the guy. There are just some phenomena that I will never understand and anorexia is one of them. This guy used to look nearly perfect, what many of us would strive for. And now, what he's done to himself is just heartbreaking.
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    Aug 02, 2008 6:55 PM GMT
    Titanite saidwhat is manorexia? is that different from the normal anorexia?

    No, it's not different, but since anorexia usually affects women (90% of cases), some have come to make a play on words by calling it "manorexia" when it occurs in males.
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    Aug 02, 2008 6:58 PM GMT
    Pictures don't show up. Well..the before picture does.
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    Aug 02, 2008 7:16 PM GMT
    In2LectualBlkMan saidPictures don't show up. Well..the before picture does.

    Try again. It should be fixed now.
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    Aug 02, 2008 8:09 PM GMT
    He has a blog:

    http://jeremygillitzer.blogspot.com/
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    Aug 02, 2008 8:12 PM GMT
    Is he in prison? Why?
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    Aug 02, 2008 8:29 PM GMT
    I went through that myself years ago. I'm doing fine now I always make sure I eat right, and by right I mean enough calories and the right foods (more than 2000 calories a day).

    I didn't reach the level he did. I saw what it does to you and got help.
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    Aug 02, 2008 8:43 PM GMT


    Caslon, I think he was in an institution called asoka.

    His blog says he's in the care of a psychologist (Yes!)and that he's addressing issues of being happy.

    My heart goes out to him. I think he may have, somewhere, gotten the wrong notion of what happy is.

    I know a 'manorexic' ( never heard this term before- I like it) and there seems to be an emotional similarity. He also thinks that other people's definition of 'happy' has a lot to do with how gorgeous one looks. My answer is happy is how you FEEL. The looks are only an outward sign of it, and looking happy is not the same as looking pretty or handsome. You glow. Last I'd heard he was getting a handle on these basics and was doing better- gaining weight with no emphasis on fit, bold and beautiful, just well-fed which led to feeling physically better (health), and Bing! happier!


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    Aug 02, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    Wow that's so sad!
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    Aug 02, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    thanks guys for discussing this important disease that kills and will most likely kill me.
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    Aug 02, 2008 8:58 PM GMT
    Damn, that is just tragic...I'm heading to FatBurger right now!
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    Aug 02, 2008 9:01 PM GMT
    Sad...Going for some more boiled shrimp, cocktail sauce and crackers.....and then some pudding.
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    Aug 02, 2008 9:15 PM GMT
    jeremygillitzer saidthanks guys for discussing this important disease that kills and will most likely kill me.


    really man thats horrible if your not being sarcastic. But man you should try to get some help. I used to have a really bad body image problem but seeing a psychologist helped alot
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    Aug 02, 2008 10:37 PM GMT
    I struggle with it myself, though certainly not as extreme as this man's situation....although for the most part I've been able to get in under control...
    This morning, I stopped by to visit a friend of mine and when I walked in, I said...."Excuse my appearance, I know I look homeless" because I was wearing really baggy clothes...
    My friend and his Mom were standing there and he said....."No, you look like an Olsen Twin".....and just for a split second.....I kinda liked hearing that....it's almost like my brain feeds on those sorts of comments encouraging me to drop weight.
    In December 2006, I'd gotten down to 129...the lowest I've ever gotten as a fully developed adult was 121 lbs...and even now, a piece of me wants to "beat" that number.

    119531057_vf9CA-S.jpg Me, December 2006
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    Aug 02, 2008 10:39 PM GMT
    KEEP THE FUCKING LOLCATZ OUT OF SERIOUS FORUMS.

    THINK FOR A SECOND BEFORE YOU POST THEM.

    I HATE THE STUPID THINGS WITH A PASSION AND I'M SICK AND TIRED OF RUNNING INTO THEM,IN PLACES THEY HAVE NO PLACE BEING.

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    Aug 02, 2008 11:28 PM GMT
    Jeremy,
    Wish you all the strength to get through this. Hope you find the happiness within yourself. Don't ever give up.

    Love,
    Lou
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    Aug 03, 2008 12:49 AM GMT
    Thats sad. If you go back and reread the thread on "fat men" and read some of the comments said on there and other threads. Isn't that where it begins to take form when being bombarded by things that basically tell you your body isn't "good" enough? Perhaps, he gained a pound or 2 and was told he was being lazy.
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    Aug 03, 2008 12:53 AM GMT
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    Aug 03, 2008 1:21 AM GMT
    Briz saidKEEP THE FUCKING LOLCATZ OUT OF SERIOUS FORUMS.

    THINK FOR A SECOND BEFORE YOU POST THEM.

    I HATE THE STUPID THINGS WITH A PASSION AND I'M SICK AND TIRED OF RUNNING INTO THEM,IN PLACES THEY HAVE NO PLACE BEING.




    uh oh...someone pissed off a noob.



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    Aug 03, 2008 3:10 AM GMT
    As much as this looks like a unique case of an eating disorder I look at my friends that now suffer ill health, death and ugly, ugly bodies because of bad eating habits, drugs and smoking and it is way more than 50% of the population.

    I am on Realjock trying to find new friends that face life in a natural, balanced and health producing way. In the case of abandoning my old friends i have tried to get though to them but there minds are so set on destroying their health just like this dude. I can't figure how someone's mind get be so oblivious to their body's needs.

    They would never think of treating their pets as bad as they treat ...a man's best friend....his own body.
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    Aug 03, 2008 4:18 AM GMT
    Briz saidKEEP THE FUCKING LOLCATZ OUT OF SERIOUS FORUMS.

    THINK FOR A SECOND BEFORE YOU POST THEM.

    I HATE THE STUPID THINGS WITH A PASSION AND I'M SICK AND TIRED OF RUNNING INTO THEM,IN PLACES THEY HAVE NO PLACE BEING.

    Hey Briz, do you see an LOLcat on here??? It's you who have LOLcats on the brain. If you are having these unprovoked panic attacks, you need to get psychiatric help!
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    Aug 03, 2008 4:20 AM GMT
    mnjock2003 said
    That IS Jeremy (the guy in the photos) who is posting , for those of you who are doubtful.
    This can't be easy for him or anyone who is going through this.

    I am confused by the change in grammatical person in this posting. Why is he speaking in the third person in the second sentence, if it is Jeremy himself posting?
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    Aug 03, 2008 5:06 AM GMT
    Cas, there's no change in grammatical person in that post.

    mn says that That is Jeremy, not that this is Jeremy.

    I think he was referring to "jeremygillitzer".

    I have no idea how he's figured this out, mind you.