Hi, my name is emily and I am a 17 year old. Over the past year or so, I have been debating and fighting against becoming anorexic. It's been off and on for me. It kinda sucks. But, are you considered anorexic if you don't eat for like 6 days and then eat the next, and then don't eat for another 4-5 days? Cause that's kinda like me. Then, after eating, I feel so aweful, and the thought of "your gonna gain lots of weight for eating that" goes through my mind, so I go and make myself throw up. I am so used to it now, it's like an automatic reaction. The reason I started is not cause I think I am fat, or overweight, cause I am not, I play sports and all. But, because my parents have been arguing for a long time! I wish they would get divorced, but my dad says "he can't afford it." which I believe he would be able to. It wouldn't be that hard. But, I have been to my school counselor, which she has been a great help to me, but I am beginning to not even throw up, but not eat at all. How long does it take before you are fully anorexic, and don't eat anything?? Another reason now I feel like going, is because my grandmother is in the hospital, and I live so far away from her, that I never get to see her, so I feel aweful that I am not there rigth at this instant by her side, holding her hang, visiting with her, before she passes away. I don't know, I feel aweful, and I play sports, so it's not the greatest thing if I decide to go anorexic is it? I just feel it's the only way out. So, if you all would, please help me, and give me advice, it would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!