(******Big discussion question at the bottom of this long-ass paragraph) I seem to get a PR at every race and I'm so into cross country. My doctor diagnosed me with anorexia even though I look like every other cross-country runner and weigh more than most girls my age. I don't look or feel anorexic, although I had a short period of time restricting food months ago, but I'm totally past that. I'm really frustrated by this diagnosis, and now I'm not allowed to run or exercise, and not only that, but I have to eat unhealthy foods multiple times a day. I have group meals a few times a week, and the last one was chips, a big brownie, and a cinnamon bagel with so much cream cheese. THen for the snack 2 hours later they gave me pound cake. And I had to drink milk with both of these. If I refuse to eat the food, I have to have a Boost Plus protein shake, and if I don't have the shake, they have to bring me to "higher-level treatment." I'm so angered by this!!!!!!!!!!! I feel that I look awesome. My big question is --------- when I return to running after 2-3 weeks (however long it takes for them to get me to reach target weight), what will it feel like? fat and slow? No PRs? I was hoping to sub-20 5k this season but it's looking less possible. my runner's heart is broken help ;(
(More states: 5'5.5'', 107 lbs, 15.5 yrs, female, been running for abt 1.5 yrs, mile time is abt 5:55, I love xc)
Go through the treatment. Follow the recommendations. Do what they want. Then, get back to training. A few weeks break from training is a mere blip on your life of running.
I can't tell you if your diagnosis was correct, or not. But it sounds like you are a minor and were put in treatment by your parents (otherwise, you could check out and refuse treatment, under your own power). So, you have no choice but to go through treatment. Anything you do to fight the treatment is going to be viewed as, "She's fighting it. Her problem is worse than we thought. Intensify the treatment!"
Go through the treatment. Accept the treatment. Learn from it what you can. Then get back to training. Pushing back against the treatment, is likely to only prolong it and work against your goals.
Also, steer away from Let's Run for advice on this. This is probably the worst place to ask the questions you're asking. Watch some interviews with people like Molly Seidel (and others) who've gone through this, gotten past it and continued to succeed in and enjoy, running. The Let's Run locker room is probably the worst place to air this out.