While I was in RN school, we had the summer off. I had gained about 20 pounds during the first 2 semesters. I decided to start the diet phase during the summer. The new problem that I had was that the pre-made salads from the grocery store were making me sick. The smell would make me want to vomit. I guess my body knew that I was going into my diet phase and didn’t like it. I had to start making my own salads. While I was doing the diet phase this time, everyday I would feel like I was going to pass out. My ears would start to ring and I would get dizzy. I would have to take a few deep breaths to keep myself from passing out. I was driving one time when it happened and it scared me. I decided to go to the doctor. I was hoping that they would find something wrong with me so that I could continue to lie to myself. I knew I wasn’t taking in enough calories. I knew in my soul that I was hurting myself but the weight was coming off. I made the doctors appointment and they didn’t find anything. They just took some blood and did a physical exam. Everything came back normal. I told the doctor that I was on a diet but she didn’t ask me what I was eating. If she had asked me then I would have told her exactly how little I was eating. I couldn’t lie to myself anymore but I didn’t know how to stop myself. I was losing weight which was my goal.