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    Default Jamie-Lynn Sigler recalls eating-disorder pain

    Looking back at the time when she suffered a devastating eating disorder, Jamie-Lynn Sigler says it's like she was a different person.

    "It's hard for me to even recognize who I was," the former Sopranos actress, 26, tells PEOPLE. "My reality was so warped. ... I knew I had a problem and wanted to get better, but I was not able to let go of my habit."

    She recalls one moment in particular a meal with her family, when her father begged her to have some cake. "I remember rationalizing that if I had that one piece of dessert, the next morning I would wake up and weigh 400 pounds," she says. "It sounds so wild, but for me it was true."

    That 'Deepest, Darkest Place'

    Sigler was honored last Thursday in New York by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) for her work as an ambassador for the group. In her speech, she recounted her struggle to escape that "deepest, darkest place" and her efforts to have eating disorders seen as more than a "superficial disease."

    These days, Sigler remains in recovery, and works to keep the bad habits at bay.

    At one time, "I knew every calorie that entered my body, and I tried to measure every calorie that I could burn," she says. "So for me, any sort of regimen, any sort of ritual or rule when it comes to dieting or exercising, is bad for me."

    She also used to over-exercise, but has worked out a healthy balance in that area, too.

    "I have a wonderful friend who does yoga with me," she says. "When I go home to Long Island, my mom and I take the dog and go hiking. It's nice to be outdoors."

    Jamie-Lynn Sigler Recalls Eating-Disorder Pain - Bodywatch, Jamie-Lynn Sigler : People.com

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    Hope she stays well..
    eat a hot bowl of dicks.

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    Maybe my perception is warped, but at her thinnest she didn't look that thin to me.

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    I clicked on this thinking 'Oh great... Britney's sister is now a part of the ED-celebrity-club'


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    Quote Originally Posted by stylejunkiex View Post
    I clicked on this thinking 'Oh great... Britney's sister is now a part of the ED-celebrity-club'

    Your not the only one i always get Jamie-Lynn Sigler mixed up with Jamie-Lynn Spears...i think its about time i get my eyes tested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissDecember View Post
    Maybe my perception is warped, but at her thinnest she didn't look that thin to me.
    I read her book about this and she had a picture of her at her thinnest....it was really shocking. I dont think she was in the public eye at that point.
    If the mind, that rules the body, ever so far forgets itself as to trample on its slave, the slave is never generous enough to forgive the injury, but will rise and smite the oppressor. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    Ah. I see.

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    She did get quite thin... around 85 pounds, if I remember correctly.

    There aren't many pictures of her at the height of her anorexia, though... they considered firing her from 'The Sopranos' because the difference between the first few episodes and the later ones was alarming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stylejunkiex View Post
    I clicked on this thinking 'Oh great... Britney's sister is now a part of the ED-celebrity-club'

    omg, same here

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    I knew I had a problem and wanted to get better, but I was not able to let go of my habit."

    This is the worst. Knowing you're fucked up but not being able to help yourself.


    Been there, done that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raspberry gashes View Post
    I knew I had a problem and wanted to get better, but I was not able to let go of my habit."

    This is the worst. Knowing you're fucked up but not being able to help yourself.


    Been there, done that.
    Exactly. Good to hear she isn't just whining about it, but also turning a huge negative into a positive.

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