I Am Self Conscious About How I Look

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    Being a woman in a man's body, and newly able to enjoy a physical existence, i am terribly concerned when I dress up about how I look.  I am overly picky with my hair, and i'm still adjusting to make-up and how clothes should fit, and how they do fit on my body.  I want...
    coraleelives coraleelives
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Sep 12, 2010

    I've never bine the thin one

    or skinny but I always wanted to be, I always feel fat and chubby
    loneleyboy loneleyboy
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    I have always been self conscious about how I

    look. From the wheelchair ( not really part of how I look as such but still plays a part), the scars from years of surgeries and just generally the way I look.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    Nov 3, 2014

    Hate my body a lot. So these past few days I've

    been doing workouts I've found on YouTube and trying to eat as healthy as possible.. So that I can be confident with my body. It's the main thing that puts me down
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 24, 2014

    Used to be. Used to have real insecurities

    about how I looked. Or stuff if say. Then one day. I realised that I'd never been in trouble with the law. I'd never cheated on anyone. I'd never let people down..... Sod it! I'm a pretty good geezer really!!
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Sep 24, 2014

    (Cue whining) I always try my hardest to

    exercise and lose weight, but I'm just too greedy.πŸ˜… Besides, I have a huge pointy nose, disgusting hair, bug eyes... the list goes on. Whenever I wear tight-fitting clothes somewhere, I end the day feel horrible and regretting even buying those clothes. I mean, honestly! I...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    I think this is an issue many women have gone

    through some time in their life. When I was young I hated the way that I looked I was the tall scrawny looking girl in my elementary classes. I was the one kids always made fun of because I wore glasses and didn't know how to dress appropriately. As I became a teenager things...
    Morenita79 Morenita79
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

    I take too much time looking at myself in my

    mirror but when it comes to seeing myself in mirror in the mall, it really ticks me off.
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2014

    sometimes I'm very confident about my looks

    and other times I just want to claw at my face, use a knife and draw a huge line across....but that would only result in excruciating pain and permanent fugliness :')
    Adaeze123 Adaeze123
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    I am embarrassed by my body.

    I just want to look as feminine as I feel. I won't go into detail but basically I never developed any womanly qualities. It's so hard for me because I'm stuck in a body I hate and my self esteem is nil. Sometimes I'm jealous of normal looking women with proper proportions and...
    Tdotsarah Tdotsarah
    36-40, F
    Jun 8, 2015

    I can't be in the moment

    as people say because I'm incredibly aware of how disgusting I must look to the vast majority of people. I get anxiety that the entire time I'm in someone's company they are visually picking my entire appearance apart.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 22, 2015

    I'm working out and eating healthy

    so I can love myself
    krazykaylove krazykaylove
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2014

    God yes! So I have hit the half century mark

    and my body has started to betray me. All the good bits are heading south and the internal bits are not behaving as they should. My middle is spreading like soft butter, my hair and skin are now drier than the Sahara desert. I have gained a significant amount of weight and I...
    EllaMentary EllaMentary
    51-55, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2014

    "Never be bullied into silence.

    Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself." Harvey Fierstein
    GirlieGirl07 GirlieGirl07
    46-50, F
    Jul 14, 2015
    BlondeGirlBunny BlondeGirlBunny
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Sep 24, 2014

    Some days my face looks thin

    and sleek, like a cheetah whose just washed with her paws. Other days, I only see puffy cheeks, like a poison fish and a nose so pointy it might cut you - which is why I have no friends [until it softens again].
    H2point0 H2point0
    36-40, F
    Jun 27, 2015

    I'm so fat😩 I'm actually fat&ugly.

    .. Wanna die.😭 **** this!
    Jodiii14 Jodiii14
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Sep 26, 2014

    I am certainly not vain.

    I think I would be screwed if I was because there is little to be about. But I am conscious about how people look at me when I am out and about. I always am smartly dressed if we are having company or if I go out, even for a pint of milk. I have a very out of control head...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker
    31-35, M
    Oct 11, 2014

    I am 5'11 on the slim side I have the most

    nicest fullest legs and butt but I feel so flat up top.
    Roses18 Roses18
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2014
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    I'm extremely self conscious of how I look.

    I'm a big girl, always have been, and I've never seen myself as any kind of beauty. I'm too tall for a woman, Im a thick chick, my boobs are too big, my feet are too big, and compared to the rest of my body my *** is out of proportion. The only really nice asset I have are my...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2014

    Shallow people never care about others

    feelings. Except for how to crush them.......
    FineVelvetandLace FineVelvetandLace
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2016

    I think I'm pretty but my old acne scars

    that look horrible in natural light, big nose and teeth make me feel horrible.
    chanelondon chanelondon
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

    This is the realist pic I have of me,

    no make up, natural hair, natural eye brows.
    kidLeftInTheDark kidLeftInTheDark
    16-17, F
    7 Responses Jun 28, 2015

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    neeraj2 neeraj2
    31-35, M
    Jun 29, 2015

    sometimes I am and sometimes I'm really

    confident about how I look but my thoughts about myself change all the time and I think this is one of my bad days.
    CalibanZXZ CalibanZXZ
    18-21, M
    Sep 8, 2015


    I hate the way i look scince i was in kinder. There was this girl who would always mke fun of me because I was the only person with brown hair and pail skin. She would always put me down and then one of my ex friends made fun of me and then she hit me. Since then I always wear a...
    trying411 trying411
    1 Response Jun 18, 2009

    I've had five kids and in

    til two months ago I looked so good not to much different now but 40lbs and I hate it everyone but my bf thinks I look great but it bugs me cuz he's the one that matters most to me how I look and he's not so n to me like he use to be
    Lonely30Girl Lonely30Girl
    31-35, F
    Sep 24, 2014

    I'm not fat. just a little chunky.

    . I always wear loose fitting shirts. if I wear tighter ones I feel uncomfortable and feel like people are staring..
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    Sometimes people don't understand

    that the little things they say over and over again can really hurt even if they don't mean to be hurtful. My friends or family always need to make a comment on one of my physical characteristics either jokingly or like a small comment but after hearing it over and over again it...
    AliceAlice19 AliceAlice19
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2015

    I spend way to much time on the way I look

    because without makeup, hair dye and a hundred other products I feel ugly and unattractive, I really wish I was confident without it and then I wouldn't have to spend at least an hour and a half (2 hours when I wash my hair) getting ready everyday, it seems like a waste of time...
    daisychain33 daisychain33
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2015

    I've always been self conscious.

    I talk about this fairly often with someone I'm close to on here. It sucks to feel this way all the time. When I look in a mirror, all I can see are the things that aren't good enough. I can find something wrong with every single part of me. And I don't know how to change the...
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon
    31-35, F
    24 Responses Sep 9, 2015

    For the past 1-2 years,

    I've been fighting some undiagnosed illness. It has damaged my health & appearance. I've lost 20 lbs. I have a recurring staph infection all over my face. It has left me with scars. Everyday I lose 2 handfuls of hair and I'm noticeably balding at the age of 23. I've had 2...
    gbcrafter gbcrafter
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2015
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