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I Am Too Pretty To Be Overweight

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    I Understand This.

    All my life, I've heard, "If you just lost a little weight you'd be so beautiful!" I know I have some beautiful features, but the extra fat has caused me to get overlooked all my life.  Especially in the past year or so, I've gotten to an all time high of weight...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    Me

    My belly is 5 inches on my lap but i loss 3 pounds but not only 1 pound in my belly
    Hopper31 Hopper31 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    And Then..

    If you lose the weight the same people that told you that'd you'd be "pretty enough" when you lost weight get mad and jealous at you for losing it. I've been on both sides, thinner and fat and you never win.  Makes you wonder why people take so much time to give...
    sophique sophique 31-35, F 8 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    Everyone Is Beautiful!

    by joining this group i in no way am saying overweight people are ugly. ive just gained alot of weight and it does not suit me- some ppl carry their weight well, but for me its like a shadow. i look nothing like i used to 90 lbs ago. and i now finally feel i like my face and am...
    sarahofcourse sarahofcourse 18-21 Sep 10, 2012

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    Diet That Saved My Life

    I am 17 years old and been overweight all my life. All I have ever wanted is to be able to feel healthy. I have been on this new diet that delivers fresh food to my house everyday and i get to pick my meals. I can bring my lunch to school and everyday i get all these selections...
    julialawrence2424 julialawrence2424 16-17, F 2 Responses May 23, 2011

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    I Am Not Pretty; I Am Beautiful.

    Or at least I have been TOLD that I am physically beautiful; especially by my husband who calls me "Gorgeous". I was told many years ago by a girl in an office that I "have a pretty face"...Boy did THAT wake me up. My body was oversized and she could see beauty in me that was...
    fightn4me fightn4me 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2012

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    Join My Cause Ladies!

     I'm beautiful, but I don't attract guys like I used to when I was in my teens.   I have become overweight and out of shape and I know it's not attractive to my size.  I want to be hit on again.  Being hit on by guys is a dose of feel good medicine and I...
    2BLuvdAgain 2BLuvdAgain 22-25 3 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    Have The Curves And Face But Have Always Been Fat !

    Like a lot of the stories here , ive also been told all my life how gorgeous a face i have and that "you have such a tiny waist if only you would lose weight you would be perfect " . I do get flirts , i do get compliments but i definitely dont look good in a bikini and it has...
    BellydancerR BellydancerR 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    I hate when people use the excuse that I'm too pretty for something... Your too pretty to self harm. Your too pretty to get your heart broken.
    Lilythesadone Lilythesadone 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    I hate when people tell me that I'm too pretty and that I was never once ugly. Are you kidding me??? I suffer from anorexia. I lost more than thirty pounds over the years, and it...
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    And I'm glad. I developed a tumor in my brain and pituitary when I was 15. I had been thin my whole life. My cortisol levels jetted upwards, which caused me to gain 30 pounds in...
    OfFansAndFlames OfFansAndFlames 22-25 Jul 6

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    Anyone who has lost all the weight they have should know the tremendous confidence boost you get from having a slim waist line. The path to becoming overweight isn't something that...
    RedScythe RedScythe 22-25, M Jul 14

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    I won't put my weight, but I'm pretty big. I'm fat....... :/
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I wish I didn't. It frustrates me to know end and I know that people can take care of themselves. I have ridiculous amounts of anxiety and depression and it is crippling. I had to...
    AmarieSkyFlower AmarieSkyFlower 22-25 22 hrs ago

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    I've had people tell me this. But it's totally subjective. If you like being skinny then that's fine. You'll certainly think I'm too fat. Personally, I like how big I've gotten, I...
    Jungybrungen Jungybrungen 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I'm 16 nd I weight 70kg I'm so fat, and so much ppl tell me in getting fat nd will be obsessed in the future I'm really scared , I try losing weight but my family nd ppl I...
    kungfuf kungfuf 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    So found out tonight my husband of 6 years who hasn't cuddled or have sex with me in the last month has not because of my weight ! He'll cuddle the dog or a pillow and I said I don...
    Klangston85 Klangston85 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 16

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    It is a burden and a blessing at the same time. The burden is the constant harassment. The nasty things men say. Crap the nasty women say to me. The gross stares men give me. Women...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F Jun 28

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    Imagine this: you have a business trip in which you have to leave home for a month to meet and interact with another branch of your company. Now, imagine you're a closeted...
    youtubeninja youtubeninja 18-21, F Jul 15

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    For once in a very, very long time, I'm happy. I've been in a dark pit for years, and all of a sudden, I feel pretty content with my life. I'm not completely out of the pit, but I...
    xamybellex xamybellex 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I wish my nose was smaller. I wish my eyes were bigger. I wish my stomach was flatter. I WISH I was PRETTY. Woman will look stores upon store to find the right dress, will invest...
    dianeemariee dianeemariee 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    There is no reason to go around and post some stupid questions asking people like " I want to know if you think I'm pretty". It's annoying. If you are confident to yourself, you...
    hzel1323 hzel1323 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't think I'll ever let myself believe I'm anything more than the ugliest person on earth. It's really weird actually. I have a very good looking boyfriend and a lot of people...
    DenniseCo DenniseCo 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    A bunch of girls in my middle school rushed to the bathroom mirror fixing the hair, teeth, uniform,etc. As the crowded the mirror over the sinks, I became extremely annoyed because...
    diania234 diania234 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I used to be a beautiful girl, I was so pretty in first grade that all the boys had crushes on me. I was a bully though and enjoyed it I liked the boys I thought it was normal to...
    ZKAZ ZKAZ 13-15, F Jul 17

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    I rode the Greyhound Bus once. Not cross country, just from LA to Fort Worth. The part of the trip from LA to Cathedral City was an interesting experience but the rest of the...
    TheDrunkDuck TheDrunkDuck 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I am not writing this experience because I do not feel beautiful because I love who I am. We all come to that stage in our lives when we question our appearance. Heck I did once...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I think I put people ahead of myself too often. for example I gave up on a crush so that my best friend could have him...now they are engaged. I have also stayed friends with...
    angelexondra angelexondra 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I am asian. :P Of course I think we are pretty. Well,they are more prettier. Haha. I am jist 1% pretty. lol. But asian girls are pretty inside and out. They have great values, Good...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I wish I was pretty, I wish I was skinny, I wish guys would think wow she's pretty or at least think I'm average. I hate myself I just want to be pretty. Is that so hard
    lovemelovexox lovemelovexox 13-15, F Jul 15

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    I need to embrace myself and accept that I am in fact, beautiful in my own way. I don't need a *corpse pale* fair skin to be pretty, I don't need a pair of big eyes. I just need...
    ThePorcelainDoll ThePorcelainDoll 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So the past few years, I've pretty much cleaned up my act. I've basically halted recreational drug use and do immense amounts of work. My goal is get into a PhD program and get...
    tigreemodela tigreemodela 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    There is so much more behind this pretty face. A mind that never stops.... A heart that's deep.... Thoughts of array all over.... Sharp wit, sharp minded..... Silent anger and...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I LOVE having pretty feet! I know I've seen prettier (just about every 20-some shorty has better..), but mine are pretty nice considering I'm a 47 year old man.
    steve66oh steve66oh 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I sometimes feel much too mature an intellectual for my age. When I refer to my peers and their behavior, I see them for what they are, young immature men and women. When I look...
    DetrimentalFallacy DetrimentalFallacy 16-17, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    There are a lot of people that tell me that I think too much. But I feel like I can't help it, because I'm a very analytical person. I know in many cases this is a good thing, but...
    therealjeric therealjeric 16-17, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    That moment when you're trying to figure out something to write and you keep on erasing and rewriting. Maybe it's just me haha, but I think what I was trying to get out was that I...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I'm pretty optimistic when it comes to my opinions of people,and I like to see the good in everybody. I tend to expect everyone to be honest, good and keep promises, but...
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    For the first time I came back home and lie down without downloading PLL... Can't wait to watch.. Too tired to download 😳😳😳😳
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F Jul 2

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    You know.... For being an over analytical person i really never figure things out. I just keeping creating more and more thoughts on the subject. It drives me crazy! I can't sleep...
    AndyOceans AndyOceans 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I'm learning as I get older what turns me on, and I keep finding new things. Being sexy is a state if mind, it not about size, shape, or model looks. It's about feeling pretty from...
    TxRocker TxRocker 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I Am An Isfj Isfj- This Is Pretty Accurate to What I Am Portrait of an ISFJ - Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging (Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Feeling) The Nurturer As an...
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I really love going around and randomly smiling at total strangers commenting that I like their hair or their dress is pretty ect. I love it when I make others smile and laugh...
    Justagirllivinglife1 Justagirllivinglife1 13-15, F Jul 9

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    Just need to be around people who know it too! The world is so.. Not-knowing at this moment!
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I can't help it as that is how i feel when see someone need help in anything. I get like pretty fast to help them out and dang. I find myself hurt from knowing i should stop caring...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I wish I was really pretty.
    AlyssaBreanne AlyssaBreanne 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Ughhh, I'm really starting to think its true. All my friends and family members are all in happy lovey dovey relationships and I'm just sitting here like tha ****?. If I hear one...
    thanamesnyaa thanamesnyaa 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    Nothing more pretty than a strong wise woman.There is something really charming you get only with age and experience.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago