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I Am Uncomfortable In My Own Skin

it sometimes doesn't fit 392 People

    Why can't I find solitude within myself?

    So critical, like a blade against my skin, a bow pulling arrows through my heart strings. I can't ever feel okay in my own skin. Too fat. Too tall. Too pale. Too tan. I can't seem to satisfy myself. I don't want to disappoint. I watch myself eat, I watch myself starve...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I am 21 and I feel like i need to understand

    this otherwise I'll never be happy. so if there is anyone out there who felt this way and no longer does please help. something is wrong but I don't know what. It's a little long so bear with me. I have always been the type of person that was uncomfortable with the way society...
    ariannechantelle ariannechantelle 22-25, F Feb 2, 2014

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    I think am to manly I lift weights

    and love doing sports Also because of genetics i got big legs I dont know, i just feel manly
    pistachog pistachog 22-25, F May 29, 2014

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    Not Quite Hating Myself, But...

    It's actually rather simple.I'm a quiet, shy person. I prefer hiding and being where others can't see me, like the internet. I'm shy of people and prefer doing silent things by myself, like reading, writing and drawing.My body and mind disagree with my soul. I am a large-boned...
    occasionalpessimist occasionalpessimist 13-15, F Mar 28, 2011

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    Own your life, you must take control.

    We live in a world based of fear and media as truth. When we let go of those things we can be open to be fearlessly us @lovemaven told you
    healthybeautysquad healthybeautysquad 22-25, F 1 Response May 29, 2014

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    The Woman In Me.

    I guess my delima is somewhat different than most.  I have DID (Dissociated Identy disorder) and have many different me's inside.  One is a woman named Brenda and she really feels like she is in the wrong body.  Sometimes I wake up at night and it feels like I have...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    I Wish I Could Change It

    No matter how much weight I lose or how much I exercise my body will still be disgusting. I am very short but not petite, I have gigantic broad shoulders, like no chest, and no neck. I am a girl but I feel and look like a man b/c of my body. I was not blessed with any nice...
    Readerblackchic Readerblackchic 18-21, F 5 Responses May 30, 2009

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    40 Not Dead

    I am a 40 year old woman who cleans up well. I have a man's job so I am somewhat in shape but still has no girlfriends to go shoping with.  There is so much that I really don't know where to start.I want  girlfriends!!! I want shopping buddies who want to have margarita...
    silverbed774 silverbed774 36-40 1 Response Oct 21, 2009

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    This Happens To Me At Work All The Time

    Someone will ask me what my race is... or what am I mixed with... or a guy will say my eyes are beautiful & ask me what nationality I am and when I tell them that as far as I know I am entirely Caucasian..they always answer the same way no matter how they frame the question: with...
    1sweetcookie 1sweetcookie 22-25, F Sep 27, 2013

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    I Have Ana

    I have anorexia. I look at thinspiration and chat with girls like me everyday. They help me keep on track and help me be strong they are there for me. I cant stand my weight an want to be perfect i want to be someones thinspiration. all i think about is calories food my...
    DyingOnTheInside DyingOnTheInside 18-21 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    I've had 3 children,

    and I've always bounced back pretty fast after having my baby. I had my son 9 months ago, and I'm still 25lbs heavier than I want to be, but can't seem to stop eating out, because at night im normally to exhausted to cook, and I just can't take feeling this way any more. How can...
    FosterCareSurvivor2007 FosterCareSurvivor2007 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 7, 2015

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    I'm... I Don't Know - But I Don't Like It

    It doesn't happen at a particular time or place or in any specific situations... Just sometimes, suddenly, I feel completely uncomfortable with myself, inside myself. I feel gross, ugly, disgusting, and extremely self-conscious of it. I feel like every bad thing about me...
    StuckSilent StuckSilent 22-25 Jan 16, 2013

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    Polly

    One morning somebody was crying, but mornings were often noisy: fights about getting up on time and complaints about nightmares. Polly was so quiet, so unobtrusive a presence, that we didn't notice she wasn't at breakfast. After breakfast, we could still hear crying. "Who's...
    newmurderer newmurderer 66-70 1 Response Jun 25, 2010

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    It Makes Things Awkward

    It is hard to be in skin that doesn't seem to fit.  It makes you move in awkward ways.  If you are comfortable in your skin, you won't understand.  But, if you are, you know...  When the skin doesn't fit, it pulls in weird ways.  It stretches, and...
    skinnybitch skinnybitch 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    Wanting To Change

    I've always been unhappy with my image. I'm short and look about 12 when i'm actually 19. I have boobs but they are tiny in comparision to everyone elses and boys point this out. I feel so uncomfortable that I hate going to college, because i;m aware that people can see me and am...
    brokenangel92 brokenangel92 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 29, 2012

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    I don't know why but I feel like I'm out of

    place all of a sudden. like i don't fit in and I don't know why
    RebelFighter RebelFighter 13-15, F Oct 14, 2015

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    Weight Room

    As my luck would have it, I'm stuck in a personal fitness class at my school. You might ask why I'm doing this. Maybe I love going to a gym. Maybe I want to get fit. Surprise---I'm in this class because, if I'm not, I'll never graduate. I've always been more...
    rustyguy rustyguy 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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    I always want people to be more interested in me

    than they are.. Not in a sexual sense eg. I have this lady I work with and a&he reminds me of my sister and id do anything for her but I'm pretty sure she would t give a shot of i jumped off a cliff...
    Alwayslost11 Alwayslost11 31-35, F Nov 25, 2014

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    I Dont Know How to Do

    It just cant change I have tried many times I want to be loved I desire for affection I want to love myself I feel better when I can lose weight It sounds crazy and stupid but that is the way I feel I avoid dinner with friends because I'm scared of gaining weight I'm very...
    PinkZlollipopZ PinkZlollipopZ 22-25, F 2 Responses May 28, 2009

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    The Blue Pill Or the Red Pill

     I have always felt like I don't belong in it. I spent 16 years trying to make it fit how small I really feel.  I just wish i felt like i was one with myself like so many people i know seem to feel. I guess seem being the key word.
    sacredvision sacredvision 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 28, 2009

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    beCAUSE I'm too skinny.

    ......I been the same weight since I was 16 ( I'm -NOW- almost 52......& STILL weigh the same as at 16 ( I can understand people who are OVERweight & can't lose weight's angst.......I have the SAME angst, just at being SKINNY rather than fat, no matter HOQ much I eat --I tried...
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Nov 16, 2015

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    I Have Rotten Skin I Hate It

    particularly since this rashI am ashamed of my skin and like to cover it upI feel unsexy and like no quality man would love me with this skinblotches, acne and pimples I am sick of it... I want beautiful skin .... and to be thin and lose some flab 
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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    I have never been fully undressed in front of a

    lover, in fact, I attempt to leave on as much clothing as possible. As soon as I get out of bed, I'm scrambling for my jeans so I won't be seen. For once in my life, I just want to be free. I want to stand before you, exposed and vulnerable. I want you to see me, in every angle...
    bowlofsurreal bowlofsurreal 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    I'm having a deep down mood.

    I just saw a couple of people's transformation and makes me feel so sad not thinking to be able to accomplish such a thing ever neither daring to try. I don't believe cardio, strength and all that crap works. I sad.
    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M a week ago

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    Yesterday I moved all my jeans into our room.

    I had recently dropped a size, so I was bringing all the smaller sizes in. I must have been wearing yoga pants and leggings for too long, because I went to put some jeans on this morning, and surprisingly, NONE of them fit. Yay, right? But I have no idea how it happened...
    LookAwayLookAway LookAwayLookAway 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Need Self Confidence

    i have always been self concious since i can remeber. i feel manly around all my friends because of my big build and love being around boys because i feel more girly. i find my self hiding myself in class and biting my nails when i stand up trying to cover my face with my hands...
    ladelmonster ladelmonster 16-17 1 Response Dec 7, 2011

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    I have skinny dipped more times than I can count. It helps having your own pool. Sometime when you've been working in the yard and completely sweaty and gross there is nothing...
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    I use to take my dog to the dog park at least 2 times a week for a while to socialize her more with other dogs, I think she was 5 or 6 months at the time and I did that until she...
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    A long time ago my girlfriend and ex were skinnydipping with another guy. he was a little pushy and the girls hung around me. after he got the hint and left some additional fun...
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    I'll tell you what feels really good... When you can be happy with the person you are inside your own skin and being able to walk around without some illusory self - a "social...
    FocusReborn FocusReborn 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm 16 and 115 pounds I'm so skinny but I can't gain weight. I was 2 lbs and 11 ounces when I was born! Everyone calls me a twig or freakishly skinny
    Gamer4life16 Gamer4life16 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend is skinnier than I am! And I can't help but think... If I was skinnier would the sex be better?
    Pelennor Pelennor 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am not skinny, nor am I fat. I just don't like my weight. I just started a new school - filled with tons of skinny people, which made me find myself getting really self conscious...
    HelloCello HelloCello 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    My skin feels horrible , I feel like crawling out of my skin or burning my skin off of me .
    BlackVeilCoversMe BlackVeilCoversMe 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think the religious concept of sin is widely misunderstood and skewed. Sins are not wrong. Sins are not even bad. In fact, sins have nothing to do with a divine standard or...
    FocusReborn FocusReborn 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    To me, nobody is 'fat' everyone is beautiful in their own way. There is no such thing as a 'fat' person, I don't care wat society thinks
    emmacannon16 emmacannon16 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    i feel strange and uncomfortable around a lot of people, don't get me wrong, and i love my family to bits and wouldn't wish them ill will, but... i don't know, they're very...
    paztel paztel 16-17, T a week ago

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    Need to get back to my skinny body! Need to lose 3 stone in 3 months! If i restrict is this possible? Help me please
    missyann666 missyann666 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I love to swim and I love to skinny-dip. I hate swimwear, it is wet, uncomfy and gets cold. Swimming naked is the answer its comfy and the skin dries easily. And you get to sea...
    niceskip niceskip 46-50, M Feb 2

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    I honestly think they're more comfortable than regular jeans. Heck, I even rock climb in my skinny jeans and I'm fine.
    brandonflowers brandonflowers 16-17 1 Response Jan 31

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    one of my favorite things to wear is my skinny black shiny leather look leggins specially when I'm wearing a pair of satin string satin bikini panties underneath them and you could...
    satinlover1958 satinlover1958 56-60, M Jan 30

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    One of the best feelings in the world is the feeling of the sun warming my skin. Especially after swimming Or after a really cold winter, and that first warm day when you can sit...
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 30