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I Battle With Weight Issues

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    I hate that I can feel

    so depressed because of how I feel about my weight Like some part of me is like "no you're not allowed to be happy because you're not good enough" and then I look back on times where I was happy and I'm disgusted at myself
    zeitgeist211 zeitgeist211 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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    I'm 34, had 4 children

    and have always been a UK size 8 think that's a 4 in US? Well here is the thing right, I'm in the gym 5 days a week, cardio and resistance work, I eat mega healthy ( apart from one cuppa tea in the morning with 2 sugars) this is doctors orders as I have low blood sugar...
    AWOLCOITUS AWOLCOITUS 31-35, F 12 Responses Jun 8, 2014

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    I have had weight anxiety

    since I was in the 1st grade. I feel guilty right after I eat. I battle with myself, "why did you eat that? You now have to burn "x" amount of calories." It's an everyday struggle. I look at women in magazines and I am manipulated to think, " I want to look like that." Then...
    butterflyxhope butterflyxhope 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I know I don't deserve to feel this way

    because there are tons of people out there who struggle to keep their weight at a healthy number, and it's not fair to them that they struggle. But I can't help but wish I could be smaller. I know I should feel lucky and comfortable with my body, but I absolutely hate it and I...
    nicoleblu nicoleblu 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    Body Image Versus Everything Else

    Even when people say that, "you should be you" and "don't worry about what others think," it's impossible to ignore external standards of beauty. It's ironically weighted heavily too -- physical beauty will give you greater benefit and will be worth more than any other factor of...
    auroramaru auroramaru 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 15, 2013

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    I've always been overweight.

    I've been ok with it. But.. lately I have been struggling to deal with it. Before I was able to maintain a weight. Now I am actually gaining ALOT and really fast. I don't feel that I'm gaining weight. But apparently I am. I'm fine with where I am at right.now. but it's hard. My...
    Raven628 Raven628 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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    I use to weigh 200lbs.

    I got tired of my guy never calling me pretty or skinny like he did for ever other girl. I now weigh 120 with a new guy but I think cause I can't eat and I make myself puke for no reason it gets in the way. I know he don't want me fat so why does he complain?
    JustWantBeauty JustWantBeauty 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2014

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    so i ate a piece of pizza.

    .. i purged. sorry if this triggers...
    LessFoodLessWeight LessFoodLessWeight 13-15, F Nov 23, 2014

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    Losing Weight...uuhggghh!

    I am kind of discouraged about trying to lose weight. I try and it seems I fall head first into something chocolate and then feel totally guilty! But today, I have eaten some good things. It is hard to eat good at work sometimes. But I am trying to bring fruit...I love...
    sweetsunset sweetsunset 36-40, F 8 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    Weigth, Love & Anxiety

      I decided to share my story with you today, in order to give you hope, complaint or simply get all this thoughts out of my system. A few weeks ago, I found an old boyfriend of mine over the internet and we decided to see each other again, after two years of not seeing or...
    pyfelgato pyfelgato 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    Hey! My suggestion is cut the meat!

    The food that offer pleasure but is not really beneficial for you. change to fruits, vegetables, seeds, food that comes from the ground and water you will be good! Problem is it requires discipline but has many benefits, believe me.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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    2,000 or so calories That's how many I'm

    required to consume each & every day. But how? Why would I do that? That's so much & it disgusts me to no end. It's like they're asking me to eat a stick of butter! No no I want let them dictate my weight. Never again. I will feel skinny I will take as little space as...
    laten14 laten14 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2014

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    Ugh I can't anymore I'm sick of my mom calling

    me fat and saying i look 185
    lillexy05044 lillexy05044 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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    Yeah....tends to go something like this.

    .. "OI FATTY?" "WOT?" "YOU NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT!!" "**** YOU!"
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jul 29, 2014

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    I Am Battling With My Weight.....

    For the last few years I have battled with my weight. I recently got divorced. I believe that stress contributed to my weight gain as I used to not be this heavy. It is depressing but I know that I can do it. I have been on a very strict diet for the past  few weeks and I...
    kerri1216 kerri1216 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    I have come to the conclusion

    if I eat all time, how do I know when I'm truly hungry? It has taken a week for me to slow down on the eating and realize when I'm hungry and when to stop eating. Since I've been doing that, I've lost 5lbs in 2 days. I haven't been going to the gym, I've just done my normal...
    jayp08 jayp08 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2014

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    People Say I Look Great So Why Should I Stop?

    I wasn't fat. I was sort of chubby. But I know I was fatter than before. I gained 10 pounds after first year at my university. People noticed that. Close friends teased me and called me fat. Family was shocked to see me when I went back to my home country. They also thought I was...
    HellloKittty HellloKittty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    Ever since, I've always been thin.

    It runs in our family. But the difference is, my being skinny is bordering unhealthy. And I just started realizing it recently.. I guess because I've always been complimented and all that but when there are compliments, there are insults as well. People compliment me for being...
    wanderingsilhouette wanderingsilhouette 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    An Ongoing Thing, Along With An Ongoing Eating Disorder. I Hope To Have Control One Day.

    It's been this way since my early teens.  I naturally have a slow an unforgiving metabolism.  I have to watch how much I eat because unlike some, everything that doesn't get used gets stored as fat.  I have also had hypothyroidism, but even on meds I have a hard...
    somegirl12345678 somegirl12345678 26-30 Jun 27, 2010

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    It's up and it's down.

    Sometimes my clothes fit too big, sometimes not big enough. I just want to feel comfortable no matter what size and I don't 😒 I can never wear cute clothes cause my shape is so weird. It's so frustrating! Rather than looking in the mirror and being disappointed I just don't...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F May 6, 2014

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    My Self Image And Weight Image.. :(

    My name is Deanna.. I have had weight problems all my life.. at the highest weight in my life I weighed over 300 lbs.. my ex husband wanted me big.. so I did it.. gained weight during pregnancy and never shed it until I accidentally got pregnant with my little girl.. when I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    AUGH! I know that curves are one thing.

    ..but.... I HATE how my weight just fluctuates and I go from a bit tone and curvy to frumpy! I go to the gym and I watch what I eat but it doesnt seem to help. (I'm not talking about TOM waterweight) I was looking at pictures last night thinking about maybe posting some more...
    SarasXXXsecret SarasXXXsecret 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I've lost about 70 lbs of fat

    and gained about 15 of muscle. But now i hate how ill because of my extra skin. I feel like people expect me to look like a model, because I'm in the gym 6 days a week. But I don't and I feel like people are let down when they see me and think I'm weak and powerless and 'all...
    JeanerBeaner JeanerBeaner 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    I used to fight my weight

    as i did my sexuality. I am now at peace with both. So I am writing this for you. A few months ago, I accepted my sexuality and this allowed for me to truly notice what I found attractive in women, and as I am a woman, I became content with my appearance shortly afterwards...
    SecretlyBiRightNow SecretlyBiRightNow 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    As Usual, I'm the Opposite of the Norm

    I have always been under weight and loose weight very easily. Ok so at this point every one scoffs and tells me they wished they had my 'problem' But a problem it is. The last time i got ill i lost 7lbs in a week, i looked awfull and and had dizzy spells!.....Didnt...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 12, 2008

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    I hurt my leg back in May

    and a downward spiral started from there. Because I couldn't move much and was eating more than I should have been from the stress of a kneecap dislocation (OUCH) I gained weight. Going from 140 to 145 may not seem like a big deal, but when it packs on your stomach and thighs...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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    I have lost over 100 lbs in my life time.

    I keep losing and then gain it back. Part of me wonders if that's why I don't date much. I'm usually confident but this holds me back.
    StillLearning22 StillLearning22 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    I don't even know what to do right

    now I want to loose weight but I never do! I gess I'll be dat my whole life
    Alonzoisgay Alonzoisgay 13-15, M Sep 1, 2014

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    So hard to lose weight.

    I keep breaking my diets. I'm too lazy to excercise. & embarressed to jog in public.
    lillexy05044 lillexy05044 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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    I was 180lbs and now I'm 141 pounds

    yet I still feel and think I look fat. I get pretty self conscious around ppl and all I think is losing more
    Aidenpatrick Aidenpatrick 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    A year ago I was 140lbs

    now I'm 230lbs! I don't want to go out now. I never go anywhere but to work. I don't have money to buy "healthy food" & I'm depressed HELP!
    Rosebox Rosebox 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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    It's gotten to the point

    where it's an obsession. I feel helpless because I can't control my eating. I feel helpless because I can't make myself purge. I feel helpless because I keep gaining weight. I feel disgusting, like no man is going to want me once I take my shirt off. I feel like everyone can see...
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    Food Is My Enemy.

    It started when i was 12 . At primary school i was taken out of normal class to participate in weight management classes because i was overweight. Yes i was but why didnt they educate others to help instead of hinder by teasing and bullying. It got worse as i got into teenage...
    kruzerdays kruzerdays 31-35 1 Response Oct 21, 2008

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    I am 6 ft 2 inches , 2 years ago my weight was

    around 85 Kgs and i was very enthusiastic in maintaining fitness levels. I used to eat whatever I felt like but exercise a lot after that and maintain the physique somehow. However i met with an accident where i got hit by a car. No major damage , but that left me with a lower...
    guardianof guardianof 22-25, M Jan 28

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    I know my husband loves me

    and finds me sexy... and I know I'm not FAT.... but I look at myself in the mirror some days and can't help but see pockets of fat that I can pinch and it disgusts me. I see other women at the gym and I'm sure many of them have issues with their bodies too, or did and want to...
    SarasXXXsecret SarasXXXsecret 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    My Daily Burden

    My whole life has been a constant struggle to keep my weight down. I was a chubby kid and went into high school getting even heavier because everything was negative for me there. But one summer i turned it all around and lost about 40 pounds going into my junior year by taking 30...
    LucidxDreams LucidxDreams 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    Ugh......i Hate My Weight

    It's not even a joke, being overweight sucks (Well, for me at least)! I don't know how it all happened. One minute I was this slender athletic babe eating any and every kind of food I could get my hands on and not worrying about all the calories or where all the fat would be...
    darkafricanchild darkafricanchild 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    Still Have Days Where I Feel Like Im Fat

    But for the most part im dealing with it pretty good . I still have days where i feel like i look horrible . But I'm eating and exercising  now so im feeling more accomplished now . I'm not sure the anxiety and negative feelings will ever fully go away .. but  i can...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jan 4, 2008

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    Battling Myself

    In the fall of 2009 something bad happened to me. I started to find comfort in foods that weren't so healthy for me. At the height of 5'2 I ended up weighing in over 200lbs. In the mist of me being over weight I was in and out of the hospital. I had a huge file. One day the...
    Lissaloo42 Lissaloo42 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    I'm so sick of people think I'm super over

    weight I am not super skinny but I'm not really big either I am losing weight but people judge the way I look and my aunt ask if I should really were something that size I'm only a XL or L
    Duchanne Duchanne 16-17, F 10 Responses May 6, 2014

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    So I just joined a biggest loser competition at

    the local gym. I've worked out a few times and I've been watching what I eat. But I think I'm becoming obsessed with my weight. I know I'm not eating enough and I get really shaky sometimes. But I just want to lose the weight so badly. I don't want to go to a single weigh in and...
    tenderheart92 tenderheart92 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    I dont eat because I dont want to get fat.

    It all started in middle school. I was a semi-fat girl who only had a few friends and no body paid attention to me because fat people dont deserve happiness apparently. I started skipping lunch, because it was nasty food and whats the point of wasting calories on nasty food...
    Lostinspace45184 Lostinspace45184 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    My name is Kelli. Attached is my before

    and after picture!!! I'm 24 years old and a I would love to share my short but great story about weight loss that might help you in your attempts to feel better and look better. 5 months ago I started a program called Advocare! I lost 16 lbs in 24 days, and I have lost 40 pounds...
    kellirae22 kellirae22 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2014

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    Constantly At War With the Weight Scale That Is Chained to My Ankle

    Everything started back in elementary school, around the fourth and fifth grades. I started gaining an excessive amount of weight and continued well throughout my life, even now. My mother loved me dearly, even to this day, but in her own ways that i have only just begun to...
    bonni3bunny bonni3bunny 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    I really don't know whats up with me,

    I think Im fat and ugly but Im sometimes told Im not even close to fat and that I look fine, but I just can't seem to believe all that stuff because I don't look good in shorts or short skirts and I have cellulite. I don't eat much because I'm scared I'll gain weight and its...
    banecaramel banecaramel 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2014

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    I find it so sad how many young girls on here

    are conscious about they're image... Wanting to half their body weights, get thigh gaps? Like WTF!! Why are we as the older generations not doing something to stump this erratic behaviour out? Why is it still being accepted to let these poor little girls starve themselves, make...
    AsherMae AsherMae 18-21, F Aug 21, 2014

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    Aren't they pretty they poke & probe out of my

    torso I can feel them all they feel like rocks under my skin. Aren't they pretty the circle that are so red they pop like make up. This is how my mind works. 220+100+73=383 calories -135,990 calories Weight: 133 lbs GW: 110-100
    laten14 laten14 16-17, F