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I Can't Do What I Used to Do

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 185 People

    Oh. Your. God.

    i used to be able to do that breakdance move where a person spins on their head. i cant anymore because my body has grown too long.
    matiswest matiswest 18-21, M Nov 27, 2012

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    It Seems Like Just Yesterday..

    ..I was able to run endlessly.. I used to be able to run for miles and miles and love every step of it. Since my injury, my legs haven't been the same though. :( It's been almost 4 years, and I still feel the pain when I run. It sucks. Running used to give me theis feeling of...
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    Hmmm

    Stay up all night drinking, get no sleep and go straight to work Eat nothing then walk ten miles on Diet Coke being my only fuel Smile and not attack Keep those walls maintained with no gaps A succession of first dates with excitement Adopt random people into my life and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4, 2009

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    It Was All Ruined For Me.

    I really want to do things that I used to... but I can't, at least for awhile (I hope). He ruined that for me. 90% of the things that I loved have some sort of a connection to him and I don't want to remember. The memories all just hurt too much... I can't listen to music I used...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2011

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    I Suppose This Will Go Unnoticed, But It's Important To Me.....

    I saw a question on EP last night.  My heart was so sad over this that I couldn't get it off my mind today and wished to address one answer in particular.  The epeep asked if we had the choice, would we be logged in to EP or be out with friends.  Most of the answers were the...
    giggles4488 giggles4488 56-60, F 39 Responses May 21, 2011

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    But My Brain Still Can!

    What's that about? A few weeks ago I was out with my boys; one of 'em jumped over our cooler while he was running and so I did to. Carried that fricking bruise for DAYS. I used to run, and hurdle, and.....and I couldn't even clear a cooler. What is up with that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19, 2010

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    I Hate Insurance Companies

    When I was younger I had some nice cars.  A couple of mustangs and then my pride and joy.  My 1980 Toyota Supra.  It was a car way ahead of its time.  I could do 95mph in 3rd gear and still had 2 more to go.  I drove everywhere as fast as traffic would...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M Feb 3, 2010

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    Whn I Was Younger.......

    I use to wear sun dresses & pretty skirts. When I was younger I wore jeans & pretty tops.... I don't do that anymore. Now I wear bulky tops that hide my assets. Joggers that are loose around my legs. I NEVER wear dresses or skirts, too easy for a man to toss 'em. I don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 3, 2009

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    A Limited Shelf Life

    I still remember the first dance costume I ever had when I was just four years old.  I would put it on and wear it around the house every chance I got.  Even from the age of four, I knew that I loved to dance, and for the next 24 years, it was the only thing I truly...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    Can't Do It All Anymore

    I'm feeling overwhelmed. I have so many things I need to do just to survive and I just don't have enough time and mostly enough energy to get it done. I have a non life threatening illness that saps my strength, my home is somewhat of a wreck (and I hate living this way). I need...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 10 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    Growls

    Grrr... It's annoying. It's frustrating. I keep trying. Then I get tired. *listen to faerie body* Waaahhh... It tells me it's tired. Grrr...  
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2012

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    Orsas Orsas 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Have you ever had this secret that you have to hide because you're too ashamed? Or you're just so tired of being strong that you can't hide it anymore? Well that's me, And here's...
    Jessica427 Jessica427 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    Hey guys. I need help & advice. So i have a boyfriend, he is amazing, he loves me very much and he cares for me like crazy. We had been together for 8 months, but a person got in...
    iSimplyWish iSimplyWish 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been in love with the same person since I was 16. I am now 23, married, and have a two year old son with my husband- he is not my soul mate. Though my life choices weren't the...
    schlagathor schlagathor 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    So I'm just up thinking and writing away everything I'm feeling. I'm gonna have to get up and a few hours because I'm going to the mountains. I can't wait.
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I wouldn't consider this "home". I often feel like saying I want to go home when I'm technically already here. I live in Washington with my grandparents but I long for the day when...
    Unicorn1039 Unicorn1039 16-17, F Oct 28

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    More of me venting than anything else... I do not celebrate holidays or my birthday or any other such holidays. It isn't that I am dull and boring, but I find it extremely...
    duhibrokeit duhibrokeit 31-35, M Nov 9

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    Now, I'm a normal high school senior. I've got to manage my classes, prepare myself for graduation, and still maintain my small circle of friends. And that included keeping my...
    EternalWhiteRose EternalWhiteRose 16-17, F Nov 15

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    So here are my 10 songs that I can't stop listening at the moment: 1: Working at Perfekt - Geddy Lee 2: Desolation - Lamb of God 3: We Got Used To Us - Riverside 4: Demiurge...
    DaddysGirl24 DaddysGirl24 22-25, F Nov 9

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    I used to like my teacher... And he is married... So that sounds extremely dramatic BUT it's not like I (or anyone else) suffered about it because I knew that it was just something...
    ayuayumi ayuayumi 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    Even w the the time adjusting back one hour, I'm still not sleepy as usual.. I'm so used to falling asleep at 6 am everyday because I have too many things going through my head...
    aiahlove aiahlove 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I have so much on my mind. Im constantly thinking. I have a messy sleeping schedule and I barely sleep anyways. I hate sleeping. It makes the next day come faster. So I don't sleep...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F Nov 2

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    I know that I most likely have depression, but I literally can't ask for help no matter how hard a try. It's like I can't scream "Help me!" because every time I try I can't seem to...
    bloomingheart bloomingheart 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I recently had a cheating streak, I went too far and fell in love with another man and when he did not feel the same I isolated myself, in doing so my ex-boyfriend found out and...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I can say what ever I want it's my mouth! If you punch me for it ill punch you twice as hard! And I probably won't care about your feelings! I only care very few people. If you...
    XXburnttoastXX XXburnttoastXX 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    Sort of in denial that I have a problem. I would really like some advice on how to stop. I pick at my skin a lot. Even the tiniest little bump I will try to get something out of it...
    sweetbee33 sweetbee33 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    Sign Here. Torn pages of my life. Ripped to pieces in the muddy **** you smashed them into. Burnt and frail in parts never to be salvaged. A huge chunk of it is still stuck on...
    BunniesCry BunniesCry 31-35, F Nov 9

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    I realized something today… Something about my friend lets call her 5. I have an sports event that I am planning soon. I needed a lot of people to come to put together a team...
    AwakeYetDreaming AwakeYetDreaming 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    Is true I can't no matter what is the situation is or what day it is or whoever fault it is . At last I know I can't stop what I feel
    minniekoala minniekoala 22-25, F Nov 14

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    My best friend Angela is Christian, and so she opposes to gay marriage. This makes me so upset because Angela is a very intelligent girl, yet her religion has brainwashed her into...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    Hello EP readers. I don’t know what I hope to gain from sharing all this, but I feel compelled to do so. You will probably think I’ve lost my mind by the time that you get to...
    ThePolarPanda ThePolarPanda 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    I don't know how it all happened, or at least I am pretending not to know. Lately I've been waking up in a mild panic just as I fall asleep. I flip on the lights and wait until I...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm going to be glad today that my boyfriend's mom can't read my thoughts. I haven't said two words to her since Sunday and now I have to drive her an hour each way just to go pick...
    flutterby1979 flutterby1979 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    everytime i drink alcohol i have weird dreams and when i wake up i can't tell what actually happened or what was in my dream.
    artandtravel artandtravel 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I am so horny all the time recently. What's strange is that I'm a virgin but I just can't get the idea of being banged out of my head. I'll lie in bed and want to be pinned down...
    sorayageorgina sorayageorgina 16-17, F 15 Responses Nov 2

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    The more i try to stop thinking of you, the more my heart wants what it cant have. Too many years have gone by and i can't bring myself to stop these feelings i have for you. I...
    solongago2 solongago2 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I am 85% sure that girl I like will never be mine. Don't say man up and talk to her because that's not how I do stuff. I might get into a relationship but thats short term until...
    xxxfakerhaterxxx xxxfakerhaterxxx 18-21, M Nov 5

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    I can say what I want It's my mouth I can say what I want to It's my life I do what I want to, so mind yo damn business and let me be me
    piercethesummer piercethesummer 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I HATE when people tell me if I have nothing nice to say, to not say anything at all or when they tell me to stop being so judgmental. Why should I censor myself because someone...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 6 Responses Nov 5

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    I just came out of an abusive relationship several months ago. I went from constantly worrying about what would make my ex upset and mean to waking up peacefully each morning and...
    penny226 penny226 31-35, F Nov 7

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    Even when I know I actually can't do something, I still hate hearing someone tell me I can't. For once I want someone to actually believe in me, not just some empty words, but...
    catvoid catvoid 16-17, F Nov 11

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    she loves me too.... we cry, we fight, but its not what it seems I just want you to tell me its all ok and that we’ll live happily ever after! But you can’t! I am going to love...
    madesomemistakes madesomemistakes 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 14

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    So.. I'm having the hardest time getting over this and I need help.. advice.. anything. my boyfriend and I have been together for about a year. we met online while I was away at...
    mparks7 mparks7 18-21, F Nov 17

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    The thing is... our situation isn't good. We can't be more than friends, our situation wont let us. But we love each other, I love him, he loves me... deeply. We spend as much...
    Nyah27 Nyah27 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    I'm not content no matter what I do, and the things that once brought me happiness, aren’t making me happy anymore. I get angry too much, I'm always agitated and most of the time...
    clairemariec clairemariec 13-15, F Nov 18

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