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I Can't Do What I Used to Do

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 187 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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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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    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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    It's the strangest thing. I don't know what she looks like. I don't know where she lives exactly, just that it would take a plane ride to get there. We've only exchanged...
    Brontide Brontide 36-40, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    He is a little kid!! He always "forgets" to do stuff, I think he just has selective memory! I can't stand it! On top of so many problems and baggage he comes with, why do I have to...
    Gia00 Gia00 26-30, F 17 hrs ago

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    I am an adult on the Autism spectrum. As a child, I never really had quality of friends. They often used me. I believe in a race of people/extraterrestrials called...
    NiggiMaskedSalesman NiggiMaskedSalesman 36-40, F Apr 16

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    I just cant help but eat. I mean. I wish i had a thigh gap and my stomach didn't bulge but i can't change it. -_- i feel so sad knowing i will never be skinny.
    princessunikitty princessunikitty 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Their's just something about people i can't have that make them hott lol. A teacher? Idk about someones husband..they are all mostly ugly lol. uhh someone elses gf/bf. yes but i...
    Muffin19 Muffin19 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I can't remember the first 10 or 12 years of my life. And what few "memories" I have are more like pictures (like I may have seen a picture of it and remember that/I only remember...
    IAmJustAGhostGirl IAmJustAGhostGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I am 16 yrs old girl and in my life happened something strange that I cant understand but I love and I cant let go altough it is hurting me and I just can't decide what is right so...
    nitheism nitheism 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    It's so painful..so much so that I can barely focus on anything else. Every stupid little thing reminds me of him. Especially good stuff, things that used to make me happy..like...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    So basically we got together when I was 18 and he was 22. I was lonely and young and hurting from being recently dumped and he made me feel good. Looking back on it it wasn't that...
    alunna alunna 22-25, F a week ago

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    Every day, I've been struggling, I hold out hope for a better tomorrow, and I try my best to make other's happy, I try to live a life without strife, drama, or reckless abandon. I...
    Edg3Runn3r Edg3Runn3r 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 26

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    In need of some suggestions. I used to fall asleep with my laptop playing Youtube videos on repeat while my boyfriend worked weeknights, and on weekend nights I would fall asleep...
    Huskymania2 Huskymania2 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I used to cry a lot. but now it seems Like I can't. I can't laugh either. I hate it.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 8

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    Don't get me wrong, I love my parents. It's just... sometimes (most of the time) I wish they would get divorced. My mum is easily pissed off and my dad constantly shouts and swears...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 9

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    After what I thought were 5 amazing months, my boyfriend broke up with me. I can't help thinking that this is a whiny teenage problem, but you know what? It ******* hurts. This was...
    restlessrenn restlessrenn 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Okay so this is ridiculous, and after explaining the story I'm pretty sure I'll get called crazy. I started working at shoe store about 8 months ago, there are 4 managers and I...
    Pearlljjam Pearlljjam 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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    There are three coworkers who i find absolutely annoying to the point where I REALLY wish I could say "SHUT THE EFF UP ALREADY". Mrs. "H" is lazy, she doesn't do half the things...
    BrokeBandit BrokeBandit 36-40, F Apr 7

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    I didn't believe in God until I started having the strangest things happen to me. First they were subtle little things that could have been set up. Then they graduated to paranoia...
    SeasonsinHell SeasonsinHell 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I wanted someone to know me before I died. Wanted them to know what I was really like. I think that's part of what sparked my ramble today. That, and weariness. My ramble was a cry...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 1 Response Apr 14

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    I just can't believe that they only hear what they want to hear. They never ask me what really happened. They were biased. They only want to hear the other side of the story . Even...
    Donnathena Donnathena 18-21, F Apr 17

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    Mostly I'm happy just bopping along as I am, but every once in a while I have a day like this where I just can't seem to be satisfied with myself. I look in the mirror and all I...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So this is quite a long story, read it if you dare..I'm not sure if I could say I'm in love but I have definitely had this person on my mind for the last few years..every since I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 9

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    Is it too much to ask for someone to love you as much as you love them?? I seriously don't know anymore. I love her I really do, but God please let me forget her. Or move on from...
    itscake itscake 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    To tell you the truth, at times i just don't know about people on this site, you havn't heard from them for a few days, so you send them a simple hello how are you doing this...
    kimheart1992 kimheart1992 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 19

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    the date was march 9 when we broke up. but before it happened, i was having conversation with my girl friend. i like her and i know having conversations with her is not good, but i...
    EricGo EricGo 18-21, M Apr 26

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    I try...I really do...but i've been pushed down so many times and i feel like this time will be the last, my thoughts and dreams ( nightmares) are constantly invaded by memories of...
    Lyxdesicgal Lyxdesicgal 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I can't date a smoker. Smokers are Sloppy. They always leave their smoke trays everywhere. If I'm home and you decide to smoke go outside or go by the window. I hate the smell of...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    ...It's the only the word that you'll regret saying.. . if the other side doesn't feel the same... and it's the only word that you'll regret not saying it.. when the other side...
    FazyH FazyH 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I met him in high school, and even though for the most part he treated me like ****, he always gave me just enough 'love' or kindness to keep me holding on. Once we were older...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 8

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    I really can't stand it anymore. It seems like I cringe every time on of my co-workers talks, and these girls love to chit chat, nonstop, till it's time to punch the clock. I can...
    BrokeBandit BrokeBandit 36-40, F Apr 10

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    I work over 9000x harder when told when I can't do something.
    Tak162015 Tak162015 16-17, M Apr 12

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    I can't stop counting calories, reading nutrition labels and worry about what I eat. I don't think I can ever eat normally again
    Smokewithashes Smokewithashes 18-21, F Apr 21

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