I Have a Distorted Body Image Perception

Body Dismorphic Disorder: I see myself as bigger, fatter, and uglier than what everyone else sees 201 People

    This Group Fits Me Exactly...or So I've Been Told.

    When I look at my self, I see a very small head, with a pale chubby, childlike face with no eyebrows and bad skin. My hair always looks messy and awful. I have huge shoulders, medium sized but too far apart boobs, a rib cage that sticks out grossly, a fat stomach, huge hips with...
    katy45 katy45
    18-21
    1 Response Dec 9, 2010

    I Have No Idea What I Look Like.

    For the last sixteen years I have been morbidly obese. I knew I was fat but by avoiding pictures I avoided the truth. Now I have lost over 100lbs. I have gone from a size 22 to 9-12, it is now that I see a fat person in the mirror. When I hold up my clothes to put them on I...
    WickedBadGoodWitch WickedBadGoodWitch
    36-40, F
    Oct 27, 2012

    My BDD

    I have Body Dysmorphic Disorder. I see my face and body entirely differently than everyone else. I don't believe I have a severe case, but it is definitely there. When I look in the mirror, I see a very unattractive person. Obese, blotchy skin, blemishes, crooked features...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 14, 2013

    I Am A Cow In My Own Eyes

    I always perceive myself to be larger than I am. I wear a size 2-4 in pants but see myself as if I'm three times as big. i always get surprised when people tell me I'm thin and refuse to believe them.
    persiancl persiancl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2013

    Hmmm....what Can I Say?

    Ok. I joined this group because I am tired of thinking the way I do and seeing myself the way that I do. I am a young, curvacious woman (size 10-12) that feels a size 24.
    bricarrington123 bricarrington123
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2008

    Oh Yeah.

    Swear to god, I look in the mirror and I'm freakin' deformed. Like I have more meat on one side of my stomache...and then, one boob is like bigger...and yeah, I'm a freak here.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 13, 2010

    "you dont know what You have till its gone'

    those words pound into my head as i lay dormant on the floor waiting to just dissapear in my thought of i could haves or should hads i was a normal looking guy Happy with everything that was in his life a job going to gyms having numbers and loving brothers everything was...
    Solar12 Solar12
    22-25, M
    Sep 13, 2015

    Still Not Happy

    it all started last september 2008 i stepped on the scale and it said 209 & then i saw a picture my friend took of me & i started crying. it was the biggest i had ever been. all a sudden i had all this motivation i never had before to lose weight, i started dieting...
    kimmybaby20 kimmybaby20
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2009

    I Don't Have A Problem

    I'm not destructive about my body image. Just angry that i can't change it. It's everyone else that seems to have a problem - God forbid my mother overhears me say anything about my body, if she does then she rants for hours about how i'm wrong. She's programmed to say that as...
    jiyuunatori jiyuunatori
    18-21, F
    Dec 5, 2009

    The Diffrence

     i always thought people were crazy when they told me i was pretty and not fat, but apparently i was the crazy one =/. i was told about a year ago i may have body dysmorphia i had no clue as to what that was once i learned it didnt help much,i feel trpped inside my own body...
    krystinaAddiction krystinaAddiction
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2009

    Image Anger

     When I look in the mirror it bothers me more than anything. I can see everything that I have to fix and its just so troubling. I see my face that should be less soft and have more definition and my hair that I should color so it doesn't look so different from everyone Else...
    fallensnow44 fallensnow44
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2009

    The Mirror Is My Worst Enemy!

    I didn't even know what body dismorphia was until just recently...it fits me like a glove. I spend countless hours per week looking at myself in the mirror noticing every flaw to the point of occasional panic attacks. My fears though seem to be very real (the way I look). I up...
    heather111 heather111
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2013

    I cry and cry because I feel fat a lot of the

    time but I realize that the way I see myself is wrong. It's a skewed perception of what I actually am. Once I compare myself to another person in real life I feel disgusting. I feel like I'm all skin and bones and it makes me want to vomit. Sometimes I constantly look for...
    gabbybreeelle gabbybreeelle
    18-21, F
    Dec 26, 2013

    Fat

    My doctor said I shouldn't lose any more weight, I'm an XXS shirt size and wear size 1 jeans.......I look healthy, because my muscles are highlighted by my lack of fat... but I'm just sick of feeling so uncomfortable about how my legs sploosh out when I sit or how the crotch of...
    kyocat1 kyocat1
    13-15
    Nov 7, 2012

    i hate all this fat on me,

    when i get to school i need to start eating less and excersizing more, one day i will be skinny.
    mybeautifulbreakdown mybeautifulbreakdown
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2014

    Mum

    i was on holiday recently and i was talking with my mum and whenever im on holiday theres that one meal where it gets all serious and she was telling me all about what i want to do and that i need to be more confident, i used to be but in the past year or so ive lost it all. we...
    mybeautifulbreakdown mybeautifulbreakdown
    16-17, F
    Nov 2, 2013

    Fatty

    You are such a fatty, you weigh more then a pregnant hippo. I weigh less then 90 pounds. I am 13 and I am 5 ft 3 inches, but I'm so fat.
    Gabgirl15 Gabgirl15
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

    It Is Hard Sometimes

    I have never been really skinny, but never really fat either. I am 5'8" and 160 lbs. Even when i work out a lot and diet a lot, i never really loose much weight and my body doesnt change that much. Now at 26, I think this is just the way my body is meant to be. Part of me is okay...
    flabbyabby flabbyabby
    26-30
    Dec 4, 2010

    Silly Skin

    I am so confused I am not gaining weight but I have developed a crap ton of stretch marks on my stomach and inner thighs... Why is this happening i don't like it
    stacyjay995 stacyjay995
    18-21
    1 Response Sep 8, 2012

    A Massive Blob

    I've been working on this lately with my therapist, but I still have a have time connecting the face I see in the mirror and in pictures to me. I can barely imagine my own body. Many times when I try parts of me are just disfigured blobs, especially my face. It’s either a black...
    LostLotus LostLotus
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 17, 2011

    Yes, I Do, Too...

    As many of the people here, I do not see myself as I am. I think everything started when I was 9 years old, when I was sexually abused. After that, I hated my body, because somehow that was an object of desire for someone, so I decided to shut down my feminine side by overeating...
    shroob66 shroob66
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2012

    I've always been a quiet not

    so secure person since my earliest memories I first discovered my body dysmorphic disorder in 9th grade (3 years ago) I just couldn't go to school my body was telling me no but I didn't know why yet after a few weeks of being house bound I saw true life: I hate my face on MTV...
    highheelsandtattoos highheelsandtattoos
    18-21, F
    Feb 19, 2014

    Male Anorexia

    I've lived with it for 5 years and still suffer from it, my worst was when I was 82lbs at age 14...it all began as a child, my parents are overweight and still are and as a kid I remember dieting as being a way of life, to no supprise I too became overweight as a kid when I was...
    Waistline Waistline
    31-35, M
    Dec 15, 2012

    Girl On The Scale

    so my mom has recently got a gastric bypass and lost a lot of weight.. she tells me i am built up with muscle but i know it is fat..i weigh MORE THAN HER NOW by a good 20 to 15 pounds... i try to work out and diet but they don't work....i look at my friends and just get jealous...
    foreverstrong1 foreverstrong1
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2012

    Only Getting Fatter Y'all..

    Through the course of my entire life I've been skinny. When I was younger nothing to me. Now that I am 16 and have hit puberty I have gained weight- more more appropriately to say...my legs. The other day I almost cried because I have one dimple on the backside of my outer thigh...
    AliciaKH AliciaKH
    18-21, F
    Jun 6, 2013

    I just recently lost a considerable amount of

    weight for personal reasons. I've never been critical of my self image as much as anyone else but now that I don't have pressure to diet, I am starting to be critical of myself for having bad days. I don't really know how I should feel about it. I still want to lose more, but at...
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2014
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