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I Have Bad Posture

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    Suade Back.

    I was born with a swede back. That means that my lower back, around my waist, is curved in. It looks like I am sticking my rump out but I can't do anything about that. I have terrible back pain most of the time, so to get rid of this pain, I slouch. I am consciously trying to...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F Sep 17, 2007

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    Erg

    I have awful, awful posture.  I sometimes catch myself and try to sit up, but it hurts.  I carry around DDD breasts, so I hold alot of weight.  I have a small frame, so to carry that weight can be quite painful. I swear, I'll be a hunchback if I'm not careful...
    WorkItMami WorkItMami 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2007

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    Walking With My Head Down..

    my mum always tells me to take my head up.... I just like to see the floor I'm walking on ;)
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 29, 2007

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    I Dont Think That Slouching Is Bad. I Slouch All The Time And My Back Doesnt Hurt.

    I slouch because it is more comfortable than sitting up straight. Here is a picture of me slouching. https://twitter.com/paultheuglydog/status/357950056239865856/photo/1 Does slouching make me look ugly?
    paultheuglydog paultheuglydog 36-40, M Jul 21, 2013

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    Terrible.

    I have shocking posture. I don't know where it came from, I just started hunching somewhere along the way and it's kinda stuck with me. My dad gets on my case about it. Sometime he'll walk past and actually pull my shoulders back - I HATE it when he does that. I know I...
    spektor spektor 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2008

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    Bad Posture?

    Maybe it is. For me it is comfort. I am a laid back kind-a guy, Good ol country boy. I don't care to sit up straight and proper because that isn't me. I'm the guy slouched back on the couch or in a chair. I may slide back in a booth at a resturant and cross my feet on my seat...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 29, 2007

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    Hunchback Extraordinaire.

    . *slouches in* Yup, I've got bad posture alright. SIT UP  STRAIGHT EVERYONE *slouches out*
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 8 Responses Jun 23, 2007

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    Posture Tied To My Emotions

    I have had bad posture since I was a kid. Ever since my knee surgery when I was 20 my posture has gotten very bad, and I get serious depression because of it. Every time I go to try and fix it, nothing works and leaves me in a worse state of mind. I have scoliosis, a problem with...
    gvd13 gvd13 22-25 1 Response Apr 4, 2012

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    Terrible Posture

    I've had bad posture since I can remember.  I always remember my grandma telling me to sit up straight, especially at the dinner table.  I have bad posture at school, work, even when I'm sleeping.  I love to sleep on my stomach, but it always feels like my lower...
    RandomFortune RandomFortune 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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    I Have Taken Up The Challenge - Please Support Me And Wish Me Luck!

    I have decided that i will improve my posture, by consciously sitting straight each and everytime i remember. It is a simple exercise.... but a challenging one... The body is difficult (not impossible) to train... Mine has been very good to me...it has quit smoking, biting...
    shreem75 shreem75 36-40, M Feb 17, 2013

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    From Carrying Extra Weight N Joint Pain

    I want to improve my posture and I hate feeling so sluggish and heavy like I am carrying bags and bags of spuds and oranges around me..It is so painful and I want to exercise and have better posture and have therapy sessions on improving it... with massages and machine suction...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Apr 18, 2012

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    Mild Scoliosis

    So I just found out today that I have mild scoliosis and I'm not to happy about it cause od the way my backs looks and this damn bad back pain it's hard to get a job when you can't even do something so simple without it hurting ..all I have to say, mild or not they better give me...
    kathhrynn kathhrynn 18-21, F Apr 5, 2013

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    Evidence based Apparel: Correct Posture, Fix Posture, Feel Better!

    Hey everyone, I was struggling with maintaining a good posture and also had some shoulder injuries from the past that have been haunting me with pain and discomfort for many years. I heard about this company called Evidence based Apparel that makes posture correction technology...
    Postureshirtworks Postureshirtworks 31-35 Nov 5, 2012

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    Damn.

    I have horrible posture. It might simply be due to the "teenage slump syndrome". But it's causing problems. I've got chronic muscle contractions, which make me unbearably sore and give me horrendous headaches. My doctor informed me that my posture most likely has a...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F Jan 20, 2008

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    Asymmetric Man

    My gait’s long one, I’m a crooked man salved with voltarol.  My pelvis is deader than elvis (but oddly, not as dead as elvis’s pelvis), my shoulders hold boulders; I’m a lock-kneed monster with a centre of gravity just off kilter. My physical priorities are all wrong and...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Dec 26, 2011

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    I Must Confess, I Do

    you know, i'd never really noticed this until a few days ago. my neck and shoulder were hurting and someone suggested that sitting up straighter might help it. at first i was like, huh? i do sit up straight. but once i took a good look at myself, i was like damn, when did i get...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2008

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    Slouching Constantly

    My posture is horrible as well, mainly because as a child I got into the strange habit of sitting too close to the TV screen and occasionally sleeping sitting up as a toddler. :( As a result, I often hunch over things and feel like I need to be closer to things like screens...
    BlackParasol BlackParasol 22-25, F Apr 7, 2010

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    'Tis Horrible.

    My posture is bad. Very bad. It matters not if I'm eating, watching a movie, sitting and talking (on the phone, in person, etc), on the computer, reading, sitting in school... my posture is always horrible. I suffer the consequences of it. I already have hereditary back and neck...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F Oct 22, 2008

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    Desk Chairs Help Back Pain

    I highly recommend Herman Miller Aeron Chairs for the work place when thinking about back pain. They are extremely comfortable and supportive, which is crucial to daily productivity and employee satisfaction. Sitting in an unsupportive chair for over 40 hours a week can cause...
    ldeets ldeets 22-25 Apr 3, 2013

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    Bad Back

    my back is always sore from all the sitting at the computer and typing then going home and sitting in a hard wicker chair for hours.  I need to stop these bad habits!  AAAAHHHHHHH!
    Parthenopeaigle Parthenopeaigle 36-40, F Aug 17, 2010

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    Severe Neck/shoulder/back Pain....posture Shirts From Eba Helped.

    What is EBA® Evidence based Apparel? www.eblife.com The simple crystalline concept of what EBA does better than anyone in the world is posture. Posture is us. Posture brings alignment, balance, and increased stamina. EBA has established patented, groundbreaking technologies for...
    Evidencebased Evidencebased 26-30, M Oct 12, 2012

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    Saddly Sometimes Yes

    I try really hard to work on it but it's hard to always think about it. I have back problems but I've been too depressed for the last few weeks to make it to my 3 times a week chiropractic appointments. But when I go it does help... and I always have great posture in his office...
    WhisperLeah WhisperLeah 26-30, F Dec 13, 2007

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    Horrible

     my back and shoulders are very broad . I want to correct my posture ..  and its one of my goals to learn how to walk with confidence ..  and i will succeed ... maybe a book on my head at all times ??
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jul 7, 2007

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    Posture Support Help

    I used to struggle with poor posture, but a combination of yoga and simple posture corrective exercises has helped me a lot. Yoga especially helped stretch and restructure my form, not only improving my poster, but also improving other areas of my life: depression, immune health...
    napongo napongo 46-50 2 Responses Dec 7, 2008

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    Bad Posture

    I have bad posture...I can sit the wrong way, pick up bags the wrong way, etc ... I'm trying getting a better posture and then I go back to the old routine until I notice and do it right again.  I guess it takes a few times before we get it right.  ;) 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 28, 2011

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    "unlady-like" Posture

      I am 17 and I know I have awful posture. It's not like I hate myself or anything, that's just how I am! I comfortably sit hunched over my desk, and I comfortably stand with a perfect "c" shaped back. My mom always tells me its not lady like for me to do it, but sitting up...
    seungwon seungwon 16-17, F Feb 2, 2012

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    Ohdear.

    i was looking at the icon thing to try to determine which of the four examples best represents my posture, or lack there of... but i do believe i manage to combine all four into some weird disturbing way of sitting in from of the computer.......... yikes.
    asdfok asdfok 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 25, 2008

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    I feel like ive been cursed or something. All of my life ive been only suffering. It started from my childhood and continued now. I tried so many things but nothing helped. I fail...
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    I joined this website because after getting in my second car accident in the the last two weeks (one resulting in my car being unfixable and the other which just happened an hour...
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    especially today is a bad day... the system of my country is sucks. there are no mercy to weaker people. i am feeling so down right now...no sweet family but abuser...i need to...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F Dec 2

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    Today is a bad day.... Nothing is going right .. I cannot smile my way Through My Sadness! I cannot carry another feather I will break.. I am home..In my favorite Pyjamas The...
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 8 Responses Dec 8

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    Plz excuse me if I'm ever mean to u or if I'm suddenly sad or even crying, I have like the worst mood swings
    Wannafillout Wannafillout 13-15, F Nov 29

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    im only 15 and I have horrid teeth. I don't smile infront of my friends and I allways cover my mouth. I just got braces and everybody wants to see them, but im not confident...
    jordyn0987654321 jordyn0987654321 26-30, F Dec 3

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    i really need to throw my negativety out.. i can't be better today. today is sucks!! i knew it.i shouldn't believed people easily. i did it again...i feel like i am so stupid...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I told by my eye doctor that I was super near sighted. But my vision got even worse when I wore the wrong prescription of glasses, because last summer I broke them. I'm thankful...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 Dec 11

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    I apologise to anyone I haven't responded to, I've been so busy an my Internet connection is so awful 🙈😭
    LisaMannion LisaMannion 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dam *** has gone numb... Eh what the heck.
    XXburnttoastXX XXburnttoastXX 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    One of those days where absolutely nothing does right :((
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    But things seem to always work themselves out. I'm staying hopeful and trying very hard to stay positive through these rough times.. I'm looking forward to getting the therapy I...
    alliemamabear alliemamabear 18-21, F Dec 2

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    My eyes are super dark they used to get mistaken as black not brown (now I say they're brown before someone can say they're black). When I wake up they're a bit lighter though.
    TurtlesAndLlamas TurtlesAndLlamas 18-21, F Dec 2

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    Im really fed up with you two being closer with each other than u r with me. and i was the one that introduced u two. im sick of u ignoring me all day today and making me feel...
    haily9784 haily9784 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    the more self aware I become about my moods. the more I realize wow my moods are sooooo unstable! like this morning I was on top of the world. feeling great. now im like meh...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F Dec 12

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    I am not going to lie... I battle with depression. My life has not been easy. Some days I just don't want to get out if bed and today is one of them!!! But I had to work today :-(
    princessalicia princessalicia 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want to go tell all if my closest friends that I think about killing myself constantly. That I plan on doing it relatively soon. I just want to hug them and say goodbye. And beat...
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    This is true. There was this one time where I was visiting the zoo with my friends. Earlier in the day, I had bought this bottle of juice. I planned on relishing it in the zoo...
    mmmchocolate mmmchocolate 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I am very bad I've cheated on my wife, I give in to temptation and I have bad thoughts about others. There are some people who have wished me dead. I really don't deserve...
    GhostlyDog GhostlyDog 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Yes I'm dyslexic proud of it.. So stop saying I have bad grammar. This place is express yourself not be told you have bad grammar. Let's have fun.
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M