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I Have Bad Posture

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    '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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    I been having past memories that's effecting me. I try my best to forget them. and i try to be more positive as much as i can. but it seems i keep geting night mares about my past...
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    booyah73 booyah73 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    You tell me if I have a bad day then I shouldn't let it out on other people. Then you have a bad day and your raining on everyone's parade... Talk about hypocrite 😑 My bad days...
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F Oct 16

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    So my most recent bad day was pretty much a dozy, I was coming back from Vacation with my brother an a friend in Austin, Texas an I was currently living in Dallas , but was going...
    cmsullivan cmsullivan 22-25, M Oct 15

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    I rarely do but lately I've been having the same one every night. This guy I talk with sometimes we talk about sex and I usually ask if we can stop because recently I had a bad...
    emgg emgg 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I'm having a bad day. Or rather two. I guess I was keeping everything together the past two weeks. A lot has been going on with my dad being sick. Everyone in my family worrying...
    synergist synergist 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i wake up some days , not knowing what to do... what to keep going for .. it all come back to me a feeling of loosing everything .. that feeling i had.. were i did not want to...
    33houtx 33houtx 31-35, M Sep 28

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    I always have dreams of horrible monsters and extreme evil. The horrible sensations I feel when I am wounded tend to carry over into my waking hours. But no matter how big, wicked...
    Gr8nsaw8S Gr8nsaw8S 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    I need some advice and fast I can't go on like this. Ok so my step dad has never been my favourite person him and my mom started going out when I was 6 so 7 years ago and they have...
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119 13-15, F Oct 10

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    I don't know what's wrong with me. I'll have something pop in my head and seconds later it's gone. And I told myself to remember it. It happens every day. I can't hold onto it at...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45, T 6 days ago

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    I'm trying to clean up the house before my dad gets home to surprise him but everything is just going wrong, first the broom handle snapped then my brother spilled juice all over...
    emgg emgg 13-15, F Sep 26

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    Ohgod can this day get any worse? I woke up feeling happy and ready to rock the day. But first my friend hit me on the nose by accident and I got nosebleed, then I got a D on a...
    ParkerFewer ParkerFewer 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    But if I do, it's going to be really scary that I'd spend the whole day thinking about what it meant.
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Omfg my new room mate brought up his family for a visit and I was asleep on the couch with my mouth open the place was a mess and I was wearing shorts messy *** hair and my furry...
    Ericsoftpaw Ericsoftpaw 13-15, M Oct 13

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    Today.....I feel sick to my stomach. I just want to burst out crying and scream at the same time. I wish I had someone to talk to
    trb1008 trb1008 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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    I've been feeling like **** all week and like I'm a downer to all my friends but I don't know how to tell them the reasons why I'm down either because I don't want to bother them...
    lokiirs lokiirs 16-17, F Oct 16

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    About 99.9% of my past I've forgotten. I don't know why certain things I do remember. Everything is so unclear and foggy. Even things I do remember I'm not 100% sure on what...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45, T 6 days ago

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    It is no more a news that the way we sit down, the way we walk and the way we rest often affect our posture. This is not just the issue we have to battle but the consequences of...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with depression & psychosis at 15. Then at 17 bipolar & psychosis, then schizoeffective disorder then paranoid schizophrenia. I don't believe it but I have bad...
    GeorgiaAlicee GeorgiaAlicee 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    No, I don't always have bad days. I just tend to write more on my bad days. And today's one of 'em. I'm trying to just relax & sluff it off. Mildly hoping it'll get better. Just...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    It's so hard to struggle against the negativity of your own family. They're not bad people, just have bad mindset about certain stuff. I mean, it's consuming a big chunk of my own...
    XyoXy XyoXy 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    Since starting my own business 2 months ago, my anxiety has calmed down so much and I'm shocked what I've been able to do! It's also helped with my depression and I don't self harm...
    SecretGirl14 SecretGirl14 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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