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I Have Body Image Issues

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    I think we all do tho.

    .. Very few people enjoy what they see in mirror We find our own flaws
    ZebraUnicorn ZebraUnicorn 13-15, F 10 Responses Nov 2

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    All my life. I have struggled with my weight.

    I come from a line of many curvy woman. But a lot of my life my Father, and kids I'd gone to school with teased me. I suffered from purging for many, many years until I put myself into therapy. I still see that fat girl in the mirror sometimes, and while shopping if there is no...
    Mj13ahestrella Mj13ahestrella 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 3

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    I am 122 lbs and 5"1.

    I HATE my body now, just as much as I did when I weighed 96 pounds.
    makise makise 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I find I'm content with how I look

    until a photo of me is taken. if I dislike the shape of my cheeks or how wide my hips look in a photo I become depressed. its better if I don't take any of myself ...
    krazylilmeow krazylilmeow 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    The Person Staring Back Isn't Me!!!

    my story started when i was in elementary. i was thin, but once i started growing i started to gain more weight. i was now wearing the all to sexy, husky size pants. now, i was not really affected by this notion at first, because it didn't bother me. until i started to notice...
    haveneverlet haveneverlet 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 11, 2009

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    I'm 4'10 and 21 years old.

    I weigh 104lbs. To a lot of people that may not seem like much, but to me it is. I'm very short so any weight I have is more compact than a woman of regular height. I hate how I look like an 11 year old up top but a 23 year old on my bottom half.
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F Jul 19

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    Actually felt pretty nice about my body today

    then I went to visit a friend at work and her co-worker was so skinny and beautiful. That went completely out the window. 😞
    blossomingMe blossomingMe 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I just don't know what to do some days.

    I want to learn to love myself again. How hard can it be?
    Shiro96 Shiro96 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I have been dealing with body image issues all

    my life. As a kid I grew up being the only kid in a wheelchair that I knew and I used to get bullied like crazy and made to feel terrible. And I had no luck with girls either which added to feeling horrible and so over time I developed a bad body image of myself and hated the...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    I hate my shape. There's not much to say,

    that pretty much sums it up. But I'll try to elaborate. I see people of all different sizes that love their shapes and I envy them because if I could have anything right now, I would want to love the way I look. My perception of myself is one big roller coaster. Just the other...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Feb 19

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    I've been having them ever

    since I was 8 or 9. I wasn't fat at all. Just an average normal kid. I would often compare myself to video games characters or skinny girls in school. I remember spending my time reading about diets when I was only 10. Anyway, the struggle continued in my teens. I was a little...
    LonelySoul0 LonelySoul0 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    maria817614 maria817614 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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    mrsclinton mrsclinton 66-70 Nov 6

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    I hate my body. I hate the way I look

    and I am trying so hard to change it. It just seems harder to do it the healthy way rather than letting my ED take over...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I try to love the way I look

    but others make me hate myself. I'm 27 years old and I'm in the Army. I also happen to be 50 pounds over weigh according to the Army. I'm 235 and 6 foot tall. My bmi last I saw was some where around 26% to 28%. I have long struggled with my body image because when i was...
    dec2remember86 dec2remember86 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 5

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    Distorted Reflection ...

    I have distorted body image... Im convinced to believe by what I see in the mirror... I know its not real but I still believe ...It makes me obsess in weight even more ... It caused my ED... I wish I could see myself like the way others see me... I wish my eyes could be brighten...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 12, 2009

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    When I was a kid, I was pretty chubby

    for my height and age... it wasn't healthy, but I loved to eat. Because of this I was made fun of and called fat all through Elementary and even into Jr High. When I was 12-13 I decided that enough was enough, I was going to get skinny! I starved myself most of the time and put...
    Wildmoonchildd Wildmoonchildd 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    The Fat Kid Who Likes Cake.

    I am that fat girl, that no guy is interested in. I have been on numerous diets, to no avail. Nothing ever works out for me. I look in the mirror and I am competely disgusted with what I see. I wish with every ounce of my being that I could look in the mirror and be happy...
    FMLhaihai FMLhaihai 16-17 2 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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    I don't like butt It's not flat

    or big It's in between the two. Medium size. I have a Asian girl ***.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    Im Sooo Exhausted With My Body

    Im a 27 year old girl, 5'10 sz 8/10 Ever since I can remember I have had body image issues, im a self sabotaging perfectionist. Im constantly struggling with the way I look in the mirror. Ppl tell me I look good but somewhere in the deepest part of my pschye I feel like im ugly...
    Mp2944 Mp2944 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    Not everyone who is unhappy with their body is

    overweight. Not everyone who's thin has an eating disorder. I went to the dr recently and sort of jumped at the opportunity to read an article I noticed in a bin called 'healthy weight'. IMMEDIATLY I regretted it, realizing it meant losing weight. It showed nothing from the...
    Skylerdai Skylerdai 26-30, F Nov 1

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    LIKE, I don't understand

    why I can't get over my body issues. My self esteem used to be bad, but it's gotten a lot better over the last year when my doctor told me I was the perfect weight.. But whenever I think of my body.. I just.. Ew, gross. People tell me I'm not fat, they tell me I'm tiny.. But I...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    I'm really self conscious about my roles.

    I feel fine personally, love the top half but then we meet my tummy it's like roles and roles of flab and I don't know I mean I work out so my arms at good butt but my tummy feels like a flab drum
    alohacruz alohacruz 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Trying to Work With What I've Got

    I've always hated the way I look. I've had times when its got bad and i've cried in front of the mirror and turned down invitations to go out because I don't feel like 'fixing myself'. People who don't understand may think its a case of vanity. The way I see it is if you are...
    strawberrybunny strawberrybunny 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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    I have an. 'EDNOS'-eating disorder not

    otherwise specified-anorexia with any food eaten to bulimia-not a binge eater-eat such a small, crappy amount-HAVE to throw it up....
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F Oct 3

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    Not huge ones but I hate my circles

    and I'm not crazy about my stomach or thighs. . Oh well though . I like who I am and that's what matters really
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    Fatty

    When I was a little kid, I was pretty average. I wasn;t scrawny, but I wasn;t chubby either. In the middle of elementary school, I guess I started gaining some weight. Didn;t think much of it, no one really said much... except my sister. She kinda started it with the sibling way...
    BlankDeige BlankDeige 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 2, 2009

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    When I'm home alone I'm shirtless,

    it's the comfort that counts.
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M Apr 13

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    I always feel terrible going out.

    I feel awful in my skin I go out with friends I am not a stick figure .I am also not woe either. I always feel awkward
    Sincerely77 Sincerely77 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    Water Fasting

    i happened to come across this awesome thing while surfing the net...it is called fasting....to make it clear i have heard of sch a thing before but never really put to much thought into it.... anyways i saw that these people were going for weeks or months on just water or juice...
    haveneverlet haveneverlet 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 3, 2010

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    Its horrible to look everyday in the mirror ,

    i hate myself what the mirror is showing me ruins me its the truth
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I hate balancing on the tightrope between body

    conscious and obsessed. I realize that there is some crossover and if I neglect it all together I become to relaxed
    NightAbyss NightAbyss 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    this is a main struggle in my life.

    ..I constantly see fat. whenever I look in the mirror, I just see fat. i check my reflections in shop windows just to see how fat I look. I am not vain, I am self-conscious. people tell me I am constantly looking at my reflection, but if only they knew...I get called thin/skinny...
    cobainkurt cobainkurt 16-17, F 11 Responses Nov 2

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    does alcohol make you lose weight?

    thinking about becoming an alcoholic..
    xkxexe xkxexe 13-15, F 8 Responses Nov 10

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    I remember when I was little

    and I didn't care about how I looked, but then again we were all like like that when we were little, right? I've always been thin, I still am. I'm sick of people telling me that I shouldn't have body issues because I'm 'skinny'. People are so blind. Calling someone 'too skinny...
    secretsleftuntold secretsleftuntold 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    Hating My Body

    I spent a lot of time hating my body. It used to never be a problem. I used to know I was kinda big, but didnt really think about it. Then when I started highschool I got really depressed. And I felt like no one would ever love me, because I never had a serios relationship. So...
    elsy17 elsy17 18-21, F 3 Responses May 25, 2013

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    I'm 4'10. I weigh anywhere from 100-104lbs.

    I know I'm at a healthy weight, but I still feel gross. My boobs are small and my legs are short. I'm pale, with messed up teeth and stretch marks from losing weight. I don't like how I look. I've been told I have a saggy butt and that I'm a pear shape. :( My boyfriend tells me...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I don't feel like people see a real person

    when they look at me. I feel like they just see a giant lump of lard. I don't allows my pic to be taken. I don't go out. I don't even go to the store unless I absolutely have to. Tried everything to lose the weight. So I either get over it or die alone.
    superwholockimom superwholockimom 41-45, F Nov 2

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    Feeling fat and ugly right now.

    ..and just all kind of FML.
    BlankWhitePage BlankWhitePage 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    An Inner Struggle

    I have never been outgoing in social situations. I'm more of a introvert and prefer the company of books over the social scene at school. I have always struggled with body image, but in the last two years of high school, they have gotten a worse. I have never been asked to a...
    Weatheredfaces Weatheredfaces 18-21 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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    For my entire life, people have asked me

    if I'm anorexic. I know some people feel anger when I say this, because shouldn't you feel happy for being too skinny? My own friends have called me a pile of bones but I take it anyways because they don't know it hurts me. I have a high metabolism and a problem with my body...
    nelub11 nelub11 13-15, F Jul 14

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    I don't think people understand how hard to is

    for me to not compare myself to every other girl I see... Anyone with me?
    Amy1313 Amy1313 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I have been over weight it feels like all my

    life but that was not the case some things happened in my life that started me on this path of being over weight. I started working out almost 2 yrs ago and started seeing results but I hurt my back at work and so I have regained some of the weight back. I'm trying to love...
    An6eLeyes An6eLeyes 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Other people who populate this planet are the

    reason why I have body image issues. This happened about two years ago at my old job where I did customer service at a grocery store. Someone had returned yogurt for a refund and since it needs to be refrigerated it has to get put back right away. Other items like cereal could...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Genetic. Or from events. Dunno.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    I can relate to so many stories I've read on these pages. It is so difficult to go through life when you feel flawed, and "less than" other people, when you don't like the person...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 31

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    I have always been slim but whenever I gain weight people always comment and it makes me feel bad. Then I stress out and lose weight. Just cause I'm smaller doesn't mean I don't...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 18 Responses Nov 17

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    I have struggled with my body image for 7 years now and my father is partially to blame. He always dictated the things that I ate and told me that I needed to lose weight ect. And...
    JessicaTacos JessicaTacos 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Low self esteem and poor body image is something I've struggled with all my life. Growing up as the only kid in a wheelchair in my town, I was always a bit of an outsider and spent...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I still struggle with my body image like many women do. I think it was much worse when I was younger in my teens and early 20s, when I think it was actually more like a mild or...
    wanderingfaery wanderingfaery 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    I've always had an issue with my body image and recently I've been eating a lot less.
    zoesykes zoesykes 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 9