I Have Body Image Issues

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 870 People

    I hate the way I look.

    I hate changing anywhere near a mirror because I don't like my body without clothes on. My whole family struggles with obesity, and I'm so scared that when people look at me all they see is what is wrong with me, like I do.
    Gizzygirl9918 Gizzygirl9918
    16-17, F
    Feb 5, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    Jul 14, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2013

    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

    I've had a rough time

    since highschool and I'm in my 30's now. I always feel like I'm a big blob no matter what. Eating just stresses me out and if I do eat what feels like a lot I feel guilty and horrible about myself. I've seemed to have mastered the art of cutting food really small and pushing it...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 8, 2015

    I have a complicated relationship with my body.

    I have big hips and a big booty that I love. But I'm also quite over weight. During the last two years a combination of factors including graduate school stress, money issues and birth control. I have gained 30+ pounds in what it feels like a blink of an eye. I have a partner...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 6, 2015

    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, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2014

    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
    31-35, M
    Nov 10, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2014

    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

    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
    1 Response Mar 11, 2013

    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
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Sep 12, 2009

    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
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Nov 2, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2014

    I have body image issues

    and being pregnant doesn't help. I feel bloated and fat right now, so I can't work on myself and it bugs me. I have a passion for corsetry and waist training. I want to be able to look go out in my bikini with a slim waist and beautiful hair and skin and say "Yeah, I've had two...
    CorsetLoverBabyBeth CorsetLoverBabyBeth
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015

    Everytime I likes some I think

    that they can't possible like this fat ugly person. It stops me for jumping at oportunities. Everytime I do tell my crush that I like them, I think tht I only do it when I know that they would say no, because I feel like that way I am prepared for the worst. One time my crush...
    Blackbutterflies99 Blackbutterflies99
    18-21, F
    May 30, 2015

    I gained some weight in my young twenties

    for about a year and would not look at any pictures of myself from that time period, Now I'm in my 30's and had a second kid. The pictures I wouldn't look at I now want to look like that again. I looked good but didnt see it. I knew i could and had looked better. It's like I'm...
    Morrgin Morrgin
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 10, 2015

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2014

    I think we all do tho.

    .. Very few people enjoy what they see in mirror We find our own flaws
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Nov 2, 2014

    i grew up on the thin side

    so working out at the gym has helped gaining muscle mass and improving my outlook and self esteem. being a thinner male other guys and girls kind of look down on you. it was part of me that felt different than others because i was genetically thin and didnt fit in. and when its...
    grunklestan2 grunklestan2
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015
    maria817614 maria817614
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Mar 3, 2014

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2014

    I felt really good about my body

    for a while, but seeing as it is very different from the girls my boyfriend has hooked up with and shown interest in, I feel unattractive. I know confidence is key, but it's hard to be confident when you feel like your own boyfriend doesn't like your body type. I feel like I'm...
    lukesdeadpenguin lukesdeadpenguin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    does alcohol make you lose weight?

    thinking about becoming an alcoholic..
    xkxexe xkxexe
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Nov 10, 2014

    No matter how many times I look in the mirror,

    I always see the same disgrace staring back at me
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 8, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    Nov 1, 2014

    It's one of the reasons I'm

    so depressed. I've been really self conscious about it through all my teen years. I've tried countless times to lose weight and it never works. And now I'm starting to hate my face and everything else. :( I just don't know what to do anymore
    JayMist1977 JayMist1977
    18-21, F
    Feb 23, 2016

    There came a time in my life

    where I just did not have time to care anymore. I had to get over my body issues because they where holding me back from living a full life. Now I realize that everything you hate about yourself today, will eventually become this that you absolutly love yourself for. For me it...
    96DeadWorld 96DeadWorld
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 22, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2014

    I have a flat ***. It's

    so flat it's concave.
    nopylon nopylon
    41-45, F
    Jan 26, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2014
    Woody6 Woody6
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 17, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2009

    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, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 3, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 5, 2014

    Lately I have been fantasizing about making

    love with an older woman. Like late 50s at the youngest, preferably early 60s. Or older. My body image issues have become even worse as I have gotten older. I think to be intimate-- have joyful, uninhibited sex -- with an older body would help me to get comfortable with my own...
    Woody6 Woody6
    41-45, M
    Sep 19, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2014


    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

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 2, 2014
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