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I Have Body Image Issues

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    Every Days A Struggle

    I'm 16 years old and have been athletic my whole life. After queuing sports I gained a little weight. My friend started eating healthy and I did it with her, but then I got crazy. I count my calories and carbs every day and never eat more then 700 calories. I constantly think I...
    Alexaboutwell Alexaboutwell 16-17 Dec 5, 2012

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    well i decided to join a gym, mainly in part because my "friend" said we should...and since i had nothing else to do, and the fact that he was my ride, i agreed. stupid me i know....any ways we ended up paying like 80 bucks for the first and last month...then 34 something every...
    haveneverlet haveneverlet 18-21, M Mar 14, 2010

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    I Hate Myself

    Ever since I was 5 I've thought I was fat. I used to complain to my mom that I didn't want to wear my snowsuit to school because it made me look fat. As I got older other kids used to make fun of me and my body image issues grew worse and worse. I've never had an eating disorder...
    BethC828 BethC828 22-25, F Aug 1, 2013

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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 really just can't figure out what I look like.

    Sometimes i look in the mirror and see a flabby peasantesque form, other times I appear pleasantly lithe. It doesn't make sense as my weight only fluctuates within about 5 pounds. I usually feel too big and my thighs have seemed incredibly round this week yet the other day my...
    ciannamaye ciannamaye 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Issues, Galore.

    It started out as a chubby-carefree seven year old girl; involved in girl scouts, idolizing Spice Girls and genuinely happy. Then it blossomed into a nine year girl, who was more than 'chubby', not as happy and not involved in the world as much. It continued to an 11 year girl...
    wavesxcollide wavesxcollide 22-25, F 2 Responses May 21, 2013

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    Looking In The Mirror Not Really Seeing What Is There.

    I know that I am obese, but I really think that I fall under morbid obesity. I have always been fat. I don't know anything else. I started to gain weight at the age of 5. I hear people that deal with anorexia and bulimia say that food was the only thing that they could control...
    Sphinxkbngold24 Sphinxkbngold24 26-30, F 1 Response May 5, 2010

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    marie1005 marie1005 18-21, F Mar 2

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    I See Them!!!! I Am Happy!!!!

    well to cut to the chase the lights were cut off for a week and i had to throw out every thing and the sucky part was i got paid on that weeks Friday.... so to skip again i did not eat anything for that whole time..... surprisingly it was not hard...the thing is.... when the...
    haveneverlet haveneverlet 18-21, M Nov 23, 2009

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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 lost over 140lbs

    which is great, problem is I can't see it. I went from 3x to medium/smalls. When I look in the mirror I still see a big girl. When I shop for clothes I automatically think oh they must have sized it really big. I have excess skin and saggy boobs from the weight loss, but I can...
    cowboysandsalsa cowboysandsalsa 31-35, F Jun 15

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    I have a lot of body image issues.

    Those who have read my stories know this. There are some parts about my body I cannot stand, like my height and how thin I am. It's a very big insecurity of mine and wish upon wishes I could change it. Sadly I cannot and damned to have this body forever :(
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F Feb 5

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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 1 Response Jul 14

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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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    My Body Parts Don't Match...

    remember those kid books where you could flip the sections to give the people different heads/ bodies/ legs? Ever since I hit puberty I have pretty much been a real life one of those.My torso and hips are probably my biggest selling point in society, as I have a defined hour...
    jeffreypenelope jeffreypenelope 18-21 Mar 23, 2012

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    I have always had body image issues.

    Wanting to be thin is my main goal in life it seems. I always seem to criticize myself & count my calories & stress myself out because I think that I'm fat. I can't help it. I just want to lose 70 pounds & be a size 3. Im a size 7 now. I would give anything to be skinny...
    beccers1522 beccers1522 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    Never Satisfied

    I've never been comfortable with my body. From the time I was aware that everyone was thinner than me, which was about age eight, until age fifteen, when I became anorexic, I always thought I was too fat. When I finally became "thin", a whopping size 3, I noticed all my...
    kayymonsturr kayymonsturr 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2009

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    My Body Issue

    I have serious acne problem on my body plus scars i have big fat hip and big stomach and boobs that are not very interesting acne and plus they quite droopy my nipples are brown my *** is huge like 40 inches i mean when i dress i make a guy turned on but once i have taken my...
    talia11 talia11 18-21 1 Response Oct 15, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    I'm 5'8" and 150 lbs.

    I feel extremely fat. I used to be 125 but because I still thought I was fat at that weight I started stressing out and got bulimia. It wrecked my body and I still struggle with not hating my body.
    Canono31 Canono31 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Post Baby Body :/

    I have always compared my body to other women... the only time i was okay with my body (even then..) was after i graduated Basic Training while in the Army. i was 18 and at 145 felt good, i had lost 14 pounds during basic and i loved my curves. At 9 months pregnant with my first...
    jwilkinson123 jwilkinson123 22-25, F 3 Responses May 20, 2013

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    Body Image: My Mother Has Ruined Me.

    I have weight issues. And I blame my mother....I constantly think she's ruined my life. She doesn't know this, and she never really set out to hurt me. She loves me with all her heart....but she's made me absolutely hate my body. All she ever talks about is diets and weight loss...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 19, 2013

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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 Jul 19

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    My Life Was Easier When I Was Anorexic?

    I grew up as a very thin girl, but the importance of being thin and being pretty was already into my head at an early age. My mom is a retired model , my sister a retired nationally ranked figure skater, me a dancer. We were all part of this world where thin and pretty were...
    upsidedownfrown upsidedownfrown 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2009

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    It's All I Ever Think About.

    I'm sure I've said something on EP about this before, but as stated in the title, it's all I can ever think about; after all, it's all anyone ever notices about me. People say I have a pretty face, pretty hair, a nice personality, but no one ever decides to tell me that I'm...
    anonymousabomination anonymousabomination 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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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 Too Fat.

    No matter how thin I get I always feel fat. Food dominates my mind. I'm a gluten free vegan and yet I feel SO FAT. For example this is what today's food looked like : 20 corn chips ( the serving size is something like 7 or 9), 15 mini apples ( through out the day), 2 Tbsp of...
    itsalongstorybirdy itsalongstorybirdy 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    Eh Just Me

    So first, if you are a perv someone looking to meet someone to .... leave my page and don't write me. I'm literally here to meet people who also have...even if your 18 to 40, body image issues, depression, drug abuse, maybe a recent family death to relate to me. I've always...
    Whoknowsher Whoknowsher 26-30, F 1 Response May 24, 2013

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    Confused

    I started gaining weight in 4th grade. I can remember my meals consisting of hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, apple crisp, and other delicious treats. I was never really interested in sports, so I didn't much exercise. I spent a lot of time watching Cinderella, and...
    ChildoftheEarth ChildoftheEarth 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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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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    Changing All the Time

    Over the last few years my wiehg thas dropped to dangerous lows and plummeted back up once or twice, I have spent most of my time at the 6st mark, but have been above and bleow this many times...   There is always that "1 more pound and youll look great" and it...
    SkinandBone SkinandBone 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 18, 2009

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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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    My Success Could Be Your Success At Losing Weight

    I can’t workout in the gym because I have 3 damaged discs… I can’t jog because I have arthritis in my knees… I am almost 63 years old… I lost over 15 pounds in 4 weeks… No “fads”…no “wraps”…no serious workout demands… It’s really as simple as adjusting...
    PeteWellness50 PeteWellness50 61-65, M Aug 29, 2013

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    Sad

    I try really hard to be thin, I practically look at myself every hour of the day to see if my body is what i want it to be. Im not overweight everyone says im crazy and im skinny but i dont see that i have cellulite on my legs and butt which for some reason disgusts me!! i hate...
    Karissa0131 Karissa0131 18-21 2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    I'M Not Perfect

    I feel as though guys are constantly judging me on my appearance. I try to act like it doesn't bother me, but in reality it is tearing me apart. Just going through daily life is a constant struggle. I'm constantly seeing all these images of girls that I think I'm suppose to...
    QueerBait QueerBait 16-17, T 1 Response Apr 7, 2013

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    Im 5'9 and 58kg the other night i went out w 2

    girlfriends and they both got hit on by guys and talked to them and i was left there wallowing and drunk af. Everyone says im pretty and ppl say i should be a model. But im very flat chested and honestly i dont like my looks... Also feel fat as all rhe fat is on my legs and...
    7405me 7405me 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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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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    Feeling fat and ugly right now.

    ..and just all kind of FML.
    BlankWhitePage BlankWhitePage 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Body Gains: Hot &Amp; Cold

    I grew up an obese child, but in recent years have slimmed way down. This was a result of both puberty and my own gym going/changing eating habits. I currently weight 150lbs and am 5ft 8inces tall, and even though I feel this is a good weight I still sometimes feel bad about the...
    MeagherRow MeagherRow 18-21, M May 30, 2013

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    I Gained 10 Lbs In A Year And I Now I Am Struggling To Accept My Weight Gain

    I am always considered a petite, 5'2". I am always thin and underweight, always wearing size 0 or size 00 petite in all my clothes. One year ago, I stopped taking my birth control pills as my husband and I want to have a baby already. I gained 10 lbs in a year (maybe even more...
    sweetfleur sweetfleur 31-35, F 1 Response May 30, 2013

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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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    Hip Issues

    I've been dealing with big hips and a rear since around 8th grade. And I mean very big. I'm 34 now and it's never been easy finding jeans or shorts or even loose fitting sweatpants that fit without looking like marilyn monroe from the backside, being teased and taunted from...
    DW344 DW344 31-35, M Sep 3, 2013

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    maria817614 maria817614 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 3

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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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    i've had an eating disorder

    for 5 years. i finally go over it, but i don't see the skinny girl in the mirror. every one calls me tiny, but i don't see it. when i do see some of it, it looks weird. i have a long torso, long legs, my ribs stick out no matter what i do, then there's the cellulite. i've gotten...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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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'm naturally thin & absolutely nothing makes

    me gain weight. Some people say I'm lucky but I think I'm actually cursed. I wish I could at least get a little more meat on my bones but my doctor told me I'm healthy & my body feels comfortable this way. :/ Some people at school make fun of me for being so thin but there's...
    AutumnHaze AutumnHaze 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I Battle Between Gaining And Losing Weight

    most of the time I put my clothes on and they are looser than when I bought them and I think I need to eat something so I spend a few weeks gaining the weight back with protein powder and peanut butter sandwiches and then I go back to my normal vegetarian diet for a week and all...
    learntoswim learntoswim 22-25, F Jun 14, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I guess people don't understand why, but I have a super analytical mind which blows. For instance, I see a body that you can tell just had a baby, but most people would assume 4...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I am getting a little too vain for my liking... I know that going to the gym and doing exercise is healthy but i am constantly worrying about my body/progress...
    henry1998 henry1998 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    I know I would feel a million times better about myself if I could shed off a few pounds. I'm not out of shape, but I have a hard time getting myself motivated to exercise. I go...
    Lantaaae Lantaaae 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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