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I Struggle With Being Overweight

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    Mens Body Issues

    I can guarantee this photo will get a lot of attention from girls, even some boys so much is said about how women want to look like the photos on all the poster magz and billboards, but nothing is ever said about how every single boy see's the adverts for men and want to look...
    robready robready 22-25, M Feb 20, 2012

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    Over Weight.

    To be completely honest I am a little embarrassed for joining this group, only for the fact that I am embarrassed by myself. I'm only 18 and yes not to over weight, but enough to the point where i'm very insecure about my body now, and i'm afraid it will effect my relationship...
    forever2110 forever2110 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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    Can Anyone Help Me

    I have never done this before i am in a very deep depression i am 5'8 and over 300 pounds and i am at my witts end. I have try things and gave up cause i feel like it is not going to work for me. I am a closet eater i eat when there is nobody home and fast before they get home. i...
    mzjones mzjones 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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    Not Like Most People Think......

      I struggle more with the "being ok" that I'm overweight. I stopped battling my weight years ago when I finally realized that everytime I lost 30lbs, the pesky thing would fine me again & bring 20 extra friends just to p*ss me off. lol.    So I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 12, 2009

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    Oohhhh Godddd

    I'm built pretty much EXACTLY like the logo of this group. FAIL.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    Stupid Pants

    You know I have been blessed with many things; good parents, good friends but not a good body image. I am not a negative or hateful person, I have many friends and have worked hard to get where I am. I'm goal oriented and have a good sense of humor but it seems that this one...
    phoenix8455 phoenix8455 22-25, F 10 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    i alway knew there was something diffrent with me i had girlfriends but it never felt right im a 50years old when i was at school i was bullied it knock my confidence so i kept...
    12monty 12monty 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    I hate the body that I am stuck in. I am an emotional eater. I eat certain foods like peanut butter obessively. I want so much to lose weight so I don't let my thoughts everyday to...
    rm411 rm411 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I'm not overweight or underweight, I'm just a little chubby. The thing with my school is all the guys are searching for that perfect fit and beautiful smart girl No body is...
    leftunloved leftunloved 13-15, F 8 Responses Apr 8

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    Actually I don't even know if I struggle with it anymore. I've come to accept it. I hate myself more than any human being I've ever known. I'm stupid, clumsy, awkward and ugly. I...
    4everlonelyalone 4everlonelyalone 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I'm gay. I have my ups and downs with being gay. For example today I was quite happy being gay. I know that one day I'll be happy with my boyfriend or maybe husband, if it's...
    hellotheremister hellotheremister 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I have struggled with weight all my life. It was very painful going to many treatments since little, facing rejection and laugh of the people... I inherited a thyroides problem...
    olives4me olives4me 26-30, F Apr 19

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    I do not struggle with mental illness but I have a few people close to me that do. It is a hard road to take for both those struggling with mental illness and those that care for...
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    I think my mum who doesn't sound like my real mum really hate me ... It is a long story but since I existed I feel rejected by her and the way she talks to me and treat me shows...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 21

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    Springtime is especially hard for me. Depression hits hard and antidepressants only make me ultra rapid cycle. My dr has me on a new antidepressant called Brintellix. I've been on...
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Yes, I am overweight because of it i was often teased and bullied by others. at that time i was drowning in fear and self pity that hinder me to enjoy life. so i changed my way of...
    Cahx2 Cahx2 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I am fat. I cried when I got on the scale at a doctors appointment. I have never been this fat although I have been overweight for the majority of My life. I decided to restrict...
    icedrom779 icedrom779 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    Black or White-"Some mother you are!" A stranger snapped at my mother years ago. "Bad enough you marry a White man. Then you teach your children to hate themselves!" The stranger...
    ShahirAnkara ShahirAnkara 22-25, M Apr 15

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    I've never been very religious. the only time I ever went to church was with friends. I've always believed in God but I'm starting to feel different. my life has always been chaos...
    ktbugg ktbugg 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Depression and anxiety has everything to do with realized or unrealized thoughts that attack the soul and paralyze a person into succumbing to fear and inaction. I struggle daily...
    liveurbestlifenow liveurbestlifenow 31-35, F Apr 5

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    It's horrible being in a position where you are your biggest enemy
    ktishere ktishere 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    my addiction is pretty different its a coping mechanism I use being extremely flexible I suck myself yes I have the ability to suck myself I do it because of my past problems and...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    I started gaining weight around 2012. I know I was not really eating healthy but I thought it was just because of the birth control I was taking before and lack of exercise. I...
    DaydreamDarling DaydreamDarling 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    Suddenly I'm not accepted, I'm being pushed to do something I don't want to, and they not respect my space.
    olives4me olives4me 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    Paranoid schizophrenia + ADD = me being ****** up
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 20

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    I am super self conscious when i am naked and aroused for a couple certain reasons. I would like to extinguish this problem and be completely happy and feel free and good about...
    Littlejacki Littlejacki 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate my life. I'm 14 years old, about to turn 15 and I just hate my weight. I weight approximately 150-160 pounds. Next week at my school we're going to start swimming and I just...
    bookaholic14 bookaholic14 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am anorexic and bulimic I have been sense I was 10 I am also clinically depressed have problems with drug and alcohol use and also have problems with self harm
    pinapls pinapls 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 8

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    Just because I see myself as fat DOES NOT mean that all men see me that way. Honestly some men do, but because I'm always expecting the negative comments I rarely get offended. I'm...
    noodle425 noodle425 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    i have been diaognised with bulime but now have tency owrds anxerixa not coping at all feell down
    earthquakegirl earthquakegirl 26-30, F Apr 16

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    For many years I just do not know where to go ...everywhere I go I feel I'm rejected and persecuted and shunned by everyone .... I just do not know where to go ... At the moment I...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    I worry that if I fall in love then he will be disappointed with my body.
    Hopeful4meyet Hopeful4meyet 41-45, F 9 Responses Apr 18

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    My mom is a very large woman, and becoming anything like her scares the hell out of me. (not just her size but her in general) 2 years ago I realized I was 200 pounds. I freaked...
    millerandm1 millerandm1 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 20

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    I used to cut because I didn't know how to cope, then I thought I had gotten past every thing in my past, but now it's back with a vengeance...I just don't know what to do, all...
    artsarelife20 artsarelife20 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    I'm friendly and outspoken people, other women, tell me I'm too friendly and my body language days I'm easy. I just love talking with people sharing experiences and sitting close...
    peachstring peachstring 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I seem to drive people away, I've been told also that I'm closed off, emotionally and generally just closed off. I don't see it though, this makes me feel like I'm not normal, like...
    Experiencezzzz Experiencezzzz 18-21, M Apr 23

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    i need to loose weight i am so unhappy with myself ...
    flyflyaway87 flyflyaway87 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    I think I might be Anorexic...I have been really struggling with my body image lately, and I've been making big changes in my diet and everyday routine, just so I can form a...
    PurplePain12359 PurplePain12359 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 26

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    Well, where do I begin. I recently turned 55 and so disgusted in how I look. I am about a good 20 lbs. over weight and age has definitely taken its toll. In 2013 I had some...
    bramco2015 bramco2015 51-55, F a week ago

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    I once told my dad I didn't want dessert when I was feeling fat and he slammed a big jug of ice cream right in front of me with a spoon in it. can't he just respect me when I say...
    aileen2 aileen2 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I tell myself I won't get drunk, as soon as I've had a couple of pints, that's it, I'm on it then and can't stop, is there something wrong with me
    cafc1 cafc1 31-35, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I look ok today. I actually braved the mirror and didn't despise what I saw. For those of you who know me you will be aware that this is a huge deal for me. My history of physical...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 4 Responses