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I Struggle With Being Overweight

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 7

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    I wouldn't say I'm ugly, but I don't think I am pretty. Id say im cute at most but not pretty and certainly not "hot". I've struggled with my weight my whole life and I've recently...
    adimarie adimarie 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Do I hate being overweight? Yes. But I'm not that motivated to try to lose weight. The odds are stacked against me. I have PCOS and now an underactive thyroid. The thing is, I've...
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I'm short - 5 feet - and muscular. This causes my muscles to add a lot to my weight and I hate it, but I don't say anything...I'm a runner and have the makings of thunder thighs...
    jasenamigala jasenamigala 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I've struggled with my weight for most of my life. Looking back though I really wasn't that bad, but in my mind I was disgustingly & impossibly overweight. Rather than feeling...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I've struggled with self harm since about 7th grade. I am now in 10th. I have not cut since January 28, 2014 but I still struggle with other types of self harm. I binge, perge, and...
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    I'm done. I'm sick with all the negativity. I'm turning 17 in a few weeks and for once I want to control this body image im struggling. I'm 5'5 and weigh around 160 pounds (or...
    burningdesir3 burningdesir3 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Tomorrow I am going to my friends sisters bridal shower. My friend told me to wear a dress and if I wanted to wear one of hers I could. I hate when she says I should wear her...
    Lipsofred Lipsofred 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have just become a farther to a beautiful girl. I have struggled with depression and anxiety for a long time, I wonder how I can be a farther when I hate myself. I would really...
    headerz headerz 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I struggle with my body image everyday, but nobody can tell. I walk around like I have high self-esteem because I refuse to let people see me down. In reality, I hate the way my...
    XxMarxX XxMarxX 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    I do not romanticize self harm, or believe it to be good. This is just my experience with it. I've never been a "hard-core" self harmer, but it's still an addiction that I...
    terribletaytor terribletaytor 18-21, F Jul 13

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    At times I struggle with rejection and other times I feel almost immune to it. My hubby and I have been married for almost ten years and have been together 12. He rejects me...
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    No poem this time just broken hearted lonlyness. I hate living without being in a loving relationship. I feel lonley to the point of not even caring for the only 2 people I resist...
    darkreality68 darkreality68 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I've never been a skinny woman. I was very overweight threw my teens but got my weight down in my 20's to a much healthier level. I'm not skinny by any mean but I'm happy in my...
    Tonithelass Tonithelass 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I am struggling harder now with body image than I ever have in my entire life, to the point that I sometimes can't look people straight in the eye because I'm so convinced others...
    TryingToFeelGoodAboutMyself TryingToFeelGoodAboutMyself 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    It's a hassle flying from Halifax to Toronto then to Vancouver and tHong Kong just to see my parents and they dont realize how much I suffer from a miserable childhood, traveling...
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    Since I was 12, ( I am now 15) I have had a larger labia then everyone I know. I struggle to even feel confident enough to wear a bikini ( I'm a fairly thin girl). I don't ever let...
    lollipopsnliquor lollipopsnliquor 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 3

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    I'm torn. I'm torn about accepting the mental illness labels doctors have diagnosed me with, such as having bipolar and depression, because I don't want the labels to define me...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm afraid if rejection because I associate rejection and hate. I feel hated by everyone because the people who raised me as part of their family all either abused or neglected me...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    "Sometimes being drug free, has less to do with addiction, and more to do with sanity." ~To This Day, Shane Koyczan
    sumthinoriginal sumthinoriginal 16-17, F Jun 30

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    Who are we to tell ourselves
That the ring hanging
Around the rim of our jeans
Or that the empty space
Where our thighs don’t touch
Is not beautiful We dictate what...
    Cathii Cathii 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    It may sound strange, but I really do. For just simple hug without any implicit meaning. Hug without anything else. Just take a rest in anyone arms and feel safe and comfortable...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I have had panic attacks for as long as I can remember. A few years ago my doctor prescribed Ativan to quell the anxiety. I took them with no problem until earlier this year. They...
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    When I was little my mum used to give me drugs dunno why she just made me use them and after growing up with abuse and violence I started doing them a lot as a young teen and I'm...
    tomjimmy tomjimmy 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 25

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    Why do every person I care about always leave me...I've only had 1 real relationship in my life before. The very first one last almost 3 years. We broke up after I moved back home...
    Sorasai Sorasai 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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    I used to be the absolute worst with this. Though I have been completely faithful for over three years now, I can't help but desire just to meet new people...but that turns into...
    Allibecca Allibecca 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I cannot look in the mirror without listing all my flaws. I can't shake my feeling the rest of the day. I've turned cold, and even my medication isn't helping.
    OrionConst OrionConst 18-21, M Jun 28

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    When my mum died my brother wanted to be the hero, he even tried to stop me going to her funeral and his lucky i did't whack him on the day because he hurt me more than anyone...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I'm a Bisexual male. I find that I see beautiful men a lot but my mind goes through stages. First I notice how gorgeous they look and how composed they are. Second I hope to meet...
    Shiznitone Shiznitone 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I'm trying to learn how to love myself as a person. I am having such a difficult time with this.. I just turned 29 and feel 50. I have three beautiful children who mean the world...
    greeneyedmomma greeneyedmomma 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    well after my depression my weight has dropped from around 100 kg's to the range of 75-77 kg's and I kept that weight for about 2 years, knowing that I couldn't go to the gym...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    At my best I'd like to think that I'm charismatic, a good friend, funny, with resolve. But lately it's so hard to control my temper after dating a sociopath and other things that...
    Kimbahbay Kimbahbay 16-17, F Jul 4

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    I hate everything about the way I look. I've never told anymore in person, but it kills me to see other people so happy. It makes me do terrible things to myself. All my pimples...
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    EmmaSheppard EmmaSheppard 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Im 110 lbs now, i need to lose 10. Thats what happens when your roomate makes a huge *** cake in a house with only vegetables and fruit in it :/
    EffyXOXO EffyXOXO 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Im 15 and have been struggling with an eating disorder for three years , i don't know how to tell my mom :(
    LeilaOlivia LeilaOlivia 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I am 13 years old and I never use to like the way I look at school people would always call me fat and ugly and I would tell my self you are beautiful don't let those comments...
    ChaceMarie ChaceMarie 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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