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I Struggle With Being Overweight

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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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    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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    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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    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 12

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    I'm smaller than I was (in my last post under "I struggle with my body image") But I have gained weight.. I am now 93.8lbs instead of 92 I am such a ******* failure....
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    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    For me life every moment is almost struggle
    edpd1951 edpd1951 61-65, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Ugh, I've actually been dealing with this a lot lately. It's a day to day process towards being okay with myself. Repeat to self: I am okay the way I look regardless of what...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F Sep 13

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