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I Struggle With Being Overweight

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    mimiakito123 mimiakito123 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I've always struggled with this. Ever since I was younger. Kinda doesn't help when your boyfriend is so engulfed with being in the gym...
    SadhbhHarrington SadhbhHarrington 18-21, F 1 Response May 16

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    I have had a long and hard struggle with self hatred. I grew up in a family of 9 kids. I seemed to always be the most sensitive. It made me feel as tho something was wrong with me...
    iowateri8309 iowateri8309 51-55 1 Response May 17

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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 Apr 28

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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 2 Responses May 4

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    I have struggled with this for many years. Not the concept but the actual connotations attached to it. In todays modern age it is not really a huge problem, but I will still...
    wanker1953 wanker1953 61-65, M 1 Response May 6

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    I am my own worst critic. I nitpick everything to death. My eyebrows, hair, my teeth, smile, nose. If it's a part of me I've probably been dissatisfied with it at one point. It...
    FallingSun FallingSun 31-35, M May 17

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    Communication is key, so they say. Especially in this era of instantaneous, text-based communication! Words can be ambiguous, unfortunately. Each of us individually assign meaning...
    FindmeHoldmeLoveme FindmeHoldmeLoveme 18-21 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Thinking about telling my parents that I do it. I mean they found out like 7th grade... And they weren't happy about it. I mean, I don't think any parent would be happy about it. I...
    SavingLucy17 SavingLucy17 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    Yesterday, a sweet girl posted about how she had been conversing on here with a guy and when she sent him a full body shot of herself, he disappeared. It resonated with me and I...
    LivvyMonroe LivvyMonroe 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    It's been a year now and I've lost around 40 to 50 pounds. I try to tell myself to think about what i've accomplished so far but i would still like to lose about 50 more pounds...
    Hopeful4meyet Hopeful4meyet 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    Everyone in my family is fairly slim. My mother, aunt and grandmother were all models at some point. I wasn't a heavy child, but I had a bit of a stomach. They used to tie belts...
    insecured insecured 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    I've been overweight since I was a kid. being over weight, I was bullied and made fun of. it gas completely killed my confidence, I haven't gone swimming or to the beach because I...
    Sal395 Sal395 18-21, M 4 Responses May 19

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    I hate my life. I have bipolar and anxiety issues and eat out of depression. I am overweight and can't seem to get the strength to do anything about it. I've begun sticking my...
    bipolarPeter bipolarPeter 31-35, M 2 Responses May 8

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    how do men truly feel about overweight women? or women that have hair on their chin? (due to a hormonal imbalance) I am 5'4 and 240 lbs. I used to be bigger but lost over a 100lbs...
    strongsurvivor3 strongsurvivor3 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    The trials and tribulations that has happen in my life. I take responsibility of it, because I know the consequences that were going to happen. I'm not perfect, I'm just human that...
    Natashxxs Natashxxs 31-35, F May 13

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    Yeah all I do is cause my own problems, then wish for someone to care. I guess it's only human, but I hate myself a lot. I feel like a huge disappointment to my parents all the...
    oeN4 oeN4 18-21, F 1 Response May 17

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    I am short, considered heavy for my height, with an hourglass figure. But oh, I forgot about struggling the moment I was told that I the best find! Despite knowing that there could...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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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 Apr 28

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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 4 Responses May 2

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    This life just isn't what it used to be. I have no job, no home, the clothes, shoes & perfumes I have are dwindling down to almost nothing. I'm recovering from a broken arm when I...
    mylifeoutloud mylifeoutloud 41-45, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I used to be very fit when I was younger, I was always running and exercising and loved being active. I became depressed and found that eating mentally helped me for some reason...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    Just hit 31 and I'm hating the 30's so far!!! I have always been 130lbs or less, but now I'm at 160. I try and eat healthy, but sometimes I can't. For one thing I can't always...
    stang12920 stang12920 31-35, F 3 Responses May 14

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    I think I'm comfortable with my MALE body, but that confidence doesn't translate to my femininity. Being who I am, I strive to have a feminine body. Sadly my slow metabolism...
    pk96701 pk96701 22-25 May 15

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    Okay so I'm 16 and I run track. Im very insecure when I'm running because I'm sooooo skinny. My cousin is on my high school track team and she constantly points out I'm so skinny...
    Anaa999 Anaa999 18-21, F 4 Responses May 15

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    When I was 13 I weighed 197 pounds and I was only 5'5". I've struggled for so long with my weight. I lost 30 pounds before I turned 14 and I've slowly gained it back. I'm tired of...
    socalboy99 socalboy99 22-25, M 1 Response May 18

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    Fat, ugly.. those are the first words that come to my mind when I think of myself. It really is a problem in my mind.. I can't seem to overcome it. It causes me to feel depressed...
    addelean addelean 22-25, F 5 Responses 12 hrs 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 Apr 28

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    one day I'll look in the mirror and say "ok, i can work with this..." in the meantime I'll just loathe at the people who I perceive as "perfect"....
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 12 Responses Apr 28

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    Hi im justin im 14 and i have been bullied for 3 years right now im on 8th grade but next year im going to high school and im scared i really cant stand it no more i wanna kill my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 30

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    Life is a bitter sweet pill I am forced to take against my will Everyone trying to pull me Back into so called reality Why, I ask, what does it hold? Don't they see I have nothing...
    1986shanet 1986shanet 26-30, M May 5

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    I don't understand. I'm one of these people who just love. I try to get along with everyone, I have never wanted much, I don't ask for gifts. I love things made or are thoughtful...
    nolife1 nolife1 18-21, F May 6

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    I know I'm not ugly but I know I'm not as cute as I used to be. What makes it worse is that I fear I will never have the perfect body to fit in with the "gay scene " and it sucks.
    Lilman380 Lilman380 22-25, M 1 Response May 6

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    I used to be thin and my boyfriend at the time (now my husband) couldn't get enough of me so I thought, two kids later, I'm not as fit and have stretch marks. He watches **** now...
    kari7755 kari7755 22-25, F 13 Responses May 7

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    "Sensitivity is a sign of life. Better hurt than hardened. I bow to those who keep their hearts open when it is most difficult, those who refuse to keep their armor on any longer...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    I no longer cut or burn myself, but I still do other harmful things like picking at my skins and scabs, pulling out my hair, biting my lip until it bleeds, digging my nails into my...
    NaturallyPeculiar NaturallyPeculiar 18-21, F 1 Response May 7