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I Struggle With Being Overweight

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I've always had trouble being social/socializing. I'm just not a sociable person. As bad as this may sound, I strongly prefer to stay cooped up in my bedroom than going out...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 7

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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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    Since 8th grade I have struggled with so much anxiety. I used to think it was just me getting nervous seeing people I knew out in public, but it gets to a point when you know you...
    xsarah23x xsarah23x 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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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...
    ForeverLostPoet ForeverLostPoet 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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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 3 Responses Jul 18

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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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    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 2 Responses a week ago

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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 Jul 20

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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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    So my eating disorder is getting worse , keep feinting in public and my mum is probably on to me. I dont know what is scarier , being found out or never being found out. I think...
    LeilaOlivia LeilaOlivia 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    ^ This, this picture here is a prime example of how some people are towards others with hearing loss. Usually the way they say it varies but it always means the same damn thing...
    NaturallyPeculiar NaturallyPeculiar 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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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    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 feel like the struggle gets worse by the day. I often wonder about leaving this state and just starting a new life somewhere else.
    matty83 matty83 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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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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    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...
    NPkid97 NPkid97 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I am on methadone. I've been on the same dose for a few years. I am beginning to have problems with it. Withdrawal feelings. The doc raised my dose 5 mills but it doesn't seemed to...
    bellaboo68 bellaboo68 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I'm writing this post to help people whom are struggling with there body image, specifically skin wise eg: acne ect ( I am one myself😉) . I recently discovered an AMAZING DIY...
    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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    I haven't cut for almost a year now because I learned that I am perfect the way I am. But I used to cut all the time a few years back. I still have scars but I show them off with...
    SamLGirl SamLGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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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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    I wish I can be how I wish I was before I had two children it all jus happen so fast feel so uncomfortable with my body don't feel good dont look good to the point that I feel not...
    precious805 precious805 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    This is a response I wrote to an anorexic woman. I'm bipolar, but I've talked to enough people with other kinds of mental illnesses to see we have a lot in common. I wrote this to...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M Jul 13

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    Its so easy to turn to alcohol when life gets too rough ... It's only a temporary solution but once that stage is done then u wake up with a mean hangover an full of regret from...
    ev23 ev23 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I honestly am not content with my body. I think partially because of sexual abuse and partially because of bullying. I used to try to starve myself but then I would get so hungry...
    Xander8905 Xander8905 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I have hated my body since I could remember and I have been suffering with an ed for three or more years. I don't think I'll ever like myself.
    Skinnieminnie91 Skinnieminnie91 13-15, F Jul 17

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    Ironically, it's the chemicals that are made to stop skin problems that make them worse. I know this because all my high school life I've been looking for the perfect cleanser for...
    EmmaSheppard EmmaSheppard 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I have self-harmed since is was the ripe age of 7. Then, I wasn't using anything of the caliber I use today, merely my fingernails and the occasional earring, but I left marks. I...
    ElfKelsey ElfKelsey 13-15, F Jul 20

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    I'm not a big girl, but there is so much room for improvement. I weigh a little less than 130, but most of my weight is in my belly and it's extremely embarrassing. I am having...
    lkb93 lkb93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm basically Michael Jackson reincarnated, except without the talent of course. Just self-hatred wise.
    fluffyunicorn fluffyunicorn 16-17, F Jul 23

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    When I go out I find it hard or when I go swimming, I try not to wear tank tops or shorts because I'm quiet muscly and my body is not famine at all. When I was with my friends I...
    AnotherTomboyGamer AnotherTomboyGamer 13-15, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I heard of an organization that helps with food addiction, I saw a documentary about the subject and I think it is the only way to help me.. Unfortunately, I've been calling them...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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