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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...
    robready robready 22-25, M Feb 20, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 12, 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...
    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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    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...
    mzjones mzjones 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 19, 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...
    phoenix8455 phoenix8455 22-25, F 10 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    I have struggled with a eating disorder for the last 5 years. I thought once i got to my "goal" weight i would stop and life would go on. Every time i reached my "goal" i would say...
    erika614 erika614 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I've struggled with various eating disorders since being bullied at 11 years old, but the anorexia vs bulimia was the worst. I never lost or gained enough weight for anybody to...
    MMXIV MMXIV 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I am single christian guy who struggles with homosexuality. I have being struggling with it since I was a teenager.I am now 24 and the battle is far from over. I am trusting in God...
    ronwhent47 ronwhent47 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    I recently got charged with a dui and Although I am grateful I did not hurt anyone or myself, I am beginning to really struggle with the mistake I made and the aftermath it has...
    anonymously3737 anonymously3737 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    It sounds really dumb, but I struggle with communicating my feelings and problems with others, even friends and family. Why? I guess part of it is forming a mindset that I am...
    niknak7 niknak7 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I finally understood, Why I'm so attention seeking Why I behave like this Why I struggle with my self confidence It's all because of the past, that I've never told anyone. I...
    prettybr0wneyes prettybr0wneyes 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I struggle with life everyday, I thought nearly dying would make me feel different but it does not, if anything worse and I don't know why
    godswish49 godswish49 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I lost all my friends,I feel detached from everything and everyone,I struggle with anxiety and get severe panic attacks every time I go out,I can't take it anymore,I harm myself...
    intoxicatxd intoxicatxd 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    "Struggle with it" may be the wrong description. It always wins. :( It has been prevalent in my life and it ain't no fun...
    MatureNotDead MatureNotDead 51-55, M Apr 6

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    Hi I am struggle with self harm I want to cut myself
    sarah12389 sarah12389 26-30, F Apr 6

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    I know some gays want me to be this or that, but I'm happy being just the way I am. There isn't a damn thing wrong with being gay and me being me. Same goes for everyone else gay...
    TanTwink TanTwink 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It ain't a thing wrong in the world with being gay!! It's worse things that you can be other than gay. EX: stupid, a bum, ugly, etc. I honestly rather be gay than stupid. Stupid...
    Addictivethickness Addictivethickness 18-21, F Apr 6

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    I really want to talk with someone without being so positive :/
    Levi2 Levi2 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I love my kid but hate patenting at times. I am going on 40 with a 4 year old and at times we clash dearly. I had a kid late in life and my career also began late in life. I am...
    Gemifox Gemifox 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    I just told my dad I'm gay and he won't talk to me now. I'm 17 from Florida and want a boy to have a relationship with
    camjames9876 camjames9876 16-17, M 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I hate being so skinny :/ I am gluten free can't eat anything I love :/ makes me poorly n it's just so hard to gain weight :/ it's so annoying when people say **** n your like be...
    RaniFkayy RaniFkayy 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Most of my life i have always viewed myself as bigger than others. I am not sure why, i have always felt like i was not good enough or worthy of anyones time. My girls see pictures...
    confused623 confused623 36-40, F Mar 25

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    I struggled for a long time. I would take appetite suppressants or eat only skittles for days on end. And I would force myself to work out for hours almost everyday. Young straight...
    pablobravotx pablobravotx 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I don't even know why. I have people who I know I can trust, yet I have trust issues. I never really trust them with my feelings. I have people who I know really love me, yet I...
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 Apr 6

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    Hello, I'm Sevine. And I'm struggling with my body image. I've always wanted to be that skinny girl with flat stomach when I was young. I grew up and I changed my mind. I wanted to...
    SevineRizkallah SevineRizkallah 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    This is the second episode I have gone through in my life. The first one was when I was 20 and lasted a year and a half. Now I am 37 and have been in this for 7 months with no end...
    Mingus411 Mingus411 36-40, F Mar 25

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    It's really hard to deal with a mental illness. In class if a teacher asks a question that I'm supposed to know the answer to, but dont. Everyone will mock me and call me retard...
    matti1342 matti1342 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    It really bugs me when people say that only skinny people have an eating disorder. I just hit 130lbs for the first time and I've honestly been anxious about it for days. But would...
    runningwithbears runningwithbears 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Rejection can turn ur life around to the worst. This is worsest thing which can happen to you, if you really loved a person with all your heart.
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    i have never been happy with myself, even as a very young child i was always concerned with my body and the rest of my looks, and sometimes i wonder if ill ever grow out of this
    bongripper1 bongripper1 16-17, F 18 Responses Apr 3

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    Dear EP, Mood: Apathetic I'll spare you the details of my gory life :}D Even though the gore is mostly in my head :{( Don't worry I'll spare you from hearing the Emo Song come...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 Apr 4

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    Throughout my younger teenage years I dealt with bulimia really bad. I had no idea what to do with my life anymore, I didn't want that for myself, I didn't want to be that way, no...
    bxttlebxrn bxttlebxrn 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I'm 34 with no college education working as a pizza delivery guy. Anything I remotely want to do is something I can't get into. I'm stuck at minimum wage.
    CptJackRabbit CptJackRabbit 31-35, M Apr 8

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    Over the last few years I've had problems with trusting people or opening up to near enough anyone. Some fo my now ex friends have moved to a different school and turned nasty...
    BloofWolfFang BloofWolfFang 16-17, F Apr 8

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    I just want to thank everyone on EP who gave me compliments on my body pictures. I've been struggling with body image issues my whole life and I'm amazed at the positive feedback I...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    My apologies but I am going to skip past all the intro bits. I am really struggling tonight. I have a part that i have pushed away for years. I have ignored her and squashed her...
    dreshany dreshany 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    You were enthused to see me. Estatic. It made me feel special. But it also made me feel scared. I was nervous. I didn't know what to do with that emotion. I accepted it the best...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I don't understand today how being gay is truly accepted. Today the most acceptance is "I'm okay with yo being gay" or "I'm happy for you." True acceptance would be "so?" Only then...
    WrongfulAngel WrongfulAngel 13-15, M 4 Responses Mar 21

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    idk y but i have always hated being alone. i wish i was more comfortable being alone. its like i wither if im not in the presence of ppl or interacting. i guess another way to look...
    hallowedwillow hallowedwillow 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I'm happy with it, some people will give me trouble about it at school since I'm out of the closet and say I'm bad for being gay and they call me names but it doesn't get to me I...
    ItzFnDiego ItzFnDiego 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Just a sweet outgoing sissy boy bottom needs a Masculine TOP Man to treat me like the princess and I dream of being a housewife!
    FemGayBottom FemGayBottom 26-30, T 1 Response Apr 3

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    I'm scared of being gay. I more scared of not finding anyone who is attracted to me. I need someone who will give me an honest opinion on my looks. I don't have to be your type, I...
    Jbsc21 Jbsc21 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I feel better to share my feelings with a stranger, they should not be racist about me and being a prejudice.......World is a beautiful place, lets show compassion and love to each...
    FiercyTiger FiercyTiger 26-30, M Apr 7

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    The first time I knew I was gay was the age of 11. The second I realised it I ran to my room and started crying until my eyes hurt, I remember this day so clearly because it was...
    Takino Takino 16-17, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    We met when i was 16 and he was 17. Dated for 3 yrs and got married right after i graduated high school. During my last year in HS he joined the military. we stayed together and...
    PerdidaPorEl PerdidaPorEl 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    All I want is a guy who lives near me and would love me for me and won't break my heart every day someone who is kind generous with a warm heart but tough too. I would promise to...
    Nicedude17 Nicedude17 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Today is one of those days where I am completely OK with myself. I looked into the mirror and I saw a beautiful person looking back at me. I felt like I should walk with my head...
    Rae1983 Rae1983 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Falling for my best friend actually fell, really hard. Was there for her when she told me she was abused n broken...told her I was gay(I'm a girl) n that I needed a friend ...we...
    Rhythmnblues9 Rhythmnblues9 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 5