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I Struggle With My Body Image

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    Some days I feel hot a'f.

    And then other days I feel like a walking pregnant chewbacccaa. Makes no sense.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 3 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Having Children Changes The Body

    For those of you that have read my stories about being a nudist, it might seem odd that I would struggle with my body image, but I do. Having children can change the body and I have had three babies. One of those changes include stretchmark’s and I breast fed which changed my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Oct 17, 2011

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    Hi everyone I am new to this.

    My name is Mya and I am 30. I would consider myself pretty laid back at least I try to be. I live with my fiance of almost 8 years. We certainly have our problems but at the end of the day were still together lol. Anyway I am a friendly person I love to make people smile. I am...
    mya1984 mya1984 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    So I was challenged to post a pic of this.

    My friend knows how much I struggle with poor body image and barely any self-esteem, so she told me to write 'I love myself and my body' on a piece of paper, take a picture and post it for others to do the same if they struggle with it, and then to start making myself better and...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 47 Responses Jan 18

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    Okay so this is a picture I took over the

    summer. If there is one thing that makes me extremely insecure, it's my body. My thighs touch & I have a stomach. A lot of people always tell me that I'm curvy & that it's sexy but I don't feel sexy, I feel ugly. I know some of you will think I'm looking for attention but that's...
    kaitybobaityxo kaitybobaityxo 18-21, F 22 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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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 13 Responses Apr 28

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    reivven reivven 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    My Daily Struggle..

    I have struggled with the issue of self image from the time I was in grade school. I did not start gaining weight until around 5th grade. I grew up in a Christian home, my parents are still together, but they were young when they had me. I had a controlling grandmother, that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 30 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    Im currently trying very hard to lose weight

    over the summer to make myself be more confident. The fist week i was doing very well but then i completely slipped. Now im better again, its my third day without eating any junk food.
    zivilexox zivilexox 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    Everyone tells me how beautiful,

    gorgeous and pretty I am. But reality looks different to me. I despise myself. I despise my rather big boobs, I hate that my thighs touch on the top, that I am not as slim as the other girls in my class. Whatever I do, would it be putting on makeup, dress up nicely, take care of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses a week ago

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    Media has made to that,

    women and men alike, have to meet certain standards to be desired. I feel stupid for trying to conform to these standards. These standards saying men have to have abbs or they have to be buff. It's the same for women too. I just don't feel good enough.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    My previous boyfriends,

    strangers, family members, and friends all compliment my body. I have a slight muffin top, nothing horrible, but I have 34-B breasts, and a slight behind. Nothing "bubbly" about it. I am always told that being curvy like I am is a good thing. Everyone loves it. But when...
    hahanerd hahanerd 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    I hate when people assume

    that I don't have body image issues just because I'm skinny. Yes, I'm skinny. I also have no boobs, no hips, acne, huge eyebrows, a big nose, freakishly tiny feet, perpetually cracked lips, and nasty oily hair. I just want to be hot, sexy, or gorgeous. I'm none of those things...
    aquarhapsody aquarhapsody 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 8

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    So I'm already self conscious

    and in the last month my dad has told me I look awful in a skirt and said " are you sure that shirt is the right size because it looks too tight" now it may not seem that bad but it makes me feel awful
    Rebeccaej Rebeccaej 16-17, F 25 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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    Guys I need motivation.

    Trying to lose weight Would be nice to have people who can support me in this and keep me on the right track.
    Tofi786 Tofi786 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 7

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    I hate my obesse body.

    I can't get good job even though my gpa is high. I can't express my self really well cuz i'm afraid they will laugh at me. I had horrible past with this body that made me who i am today. there are a lot of things that i wanna say but i can't express it really well. English isn't...
    efyeew efyeew 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    Ever since a little girl I have always been

    bigger then the other girls and I would always starve myself or try new diets that never worked. I have come to understand now that it really doesn't matter what I look like, as long I have a nice heart on the inside and a nice personality people will like and love me just the...
    SonyaMaree SonyaMaree 18-21, F 3 Responses May 30

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    I am a chunky person,

    not huge but chunky. I at times think that skinny people won't like me. Weather in a relationship or a friendship. My self esteem is low so I become very shy around extremely attractive people. The people we think should be models haha.
    wesbrownbear87 wesbrownbear87 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    I'm not overweight or underweight,

    I'm just a little chubby. The thing with my school is all the guys are searching for that perfect fit and beautiful smart girl No body is perfect. They are the reason most girls struggle with their body image
    leftunloved leftunloved 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 8

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    You should not shame someone

    because they are big You should not shame someone because they are thin We should all accept each other no matter the body type
    allsummer allsummer 18-21, F 2 Responses May 27, 2014

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    I hate my body so much iam short

    and chubby I see all these tall skinny girls and I feel do bad about my body I want to be able to feel confident in shorts but I just can't
    heather4565 heather4565 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    I have struggled with being overweight my

    entire life. I have good days and bad days about my body. I try to think positive all the time. Surround yourself with positive, don't give a **** about what you look like, people. And if they can't see the true beauty that lies underneath and all the awesomeness that comes with...
    SammyPoo91 SammyPoo91 22-25, F Jun 17

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    Constantly torn between owning my body

    and not caring what others think and then totally lacking self confidence as I see beautiful, fit women all around me with a body I haven't obtained.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 21

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    I'm ashamed to look at people,

    I don't want them to see my ugliness. I always, always.. think on how I look from third person, every angle, every lighting condition, and it gets me so depressed.. I see such beautiful girls all around, not just their body, but their unique personalities, voices, and habbits...
    xRiax xRiax 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    I hate my nose. My nostrils are too big

    and the bridge of my nose is too flat. I hate my lips. They're dry no matter how much I take care of them. I hate my neck. I wish it was longer. I hate my ribcage. It sticks out too much. I hate my boobs. I don't even know if they're big enough to be considered real boobs. I...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    they way I see my body affects my life I lost

    all my friends and now I think my family. I skipped meals that my nan made me and when I do eat I throw it up right after and it hurts for her to see me like that. I feel like I'm a disappointment to her and the rest of my family that knows about my problem.
    blackwoodwolf blackwoodwolf 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I look myself in the mirror I see a lot of

    ugliness and little prettiness so I cover the ugliness with skinny jeans and a sweater even if it's hot*i know it's pathetic but whatever* anyways so one of my friends is skinny and beautiful I'm not jealous of her but I do admire her I feel an attraction to her but it's only...
    7J99 7J99 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    Being New To An Old World.

    .. Weird, huh well I'm new to this (interacting and whatnot) I'm not good t talking so I prefer other people start the conversations ;-; but here's a little about me ;-; Name: Essence Age:15 Likes: Metal, Mayhem Festivities, Makeup, My Dogs. My Body Modifications (^-^)/. Dislike...
    SocialReposedMetal SocialReposedMetal 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    A lot of people have body image issues these

    days. I've been researching the phenomenon for awhile now and have ran across a lot of information and what I believe to be the biggest 'culprit'; the media. Over sexualization and objectification starts in at a very early age if you let it and has some damming consequences...
    Buttrnu Buttrnu 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 have been others just makes the feeling of being so desired and being called "a pleasure to the eyes", makes me want to bring...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 11 Responses May 24

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    themeice themeice 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    I have always been slim

    but whenever I gain weight people always comment and it makes me feel bad. Then I stress out and lose weight. Just cause I'm smaller doesn't mean I don't have body image problems. People are as critical if not more of small girls. I grew up being called bean pole and stick...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 16 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    I've been single now

    for over a year, and I'm not comfortable with my body image. What makes it worse is that I meet men who bluntly ask to have sex, or as the latest one put it "rub coconut oil all over one another". It makes me feel as though I'm not worthy of a real relationship because I'm fat...
    redheadedmelly redheadedmelly 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 16

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    I've never had confidence about the way I look

    and whenever I say something about it people think I'm saying it for attention. I mean sure I'm not fat but I'm chubby, don't get me wrong I do have my good days. But a good day is followed by a stream of terrible ones-- where I wonder how long I've looked ridiculous.
    ninaarriola ninaarriola 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Body image is a major discussion in today's

    society. I'm a chunky girl & I've got fat thighs & a big ***. I'm not perfect. I'm not a size 0. I just need to learn to love my body! (I'm the blonde)
    kaitybobaityxo kaitybobaityxo 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    Im 16 & hate my body

    and body shape...Im in love with the body shape: wide hips, small thighs and thigh gap, big butt, tiny waist and big boobs. it's so perfect to me but my body isn't like that and I hate it so much. it makes me so depressed. idk when this hate and horrible judgement towards my...
    javvv javvv 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    I have a real problem with my self image

    because I think im to fat and its causing me to eat less and that doesn't help so I don't eat at all, and that helps some, but not as much as I hoped it would on my lower back has fat on it and I hate how it sticks out, but I also hate that I can't see the muscle across my chest...
    wolfy299 wolfy299 13-15, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    What to do when we cant swim.

    Dr oz says 10k steps. Pedometer. Caraway seeds. Does me agree. Umm. Ok. Plus self pleasure. But me doubts the doc could say it. Not on tv anyway.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    QUESTION for society.

    MEN: which body image do you prefer? LADIES: which body image do you wish to have??
    LaLaNiaa LaLaNiaa 18-21, F 85 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    Try being married to someone half your size.

    Worse yet, he didn't even try to lose weight. He just did.
    jennifr1966 jennifr1966 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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    it is so hard to go from being skinny to being

    over weight . in the past year I gained 40 pounds . I used to always watch my weight so hard do to the fact obesity is prominent in my family . but I got pregnant at 16 and pretty much used that as a free pass . I thought it would just fall off as soon as I gave birth but I am 9...
    cheyennelopez8 cheyennelopez8 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 10

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    I hate my face, I'm sick of it.

    it's like a constant reminder of why people don't like me. And don't even get me started on how I hate the rest of me.
    Leo231 Leo231 13-15, M 8 Responses Jun 15

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    I am nearly 14 and im got bullied becaude i

    dont have any boobs. About half a year ago id say "how stupid must someone be to say that at this age". But aperently ALL girls have really big chests in my class. The boys make jokes about it and one boy who i really like always sa
    snowxx snowxx 13-15, F 7 Responses Jun 22

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    i always feel fat. after i eat.

    after i shower. after waking up.
    kimmdiane kimmdiane 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 19

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    So many people struggle with their body image,

    I don't think many people can say they are truly happy with what they look like. I envy people who can. In an age were a lot of things are image driven and people are obsessive over looking great, staying young and being beautiful, the little things get lost in translation...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 15

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    I'm short and have an hourglass figure - think

    Marilyn Monroe with thinner thighs. I will never be a tall, skinny supermodel. I hate my tummy - even at my lowest adult weight (107) it was never nice and flat like the girls in magazines. But as time goes on, I find it easier to see the beautiful things about myself. My neck...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 14 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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