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I Struggle With My Body Image

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    Hey guys I was just wondering what your turn

    offs for boys and girls were?? Like mine would be when a boy is smaller than me
    improudtobehannah improudtobehannah 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    And the worst part about it is

    that I am of a healthy weight. I'm sure all of you on here would go so far as to call me skinny. I have a well-proportioned body overall, a nice face, I can't complain. But I can't stand my stomach. I have this layer of fat that protrudes a little bit below my belly button, and...
    TheOrganicOne TheOrganicOne 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When people are constantly telling me how

    pretty I am, or how gorgeous, beautiful, whatever, it makes me feel like I need to do everything in my power to remain that way. That if enjoy myself and eat regularly or skimp on a workout every now and then, people will notice and will comment that I don't look so good. I feel...
    Heartbeatangel Heartbeatangel 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 27

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    I Have One Life And God Made Me Ugly

    It sucks being ugly Like f-ing ugly People hate you People judge you Every birthday, i prayed I begged, i cried I go on all fours I told God I just wanted to be pretty Days passed, years went But I am stuck in this ugly body I want to free my soul I hate living in this ugly...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 123 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    Women have curves and I'm proud of mine.

    I have never been happier in my life. I have people who love me dearly for who I am and I know I have flaws. Sure I wish I could look like a magazine model but at my age it is not happening. I think women need yo feel good in their own skin and enjoy life. Dress tasteful for...
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 5

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    I was born with a very weird body.

    I look best when I'm underweight, but even then I look weird. My legs are long and slender, but my torso is very wide and very short. My feet and hands are huge. Except for the boobs, which are not very attractive, this body might have been more acceptable on a guy. But I am not...
    bulletinthebrainpansquish bulletinthebrainpansquish 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Mirror mirror can't you see,

    what sou show is killing me
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 2

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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 16 Responses Aug 5

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    I have struggled with body image my entire life

    and unless you have gone through this you will never understand. It's so easy for everyone to pass judgement on others without knowing their story.
    tattoosandscars tattoosandscars 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    It's pathetic that trying on clothes makes me

    cry. I need to learn to accept myself for who I am and learn to love myself. Honestly wearing anything but a tshirt, sweatpants, or shorts makes me feel like I'm stuffed into my clothes. I'm at the point now that I won't even wear jeans unless they are big on me because I can't...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I struggle with my body image

    and usually I won't wear girly clothes but today I found 2 identical dresses with different patterns that I absolutely fell in love with. I could've bought a size smaller since the chest area is a bit baggy but they're so comfy and make me feel more confident with myself:)
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Bigger Isn't Better

    From a young age I was told what a "big" girl I was by a emotionally and physically abusive father and step-mother. Looking back at the little girl in the pictures, I was thin, with stringy, dirty blonde hair, a big toothy grin and bright eyes. I was never once told that I was...
    anotherinnocent anotherinnocent 22-25, F 18 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    My Battle With An Eating Disorder

    I wrote this story about 5 years ago for a class. It sums my story up well. If you are struggling right now, some of it may be triggering, just to warn you. It seems as though everyone I talk to has some period in their past that they aren’t proud of, or when they...
    CallipygianVenus CallipygianVenus 21-25, F 28 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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    The struggle is always there.

    My struggle has gotten a tiny bit better thanks to my bf but.... Day after day after day I still struggle and even though I fit into some clothes I didn't used to it's still hard getting dressed in the mornings. I got fat in all the wrong places and my boobs or *** isn't super...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I am overweight for my age,

    I know and I'm a somewhat confident person when I get in front of a crowd. But, behind closed doors it's different. Everything about me looks so awful. I change approximately 3-5 times in the morning because nothing looks good to me. People tell me I should just be happy with...
    cheyenne0 cheyenne0 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am almost 13. (Im turning 13 in a month

    or less) I weigh around 100-90 lbs or even 110 lbs. I hate my stomach and thighs. I joined a tennis team once and won an award but when I did, I got huge thighs which makes me look fat when I sit down. I then did swim the whole summer to prepare for water polo in school. I plan...
    omaxson42 omaxson42 13-15, F 8 Responses Sep 6

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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 24 Responses Apr 8

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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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    It's Taking Over My Life

    It really is. There are times I'm just so uncomfortable and disgusted with my appearance that I have to change my clothes and I end up looking like a nun. It gets to the point where I literally feel sick to my stomach when I look in the mirror. When I actually get the courage to...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx 70+ 16 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    Tonight i was looking through old pictures of

    myself and thinking how skinny i was in them. .. but when i took the picture i thought i was way ugly and fat. I've never been pleased with how i look. I'm going to try losing weight again. Stuck in this endless circle of hating myself.
    lrbonneaux lrbonneaux 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    Waxing And Waning

    Sometimes, in certian light, certian mirrors, if my mind and soul are in a good place, I can be happy within my own skin. Then I'll turn and the light has changed or I'll catch a glimpse of myself in a way that just destroys my prior self-confidence. I like to think I have a...
    msdamgoode msdamgoode 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    I am so ******* fat!!

    I can't stand this anymore! I'm a ******* whale!! Why can't I just ******* be skinny!! That is all I freaking want! Pleasssee!!! ;-;
    GabriellaFae GabriellaFae 13-15, F 9 Responses Sep 1

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    The other night, a woman other

    than my wife told me that I was an attractive guy. A few months ago at a concert I went to alone, a woman started speaking with me and told me that I was adorable. When she asked and I answered that I was married, she said "figures... The good ones are always taken." I...
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 23

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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 more I don't know I hate checking my weight). I struggled for perfection because I want to please my mom but she has to understand stand that I...
    Brogann Brogann 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 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....
    GabriellaFae GabriellaFae 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 13

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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 3 Responses May 27

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    HoneyyBoooo HoneyyBoooo 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I need to lose weight I can't take this stupid

    fat body. I need to loose as much weight as possible.
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    I'm 5"8 and weigh 124 pounds at the moment.

    .. For years, I never really considered my weight or body image, but my brother started calling me fat and for some reason it really started to bother me. Over the past year and a half, I've been up and down with my eating habits, ranging from full-on binge eating one week, to...
    starvingshadows starvingshadows 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 13

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    Living In The Past

    I wish I knew how to let go of the past. I once was "that girl"...the pretty one that got all the boy's attention, the girl who went to the gym on a regular basis could wear anything and look great! I have now realized that I never really loved myself, only the attention I got...
    nettyg nettyg 36-40, F 16 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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    Loose Gravel kicked up

    and down the throat of the mountain. Big britches to fill she sings to herself, as she digs down with her bony fingers into the craggy wall of self discovery. If you were the judgmental condor looking down on her- circling at ridiculous heights- you might identify her as a fast...
    faintking faintking 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 28

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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 16-17, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am getting surgery soon And I need to lose

    weight. I always lose 20lbs but then I gain it all back. I don't know why but I can't go past 20lbs cause I always end up gaining it back. I hate it.
    somegirl147 somegirl147 13-15, F 20 hrs ago

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    I am a size 0 and almost 3 years ago I was a

    size 14/16. It is such a struggle staying at this weight, knowing/feeling that everyone is just waiting for me to pack it back on.
    wonderwalls wonderwalls 41-45, F 11 Responses Feb 17

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    My Body

    I have not been able to embrace my body image in a positive way. I always look at the bad things about my body and I become very self concious. I used to have a very toned body and I was much more comfortable with myself. Now, as I have gotten older I have gained weight and kinda...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 11 Responses Sep 12, 2007

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    I am strongly against anorexia

    and bulimia. I also hate when people only care about the size of their boobs or butt. When stick thin people call themselves fat just so they can be called skinny. When everyone shows off their thigh gap. I am not 100% satisfied with my body. I am not fat in the slightest, but...
    iiCHARLIii iiCHARLIii 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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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 33 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    I can't stand being so thin

    but I hate myself if I'm any heavier.
    SimpleShares SimpleShares 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I hate the way i look.

    I had a growth spurt and got too tall and huge. Im even taller than my mom and all of my fave clothes dont fit anymore. I feel like a fat cow.
    munchkinallie munchkinallie 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    Trying To Be Anorexic

    I've tried being anorexic. I did research on how and when to eat. What I should eat when it came to that point, if I was aloud to eat. How to throw up the food and etc.I was 5'3 weighing 140 lbs. I would end up starving myself for 24 hours then eating. Sometimes even past 24...
    KayKay12497 KayKay12497 13-15, F 7 Responses May 20, 2012

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    stars90 stars90 22-25 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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 anyone thinks.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F Sep 13

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    I think Healthy is Beautiful A lot of people

    say, "skinny is beautiful." and others object saying, "Curvy girls are much more better." However, out of all these preferences of how our bodies should look like I have found that the best beauty our bodies can achieve is actually the healthy one. Being below your right weight...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    Never Ending Battle

    I will always have this fight going on with myself. I just can't overcome the thoughts and feelings I have about myself. It doesn't help to hear people's thoughts about what I look like (so please don't comment). It doesn't help that I look at myself on purpose...objectively...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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    I used to have anorexia Nervosa

    and a form of bulimia Nervosa for 7 years. I still struggle with body image issues but I'm better. I sometimes catch myself looking in the mirror and begin to obsess over my imperfections but then I remember who I used to be and look away. Some days are better than others, but...
    WhyDoesLifeSuck WhyDoesLifeSuck 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I really hate my body,

    like can't look in the mirror hate it.
    Rebeccaej Rebeccaej 16-17, F 12 Responses Jan 10

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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 15 Responses Apr 3

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    Im hungry but I don't want to eat.

    Just by eating a piece of bread After I ate something is a big difference for me like a big one and I eat a little cause I think I'm gonna be fat.
    greenmonsterboi greenmonsterboi 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 23

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    People generally assume

    that girls are the only ones with body image problems, but guys are too.All of society is bombarded with images of perfection that acts like a disease on all of us, especially the youth. In conjunction with things like being bullied or teased for for our "imperfections", life...
    TheUndying TheUndying 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I'm told by my boyfriend constantly

    that I'm beautiful and others tell me I look great, but I don't feel that I am or do.
    littlebitty1 littlebitty1 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was reading this nonsensical manhua

    until I came across this certain confrontation. It goes something like this: Guy A: You can't hit on [Girl A], she's mine. Guy B: Why is [Girl A] yours? Is she a thing? Guy A: As I thought. You like her right? You still like her after seeing her fat, huh? (This part gave me...
    baconette baconette 18-21 Sep 21

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    Ik not the most flattering image

    but for once my face doesn't look too round:)
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 11

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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 tell you otherwise I am 240 but I don't look like It I am happy with the way I am but not my weight I run everyday outside for 30 minutes and I play...
    TimePrincess TimePrincess 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 13

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