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I Struggle With My Body Image

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 25,191 People

    I look at myself every day

    and I hate what I look like! I don't even want my boyfriend to look at me because I think it will put him off me! I exercise 6 days a week and eat really well but nothing seems to budge. I have been feeling worse about the way I look for the past 3 years but it is now getting...
    vickyn1990 vickyn1990 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really hate my body,

    like can't look in the mirror hate it.
    Rebeccaej Rebeccaej 16-17, F 10 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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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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    I'm 16 and I'm 6'2" ;

    and somewhere between 290 and 300 but here's the catch I'm not all fat yes I have some but I also have muscle and im pretty dang strong that's why I play rugby and American football (starting again this year). Why do people automatically want to call me morbidly obese and fat...
    thatyoungmetalhead thatyoungmetalhead 13-15, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I think my mum who doesn't sound like my real

    mum really hate me ... It is a long story but since I existed I feel rejected by her and the way she talks to me and treat me shows that she hates me ... I'm really fed up with being hated and rejected from the person who must love you the most ... I'm very convinced that she...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    Maurchell3 Maurchell3 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    My mom is a very large woman,

    and becoming anything like her scares the hell out of me. (not just her size but her in general) 2 years ago I realized I was 200 pounds. I freaked out and started dieting and exercising. since then I've lost 50 lbs, and I'm told by many that I look really good and they can see...
    millerandm1 millerandm1 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days 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 9 Responses Feb 17, 2014

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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 5 Responses Jul 13, 2014

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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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    Yes, I am overweight

    because of it i was often teased and bullied by others. at that time i was drowning in fear and self pity that hinder me to enjoy life. so i changed my way of thinking. accepted my current state and focused on ways to improve myself. after a year i lost a some weight and became...
    Cahx2 Cahx2 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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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 don't like my nose is has a bump on the top

    buts its OK it could be worse I thank God for want I have.
    Whyicry Whyicry 13-15, M Apr 5

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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 5 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    I hate the body that I am stuck in.

    I am an emotional eater. I eat certain foods like peanut butter obessively. I want so much to lose weight so I don't let my thoughts everyday to be consumed by being overweight and feeling unattractive. I have refused to buy any new clothes convincing myself that I'm gonna wait...
    rm411 rm411 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I am anorexic and bulimic I have been sense I

    was 10 I am also clinically depressed have problems with drug and alcohol use and also have problems with self harm
    pinapls pinapls 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 8

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    TaylorL1315 TaylorL1315 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I'm way to small for my age :( I'm 13

    and the same size as my 9 year old sister, and she's pretty small to
    HeyHay15 HeyHay15 13-15, F 8 Responses Apr 14

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    For many years I just do not know

    where to go ...everywhere I go I feel I'm rejected and persecuted and shunned by everyone .... I just do not know where to go ... At the moment I'm locked up in mental hospital for unknown reasons ...even though many psychiatrist have made statements about my mental health that...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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 18-21, F 28 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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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 49 Responses Jan 18

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    When ever I look in the mirror I think "you

    chubby bastard! Tone up!" :(
    scottdominic94 scottdominic94 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 13

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    Until pals push. By saying me cute.

    Regardless of what me thinks.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    is it possible for someone to love you,

    for you. I feel like I keep changing and idk what to do. should I do what I wanna do?
    gizmolover101 gizmolover101 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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 21 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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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 9 Responses Apr 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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    Everyone sees me as beautiful

    or cute or even sexy but when I look in the mirror I see the opposite. I have always felt those way why? I don't no. Why can't I see what everyone else sees?
    ImMyMastersProperty ImMyMastersProperty 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    QUESTION for society.

    MEN: which body image do you prefer? LADIES: which body image do you wish to have??
    itsNiaJae itsNiaJae 18-21, F 83 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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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    I'm posting this to share my accomplishment.

    I'm finally starting to love my body!
    emgal emgal 16-17, F 11 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    My belly is huge and my thighs are chubby.

    I feel so miserable about myself sometimes and my ex didnt help with that at all by even saying how unattractive i was.
    shazzarr shazzarr 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 25

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    i cant eat more that one small meal a day

    without being worried about my body
    wantthistoend wantthistoend 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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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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    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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    Hopeful4meyet Hopeful4meyet 41-45, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    i need to loose weight i am

    so unhappy with myself ...
    flyflyaway87 flyflyaway87 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm thick I have a big chest

    and thick thighs and a tummy sometimes I don't mind it but when all your friends are extremely skinny it feels weird. they say that they want my body but I just wish for theirs... I guess its just because I'm used to having this type of body and never been classically skinny or...
    ButterKnuckles123 ButterKnuckles123 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 12

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    I work out everyday to keep a nice body,

    but I have acne, especially when I'm stressed! I hate it!
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am 12 years old and in sixth grade.

    I am 5'3. I weigh 130 pounds. I have big legs. I have short fat fingers. It slows me down.
    boraroberts boraroberts 70+, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    No matter what I do, I can't bring myself to

    like what I see in the mirror. Looking at myself brings me to tears. I just want to love myself, but how can I when I'm disgusted by everything about me?
    krysssj krysssj 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm 5'10" and weigh 115 lbs.

    people always tell me I could be a model, but I hate it, people is tell me that I need to eat more. I eat all the time! It drives me crazy! I just don't want to do anymore.…
    abbilauren abbilauren 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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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 70+, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I started gaining weight around 2012.

    I know I was not really eating healthy but I thought it was just because of the birth control I was taking before and lack of exercise. I ditched the birth control for more than a year now but I am still having trouble losing what I gained. Tried exercising, tried every...
    DaydreamDarling DaydreamDarling 26-30, F 6 days ago

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