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I Struggle With My Body Image

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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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    Ever since I elementary I remember never being

    truly comfortable in my skin. That's probably because anyone who got the chance reminded me of how ugly that I am, how I'll never be accepted in their "Groups". I'm that girl that gets skipped on Omegle. The one who can't relax because she's so worried that if she slips up...
    Holmesdown Holmesdown 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    Im completely ****** ,

    but as long as my ******* love me im cool
    vashty vashty 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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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 12 Responses Apr 28

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    im skinny fat. i go to the gym

    but I lose motivation
    jtymez4 jtymez4 26-30, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 22-25, F 119 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    I wish I was perfect,

    I wish I was skinny, I wish I was beautiful, I wish I had clear skin, I wish I could look like someone else other than me because when I look in the mirror I just want that reflection to be perfect.
    Elise96 Elise96 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 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 can relate to so many stories I've read on

    these pages. It is so difficult to go through life when you feel flawed, and "less than" other people, when you don't like the person you see in the mirror. My teenage years were an absolute nightmare. I went to an all-boy school where sport was a religion and everyone...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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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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    i have always been the bigger girl growing up

    and honestly im sick of it im 295 and i want to get down to 175
    kevinsmama614 kevinsmama614 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am my own worst critic.

    I nitpick everything to death. My eyebrows, hair, my teeth, smile, nose. If it's a part of me I've probably been dissatisfied with it at one point. It usually takes a lot for me to admit this to anyone but I have struggled with anorexia for a long time. It started back in my...
    FallingSun FallingSun 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I wish I could say that I'm done

    and be satisfied with myself but I know I'm far from it. I don't think I'll ever reach that moment when I say "it's done...all that hard work has paid off"
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    My nickname at school is

    either chubs or fluffy. Why do people think it's funny? It hurts.
    DEATH1o1 DEATH1o1 18-21, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I feel I'm too skinny

    but I can't gain any weight ..
    Janae430 Janae430 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've always struggled with this.

    Ever since I was younger. Kinda doesn't help when your boyfriend is so engulfed with being in the gym...
    SadhbhHarrington SadhbhHarrington 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I do, I don't like how I look at all.

    ...oh well guess ya can't help how you feel. :/
    Jwolf1342 Jwolf1342 18-21, M 2 Responses May 11

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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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    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 wish I was curvy with hips,

    bubble butt and big boobs..instead I'm trapped in this petite straight up and down boy body
    youreable youreable 26-30, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I've never felt good in my body

    and recently I've lost weight. I thought I would feel better in my body but I don't.
    HG6666 HG6666 18-21, F 12 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 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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    When I was 13 I weighed 197 pounds

    and I was only 5'5". I've struggled for so long with my weight. I lost 30 pounds before I turned 14 and I've slowly gained it back. I'm tired of striving to be slim and cut. It's so hard to keep up with society's standards. I know it sounds cliche but it truly is sick that...
    socalboy99 socalboy99 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    I have endometriosis

    and pcos. I am overweight and I struggle with everything in life. I am just always sad.
    mimiakito123 mimiakito123 18-21, F 3 Responses May 11

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    Finding this hard at the minute.

    I can see I've lost weight off of my face and legs but my tummy still looks the same to me and that's the place I need it to go the most. feel like I'm getting nowhere :(
    littlelib littlelib 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Oh the Struggle! I have been with hubs 13yrs.

    3 kids last one was born 6 months ago. Let's say being comfortable to long left me in a place of letting myself go. I became the people of Walmart. I just accepted the fact of accepting my self as the fat(200lbs 5ft6in) housewife and mother. I was comfortable being me. But I...
    kaigeshadowwalker kaigeshadowwalker 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 10, 2014

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    I just weighted myself

    and the number are making me feel horrible. I could cry.
    jeednorrozec jeednorrozec 13-15, F 8 Responses May 13

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    i wish we didnt go out to eat alot im trying to

    work on losing weight and we end up at mcdonalds ehhh
    kevinsmama614 kevinsmama614 26-30, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Just hit 31 and I'm hating the 30's

    so far!!! I have always been 130lbs or less, but now I'm at 160. I try and eat healthy, but sometimes I can't. For one thing I can't always afford the healthy food, and I'm always running around with the children to different sports. Don't really have time to work out. I've been...
    stang12920 stang12920 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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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    sarahliz5 sarahliz5 22-25, F 11 Responses May 10

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    i cant eat more that one small meal a day

    without being worried about my body
    wantthistoend wantthistoend 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    I gave in and contoured

    and highlighted my face...I still don't feel pretty tho 😔
    Sbear31 Sbear31 22-25, F 3 Responses May 10

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    L382 L382 22-25, T 4 Responses 1 day 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 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 50 Responses Jan 18

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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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    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 13 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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    I've been overweight

    since I was a kid. being over weight, I was bullied and made fun of. it gas completely killed my confidence, I haven't gone swimming or to the beach because I don't want to take my shirt of in front of other people. no matter how much I exercise or what diets I try I can't...
    Sal395 Sal395 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I used to be very fit

    when I was younger, I was always running and exercising and loved being active. I became depressed and found that eating mentally helped me for some reason and I gained close to 30 pounds, it's not a lot but I'm very short so you could definitely tell I was a bit chunky. After...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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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'm terrible with my self image.

    I pick apart every detail of myself. My skin, freckles, eyes, head shape. I've attempted suicide over things like this and this is the only place I feel comfortable talking about it
    PrimadonnaBoy PrimadonnaBoy 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Okay so I'm 16 and I run track.

    Im very insecure when I'm running because I'm sooooo skinny. My cousin is on my high school track team and she constantly points out I'm so skinny and in front of so many people and i get so embarrassed. I have no *** or boobs i hate it. I feel like i can't get guys because of...
    Anaa999 Anaa999 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 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 82 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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