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I Struggle With My Body Image

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    On one hand in totally okay with how I look.

    And then I see other girls who look better than me and I get insecure
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 23, 2015

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    I always wear a sweater

    because I hate people seeing my fat
    whoisadrianna whoisadrianna 13-15, F 11 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    I am currently only 4lb

    and 8oz overweight. Sounds big but it aint. I look good. Lost a stone in 3 months. Time to walk around the pub in front of my ex.
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    However, I have been working out

    and modifying my diet. As a result I have lost 5 pounds (down to 215) and feel a good amount more confident in myself. It is possible to change.
    Machina24 Machina24 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I don't get it why when I lose weight,

    I can lose weight and fat everywhere except my thighs. Ugh, it's so frustrating.
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have naturally big

    and slightly muscular thighs and I hate it... nowadays girls go to the gym to achieve that look...if my midriff was at least smaller , I could perhaps learn to live with my thighs and even like it..
    Barbee95 Barbee95 18-21, F 13 Responses a week 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 a stomach disorder

    that makes me unable to eat lots of fiber (fruits and veggies) and a spine injury that makes exercise damn near impossible. I try to eat as healthy as I can, but even though I only eat around 1300-1500 calories a day, my weight just increases while my confidence decreases... I...
    verymoofishy verymoofishy 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    it doesn't bother me to see girls with skinnier

    legs than me...but guys with skinnier legs.. makes me go ballistic. .why must nature be so unkind to women...
    Barbee95 Barbee95 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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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 118 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    i was once a beautiful child everyone had

    so much expectations from me, that i will grow up to be a beautiful woman.. And like every little girl in this world i too wished to grow up to be a beautiful girl that everyone likes but all my dreams shattered. As i turned 10 i got some health issues.. it stunted my growth i...
    shiningstar1997 shiningstar1997 18-21, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    ffiflon ffiflon 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 3, 2015

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    Although I'm not skinny I wouldn't qualify

    myself as "thick". I think I'm just fat and I can't stand to look in the mirror cause I see the same flaws. I've made changes.. Lost weight, gained weight, changed hair styles / colors and nothing helps. It's a constant battle.
    Courtneyraelove Courtneyraelove 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 5, 2015

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    I do its true. I have been bigger my whole

    life. Last few years it has made me pretty depressed. I finally did something about it. Decided to start working on and it made a noticable difference. I am hoping that I keep up the motivation it has give me to lose another 20-30 lbs. I would be at my goal. I am very...
    BearDownChicago BearDownChicago 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 11, 2015

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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 42 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    that one mirror in the house,

    that always makes you look ugly xD #bathroommirror
    Barbee95 Barbee95 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day 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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    Today I joined a 28 day fitness challenge

    through my gym. I am so excited about it. I love being able to shape and change my body and mind. It an awesome and powerful feeling.
    Mishu69 Mishu69 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 31

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    Sometimes i feel like I will ever look good

    enough to feel comfortable in my own skin.
    younglittledreamer younglittledreamer 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2015

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    Especially lately. Whenever somebody asks

    for a picture and I send it, I get the feeling they just tell me they like it because they like how much of a freak I am and they don't want me to stop talking to them. :( I really, REALLY wish I didn't have such a hard time accepting my body.
    KinkyKatelyn KinkyKatelyn 22-25, F 19 Responses Dec 31, 2015

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    how can you got time in to work out

    when you have a full time job, go to school full time, a little child, and a part time job
    tidal08 tidal08 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 3

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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 5 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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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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    Being good looking isn't

    that good you just get people trying to manipulate you and stalk you.
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 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 4 Responses Apr 8, 2015

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    Digging my new sweatpants,

    to do list: work more on my abs/chest.
    Valencia Valencia 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    I have a hump bigger

    than your house. The doctor said I need to go to swimming lessons and I'm terrified of water, and also, ill make exercise and become super strong and a ******* ugly giant monster that doesn't fit my personality. The only solution I have is the starve. I already starved myself...
    chaobredinthevil chaobredinthevil 31-35, T 3 Responses Jan 31

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    Hate it very much, but slowly making it better.

    Just wish it could happen 10x faster. Sometimes I feel like it's 5 steps backwards.. but I'll get there!
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 28, 2015

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    Yesterday, a sweet girl posted about how she

    had been conversing on here with a guy and when she sent him a full body shot of herself, he disappeared. It resonated with me and I just now have time to reply. And I can't find it! I want to encourage her! I want to tell her to tell him to **** off! He revealed his true...
    LivvyMonroe LivvyMonroe 36-40, F 5 Responses May 28, 2015

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    Since when is there a body

    that we should all look like. Why do we strive to be skinny? To have a thigh gap? It's quite ridiculous. You're born the way you are, why change that with surgery? There will always be someone who says you're not good enough, but the thing is, staying yourself will...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jul 27, 2015

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    Body image is something

    that promises everything and delivers nothing.
    BeautifullyBrokenAngel BeautifullyBrokenAngel 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 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 10 Responses May 24, 2015

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    Annawifeynxtdoor Annawifeynxtdoor 26-30, F 2 days ago

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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'm a fatty mcfatfat

    and I have a muffin top. But I still wear half shirts and I still wear shorts and tight jeans but I don't wear it outside
    PhatGirl1999 PhatGirl1999 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've known I was over weight my whole life.

    I'm 13 and about 217 pounds I used to be about 230 then I started eating less and I knew that wasn't the right way to do it but it helped. I am very self conscious and I've tried going to the gym with my mom but I'm scared of what other people think of me. Can anyone help me or...
    prisci3 prisci3 13-15, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    guess it wasn't meant to be.

    ..from all the cards I could have lost...I lost my gym membership card, but that subway card which I've had for ages that shared the same slot with the gym card is still there...-.-
    Barbee95 Barbee95 18-21, F Jan 30

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    Here's a before and after.

    I lost 53 pounds. It's not enough, going to get down to 130 and see how I feel.
    deleted deleted 26-30 34 Responses Aug 3, 2015

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    I've been judged of my body image all my life

    since first grade I was taller and slightly thicker then the rest of the kids in my class which was considered fat as I got older the pounds came on from stress of being a teenager going through puberty and all those things that teenagers hate in middle school I was always...
    PhatGirl1999 PhatGirl1999 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Similar to females who struggle with weight

    loss, I and some others struggle with weght gain too. I don't starve or fast myself, on the other hand, I stuff and stuff and stuff heaps of food and do not exercise, but in the end my metabolism keeps it back and all my effort just goes into the void. I've been uncomfortable...
    chrysm chrysm 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 14, 2015

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    I am 6'4" tall and I weigh 270lbs.

    not the most attractive thing to look at.
    Passedchances Passedchances 26-30, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    i have a certain type of acne

    that i get basically everywhere on my body but mostly my inner thighs and face cheeks, i go to doctors for meds but sometimes i just want to cut it all off. It sucks because i cant be like everyone else and wear shorts or bikinis bc of my acne. been struggling for 5 years now...
    xxxxg xxxxg 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I an suffering from a illness can't be cured

    and it makes my body moving difficulty articulations are painfull my face can have red points my hair are falling down I feel like I was 80 and I'm just 40 so I struggle every minute
    lyllou30 lyllou30 36-40, F 17 hrs ago

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    I'm an endomorph..*the struggle is

    real* that's basically the bodytype where you gain fat easily or muscle... so that's a lose-lose situation if you just want to be 'that-skinny-girl'...you're either fat or bulking with some weight training. are you an ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph?
    Barbee95 Barbee95 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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