I Want to Be Happy With My Body

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 769 People

    Trying To Help Others And Help In Return Worth A Try.

    Hey I'm a single mother of two boys I've been struggling living paycheck to paycheck. I get food stamps to help with our life financially, Well i heard about the 90 day challenge from a wrestler in my community and the team I'm on are great I got to meet people and trying to go...
    Cheliz2420 Cheliz2420
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 21, 2012

    It's partially why I abuse it.

    I have hated just about everything about my body so I cut it to punish myself and my body but that only makes me hate it more
    rosenew rosenew
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2014

    I Just Want To Be Happy

    All my life probably after the 2nd grade, I've been overweight, and of course you get teased for that when you're in school. Especially in high school, that becomes your identity. I was 18 years old and decided to lose my weight, and did so successfully, I went from 265lbs to...
    beserker beserker
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2010

    How Can I Learn To Be Happy With The Way I Look

    I've never had body issues, never owned a scale, never exercised and I've always been pretty much thin built. I am 5'4 and 114 pds. After I had my daughter in 2007 everything was fine until about almost a yr then I started exercising and dieting to lose the weight. I went from 14...
    Girl011985 Girl011985
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2010

    I Would Love To Be At Ease

    I'd love to see life as me, but it feels like everyone around me is viewing me like someone I'm not. I don't know why I feel like this. I don't feel comfortable in my own body. There are some things I want to change, but I don't know where to start. And I just hope people will...
    Clemontone221 Clemontone221
    18-21, F
    Oct 16, 2012

    I Want All Women to Be Happy With Their Bodies...

    I am: 5'8" I have brunette hair Brown eyes Nice teeth Full lips 38D though not as perky as they once were Thick hips A donkey booty :-) Thick legs Nice feet too And while having all of these things that aren't so bad, I...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Apr 6, 2009
    ownfrnchseplaya ownfrnchseplaya
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2014

    I am learning to STOP resisting "what is" about

    my body....because of shame which is me accepting someone else's view of me..or their ****** up behavior to mean something about me..I believed a lie that my body wasn't ok..I call bullshit. .and am loving myself with RADICAL SELF LOVE...which means I check in to the inner part...
    dhanadevereaux dhanadevereaux
    Nov 4, 2014

    I am 22 year old female 5'4" 45kg/100lbs,

    I have barely A cup boobs, cellulite all over my bum and legs since I hit puberty , which is getting worse with my age , I haven't been to the beach since I was 10 because I hate my body for over 10 years now, my intimate relationships are failing because I refuse to let my bf...
    MissLizy MissLizy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2015

    Should Accept

    I'm 21 years old and I just had my son 3 months ago. I've always had thick legs, but they used to be muscle. I've lost everything that was toned and even though I pretty much look the same size, my weight is definitely not the same and it eats away at me. And now I have stretch...
    AznGirl370 AznGirl370
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2012

    Happy With My Body

    Happy with my body,That's it,What I want,When I'm finished here,I'm gonna work on it!
    storywriter2 storywriter2
    Aug 31, 2012

    Making the Difference

    I`m doing all the things I should be doing, some of the weight is starting to come off, and I`m being so much kinder to myself. I know I`ll never be a size 8, but thats ok. Just so long as I`m healthy, a nice shape and I`m feeling good. Just making the effort is making it so...
    fullfigureozchick fullfigureozchick
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2009

    Happy? ):

    Ive always struggled with my weight. My mom would male me feel horrible for wanting to eat my whole sandwich at lunch. I went tbru a crazy divorce-lets fight over the kids but they really dont care type thing. I was 180 in high school. Have had a few crazy years after. I just...
    beautifuul23 beautifuul23
    Oct 3, 2011

    Hello there! I work for a production company

    and we are currently casting for MTV’s True Life: I Hate My Butt. I found this website and thought it’d be a good way to find women who are unhappy with their bodies and want smaller curves (specifically butts). If you fit this description and are interested, please e-mail...
    N1C0L3 N1C0L3
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2014

    I never am.... even when I lost a lot of weight

    from a dramatic experience. I gained it all back when my life got normal again. My body image in my brain is warped. I thing mainstream media has had a lot to do with that. I really just want to be healthy but look hot and feel good about ME. I bet I speak for a lot of people...
    Iyaha Iyaha
    56-60, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    I've got the curves which is good.

    But I'm a tad chubby. Oh well. It could be worse
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2015

    its just never ok..can I fit myself to be of

    maximum service to god and others no matter what? yes I can
    dhanadevereaux dhanadevereaux
    1 Response Nov 30, 2014

    Ought To

    I'd like to be happy with my body, but when you're fat it's kind of hard, ya' know? And that's why I gotta keep my weight under control. That and a positive mentality ought to do the trick.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    4 Responses Nov 2, 2010


    I haven't always hated my body, but having a baby and gaining 60 pounds when you were already trying to lose 20, has changed that.  I might have had tiny issues with my body before that, but not to the point where I hated how I looked.  I have lost the 60...
    J21883 J21883
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Mar 10, 2009

    My Body, Undesirable

    I love men. They are amazing. Why am I saying this here though? Most women seem to love men. But I doubt any woman would want to step into his shoes for her lifetime. No, no woman would want that. I admit, people have given me compliments on my looks before, people say I'm...
    BloodRedShadow BloodRedShadow
    Nov 10, 2012

    I Know How.....

    all i have to do is change my mind set. keep my uk size 8, us size 6 body, and change how i see it.       but that would be giving in. so instead i will strive to lose another 40lbs. until im a size 0. and even then i wont be happy.       i...
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2009

    Somewhere the Choice Was Made...

    I can no longer remember the day life changed for me.  I have always had body image issues.  Mine led to life with anorexia nervosa.  And, the point in that, is that no matter how thin you are, how little you weigh, you are never thin enough, never light enough...
    skinnybitch skinnybitch
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 10, 2009

    Im Trying

    Being happy with my body is something id love to achive, i know its not something tht i can just do because i want to and that it will take time and acctully getting off my butt n doin something, but i want to try
    sammy120 sammy120
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 30, 2008

    I wear big clothes because I hate to show my

    body. I hate to show my arms because I have stretch marks on them. I have had boys ask me out but I turned them down because My self-esteem is very low. I hate that I am this size , I keep telling myself , " I'm gonna lose weight" but I just forget about it and keep eating. I...
    Acox2013 Acox2013
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2014

    It'S Not Me

    Somewhere in my youngest years, I was maybe around five or six years old, I realised that something not only "wasn't right" but was outright terribly wrong. I knew what it was then, and I still know it, and to some extent, I just ignore it most days.  But some days, and some of...
    noviante noviante
    26-30, M
    Mar 29, 2013

    Are You Planning To Change Your Body?

    Are you planning to change your body? Would you like to share your story? My name's Sarah and I work for a leading UK production company, and we're looking for young people aged 16-25 who are unhappy with some aspect of their appearance and are planning to make a change – for...
    Sarahhar Sarahhar
    26-30, F
    Mar 13, 2012

    Fat And Lazy

    I don't buy into the "big is beautiful" movement. It's a sham. I am clinically obese. Let that be the first fact stated in my explanation. The second? Those of us who are overweight? We're not healthy. It doesn't matter how or why I got this way. Teaching me to love my body...
    SpaventosoSorridere SpaventosoSorridere
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2011

    I've Been Trying.

    In the last couple of years, I have moved a couple steps ahead. I went from HATING my body and obsessing over it, to not thinking much of it. Thats a step. Now the next step is to accept my body the way it is, and be happy looking in the mirror naked. I do not want to be ashamed...
    WinterPrincess21 WinterPrincess21
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2009


    I really don't have anything to complain about. There's nothing wrong with the way I look. However, sometimes I have a hard time feeling comfortable in my own skin. Some days I look in the mirror and think to myself "is that really me?" It's hard to explain. I'm not looking for...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 21, 2011

    My Chest Area

    its really hard to explain but i have 2 different sized boobs and its really gross to me, my insurance has turned down reconstructive surgery saying its not a big deal well how would you feel if you were afraid to take your shirt off and get nude when you have a lop sided chest...
    herzighart herzighart
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2009

    Have I Ever?

    I remember being 6 years old and finding fault in my body. I wanted parts of it to disappear - I was simply too much. My negative body image quickly transformed into odd eating habits when I was 11, then a full-blown eating disorder by the time I was 14, and at 17, doctors...
    lettingitgo89 lettingitgo89
    18-21, F
    Jul 14, 2009


    I'm very unhappy with my body. I think I'm fat. and, I don't see what my boyfriend or anyone else sees in me. I'm 5'1, 102 lbs, Brown hair, and I have amazing blue eyes. I used to have so much self confidence, and, be overly conceited. But now, I have none of that. I lost it...
    amandaerin amandaerin
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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    ExploreroftheUnknown ExploreroftheUnknown
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    reasons I have to be happy: even though i am crying alone at night, over possible lost love and miscommunication I am happy. hurting means i am alive. I can feel. that it's alright...
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    I possess my own boobs without having any silicone implant surgery. I love, enjoy, and am very happy with my busty boobs and how they fit very well on my chest. My breast size is...
    southernnudistlifestyle southernnudistlifestyle
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    4 Responses Apr 18
    Hello to my dear friends. It's been awhile since I have posted and I just can't wait to tell you how happy I am now. I am over all the hurt from my past experience and have taken...
    Linley242 Linley242
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    1 Response Apr 18
    I want to be happy. I'm going to start with a smile.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 18
    great..tumko hug karne ka baat pe bhi chhid hua..I don't know if there is anything about me that u accept..i don't know if there is any way by which u will ever be better...kaise...
    BrokenSB BrokenSB
    22-25, F
    Apr 15
    I really love kids. But I'm struggle with depression and anxiety too. I have some goals in life, and children would make me change those goals. I have really never felt an urgent...
    realcomplicated realcomplicated
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    I love the effect this has had on my girlfriend. She used to be stick-thin and 105 lbs. But then her and I started going out to eat all the time, buying more snacks to eat around...
    sterlingredjack sterlingredjack
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