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I Want to Be Happy With My Body

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21 1 Response Nov 10, 2012

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    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 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 6, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    Unhappy.

    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 21-25, F 3 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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    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 46-50 Aug 31, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...
    cynthiaelizabeth cynthiaelizabeth 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 2, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    Well...

    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 26-30 Sep 21, 2011

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    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

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    Someday

    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

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    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

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    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 22-25 Oct 3, 2011

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    I am happy with myself, even if they are many things which I want to improve, to me, improvement starts with being happy now and cultivating an overflow of self-love. Two articles...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M Jul 5

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    Please encourage me, help me, I need some tips. I'm a teenage guy and want a Toned Body. How can I Lose Fat without using any gym equipment.
    JancenDC98 JancenDC98 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    Tell me your stories about how you got clean, & stayed happy without the use of drugs. I'm afraid I will always need something to get by. "Addiction is a disease, but the cure is a...
    SubliminalQs SubliminalQs 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I would be happy with myself once I get to 200 ibs.
    BigBeautifulGurl BigBeautifulGurl 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    My husband and I have been married for 2 years now. We have a 1 year old son. I am a stay at home wife/mom, 22 years old..... I am not happy with my husband and i's...
    S9402045 S9402045 22-25, F Jul 13

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    Any girl want this with a big guy ?
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Well, when I was in 5th grade I really didn't give a **** about my weight or how I looked. I was a 280 pound blonde haired blue eyed happy girly girl, then I got my first period...
    xXBroodDemureXx xXBroodDemureXx 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    sweet dream holding me with soft cloud arms, its grip so tight i can't move…but its alright. i can't breathe…but its ok. I'm floating…and my body is numb…but this is where...
    ADRASTEIA ADRASTEIA 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Almost every news paper and TV news seems to look like some action movie. People dying, rape, murder, crime, bla bla bla. There is some reality to that, but its not the only one. I...
    slipdasystem slipdasystem 18-21, M Jul 11

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    Tonight my youngest son, tells me that they meaning, my two Young boys, my ex wife, her boyfriend and her parents swam all naked this weekend. I am not happy. maybe it is just me...
    jaml jaml 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 14

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    Unlike a lot of people on ep I'm happy👌
    yourbestnig yourbestnig 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Are feedees afraid of get diabetes or are they okay with it?
    Inkgem107 Inkgem107 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I'm like 15 and currently 290 pounds and I eat a lot of food all the time ever since I was like 9 I are whole pizzas. I want to gain lots of weight till I'm so big I can barley...
    Gainerguy Gainerguy 16-17 1 Response Jul 15

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    I'm so emotionally n physically f'ing hurting! I fantasize of laying on a beach with a needle full of heroin. Never tried it...
    78nikki 78nikki 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    He's def. not a sociopath but my husband is devoid of any type of genuine emotion. It's like he's learned what SHOULD be an appropriate emotion to be feeling and pretends that he...
    hotdamndame hotdamndame 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I've always had issues with my weight, always felt fat and wished i were skinnier. But when i finally felt i was coping with it well I gained 15 pounds in 7 months.
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F Jul 10

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    I don't know how long I'm battling it, because I never really saw my life as something that matters. I gave life a shot to be more of a person by talking and trying to do things...
    RedUnderground RedUnderground 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I want one so bad how hard can It bs
    DreamGuy2165 DreamGuy2165 16-17, M Jun 28

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    I do, I need the affection, the attention, the enjoyment of sharing everything with a good friend.
    PanTex PanTex 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    It'll feel so good when I do. : )
    thescaredshadow thescaredshadow 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    hi i m jyo from india searching good friend from any where
    sjaya sjaya 31-35 Jun 26

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    it is going good lately I thank god for that
    BrookeDuchanne16 BrookeDuchanne16 16-17, F Jun 27

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    Life is Fair Because it's Unfair, To everyone!
    Chocolate29 Chocolate29 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Why should I not be? 😂😂😂😂😂
    flyoffsomewhere flyoffsomewhere 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Christy Mack tho.......👌👌👌😍😍
    HiiiPower HiiiPower 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    I use to be such a depressed person but i found my inner happiness and i love life now. I'm so blessed to have my family and friends who are always there for me and my wonderful bf...
    sweetlikesuga sweetlikesuga 26-30, F Jul 7