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I Want to Be Happy With My Body

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    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 56-60 Nov 4, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2014

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    ownfrnchseplaya ownfrnchseplaya 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

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    I am fat and unfit. And it is partly

    because I am a compulsive eater. And I hate it. I need help stopping. I don't want to be unhealthy anymore. I hate eating. I eat so much that I have become disgusted with myself. I have type 2 diabetes and am severely overweight, obese, at 251 pounds and only 17 years old. I eat...
    SeemsEverythingGoesWrongInLife SeemsEverythingGoesWrongInLife 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 70+, 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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    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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    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 56-60 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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    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

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    In the past I have of course said this. My first real relationship lasted for about 5 years. In that time of course one would say I love you and I would be happy with you and...
    VintageSparrow VintageSparrow 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So my name is Robert, I'm 25 and i currently work at Mcdonalds. But the thing is I want more out of life. I don't want to be working at McDonald's for the rest of my life. I have...
    happyguyrak08 happyguyrak08 22-25, M a week ago

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    a lotta things that bother me, I know God's given me a beautiful life and a lot to be happy about but well, you know.. the human nature, we're never satisfied! even I wish I had a...
    slytheringuy slytheringuy 16-17, M 6 Responses Apr 25

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    Right now I am not me. Yesterday I wasn't me. Last week. Last month. Last year. I was never me. I was, am, and will be what my parents want of me. What my family wants of me. But...
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15 Apr 27

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    People in movies just seem to know when someone likes them (because of the director + producer, obv), but we really don’t have that help in real life. I never can tell if someone...
    kearaa kearaa 13-15, F Apr 24

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    Many times when I've tried dating... Guys would say... "Oh. I didn't expect you to be bigger based on your pics." I've even heard a guy say "She's not as pretty as I expected." I...
    Ichizu Ichizu 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    my bf takes my breath away. I love how caring he is. As the time passes, I feel even closer to him. I was going to compare how things where with my ex;s but I won't. It's not about...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Apr 7

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    I don't know what's wrong with me. Everyone in my family or associated always comments on how skinny I am. I've lost a lot of weight over the past two years (in a healthy way), but...
    MermaidCurry MermaidCurry 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    It would be great to have a few women as friends that just wanted my hot load pumped into them :-)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    I want a friend with benefits so bad I don't like relationships at all they never work out for me !
    wetwildnfree wetwildnfree 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    About 10 years ago I had a couple of friends with benefits. We were all in the same situation and it worked great. We all knew each other and hangout together. Then my job moved...
    Mitchd630 Mitchd630 46-50, M Apr 20

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    Yes, FRIENDS with benefits. I would like very much to make some new friends that share my interests so we can all be ourselves. Life is much too short to keep hiding your needs...
    LostDragon LostDragon 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    OK, not "perfect perfect" but bigger breasts and *** would be nice! Also a flatter tummy would be appreciated too. LOL
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 14 Responses 4 days ago