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    Does anyone else struggle with this?


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    Yes.. I'm obsessed with my appearance. I'm not going to say anymore about that, though. It sucks.. I just want to be free.

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    I'm forcing myself to exercise every day and do yoga. Most of the time when I get home, however, I just want to collapse in front of the tv and shut down my brain. It takes a lot of will power to get off my butt and on the treadmill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21% View Post
    I'm forcing myself to exercise every day and do yoga. Most of the time when I get home, however, I just want to collapse in front of the tv and shut down my brain. It takes a lot of will power to get off my butt and on the treadmill.
    I find dance music gets my feet going without having to force myself.

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    You are not alone.

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    some days i feel obese other days i just feel fat other days i feel like i'm the hottest thing on earth
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    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    I wouldn't say that I obsess about my body as I am sometimes oblivious to it, but I have never felt good about it or like showing it off. Objectively I don't think there is anything wrong with me except I used to be too skinny. Now that I'm a little older I can't get my tummy flat and sometimes my medication make me poof up a bit, so I feel upset about that.

    I read an interesting book about body dysmorphic disorder in which individuals become obsessed with specific body parts being wrong. I actually have come to think that rejection of one's body, or an individual body part is driven by social rejection. When we do not have a healthy sense of our place in the world socially, we can attempt to gain control of it by internalizing it to the individual level and reject parts of ourselves. It's just a theory, but at any rate I think it has more to do with feelings of rejection which we internalize and try to control.

    People who feel this way (I know from experience) need lots of hugs, special yummy dinners, warm baths, the smell of lilacs, and every wonderful sensation possible in their physical selves.
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    In spite of the fact that I'm 80 lbs. overweight, I still think I more often feel okay about how I look. It, of course, was not always this way, and sometimes still isn't. I go through obsessive periods. My boyfriend has really helped me in this way, I think. He makes me feel beautiful, and as cheesy and cliché and stupid as it sounds, I definitely have noticed more male attention the more confident I feel. More men approach me now than they did when I was a normal weight. I know that's not really a good place to get your body-confidence, but it is really cool to see how the EFFECTS of it affect others and how they see me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    some days i feel obese other days i just feel fat other days i feel like i'm the hottest thing on earth
    This statement made my day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    I find dance music gets my feet going without having to force myself.
    With dance music I usually just end up jumping around and not working out the muscles I need to
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