I hate negative body image

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1104 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Easier said than done but I’ll say it anyway: Stop It. If you can’t stop it, reduce it. These are negative self-talk behvaiors that you can fix. Yes, I agree it is probably caused or exacerbated by media and our obsession with perfect female bodies that do not exist. So tell yourself that…they do not exist. Use your loved ones as support who love you for who you are just like you are. If I have a day I feel worse about myself, I use FI as a support not someone to hide my body or feelings from.

Also, remember it is all relative. I remember thinking I was fat and obsessed over my weight in high school. Since then, about 10 years ago, I’ve probably gained about 20 lbs. Now I realize my former self was skinny and now I’m probably healthy/curvy. So all that was a waste. 

I try to stay healthy by eating well and working out. This is for a focus on health, not weight loss. This makes me feel happier and I feel better about myself by being healthy.

Hope any of this helps!

Post # 4
182 posts
Blushing bee

I struggled with my weight alot as a teen, I lost alot the summer before college and felt really awesome about myself, then I got into an abusive relationship and my 5’5″ frame topped a scale of >200 … I’ve since lost that weight, I have days where I feel great, others where I feel like I’ve destroyed my body forever. There are times I look in the mirror and think I look good, there are times when I look in the mirror and then go cry in my closet because I hate what I see. I’m not overweight, I don’t have reason to feel this way, instead I should feel proud of how far I’ve come. It’s hard to get rid of that. I often question if what I see in the mirror is what other people see. Like does my mind function as a fat mirror and that’s all I see? I kind of hate it when people say “wow you look SO good” cause in my mind I’m like “dude, I have so much farther to go, I look ridic.” It’s hard to get rid of negative body image. I see young girls who are skinny call girls fat who aren’t really and my heart aches. I see girls who are severely overweight at such young ages and are so depressed about it. Alot of time I wish kids would understand that “skinny” is not always “healthy”, and maybe what they consider “fat” is actually the look of a healthy person who is fit and eats a healthy diet. Basically, society has screwed us? ….. Kidding, kinda.

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