(Closed) Ever go through periods where you're just uncomfortable with yourself?

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Post # 3
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

YES!!!  For bloating drink more water and try Gas X.  Mentally…just try to think positive.  You’re not alone, though!  =)

Post # 4
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Canal St Inn

Every. Damned. Day.

You’re so not alone. And try to remember that a lot of that is self-consiousness, and that no one will see all of the flaws you see. They’ll be too busy oohing and aaahing over the food spread. Hope you feel better and have a nice time meeting his family!

Post # 5
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@pokie45:  Yes, I go thru it allot. I am currently 80 lbs over weight and hate looking at myself in the mirror. 

Post # 6
815 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I totally have those days!!  My poor Fiance has had to deal with waiting for multiple outfit changes & what I call “fat fits” over the years.  He’s so patient and has really learned how to say the right thing.  The first few years he was terrible at it.  Once I asked how I looked and he said “You look really cool, you look like a pirate!” It was not Halloween!!  And he had no idea whey I was upset.

But I find that even though it doesn’t really change how I look in the moment, I always feel better when I exercise before I go somewhere I’m nervous about even if I just get 20 or 30 minutes in.  I run through so many thoughts in my head when I’m getting ready to go to a social event like that, and then I have to remember that pretty much every time I get to the event, I have a great time, and no one else is really concerned about my hair or about me being bloated.   And I waste so much time worrying!!

I hope you feel better about it soon & that you have a great time once you get there!

Post # 7
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride\'s residence

I do, for sure. I’ve gained some weight and I can feel it just sitting on my body. And I desperately need a haircut!

I find if I take a bit of extra time to do things that make me feel better — wearing my favourite mascara, finding a nice pair of pants to wear, whatever — that it makes a decent difference.

Post # 8
788 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Aww! Totally have been there! This is going to sound funny, but the days right before I get my eyebrows threaded (especially if i’ve waited just a bit too long), I actually feel like a manly hairball. I agree with PP about thinking positively – and what also helps me is getting in some sort of heart-pumping cardio-like activity. It releases those happy hormones that make me feel less like jumping out of a window.

Post # 9
2780 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yep, My hair is due for a trim and over due for a re-perm, so it never seems to want to cooperate anymore. I recently have started wearing glasses again because my eye doc doesn’t want me wearing contacts as often. If I’m feeling even a little bloated on top of that, it makes for a bad day.

Post # 10
10452 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Yep. I have bad hair weeks when my hair starts getting too long and heavy and the weight kills any body it might have. Then it’s time for a trim pronto!

Post # 11
8470 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh absolutely! Yesterday I had on 3 different pairs of jeans and 2 different shirts because I felt too uncomfortable. I got my pop belly back and I need to get rid of it! Going to the gym tomorrow! 

Post # 12
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

OMG yes!  I have weeks where no matter what, I can’t get to work without changing (and ironing) at least two outfits, I hate my hair and need my brows waxed.  Like others have said, a really hard, sweaty workout helps tremendously, oh and a good pair of Spanx 😉

Post # 13
4655 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Alllllll the time. I feel so bloated and gross right now and I’m trying to drink lots of water but it doesn’t help that I work in an elementary school where the heat is only on in offices and classrooms so it’s “don’t pee” or “freeze to death.”

I gained a couple pounds and Fiance doesn’t notice or so he says (I believe him) but I can’t stop googling liposuction ㅠ_ㅠ

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