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Imaginary813

770d

Been pretty down on myself about my appearance lately, I keep looking at old pictures of myself from when I was thin and had a nice body and I’m trying to come to terms with the fact that I will never look like that again. My brain keeps telling me it’s all downhill from here, you’re just going to keep getting older and uglier and fatter until you die. Now that I’m in my 30s I’m obese and still have acne even with prescription treatment and I know even if I lose weight I will still have the stretch marks and probably loose skin so it won’t be the same. I wonder how anyone could ever be physically attracted to me and constantly tell myself how disgusting I am. Then I beat myself up for being so insecure. Not sure how to phrase this as a question just wanna see if anyone can relate on some level. I know appearance isn’t t everything but it’s still something I used to take pride in. As I type this out I wonder if I’m grieving some kind of loss of who I thought I was or how I see myself. Not really sure how to adjust to the new me

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    • Imaginary813

      770d

      Thanks Kenneth. I see we have a few things in common. It’s nice to know you’re not alone. It’s interesting how I would never put other people down because of their weight but I do it to myself. Best of luck to you on your journey

    • wassef

      770d

      Yes, I have felt like that at times myself. Then I think to myself I have my arms and legs and I am not disfigured.

    • Imaginary813

      770d

      Thanks Kenneth. I see we have a few things in common. It’s nice to know you’re not alone. It’s interesting how I would never put other people down because of their weight but I do it to myself. Best of luck to you on your journey

    • Kenneth

      770d

      I don’t have any answers, but I feel you. I’ve really struggled with being overweight recently and have been putting myself down for it.

    • Imaginary813

      770d

      Thanks for the response I appreciate it 😊

    • Ignis

      770d

      I’m definitely there with you, but as someone who lived through anorexia, I promise loosing weight doesn’t make it better. Dear, you are not disgusting, you have a perfectly human body, it’s doing it’s best to care for you. The best advice I have is separate yourself from your body a bit. (Not disassociation lmao) look at your body as something that isn’t fundamentally you. When we struggle with self loathing it can be easy to deny kindness to something that is us. Look at your body the way you would a friend’s. You won’t hate it quite as much.

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