Self Image

Canada
July 1, 2007 3:54pm CST
What is your self image like? Do you think your pretty? ugly? fat? Do guys or girls check you out? Or do they yell rude things out their vehicle window at you? I have a problem... my friends and family tell me I'm pretty but I don't believe them and no wonder! People are constantly looking at me with disgust and calling me fat or ugly... I was waiting at a bus stop once and this car of guys drives by and they yell at me to go to Jenny Craig! So I was wondering who else faces this
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1 Jul 07
i dont really are about my self image...i mean...i dont go around looking like a tramp, but i just dont care of what people think. i hate people that will draw attention to themselves by looking like a whor3 or making a show of themselves
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1 Jul 07
The funny thing is that those kind of people have about no brain but feel better and smarter than anyone else. I work with such a specimen :/ (yes, feel free to pity me)
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1 Jul 07
I have pretty mixed reactions from strangers myself. I've never been a small woman really, and it seems like there are some people who think I am very sexy and others who tell me to lose weight. It's frustrating because even when my weight is within what my doctor recommends, there are still people who feel they can complain about it. I think if the people who care about you tell you that you are pretty, you should believe them. Besides, whose opinion matters anyway? If some jerk on the street is rude to you, how much is that really going to affect your life unless you let it?
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• Canada
1 Jul 07
Its just that its been my whole life and the general thoughts of almost everyone
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1 Jul 07
*nods* It can be a very hard thing to deal with. I wasn't trying to trivialize your problem or anything, believe me. When I was young my grandmother used to stand me in front of a mirror in my underwear pinching me and screaming at me for every bit of fat, even when the doctor was saying I didn't need to lose weight. So I have my share of bad programming and unhealthy attitudes about my body! I can't say I'm completely over them either... there are days when I really get bummed out over my body style, or my acne, or other things that I can't really seem to do anything about, no matter what I try. But ultimately it's come down to not letting those concerns take over my life for me.
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• Canada
1 Jul 07
I could never understand family who did that to children it really sickens me and I know you weren't trivializing my problem.
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@munhozmib (3857)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
2 Jul 07
I think I'm ugly, but not fat. I'm ugly, actually. At least, I were. Now, some people are looking to me in a different way, because I am changing, but I am still ugly, I think. No one said I'm beautiful... Only two people. My mother said it about once or twice, but she doesn't count.
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1 Jul 07
I can't say people are turning their heads after me, but maybe it's because of how I dress. I used to have an obsesion that I am fat and ugly (don't really know how I got it) and started starving myself. I wasn't eating anything for days. And that caused me a lot. And now... I really don't care. I like what I see in the mirror and as long as I am happy with myself I kind of don't care about what other people think.
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