Anyone else embarrassed to go to a spa because of being overweight?

Philippines
March 8, 2007 2:27am CST
I would love to go to the spa for a massage, facial, manicure and pedicure but I am overweight and I don't like anyone at my body.
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8 responses
• United States
8 Mar 07
I used to be that way too. Until I had to spend two weeks in a hospital. They will rid you of your inhibitions really quick! All the tests they did where I had to bare myself, the doctors and nurses coming in and out all the time. They come in your room at 5:00AM and pull your sheets back to take bp, temp, blood, etc.. I sleep naked, and after a few days in the hospital, I decided to sleep naked there too. If they wanted to come in at 5:00AM they would have to deal with the way I slept. They didn't even blink an eye!
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• Philippines
9 Mar 07
nice one! ;-)
• United States
8 Mar 07
lol thats the main reason i wont go to a spa! though i imagine its a great experience..i just wouldnt be able to relax enough to enjoy it. id be too worried that ppl were staring at me or talking about me. same reason i wont go to a gym either.
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• Philippines
9 Mar 07
i feel uncomfortable when someone is looking at me.
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
8 Mar 07
Come out of the complex and go to spa, which will make you to reduce your body weight.
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• Philippines
9 Mar 07
I tried dieting,sometimes i skip meal at night. but i still dont get rid of my pregnancy fat.
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@mdarma (868)
• Singapore
9 Mar 07
I am overweight but it is just a little, however, I am quite tall. Yes, I think this is in your mind that peole are talking or looking at you because you are at the spa. "Do you talk about other peoples weight... I guess NO." If you are uncomfortable going a lone, go with a friend. After two or three visit this feeling of your will disappear. The first visit will be difficult, gather all your courage and go for it, SUCCESS is yours.
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• Philippines
9 Mar 07
Thanks for a great advice!
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
8 Mar 07
I am alittle self concious about my body. I am a 100 pounds overweight. I won't go swimming cause I will look like a stuffed sausage in a bathing suit. I want a massage so bad I am afraid the person will be thinking how do I get to the muscle through all this fat. I got to get over this negative thinking. Lets do it together. We can do it.
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• Philippines
9 Mar 07
I hope i could find a spa exclusively for the overweight person, perhaps we could be meet there!
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@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
28 Mar 07
i am embarrased to go to spa because i am embarrased to be seen naked. im not very comfortable with out clothes. i cannot even stand having no underwear at home what more if im not at home.
@ILANEDRI (1922)
• Israel
24 Mar 07
I know how you feel, but just try to avoid those people. You a person just like every one else, and you deserve to have fun just like they do. So what if you are overweight? That means you can't go out, and do stuff like every one else? NO! You should go out, and have fun as much as you can, and if someone doesn't like, you can tell him to UP ON!
@buenavida (7965)
• Sweden
10 Mar 07
One thing we all have to learn is to love ourselves. It will help us to get rid of overweight and many other problems in time but for the time being we should really learn to feel greatful for what we have including our body. There are so many things about ourselves that we can learn to appreciate. This attitude helps us from getting rid of stress and reach to our goals, whatever they are. You may have seen the movie at www.thescienceofgettingrich.biz and the Oprah Winfrey program about it. They change the movies from time to time but you will find some intereting thoughts there about loving yourself and how our thoughts affect our life more than we think. Even if we believe only half of it, it can revolutionize our thinking and life.