Body Image

by Martha
(Canada)

Me. :)

Me. :)

I'm looking for some advice on body image. A few years ago ( three) I was overweight. Not obese or anything but overweight none the less. One day I was looking at pictures of myself and I was crushed by how I looked. I decided right there that I was going to lose weight. I created a "plan" for myself that included a walk everyday and cutting out all deserts and snacks except on weekends. I was very strict with myself and ended up losing a lot of weight. I was 13 then. Minus the summers, I've kinda kept up that plan. Now, I jog instead of walk and I also have a workout routine.

But, now that I've lost quite a bit of weight and am not really overweight anymore, I feel guilty at each little "slip". If I don't go running and work out I feel lazy. Now on the weekends if I each some sweets or whatever i feel fat and bloated. I drink a LOT of water every day because I heard it helps you lose weight. i am NOT anorexic. I eat all of my meals. :) But, at the same time people see me as thinner then I see myself and I'm becoming a bit obsessed with being "thin".

Part of it is the fact that I have a huge crush on this guy...and even though I don't even really want to admit it I think I want him to see me as not perfect....but beautiful, you know?

So, advice? Sorry if I'm confusing or whatever.

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by: cassandra

my advice to you is get some help- talk to someone who can really help you. you don't want to get mixed up in a full-blown eating disorder, and it sounds to me that you're on the way to having one. you're beautiful in that picture, and look like the perfect size.

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