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do you ever feel embarrassed about how you look?

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#1 moths


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:14 PM

I have pretty low self-esteem, and I sometimes feel so ugly and weird or socially awkward to leave the house. I just feel like locking myself in the school bathroom and crying.
I would probably have a panic attack I wore completely no make up in public. I am actually really disgusted about how I look, I can't stop comparing myself to others.
I'm really obsessed about it and I don't know how to cope.
how do you guys deal with it?
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#2 The Skinny Witch

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:19 PM

I feel the same way. I see people happy and confident and question why i have to be ugly as well as a fucking mess with no good qualities.
I honestly can only socialize when im drinking because it gets easier to pretend and not care
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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:24 PM

I used to be so confident, like i-will-wear-what-i-want-eat-what-i-want-fuck-off-if-you-have-a-problem-with-that confident. I used to wear everything from bodycon dresses to boyfriend jeans, and it looked good because I felt good wearing it.


Yesterday I had a panic attack after spending 45 minutes choosing which black t shirt to wear.

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:25 PM

Oh my god!! All the fucking time!! Like I constantly feel like people are looking at my fat and picking out all of my flaws and I get so nervous!!! I don't make it any better either by picking apart everyone I see that looks thinner than me.

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:29 PM

Every second of my life.




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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:30 PM



I don't deal with it. I wear make up, and glasses even though I have contacts, and try not to be looked at for long periods of time, or have my picture taken by others, I don't wear revealing clothing (like, even shorts make me so self conscious... lol)


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:31 PM

Yesterday I had a panic attack after spending 45 minutes choosing which black t shirt to wear.

Yeah that always happens to me, I I dress nicely I just thing "oh shit everyone things I'm really stuck up and think I better than them. And they must hate me and think it looks like shit on me"
and if I don't dress nice I start thinking things like " we people must think I'm ugly and lazy, everyone thinks I'm gross and disgusting"
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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:33 PM

Ive never been confident about my outfits.  Esp at my highest weight. Ive skipped school everyday for a week because I felt too ugly >.< 

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:34 PM

I'm 20 something and I have to buy clothing for children.

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:41 PM

All the time unfortunately.

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:43 PM

I used to be so confident, like i-will-wear-what-i-want-eat-what-i-want-fuck-off-if-you-have-a-problem-with-that confident. I used to wear everything from bodycon dresses to boyfriend jeans, and it looked good because I felt good wearing it.


Yesterday I had a panic attack after spending 45 minutes choosing which black t shirt to wear.

My life in a nutshell 

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:45 PM

I've actually been late to/ditched classes because I either took too long to pick out something to wear that didn't make me feel disgusting or just didn't want to leave the house looking the way I do. 


My prospective will also change too. Sometimes I'll be getting ready for work, and I'll think I look okay to walk out the door. Then I'll get to work and look at myself in the mirror on break and think "Oh my god, I'm so ugly, I need to get off of work right away so no one will see me like this". 

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 06:01 PM

Always, I spend so much time getting ready to go out and if one thing doesn't look the way I want I freak out and just want to stay home. Even when I leave the house thinking I look decent it doesnt take long for that tiny piece of confidence to shrivel up into self hatred and embarrassment.


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 06:06 PM

Only when I'm out of my element. On a typical day I am just me and am comfortable with it. I am human with all of my pros and cons, in every regard from personality to aesthetics. I also have a rather artsy perception of humans in general, which helps. But when I am attempting to look as 'normal' as possible and am out of my element, such as in a job interview, then yeah I can feel what I believe to be embarrassment, it's like a combination of anxiety and agitation. Everything I feel comfortable with suddenly becomes like a tick against me on a long checklist. I'm not thin, I have dark circles under my eyes, I have short hair, my teeth are not perfectly white, my clothes don't fit quite right because they came from a "business casual" objective at the Salvation Army, my anxiety is making me sweat and so my eye makeup is probably running, I have scars on my mouth from being hit as a kid, etc. I get that paranoid teenager mentality of, "Everyone must be looking at me and thinking I'm such a freak and loser," even though I'm almost 27 years old now and high school is almost a decade in my past.

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 06:07 PM

All the time...

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 06:30 PM

Yeah, a majority of the time, I don't want to leave the house because I feel so fat and disgusting. 

I see all these pretty people that look normal, but I feel like someone stuck my genetics on a blender, then slapped on my face and body and said, "Good luck."

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 06:58 PM

In class, i usually wait for everyone to leave before i stand to go, i just dont want people looking at me and judging me. I take forever to dress up and at the end i still feel bad. Like who am i kidding? A cute top wont hide how fat i am T.T

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 07:10 PM

lol all day, every day.

Like sometimes I think if I tried and obviously lost another 30lbs then I could be cute, but then I see myself and nahh.

I literally stood in the full length mirror for a good hour crying.

But lmao if I tried to explain to anyone why I don't find myself attractive (but at the same time I kinda do???¿¿)

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 07:11 PM

Yeah. I had a full-on panic attack about how the back of my head looked in a picture.


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:15 PM

tbh im not gonna advertise for the pharmaceutical industry but when i went on an antidepressant for the first time, most of the feels you described above either subsided or went away. I just didnt give a damn about anything.. it can go both in a good way or bad. Thankfully for me it was good cuz for the first time I could talk to whoever I wanted and say what I meant to say, and have school presentations without freaking out and saying I was sick and had to go home (true story). And I know I looked better only because confidence does that to you.. and it was just a good feeling overall

Also luckily, when I went off the med, the confidence/"dont give a fuck" in a good way mentality stayed.

Unfortunately tho it only stayed for just about 2 years and now Im back to sitting in my house all days and being a depressed, pale faced, ugly and lonely loser :/

Anyhow, I guess something to think about is talking to a doc about it? even a family physician is good.




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