body image= how do you feel about your body?

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    Nov 04, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
    SOme of my friends are VERY confident with their body image. Who here is confident with theirs and how did you get like that? Share your tips please.
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    Nov 05, 2010 12:50 AM GMT
    I'm dying to know that, too.
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    Nov 05, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    im pleased, and its only getting better (:
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    Nov 05, 2010 12:57 AM GMT
    former fatty........so it's all distorted...........looking in a regular mirror is somehow akin to looking in a funhouse mirror.
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    Nov 05, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
    ScottSometimes saidformer fatty........so it's all distorted...........looking in a regular mirror is somehow akin to looking in a funhouse mirror.


    lthat's how I feel too.... weird isn't it? I wish I could be like some of my friends who really "strut" it.

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  • hdurdinr

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    Nov 05, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    Like the guy above, I was a former fatty and sometimes I still think I'm fat and unattractive if I'm having an off day. Most of the time though I am comfortable with my body but I just think it needs a lot more work.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 05, 2010 1:17 AM GMT
    I am very confident in how I look. I like myself, I like what my body is capable of and how it responds.

    The history is ... gradual increase in appreciation based on effort put forward.... but it is always important to listen you your body. Mind and body must work together to forge the ultimate result.

    With my recent Staph infection, I'm in recovery mode. I'm been impressed with the rate of recovery and how my body has responded based on the demands I've put on it. Confidence enhanced.
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    Nov 05, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI am very confident in how I look. I like myself, I like what my body is capable of and how it responds.

    The history is ... gradual increase in appreciation based on effort put forward.... but it is always important to listen you your body. Mind and body must work together to forge the ultimate result.

    With my recent Staph infection, I'm in recovery mode. I'm been impressed with the rate of recovery and how my body has responded based on the demands I've put on it. Confidence enhanced.


    Well said.
  • neosyllogy

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    Nov 05, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    Fake it 'till you make it.
    (Not even kidding.)
    In any case, being ashamed of it won't make it better, might as well get your love on. Much easier to work on something you're proud of, or at least care for. ;)
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    Nov 05, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    Like you guys who were overweight, I was very underweight and a lot of the time when I look in the mirror I still see skinny, skinny, skinny.
  • Nosroc10

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    Nov 05, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    Always a little insecure about my body, but that's a result of some issues from back in HS. I don't think I have any reason to feel insecure anymore, but I always feel like there is more I could be doing.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Nov 05, 2010 1:36 AM GMT
    I was a normal teenager, with no body to speak of. Then I worked out and built my body up to something that got guys to come home with me. Now, I have cancer and they're using hormones to treat it. My six-pac abs have retreated behind a donut of flab that surrounds my navel. I'm back to being as suicidal as I was as a teenager. Life is funny that way, I've heard.
  • mybud

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    Nov 05, 2010 1:50 AM GMT
    love yourself......
  • nicelyproport...

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    Nov 05, 2010 1:56 AM GMT
    Former fattie here, too. It's been a long road, but -- for the first time in my life -- I feel comfortable in my own skin. I hope it's not arrogant to say that I'm rather proud of my body. While some people are born with great physiques, my body feels like something I've created.
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    Nov 05, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    Pretty good, though I wish I could gain more weight (my lifelong quest) icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 05, 2010 1:59 AM GMT
    dont really like mine all that much, but im ok with myself there
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    Nov 05, 2010 2:00 AM GMT
    always room for progress, Fitness for long term here
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    Nov 05, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    I feel incomplete, like I'm still baking.

  • ohioguy12

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    Nov 05, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    mybud saidlove yourself......


    I agree, I know I might not have the greatest body in the world, but its good for me, and if there are guys who wouldn't want me for my body, then I wouldn't want them anyway...
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    Nov 05, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    May not have the best body in the world but I don't really care enough to go to the gym to look 'better'. Would take up too much time and effort to lift weights and eat right and maintain body etc...I'd rather focus on my studies.

    P.S. This is NOT supposed to undermine other people's efforts in trying to change the way they look in order to feel good - if it's safe, I'm all for that icon_smile.gif. This is just my decision in life.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Nov 05, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    uhhuh saidSOme of my friends are VERY confident with their body image. Who here is confident with theirs and how did you get like that? Share your tips please.

    I am very happy with my body. Its not where I want it completely but I am genuinely pleased with it. I can still see my abs and I know all I have to do is eat better and I can see them even better.
    I workout 4 to 5 times a week sometimes more. I stay pretty active. I play tennis, softball, snowboard when I can and sometimes flag football.
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    Nov 05, 2010 2:41 AM GMT
    I'm happy with myself, in the best shape I've ever been however there is always room for improvement.
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    Nov 05, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    As another (very recent!) former fatty my body image got a great boost yesterday when I viewed my progress photos. (You can't have missed them, I've been posting them all over the place!) But when I work out tomorrow I'll be inevitably comparing myself to the competitive bodybuilders I'm surrounded by and feel I'm falling short. Guess it's just a matter of perspective. But I try not to overthink or overdo - while I'd planned to up the caloric deprivation and workout intensity to drop the last ten pounds of fat for my second six months of lifting I decided to forego that extra discipline to clean bulk, so without expending as much effort I've managed to maintain my weight while whittling another 2 inches off my waist. I'll continue clean bulking for the next few months and then, when I'm physically and mentally ready, proactively cut in the spring. Ergo, while I can be self critical overall I'm happy with my condition and what I've achieved with my 70lb weight loss this past year.
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    Nov 05, 2010 3:45 AM GMT
    mybud saidlove yourself......


    i do that too much cuz of bady image, icon_lol.gificon_redface.gif

    Former fatty that reverted after an injury... so hard to get back to liking the mirror's image
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    Nov 05, 2010 3:48 AM GMT
    i keep seeing what's wrong.
    i don't lack confidence, i'm just not impressed with my mirror.

    this year i'm trying to gain , that will help if i manage.