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What is your weight holding you back from?

For me, I haven't gone out with friends in a verrrry long time. I just don't feel confident enough to go out and take pictures. I haven't taken a new picture in a year. I've avoided cameras.

Fri. Oct 26, 11:43pm

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I don't like trying clothes on at the store. I just try to guess my size and hope it fits when i get home!

Friday, October 26, 2007, 11:44 PM

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we have fabulous pools by us... and my kids love them.... but its SO stressful for me........

Saturday, October 27, 2007, 7:25 AM

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Saturday, October 27, 2007, 8:36 AM

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having sex with my husband. when i do get around to it, i'm partially self conscious. :(

Saturday, October 27, 2007, 8:49 AM

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running, dancing, roller skating, ice skating, swimming, horse back riding, all the things I used to do when I was height/weight proprotionate

Saturday, October 27, 2007, 11:26 AM

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I'm not heavy, but ever since I started re-gaining a few pounds after I got to my goal, I've been so incredibly self-conscious. And not just with my husband, with everyone. I feel like I'm becoming a hermit.

Saturday, October 27, 2007, 11:27 AM

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Feeling confident and secure.

Saturday, October 27, 2007, 11:35 AM

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getting dressed easily in the morning to go to school instead of playing the "hide the bulge game" and matching different pants with different jeans, etc.

and i think many of my "moral decisions" stem from just being sfraid for someone to see/touch me lmao oh boy.

Saturday, October 27, 2007, 5:11 PM

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amen to the above

Sunday, October 28, 2007, 4:06 AM

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Grand Canyon hiking, bellydancing, wearing a swimsuit in front of my family, telling people I want to work in the fitness industry, going to parties, running, comfortably crossing my legs while sitting, wearing really cute clothes.

Sunday, October 28, 2007, 12:45 PM

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Everything is made for sticks! No boobs allowed! My confidence is gone! I dont even enjoy shopping anymore..

Sunday, October 28, 2007, 1:05 PM

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Dating, sex, the love that I want, sexy/cute clothes, bikinis, jobs, running, taking pictures, and I LOVE the crossing my legs when I sit down comment, lol. SO TRUE! The biggest thing though is looking in the mirror. I avoid them at all costs. :(

Monday, October 29, 2007, 5:43 AM

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I always wanted a family. A husband and children. I adore kids.
I have never been married. Never been on a date. I did have a boy friend once but we knew eachother forever and it was a long distance relationship for the most part. I have never truly been loved.
I have many health problems and that mostly due to my weight.
I don't go out for fun. Only out of necessity.
I exist. I don't live.
One day I will get down to a size where I will be comfortable with myself, where people don't point and laugh and where children don't yell at the top of their lungs how huge my butt is.
Until then I exist.
I want to have a life before my life is over. That is why I am doing this.
For me.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 6:26 PM

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Missed Opportunities...pretty much explains it all...and there have been many!
Jobs, relationships, travel destinations, shopping for "real" clothes...the list goes on...and stops right there!! I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and more missed opportunities for this gal!! =)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 6:56 PM

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Living life

I could cry reading this thread.... its so sad.. the lives that can be lived. I've been both thin and fat. and I, too, wanted to hide in a closet until the weight was off. please just start, if you already havent. life is short. its meant to be lived and despite what you might think, it IS in your control.

Food was my best freind. i preferred it to people. i finally realize it not only wasnt my freind but put me in the very position which made me hide. I've broken through to the other side - I live again. I started living again just shortly afer I started my journey because i started seeing small results that kept me going. it adds up, it takes time. my weight held me back from LIFE.. every aspect about it. But never again will I allow that to happen. I am more powerful than all that food. I am making that choice. I hope you will too. You are worth it.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 5:36 AM

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Getting into my clothes and feeling comfortable. I want to be myself again. I feel uncomfortable wearing larger, baggy clothes with elastic waist. Good question.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 7:56 AM

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It was holding me back from alot of things However, Was is tehy key word. I am now more confident and have a higher self esteeem than ever before. This has helped me in slowly becoming who i am today, whcih is who i am truly happy being.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 9:12 AM

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enjoying college life!!!!! its slipping away!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 9:16 AM

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I have had plenty of issues with food- but everyone must remember- food does not taste as good as feeling good feels!!! This is your LIFE- you want to enjoy it and feel great!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 11:17 AM

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ballroom dance lessons

Friday, November 02, 2007, 9:52 PM

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going to the beach!!

Saturday, November 03, 2007, 1:59 AM

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ALL the above, I just hate my body

Saturday, November 03, 2007, 3:07 AM

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