Just having a bad body image day

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Just having a bad body image day
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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 8:17am

I'm just having a really bad day.  I just feel so depressed, and I don't even really know why, except for feeling down about my weight.  I feel like there's more to it than that, but I don't even know what it is.  Sometimes I feel like I'm not very good at identifying feelings.  Sometimes I feel like I don't even really know what I'm feeling, so I just call it depression and anxiety.  Who knows?  I know this post doesn't make a whole lot of sense.  I just wish I were at home curled up in bed. 

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Registered: 09-06-2007
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 5:15pm

I absolutely does make sense! Story of my life really :/

I'm kinda having the same type of day. I dunno what I'm feeling. Just...not happy I guess. So naturally, I blame it on my weight since there's nothing else I can think of that's bugging me.

In my mind, it is all about my weight right now. There must be more to it but I honestly don't have the energy to figure it out right now.

I hope tomorrow is better for both of us!!

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Registered: 03-20-2009
Tue, 08-07-2012 - 12:26pm

Hey there Butterfly,

we hear yah girl and we sure do understand.  I get those days too and I know maryah does.  I also think, for me anyway, depression is a big part of it.  Are you having your depression and anxiety treated? It could be something you might consider if not.

You are beautiful as you are.  Please remember that it isn't our dress size that makes us who we are and you sure sound beautiful.

Love

promise



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Registered: 03-20-2009
Tue, 08-07-2012 - 12:30pm

Me too.  I have this thing that everything will be Ok if I get my weight sorted yet I know, in my head, that my size has nothing to do with my issues.  I am trying to build up my self esteem but  I constantly fail. And that dents my self esteem even more. I am planning on winning this ED battle though. I am stronger than ED. I have to keep believing this.

We get into ED to gain control but ED lies. She removes even more control from us. We have to stand up to her and fight to win!

Love

Promise



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Registered: 03-20-2009
Sun, 08-12-2012 - 1:34pm

I sure get that one. I had to try so many therapists before I got the one I have now who is just great. Keep looking, there is a great therapist out there for you.

Love

Promise



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Registered: 09-06-2007
Mon, 08-13-2012 - 11:09am

Finding a therapist is extremely frustrating sometimes. I've been through..err...too many :/  Although, I admit I'm not always very compliant.

I do find having a therapist is great for me to vent to. I need more of a supportive approach so I try to make sure I'm clear about what it is I need and/or want from a therapist right from the initial visit.

I don't have a therapist now since I just moved. I'm currently looking again though.

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