Another young woman feeling fat in her skinny jeans.
May 25, 2009 6:52 AM Subscribe
How can I help resolve my body image issues?
posted by Rocket26 to society & culture (32 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not really overweight, though I definitely have some curves. I'm a woman, late twenties, between a size 8-12 ( size 8 when I've been watching what I eat and can squeeze into some skinny jeans, size 12 when I'm not really paying attention or stop exercising. I've been a size 6 a few times, too, but that's when I'm eating on like a regiment and I was younger then too.) And I'm 5'7 or 5'8, so I know I'm not really that big. But, I have a lot of friends that are smaller than me, like in the size 2-6 range. I know its not rational, but I feel like the fat friend and it sucks.
What do other people do to overcome their body image issues? I don't want to just diet my life away. Boring! I eat healthy enough, so I don't really need diet recommendations-- I know what I need to do to squeeze into my skinny jeans. I just- I guess I just don't want to care as much!
I feel like my body issues have developed slowly throughout my twenties, maybe because my body changed , or maybe I just became more aware of lookism. It drives me crazy though and makes me feel lame for thinking about my weight and what jeans I can fit into all the time.
Does this go away after time? I know I'm a beautiful girl- but rationally I feel "fat" like a lot of the time. Help?