Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Do I have a body image problem?

I'm confused as to whether this is typical, or an actual problem.

Lately I've been very sensitive about my weight. I haven't changed my diet at all, and still enjoy eating a lot, but my self esteem is almost entirely controlled by how much I weigh that day. I'm about 5'8 3/4 and fluctuate between 145 to 150 pounds.

I know I'm by no means overweight technically...but I feel entirely gross certain days. I find that I stare at my stomach in the mirror, and absolutely hate the little bit of fat that's on it, along with the fat on my sides.

But it's getting to be a problem. I've become obsessed with weighing myself, and spend an unhealthy amount of time worrying about how thin I am. My friends reassure me that I'm a perfect size, but I LOATHE the fat I do have. On my worst days, I find myself trying to thin out with bouts of random exercise (on top of weight lifting and tennis drills each day).

Is this a big problem? Or is this typical for a teenage girl?

Answer on Do I have a body image problem?

it sounds like you're just kind of being a girl.

my gf has days where she gets like that, so has every female friend i've ever had. if it really bothers you, then try to exercise (consistently) to tone up.