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onlyoneloveinmylife
11-30-2006, 08:00 AM
were any of you thin as a child? small arms, legs,etc. and were you embarassed to show your arms at school. i always wore long sleeved shirts, even when it was warm out. always wondered if i was the only one to do that.

onlyoneloveinmylife
11-30-2006, 08:00 AM
were any of you thin as a child? small arms, legs,etc. and were you embarassed to show your arms at school. i always wore long sleeved shirts, even when it was warm out. always wondered if i was the only one to do that.

onlyoneloveinmylife
11-30-2006, 08:00 AM
were any of you thin as a child? small arms, legs,etc. and were you embarassed to show your arms at school. i always wore long sleeved shirts, even when it was warm out. always wondered if i was the only one to do that.

JazzysMom
11-30-2006, 09:26 AM
I didnt feel self conscious as a child, but as an adult I do. My arms, legs & especially my feet are usually quite thin. I do ok for awhile & then someone (innocently) makes a comment & I go back to that self conscious mode.

JazzysMom
11-30-2006, 09:26 AM
I didnt feel self conscious as a child, but as an adult I do. My arms, legs & especially my feet are usually quite thin. I do ok for awhile & then someone (innocently) makes a comment & I go back to that self conscious mode.

JazzysMom
11-30-2006, 09:26 AM
I didnt feel self conscious as a child, but as an adult I do. My arms, legs & especially my feet are usually quite thin. I do ok for awhile & then someone (innocently) makes a comment & I go back to that self conscious mode.

Landy
11-30-2006, 11:27 AM
I was self conscious about my pot belly & fingernails, never really about being thin.

Landy
11-30-2006, 11:27 AM
I was self conscious about my pot belly & fingernails, never really about being thin.

Landy
11-30-2006, 11:27 AM
I was self conscious about my pot belly & fingernails, never really about being thin.

coltsfan715
11-30-2006, 12:59 PM
I was and still am a bit self conscious about my legs. My arms never really bothered me much though. I ALWAYS wear pants. It drives Kurt crazy - he is always saying I wish you would wear shorts. If it is 100 degrees and we are going to WDW for the day .. I wear pants. It has to hotter than #e!! out for me to wear shorts basically.

I was also VERY self conscious about my nails. I had a friend who always used to make jokes about how much nail polish it must take to paint them and how much larger they look when I paint them any solid color. To this day I have a hard time painting my nails any color other than franch manicure. When I do paint them a color I usually end up scratching it all off before it even dries.

I was self conscious about my coughing too, but that has pretty much passed. There were a lot of things that bothered me as a kid that made me feel "odd", for the most part I do fine now. I will also say - in regards to my legs I feel better about it when I weigh more. They don't look so stickish to me lol.

Have a good one,
Lindsey

coltsfan715
11-30-2006, 12:59 PM
I was and still am a bit self conscious about my legs. My arms never really bothered me much though. I ALWAYS wear pants. It drives Kurt crazy - he is always saying I wish you would wear shorts. If it is 100 degrees and we are going to WDW for the day .. I wear pants. It has to hotter than #e!! out for me to wear shorts basically.

I was also VERY self conscious about my nails. I had a friend who always used to make jokes about how much nail polish it must take to paint them and how much larger they look when I paint them any solid color. To this day I have a hard time painting my nails any color other than franch manicure. When I do paint them a color I usually end up scratching it all off before it even dries.

I was self conscious about my coughing too, but that has pretty much passed. There were a lot of things that bothered me as a kid that made me feel "odd", for the most part I do fine now. I will also say - in regards to my legs I feel better about it when I weigh more. They don't look so stickish to me lol.

Have a good one,
Lindsey

coltsfan715
11-30-2006, 12:59 PM
I was and still am a bit self conscious about my legs. My arms never really bothered me much though. I ALWAYS wear pants. It drives Kurt crazy - he is always saying I wish you would wear shorts. If it is 100 degrees and we are going to WDW for the day .. I wear pants. It has to hotter than #e!! out for me to wear shorts basically.

I was also VERY self conscious about my nails. I had a friend who always used to make jokes about how much nail polish it must take to paint them and how much larger they look when I paint them any solid color. To this day I have a hard time painting my nails any color other than franch manicure. When I do paint them a color I usually end up scratching it all off before it even dries.

I was self conscious about my coughing too, but that has pretty much passed. There were a lot of things that bothered me as a kid that made me feel "odd", for the most part I do fine now. I will also say - in regards to my legs I feel better about it when I weigh more. They don't look so stickish to me lol.

Have a good one,
Lindsey

karenanne99
11-30-2006, 01:43 PM
I was never embarassed about my size, I am pretty much average size but I hate my fingers and am constantly hiding them in the sleeves of my shirt. I got teased (by friends) about my fingers too and it made me aware of it and self conscious.....I have a porta cath too and there is a scar on my chest that is kinda high and alot of ppl tease me saying its a hickey n stuff n thats annoying sometimes lol . I know they mean no harm though.

karenanne99
11-30-2006, 01:43 PM
I was never embarassed about my size, I am pretty much average size but I hate my fingers and am constantly hiding them in the sleeves of my shirt. I got teased (by friends) about my fingers too and it made me aware of it and self conscious.....I have a porta cath too and there is a scar on my chest that is kinda high and alot of ppl tease me saying its a hickey n stuff n thats annoying sometimes lol . I know they mean no harm though.

karenanne99
11-30-2006, 01:43 PM
I was never embarassed about my size, I am pretty much average size but I hate my fingers and am constantly hiding them in the sleeves of my shirt. I got teased (by friends) about my fingers too and it made me aware of it and self conscious.....I have a porta cath too and there is a scar on my chest that is kinda high and alot of ppl tease me saying its a hickey n stuff n thats annoying sometimes lol . I know they mean no harm though.

Jade
11-30-2006, 02:12 PM
Still am to a certain level<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif" border="0">.

Jade
11-30-2006, 02:12 PM
Still am to a certain level<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif" border="0">.

Jade
11-30-2006, 02:12 PM
Still am to a certain level<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif" border="0">.

sue35
11-30-2006, 03:25 PM
I am self conscious about my legs and arms in relation to my pot belly. If I was thin all over it wouldn't bother me as much but I have this potbelly that I hate!

Speaking of which...why is the stomach round all over? I can see why it is bigger by the lungs but why is it round everywhere no matter how much I work out?

sue35
11-30-2006, 03:25 PM
I am self conscious about my legs and arms in relation to my pot belly. If I was thin all over it wouldn't bother me as much but I have this potbelly that I hate!

Speaking of which...why is the stomach round all over? I can see why it is bigger by the lungs but why is it round everywhere no matter how much I work out?

sue35
11-30-2006, 03:25 PM
I am self conscious about my legs and arms in relation to my pot belly. If I was thin all over it wouldn't bother me as much but I have this potbelly that I hate!

Speaking of which...why is the stomach round all over? I can see why it is bigger by the lungs but why is it round everywhere no matter how much I work out?

sarabeth87
11-30-2006, 07:01 PM
I'm very self conscious about my pot belly. In school I didn't tell people I had CF (not that any of them would know what it was if I did), but I was teased about looking pregnant and this one girl was talking about me so that I could hear her and she said "if I were her, i'd do set-ups" I should have said something to her, but I was extremely shy in school. Now people ask me sometimes if I'm pregnant or how far along I am. It's EXTREMELY embarrassing for me.

sarabeth87
11-30-2006, 07:01 PM
I'm very self conscious about my pot belly. In school I didn't tell people I had CF (not that any of them would know what it was if I did), but I was teased about looking pregnant and this one girl was talking about me so that I could hear her and she said "if I were her, i'd do set-ups" I should have said something to her, but I was extremely shy in school. Now people ask me sometimes if I'm pregnant or how far along I am. It's EXTREMELY embarrassing for me.

sarabeth87
11-30-2006, 07:01 PM
I'm very self conscious about my pot belly. In school I didn't tell people I had CF (not that any of them would know what it was if I did), but I was teased about looking pregnant and this one girl was talking about me so that I could hear her and she said "if I were her, i'd do set-ups" I should have said something to her, but I was extremely shy in school. Now people ask me sometimes if I'm pregnant or how far along I am. It's EXTREMELY embarrassing for me.

Allie
11-30-2006, 07:06 PM
Ry was small and thin as a child, and he got made fun of. That is, until he punched the ringleader in 9th grade.

Allie
11-30-2006, 07:06 PM
Ry was small and thin as a child, and he got made fun of. That is, until he punched the ringleader in 9th grade.

Allie
11-30-2006, 07:06 PM
Ry was small and thin as a child, and he got made fun of. That is, until he punched the ringleader in 9th grade.

CowTown
11-30-2006, 07:19 PM
I was never self conscious growing up about my legs, arms or stomach. Now though, I'm self conscious about my legs and never wear shorts - I wear skirts or short pants / full length pants. I feel much better that way. You know, you have to shop for what works best on your body, not just b/c ppl say to wear shorts when the sun is out.

As the devil's advocate, you might just be magnifying in your mind what you don't like about yourself. Your arms might be lovely to everyone else. I know it's hard to get past though in your own head.

CowTown
11-30-2006, 07:19 PM
I was never self conscious growing up about my legs, arms or stomach. Now though, I'm self conscious about my legs and never wear shorts - I wear skirts or short pants / full length pants. I feel much better that way. You know, you have to shop for what works best on your body, not just b/c ppl say to wear shorts when the sun is out.

As the devil's advocate, you might just be magnifying in your mind what you don't like about yourself. Your arms might be lovely to everyone else. I know it's hard to get past though in your own head.

CowTown
11-30-2006, 07:19 PM
I was never self conscious growing up about my legs, arms or stomach. Now though, I'm self conscious about my legs and never wear shorts - I wear skirts or short pants / full length pants. I feel much better that way. You know, you have to shop for what works best on your body, not just b/c ppl say to wear shorts when the sun is out.

As the devil's advocate, you might just be magnifying in your mind what you don't like about yourself. Your arms might be lovely to everyone else. I know it's hard to get past though in your own head.

Emeraldmirror
12-01-2006, 12:12 PM
I hate my legs.. i look like i'm walking around on tooth picks.. I also hate going to work sometimes cause there are just so many people that are like.. "ashley you're too thin.. you should eat something."... or the bigger ones at work if you do find someone else at work who is thin and has trouble gaining weight they always feel the need to bust in (probably due to their own low self esteem) and be like "oh you're not even allowed to comeplain"... on day i actually told one of htemm.. you know what i would rather be fat.. and she actually had the nerve (even with knowing i had cf ) to say "no you wouldn't"... i'm like you have no idea.. you're so caught up in your "poor me i'm over weight" routine that you couldn't even possibly think how other people might feel.... but yes my legs bother me a lot.. but it doesn't really stop me from wearing shorts in the summer time.

Ashley 22 w/cf

Emeraldmirror
12-01-2006, 12:12 PM
I hate my legs.. i look like i'm walking around on tooth picks.. I also hate going to work sometimes cause there are just so many people that are like.. "ashley you're too thin.. you should eat something."... or the bigger ones at work if you do find someone else at work who is thin and has trouble gaining weight they always feel the need to bust in (probably due to their own low self esteem) and be like "oh you're not even allowed to comeplain"... on day i actually told one of htemm.. you know what i would rather be fat.. and she actually had the nerve (even with knowing i had cf ) to say "no you wouldn't"... i'm like you have no idea.. you're so caught up in your "poor me i'm over weight" routine that you couldn't even possibly think how other people might feel.... but yes my legs bother me a lot.. but it doesn't really stop me from wearing shorts in the summer time.

Ashley 22 w/cf

Emeraldmirror
12-01-2006, 12:12 PM
I hate my legs.. i look like i'm walking around on tooth picks.. I also hate going to work sometimes cause there are just so many people that are like.. "ashley you're too thin.. you should eat something."... or the bigger ones at work if you do find someone else at work who is thin and has trouble gaining weight they always feel the need to bust in (probably due to their own low self esteem) and be like "oh you're not even allowed to comeplain"... on day i actually told one of htemm.. you know what i would rather be fat.. and she actually had the nerve (even with knowing i had cf ) to say "no you wouldn't"... i'm like you have no idea.. you're so caught up in your "poor me i'm over weight" routine that you couldn't even possibly think how other people might feel.... but yes my legs bother me a lot.. but it doesn't really stop me from wearing shorts in the summer time.

Ashley 22 w/cf

blindhearted
12-01-2006, 11:51 PM
I never had any problems with my arms or legs. They are thin but nothing that stands out. I am self conscious about my stomach. I also have a pot-belly. It isnt too bad, but I notice it. When I eat a large meal it does make me look three months pregnant, hehe. I also have a nine nich scar across my stomach from MI surgery at birth (also gallbladder two yrs ago) and other scars. I can be really self conscious about my scars.

blindhearted
12-01-2006, 11:51 PM
I never had any problems with my arms or legs. They are thin but nothing that stands out. I am self conscious about my stomach. I also have a pot-belly. It isnt too bad, but I notice it. When I eat a large meal it does make me look three months pregnant, hehe. I also have a nine nich scar across my stomach from MI surgery at birth (also gallbladder two yrs ago) and other scars. I can be really self conscious about my scars.

blindhearted
12-01-2006, 11:51 PM
I never had any problems with my arms or legs. They are thin but nothing that stands out. I am self conscious about my stomach. I also have a pot-belly. It isnt too bad, but I notice it. When I eat a large meal it does make me look three months pregnant, hehe. I also have a nine nich scar across my stomach from MI surgery at birth (also gallbladder two yrs ago) and other scars. I can be really self conscious about my scars.