Body Image and Issues after Weight Loss Including discussions about excess skin and reconstructive surgery

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Old 11-10-2010, 12:36 PM   #1  
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Default This is NOT your typical body shot.

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This is NOT your typical body shot. This is an inspirational video I made about self-acceptance. I've watched so many dieting videos on youtube where people put themselves down, spend way too much time focusing on their flaws, and almost are asking people to reaffirm their negative body image. This is my response to that. ENJOY!

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Love this! Thanks for doing it!
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It was very inspiring!! Thank you!
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That made me want to cry! Absolutely beautiful.
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LOVE it!!! You truly are a beautiful person
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Thanks for all the positive feedback. I was a little hesitant at first about putting myself out there, but I realized that the fear was coming from a place of shame and disgust about my body, and I am working really hard to break through that. Having formerly been anorexic as a teenager, then a bulimic/ compulsive over-eater as a young adult, I struggle a lot with body image issues. I hope that by telling myself these positive messages over and over again (whether I believe them or not at first) I will start to break through the negativity.
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I'm glad you posted it. I found it touching and inspiring. Thank you!
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Just posted your video to my facebook page. It is inspiring and well made. I commend you.
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Loved every second of it and I think the bit about fighting for yourself was really inspirational. I will keep that in mind for my next work out!

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You're rad, I love you!<3
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So Cool. So inspiring. You truly are amazing!!!
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You are beautiful - and your video is amazing. Thank you for having the courage to make it. I can guarantee it will make a positive difference in many women's lives.

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Well done. Excellent video and congrats on your journey.
Wishing you every continued happiness and self confidence - you're inspirational.
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