12-15-2009, 01:43 PM
I have a distorted body image but that is part of my eating disorder. I'm (recovering) bulimic and am so critical of my body. I was anorexic for over a year so I believe the thinking still persists even though I no longer meet the "official" criteria.
I totally understand what you're going through. I'm mostly concerned about my nose, eyebrows, abdomen, upper arms, and thighs. It's incredibly awful, it really is. People tell you "oh you're so beautiful" and you look in the mirror and don't see it. It sucks!
I've been in therapy for about 3 years now and still am working on this (among a host of other issues). I'm slowly overcoming my fear of weight and being "fat", you know, learning to trust other people when they say "you're still slim". It's hard, no doubt about that.
Your sarcastic, spazzy, and smexy lover!