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hey i'm 23 years old male. I used to be around 320 pounds I lost 160. I know that's a lot of weight to lose and physically i am a totally different person but mentally I still feel like i'm 320 pounds. I still feel like i'm fat and i'm stuck. It's keeping me from developing a social life and meeting anyone. my whole life i was over weight and now that i'm finally normal I never expected it to be like this... I want to lose more weight but i don't really think it would really make any difference...does anyone have any advice on this situation?

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ruthlilycat
Nov. 15th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
It sounds to me like PTSD from all the abuse and bullying hurled at you when you were bigger. Let me say - congratulations on your weight loss! How did you do it? You know the saying "time heals all wounds"? Well, it will take a lot of time to get past all of the past, in so many ways. That goes for everything. Right now, it sounds like you're in a stage of recovery that you WILL get over. Here's a link that talks about the 5 stages of recovery for PTSD. They won't all apply to you, but know that recovery takes a long time. http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=281474976939303

Edited at 2008-11-15 05:38 am (UTC)
ragnarok20
Nov. 15th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC)
Or it could be a sign of a body dysmorphic disorder, generally.
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