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To compare myself and dislike what I see

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ItsOutThere Mon 27-Mar-17 21:35:58

Recently divorced. Ex's new girlfriend is slim.
I met someone recently. His ex wife is stunning and slim.

I'm size 12 (odd occasion!) - 14. Not toned. I'm fairly fit (can run 15 miles +) but my body doesn't reflect that.

I watch TV/ read magazines and see all these stunning, fit ladies.

Is this real life now? Aibu to assume new man is going to be repulsed when he sees my body? Add the approaching grey hair, saggy eyelids....

I try to tell myself what my body has done / can do. But it doesn't help!

RedheadLover Mon 27-Mar-17 21:45:51

It sounds like you're suffering from a bout of low self-esteem sad I've been there.

There's really no point comparing yourself with other people because it'll just make you feel worse as no matter how gorgeous you are there will always be somebody who is even more so!

Don't judge yourself too harshly. Easier said than done but try to focus on the good things about yourself - I bet there are plenty smile

MrsTwix Mon 27-Mar-17 22:08:38

Please take a couple of minutes to watch this.

m.youtube.com/watch?v=17j5QzF3kqE

What you see in magazines is fake fake fake.

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