Fitness Psychology

A Not-So-Brief History of How I See My Body

A Not-So-Brief History of How I See My Body

My story is not the story of dramatic weight loss or weight gain. In fact, it is about the opposite of that.  It is about seeing your body as something it is not. Even though I have spent years cajoling, bullying, and forcing my body to look a certain way, and even though I have often felt fat and ugly and gross, my body has stayed mostly the same, and it looks fine.  This is a story about body dysmorphia.