Body dysmorphics, sign in (serious thread)

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  1. Werdna

    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    I'm sure a lot of you can relate to this. Lately, literally every person I talk to comments on how big I've gotten. People tell me they talk about my newly added size when I'm not even there. Random people in the gym tell me how big I've gotten. I put on clothes and they barely fit anymore.

    But I still don't feel that big. My arms seem small. My shoulders feel narrow. I dunno...am I just delusional here? Does anyone else feel the same?
     
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    have you farted recently?
     
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    gains happen SLOWLY over a lot of time, you just arent noticing it as much as you would with say before/after pictures.
     
  4. SteveO

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    it's normal
     
  5. Werdna

    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    :confused:
     
  6. Gutrat

    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    What's with your obsession with farting? (check his AVATAR comment)
     
  7. Dunken

    Dunken Welcome to the team.

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    people say my arms are huge, yet i feel they're small. i feel different about them day to day. so yeah, you're not the only one.
     
  8. PNHWrestler

    PNHWrestler A broken wrist can severely harm one's sex life!

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    I think that a lot of us have it, we're used to seeing bigger guys and pictures of bigger guys, so we're never quite complete. Most of us don't really say I'd like to look like, but continue to push goals and keep driving further rather than stopping .. Not that I'm big, but when I get these comments, I don't think much of them

    It's not that I'm that big, it's just that everyone else is that small.

    Put that on your tshirts thomor :rofl:
     
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    they way my friends put it, i see myself everyday so i don't notice the change over time.

    i see them once every other week and to them i look like i'm getting huge.
     
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    so those mediums dont fit anymore?
     
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    No pics, no care.
     
  13. Werdna

    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    :rofl:

    Quite presumptious and arrogant, and I don't think I'd have the stones to wear it out, but it's a cool idea.
     
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    I'm not even sure I agree with the "invention" of this "disease". I think it's just all normality for humans..we never see ourselves the way others do. To someone who doesn't lift, ANY amount of muscle on someone who does is "big"..while compared to someone else who does lift, you may feel "small".

    Have some pictures taken of yourself and try not to be obsessive..seriously. I say that as someone who obsesses daily over her bodyfat levels :mamoru: Sometimes you can't see in the mirror what you can see in pics.
     
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    Werdna are you cutting ? That is when I get that feeling.
     
  16. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    post a pic
     
  17. MikeTheVike1

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    I know what you mean
     
  18. Sonic

    Sonic Live every day to the fullest, for yesterday is go

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    I used to feel like I was never 'big enough', but then you realise that you can only do so much given your frame. I'll never look like Ronnie Coleman, I just don't have the body to put that muscle on. But it doesn't keep you from trying.


    I'm sure you look fine. Stop looking to the future and enjoy the present.:)
     
  19. ~*Pogovina*~

    ~*Pogovina*~ Whip it! Whip it good!!

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    same goes with weight loss. Pics definately help you see what has actually ocurred over a period of time.
     
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    its all psychological
     
  21. Neo22

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    I don't ever see a diff but everyone else does. I don't think I'll ever see a difference. Hopefully I will! I'm tiny.
     
  22. Werdna

    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    Nah, still bulking for a couple more weeks. This summer though when I was cutting, I felt really small, and that partially inspired me to bulk again.

    Also, I will post pics at the end of bulking in a couple weeks. I hope you guys don't think I think I'm big, it's just what other non-gym people are saying.

    And I wear larges, and they're starting to get small. I couldn't button the top button on my dress shirt the other day.
     
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    I know what you're talkin about man, I've had friends tell me that I look 'buffer' but I don't notice anything day to day and I think I look the same now as I did a year ago when i started lifting...
     
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    I always feel small when looking in the mirror.
     
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