- Apr 25, 2020
Hi all, the issue I have is being skinny. I’m 37 & have a serious issue with how skinny my arms & mainly my legs are! Before I was 13 it never bothered me at all, during the summer holidays all I’d wear is my shorts. When I was 13, I told my parents that I was going to a mates house just down the street, but I ended up meeting up with a different crowd & ended up on the cider! I didn’t get home until the early hours, my parents had driven around town looking for me as they were worried. I got grounded. Because of the length of time I got grounded, I got used to staying in & not going out socialising. I lost all confidence in myself. I went really shy, had social anxiety & became very conscious of how skinny I was. My confidence has grown due to the job I do, but I never go out wearing shorts & I only bare my arms when I have to. I’ve had hypnotherapy twice at £50 a pop to try & get over it but it’s still there in my head. I’m too worried about what people comment about me, as I’ve over heard people saying about me having chicken leges etc & that’s when I’m wearing jeans. Around 2008 I did start going the gym & then in 2012 I did a 3 month course of steroids which I put a stone of weight on mainly water, near enough of coming off it I lost it all & went back to square one. After being on steroids I never found the love of the gym again with out it. When I’m outside I never see anyone as skinny as me, I do feel alone. I hate it, I shouldn’t feel like this, who gives one if I’m skinny! But it’s all in my head!