This has been a problem for a number of years, I have been very self conscious about my body and image and most of all my smell, I have teased since I was in primary school about how I smelt, ppl saying I smelt bad and so on, but my mum always wondered why this was so as bascially she would tell you before you left if something was wrong, never the less I still had ppl say otherwise.
Now because of the constant ridicule, I obsessably have a number of showers a day for fear that some stranger will comment on my odour, this icludes up to four maybe five showers a day and I doubt things will be lighter once summer hits, but I worry that my obsessive behaviour may be something I put onto my children when I have them, for fear of my children going through what I had to, therefore becoming very self conscious.
Even If I have had a shower an hour before if I am about to go somewhere where I will be around ppl I will shower again, now the title of this is not what I have written but also I find it a must to look perfect when I do go outdoors, to the point where I will make my hair perfectly neat, also very obsessably, I can spend hours on my hair taking it out a number of times to do it over again, even if I feel one hair is out of place I will not leave until I feel it is perfect.
Again with smell I will cover myself with deodorant and perfume until I feel I will not get ridiculed over my smell, this has effected a relatioship in the past because they pointed out I didn't need to be so obssessive with my odour, I am also in the process of trying to loose about ten to fifeteen kilo's as I feel over weight, now I'm not skinny nor am I obesse, but I feel I could look better, I have my bf helping me eating healthier and exercising more, but I sometimes consider doing harm to myself in the way of not eating or vomitting afterwards to speed the process up.
Can someone give me some tips on what exercise I could do round the house as I still have trouble and am still rather reluctant to be outside.
Alright first of all, this isn't really a weight loss site so there's not much we can tell you to do other than excercise and eat healthy and definitely consult a doctor or nutritionist if you plan on losing that much weight. Second of all, if you are having thoughts of doing harm to your self you definitely should talk to a counsellor of some sort. Vomiting after eating is not a safe way to lose weight, and can lead to a very serious eating disorder.
As per the showering 5 times a day, that sounds pretty extreme. Have you talked to a doctor about this? A doctor might be able to help especially if it's something like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This is also something you could talk to a counsellor about, because from your post it seems like you have really low self-esteem.
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I think I just worry about ppl saying I smell because I have had that kind of stuff before, so I am very self conscious about myself, I've never really thought about it maybe being OCD to me it's just normal but then again it could be something to look into.
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