Some days, I look in the mirror, and I think I look too thin. Some days, I think I’ve lost control and gained a ton of weight. Rarely do I look in the mirror and enjoy what I see. Whenever I analyze my body, it’s never with a positive outcome. However, when I just roll with my day and not focus on my body, I feel good about myself. Having good or bad body image days are no longer relevant to my life because I’ve found that the more I stay away from observing my body, the better I feel. So I do just that. I try not to dwell on what I look like any more than I need to.
Web MD defines Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), “as a distinct mental disorder in which a person is preoccupied with an imagined physical defect or a minor defect that others often cannot see.” [Read more…]