30 thoughts on “How to Build a Better Body Image!”

  1. ok.
    1. the 1 to 5 ratio is RIDICULOUS!
    2. when u said think about something u like, I didnt even think about who I am inside, i instantly started looking at my body…. and I was like… ehm. I like my ears, thats it. lol
    3. when i ask other people, i dont believe them because i think they only said this to make me feel better
    4. also I hate getting positive feedback and compliments. I have a hard time because I dont know how to behave and instantly turn it into the opposite.

  2. My therapist always told me to write down all the things that I already achieved during recovery because I tend to not pay attention to little aspects and only see everything which is still not good enough.At first I always thought ppffff there's like nothing positive but I always ended up finding someting and I guess it's the same for this idea! thanks for the video, it's helpful as always! xx

  3. Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into all your videos. You have helped me so much. My self image problems inhibit me in much of what I do. I would like to be more comfortable with my body, but since regaining weight in recovery its just so hard not to compare my body to the way it used to be.

  4. I love how you say "we". "We struggle", "We feel" etc. It makes me feel like I'm not going through this alone. Thank you for making these videoes.

  5. You're so helpful…I watch your videos whenever I'm feeling down about recovery and they really help. Keep up the good work!

  6. oh yes! i know exactely what you mean! I struggle with this feelig too cause I just got too used to my skinnier body. But I always try to separate my weight and my body which already helps a bit 🙂

  7. I really like your videos. I went the entire day without a panic attack. That's a big accomplishment for me. I also really like that I try my best with everything I do. I'll try to think of more things.
    ~Brianna

  8. sometime, when i know i am actually dressed up etc. and sombody tells me i look nice…. I try to forget and just say thank u and move on… but this make be feel horrible like an arrogant bitch! Seriously! like u know when they say "Oh thank you…. but I know that i am sooo pretty and the best and just out of your class" hate it.

  9. I can't think of anything. I keep trying to name off things and then I disprove them somehow. Or I'm not good at them, I'm just average or mediocre. I feel like if I asked anyone they'd think I was fishing for compliments. Even worst they'd make up something. Awkward turtles.

    Or even worst… they'd get stumped. I feel like magically if I was to reach my goal weight, I'd be able to think of things and they'd be true.

  10. But why write those down they're just lies or exaggerations. All I'm good at is messing up my life and school and body and job and friendships. How has everything gotten so messed up? All of high school and beyond has been a fog of restricting and binging and purging. I haven't gotten anywhere or good at anything or accomplished anything. I've been good at hiding my eating disorder and cutting though at least I have that. Quite an accomplishment.

  11. Video request: how to explain/explain away when people are nosy/ask questions; or if we're extremelymanic in a difficult situation, what could we do o a) calm ourselvs, b) not let people make a scene out of what we do. If that makes any sense at all 🙂 xxxx

  12. I still feel like a waste of post its, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I used the cute post its I had, so they aren't hard to look at. But I'm going to keep them safe with me in my journal.

    I noticed that I'm getting better at talking. A few months ago I couldn't even talk about anything or write them down. I'd blank out. I noticed I'm almost able to make complete journal entries, and not just have to resort to collages. So I have another post it huh? 🙂 Thanks.

  13. I have just put a note on my room wall "you're amazing just in the way you are". I feel better. Greetings from Italy*

  14. Ahh thank you kati for the directing me to this video yes I was one of those people saying there is noting good about myself but then as the video went on my poem writting will defienately be on there still a bit of work to do on that but healthy body healthy mind ohh just found my second one xxxxx

  15. These videos r so helpful!  being forced into recovery means my mind totally wasn't ready for my new body and I guess I've never come back from that!  Something I find works, but i'm not sure how helpful it really is, my entire self-worth is wrapped up in my job, I believe I am a good veterinary nurse and so do the ppl I work with which feels amazing, things go downhill fast when I try to think about my body, even having a bath brings me to tears, I don't know if my mind will ever catch up with where my body was forced to??  but focussing on something that makes me feel good about myself definitely helps me. x

  16. I'm having a lot of trouble mentally with my eating disorder, I fight for and against it every day. Basically what happens is that I start the day feeling like I don't need food, I have my coffee, that's it, I take some water with me when I leave the house but no money. However, around midday I start to feel horrible, hungry, exhausted. I change my mind and want to eat, yet I don't and I hesitate because my ED tells me so. I come home, and after a while of contemplation, I binge. For the rest of the night. Then I promise myself I will not eat tomorrow and that it's a new day. This just repeats every day and whatever I do, I seem to hate myself. I just want to get rid of this disease so bad but nothing feels right…

  17. I'm turning 16 and my friend wants me to drink but I'm afraid of me spilling out that I'm suicidal and I'm depressed what should I do?

  18. Hey Kati! I just came up with 11 things I like about myself and I tried to make the less body/weight related! 🙂

  19. My name is Caleb… I am a 15 year old boy, and I'm struggling with the fear of becoming over weight again, because I was originally overweight, but lost weight and became anorexic. Thanks to this video I came up with 11 things, but it's really hard to keep going. I've been working so hard and I'm just frustrated.

  20. Well this is kinda depressing. I can't think of a single thing I like about myself or that I'm good at. And I feel like it's useless asking someone what they like about me because if my best friend tells me "you're a good friend" I'm going to disagree because I feel like a crap friend.

  21. Kati please make an updated video specially for Over weight people having body image issues. Usually people with anorexia and bulimia aren't that overweight. I have a low self confident and self esteem because of my weight I avoid going to social events because I have a hard time finding clothes to wear or I always feel like I will look ugly and I don't even like taking my pictures.

  22. I don’t like myself on the inside or outside, I can never think of anything good to say about myself. I just wish I could disappear like I was never here…

  23. What if your boyfriend or girlfriend see this as a problem and they too point out how hideous or unattractive you look

  24. I came up with 7 things…a whole 7. I like that none of her examples focused on physical attributes because in the end those don’t really matter to the kind of person we are. We don’t always have control over how we look but everyone can focus on trying to be a better friend or a kinder person. That’s what I’m going for at least right now.

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