I’m happy for you @Here4You
Yeah @Cragger . I’m ashamed that I can’t work too
I dont have a problem with self esteem but since I got sz I am too irritable, meds helped a lot but I am still a bit more irritable than the average person. After I fight with ppl like my family I feel ashamed and stupid after for a short time.
On advice from this forum and @Michigan ive been practicing in front of my video camera on stream and going back and watching the video before I delete it
This is no secret if you read this board
But it has tremendously helped my confidence in speaking, even though I still feel I sound and look awkward.
I am more comfortable with myself
@aziz you’re the perfect candidate for a health reform.
I used to weigh 300 lbs too. I was sure I was going to lose it and kill a someone.
Now I’m down 70 pounds and I’m much less irritable. Also I believe you could benefit from not living with your parents if you have the means.
I tried to DM you this message but it says your profile is set to private.
I hope you can use the tools the therapist gave you. I know what really helped was in my diary I would write 3 things I’m good at or my virtues and try my best to believe it. My self esteem went up a bit especially with a balanced life and social well being.
Problem is if I live on my own I will be lonely most of the time, I have friends but they work full time and would be bored at my house, they want to go shopping, eating in restaurants, etc but I cant really do that, I very rarely go out of the house unless its an emergency or Dr apt. Today I went to the clinic then picked up my father, we ate and drank coffee at Mcdonald.
I feel this is true for most of the population.
It pisses me off when I explain to people that I don’t have good days. “Well that’s true for everyone.” Yeah but it’s amplified when your brain doesn’t work right to begin with.
@mikev I will make a new thread so we dont derail this one.
Do you have a nice set of ear buds so you can drown the rest of the house out with ? It’s with the $200
The last 6 months I lived with my parents some days I had to climb mountains to not lose my cool.
I have negative self esteem, I haven’t recognized myself in the mirror or accepted who I have become since sz. There are lyrics from a band I like that go “the shell of a boy of a man who I used to be” that’s how I feel, I would be homeless without my mom, I have no other family or irl friends. But atleast there are funny memes to distract me from my thoughts for a few moments.
It’s so hard to not have friends. I’ve been there before @lofifunk
- Your husband wants to care for you
- You’ve lost so much weight, that must increase your self esteem
- Having paranoia issues is a pain for sure, but you should give yourself credit for dealing with them.
- You’re doing the right thing in reaching out for as much help as you can get. I’m very bad at doing that.
I took the RISE self esteem test online. It’s free. I scored an average self esteem which is good. At least I don’t have low self esteem.
I’m glad you like yourself @SkinnyMe . That’s very helpful in life
In some ways I have a little, in most ways it is poor.
i got more low self esteem… i don’t feel so good about myself but it could be worse though…
I’m sorry you don’t feel good about yourself. I think you’re a great person based on your posts. You’re definitely worthy of love and kindness
thank you @Zannah =)
that makes me feel better.
I hope you feel better about yourself soon…
we prob don’t deserve low self esteem but it’s hard feeling better about yourself huh =(