Hello, firstly I'm sorry as this will be a moan! I know there are many people with far worse problems than mine. Like a lot of people I'm sure, I don't have very high self esteem but recently I've been feeling a lot better and I'd even say I've been happy and looking forward to the future. However, the one thing I can't completely seem to get a grip on is my weight, I seem to have successfully tackled any other problem areas in terms of my beliefs about me as a teacher, a friend, a daughter, wife etc but although I've got a lot better I still see myself as being physically very unattractive. I know (although I really could do with losing a stone) I am not hugely overweight, I am typing this in a size 8 jumper *** (although I am <u>not</u> a 'real' size 8, I'm a 10/12 as this is a 'big' jumper - it was in the sale and they didn't have any 10s or 12s but I really liked it.) But I do have a really horrible body and it upsets me. My stomach is enormous and completely out of proportion to the rest of me, my legs are short and a lot wider at the thigh than from the knee down and my hips balloon out. But I have a small bum, my arms are small and my chest/collarbone area is quite bony. I just look 'wrong' and I look really unattractive when I take my clothes off. I woke up this morning to find that my dog had chewed the buttons from my black trousers so I had to buy some more after work and seeing myself in the Next changing room mirrors was a really unpleasant experience. I don't have any confidence for sex (sorry) as I just can't expect anybody else to find sexy and attractive what I myself find disgusting and my body really is horrible. Sorry to moan, I don't know what I'm expecting for answers but just wanted to offload!