Friday, January 30, 2009

Distorted Proportions

For those of you with good ‘ol BDD, (Body Dysmorphic Disorder) do you ever wonder what the H bomb you actually look like?

I do.



I'm...so...confused...

18 comments:

Heth said...

Oh hun......I see where you're coming from and I feel so awful b/c I can't explain it enough to you that you are just perfect the way you are. In real life, you do NOT look like these distorted photos, you are Brie, who is a lovely woman. I do understand the whole distorted body image thing though, and to a degree, I think I still have it. I think it's the last piece of the puzzle of anorexia that disappears. So, take a breath and trust others that you look wonderful and, although a bit too slim, you are in no way a weirdo-funky-looking carnival freak-show individual. In fact, there are none of those. You are Brie and a lovely Brie at that. Don't worry too much about this hun. It'll rip ya to pieces. Just trust what others say, although I know that's hard. Just try. Leap and hold on to their words like they're the rope you must cling to until you drop into the net of safety.

Take care girl, I luv ya,
Heth

Standing in the Rain said...

Dude I was totally wondering the same thing a few minutes ago when I was looking at pictures of myself. I wonder if we even see ourselves as we really are in photos?

Yuck.

jana bananas said...

The bottom one isn't distorted, right? But you look so freaked/sad! :(

satisfiction said...

I'm feelin' kinda dense because unless you're referring to the hydrogen bomb, I have no idea to which H bomb you refer.

-Lindsay

brie said...

Linday.

I think you're the first to make me laugh today. :D

H bomb = HELL.

brie said...

Oh, and JB...

I'm *not* sad, I'm confused! ;)

satisfiction said...

OH MY GOD. I just re-read what you wrote and I get it now. I feel extremely stupid now.

Go ahead everyone, laugh at my expense, I'm laughing too... or at least pretending to.

Well there you have it Brie. In the presence of your beautiful self, I just cannot make my brain function. :)

-Lindsay

Heth said...

That made me laugh too. Sorry Lindsay, but you're funny. Thanks for the double chuckle!

Heth said...

Okay, girl, I want you to listen to the message I left on your voicemail today, okay? Listen to the WHOLE thing, promise?

You're doing great,
Heth

Pattie Cordova said...

Sending you millions of virtual hugs because I think that'll help more than my words...

p.s. you have Blythe bangs too

brie said...

I actually think I look hot in the first pic. I've got this anime thing goin' on with my eyes that I kinda dig. ;)

Kyla said...

BDD SUCKS big fat hairy donkey dicks. You are gorgeous, hon, very thin, and will continue to be gorgeous after you restore weight.

Brooke said...

How on earth did you get those pictures? That's pretty awesome. Just my opinion...you are still beautiful skewed up like that!

tawny said...

Yes I must agree with Brookie cookie.....

belinda said...

awww Brie,
i know you say confused but i have to agree with others that you look sad too :(

AN does the most bizarre things to our eyes, i'm sure. i wish there was an easier way, but for now, you need to trust in us when we tell you that you are in deed a beautiful woman!

the weight restoration does help with this, scary as it is sometimes, it really does make these BDD times less frequent & intense.

Kara said...

Thinking of you...

kristin said...

I know how you feel.

love, kristin

Afterglow05 said...

Unfortunately, I totally understand. I had some digital pics printed and was looking at a few that were taking about 3 weeks ago and thought, 'That's not what I really look like...is it?'

It's scary. I don't think I would even recognize myself. Standingintherain wondered if we truly see ourselves in photos. Good question. That's scary to think about too.

Until then, keep fighting! You're an inspiration!