This is a comment by Will Entrekin on the post “Why Didn’t I Look Like Ted Arcidi?“
Will Entrekin said:
I’ve never heard of Arcidi, but I know this feeling, and I don’t know why you felt the need to put “body issues” in quotation marks; I’ve recently accepted that I suffered for years from the same body image issues as anyone who’s suffered from anorexia or bulimia. I’ve only recently come to terms with body dysmorphia, and indeed have become far more comfortable with myself and confident in my body since I stopped going to the gym for a while. Not that I “let myself go,” mind, but for years I ran that same hamster ball–because places like the WWF and action movies made me feel like I wasn’t a real man unless I was a huge man.
Well, I’m barely 5’8″, and I weigh about 150 or so, and I buy clothing that fits. I still have a 32-inch waist, but that’s because I’m healthy, not because I’m anxious I don’t have quite the six pack I used to.
This seemed to almost get at those issues. Almost.
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