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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Have Your Looks Changed?


Either for better or worse.

I think I looked better a few years ago. I've had a few surgeries on my eyes and I think they look smaller.

I have trouble sleeping most nights and I look pale and tired all the time. I feel that my face is rounder.

I'm becoming more self conscious and afraid of socialising.
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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 08:02 PM
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Absolutely they have changed, especially since I started working out consistently about a year and a half ago. Have lost about 40 pounds from my starting weight, and packed on some muscle bulking a bit.

The gym is one of my happy places for sure, and I have seen significantly positive results in my physique, health and overall attitude towards my looks and how clothes feel.

Funny side effects are that my hair (head hair, facial, body hair) and nails grow much faster now, so if I get lazy to shave I may look more scraggly too.

I still don't get as much sleep as I should, so I still have dark eye circles.
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Yeah, they have some. I started working out a few years ago, and last year I started growing a beard. I think overall I just look a little older. But I'm not sure whether I look better or worse. If I was clean shaven I'm not sure I'd look and different than college 10 years ago, other than a little more muscle and a little heavier.

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I think my clothes are nicer and my makeup is a little bit better. Some of my old hair colours and haircuts were bad.

At the start of this year, I decided I would wear as many of the clothes in my wardrobe as I could, which means I’ve changed my look more often than I usually would.

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I don't think much about my looks. I just know that I still look the same as I have from High School. Even as low as the 8th grade. My style of clothing became more dressy and stylish after High School into my adult life. I was plain at first, still am but as I become older I'm starting to be more stylish. If anything my new style of clothing is causing me to sligthly look like an adult than my natural look of a teenager appearance. I also slim down a lot. I was average weight in my early high school days but after graduation into my adult life I thin out. LOL. I didn't even workout. I can't say if I look better or worst.
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A little, prob for the better at least. I’m 26 but strangers think i’m like 20.. When I was 19-23 i looked like I was in junior high.
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I've been looking older lately, which might be a good thing since I've always looked like a little boy and subsequently get treated like one.
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I've been looking older lately, which might be a good thing since I've always looked like a little boy and subsequently get treated like one.
I know this feel too well..
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My looks barely change, really. Right now I look almost exactly the same as I did when I was 18. I look at the pictures from that period and can barely see any difference.

Let's hope 10 years from now I will still look the same!
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I'm balder and grayer. And I've been gaining weight. I'm old!

... Hold on, let me check my calendar. Nope, nothing planned for the rest of the year.
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i was more ruond-headed as a kid, now i'm like that yellow capsule inside kinder eggs lol

also i'm baldinginginging so yeah less hair every year

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Been on the receiving end of horrible treatment from people re looks / weight, to very good treatment. My recent weight gain I regret sooooo ****ing much, but working my arse off to get back. Couple of months.

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I gained weight in my early twenties. I'd been overweight since I was a kid, but it got worse after I settled down at my first serious job. It got bad enough that I decided to get serious about losing weight, and I lost a significant amount of weight about five years ago.

Long story short, I look completely different from when I was younger. My face is much narrower, and I have more of a defined waist. It's a pain keeping the weight off, though, and I wish I could eat like I did when I was younger.

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I got fat after high school.. Through my 20's - 30's stayed that way. But I looked the same. Just a fatter version. Starting at 40 I started to lose weight and in my late 30's I started to be more conscious of my clothing style. But overall I think I look the same just older.

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My looks have changed because I got old. Not too bad though I guess under the circumstances - it could be a lot worse. I'd say I looked my best in my mid-40's even early 50's. Sometimes people sort of grow into themselves.
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If I wasn't losing my hair I wouldn't look much different than 10 years ago. I'm in the best shape of my entire life by far at 35.
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post #19 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 08:43 PM
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My looks have changed, as when i feel more better mentally, i look better. But on and off the last few years, gaining weight and dropping and gaining back. Now, to drop again!
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