I thought mine was improving, but a little situation today proved otherwise. I won't go into any details. Lets just say I have a hard time being within close proximity to women who are hot. I know that sounds shallow, well, it is shallow. Anyway, it's not that I dislike these women, it's that I want to be these women, or girls even, teenage girls. Girls that haven't survived pregnancy or child rearing. There is nothing wrong with me, and I know that. I know that there are probably (maybe) plenty of girls or women who wished they looked like me. So why is it that I can't just be happy with what I look like? I like my face and my hair, but when I see these women with these nice juicy butts and big round boobs, this ping of jealousy sweeps through me and makes me ill. Makes me wish I were invisible. Am I really that vein? Is it something that will pass as I get older? Is this a self esteem issue? Or simply my wanting to "have it all". Whatever the case, I'm sick of it, and I want to know how to make it go away (aside from having millions of dollars worth of plastic surgery). Even that wouldn't fix it because there will ALWAYS be someone who has something you wish you had. I want to be able to look at these ladies and say, "wow, she looks great, but so do I". I honestly don't know if I'll ever be able to be that person. The weirdest part about it is that I never used to be this way. I used to be so confident in myself. I actually had a distorted body image, opposite of women/girls that have eating disorders, to the point I thought I looked a lot better than I actually did. I think some of it has to do with being online waaay to much and being exposed to all these perfect bodies, where before I just had an image in my own head to compare myself with. And it suited me just fine, I didn't care to look like XYZ, because I felt sexy either way. So here I am 35lbs lighter than I've ever been in my life. In better physical shape from working out than I've been since highschool..and still I hate to look in a mirror. Another thing to note, because I think it's strange, is that during sexual encounters, all of this goes out the window. I'm confident, feel sexy, etc. It's only out in public, or here online, that I start comparing myself this way. Am I alone?