You are not alone!!
by Allie G
I have always laughed about my issues when I was younger, but I am so relieved to know that others have also experienced this! Some of the things I would do were
-tie my shoes way too tight
-wear pantyhose under my jeans
-wear several (up to 3 or 4) pairs of socks in my shoes
-roll the waistband of my jeans
-tighten my bend or waist adjusters to the point of scabbing
-wear several sports bras
-wear a headband around my ribs
-layer on multiple tank tops underneath my shirt
This phase only lasted in my elementary school years, and I eventually grew out of it! I am now a college athlete working on my medical degree, and I get feelings of anxiety sometimes (who doesn't?), but other than that, I seem to be a completely "normal" person.