Despite my body’s flaws, I’m trying to learn to love it. It’s my body, and I only get one! Not only that, but I know that society has taught me to have unrealistic expectations. Every body is different, but as long as your body is healthy, you should love what you’ve got! What I plan to do is exercise regularly, eat better, and take care of myself. Stress can destroy your body just as thoroughly as eating poorly, after all.
-walk for at least 30 minutes a day
-replace sweets with fruit
-eat a salad once a day
-drink more water
-reduce stress…somehow? Maybe meditation? Painting? A boxing class? haha…Any ideas? 1 week ago
I would like to say how dissapointed I am with society. In response to images of thin models and fat-bashing, it is VERY common practice to turn around and say “skinny does not make someone beautiful!” which to me sounds exactly the same as “you are skinny, and that isn’t beautiful”. Now I feel very insecure about my skinniness. People, don’t you think thin girls wish they had womanly curves?? For the first time in my life I’ve actually thought about getting a boob job to go from an A to a B or C cup. THIS IS WRONG!I hate how many images I see of incredibly slim women with gigantic breasts and shapely butts. That just is unrealistic! 9 times out of 10 a woman is slim and lean OR curvy and bigger. You can’t have the best of both worlds, and I wish society would stop telling us this.
But, ladies, stop marginalizing. Not just “fat” or “curvy” women have issues with their bodies. Thin women feel the same body insecurities. I am thin, but I am terrified of wearing a bikini because I don’t have any curves. I have a boyish figure. Don’t think for a minute that heavy girls’ struggles with body hate are any worse than other women’s struggles with their image. I resent this mentality. As women we need to recognize that there is no singular definition of beauty, and that every woman can be feminine and beautiful and sexy, regardless of size and appearances!2 weeks ago
I’ve been reading articles in magazines and one was about how men (generally) don’t give a sh*t about breast size, so that made me feel better. Funny how I have to read that in a magazine to believe it even though I’m dating a guy who is obsessed with my little boobs.
I am able to look at myself naked in the mirror now, and the more frequently I do, the more comfortable I am with it and the easier it is to find things I like about it (easy is a very relative term here—it still is quite difficult!) 2 weeks ago
Seriously, fuck society, and anyone who condemns you for not having the “perfect body.” Fuck that shit. It’s stupid, it’s heartless, it’s brainwashing, it’s horrible.
You are beautiful. I am beautiful. Never let anyone tell you otherwise. You don’t have to be “skinny” to be beautiful, or sexy, or worthy of love. Don’t worry about being “skinny,” worry about being healthy in your own body, and confident in yourself.
You CAN be healthy without being “skinny.” Today’s view of “skinny” looks more unhealthy to me than anything. I exercise every day, eat kosher, don’t even eat that much in general, and I’m not skinny. I’m a chub. My thighs touch, and jiggle, my ass is huge, but I’m not a slob. My body is just my body.
Do I love it? No. Should I? Fuck yes I should. It’s my body. Just because I’m not society’s definition of perfect doesn’t mean that I’m not beautiful. And it sure as hell doesn’t mean I don’t deserve to be treated with respect & love, as a human being.
And at the end of the day—what you look like on the outside doesn’t amount to ANYTHING compared to who you are on the inside.
So stand tall. Love yourself. Fuck society. Be who you want to be. Love always. If you have people in your life who bring you down over something as stupid as your weight, dump their asses and fill their places with people who love you for who you are.
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. 11 months ago
I now know I have rocking curves and an hour-glass figure :) I have learnt this from being the only girl in a class full of 16 year old boys and from losing a stone in the last year.
I’m way more comfortable with the way I look now than I use to be! My goal now is to lose another stone and to update my wardrobe for summer :) 13 months ago
getting fat and pregnant does not help me with this.
i give up, for now. 14 months ago
How I did it: I hated my body because I have always be a little overweight, but now that I have lost some of my weight and I look in the mirror I see myself and not just the fat. I love it :) and I would advise anyone to just look at their self naked in the mirror at least once a day and say. I am beautiful! Read how I did it… 15 months ago
I removed ‘lose weight’ from here in favour of this…just because I think It will actually do me far more good to accept myself as I am than obsess over being thinner.
Literally…I wish I could just accept myself and stop picking at my every imperfection.
blah, being a woman! 17 months ago