After many years of hating myself and trying to shrink down to nothing, which led to years of eating disorders and struggling, I can finally consider myself recovered. And the crazy thing is, I actually LOVE the way I look now!! I’m still getting used to it, since I have gained a LOT of weight, and while my thighs may rub and have lumps and stretch marks, I actually can look in the mirror and not hate myself. I’m just so proud of who I’ve become, and all I’ve overcome, that I could never hate my body again. I mean, it’s my one and only body! Who cares if its not perfect by societal standards? It’s perfect for me.
5’6, 160 pounds, 38-33-43.
Hey, I’m Jackie.
My measurements are 42-32-45 and I’m perfectly fine with them :)
I think I look good as hell in this dress!
My name is Tessa, and I’ve had body image issues for as long as I can remember. I’ve never really felt comfortable in my own skin, and I finally decided to change that. More and more I’m realizing happiness and beauty isn’t achieved by being skinny or being this or that. Its about accepting yourself, there is only one you and why not flaunt it? If I have enough confidence to chop all my hair off and dye it blue, (currently pink) so why can’t I wear a bikini? Hating yourself doesn’t help anything, and confidence looks good on everyone. And honestly, if the worst thing someone can say about me is I’m big, then I’m doing pretty damn good.
5’11, size 10, 38-34-46 (roughly)
5”11, my measurements are 38-33-44. My body is not perfect but I love it ! I weigh 210lbs and I carry it pretty well !
This is my first ever submission and I am still very surprised at myself for even attempting to. I have always struggled to accept myself, always thinking i’m not good enough. And honestly, it’s an ongoing struggle but there are days that I feel i’m content with who I am and how I look. And that gives me hope that those days will lead me to love myself more.
5’3 and 150lbs
my name is courteney, I am currently 16 and am at a size 16 US. I am in the mid 180’s and am 5’5..
I have some problems with my body image, i use to wear only boys clothes to hide my figure and my chub. Now i have realized how much i love my body with its flaws of beauty. I hope one day i will love my body everyday~ im just sad it took this long. I hope everyone loves their bodies no matter what they look like.
Hey my name is Lea, and all my life i’ve been a curvy girl. Shopping for clothes has always been a struggle, since the normal sizes are usually to small and the plus sizes are usually to big. Somedays I love being curvy and other days I have to learn to love myself.
All my friends are smaller than me, so I though no one could relate.., that is until I discovered this blog. When ever I feel down about myself, this blog brings me right back up.
40D bust size 10-14
This is my second submission because I absolutely love the message of this blog. Growing up I adored movie stars like Janye Mansfield, Ursula Address, and Marilyn Monroe (but who doesn’t love Marilyn). In high school I suffered from bulimia and compulsive over eating, which had a huge effect on my body. Since then I have dropped almost fifty pounds by exercise and eating right. I’m now 36-30-39 and 155 pounds. I even tried out for Miss Philadelphia 2013 and ended up competing! While my platform was Arts Education, my goal was to promote a healthy image for the young ladies of Philly. I hope to compete again next year and use my career as an actress to spread my message of self-confidence!