This is one the few pictures of my full body that I havenʻt deleted. I look sort of rugged, but I had so much fun that day. Itʻs written all over my face, Iʻm cheesin so hard! lol! For so long I have struggled with my self esteem and poor body image. Iʻve been teased by boys and family and that really hurt. I walked around with my head down and constantly compared myself to other girls. I just turned 20, so my personal goal is to be content with how God made me and work with what I got. Iʻve recently accepted my short and curvy self and Iʻm excited about this new level of confidence. Every woman s beautiful no matter what color, shape, etc. Iʻve learned that once you accept yourself and youʻre confident then you donʻt need anyone elseʻs approval. :)
I’ve gained ten pounds since I started modeling in May. Half the time I want to lose weight, half the time I just want to be happy as I am, and all of the time I hate myself…
First submission :) hopefully not my last
After a long struggle with eating disorders and weight loss/gain I am now very comfortable with my body. I’m happy!
36-31-42 and 5’7
My parents love for me has truly resonated in my love for myself. Sometimes if you don’t have that love surrounding you, it is hard to remain positive about who you are..especially in today’s society. However, if you ever are not sure if anyone else thinks you are pretty, just know that I believe you are! I know I’m not famous, but for what it’s worth you are all very beautiful and inspiring and no number on any scale can ever change that!! Believe it, because it is the truth :)
My name is Sarah and the picture above is obviously me. I have struggled with my self image since I was 10, because I had a “pot belly”. My mom is all about looks so she put me on all sorts of diets, and I always hated it. She got so desperate to have me lose weight that she would PAY me to weigh myself biweekly. She also told me later on when I was about 13, that if I was to lose some weight, I’d “get more friends and maybe a boyfriend because [I’d] be pretty.” This, of course, shaped everything from then on. As I grew up, I learned to really hate my body. How could all of this fat keep me from having stable friends or even a boyfriend? I hated every ounce, and my mother constantly reinforced my hatred by saying I looked “puffy” on certain days. Being so fed up, in my sophomore year of high school I started taking lessons from a personal trainer. I at first had this really nice lady but she moved, and in her place I got a guy training to be a marine. He worked me everyday literally until I cried and could not stand anymore. I would have to run not only a mile, but a mile with 30 pound sandbags on my shoulders. He focused so much on weight and measurements that I started to become depressed. I was very thin at that point, but I saw myself as the fattest girl in the world and wanted to kill myself. My mom took me to the hospital on suicide watch and I was completely miserable. I was 120 pounds then at 5’ 4”, but I was never happy. I am much older now, but I still have a lot of self image issues. I still have the depression that I’ve had since that time, and it’s a hard burden to bear, interfering with almost everything in my everyday life. Now, I am 140 pounds still at 5’ 4”, and even though I am easier on myself now, I still have a hard time loving my body. Through all that had happened, I hope that someday I can finally find body peace. It would really make me happy if this was posted so everyone can see that there are other people who have gone through hell and back with this. (sorry this was so long I feel bad but thanks for reading)
Weight: 140 lbs
Height: 5” 4’
Measurements: bust- 38in waist- 30in hips- 35in
Thank you all so much.
5’5, 41-30-41, 20, Southern California.
Always looking for the beauty in myself, even if it’s not typically what is considered beautiful.
Brittney Theresa | 21 | Artist | Newfoundland, Canada
Size 12/13, 185lbs, 5’8
Dani- 22- 5’4”
Size: Anywhere from 8-12
Years of body image problems and struggling to love myself have been melting away. I still have my off-days, but I am more in love with myself and my curves than I have ever been. Two years ago, I was just breaking out of my shell, formed by years of self-loathing, eating disorders, and depression. Now nothing can bring me down :)
I am chronicling my adventures in style and fashion as well as embracing my identity as a curvy lady on my blog, This is What A Dani Wears- http://thisiswhatadaniwears.blogspot.com/
If anyone has any questions for me, they can leave them at my personal, cupdanicakes.tumblr.com.
Love this tumblr, love the message, love all of you. <3
Hi. My name is Brena and I’m 20 years old. *sorry I don’t have my measurements* However, I’m a US Size 18 and 5’9.5” tall. I’ve always been a fat girl and I’m okay with that.