170 lbs. // 5’9” // 38-31-42
I struggled nearly my entire life with feelings of my body not being good enough, and that there must be something wrong with me. I finally realized that the source of those feelings was my mind being constantly saturated in media, television and magazines mostly, and their idea of perfection. After keeping that kind of stuff out of my life for a while I began to see that I actually like how I look. I may not be perfect, but I’m strong; I might be a little pear-shaped, but I’m tall; My breasts may be a little small, but I really love my shapely bottom. That’s what you have to do ladies—focus on what you like and stop poisoning your mind with constant negative self-talk!! After all, life is too short to be constantly waging a war against your body. You are ALL beautiful, special, and important! xoxo
I recently found out that someone who I trusted had been calling me a cow and a fat hippo. This was a huge blow to my recent shaky confidence. Whenever I feel sick to my stomach about my recent weight gain I like to come to this blog and see all the beautiful women who share their love and support. I want to contribute and help spread that love.
I’m 21, 5’5”, and I fluctuate between my 170’s and 180’s.
I’m a cardio freak and love core workouts.
My down falls are mochas, cheese, and italian food.
I’m a work in progress, but I do love the body I was given. It’s just my mind and body until the end of my time.
I absolutely LOVE this dress. It was the first time I’ve ever gone out with my shoulders showing, love love love! <3
My personal blog here.
I was always the “skinny one” until about age 22. I really developed some curves and put on some extra weight. I’m still dealing with a warped body image but I recently had an opportunity to participate in a photo shoot that made me feel so cute :-)
I’ve struggled with my body type for many years, but now I realize I don’t want to look like anyone else but me.
5 foot 3, about 170 pounds, big bust, big hips, big rear. More to love.
Hi, my names Bri, and I’m a 20 year old college student/burlesque dancer from the states.
I’m 5’2 and roughly 170-75 lbs
I believe I’m a size 12 in dresses
I know i can fit anywhere my a size 11-15 in bottoms depending on the brand, and my top are large to xl
I really love and appreciate this page and the others like it. It’s thanks to seeing things like this, it helps make it possible for me to love my body a little more day after day. I’ve even taken to wearing crop tops and the such, I don’t want to be held back or defined by my weight. I want to feel beautiful despite it.
Thank you again, so much
my blog is BriHates Everything by the way
Hello lovelies! I recently found this blog and bless everyone that has submitted and whatnot. You ladies are truly an inspiration and have made me feel so much better about my body.
Seventeen, size 9-12 depending, 5’3”, 170pounds.
Thank you again for helping me find peace and looking absolutely stunning doing it! (P.s. sorry for the bathroom selfie hah)
Hi ! I am Meriem, 23, France.
After years of self-loathing, I am now living in peace with my curves.
Self-belief was hard to conqueer, and bellydance helps me a lot in this process.
5ft7, 170 lbs. 39-35-44.
Photographer : Emmanuelle Millet
Measurement’s 41, 31, 42
Woman’s US size 10-12
23 years old 170 lbs.
I have not always struggled with my body image. I was a competitive cheerleader for 12 years from the time I was in elementary school up until the age of 18. I was always very fit, being 5’7 and a size 2. When I turned 19 I seemed to plump up and gained 30 lbs. It took me a long time to finally accept the way I look now and love my curves. I am woman, hear me roar! <3
I used to despise my thick thighs, but now I can’t help but view them as incredibly sexy! No thigh gap in sight!
US Size 10
5’ 7” 170 lbs
40, 29, 40
Went to a concert in Tulsa this weekend… Felt like I killed it in this outfit.
5’3, 170 lbs
Every now and again I get full of myself and have to take a picture. Its how i save these fleeting moments.
Laura, 170lbs., 5’4, (38-30-41)
This was a day after my 28th birthday, feeling pretty good about myself!
5’6”, 170lbs (i think).
Allena. 19. US.
According to the US Standards for Body Mass Index, I qualify as “obese” because of my weight and height. My weight fluctuates between 170-180lbs and I’m only 5’4. I have an average diet (sometimes healthy, sometimes not) and go to the gym about twice a week. It’s crazy how something as arbitrary as a word can do so much emotional harm. I’ve finally realized that “obese” is just a word, and my size and weight are just numbers. I’ve completely come to terms with the proportions of my body and everyone else should too.
The media spends so much time telling us that we need to be perfect, while the other side of the battle is telling is to love ourselves 100% of the time no matter what. The truth is that despite coming to those positive terms, some days I feel like a 10, and other days I just want to hide from the world. I just want to say that I don’t feel guilty on the days when I dont feel 110%. Part of being human is loving yourself one day and picking yourself up off the floor the next. The trouble comes when that struggle begins to define everything about you. Remember that self esteem is more than loving how you look!