Lately I’ve been feeling absolutely horrible about my body. So, I have decided to challenge myself by wearing crop tops, tank tops, short skirts, and to submit an image here.
I’ve gained 25 pounds in the last year and don’t feel confident in my body which makes it challenging as I eat when I am unhappy. I have started swimming lengths and eating better but it is still hard to feel confident and sexy in my body. I constantly want outside opinions, asking people if I look okay.
I am hoping that my little challenges will help me feel confident and to stop relying so much on outside opinions. It isn’t how other people perceive me but how i perceive myself.
36 - 31 - 42
Nine years and counting of struggling with eating disorders, has made it very difficult for me to love and appreciate myself and body. I’ve recently learnt to though, now I know I’m beautiful and am looking into modelling very soon.
My measurements are: 41-31-42 and I’m 5’8.5” and no idea of my weight.
(Although this photo is a few months old and I’ve grown since then)
Laura Wells for Boohoo
40 inch bust, 31 inch waist, 42 inch hips
at Boohoo (via shopstyle)
18 years 5’3.5 155lbs 37-31-42. Today was the first day I decided to appreciate my beautiful body. I struggled with anorexia all throughout high school and dropped to 110lbs last year due to over exercising and eating less than 300cals a day. I looked horrible and sickly and I HATED MY BODY EVEN MORE!! I realized that my weight would never define my happiness and I made the decision to become healthy again. Most people would think gaining an extra 45lbs means failure, but to me 45lbs means living a healthy life. I gave myself the best gift I could ever receive- a second chance at loving myself.
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
Laura Wells for Swimsuits For All
40 inch bust, 31 inch waist, 42 inch hips
on clearance at Swimsuits For All (via curveappeal affiliates)
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 never thought I could wear a bodysuit, because I thought it would be unflattering and show off everything I try to hide. Thanks to this site and the many curvy women out there who inspire me, I’ve decided to wear whatever I like.
It also doesn’t hurt that I feel fantastic in it! :)
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
Once upon a time, there was a young woman who ate almost nothing. As a result, she weighed almost nothing. Then one day this wisp of a girl realized that to continue to live her life with such utter lack of strength and stamina was to waste it. So she threw out her itty-bitty clothes, donned a pair of stretchy pants, and made herself a batch of sticky sweet cinnamon buns.
In time, and with a lot of love and patience, she grew into a hopeful and happy, size twelve version of herself.
MEASUREMENTS: waist 31”, bust 39” (32G), hips 42”, height 6’
I wanted to submit these silly photographs to thank my darling boyfriend, supportive mother, the YourEatopia forum community, Gwyneth Olwyn, Matt Stone, and this tumblr, for helping me realize that calories and curves are awesome, and for guiding me on my journey towards better self-compassion. I’m relieved not to have to obsess over what I eat anymore, and excited about what the future might hold. *big hugs*
I love your blog, so inspiring :)
My measurements are 34F - 31 - 42