Hi, my name is Jess, age 28. I’ve been recovering, on my own, from an eating disorder for over a year now (loosely following Minnie Maud). It wrecked my life for at least 5 or 6 years. It’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, but it’s been so worth it. Within the past year I’ve gained roughly 60ish lbs and over the past few months have tapered down a little. I don’t know my exact stats, but I’d guess to weigh around 185 lbs (5’8”) — wearing size 12-14. I’m finally in the awesome head space of liking the shape my body has taken on. I’m no longer preoccupied with my body, but living the life I wasted away for so long instead. I still have down days, but I stop and think of all the awesome shit my body can do for me. Through all of this, I’ve come to appreciate all shapes and sizes of the human body. They’re beautiful, and I’ll never abuse mine again the way I did for so long. ♡
Sara. Twenty five. 5.6’ - recently down to 158 - size 10/12
Its taken a lot of hard work and positive thoughts to get me on the path to self love but I’m much closer now than I was even 4 months ago.
Trying on this dress with no makeup on a few days before wearing it to a wedding.
22. 5’4”. 44-34-45. Dress size 12/14.
Hi, my name is Goretti. I´m 18 years old and i´m from Mexico. I always had problems with my body, but lately I’ve understood that I don´t need to be size zero to be beautiful!
I´m size 12
I’m LOVING what my body has become, and I’ll never stop wearing leggings ;)
22 years old, size 10-12, 5’0”
Hello, my name is Liana and I’m 24. I’ve been following this blog for a while, just never been a member of Tumblr until recently, and decided to share a photo!
Like many of you, I have gone through long periods of time with not being okay with my body and wishing it would be smaller. I’ve gone through bouts of both bulimia and anorexia. However, I have recovered and am loving my body just the way it is!
Seattle in spring is pretty much like everywhere else in fall - rain and dead stuff. :) At least I can keep wearing my jacket & leggings & sweater dresses! Hashtag silver lining.
I have always had issues with my body and have finally started becoming happy with how it looks and how I dress my shape!
Top: Forever 21+
Watch: Michael Kors
Shoes: Cathy Jean
Necklace: Forever 21
Glasses: Dolce & Gabbana
20 years old
US Size 12/14
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
Age 16 43 32 44, size 12
Its a love hate relationship, not looking like most girls my age but hey, I’m cute.
I’ve always struggled with my weight, but i’m learning to love my curves!
size 10-12 (small waist larger hips)
I was told a lot in high school that my “hips were big”. Went through years of dealing with eating disorders but am recovered. I am battling an illness called “auto-immune encephalitis” and have gained weight as a result of being mostly bed-ridden for the past 6-7 years and because of medication. I talked to my doctor about it and he said, “your personality and iq are still intact, right now we’re going to work on your brain, don’t worry about the other stuff.” This was in NYC where I see my doctor. I have learned to be grateful for the little things: the sun shining in my window in the morning, and an actual good night of sleep - weight is no longer a concern.
Was made fun of for having “big hips” in high school but now I’m SUPER GLAD I have curves. I am the typical small waisted pear! Hard to find things to fit when waist is small and then hips and booty are much larger!
size 12 (sometimes 10)
I’ve never been fully happy or confident with my body, but lately i’ve been feeling alot better and more comfortable to wear these sorts of clothes! I’ve decided to not care what other people have to say, even if they laugh at me and say ‘you’re not thin enough to wear a crop top’ I finally plucked up the courage to say and think ‘No matter what body shape you have, you’re entitled to wear whatever the fu** you want’ :-) Proud size 12-14.
I’m finally getting comfortable wearing mini skirts and they’re pretty much part of my daily uniform now. :)
See more pics on my blog, Broke & Beautiful!