I’m sick and tired of my mother going on about my weight and how I need to lose some of it. I’m bombarded with “I’m just concerned”, “think about your health”, “you have GOT to start losing some weight”, “you’d look better slimmer” “would you wear a bikini looking the way you do now?” and so I decided to submit to here as a middle finger to her.
If people like and reblog this I’ll take it that maybe my weight isn’t so atrocious after all and perhaps my figure is even considered nice by some people’s standards. I’m 5”8 and about 15st.
By government standards I’m overweight and I’ve always felt too fat and as a result hadn’t been swimming for 4 years until this day and I felt fab (admittedly it was midnight and pitch black when we went to the beach but baby steps!).
This is the moment I truly felt comfortable with myself ♥ I hope this site helps others like it did me :)
Asos Curve Exclusive Pansy Print Bikini (Pant and Top)
I have submitted before, but this time is very different for me. I have never been so comfortable in my skin. Bahamas 2014 treated me so well, and a beautiful way to start the year of deeply loving myself. I’m from a beach town that my kind of beauty does not always fit into, but that is alright because I support all avenues of beauty. I want to try dabbling in modeling this year, just because it has always been an interest of mine. CAPTURE YOUR DREAMS AND EMBRACE YOUR BEAUTY!! Also, thank cuveappeal, I bought that top from Asos Curve after seeing you post a print ad for it.
"You shouldn’t take pictures in a bathing suit, that’s for skinny girls"
Well, this is my body and it’s harder for me to love it than anyone else, and I refuse to let anyone make that harder for me. I’m in a bathing suit at least twice a week, swimming laps… I’m not born skinny, my whole family is overweight… I’m working my ass off to change that fate for myself, not to be thin but to be healthy.
Weight 190 pounds
This is me, learning how to love my curvy hips, my thighs, my tummy, and everything else about my body. I’m around 5’5, 140 pounds and slowly realizing that I’m beautiful the way I am :)
After having to deal with criticism from family after recent weight gain, I thought I’d never feel happy in a bikini again…
But thanks to every single beautiful, confident, and inspirational woman I see on Curve Appeal, I’m super excited for my holidays! :P
Learning to love my body more and more every day :)
Thank you Curve Appeal