I am 43, i weigh 163 pounds and I am 5.7. I have always had a issue with what i look like, but as i have got older and two children later, I am feeling better about it, not bad for 43.
I had a moment of weakness tonight and started to troll old thinspo websites I used to look at when I was dealing with serious disordered eating. I’ve gained a good deal of weight recently so I decided to submit a photo of myself, curvy and healthy. It’s also one where I remember feeling incredibly sexy that day.
5’7” 190 lbs. Not sure of my measurements.
Everyday is a journey to love myself more and more for who I am, and what size I am happy to be.
Me Before and After:
oh man this is so old. i think this may be the first shoot i ever did…
I know I might not be the thinnest,the prettiest,or the most toned, but I’m myself.. and not Barbie, and I’m learning how to love my body.
This is me last summer. I have struggled with my weight my whole life. My mother has struggled with her weight her whole life and her mother as well. I guess you can self image issues have been passed down generation to generation. I’ve dieted since I was 12 and my weight has been fluctuating since. Right now I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been, weighing 160 at 5’4”. I’m a size 12 which is the biggest size I’ve ever worn. It took me some time to realize that this is the body I’ve been given and I need to accept that. As a Cuban girl, I was born with natural curves, but I don’t feel good, I feel uncomfortable and unhealthy at my current weight. Also, I have my family and friends constantly tell me I would be so much prettier if I were skinnier and I have the added pressure of working at a Television network surrounded by model-actresses. I love who I am, but I do need to take charge of my life and health. This blog is really great, and I love what it stands for. Reading other people’s stories has encouraged me to do something about the way I feel. And I hope that this story can reach others like me.
I’m in my early twenties and I’m still just trying to figure out how to feel good about the way I look. Thanks again for all the great posts!
i’m barbara and i’m 18 years old. i’ve struggled with eating disorders for about 3 years now and i have a really low self esteem T_T i’m still learning to appreciate my body. oh and i’m 5’5 and 176 pounds.
Hi everyone! This is my second submission. :) I’m Lexxa and 17 years old. 36DD-30-40. I’m a size 8/10 US.
Summer is just around the corner and I promised myself I’d feel confident in all of my bikinis this year. I might not have a perfect bikini body or a nice tan, but I am beautiful regardless. I want to be happy, and I have to stop putting myself down. However I do plan to have healthier habits.
Just stay confident, ladies ♥ Wear it like make up. :)