Today I was shopping for swimsuits when a women (whom I don’t know) commented “oh too bad you’re not ready for swim suit season! seems to always sneak up on everyone” to which I replied “oh no, I’m more than ready!” Today was also the first day in 3 years that I’ve worn a two piece and I couldnt be happier with the way I look. Just a reminder to never let your body control your life or happiness! 36-33-45, 5 feet tall, and unashamed of my body!
38 inch bust, 30 inch waist, 42 inch hips
Hello beautiful ladies! My name is Julia, I am 23 years old and a teacher! I used to always be so insecure with my body but I am learning to love it. It is a process and I eat healthy and workout daily so clearly I am healthy, and this little bit of fat on my body is OK! I am trying to teach myself it looks good, because I think you ALL look amazing, so why cant I think that about myself?! LOVE YOU ALL! :)
5’4” 150lbs 36C size 8-10
38 inch bust, 30 inch waist, 42 inch hips
I have submitted here before, but that was last year. I don’t know my measurements, but I am 23 years old, 5’5” and I hover somewhere around 140 lbs.
Last summer was really stressful for me. I got on the scale one morning and the number was close to 200 lbs. With family issues and a failing relationship piling on, I ended up putting my stresses into working out and I ended up losing 40 pounds. I’m still not society’s ideals of perfect, nor do I want to be.
I’m working on toning up both physically and mentally. I’ve still got insecurities about my thighs and stretch marks and the saggy skin on my arms, but that’s just part of who I am and I’m teaching myself to love it all. And maybe this year I’ll be confident enough to actually wear a bikini. This blog is beautiful and has helped me so much.
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I despise my thighs but I’ll be damned if I spend another hot summer hiding them in board shorts.
38 | 29 | 42
5’7” 38-27-44. 170lbs. This is a great site! I am 30 and always struggling with my weight. Especially since I’m a special fx artist & body painter and work with teeny tiny models all the time. It took a lot of zombie makeup to get me in a bikini and shorts, lol. I am learning to love my booty, because its not going anywhere! But I am proud of my curves and my artistic abilities!
All my life I always felt fat. At a young age other kids would exclude me, they would make fun of me, I always felt uncomfortable eating around people, and I had trouble making friends because I had a low self esteem.
As I got older, people became slightly more accepting of me, I also was not as chubby as I was as a little kid. But in the back of my mind there was always something telling me that I would never be good enough and that I’m ugly and should stop eating. I still get it from time to time.
Sooner or later I sort of adopted a “whatever” attitude towards my weight and everything. It was in this mindset that I realized I’m not as bad as I think I am. I may not be a cute little wisp that could be blown away by a gust of wind, but I am happy with who I am, even with my little chest and full hips. It’s ok to look like this, it’s not abnormal. I’m going to embrace the body I was born with.
My name’s Kate, and I’m 5’5”, 160 pounds, 37-31-39.
I’ve always been obsessed with fashion, which is an incredibly difficult arena to love sometimes when you’re not a size 2. Thankfully, I ADORE retro, 1950s fashion, which has instilled a ton of confidence in me!
I’ve always lusted after a career at a fashion magazine, with my goal being to change the way the magazine industry views women’s bodies. I want to feature women of all sizes and shapes and prove that fashion, truly, is for everyone.
I had a pretty big body freakout recently, as I got a summer internship at Marie Claire magazine. For a little while, I doubted everything I love about my body, curves and all, afraid that I wouldn’t fit in in the magazine industry if I didn’t diet like a maniac. But now, I’m seeing clearly. I’m staying exactly as I am, and continuing on my path to helping women adore themselves from head to toe.
Photo Taken by Kristyn Nucci
but am I talking about Bev or the bathing suit??