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579258 tn?1250649343

Body Image ????

Do you have or have you had a problem with the way your body looks or in the perception of your size???

Would like to hear from you .. share your experience .. and if you've learned from it or still struggling with it.  

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Now don't get me wrong....I LoVe my body even before when I was 60lbs heavier, but I have allot of flaws that I see and wish i could improve them. I have allot of curves and bubble butt and feel sometimes a bit self consience if I think somebody is looking at my butt. I know allot of ladies who like that attention, but not me, I feel weird  about that.

Only nice thing about a bubble butt is that it fills out a pair of jeans real nice! LOL

All in all I do LoVe my body no matter what and I am somewhat OK with it at this point.
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362249 tn?1441315018
I put issue cus same as msn.. I love my body but i have learned there is always gonna be something im poking at that i dont like! But I am happier now and am enjoying my figure again!
Msn.. Dont worry about the bubble butt I got it too LOL!! Like you said we fill out jeans in the back very well and dont forget EVERY1 will hate on your butt even girls!! I've had lots of girls look at me like WOW! she's white and she has a butt!! It's nice though to be filled out everywhere and be the envy in that way LOL!
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483733 tn?1326798446
I'm another bubble butt and have learned that dressing right helps - you need to accentuate the waist and the boobs!  I am much bigger than I used to be and really wish my butt, thighs and abdomen were smaller but the only one that really affects how I live my life is my arms - will not wear no sleeves or anything that shows off the waggle.  I find when I look in the mirror that I feel pretty good but whenever I see most pictures taken of me I am shocked at how big I look - it doesn't match my mirror perception!  Total opposite of anorexia!
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711224 tn?1344771687
I just hate the way I kook I try avoiding looking at mirrors as much as I can. I try to hide  my body as much as I can under large clothes. I like buying clothes but it always ends up the same way, I don't wear them. I never try clothes on b4 buying them coz of the huge mirrors everywhere!!! I try not to have a pix taken of me, I always hate them...
But I'm working on it!!!
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Hahaha your so right!!!! I went to a high school that was mostly spanish and black, and I remeber the girls looking at me with attitude cause the guys would be talking to me instead of them. But hey I was there type...white, blond, green eyes, bubble butt and an ok boob size!!!! LOL

I still get the looks. I try to be "happy" with it that I can still turn heads, but it still sometimes creeps me a bit!

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748902 tn?1286034758
I hate the way my body looks, more now than i did before i lost weight, it has gone all flabby and wobbly, i particulay hate my arms, i'v got great big bat wings that just dont want to disappear no matter what i do,
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362249 tn?1441315018
lol sounds like me too im white green eyes but i got brown hair! Yeah i attract too much attention sometimes 2 i went to the club one time and a group of guys were chking me out with me walking arm in arm with my DH i turned and gave them the bird LOL!! But i thought it was rude you see a girl walking with her man and you still are there whispering to your buddies how she looks good!! And I have had some guys for some stupid reason didnt think my husband knew Spanish and they would be talking about my butt in Spanish and he would be like those guys are chking you out!!

LOL oh dont get me started on boobs either! I used to be flat but gaining weight they decided to "pop out" and now i swear they have a mind of their own!! Im having trouble fitting in swim suit tops cus they wanna fly out!! and i used to get told i belong to the IBTC and now like last time at the club some girls who were much bigger than me were like hey you have nice boobs!! I was like what they did say? WOW! I never got compliments b4 LOL!!

I say now you got curves flaunt em and love em!! LOL!
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770551 tn?1305578901
I used to have horrible body image.  I was 5 foot 7  150lbs and wore a 36DD bra from 6th grade (Age 10) on.  My friends always said I was lucky, but I got picked up on by way older guys & it always made me very uncomfortable, I even got picked up on by a teacher my freshman year of high school ( he told me I needed a man to keep me warm) YUCK!!  I always wore Big T-shirts and flannel pants.  Never anything that brought any attention to my figure. I wanted people to see me, not my boobs.   Not only that but all of the female family members I was around were 5 foot 2 and under (my mom's 4 foor 11).  They were so cute & little. I felt like attack of the 50 foot woman.  It wasn't until I was out on my own that I started experimenting with the feminienty ( cute panties, bras that weren't built to support an army). The self confidence I developed living on my own & seeing that I was strong enough to take care of myself helped with my body image.  By the time I got married I was pretty happy with myself. I could even joke with my husband that if he wanted to look me in the eyes they were about 18 inched higher (he is a breast man).  But it wasn't until I had kids that I realized how awesome my body was.  It could help create, protect and nurture these mircles.  I still have a little issue with the 50 foot woman at family get togethers but instead of slouching I wear my three inch heals & stand next to my 6 foot 4 in husband and kiss my grandma on top of her cute little head.
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730826 tn?1317943334
Im trying to change my mind around and be happy with what I have no matter what it is. Ive always been so self conscious about the way I look. Even when I was 100lbs (I was really sick for a year and a half) I never thought I looked good. I mean, I know I have a cute face but everything else....eww. My biggest problem is the flab! Not really fat but flabby skin (and fat but not mainly fat) and the good ol' cellulitejust above my knees.

Recently I picked my hubby up from work and a guy and a girl from work needed a ride. The next day both the guy AND girl, woudlnt stop talking about how "hot" I was, and "effing gorgeous" I was. I could not believe it. I honestly thought they were joking. I told my hubby to stop making stuff up, but he swears he wasnt. The next time I dropped hubby off at work, the rest of the guys he works with crowded around my car and said yeah he was right.

My hubby always tells me I look good, and Im so cute, but he loves me, so I expected he would say that no matter what. He says it a lot when Im feeling down about myself. He also says "i love you the way you are but if your not happy, work out some more and eat less."  Since all the guys (and girls) at his work said how good looking I am, Im trying not too look at the little things that dont matter and look at how I feel.
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730826 tn?1317943334
PS. Im jealous of the bubble bums! Ive got thighs, not really any bum. I hate my highs. Even really heavy people have niecer thighs than mine. Google 80 year old women with fat thighs, thats what mine look like!


Elaine, I think thats what my big problem was when I was 100lbs. I remember telling my friend, I missed being fat. Now that its back, I dont miss it!
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193609 tn?1292180293
I have always had a negative body image. I remember in school wearing the same jacket every day, all day long, so that no one would notice my size (dumb I know, but I was a "chunky" kid). I have NO butt....my pants always sag in the back!!!!! It is horrible. I have wide hips, so by the time I get a pair of jeans that fit my hips, they are hanging everywhere else and make me look bigger than I am! I am working on my body image and I have a lot more confidence since I have lost 40 lbs, but I still have a long way to go before I feel comfortable in clothes and how they look.
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362249 tn?1441315018
I was always self conscious in school ALWAYS! I was super stick skinny and every1 used to tell me how flat i was and i had no figure so i always covered up by wearing tomboy clothes baggy jeans baggy sweaters even boy sneakers!! It was actually gaining the weight and growing up that made me see how good my figure was and how to dress alot more lady like!!
The part i dont mind or regret about gaining weight is my boobs! If i had not gained the weight they would have never come out of hiding LOL! And then who know i guess i would be like my DH's cousins GF shes my age and stick thin and she just got her boobs done, i would never do such a thing!!
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730826 tn?1317943334
Sunshine and cheyenne, I know what you mean about the clothes issue. Like sunshine, It was always flannel jammie pants. Always a hoody to go with it. I felt so uncomfortable if I was wearing anything less.

I have to say, the cute panties and bra, ALWAYS make me feel better. If fact, Im wearing my favorite seamless black booty short-cut panties now. :D
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770551 tn?1305578901
I didn't like when I lost alot of weight either.  I had an episode of depression & was down to 129lb.  I felt weak & my head looked way bigger than the rest of my body.  When I see pictures of myself during that time I call it my playschool head period ;-D
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