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I have spent years hating my body. Years. In fact, I have spent more of my life hating it than I have loving it. But I’m finally a point where I can honestly say that (most of the time) I love it. Even on the days that I don’t love it, I don’t hate it.

Yes, I have lumps and bumps and bulges and rolls. I’m not perfect, but I’m perfectly normal. So are you. To all of those ladies and men thinking ‘I am ugly because I’m not perfectly smooth and polished’, guess what? Every other single damn person is thinking the same thing, and those who aren’t at some point are either a) kidding themselves, or they’ve figured out some magic enlightenment that they’re hoarding all for themselves. But for the rest of us, these thoughts are not uncommon, but they don’t have to be dangerous.

Sure, I have moments where I think, ‘I wish I wasn’t so bulgy.. I wish my stomach didn’t make a roll when I sit down.. I wish my legs were so chubby’.. But that’s who I am, there’s nothing I can do about it. That’s my genetic makeup, I have to deal with it. So I trained myself to use my soft tummy, my adorable bulges and my thick thighs to my advantage. Now the bad days aren’t so bad. I remind myself that they aren’t because of how I actually look, it’s all in my head. Self love is not impossible, it’s entirely possibly and it’s equally wonderful. You have it in you, because you are fucking fabulous. The only person standing in the way of you realizing and embracing that is you.

Today is Tummy Love Tuesday. Today I am having a hard time loving my tummy. With the nice summer weather coming, I’m of two mind sets.. 1) I’m all about cute dresses, and I can’t wait for bathingsuit season. 2) I’m really nervous because I don’t want people to see my body/tummy.
A big part of self-love to me is being able to acknowledge when you feel unpretty or less than sexy. I could post this picture and say ‘hot damn, look at this fine tummy!’, but I’d be lying and this blog is about being honest when I don’t feel beautiful. I know why I’ve been feeling crummy about myself lately, but that doesn’t make it any easier. The feelings are still there, and they still suck.
I’m not looking for sympathy, or compliments. I just wanted to be honest and share where I’m at right now. As much as I do love myself for the most part, I still fall into slumps where I feel like crap. This is just one of those slumps. I gotta take the lows with the highs, right?

Everyone has those days where they feel less than attractive, or too chubby, too boxy, too lumpy, etc. that’s how I feel today. This past weekend was a lot of pasta, pizza, and booze. I just don’t feel like my normal curvy, delicious self. I am posting this specifically to remind myself (and others) that these days happen to everyone, and while they are shitty and annoying, they don’t last forever. I’ll be back to my normal self soon. It’s just a pain in the butt when they do happen.

b-ireneee:

does black & white make my chubb look mysterious? chubby & mysterious? just chubby? Whatever lol

HOW AM I JUST SEEING THIS NOW?! WHAT A BABE! 

The people who get angriest about fat girls looking good and feeling hot are the people who are the most strongly invested in the idea that a person has to be skinny in order to be happy, healthy, and loved.

Lesley Kinzel, CNN.com   (via kittenjpg)

I can say from personal experience, this was me as a bitter skinny girl.  I feel way better about myself now, when I’m fat.  I also feel more valued, and more loved.  Fatness has been very good for me, and has made me less of a judgmental dick.

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blissfvlmyth:

Because sometimes I feel really good about myself. And you should feel good about yourself and love your body like I’m trying to learn how to.

blissfvlmyth:

Because sometimes I feel really good about myself. And you should feel good about yourself and love your body like I’m trying to learn how to.

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