(Closed) Self tanning lotion = cancer??

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 78
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

one of Dove’s newer campaigns has an experienced police sketch artist draw women twice. For one, they describe themselves. For another, a total stranger seeing them for the first time describes them. Then they hold them side by side. Of course, the woman’s self-described photos are much worse than the stranger’s perspective.

 

This is the part that caught my attention the most: 

 I do wish he criticized me a little less, but it’s partially my faul tbecause if he’s ever quiet or withdrawn I just ask him if it’s my hair or makeup that’s bothering him, or if I don’t look that good.  Definitely a strange thing for me to do, but my father left my mother when she got older and gained weight (although she says that wasn’t the reason) and I don’t want the same thing to happen to me.

 

I’m sure you do your hair and makeup beautifully!! I can’t imagine the first guess of why someone’s SO is in a withdrawn mood is it’s prbly your hair or makeup! no way girl. don’t question your gorgeousness!!

 

Post # 79
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@MrsCarnival  

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@MrsCarnival  

Love this! But evne more importantly: don’t say anything negative about yourself to you!!!

Post # 80
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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@anon00  I used to be exactly like this, low self worth aaaall the way, went to therapy for it and nothing changed.

 

It slowly started changing around the 25 year mark, partly because I met my now Fiance and he has been the most patient man in the history of “are you SURE you don’t think I’m ugly”-pestering, partly because other parts of my life situation changed and I could suddenly see that I was very intelligent, interesting, creative and partly because, I think, I got a little older and could suddenly see through all the absolute sh*t we women get told by magazines etc about what we need look like.

 

What I want to say is that you absolutely can gain confidence and that you will realise that you are a beautiful, amazing woman.

 

I think, based on my own experience, that something that could help – on top of all the other very, very good suggestions – is if you start putting some attention into other aspects of your life, other than keeping your body in tip-top shape, so you can learn to see that you are so much more than a collection of bodyparts.

 

Do you like poetry? Languages? Painting? Politics? Pretty much anything that you would enjoy and be passionate about developing skills in/knowledge of.

 

 

 

Post # 82
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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@anon00  lol yeah, therapy can be a bit of a lottery, depending on the therapist you get. (had good experiences too!)

I think you’ll be OK, lady. You must have loads of willpower to be a bodybuilder, and talking so openly about your insecurities here is brave; two qualities that can get you very far – and that is just what little of yourself you have shared here. I’m willing to bet that you are quite an awesome person underneath the insecurities. πŸ™‚

Post # 84
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@anon00  Good morning! What did you decide that you like about yourself today?

Post # 86
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@anon00  Holy buckets! That’s pretty darn impressive πŸ™‚ I’m lucky if I can get the bag of dog food out of the car and into the house lol. I am also glad that you like your tummy πŸ™‚

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