(Closed) Who is happy with how their body looks?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper

I am NOT happy.

I am chunky with a “connect the dot” face.

 

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

What I don’t like about my body has nothing to do with my weight or musle tone (I am good on both of those.) I have some curves, so that makes me genuinely happy overall.

The thing I don’t like, which hasn’t really bothered me much until recently, Is the huge scar on my right side. It is huge, bumpy and white. More then 7 years ago, I fell off an ATV in the desert (I was being really stupid and risky). I don’t remember what exactly happened, I remember accelerating when I shouldn’t have, jumping in the air and then flipping over. I remember just laying there and felt like the wind was knocked out of me. I remember one of my guy friends rushing over to come pick me up. I fell on some rocks and brush, scraped up my entire side and had to go to the ER where they scrubbed it. I did not cry when I fell, but I was balling as they were scrubbing it. It was the worst pain ever! So, it healed over into this horrible scar that makes wearing bikinis very difficult for me and people either stare at it or ask me about it. Actually, when I was dress shopping, the consultant at one store was staring at it and not saying a single thing! I never went back there again after that.

My ex-boyfriend was an ass about it, actually he was an ass in general, but he actually told me that I would have had the most perfect body if it wasn’t for that scar. Like wtf!

 

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I dont know. I feel like I should be, but lately I have been horrified with how my butt/thighs look. I exercise A LOT but not having a kitchen for a month and a half due to a renovation made it really hard to eat well. Plus, the weeks after the wedding things were really hectic and my exercising slowed.

I’m slowly working towards losing about 5 pounds and seeing how I feel. My clothes still fit and stuff, but I dont feel as though they look as nice as they used to. I just feel gross and my endurance is not there. If my lower half was a little smaller and I didnt go “OMG” when I see it in the mirror I might actually be content.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Like most women, I have had my share of body image issues throughout my life.  I find that I am a lot happier with my body when I am concentrating on what it does for me rather than just how it looks.  I have been going to yoga sculpt classes (a mix of yoga, cardio, and weights) 3-4 times/week since October, and seeing the improvements I’ve made really makes me feel proud and happy.  Yes, I like that I am toning up – but my cardio stamina has improved TONS, I can lift heavier weights than ever before, and I am getting more flexible every day.  Of course, there are still some days where I feel down on myself & wish there were things about my body I could magically change – but overall, my sense of accomplishment really makes me appreciate & want to take good care of my body!  I think I am finally learning to accept that my body will never be “perfect,” but it’s the only one I have, and life is too short to waste time obsessing over flaws.

So, yes – I would say that overall, I am pretty happy with how I look.  I’m not perfect, but my relationship with my body is the healthiest it’s ever been.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

There are things that I would improve, but overall I am pretty pleased!  I eat great and workout regularly.  We are a pretty active family though and live in a part of the country where we don’t get cold snowy winters so we can be outdoors 365 days a year!

I am however, pregnant with our third and somehow that makes me love my body even more. If anything, it is motivation to stay fit and make sure that my diet stays on track!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I quite literally broke down crying today over how terrible I think my body looks now … so definitely not me. It’s my fault though – I don’t eat very well at all, and I hardly exercise. It’s just hard because I never used to have to … and now apparanly I do. D: 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

I hate my body. I am dieting and working on getting to my goal of being fit and healthy by my 36 birthday. I need to put me first. I tend to always put everyone else before me, and push my needs back.

I had terrible pregnancies with my kids including toxemia and placenta previa. I gained a lot of weight and retained water like mad. So my skin got stretched. I have loose, flabby arms, a huge butt and thighs, some cottage cheese goiing on, boobs have nursed three babies so no need to describe there. The only thing I do love are my calves. I inherited my grandmothers wicked lower legs. But my stomach…kinda flat but flabby.

I am utterly embarrased by it. I really hope to lose the 50 pounds I need to drop..I basically hover aound 195 always…and need to tone up. I have Jillian Michaels DVD s and am committing to make a change to my lifestyle and put my first to change this, because I can’t go on like this.

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@fivemonthsnotice:  wow that’s awesome you’re ready for a change! Good for you!

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MrsFuzzyFace:  I’ve been doing Insanity and Insanity:Asylum the last couple months and I love it. I have never had abs before in my life nor have I ever had random strangers come up to me and ask me what I’m doing to stay in shape 🙂 What kind of shape are you trying to get into??

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Considering I eat a SHEDLOAD of food whenever, and do very little to no actual exercise (aside from a lot of sex and walking, though do those REALLY count? Lol) and I’m an American size 4 and fairly well proportioned for the most part with quite good skin and hair, I am quite happy. If I worked on it, it could look pretty damn good, but I’m happy enough as it is for the most part (plus I can’t be arsed and I have been told to take it easy for a while on account of health issues)

Post # 27
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Newbee

Very happy! I’m 5’5 120lbs, 30-23-33 with 34b boobs. I recently lost 30lbs, and while I wouldn’t mind toning up a bit, my body is great.  I’m finally at a place where I’m able to recognize that, and it feels so good. 

Edit: I should add I do want to lose 5-10lbs. Not because I feel I need to, just because I like the way I look while on the slightly thinner side. Plus I have a huge wardrobe full of clothes that are just *slightly* too small, and losing the little bit of weight would add so much more to my usable closet. 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m getting there. I finally had a breakdown the other night before bed. I had just seen a new doctor and we had discussed my weight. It made me really look at myself and what I have been doing to my body for 30 years, lots of unhealthy habits.

So I am crying my eyes out to my FH just realizing how bad I want to change my body. I have done a lot of drastic changes and hope to see the benefits soon. I’d like to be under 200 by the time we get married in a year, so that’s about 40 to 50lbs. I think its doable. Then after that I’d like to lose another 30 before TTC. I have cut out all soda, which I can tell you just by doing that I feel so much better. I am watching what I eat and i make myself workout just about everyday. I am using EA Active SPorts 2 on Wii and let me tell you how much i love that. Keeps me really motivated and I can already see some changes in my body. I’m using 10lbs weights instead of the resistance bands and my arms are loving it. I might be able to go wear a tank top this summer without feeling self concious about my arms.

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m happier with it now than I have been in a long time. 5’10, 165ish, usually a size 8 or 10. I’ve been doing a weight training program lately so for once in my life I actually have decent muscles. I really notice my thighs and butt now (thank you squats) and I actually have some decent arm muscles going on. I still have more flab than I’d like, but overall, yeah I’m happy.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve worked hard and lost a lot of weight and can finally say I’m very happy with my body. As others have said, their are definitely things I’d still love to change and tone and some of that is do-able and some of that is unrealistic. I will never realistically be a 6′ tall Victoria’s Secret model, and once that’s accepted I can move on and work my hardest to look my best.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I started doing more serious weight training and have been feeling way more confident, especially about my arms. I love to eat, so I’m pretty happy with how I look considering how much I indulge! Even at my skinniest, I always have some jiggle on my tummy–I’ve come to realize I’ll probably never have washboard abs. I wear a size 6 and feel pretty comfortable at this size…I’ve been bigger and I’ve been smaller but I feel good where I am at now.

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