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

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Not happy with it, but happier than I was with it 3 months ago. I have always been at a healthy weight for my height but I am so flabby everywhere. I don’t really care what I weigh, I’m just tired of muffin top and jiggly thighs. I think I need to lose another 10 pounds of fat and I will be happy.

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m mostly happy. I’m happy with my weight and my shape, but I’m not happy about the bit of cellulite I have on my thighs. It’s pretty much here to stay, though, exercise doesn’t do much to get rid of it. If I could afford that laser treatment I would totally do it! My Fiance tells me he loves my body pretty much every day, though, so that definitely makes me feel good 🙂

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am unhappy but I get happier everyday Smile

Admittedly I’m a lot happier now than i was a year ago I was in my final year of university super stressed and 5″ 1 with 150 pounds and heading upwards. One graduation, a cheating boyfriend and horrible breakup (in which I was told by my ex that I had let myself go and become sloppily fat and called a pig by his new girlfriendnew mind u it wasn’t like I was not trying to lose the weight I went to gym 7 days a week ate well and dieted but it just wouldn’t budge.) later I’m still  5″1 and now 137 pounds. 

Interestingly enough ever since he and I broke up the weight has just been melting off me.

Anyway eventually I’ll get to 115 – 120 and toned which is where I want to be. Then I’ll be happy. 

Post # 35
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Bee Keeper

I could stand to tone up but I’m generally happy with my shape. 

Post # 37
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Bee Keeper

I’m generally happy but I honestly feel I should look better than I do considering I do not eat junk food and I go to the gym about 4 times a week. My fiance tells me I have a seeing problems when I tell him all the things I hate about my body. But I really think it has to do with the fact that I was overweight before and still see my self that way.

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly. Yes.  I still have weight anxiety despite the fact that I am pretty happy with it.  I’m 5’4″ and 120 lbs.  I used to starve myself to be 108.  Now at this weight I am running faster, harder, and longer than ever before.  I’ve become the athlete I have always wanted to be.  I have abs.  I eat healthy.  i really am doing the best I can to be the best version of “me” that I can find, and so I am happy with that. 

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am half happy. I am happy with my upper half and not so happy with my lower! My thighs have always been the hardest part to lose. I am currently getting back into running and when it is not scorching hot in my apartment doing Insanity. Hopefully this heat wave dies done because I am much better at Insanity then running!

Post # 41
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169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

i have a lot of hang ups with my body but i am a recovering Anorexic. I went down to 4.5 stone which is 63lbs and have struggled ever since with relapses and trying to keep weight on. I snapped out of it for my nan who is no longer with us but she keeps me from going back there just by being in my thoughts. I would love to be curvier and because i had to gain weight rapidly i have lots of stretch marks which i hate but im lucky to be alive.

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I am happy with myself, and I do crossfit 4x per week to stay that way.  Mainly my fitness goals are to increase my stregnth and muscle tone, but I like what I see in the mirror now too! 

Post # 43
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Bumble bee

I gained a fair amount of weight in the past year (20 pounds; I was very underweight before, and am not at a ‘healthy’ weight) and have purpleish-red stretch marks on the inside and outside of my thighs. I feel horrible about them and I refuse to wear a bikini because of them. I wish I could say I was happy about everything else, but I’m not. (I don’t work out, but I’m a size 4 and don’t over-eat). If my stretch marks would GO AWAY, I think I’d be perfectly content. 🙂

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have zero body hang ups. No matter what my body looks like, I am happy in that moment. It’s what I have. Could I be healthier? yes more toned? yep! But every stretch mark has a story as well as every scar. I earned the fat I have by affording too much food lol and when I am thinner I will have earned every muscle.

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@WillyNilly:  Thank-you for posting that link. I love Scarlett!

It’s nice to see REAL pictures of celebrities. I wish they’d always show photos like that! We’d all feel more normal.

..and I thought I’d post a pic of myself too. I feel good about myself, and I really wish more people could feel that way about themself too. Life is WAY too short to hate your body. Personally, I know I have flaws, but I just REALLY focus on my parts that I love, and ignore my less flattering atributes.

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsFuzzyFace:  Okay, first off, let me say, I think most people want what they don’t have. People that have curly hair want straight hair. People that have straight hair want curly hair. Natural blondes, want to be dark, etc.

I work out 5 days per week, sometimes 6, depending upon my schedule. I’m 34 years old. I think I look good for my age. I also think “happy” is a happening thing. I don’t believe happiness is an everlasting feeling, otherwise who would know what happiness is once they felt it? Am I “happy” with how my body looks? Yes, I am, could I be happier, yes, I could.:-) I know women older than me with three kids that look better, I also know 19 year old girls who aren’t in as good of shape as I am.

To get the results I’d like, right now I’m working out 5-6 times per week. I do weight lifting 4 days, a class one day and cardio every day. I do high intensity cardio only 3 of those days as I’m still trying to gain muscle mass. I try to keep my caloric intake between 1400 and 1800 calories per day depending upon how much I work out. I eat close to my weight in protein each day. I try to keep my fat and carb content on the low side of normal for my weight. Most of the carbs I eat are complex carbs/fiber. I’m not a fitness model but I’m proud of my progression. Attached is a picture from two months ago. I need to take a new one but I’m on the verge of my period and holding enough water for an elephant. 🙂

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