I have finally come up to terms with my stretch marks and I think they’re quite adorable now.
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I just want to take a moment and thank everyone who follows me! All of your lovely messages and submissions have really put a smile on my face! :)
I’m glad you know you’re not the only one who feels this way. It’s completely okay. A very good portion of the WORLD has stretch marks. And we’re keepin’ it sexy!!! ahaha :)
You guys need to stop doubting yourself so much. Stretch marks ARE beautiful! If anyone is going to make you feel bad about yourself over something as small as having stretch marks, are they really worth your time to begin with? No.
And heck- maybe you’ll never think stretch marks are as beautiful as I (and thousands of others) think they are, but that is no reason to destroy your self-esteem. You’re worth so much more than that. And you are beautiful, whether you see it yourself or not. I’m sorry you feel this way, and hope you will be able to except your wonderful self exactly as you are in the near future. In the meantime though, stay positive and keep smiling. Tomorrow is a brand new day, and you never know when you’ll feel better about yourself. :) But you have to keep trying! Don’t listen to others, discover how you feel about a subject first, then hear what other people have to say. Form your own opinion and stay strong. You’ll love yourself soon. :)
This is getting rather long, so I’ll sum it up. I do care about you all. For every single person who has followed me, I’ve scrolled through every. single. one. of your tumblrs. I know your names, where you’re from, where you’re going. Do you want to know something you all have in common? You’re trying to feel better about your stretch marks. Want to know who follows me? Women who are going through pregnancy/have been pregnant, people who are overweight/lost weight, men who feel self-conscious about their stretch marks from weightlifting, teenagers who are getting their first stretch marks, people with diseases whose medication has caused them to gain stretch marks, anorexics, bulimics, short people, tall people, all ages, races, and shapes. And I care about you all. The first step in accepting yourself is a very brave step. I commend you for wanting to improve your self-esteem and creating a positive mindset. I feel the need to deeply thank you all for finding my tumblr and wanting to share your journey with me. As I wrote for my very first post (all the way back in 2011), “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” This is an Eleanor Roosevelt quote. She was a wise woman. :)
I want to continue spreading the stretch mark appreciation! And just as you all have shared your journey of accepting your stretch marks with me, I hope to share my story with you in the future. :)
Thank you all again! And always remember how radiant and wonderful you are!!~~
|05.26.13 @ 03:11||2 notes||Permalink|
I’ve had a lot of women ask me how I became okay with my stretch marks and not self conscious about them. My answer is simple… I’m proud of my stretch marks because they prove that I’m really alive.
I was hospitalized for my bulimia and I very easily could have died. When I began to recover I…
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This is a post to show all you thinblrs and fitblrs that stretchmarks are NORMAL and they happen to EVERYONE.
I’m skinny - a lot of people accuse me of being underweight and needing to “get some meat on your bones.” My thighs are each 19 in. around, I weigh 117 pounds, and I have a BMI of 18.8. I have to consume about 2400 calories a day, given my level of exercise. I run every other day and do cross training & strength on the off days, and I take one rest day a week. So I guess you could say I’m fit and thin.
But I still have stretchmarks on my thighs. It’s not because I was skinny, gained weight, and then lost it. It was from starting cross country in high school, gaining leg muscle, and thus stretching my skin before it could grow.
Stretchmarks can also be hereditary - if your mother or father had them, you’re more likely to develop them more easily than if your parents didn’t have them.
Stretchmarks aren’t ugly, they don’t make you fat, they don’t make you a loser, they don’t make you anything any more than the color of your skin does. Nearly everyone gets them at some point in time.
Calm down and love your body & yourself :)
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