curvy vs. fat

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I dunno, maybe I'm a little too harsh on myself, but I always used to kind of think I could just say I was curvy as a euphemism for fat. I'd always just be like "oh you can't expect me to get back into the 120s, I'm curvy!" or "No way I could ever fit into a size 4, I'm too curvy."

But now that I AM back in the 120's and I AM a size 4, I look at my body and guess what? Yup. Curvy. Not fat (though I mean, I DO still have some extra flub to lose) but legitimately curvy. shapely. Pear-shaped for sure.

It's really strange discovering what your body is like without all that extra fluff. I knew enough not to expect to become Heidi Klum or whatever, but I still kinda thought losing weight would give me a straight body type, or somehow realign my bone structure so that I could have a thigh gap, or SOMETHING. I don't really know how to feel about it, either. "Curvy" is glamorized in the media and all that, and it IS beautiful...on Sofia Vergara. On me? It still looks and feels a little bit too close to "fat".

I can't change my body type, so I'll accept that. And sometimes curvy looks good on me. I'm not trying to be pre-pubescent boy skinny, but yeah, I'd like to be a little less bottom heavy. I still have work to do and progress to make, but I guess now's about the time to start accepting that even losing "that last 10 lbs" isn't gonna fix these tree-trunk thighs, haha.
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  • SKATER787
    Yes, you're too harsh on yourself. Otherwise, keep up the good work.

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    2118 days ago

    Check it out sista!
    2119 days ago
    I have thighs bigger than my waist.

    Also, sorry for the bluntness, but I think you have a great body. Pardon me.
    2120 days ago
    Hmmm it's interesting how differently we can perceive "curvy".. I don't think I'd peg you as curvy at all. And as for Sophia Vergara? To me, she's just skinny with big boobs lol. Who is curvy to me? Sara Ramirez from Grey's Anatomy. While others may consider her "fat", I would absolutely kill to be curvy in all her places!

    Anyway, I say as long as you are happy in your own skin, who cares? :) You have come such a long way, and look fabulous, and hope you feel fabulous too!

    2120 days ago
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