On Liking (Most Of) My Body”¦

I’m not skinny, it’s in my genes. I don’t think about myself as plus size, but I’ll let you decide by yourselves.

I’ve come to terms with my body. I’m curvy and thick, and as much as I exercise (which I don’t, but I’m saying this hypothetically) I would never look like this:

Image via lovelyish.com/ Jealous much? a little bit.

There’s a myth that the perfect women’s measures are 90-60-90 (or 36-24-36 inches for those in the English system).

That means 90cm boobs, 60cm waist and 90cm hips. It’s a curvy girl.


Holding my breath

Well, I’m curvy. I’m a 96-77-102 girl (38-30-40in). I’m definitely not skinny, but what can I do? I’m a Latin girl with curvy genetics (yes, I like to blame genes). I’m comfortable with my body for the most part, but I’m aware of my flaws:

  • Thighs: I have thick thighs; I say they’re thick rather than fat cause they don’t jiggle (yaay) because it’s all muscle. I have my dad’s mom to thank for it—she gave us big thighs and curvy legs, but thankfully they’re all muscle instead of fat.
  • Ribs: Yes, it’s a body part. The thing is, I have a broad rib cage which translates into a broad back and broad shoulders. It’s another of grandma’s gifts. This makes me look big in the upper part, so even if I have rockin’ abs (which I don’t), I’d still look big.
  • Boobs: They’re not big for some people’s standards; I’m a really full B or small C. I consider it a perfect size—not big enough to bother me, but big enough to look like I have some. Best of all I can gain some weight in the middle area without it being too noticeable.
  • Tummy: The dreaded part. I’ve never had a flat tummy. I guess I could if I exercised, but I don’t. I do have a waist line, which is great because it masks those little weight gains.
  • Arms: They’re not exactly big, but they tend to turn into what we call “the chicken wing”. You know, when your forearm dangles like a wing. Thankfully mine are not dangling”¦ yet.
  • Height: I’m short. I’m 1.56m high (5,12ft), so because I’m short, everything looks broader.

Now, let’s focus on the wedding. I’ll [hopefully] be wearing a big [BIG] dress that’ll cover my thighs and will be tight enough to show a reasonably small waist line, the problem here is my arms. I guess I should start lifting some weights. Shake weight anyone?


Image via PRLOG

Man it’s so weird to put this on the internet.

How about you? What do you like about your body? Is there anything you want(ed) to change for your wedding? Have you made peace with what you can’t change or are you trying to do something about it?


Mrs. Toadstool

Obregon, Mexico
Wedding Date:
December 2012
We Do(e): Flowers With A Magical Touch
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  1. msfairy Bee
    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 7:21 pm

    You’re such a beautiful girl!! 🙂

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    www.sorrentoweddings.com.au, Guest @ 7:01 am

    You look amazing !especially ina wedding dress !

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    MrsN2Be 590 posts, Busy bee @ 9:17 pm

    YOU are beautiful! I’d kill to have a body like yours!

    I have a large ribcage as well + big boobs (DD’s, almost DDD/E cup) and I’m overweight but even when I was “skinny” I wasn’t model thin, I was always curvy (I have big hips as well, all the females on my dad’s side have it & that’s where I get it), I wore a size 11/12 pants when I was 140lbs (I’m 5’6 1/2).
    Right now I’m working on losing weight to be healthy (it’s a bonus to look good for the wedding) & I am considering a shake weight because I DO have chicken wings for arms!!!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:58 am

    @MissCanyon: Great post, right on he spot.
    @MarieandIkeWedding: You’re right, I’m actually very heavy but it’s cause I am lots of bones and muscle, I rarely lose weight but losing inches is a blessing.
    @anemonie: mThat fat below the boobs, exactly. My torso looks so weird cause I’m lucky enough to have a defined waist line but then I get big under and up the waist and I look like an odd shaped hourglass. Lol
    @Jenniphyr: Oops, sorrry, I actually googled it cause I work in International System.

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:08 am

    @MrsN2Be: I recently bougt it an am loving it so far, you don’t feel sore but do feel it is working and I’ve got great reviews. I’ll let you know in a month or two.

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:16 am

    You have an amazing figure! If you want to tone (based on that photo, you don’t need to), you should try pilates. It really develops lean muscle tone.

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    jennicole01 371 posts, Helper bee @ 11:27 am

    Ditto on pushups! My husband and I did about four weeks or so of the One Hundred Push Ups program before our wedding (http://hundredpushups.com/), and the difference was AMAZING. I got back muscles! It’s not impossible, either — I started with only four pushups in a row and ended up at 22 consecutive/over 70 done at intervals! 🙂

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