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:
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.
- 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?
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?
- Obregon, Mexico
- Research Assistant
- Wedding Date:
- December 2012
- Hacienda los Agaves