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Sunday, 4 May 2014

Love EVERY Body #6

Hi folks. The sixth assignment for Love EVERY Body focuses on our stomach/waist: 'Bum. How do you feel about your butt? Is it muscly or squidgy? Do you have a freckled tush or maybe a tattooed one? How do you feel about your bottom. Do you have junk in the trunk or a flat 'un?'

I have (and always have had) a big bum, they run in my Mother's side of the family (along with small breasts). It's not fashionably big though, I mean it sticks out a bit but it has more 'length' than err...alright, I'm not going down that road! I kinda like it. It's squishy and seems to be popular with the lads.

It can be a bit of a pain with clothes, though. Things in this department have improved drastically since I've learnt (somewhat) how to work with my shape, but I'm still usually a size bigger on bottom than on top and have problems with trousers gaping in places that they shouldn't most of the time. It's also a pain full stop; I've recently been experiencing a lot of discomfort from sitting down and the type of chair/length of time doesn't seem to matter. I don't know why this is. I have put on a little weight so it could be that, I guess.

I have a birth mark just above my bum somewhere. I don't really notice it myself, I couldn't even point it out to you, but I remember my Mum mentioning it and saying it looks like a strawberry.

As much as I don't mind my bum in it's own right, as part of my figure I still struggle to accept it; it's part of the loving your body journey I suppose. I'm bottom heavy but I'm not curvy, meaning my body shape isn't in the 'good fat' or 'popular' demographic. Combined with small breasts, I'm unbalanced. I'm working on being OK with that, but I do still struggle to stop myself from thinking 'if I had larger breasts I'd be curvier, ergo more attractive'.

Yep, I know, I need to kick myself up the backside and see sense...!

10 comments:

  1. Look at all the old paintings, the ladies in those always had big bums, rounded bellies and small boobies. Bodies haven't really changed that much over the years, but expectations have. Tell yourself you're Boticelli's Venus.

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    1. So true, wise words as always Leah x

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  2. As Leah said, big boobs have just been something recent in the last few years. You look perfect as you are! Fuck "Good Fat" and "Popular" demographics, those are stupid ideas, you are who you are and it's crap to fit people into stupidly over the top beauty standards. It's ridiculous. And you are curvy, you just have curves in different places to others!!

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    1. Thank you, I have plenty of rolls I know that for sure...just not edible ones! x

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  3. Kick yourself in that lovely bum indeed! Glad you're learning to love it. I'm sure it's lovely. :)

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  4. You're perfect the way you are! :D I'm also a pear shape (small on top, big on bottom). While it's still challenging for clothes, there are many benefits to this body type. We don't have back problems because of heavier boobs. We have plenty of cushion for sitting for long periods of time. And so much more!

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    1. Thank you :) yes, that's very true, although I've been experiencing a lot of 'bum ache' recently from sitting down, not sure why that is! x

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  5. I think we have similar shapes, large bum small boobs. I never really thought about it being unbalanced but i guess I am. I can't remember the last time I wore a pair of triusers that weren't jeans or made of stretch jersey. I always blamed my hips but thinking about it I think it could be the bum! oh well luckily I enjoy wearing dresses and not something I think about too often x

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    1. Don't absorb my negativity lol! I wear jeggings most of the time now. I'm not very 'hippy' (ha), it's all junk in the trunk! x

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