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post #1 of 141
Thread Starter 
I just have to say something...every time someone shows pics of themselves in their jeans, they say things like, "I apologize for my huge butt," "I know I look fat," etc. I've only been on the site for a month, but I have really started to notice some serious body image issues. Why are you apologizing for your body? Who are you answering to? Just some thoughts.

I would post pics of myself in my Sevens (and I probably will), but I might induce nightmares with the size of my booty. And I'm proud of it! My point is this: don't apologize for your body. Just be comfortable with it. And I guess that's better said than done, but I think it's important to try.
post #2 of 141
Not everyone is comfortable with the body they have.. I try to lose weight, but its hard.
post #3 of 141
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Originally Posted by MissNinaG View Post
I just have to say something...every time someone shows pics of themselves in their jeans, they say things like, "I apologize for my huge butt," "I know I look fat," etc. I've only been on the site for a month, but I have really started to notice some serious body image issues. Why are you apologizing for your body? Who are you answering to? Just some thoughts.

I would post pics of myself in my Sevens (and I probably will), but I might induce nightmares with the size of my booty. And I'm proud of it! My point is this: don't apologize for your body. Just be comfortable with it. And I guess that's better said than done, but I think it's important to try.


I couldn't agree more Please post pics of your booty. I'm jealous.... I have the Asian flat ass syndrome. I lost 36 pounds and its even flatter than ever before!!!
post #4 of 141
shoesies! forgot to tell you i love your new avi! and hat!!

ps you better post those trs rainbows in the tr forum one day! pleaaaaaaase! i wanna see how they turned out!
post #5 of 141
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Originally Posted by dweckl View Post
Interesting thread. As if there's not enough pressure to look good in the real world, you're on a premium-denim forum. People around here probably care more than the average person about what they look like.

I'm probably in the worst shape of any forum member by far. This is why I don't post pictures of myself, because I can't handle the pressure of people calling me "potato belly" and "bacon ass" and "ham asswich." Even at age 49, my parents still call me "Rotundo" when my real name is Reynaldo.

Here's a picture of me in my new Sears sweats.

dweckl, you are just NOT right!!!!!
post #6 of 141
I forgot!!! But I will, I promise!! They are my favorite jeans at the moment and I love them!! Thanks for the compliment on the pic with the hat!
post #7 of 141
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Originally Posted by dweckl View Post
Interesting thread. As if there's not enough pressure to look good in the real world, you're on a premium-denim forum. People around here probably care more than the average person about what they look like.

I'm probably in the worst shape of any forum member by far. This is why I don't post pictures of myself, because I can't handle the pressure of people calling me "potato belly" and "bacon ass" and "ham asswich." Even at age 49, my parents still call me "Rotundo" when my real name is Reynaldo.

Here's a picture of me in my new Sears sweats.

Hey, you look like my ex-hubby!!! No kidding!!!
post #8 of 141
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post #9 of 141
ok, I'll take a King size roast beef with curly fries and lots of horsey sauce and a diet coke
post #10 of 141
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Originally Posted by kinkiexbi0tch View Post
Not everyone is comfortable with the body they have.. I try to lose weight, but its hard.
My feelings as well
post #11 of 141
Isn't it sad? Most women in general have poor self image issues. I think its the worst with white girls. The hispanic and black cultures seem to embrace more womanly curves from my observences.
Anyhow, I think most of the ladies who say those things like "please excuse my giant ass" really do believe that about themselves. Also, some are probably trying to gain reassurance that they are in fact not fat.
It really is sad. PLEASE post your pictures. Its good to see a wide variety of shapes and sizes. I wish more people could appreciate their bodies too.
post #12 of 141
Throw the giant ass and boobs my way. LOVE IT!
post #13 of 141
some ppl do it because they fish for comments
post #14 of 141
umm yeah. i had no real body image issues but seeing sz 24-26 people all the time (media, HF, Hollywood, etc)makes me feel like a fat cow. it's my problem, but still...
i am a sz 6/8 for gawdsake!
oh and i do think women look cuter/sexier/hotter with some curves.
post #15 of 141
i think im fat
post #16 of 141
I am not happy with myself but it doesnt matter even if I weighted 100 pounds I still will have a wide butt so losing weight wont fix my problem oh well
post #17 of 141
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Originally Posted by ttramell View Post
I am not happy with myself but it doesnt matter even if I weighted 100 pounds I still will have a wide butt so losing weight wont fix my problem oh well
I don't really like my body either. I am pretty happy with it, but there are some things that I'll always hate. However, I consider myself a work in progress; I'm always changing or working on something!
post #18 of 141
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Originally Posted by dweckl View Post
I think there's a difference between not being "content" with your body and not being "happy" with it. The latter would be a problem, I would think. If you're not content, you can still accept it and be happy but strive to change it, right? Or am I off base?
Exactly! Well said!
post #19 of 141
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Originally Posted by ecks_oh View Post
some ppl do it because they fish for comments

my thought exactly
post #20 of 141
^^I don't think that's it at all, at least not in my case. In my mind, I think that if I say it first, then if someone is out there looking at my booty thinking, "She is so fat. Why is she posting her booty on this forum?" then they will know that I KNOW I am not perfect too. Also, it's nice to get compliments when you are unsure of how your booty looks.

It took a WHOLE lot of courage to post my booty that first time, too.

Does that make sense?
post #21 of 141
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Originally Posted by fosterzmom View Post
^^I don't think that's it at all, at least not in my case. In my mind, I think that if I say it first, then if someone is out there looking at my booty thinking, "She is so fat. Why is she posting her booty on this forum?" then they will know that I KNOW I am not perfect too. Also, it's nice to get compliments when you are unsure of how your booty looks.

It took a WHOLE lot of courage to post my booty that first time, too.

Does that make sense?
It makes perfect sense to me . . . I feel the same way . . .
post #22 of 141
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I know it's not easy to be comfortable with your body. When I was younger, and I wanted to be skinny, but as I got older, I realized that people were paying for the body I was born with. I don't think I've ever spoken with anyone who was 100% satisfied with their bodies. It definitely takes work. And, like someone posted earlier, black and Latino cultures embrace curves. But once again, being comfortable is difficult. I will post some pics of my booty!
post #23 of 141
MissNinaG ~ I so admire your self-confidence
post #24 of 141
make with the pics of your booty in sevens, girl.
post #25 of 141
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Originally Posted by ecks_oh View Post
some ppl do it because they fish for comments
Most people posting pictures online (except for superfuture!) are fishing for compliments... really, have you ever seen a negative comment on someone's image here?
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