YES! I totally cracked up at the ass jiggle comment. Like, I seriously almost fell out of my chair.Can I just say how I loved how that little twat said he was going to come over and smack your ass and watch it jiggle. Ummm... yeah. To me those aren't the right words for a guy who apparently doesnt like what he's seeing. But I do love deltacreepers video response. Thats an adorable guy right now.
I think a lot of the greatest encouragement ever given was probably without direct intent. When you're not out to inspire, it all sounds a lot more natural. You and a few other members here are helping me learn more about myself. I really am looking at this stage in my life as a big step, finally getting lots of self confidence and feeling great about how I look. This whole realization for me of what I find beautiful is opening my eyes big time and in just the month or so I've come to realize it, I've noticed myself get a lot more outgoing.Sweet_Serenade: Thank you. I'm glad my vids sorta spoke to you in a way. It's always really cool to hear that I'm reaching out to people because I never really intended to lol. I'm just being me. But seriously, that's awesome. As for an ideal weight, I guess I don't really know what mine is. This is the highest I've ever been and I love it, but two years from now I might decide it's too big and too hard on my body. Or I might find that I've got an easy time carrying it and could decide to go more. It's really up in the air. It all comes down to how I feel and how comfortable I am. And that I'm happy. That's the main thing.
Sounds great to me!Hey, I've been there! Discovering the FA/BBW community when I was 17 was a HUGE thing for me. I had been going back and forth on my weight up to that point, both loving it and hating it, and it wasn't until I saw that I wasn't alone on the love side that I really embraced it full force. I gained 20 pounds during the first two months lol, and I was HAPPY for it. It was amazing. I never looked back.
It's still been a long road. It took up until this year to finally embrace my double chin and little thigh folds behind my knees (my mom pointed those out to me one year and it's been hard to shake the negative stigma, but I finally have, hurrah!). I'm the person I am today because of my experiences though, so I wouldn't change a thing.
Anyway, I wish you all the best of luck on your journey! My new years resolution for the last three years has been simply this: Have fun. I've fulfilled that to the best extent I can.
I often think how lucky people like us are to take pleasure in such things like thighs brushing together and feeling that exaggerated hip sway that we can't really control. So many women get so down on themselves when it comes to weight issues, and that self hatred causes stress and more health problems in the long run. I feel sorry for them, and then I'm thankful for places like this where we can learn to be comfortable and love ourselves for who we are.Sounds great to me!
I'm really happy to hear about others embracing this so much.
It's making me really excited about the years to come.
Wondering how my body will change and how it'll all feel, just all sounds like such a fun ride.
Yeah, I've noticed some quirks to this ever since I put on a lot of weight a couple years ago.
Seeing my face change too was an insecurity for me at first, I already have that double chin thing going on a little. Now I'm a little more excited about that too. The big differences for me at first were seeing my fingers plumper, I'm a pianist so that was a concern at first. But it really isn't making things difficult. Also, when I started really noticing my thighs getting bigger and feeling them brush together more as I walk, that was a giant "whoa" for me at first. As well as my hips, which pretty much got huge out of nowhere, so I got more of a swivel in my walk and had to adjust. Now though, it isn't weird so much as it feels fun, seeing and feeling my body change in all sorts of ways.
Sorry if I'm rambly or anything, this really is the most invigorated I've been in ages!
Thanks bunches again for the encouragement. Good luck to you to in all of your happyness!