So yesterday I found someone who believes that stretch marks are ugly. Here is a screenshot of this person’s thoughts:
This is something that is incredibly close to my heart because as most people know I’ve lost 6 dress sizes and I have stretch marks, and do you know what, I’m not ashamed of them, this is my body, I know I’ve put it through a lot, but the reason I got to my biggest is because of my depression, it’s not an excuse, however, I would eat my feelings a lot, my eating habits were terrible, I had moments where all I could eat were ice lollies or I would eat so much. I would be up all night crying or eating my feelings, but my eating habits have been all over the place since I was a teenager, with not eating properly at school, I wouldn’t eat anything I’d just drink water and then in the evening I would only eat a little bit to hope that I wouldn’t out on weight.
My body made me feel terrible, I hated the way I looked and from there came a downwards spiral into unhappiness, but now I try to focus on body positivity, and yes I am slowly losing weight, but I still struggle. This however, is what my stretch marks are like now:
These pictures are probably not the best, however, you can see clearly my stretch marks. I know that they’re probably not the most beautiful things in the world but it’s my body and yes it might not be perfect, I might not be a healthy weight, but I am getting there, 6 and nearly 7 dress sizes down and I am finally focusing on the healthy life.