The Stretch Mark Debate

So yesterday I found someone who believes that stretch marks are ugly. Here is a screenshot of this person’s thoughts:

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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:

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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.

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3 Comments

  1. 28/04/2015 / 10:37 am

    Stretch marks are essentially scars, and scars are bad ass. They show the journey you’ve been on and commemorate all the different you’s that you’ve been. Think about it this way – if you’re customising your character in a video game and you want them to look awesome, what do you do? Add scars.

    • facebook-profile-picture 28/04/2015 / 11:59 am

      I never thought of it like that, honestly Sophie that is a fabulous way of thinking about it! My body is beautiful, and my stretch marks make me appreciate the journey I’ve been on. <3

  2. 20/08/2015 / 4:39 pm

    A friend of mine also lost a lot of weight throughout the years. She has stretch marks and excess skin, but she’s in such a happier place right now. She and her stretch marks are attractive since they show the journey she’s been on and it’s impressive to see what she has achieved.

    xx Izzy

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