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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Baby Got Back

I will never forget one day when my sister and I were watching "Full House." I was in the 3rd grade and my sister was in the 5th grade. Stephanie (the middle sister on the show) was always big into dancing, and one episode she was wearing tights or leotards. Stephanie turned sideways and my sister said, "Look, Holly, her butt sticks out like yours!"

Now, I know my sister didn't mean this in a bad way. I mean, we were 9 and 11. But it's funny how, in all of my years growing up, this has always stuck with me. I've always had more junk in my trunk - apparently even in the 3rd grade.

We all have things that we don't like about our bodies, and they are all different. The funny thing is, now I've grown to like the extra junk in my trunk. (accidentally typed "truck"...hahahaha) Same thing about my hair. Growing up, I absolutely hated having curly, thick hair. I wanted stick straight really THIN hair. Now that I'm older, though, that is one thing that I like about myself.

Sure, there are certain types of clothes that I can't wear because I don't feel comfortable in them. And I hate bathing suit shopping (I know...who LIKES it?) because I'm always trying to camouflage my derriere. But then I think about when I "lost" my booty when I was too skinny...and I remember missing it!

I guess that is one great thing about growing up and becoming more comfortable in our bodies. We either accept what we have, or (hopefully) we learn to love what makes us different.

Does anyone else have things that they didn't like about themselves growing up, but have learned to love?

8 comments:

carla said...

nose.

points at her nose.

WAIT.

that we've learned to like?

never mind.

I do happily tolerate.

thats almost like :)

GroundedFitness said...

my nose, for sure. Someone told me when I was younger I had a big nose and it styuck with me. I do have a big nose, which is fine. I dont mind it now, i cant picture myself without it but that was a comment that has stuck with me for all these years.

www.groundedfitness.com

CDlover said...

Weird that you both said the same thing, and posted at the EXACT same time. (Cue the eerie music).

Miz - I agree...happily tolerate = like in my book!

GroundedFitness - isn't it funny what sticks with us? I'll never forget some of those "playground" comments. I'm sure I NEVER made any comments like that (ahem). Kids.

Caitlin said...

yay for junk in the trunk!

CDlover said...

That's what I say, too, Caitlin! :-)

Charlotte said...

Aww! I think your butt is awesome! Women lunge and squat for days trying to get your butt. (Wow, that came out sounding pervier than I meant it.) As for me? Fatty bits at the tops of my thighs. HATE.

PS> Thanks for all the great comments on my blog!

CDlover said...

Awww...thank you, Charlotte! It is growing on me (hahahahaha, I kill myself). For so long I had it engrained in me that smaller EVERYthing was better. Thankfully I now realize that certain parts are better BIGGER. :-)

You're welcome!

faithtogo said...

This is a late comment, but I just kind of happened upon your blog.
My name is Holly, and I too have a bit of junk in the trunk :) It sure does make finding pants that fit difficult!
I too also had a period of time when I was too skinny, and after I started to get healthy again, my boo-tay came back :) Embrace the butt!