General chatter - What's the best part of your body?

07-20-2013, 06:58 PM
all too often we have a tendency to put ourselves down and complain about our stomachs/thighs/arms ect, but what is your favourite part of your body? mine is my hair, it is really long (almost the bottom of my back), thick and curly, and my eyes are very dark brown, almost black. and I have very kissable lips haha :o. so whats your favourite part?

Mission Fat to Fab
07-20-2013, 07:33 PM
I love that this is a self-love post. I love my shoulders and my calves, both are really smooth and muscular. i also like my eyes and my cheeks - especially now that I've lost some weight.

07-20-2013, 07:41 PM
The part that starts at the very top of my head and goes all the way down to the bottom of my feet.

I don't value some parts of me over other parts of me. It feels like the objectification of women to me.

07-20-2013, 08:03 PM
geoblewis, good for you, its great you feel that way. I didn't intend to 'objectify women' or insinuate that we are only as worthy as our appearance, I merely notice a lot of self loathing posts in this forum and wanted to hear about what members may like about how they look, rather than what they don't like. I am in no way saying that looks are important or a measure of our 'value', it was supposed to be a light hearted bit of fun. Supposed to be.

07-20-2013, 08:39 PM
I don't think a thread where we get to think about what we like about our bodies, instead of nit picking the parts that we wish were smaller, more toned, leaner, etc etc is objectification at all!

I spend so much time thinking and talking about what I dont like and right now at my highest weight its almost hard to find something positive, so this is a nice opportunity to do so :)

I like my hands because they are petite and my shoulders for the same reason. Makes me feel femine even when everything else on me is BIG! lol I also like my hair, thick, dark and curly. I hated my hair when I was younger because my mother never cared for it properly but when I got old enough to care for it myself (style and products) I really started enjoying it. It nice not to list all the things I hate right now! oh and right now, I also love my huge baby belly!! :)

07-20-2013, 08:47 PM
Oh, this is a great thread! I am thrilled that you're going in a positive direction with this! And I did feel the light-hearted vibe. :D

I forgot to place the appropriate light-hearted emoticon in my post to let you know that I'm playing along too! Which is why I was so all-inclusive about my favorite parts...:D

I agree that there is too much of that stuff with women feeling low about themselves because of a dimple here, a wrinkle there, a stray chin hair (or a whole forest of them in my case :fr:). Since I took a class in how women are portrayed in the media I've been rather loud about how we are attacked, broken down into body parts and made to feel less-than just to manipulate us into buying products. That just pisses me off!

So, I do recognize that we can love ourselves as a whole person, even our imperfect bodies, and really like how some parts of us really shine. Like, for me, despite my genes lending themselves to producing more than my fair share of chin hair, the hair on top of my head is lustrous, thick and beautiful without a lot of maintenance. And I feel blessed. And I have grown to love the expanse of my backside, despite how others think it should look, and even though it takes up a lot of space in an airline seat. I mean, really, it's quite perky for something so...generous! I do a lot of squats every day just to maintain it!

Carry on!

07-20-2013, 08:55 PM
Glamourgirl- shoulders are another part for me, I have the same thing as you where no matter my weight my shoulders stay quite feminine. And awwwww on the baby belly! 2 of my friends are around 5 months pregnant just now and just starting to 'show', they are utterly gorgeous, mainly because of the huge smiles they have when anyone mentions them being pregnant :)

geoblewis - haha I have a few chin hairs too but they are easily removed, and thick hair is definitely a bonus! a lot of my work friends use hair extensions, I feel very blessed that I do not need those and can style my hair how I choose without the hassle or cost of extensions. and great stuff on the booty!

07-20-2013, 09:01 PM
Oh where to start ;)

I have nice hair - it's not too thick or too thin. It's easy to style and I like the color (which is why I haven't caved and colored my grays)

I like my lips - they're full and a pretty shade. I never wear lipstick and rarely wear shaded lip gloss. Just a little carmex when they're dry!

I have big strong legs. And yes I do like them. They have been able to carry me on long runs and I have to like them for that.

I do like myself and really try NOT to talk bad to myself about myself. It doesnt help me at all and doesnt make weight loss easy.

07-21-2013, 10:33 AM
I like the color of my eyes and the shape of my lips. Other than that, there isn't much I'm happy with. Genetics are a /wonderful/ thing.

I have a large bone frame with broad shoulders. My hair is coarse, thick, and unruly. My skin is so pale (and it cannot tan) that I have pink splotches. I have a round face that makes me look fatter.

The only thing I have control over is my weight, so I'm going to do it.

07-21-2013, 10:43 AM
I love this thread! I don't think it's objectifying women if we are just trying to find the best in ourselves.

I like that I have a small waist and larger hips...that may sound a little funny, but it makes me feel feminine.

Psychic - I like being pale...I do everything I can not to tan!

07-21-2013, 11:51 AM
I like the fact that I'm tall and strong, and can do a lot of things many people can't. Even though I have large bones, my fingers and nail beds are long and it makes for fairly pretty hands.

I like my coloring and my hair, and I like that I'm fairly well-proportioned.

07-21-2013, 01:17 PM
I like my hair, my hands and my feet

07-21-2013, 02:04 PM
omg on the topic of being pale, I love it now. I did not like it when I was a teen (I'm Irish and very fair with dark hair!) But as I'm aging, as long as I am taking care of my skin, I like that my fair skin has a youthful appearance. I am now grateful that I did not tan through my 20s.

Now as I am aging, I'm not looking it...and the friends of mine that spent years on the beach and salons tanning the crap out of their skin, the same ones that tried to get me to tan because I was "too pale" they are starting to look old, wrinkled, and have leathery skin!! We are in our early 30s, but I have one friend that looks a lot older thanks to dedicated tanning for much of her life...If you were born with fair skin, do not damage it by tanning!! And I'm not even going to get into what is does to your risk for skin cancers...

Psychis - don't even try to tan, you'll be soooo happy later in life!!!

** Before someone gets their panties in a twist over looking youthful as opposed to wrinkles and posts some long soap box post about how they have wrinkles and they are still beautiful, get off it, I'm not saying that wrinkles = ugly, the point I'm making is what tanning does to skin, and yes I like not being wrinkled at 32, as someday I will wrinkle when I'm supposed to and not prematurely due to tanning. There's always one person that will take a post like this get all defensive and use it to preach and blah blah, so I figured I'd nip that in the bud before it happened!!!

07-21-2013, 02:34 PM
My calves are rocking! I'm still overweight, but those puppies are ripped. It's the running, I know. My legs below the knee are amazing. I could flex my calf muscles all day and feel like a bada$$.

07-21-2013, 03:15 PM
I love this thread. It made me really look at myself with new eyes. Instead of finding all the things I hate about my body, I got to find some things I love!

I love my eyes. They're the same piercing shade of blue as my dad's. I also love my nose... again, thanks to my dad.
I love my belly, albeit huge, because the stretchmarks remind me that I was lucky enough to experience one of the greatest feelings a woman can by carrying a living being inside of me.
I love my legs, (even though they're quite pudgy) they're short and these legs have helped me create some great memories whether it was the 11 years of softball, walking the sidewalks of my hometown, riding my bike with friends or roller skating with my dad... or running into my dad's lap as a child to watch WWF wrestling.
I need to look at myself in this light more often. It's quite empowering. <3

07-21-2013, 03:17 PM
I love my eyes, they are dark greenish blue on the outer edge and get lighter green towards the middle where they are pure golden, I get people telling me I have such unusual eyes ALL THE TIME (which can get annoying lol) But it also means they can look more green or blue or brown/gold depending on what I wear and what colors I use for eye makeup.

the only downside is that I have never found a colored contact that can cover the gold so they always look bad on me :(

07-21-2013, 03:52 PM
Calves! My calves are very muscular and the perfect size

07-21-2013, 04:47 PM
My freckles. I'm absolutely coated with them head to toe, but they never seem to run together to make a tan! (check out my profile for an example taken yesterday)

I think it's fun to be an adult with this many freckles. Most people grow out of them or only get them on their arms. Mine are pretty much everywhere.

I also am incredibly vain about my hair. It's to the small of my back in ringlets when it's dry and I can sit on it wet. It's got big curly ringlets, is mostly dark brown except for the gray running through. I kept it very short for most of my life and a few years ago, just decided the **** with it, let's see what happens if I let it go.

Song of Surly
07-22-2013, 10:14 AM
omg on the topic of being pale, I love it now. I did not like it when I was a teen (I'm Irish and very fair with dark hair!) But as I'm aging, as long as I am taking care of my skin, I like that my fair skin has a youthful appearance. I am now grateful that I did not tan through my 20s.

I have begun to feel this way. My bloodline is also heavily Irish, and I have the dark hair and pale skin combo. (I have to ask... can you always see the hair follicles under your legs even after you shave? Drives me crazy!) I used to feel like a vampire. This summer, however, I laid out some on the beach, but for the most part I tried to stay rather clear of the sun. I used to love a tan, but honestly, while my the skin on the rest of my body looks better with a tan, I've come to realize that my face looks much better its natural pale self.

As for what I love about my body?

My eyes and thick, dark eyebrows. When I'm not smiling and making myself look like a chipmunk, they're pretty striking. Maybe not properly pretty, but I've been told it's striking.

My back. I think most women have very pretty backs, however.

And my shoulders/neckline. Now that I'm losing some weight, I'm coming to appreciate this part of my body. I don't have a very long neck, but it seems to look a bit longer now. And my shoulders have never been what you would call delicate, but they're now getting a strong look about them.

I also really like my feet. :)

07-22-2013, 12:56 PM
I have decent eyebrows and eyes, too, as long as we don't notice dark circles or wrinkles. lol

I also smile easily and frequently, and even though I don't have thick lips, I think everybody looks nicer when they smile.

07-22-2013, 01:06 PM
(I have to ask... can you always see the hair follicles under your legs even after you shave? Drives me crazy!))

Yes, if I look close enough. Fortunately no one gets that close really! I can also see my veins on a lot of my body. Not varicose, just regular veins. And I show flushing from exercise or anger really brightly!! I've had a few burns over the years, which I know is not good, but in recent years I am very good about applying sunscreen, and like I said I was never one to tan. I think I never had the patience for it when I was younger! Because I would have needed weeks of slow sun exposure to tna instead of burn. Oh and being fat didnt help. I did not wear a bathing suit in public! If I had felt comfortable in a bathsuit in my teens and early 20s I probably would ahve tanned every year, seeing as I lived blocks from the beach!!! :)

07-22-2013, 02:19 PM
I like my legs. I have some nerve issues but when I'm functioning normally they are strong and shapely and take my lots of places. Also no hair.

07-22-2013, 02:31 PM
I love this thread! Everyone's posts are amazing! Yay for this!

I love my hands. They're HUGE and strong and I'm proud of what they create. I have long graceful fingers... I like to watch them as they touch or hold or shape.

07-22-2013, 07:18 PM
What a great thread!

I love my eyes - they're bluish, greenish grayish with golden flecks. They can look blue, green, or gray depending on my shirt and makeup color.

I have great hair - thick and curly, currently red with brown roots growing in. :D I'll re-reddify it once I start wearing it down again in the fall.

My wrists! They've gotten so slim and delicate looking. I had no idea they used to be fat, too. :o

I really appreciate my knees and feet. Despite giving them ACL surgery, chondromalacia, and plantar fasciitis in my morbidly obese years, they now allow me to be a runner!

07-22-2013, 09:39 PM
I love this thread!

I love my calves and ankles. They are muscular and lean. I love my entire arms, fingers to triceps. My fingers and wrists are SO dainty (the only part of me that is!), and the rest is toned and lean. Especially when I do bicep curls, and my muscles are popping awesome! I love my collarbone...because I have one! I love my smile and how many people tell me it makes them smile.

I LOVE my butt! All those squats have really paid off.

Lastly, I love my profile. It looks like my ideal! Tall, lean, toned, and fit. The front view is a slightly different story, but I'm talking about what I love so we won't mention that ;)

07-23-2013, 12:43 AM
There's a lot that I don't like about myself. But here's what I do like...

I like my teeth. I'm occasionally complimented on my smile because of my straight teeth.

I like my hair. I like my small fro and how fluffy it

I like my arms and shoulders. Those have always been the slimmer parts of my body.

Even though I carry more of my weight in my legs, I like the shape of my legs. And the shape of my bum lol. Just need to get them more toned.

07-23-2013, 04:48 PM
Aww, this is a lovely thread. Like many, I find it hard to take compliments, form myself or anyone else but its good to practice. Right now (since its ever-changing), the things I really like about my body are:

- my legs, especially my thighs. I've never carried much weight in my legs, but with my workouts/running on top of skating my thighs are a force to be reckoned with. I love that my quads are totally visible and I've actually been getting a lot of "holy heck, your legs could crush things" comments lately, even from people i barely know. haha.

- my wrists/hands. Having always been "big" I thought I was big boned, but my newly tiny wrists are a lovely reminder that I'm actually quite small-framed.

- my hair. many years of hiding behind my long dreads, but now as i no longer need to hide anything, i'm loving being proud of my long locks. same hair, different feelings.

I'm sure this list will change as I change. I have a hunch my ever shrinking waist and slowly emerging collarbones will soon be my crown jewels. And maybe even someday abs!!!

07-23-2013, 04:54 PM
there arent any good bits yet

07-23-2013, 05:01 PM
My voice - I sound like my sister
My laugh - I sound like my mother
My hands - They look like my dad's

My parents and sister aren't around anymore (they passed away a few years back,) so I straight up treasure these portable reminders that are with me everywhere I go!!

If I had to pick a physical trait, I guess I'd say my hair. It's still decently thick for a lady my age and when I take the time to style it, my hair can look nice.

07-23-2013, 11:08 PM
punkrocksong - I don't mind being pale, I just hate the pink splotchy spots.

07-23-2013, 11:18 PM
there arent any good bits yet

Yes there are! C'mon, girl, there's got to be something you like! :hug:

07-24-2013, 09:45 AM
-I like my eye color. My eyes, from a distance, look brown. But they are actually a dark hazel with a forest green ring around the iris.

-I like my hair color. It's brunette with red highlights, now sprinkled with silver. My silver and my red glitter in the sunlight. It's kind of cool.

-I like my fingernails. I can grow me some nails! When my nails are long and polished, I've actually had people ask me where I get my acrylics done. No acrylics, that's all my own nail.

-As I've lost weight, I've discovered that I'm not actually an apple. I'm a banana. I like that! I've discovered that even at the weight I am now, I look good in skinny jeans.

08-02-2013, 03:16 AM
I used to hate how curvy my hips were until I met my husband. He showed me that there was so much to love about myself. (I'm not saying you need a man to love yourself, just that sometimes you need someone else to show you what you can't see.) Now I am proud of my hips. I no longer try to cover them up and instead, embrace them. I wear skinny jeans now. I love the definition between my small waist and my hips. I like my collar bones and my shoulders. I love my smile. I get complimented on it often. It reminds me of that song from Annie, "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile." I believe that. I think a smile can be infectious and I love spreading joy.

08-04-2013, 02:09 PM
I like my feet. I have very narrow feet, with nice toes that go in descending order, and nice nails etc. Even my podiatrist said I had nice feet.

Also my hair. My hair is long, to my upper thighs.

08-05-2013, 04:19 AM
I like my eyes and my lips !! I also like my shoulders and that's it :p

08-05-2013, 05:41 PM
I've been able to maintain rocking calves since I was was in marching band in high school. I love them.

I also love my hair. It's long and curly and while I hated it growing up, I've realized its much more fun than when I was constantly straightening it.

Lastly, I've fallen in love with my waist. I'm finally seeing a loss there and I'm excited that I've got a pretty nice hourglass shape coming through. :)