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I love my body!

October 30, 2011

PhotobucketOkay, so I’m a little late to this, but better late then never aye? Over at We Heart Life, the ladies posted a call out –

Take a photograph of you this week sometime. Take it so you feel sexy/pretty/cute/hot/gorgeous/beautiful. Post it on your blog sometime this week before Saturday. Spread the word to your blogging community about loving their bodies. Share your own story about your body image issues. But then tell me one or more things that you love about your body! and why! Then come back on Saturday the 29th of October and link it up! Be sure to come back on Saturday and support everyone who is linking up to heart their bodies!

Then I did a little uhming and ahing. Should I do this? Should I post of picture? How much do I show? What will my parents think? What if the picture ends up on some humour fatty site? In the end though, I thought, fuck it. I love my body.

It’s been a long and crazy road for my body acceptance. I was teased all through my school years for being fat, and it wasn’t until a few years back that I embraced who I am. To me, it’s not my body who makes me, it’s who I am inside. If people are going to judge me on my appearacne, let them. If they don’t want to talk to me or be my friend because i’m obese, that is their problem, not mine. I don’t want to be friends with them anyway.

Sure, I have bad days, when I look in the mirror and I don’t like what I see. When I fall in love with a dress, but would be lucky if one of my thighs would fit into it. But everyone has those days. Heck, I bet even Beyonce feels like that some days and that girl is GORGEOUS! The fact is, we are all human and we all have things we like and dislike about ourself. Me? I hate my tuck shop lady arms and 2836 chins. I like my eyes & I don’t think my legs are too bad.

These photo’s were taken just past midnight on August 30th 2011, in my parents lounge room. No make up, my hair is still a little damn from a shower earlier. They are in no way photoshopped, only to re-size. Top is without flash, bottom is with flash. The awesome shirt is by Gisela Ramirez. My name is Natalie, I’m 25, last time I checked I was 104kg and I love my body.



  • Kim

    You’re beautiful and you have curves to die for!!

  • Olivia (waituntilthesunset)

    Nat, you bloody rock! Seriously woman, you rock my world. Yours was the FIRST body possitive blog I read about 12 months ago; I don’t know how I found you but I am so happy I did- I continue to be amazed and awed by you. You are so utterly beautiful and courageous. I can’t wait to see where your adventure goes next. Xxxxx

  • Thanks Kim! I do enjoy the fact that I have curves!

  • Hee, Thanks! At the end of the day, I just want to help people realize that EVERYONE is beautiful in their own way, that you have to accept who you are and learn to love yourself. I know i’m not going to change the world, but if I help inspire someone, if I help someone believe in themselves, it means a lot to me. I’m glad you found my blog, and i’m glad you started blogging!

  • project:girl

    bravo! You are absolutely gorgeous!!!! I can only say, as the mother of four beautiful daughters, I hope one day they can say, as proudly as you, that they love their body 😀

  • Kathryn OHalloran

    They are great pics 🙂

    It’s scary that we have to worry about having pics stolen and posted elswhere.  It’s one of those issues I get really het up about. 

  • Sarah Mac

    Ha ha, you are so incredibly infectious (and I mean that in such a GOOD way)  you just make me smile 🙂

  • Messycarla

    You are so beautiful Natalie, I wish I had your courage to post a picture like this! xxxx

  • Messycarla

    You are so beautiful Natalie, I wish I had your courage to post a picture like this! xxxx

  • Mhairi Williamson

    Absolutly blooming gorgeous hun, you look amazing!! xxxx

  • Kate Says Stuff

    Excellent post.

    Love the t-shirt, love your attitude. You are awesome 🙂

  • Me n my Monkeys!

    Fantastic post!
    I want me a shirt like that hehe.

    Awesome pics. xx

  • Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Kimmie

    Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sarah

    Awesome pics Natalie:)

  • Gorgeous!
    Your attitude is beautiful. x

  • Shae

    LOVE!! And I want that shirt

  • Natalie I think I just fell in love with you. And I loooove Gisela Ramirez shirts 🙂

  • I adore you!  This post is gorgeous.  I love how fantastic your attitude is to body love and beauty.  You’re fan-bloody-tastic and I admire the courage it must have taken to put this together. 

  • Pixie


  • Jeannee

    Go, Natalie, go!  Show the world we don’t have to be Lilliputian to be happy!!!

  • Liz

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the smile on your face in the second photo 🙂

  • You’re beautiful 🙂

  • Danielle Melnyczenko

    rock it, love it x

  • Anonymous

    You are gorgeous! 

  • Thank you! <3

  • Hee, thank you Dani! And hey, you are an inspiration! What you did for Cosmo was amazing!

  • Thank you so much Karlene!

  • Hee, thank you, that was a bit of  ‘oh hai, this is meeee, showing off my belly’ kind of smile 😛

  • Ha! Thank you!

  • Thank you so much! xo

  • Thank you so much, I just kind of decided to go for it. I figured I’ve posted myself in a swimming costume, why not show off my belly a little. I like who I am, and while I do get self conscious at times, it’s more of what other people will think of me. 

  • Aww, thank you so much! Off to read your blog now, I love it’s name and how it came about!

  • I love this shirt! I don’t think my Mum was too impressed with the implied swearing when I first wore it though 😛

  • Thank you so much! xoxo

  • Thanks Sarah!

  • Hee, thank you! <3

  • Thank you Megs!

  • Thank you!!

  • Aw, thank you! 😀

  • Hee, thank you so much! xox

  • This means so much! Thank you, your blog has always been such an inspiration to me!

  • Hee, thank you! I like to make people smile, so I’m glad I have that effect on you! 😀

  • THAT was one of my main concerns, once I post a picture like this, it can end up anywhere. But I figured if this helps even one person feel better about themselves, if it helps someone learn to love themselves, then it’s worth it. 

  • Oh wow, thank you! I hope so too! This world is often hard with body image, from TV, Music, Magazine, & photoshop it’s a lot of false body image, and while i’ve had some tough times i’ve managed to see through things and realize everyone is their own person and everyone is beautiful.

  • It’s crazy that we are so critical of our bodies!  The first thing I noticed was your wonderful smile.  I was once 35kg overweight and I know people did judge me for my size.  They shouldn’t, but it’s just an unfortunate fact of life I think.  I think the journey to self acceptance starts when you accept yourself where you’re at right now. I did that when I was obese.  I believe that made the difference.  Cheers, Liz N

  • misskittycharms

    ow, double post!

  • misskittycharms

    the first pic is a major wonder woman stance but the second one looks like you should be in a massive field singing the sound of music, haha! you are beaming, i absolutely love it! xo

  • I love this post!
    You’re gorgeous.

    Your blog is and has always been such an inspiration for me. Thank you so much!

  • Love your super heroine poses. 🙂

    You have killer legs. I think body acceptance is a revolutionary act in our world. Wish I’d known about this sooner. May have to make a post super late tomorrow.


  • Kate

    I admire your courage for posting this, but your attitude is totally spot-on. No one should be made to feel bad for how they look.  You look ah-mazing!

  • great post, Natalie, and great to see younger girls being okay with who they are. And yes, you do have great legs 😉

  • Moe

    You rock! I’m not sure what else to say without making it all about me. 😉 You I’ll leave at “you rock!”.

  • Lillian Low

    You are awesome! You’ve got a really lovely figure. Very inspiring 🙂

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