Thursday, June 24, 2010

Body Types

drollgirl body types

There are so many words used to describe body types.  Some of the words are so positive....and some of the words are so negative.

In an effort to try and focus on the good [and to perhaps gain confidence and banish some self-loathing], I am going to try harder to use NICE words to describe my body instead of always focusing on the flaws. I might as well give it a whirl, and maybe you should too? Now if we can just get all the others on planet earth to do the same. :)


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50 comments:

Lady Ren said...

So true! I didn't count but at first glance it looks like there are way more negative words then positive ones.

love jenny xoxo said...

I'm the same way... I just have to quit focusing on the negative, but that's easier said that done.

Heather said...

Let's start a revolution of NICE! I too often hear mean words used to describe wonderful people and it makes me sad.

Dancing Branflake said...

So true! That's what the whole Love Our Body campaign is about- loving not just your own body but the body of others. The media is the worst. If they don't like someone as a person they go and attack their body. Sets such a bad example to everyone. Thanks for posting this.

Hanako66 said...

good, good idea!!

Erin Elizabeth said...

I love this! I'm going to remember this post the next time I'm being hard on my reflection. I think summer especially brings on body-image issues for a lot of us. Excellent post. Thanks!

creative kerfuffle said...

i've always liked the word rubenesque : ) painters used to relish painting curvy, voluptuous women and i should have been born in that time period : )

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

repent-repent-repent!
...still hard for me to wear my bikinis in public!

L.A. Daze said...

It seems to me there are more negative words than positive ones! Or maybe those negative words just jump out of the screen at me. Hmm...will look closely again.

Shorty said...

I'm an overly critical type of person. Especially towards myself. There are days when the nice words float through my brain, but mostly I nitpick what I don't like. I don't think I'll change anytime soon. Unfortunately.

and flowers pick themselves said...

this image is so interesting! and i adore your sentiment :)

xo Alison

Vee said...

yes, yes, yes! I love the idea. We are all different and talented ad amazing. We should treat ourselves amazingl all the time.

Kara said...

Probably a good call, since I often use "lardy" when speaking about myself that that's hardly flattering!

5thsister said...

Fantastic idea! I actually did a "mom sexy" post the other day and did just that when I said I was curvier than I used to be but that I like my curves for I EARNED them!

...love Maegan said...

awe, yay SO POSITIVE today :) I rhymed

Martina Rosenberg said...

a small anecdote here: A husband wants to by some pretty (sexy??) undies for his wife. The salesperson asks: Which body type is your wife? Rather pear-shaped or rather apple-shaped. The man things a while and then says : rather ....compote shaped.
Now - that was nice, or ??

bananas. said...

Look at all the positivity going on in this post. Love it!

I have a hard time saying nice things about my body type. I'm short which complicates things. But like you i will be nice and instead call myself petite.

hope505 said...

...I try to make my policy "never say anything to/about yourself that you wouldn't say to your best friend in the world/or a sweet little girl"
They don't deserve the mean-ness & neither do you!

Great post!
I notice "dwarf" is the only D word *hahaha!* funny

Morgan said...

I love this. It's so much easier to focus on the negative but we ALL need more positivity in our lives. Especially when it's coming from within!

tulpen said...

I think I was maybe Statuesque like 50 pounds ago.. now I'll go with Rubenesque...though Schlubby is wicked fun to say.

Quirkyloon said...

I was disappointed that chubbaditz wasn't on the list.

*grin*

Savvy Gal said...

It is important to be positive. : )

Phoenix said...

Awesome idea, girl. I think so often we girls try to downplay what we DO like about our bodies so that we don't "threaten" other women, and we end up only focusing on what we want to change and what we don't like.

A little self-love and positivity makes the world a kinder and gentler place :)

Char said...

i dislike mean words too - if only we can change mean thoughts.

Iva said...

YAY YAY YAY YAY!! I LOVE IT!!! so PERFECT!!!

Caroline said...

I hear ya sista!

blueviolet said...

It's true. If we get to the point where we're content with ourselves, one mean word and it could all be undone. :(

Lianne said...

The two words I'm going to adopt are "Perfect" and "Womanly". We are afterall, both.XO

Jill said...

I prefer Lush...

and don't forget zaftig!

sherri said...

ok, first off. your new header is SO awesome. and secondly, from here on out, i'm svelte and curvy.

Kaz said...

Where's 'pillowy'?

That's my fave

It took me a very long time to finally say something nice about my body, and while I don't love it, I don't hate it any more either.

Alisa said...

I agree!

Kristine said...

Once again your timing is perfect Drollgirl. I have been on a super neurotic body loathing crazy train lately. A little self love would go a long way. We are never as mean and critical of anyone else as we are of ourselves and how sad is that? Thanks for the wise words!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh, the alphabet of bodily descriptions. I would never use other words for your body as 'willowy', 'waiflike', 'svelte' - and is 'roly poly' allowed?

Kristin said...

What a great idea. Let's go for it!!

Trixie said...

I'm BOOTYLICIOUS

I have a totally flat stomach, a tiny waist and GIANT FAKE BOOBS in addition to that I have a GIANT REAL ASS. Ahhh. I started off positive though, right?

Lynn said...

I fall somewhere between strapping and portly.
Great list!

Pretty Little World said...

I feel like you've written the perfect post for today - especially since I just got done bathing suit shopping.

Thanks for this lovely little bit of writing!

Christiejolu said...

This is a great idea! Love it!

K.Line said...

For starters, everytime I see your banner I start to giggle - I love those cats (and I don't even care for cats, particularly).

I think you've got a great idea. We see all around us how everything is about spin. View yourself with love and you will be that much more beautiful.

Cheryl said...

I call myself womanly and voluptuous on my good days. Short and out of shape on bad. My mother simply calls me fat. Future husband (whoever he is) will consider me the most perfect woman in the world!!! :)

Kitty Stampede said...

LOVE THIS! I found it so hard to choose. i am so hard on myself. i am not big but not little either but pick myself apart in such a stupid ass way. I get BLOATED, okay?!? hahahaha...women are SO hard on themselves. I guess with the so called perfect images we're show everyday it makes us feel like we have to attain perfection when we should embrace ourselves and just be healthy and happy in our own skin!
love this post! you rock to the core.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Why can't we all be beautiful in our own way?

Asylum Dolly said...

Oh i needed this post! Great sentiments my drollski♥
It is really hard to feel good about ourselves sometimes. I have a really BAD body image.It doesn't help that you see some pic on a magazine cover of a celebrity looking normal,(and still way better than me) and they are being described as "fat", or some shit. Grr.
I don't buy magazines because they make me feel like shit. And that is the idea, as there is no money to be made from women who don't feel they NEED to buy all the products/diet aids advertised in them.
We all need to to stop criticising ourselves and be nicer to ourselves!
I think i will choose "voluptuous" as my word :)

todayandeveryday said...

Good for you!! and I am enjoying the word "sturdy" cause really who could ask for anything more than that of one's body.
Have an enjoyable FRIDAY!!!!!!
~Dawn

fishy said...

Pot-bellied made me laugh. I get that way once a month.

The Seeker said...

You're so right... I tend to treat myself badly always saying the negative words... How can we have self esteem like that? Let's love ourselves!!!
(I promise I'm going to try, that doesn't mean I will succeed)

Luv to you and a fantastic weekend

xoxo

Sam said...

So, so true!

十十f十 said...

another sort of coincidence... i was musing about the power of words today. at school, i was told words are ambiguous cos they can mean different things. yet they can also cause much harm cos we cannot underestimate their power. this is why my bro and sil are very careful with what they tell their dear daughter while she's still in her womb.

Diana said...

if we are nice to ourselves, imagine how much better we feel. that catty bitch from your job in the previous post needs to read this post, lol