I wouldn’t normally write about these sorts of things,
If something winds me up I will message either Partition-Man, Tea-Man or Insta-girl about it..
have a rant, get their opinions.. whatever. then forget all about it.
This particular annoyance, I don’t think they understand. I’m not saying there is anything
wrong with not understanding, I’m guessing its something that doesn’t particularly bother them..
or they don’t suffer from the insecurity themselves. I don’t know.
anyway.. i need to stop waffling.
Recently there was a story printed in all the shiny gossip magazines and posted all over
social media. “Jennifer Aniston is finally pregnant!” along side the ‘headline’ there was a
photograph of Jennifer Aniston and her husband on a beach. She was wearing a black bikini. She
looked amazing! At 47, she has an amazing body.
But unfortunately, what the media decided to focus on was her slightly rounded tummy.
They ignored the fact that she looked amazing. They printed this picture with arrows pointing
out her rounded tummy and decided that she was pregnant!
I have read today that Jennifer Aniston has confirmed that she is not pregnant. She has also
blogged that she is fed up of/tired of the frenzy around these sorts of stories.
GOOD FOR HER!
This is what is wrong with people. This is why girls today have massive confidence issues.
This is why girls (and guys) go on crash diets and do ridiculous workouts!
I am a petite girl. I am just over 5ft.
I have always been slim, but have recently gone from a size 6 to a size 8 and, in some cases, a
10. I don’t mind this, i was bordering on being underweight so putting on this weight has been a
good thing. Its healthy! Its a healthy size! I have a boyfriend now and we love food!
Unfortunately, the weight goes straight to tummy and I have small breasts, I think I look
When i wear slightly tighter tops with jeans/skirts I look in the mirror and all
i can see is my rounded/bloated stomach.
I wear straight dresses and look straight at where my stomach sticks out bigger than my boobs.
I went to the beach last year with a group of friends, 4 guys and 1 other girl. She has
gorgeous boobs, an amazing flat stomach and the longest legs. I felt so uncomfortable in my
bikini next to her.. my little belly sitting on top of bikini bottoms. I spent all day lying
We had a picture taken a few weeks later. In our bikinis.. great photo of us. Jumping on
some rocks, amazing view behind us.
One guy wrote to me in a group message (an old school friend) on facebook
“awkward moment when *my name* stomach is the focal point of the picture!”
It was humiliating.. all my other friends read that comment!
I live in lose tops and leggings, waterfall cardigans, Aladdin trousers and floaty dresses as
i have found these hide the dreaded tummy!
I spend so long choosing what I’m going to wear to any occasion, or non occasion for that matter,
because i am paranoid that people are going to be looking at my tummy and wondering if i’m
pregnant?! Or just noticing that i have a belly!! “She’s brave to be wearing that!”
Every time I have this battle with my wardrobe and tummy, my parents, sisters, friends, boyfriend
have told me not to be so stupid. “Its all in your head.” “No one looks at my tummy.”
“I look fine.” “You’re tiny.” “You do have a flat tummy.”
This story about Jennifer Aniston has just made my insecurities 1000 times worse. Its proved my
point. If you don’t have a flat stomach or A six pack or Decent sized boobs. etc etc.. people
You look pregnant apparently! People notice the weight gain. Apparently, weight gain is a bad
And people wonder why we have so many young teenage girls with eating disorders?!
Luckily, I enjoy biscuits far too much that I couldn’t do that to myself… but others girls
may not be the same!
Stop body shaming people for Gods sake!