Today I was out walking in short shorts, and I heard some girls whisper as they walked by. ‘Ugh, why would she even wear shorts if they are gonna show off her gross stretch marks?’ Hearing things like this makes me so angry.
Let me clarify that my stretch marks are not gross. They are little stripes on my skin that my loving boyfriend cannot seem to stop kissing or running his fingers over.
Everyday I look at them covering my thighs and bum, all I can think of is how I have now lost the weight that I had once gained so quickly, shedding it off with eating better and exercise.
Please, anyone, when you see someone out walking or doing exercise and they have stretch marks on them, don’t make fun of them.
Stretch marks are not something to look down upon. They do not always occur on people who have gained weight. People get them from gaining muscle too quickly as well, and losing weight too fast. They are not ugly. They are not ‘gross.’ They are a sign of growth.
Can I just say that stretch marks aren’t from gaining or loosing. They’re in your genetic code. People get stretch marks from hormones, that’s why so many people get them during puberty, loosing and gaining can just make then more prominent. Pregnant woman get them because they experience more hormones than they ever have before. Same thing with cellulite. It just happens. So what’s funny is most of those girls who made fun probably had some light ones on their hips and the only reason they said anything is because their scare about that fact that you don’t give a fuck what other people think about yours and they do.