I have one of those bodies which doesn’t know what it wants. It never sticks to the same weight, I can lose weight and then in a week put it all back on. It’s a struggle, but a struggle I now have come to terms with. Now, to some people they may look at me and wish they had my body, and can see nothing wrong with it. But, all I used to see was fat, and that I wanted skinnier thighs, a flat stomach and no double chin, but now I’ve come to terms with my curvy figure, and here’s how.

Growing up I used to eat and eat and not put on a bit of weight. My parents used to always tell me ‘Watch what you eat Karina, as one day you’ll chuck it all on’ and they were right, I did and let me tell you, it was shock to me, as I never believed them! I went from being a size 6 to a size 10, just like that, it jumped up so fast, I remember standing in front of my mirror in shock. Now, a size 10 isn’t big, but back then to me, it was the end of the world! Every magazine I’d open it was bikini bodies, and how to lose 6 pounds in 3 days, so I looked to that as motivation and became really unhappy with how I looked.

Fast forward to when I was 17, my first break up, the end of the world to me back then, and I went from a size 10, to a size 6 in the matter of weeks! My Mum went into panic as I stopped eating and couldn’t find work clothes to fit me, it was that bad a size 6 didn’t fit me! I was on the verge of depression and I couldn’t shake it off! Luckily, with the support of amazing friends and family, they saved me and I slowly built up my weight again!

Jumping forward now to 19, and I looked in the mirror one day and seen ugly, sheer ugliness. I hated what I seen, all I seen was big thighs, big bum and a big stomach and cried at how I’d ever got ‘fat’ by ‘fat’ I mean a size 10, yep. The horrible thoughts I thought all those years ago, creeped back up on me and I hated it. I asked my Dad one day how to get ‘rid of thick thighs’ and he just told me I never would, it runs in the family having bigger thighs and to just embrace it pretty much. Trying to embrace a body that I wasn’t in love with was hard, as everyone I looked up to was slimmer. That’s what happens when you become obsessed with magazines, you start to want to look like everyone in them.

Now, fast forward many years later I am 23 now, and I look at my curvy body and love it. Why? What’s changed? My biggest inspiration in life, and role model is Demi Lovato. I love her positivity, her motivation and she isn’t afraid to shout out about body image! I remember reading something she said ‘I am more than a number, and a jean size’ YES GAL! SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS! This really made me realise I shouldn’t care what people think, I should love my body no matter what! I now look at myself, a size 10, with my thick thighs, big bum, wobbly stomach and slight chubby face and embrace it. I am me, and I love my body now. I go to the gym, I get fit and go to gain muscle, not to lose weight. If I lose weight, then fantastic, but I don’t go to lose weight anymore, I go to make myself feel better!


I hope this helps you, and any issues you have. I’d love to hear your stories in the comments below, or even private mail me! You are all beautiful!





  1. Louise Lavery
    October 19, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    You’re beautiful and I love you

    • karinahe
      October 19, 2017 / 10:49 pm

      Thank you bbyg <3

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