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April 23rd, 2013, 06:27 AM
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Hey

I'm sure a lot of you have seen the Dove Real Beauty Sketches video, if not here it is:

http://realbeautysketches.dove.us/

Anyway it got me thinking that we really have a way of putting ourselves down, whether it be because we really believe it, or because we think we'll sound conceited or a bit of both, we don't celebrate ourselves enough.

On this board we spend a lot of time lamenting our new bodies and scrutinizing our looks (I don't blame us! Guilty as charged).

So, just this once, I want to try something new to celebrate us. Here is my challenge to you;

What are some things you love about your face and/or body? There are no buts in this challenge (unless you love your butt . So, you cannot say "I love my eyes, but I hate my chubby cheeks!" or "I love my legs, but HATE my thighs." No buts, just love.

This is a totally safe experiment. You cannot sound self-centered or be put down. Heck if you agree with someone or remember something you think is beautiful about them, share it with them! Yes, this is skin deep, but let's be honest, looks matter to us, we know we are wonderful women with loving hearts for our children, but we spend a lot of time feeling funky about our figures.

Ok, I will start (not adding in the but's ending up being harder than I thought!)

I love my lips. They are really full and it's the one feature that really makes me look like my mom. I love my nose. I also like my legs because they are long and make me look taller. Also my feet are cute and I am rocking a grey nail polish right now that I love and I have these tattoos on my feet, one that says "accept uncertainty" and the other that is an anchor to keep me grounded. My feet make me calm and happy

Don't leave me hanging here. GO!
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April 23rd, 2013, 08:09 AM
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What a great idea. I love my feet too! I feel like they are so cute, and I have a foot tattoo that I also love. It's a cancer ribbon with a bird head and wings (sort of like the cancer ribbon circule is the body, and the ends of the ribbon are the bird's feed- hard to explain, but lookds good) in honor of my mom. I also love my new nursing breasts (so does my husband!). I feel so lucky that they are working wonderfully to feed my child. I also love my tiny hands, I have a size 5.5 wedding ring that is almost too big.
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April 23rd, 2013, 10:31 AM
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I also love my new nursing breasts (so does my husband!). I feel so lucky that they are working wonderfully to feed my child.
^this!!! What a great statement.
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April 23rd, 2013, 10:42 AM
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yay boobs! That is a great thing to be thankful for. I bet your DH loves the new size lol

Wow that is a tiny ring size! You probably have the cutest hands!

I'm glad some mamas are participating, I feel like it's good for us to celebrate what we love about ourselves to remember that we are beautiful awesome moms!
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April 23rd, 2013, 10:50 AM
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I love my dimples and my eyes. I love how I get freckles on my nose when I'm tan and I have a pretty aweseom butt

I also love my hair. I love that I can throw gel in it, blow dry for about 2 min (sometimes I don't even have to blow dry) and go and it's (usually!) nice and curly
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April 23rd, 2013, 10:57 AM
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I honestly love lots about myself. I am FAR from perfect and if we could do "buts", my list would be LONG. I love my eye color, icy baby blue. I love the little gap in my lower teeth that's there because I didn't wear my retainer properly -- it gives my smile some character. I also love my feet -- not too big or small, no funky toes. I have tattoos on both feet (yes, they hurt). I love my hands, I have long fingers, which came in handy for playing piano which I did for 20+ years.

Seriously a great thread idea
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April 23rd, 2013, 12:46 PM
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I love my dimples and my eyes. I love how I get freckles on my nose when I'm tan and I have a pretty aweseom butt

I also love my hair. I love that I can throw gel in it, blow dry for about 2 min (sometimes I don't even have to blow dry) and go and it's (usually!) nice and curly
Haha I love that you picked your buff! I actually have more junk in the trunk now and I kinda dig it

I've seen it on FB and you do have awesome hair

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I honestly love lots about myself. I am FAR from perfect and if we could do "buts", my list would be LONG. I love my eye color, icy baby blue. I love the little gap in my lower teeth that's there because I didn't wear my retainer properly -- it gives my smile some character. I also love my feet -- not too big or small, no funky toes. I have tattoos on both feet (yes, they hurt). I love my hands, I have long fingers, which came in handy for playing piano which I did for 20+ years.

Seriously a great thread idea
Your eyes are the first thing I noticed about you. Oh and your awesome California cAsual hair and tan!
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April 23rd, 2013, 01:25 PM
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I like my eyes especially when I wear something blue because they pop more. I love my smile SO MUCH that when people comment on it, I hide it! I love my freckles that appear from the sun, my step father always called them angel kisses
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April 23rd, 2013, 01:33 PM
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I like my legs - i have really nice legs, especially when i'm wearing a great pair of heels. Evidence - my siggy pic.

And this is a really weird one, but i've always loved my collarbones. They're very prominent and i've always thought there's something sexy about them.
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April 23rd, 2013, 02:23 PM
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Collarbones are definitely sexy! Loving all this body and image love! Who's feeling sexy? Lol
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April 23rd, 2013, 02:30 PM
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I like my collarbones too and my always changing eye color and my hair. I love my huge curly head of hair.
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April 23rd, 2013, 03:42 PM
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I like my collarbones too and my always changing eye color and my hair. I love my huge curly head of hair.
Love curls! I always wanted those care free boho Carrie Bradshaw curls when I was in hs. She was so trendy lol!
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April 23rd, 2013, 04:08 PM
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I love my eyes. They are big and green I also love my collarbones; I broke one so they look a little different and they both stick out which I think gives me character.

I LOVE this thread
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April 23rd, 2013, 04:25 PM
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I love my eyes. They are big and green I also love my collarbones; I broke one so they look a little different and they both stick out which I think gives me character.

I LOVE this thread
Oo that is cool! I love how people are digging these little things that make them unique. My bottom teeth are crooked (I think Karin brought up the gap in her lower teeth), and I wouldn't change them. I think it makes me not look like a robot or something.

I'm glad people are liking this thread! I wasn't sure how it was going to go over but I hoped well and I hoped people would feel good about themselves!
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April 23rd, 2013, 05:09 PM
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Love this!

I love my hair..it has always been "me".. (it's been long in every picture I could ever remember)

I also love my smile/teeth
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April 23rd, 2013, 07:51 PM
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I love my eyes. Most people would say brown eyes are boring, but mine are big, dark, and almond shaped. Most people mistake me for having Asian ethnicity because of my eyes, but my ancestors are Basque. I like my big brown eyes and I'm thrilled that my daughter inherited them!
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April 24th, 2013, 06:01 AM
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Speaking of collar bones, mine are completely lopsided. I actually like that. They give me character, and only a few people have noticed. My masseuse knows, my chiropracter, and my husband. My husband noticed on his own.

I love them because they remind me that my husband pays so much attention to me that he noticed. He didn't notice in a bad way, but in a "I can't stop looking at you and trying to memorize every detail" kind of way.

They aren't so lopsided that I look like a freak, but definitely not symmetrical.
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April 24th, 2013, 09:28 AM
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I love my eye color, green with gold flecks, and the way they get squinty when I smile. That reminds me of my mom, and my kids seem to have inherited it too.

I like my smile, straight white teetch, and long straight nose.

I love having a badonkadonk butt.
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April 27th, 2013, 06:47 PM
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Great thread idea!

I'm super hard on myself so this will be tricky for me...


I love my teeth bc they are straight and I think my smile is nice. I also like my lips.

I like my butt too.
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April 30th, 2013, 05:31 PM
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I would of had trouble with this a month ago but I have been working out hard for a month now and love what Im seeing.

I love my new legs so firm. My husband said you can wear any shorts now and look good!!! I also love my smile!

This is a great thread!
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