My name's Maria-Elisa, and I'm 17 - on the cusp of 18 though (October 13). I'm enjoying my last summer before I head off to Rice University in Houston this August, and I'm really looking forward to it. :D
Just joined this community, more for a bit of self-help than anything else. I'm sure some of you know where I'm coming from, on the one hand appreciating my body but on the other wishing at times that it were a little more... well, svelte.
I'm not suffering from an eating disorder, but I do
find myself, on occassion, obsessing seriously about my weight and what I eat. Summer is one of those times in particular. Now, obsessing really isn't that bad a thing - all girls do it - but it upsets me very much when I start cruising LJ, reading the pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia communities and seriously considering some of their 'home grown' remedies to get of excess weight.
I want very much to be 100% comfortable with my body and proud of what I've got, even if it's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. So that's why I came here - hoping some of your positive body image'll rub off on me. Like a lot of you, though, I have to admit that my boyfriend has really helped me a lot in feeling good about myself. So
much. Wow. :)
I don't have ready camera access at the moment, so I can't provide more pictures emphasizing whatever 'curviness' I (hope I) may have. :S
Later on I'll look into it if I can. But my boobs are small from any angle, so don't look for much there. :|( picsCollapse )
Well, that's me. Happy to be here! :)