Sunday, April 11, 2010

Gentlemen prefer ...

I've just changed my Facebook profile photo. This was the one I had up:But I realised that people thought it was me. Well, it is me but on honeymoon nearly 32 years ago. So I've changed it for this:
Which is, at least,a comparatively recent photo. I have good legs; I like my legs.

For the first umpteen years of my life I was convinced I was fat. I spent years hiding and it's only been quite recently that I've looked back at photos, like the one of me in the sea, and thought, 'Damn, you looked good!' What a load of time I wasted feeling ugly and hideous.

I think part of it was down to my cousin. Six months older than me, she was the pretty one, the slim one, the well-dressed fashionable one. I was the poor relation in not only the literal sense of the words. We spent a lot of time together and - I don't think intentionally nastily - she would make these little comments about my hair or my legs or this or that.

And this was in the days before size zero - size 10 was challenging enough - so goodness knows what sort of pressure today's young girls are under.

And everyone knows men prefer curves!

15 comments:

James Higham said...

Now you've got me overheated again.

katney said...

I had an aunt like that. Didna't realize what it did to me till years later.

jams o donnell said...

Both are very nice photos Liz... You do have great legs!

sally in norfolk said...

why do we have such a problem with believing we look good ... wish my legs looked as good :-)

Leslie: said...

They say the legs are the last to go...unfortunately the waistline is the first! At least it is with me! Yuck! You're lookin' good, g'friend!

CherryPie said...

Well from reading that you were the most beautiful person and you still are. Trust me xx

Lia said...

Great legs there babe.
Funny how you look back and see yourself so differently.

much love
Lia
xx

Puss-in-Boots said...

Cor! Love those pins, Liz. Funny you should say you thought you were fat. I did, too. However, I was always told I was fat by my nearest and dearest. When I look at photos, I was actually quite slim.

Liz said...

Calm down, james!

Isn't it strange how so many of us have someone like that, katney?

Why thank you, jams!

I don't know, Sally. And thanks.

THank you too, leslie! My waistline is disappearing between my tummies!

Aw, thank you so much, cherrypie!

THanks, lia. I wonder if it's a woman thing?

Thanks, puss. It seems to be a common thread for many of us.

Furtheron said...

Beauty is...

a) in the eye of the beholder

b) much more important on the inside not the out

Funnily - with the old pictures we've recently uncovered mine is more looking at me as a kid and wondering where the hell it all went wrong!

Istvanski said...

With legs like that I'm gonna hunt you down on Facebook teehee!

Rose said...

You must get a lot of visitors on your Facebook page with a photo like that, Liz:) I think your cousin was secretly jealous of you.

Dragonstar said...

My sister was like that, though without realising how it hurt.

You really do have gorgeous legs.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

We never see ourselves as we really are , and definitely don't at that age . But if I'd managed to look like you , rising out of the waves , at any age , I'd have felt ready to conquer the world !!

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