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10/25/10 9:23 P

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Back when I weighed 200-190 lbs. You couldn't tell me nothin' emoticon

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When someone told me that I was doing great in my weight loss. I will feel even more when they find out that I've lost another 5lbs bringing my total up to 35lbs. I have another 85lbs to go.

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10/20/10 8:37 P

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Strangely, I felt the most beautiful at the absolute height of ripeness during each and every one of my pregnancies. Especially my 7th and last one. I remember sitting on the beach, in the bright sun, in a BIKINI, full, ripe belly, burgeoning with life, watching my little gal wriggle and stretch. Playing volleyball in the sand, swimming and stretching out in the cool mountain water, and knowing that, even at 9+ months of pregnancy(like all my children, she was late) and knowing that at any moment she would be making her appearance. I've never felt so alive!

Inch by Inch!!

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maybe too much FYI but when Im naked and the lights are OFF!! lol (I know Im no size 4, never have, maybe never will) but lately (actually) since I started losing weight - I really feel beautiful N sexy!! emoticon celebrating every day my new body.

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I would say I felt the most beautiful when I first got pregnant with my daughter (before the baby weight started coming on). I had just lost 20 pounds, fit into clothes that I loved, and was carrying this amazing little life inside of me. I'm getting back to that point but its taking longer than I expected. Its worth it though, and I'm reminded of that every time I look at my beautiful daughter!






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I felt super gorgeous and sexy with my husband and I first met...in 2005. Two kids later, I don't feel like that anymore. I feel self-conscious, I tug at my shirts, I fuss, I hate getting dressed. I want to feel like that girl again. I'm running towards her everyday and fueling her up with lots of good foods :-)

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10/19/10 11:46 P

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I would say it was about 10yrs ago when my husband and I first started Dating. We had gone swimming and needless to say I was smaller but I still had major body issues. Now I would kill to be a size 10.
Well I was climbing out of the pool and my Hubby stopped me and said wait get back in for a sec. Puzzled I did and he then said okay get back out. He said that me getting out of the water dripping wet with my suit clinging to me was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen and had to see it again.
Yep that's when I knew he was the one. Too bad he isn't always that romantic..lol. emoticon

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10/19/10 10:52 P

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I would have to say it was on my wedding day last year November 14th, 2009. Wow can't believe it has almost been a year and I am running my 1st 5k on Nov 14th this year! Though I was about 150 I did lose 20lbs by my wedding but I was not at my goal. Which was ok. Now my goal is to be able to run 8 miles by June 2011 my birthday month and get to my goal weight by then which will be my pre- baby weight. After that, it will be time to add to the household. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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10/19/10 8:59 P

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Everytime my son says, "Mommy you're beautiful." I know that he means it, even when I don't agree.

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10/19/10 8:53 P

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Sophmore year of high School.

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I don't know when I've felt the most beautiful, but I will say that I felt beautiful today when I stood up for myself and didn't take gruff anymore. Inside out and it felt amazing!

*Eating healthy makes you look good in clothes. Working out makes you look good naked.*



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I always felt beautiful as a child. I was a beautiful, happy, lively, energetic, cheerful, adorable child. It was more than how I looked I just made people happy in general. I think I was a better person then, and I want to be more like I used to. That was when I felt most beautiful.

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10/19/10 12:25 P

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I felt like I looked good in college -- many years ago. I don't think I have ever felt beautiful except in retrospect. Always, 10 or 15 years later, I find a picture of myself taken at a time when I felt positively troll-like, and am shocked at how attractive I was.

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10/19/10 10:33 A

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During my 1st pregnancy and still on occasion when it it just my man and i ... he makes me feel beautiful.

Once in a while you get shown the light

In the strangest of places if you look at it right. ~ Scarlet Begonias, Grateful Dead


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10/19/10 9:09 A

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I have never in my life felt beautiful! Still trying to get there! How sad is that! :(??

Life is what you make it!


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10/18/10 9:12 P

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On my wedding day! Even though I wasn't at my ideal weight, I was in control, working out, and treating my body like the wonder that it is. It's hard not to feel good when you're doing great things for yourself.



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10/18/10 7:34 P

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I think it was the time that a guy I was crushing on told me I was a "very attractive woman" and didn't want anything from me. That was a once in a lifetime moment. Especially since I have always had self-esteem issues.

To get something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done.


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10/18/10 6:07 P

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I've only felt beautiful at a healthy weight sorry to say. I've always been "the girl with the pretty face," but that never counted as long as I was fat.
So this time I am really working to embrace what I've got. I'm finding, the more I do, the more beautiful I feel.

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10/17/10 9:13 P

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It's sad to say that I've never felt beautiful. I feel smart and confident and competent a lot but I can't ever recall feeling beautiful. How sad! I try to reinforce in my beautiful niece that beauty should be within as well but I think I'd like to feel beautiful one time anyway.

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10/17/10 6:55 P

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I felt beautiful when my weight was propotionate to my height last at the age of 28 years of age. My body was strong and lean. I believe I'm attractive still however, I feel most beautiful at the proper weight. So I'm getting back to a healthy weight so that I feel as beautiful as I did back at age 28.

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10/17/10 6:45 P

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The sad thing is I had to think really hard on this one. But when I dress up in my leopard print skirt with my low cut black top with my hair done and makeup on.

"Do or do not, there is no try"-Jedi Master Yoda


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10/17/10 8:38 A

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i forgot to post this i had my little girl 4 yrs ago. how do you all deal with stress and not turn to food.

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you arent ugly the person saying it to you is jelious of you. please dont listen to people that are mean i feel bad how this person said this to you.

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10/17/10 8:33 A

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after i had my little girl i lost 50 lbs wish i could get back down to that weight again. when i stress i eat i have to get better with dealing with my stress instead of turning to food. i wish this was easier to do i pray to God everyday to help me with this illness of turning to food. can someone please help me i cry alot.

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I never have. I've been told all my life that I'm ugly and it's hard not to feel that way.

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

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Surprisingly the older I get the more beautiful I feel. Losing the weight also has helped.
Also, I wear makeup and have my hair done for work everyday, but I've found that I look good with no makeup on, in just a teeshirt and my hair pulled up in a pony tail.

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I control my body, it doesn't control me.

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When I first lost a major amount of weight. I started out at 252 and got down to 192 in a little over a year. I've gained back 20 or so pounds. My husband tells me I look beautiful, but I don't really feel like it. I know my face is fuller again and my clothes are tighter.



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10/15/10 1:31 P

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I can't remember feeling beautiful ever:-(

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...when random strangers come up to me, just to tell me that they think I am beautiful.

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I felt most beautiful on my wedding day. I was around 164 and I was way more confident.

A more non specific tome is when I had longer hair. I just looked at some old photos and I miss my hair! It's going to take a while, but I've got to grow it out!




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I felt the most beauctiful when I was 24 (that was 23 years ago people!) and My "Ex" boyfriend came up to my friend in a bar and asked about me - And I was standing right next to her! (I had recently lost 95 lbs) I want to be that woman again.

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If I cannot love myself, how can I expect anybody else to?


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10/13/10 9:32 P

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I felt the most beautiful the summer I was just starting on my career in sales. I walked everywhere in DC for my job and the weight was falling off without my noticing it. I felt good about myself because I was independent and felt healthy...which made me feel beautiful and strong.

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to be perfectly honest I found my self more beautiful when my husband and I fisrt did the deed.

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My senior year of college. I felt great, I looked great and it was one of the most memorable times of my life. :)

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The best I have ever felt was my senior year of highschool. I made a decision to lose weight and didn't have trouble doing it. I got down to about 120lbs. I was able to buy my dream prom dress.

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The first thing that flashed in my mind when I read this question was PROM my Senior year and I was 17. We had a pre-prom dinner and I wore a BLACK short dress and I was about 118# and looked SO nice. I'm so happy I went to PROM and didn't miss out on that time of my life. emoticon

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I haven't felt beautiful since I was in High School. I was very outgoing in HS and confidant. I had been a bit on the pudgy side as a freshman in HS and by walking w/ a friend daily I lost about 20lbs and was at the right weight for my height. I dated, had fun & wasn't really afraid to be the center of attention. I felt really good in my own skin!

I gained back those 20 lbs as a freshman in HS, I found it hard living away from home and far from my friends - most of the kids I knew went to other colleges, so I was feeling very alone. By the end of my sophomore year I'd met my future husband and gave up on trying to be pretty, to be noticed.

So it's been about 18 years since I felt beautiful. I want that feeling back!

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WoW this is a hard one to answer really, I am siting here really trying to think when i feel the most beautiful and i cant come up with an answer
It really has nothing to do with my self confidence I have a ton of that! I feel that I am attractive not beautiful, like some one would take a double take and be like wow look at her. I think I might have to come back to this! emoticon

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I think I feel more beautiful right now, than I have in my entire life. It has absolutely nothing to do with my weight though. I'm finally starting to some-what come out of my self-consiousness. I am still VERY very VERY self-consiousness, but not nearly as bad as I used to be!

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In College. I didn't have a car and walked everywhere. I ate breakfast, lunch and very little dinner. I was young and hopeful~ full of life and love and wearing "petite" little clothes. I didn't have a boring job and bills to worry about and stress of worrying about my mom's health and well being. I get the most in touch with this kid when I work out. When I did a beginner triahlon earlier this month ... I felt that kid still living in me. I've missed her!!! I know I can't go back to that age, but I can get close to it by making the most of my physical strength. These extra pounds don't define me.

Every goal that has ever been reached began with just one step- and the belief that it could be attained. When the road becomes hard to travel and it feels as if you will never reach the end… look deep inside. You will find strength you never knew you had. – Jason Blume


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I feel the most beautiful after a hard work out. I take a shower n then I feel I have a sense of accomplishment. Cuz even though I look in the mirror and I don't always like what I see. I know that it's not going to be forever. Change is a comin!!!!

Life is really too short, dance like no one is watching and stop trying to make everyone else happy, do it for you!




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When I was 21. Everything was looking up, I was moving and going back to college. I felt like I was most at ease with myself and life in general. Then I met Levi, while he always tells me I'm beautiful I started loosing myself in the relationship. I was worried to much about being with someone rather than being myself. We moved to Des Moines and I feel into a depression of missing my friends and family and not liking my new surroundings I lost myself even more in the relationship because he was the only one around.

I'm getting use to Des Moines and starting to see that it's not that bad. Yes I still miss my family and friends, but I'm at least getting out of the house and doing more things for myself and not Ashley and Levi.

This is worth it, because I'm worth it.
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The last time I felt beautiful I was 16.

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�And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!� ~ Dr. Seuss

�We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.� ~ Marilyn Monroe


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Back in 2004 when my husband told me to look in the mirror and said "now that is beautiful!" emoticon

Edited by: TBRUGH78 at: 10/10/2010 (16:54)
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The most? If at all? Eh...you know, I have no idea. I dont think I have ever felt "beautiful". Maybe when I was a wiry six year old in a family photo with hair down to my thighs. Everyone kept saying "She's the prettiest of the Berry girls".

Not one moment since then. I've coasted by as a non-entity.

Hoooweee, sorry if that was a little Emo.

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I felt the most beautiful right before I found out I was pregnant for my son. I was about 170 pounds and ran 5 miles every day and felt like I could take on the world!! I want that back again :)!!!

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I feel the most beautiful at the present time in my life. I am confident, and my honey tells me every day how much he loves me and how proud he is of me for getting healthy.

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"For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else." - Winston Churchill




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Honestly that would have to be when I was preganant with my son. I wasnt worried about weight or dieting I just could be myself and dress up and do my makeup and it didnt matter about my size I was beautiful!

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I have 2. The first was when I was 18-19 and at my thinnest. I was 185 but I'm 5'10 so I was in a junior's 12/13. Most of it had to do with lots of male attention, which at the time equated to me being beautiful. Plus I could wear anything I wanted and I was healthier.

The second is my wedding day. Mostly because of the look in my husband's eye. He still tells me to this day that I was never more beautiful than on that day. I can see it in our pictures. He tells me every day almost that I'm beautiful but to me nothing compares to the day we got married.



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When my boyfriend looks at me. *blush* There's something in his eyes that makes me feel like he sees more in me than I do, and that makes me feel confident and strong, and beautiful!!

I am the author of my own story. I am the only one with the power to change ME. If I want it I have to make it happen ... so, watch me SHRINK!!


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I really can't remember! There isn't a particular time, it just happens when it happens. Some days I feel ugly as hell; other days, I feel really pretty and sexy and confident.
I think it helps when I make the effort to look nice, put on some make-up, do my hair up...then I don't feel like such a slob.
I'm working on making myself feel beautiful every day. I can't wait.

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I feel the most beautiful when I am laughing and having a good time with people I love. Ialso feel the most beautiful when I get to dress up for a night on the town. I feel beautiful every day because my fiance' tells me I'm beautiful everyday!

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In my life? It was probably when I was about to be 16 and starting as a new sophomore at my neighborhood public highschool. I was one of the few white girls in a largely hispanic school, and that definitely got me noticed. I had lost 50+ lbs about 2 years before and had gained at least 30 back, so I came in feeling a bit down about myself. However, a lot of the guys ended up really liking me. I got checked out multiple times on a daily basis, and had quite a few guys who would call me over to sit with them. I may have been bigger then before, but I had curves in great places. And, a hell of a lot of confidence.

I didn't stay at the school, and some of the attention I got was not the best. But, what I took from the experience was that confidence is sexy, and beautiful can be any size.

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I think confidence is beautiful/sexy...

I might not feel confident everyday but when I do I feel sexy as hell :)

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When I turned 30 in 1999. I lost weight and looked good in the cute clothes I bought. I was swing dancing with a group of people and we performed at a couple of events around town. I felt really good about myself, so I fixed my hair and put on make-up every day. My goal is to get back to that weight and to achieve that feeling again, except this time around I have to loose 100 lbs instead of 40.

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anytime i feel good about myself no matter what it is my weight ,good hair day, skin glowing and ......



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When I was about 6 months pregnant with my oldest son. I felt awesome, and my weight was a lot healthier too. I have pictures that I keep looking back at. I'd love to feel that awesome even while NOT pregnant. (although, there is that undeniable pregancy glow that only a baby on the way can render;)

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Honestly, I don't know. Its kind of a feeling that comes and goes. I look at pictures of me in the past, when I was a kid, a teenager, my early 20s and think, Wow, I looked really good then, but I never felt it at the time. I grew up with very low self esteem. I was taught at a young age that thinking you are pretty is egotistical and wrong... You can always be prettier, thinner, more graceful. My looks were never good enough. I think I agree with Workpeacfully about the pregnancy thing, though. I think, even though I was at my biggest then, being pregnant made me feel beautiful. Maybe it was knowing that there was life in my big belly,or the way my boyfriend would rub it with lotion, or the smiles I got from random strangers. It definately gave me confidence. I also remember feeling beautiful when I first found out my, now, fiancé had feelings for me. He still makes me feel beautiful all the time, but now its my turn to make me feel that way. This is a fun thread, and every one of you all are beautiful.
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Beautiful in the strictest meaning of the word (sexy/attractive)...when i was in the Dominican Republic. Their culture is so different, and not everyone was rail-thin. I was completely not self-conscious about all my spaghetti-strap/sleevless dresses, and knew people were checking me out.

Beautiful in my meaning of the word (strong/fit/healthy)....when I completed my portion of the marathon relay I was just in. Such a sense of accomplishment. I think I look awful in the pictures, but I felt FABULOUS!

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Honestly, I don't think I've ever felt "beautiful." Sad, I know. I mean, I am not unattractive or anything and I've always considered myself to be "cute" or "the one with the great personality" but never beautiful.
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This is tough. I think the last time I felt beautiful was on my honeymoon to Jamiaca 3 years ago. I lost pregnancy weight with my daughter to get ready for the wedding and trip. The biggest thing here is I felt confident. However, every time I get my hair done, I always feel beautiful after.

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This is a hard question for me. My exboyfriends told me I was beautiful and I believed it because that was the first time I had gotten any attention for my looks, but I think that I felt my most beautiful when I realized it on my own. The day I looked in the mirror and liked what I saw was the day I felt the most beautiful.

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Interesting thread. I enjoyed reading all your answers. I'm not sure myself this feeling comes and goes. But for me...I'm a person that never got attention for her looks or anything else for that matter so it was like a BIG thing when my boyfriend said I looked beautiful and kept staring at me when he was here one night. It made me nervous but also made me feel great because I knew I looked so much better than I used to and even though he didn't know me then, he could see the changes in me.
To tell you the truth, now that I think of it, I think we are all the most beautiful when we don't care what anyone else thinks. When we're having a good time and acting silly or having fun and just enjoying life.

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When I'm spending alone time getting to know me better.


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when I'm doing something I really love

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I feel the most beautiful when my pants are too big and I can tell I've done something good for my body!

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Hmmm. You know, I don't have a particular moment, but I'd have to say in general I feel beautiful when I am on a roll: eating food that is great for my body, working out at a high intensity level, and I've drank so much water my body feels lean, clean & ready for anything! Those moments are more empowering than anything else, and that empowerment makes me feel most attractive inside & out.


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Interesting question.

I never have felt like I look beautiful on the outside, not even on my skinniest day. Not even on my wedding day. Okay - yes. Beautiful, nope.

But you know, I feel beautiful on the inside sometimes, and that is more important to me.

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The closest I've come to this feeling was actually this morning. I got off the scale (it said I'm at my lowest weight since I got this big in the first place!) and I looked in the mirror and I just looked.. smaller. It's not that I'm superficial, moreso just that everything right now for me is coming together (even if it's breaking apart).

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I don't know if I have ever felt truly beautiful.

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The most beautiful? Wow... I don't know. Feeling pretty is so fleeting for me, its a challenge to pin point it. I would probably say that I was my most beautiful on my wedding day. It was such a special and incredible day, I felt amazing!



Imperfection is important. If we were all perfect, then there would be no such thing as growth, and everyone would be extremely boring, which is, paradoxically, not that perfect.-- Dr. Matt


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I'd have to say that I feel the most beautiful right now. I am the smallest I have been in my adult life, I'm in another country learning about new cultures, and I am with the love of my life whom I cant wait to marry. I feel wonderful and beautiful right now..

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The day I got married 45 years ago.

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These are all great answers!

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I think it was after my first child, I was losing weight and I love being a mom plus my husbend and I were doing great. I am getting their now so I guess now also it would have to be a toss up

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My feeling beautiful has never had anything to do with my weight at any point.

Hmmm maybe when I am my most accomplished or being creative.

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I don't think I ever have

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I would have to say right after I had my 3rd child so almost 11yrs ago. I weighed 160.


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I think I felt the most beautiful when I was 21. I wasn't at my lowest weight But It was a good weight for me. At my lowest weight of 150 I looked too skinny. I have big boobs and always have and weighing 150 made me look like I was going to fall over all the time. But at 170 after my first child and a marriage I felt happier and I liked the way I looked. That's where I'm aiming to get back to. I liked myself the way I looked then and the closer I get there the more I'm liking myself again.

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Oh, that would definitely have been when I was at my lowest adult weight - after having lost 150+ pounds. I reached my goal in the fall of 2003, at the age of 32...and stayed there until I got pregnant in the fall of 2004 (ha - go figure!). For the first time EVER I felt proud, and strong, and worthy, and confident. I was always smiling. Always looking to make others smile. And always being told I was beautiful and "hot"...and I had never, ever, ever experienced that before. It was the best feeling ever!

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The day I got married.

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I felt the most beautiful at age 37 when I was able to get down to 122 lbs. However I also felt the most lonely, proably why I ate myself back up to 240.

Edited by: YELLOWDAHLIA at: 9/30/2010 (10:33)
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A person who wants something WILL find a way....a person who doesn't will find an excuse.

Which do you prefer?
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I think I felt or feel most beautiful when I find out someone likes me or has a crush on me. I've been big my whole life and after getting pregnant at 15 I only got bigger. After that relationship with the father was over I just didn't feel anything for awhile. And when it dawned on me that someone liked me it would snap me into reality that hey I'm still here, I'm still beautiful, and I'm still a great person and obviously other people think so too. But as time goes on and we all get caught up in our day to day lives sometimes we don't catch on that someone has been admiring us from afar. But once you notice that you are being noticed it makes you feel beautiful and special. We take ourselves for granted a lot because we are so busy. When my honey now first told me he had a crush on me I guess I knew but I didn't know that he had it for 3 months...I just thought we're friends...made me feel good to know that he wanted me from the moment he saw me. Probably helped that I was his boss and had to lean over to train him a lot....guys and their fantasies! But I have my good days and bad days like everyone else...like today I put on my dark blue eye shadow and my rose colored lipstick and I feel like a pin up model....except dressed! Ok done rambling...good topic!

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Well, feeling beautiful while pregnant is fairly easy when you're worse symptom is heartburn (and I was popping Tums like you wouldn't believe!), and a very supportive fiancee that told me how radiant I was, would rub the coco butter lotion on my belly, and didn't balk at the idea of having sex with a beached whale (again, TMI, but the night before having both babies...yea...).

If I had the morning sickness, or swelling, or any of the myriad of problems that pregnant women have, and a jerk for a fiancee, I probably would have felt a lot different!

I'm gonna add a couple of pix of me late in pregnancy, at over 200lbs... Still, I felt the most beautiful then!

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Peace, Rachel

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Wow, you described pregnancy so beautifully. I was always envious of those women who felt beautiful pregnant.

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When I was pregnant and finally not just looking fat, but looking like I was performing the miracle of growing a human, both times. I started out both pregnancies heavy (175 with my first, and 8 months after he was born, I started pregnancy #2 at 155, on my 5'2 frame!).

For the longest time, I got bigger and bigger, but people never asked if I was pregnant because I was so chubby already. I was about 8 months along before strangers started making comments about me being pregnant. One lady even said she was kinda afraid to say anything in case I wasn't really pregnant, I guess she was afraid I was just really, really fat.

It seems crazy, but I've had a belly and a pooch as long as I can remember, and just knowing that a baby was growing in there, making it bigger, I loved my belly then. The only time I have felt beautiful was when I had another tiny, perfect human in me. Even though I got stretchmarks from my hair line(sorry for the TMI!!!) to almost my boobies, (and all over my upper thighs, and butt!) I never loved my belly more than then.

Of course, now that my kids are almost 3 and 17mo, and I am left with the bread dough belly, and these pale pink lines everywhere, I am back to hating myself naked. That's what brought me to you fine ladies!!


Peace, Rachel

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You do look beautiful and cuteeeee shirt!

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It was actually a month ago when I went out with some friends. I had a little to do with my weight bust mostly I love how my clothes fit. The picture is my profile pic

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At what point in your life did you feel the most beautiful? Did it have anything to do with your weight? Were you at your lowest weight? How did you act?


For me, it was when I was around 25. I had accomplished my education. I felt like an adult finally, and in charge of my own life.

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