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I Have Stretch Marks

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    Long agoWhen i was younger,

    i shoved food down my throat like there was tomorrow, I didn't know how to get fat or what that even was! Little did i know i was ballooning up faster than you could say "Where's that donut?" Luckily, (or unluckily, idk) I did get fat, but the stretch marks appeared on my outer...
    soupersam soupersam 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    beautifulbellyfull beautifulbellyfull 22-25, F 13 Responses Feb 3

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    i got em everywhere, only place i don't have

    them is my stomach. i used to want to get rid of them when i was younger but with time i accepted them and all that jazz. :)
    sailorantares sailorantares 18-21, F Sep 23, 2014

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    On my booty. It's cute though.

    You can't really see it that much.
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2014

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    I have stretch marks all over my body-

    literally...all over my stomach, hips, boobs, back of my legs, thighs, upper arms & butt. I've been losing weight but it seems like they're getting worse not better. I've had them since I was young & I don't think it's fair!!!!! I'm not as big as a lot of other people I see that...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent 18-21 Jun 16

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    I've never been pregnant before

    and I have stretch marks. I have them on my hips and my boobs. And very little on my legs(most people don't notice them because they blend in with me skin tone). I got them when I was about 12 or 13 years old. When there are fresh they are very easy to get rid of and at the time...
    2323keka 2323keka 16-17 1 Response Feb 11

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    kylieaubin kylieaubin 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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    shaming someone for something they can't change

    like their stretch marks or scars accomplishes nothing so why would you want to do it
    buddiesj buddiesj 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I feel that stretch marks tell some story about

    yourself. During my teenage years, I lost a lot of weight. I was extremely chubby, I was never active. At 16, I started going to the gym, and from then I lost a lot of weight. Stretch marks developed since then and haven't done anything to get rid of them. Maybe I should do...
    krimsonlove krimsonlove 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Umm nobody really likes those.

    ...and a lot of people have them
    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26, 2014

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    on my bum, my hips, and little ones on my boobs.

    they really bother me, and i most likely will never wear a bikini because of them.
    lunazteca lunazteca 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I do indeed! But I am proud of it (: I have 2

    amazing boys, one who just turned 3 years old! And my youngest who is almost 4 months <3 Wouldn't change it for anything!
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F Nov 9, 2014

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    Believe It Or Not

    Though I havn't been over 105 pounds a day in my life, I do actually have stretch marks. I have lost kinda a lot of weight sense I was going through early puberty and when I was diagnosed with depression in 2008. I had more of a butt back then, curved and such. I have stretch...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    theblueone111 theblueone111 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 12

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    Going up and down on weight gives you stretch

    marks.Now I wonder why I decided to share this lool
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2014

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    i have stetchmarks every

    where deep red ones and they are so awsome! thaey are from stuffing my self and i love it!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 7

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    there on my butt and I want to get rid of them

    before i start to get busy if you know what I mean
    TaylorsierraWilson TaylorsierraWilson 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2014

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    After having two sons at ages 15

    and 17, going from a size 0 to a 8 I definitely earned my share of stretch marks. I am very self conscious about them but recently I've been better about accepting that this is my body and I should be so proud of them since they represent my pregnancy journeys. It's hard but...
    xzrie xzrie 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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    I have stretch marks

    and I'm only 13! I've had them sense I've started puberty witch was probably like 2 years ago I am to embarrassed to talk to my parents about them and I don't like showing them I really want to no what to do and how to get rid of them with using things at home!
    kylieaubin kylieaubin 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    Stripes.

    Yep I have them! On the back of my legs, knees, hips, boobs, back of my arms, lower back, belly...pretty much anywhere you can get them i have them, how did i get them? well most from the joys of puberty and the rest from weight gain and loss. And for a long time i was ashamed...
    understatedlycrazy understatedlycrazy 18-21, F Jun 30, 2010

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    I DON'T EVEN... Like I can understand the whole

    stretch marks on boobs BUT MY THIGHS? I haven't even GAINED any weight -.- I just I dunno they're red squiggly looking marks and they just AGHHH make me a little self conscious but yea I know someday I'll meet a guy who won't care about them but will love them :() why can't I...
    Tabithaaa Tabithaaa 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2014

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    Get over it. Four pregnancies,

    including twins, and I'm only 5'1" - something had to give. I also used to weigh twice as much as I do now. I'm half of me. They showed up when I was ten, I went through a massive growth spurt in one summer and they were on my breasts and thighs even as a skinny kid. Some of us...
    cherk03 cherk03 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    Rapid Weight Gain Caused Stretch Marks

    You can see stretch marks on my thighs and belly where they have had to accommodate my extra girth.
    gainergirl19 gainergirl19 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    I love my stretch marks

    as they show my progress in becoming fatter! :)
    BigBritshGainer BigBritshGainer 13-15 Dec 31, 2013

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    I have some nice stretch marks on my flabby ***.

    I used to be super thin so when I gained all this weight in the past few weeks i must have really stretched myself out 😉
    chubbybellyguy69 chubbybellyguy69 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I'm 15 and I have stretch marks in my legs

    and my bum. I hope everyone will not judge me for them. And when I go in swimming pools ppl won't think I'm ugly
    Angelcakes15 Angelcakes15 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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    And Many Of Them.

    When did you first get them? Well I got them when I was 12 or so and started growing and getting curves. Then I gained weight and got a lot more. Where do you have them? Hips, around my mid abdomen, very faint ones on the back of my arms, breasts, and I think that's it Do you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses May 13, 2013

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    They Are Worth It!

    2 beautiful babies. enough said!!
    allyKat allyKat 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2007

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    I have stretch marks on my arms

    and my boobs and I absolutely hate it! I want to get rid of it but have no idea how to. I'm 17 and it affects the kind of clothes that I wear and social interactions since I see people's eyes zoning in on them everytime I talk to them.
    Elaina96 Elaina96 18-21, F Jul 2, 2014

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    I have them everywhere

    and I'm so disgusted with them :(
    QuietKitten QuietKitten 18-21, F 1 Response May 30

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    Tons Of Them

    Anyone who looks at my pics can tell I have tons of them. I mean I'm fairly fat so it isn't surprising.
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    Only Recently

    I have been gaining only a year now i wasnt skinny i started at 90 something kgs now im 131.54 kgs but what stunned me was that i had gotten none until i was about 5 kgs lighter than i am now i turned 18 not long ago and am confused as of why i never got any growing up. But i...
    NZbellygirl NZbellygirl 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    Yeah. It happens when you get pregnant

    and gain a bunch of weight. It sucks, but whatever.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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    "What Happened To You?"

    A few weekends ago, I went to visit my college roomate and best friend who had come home from living in florida to attend her friends graduation. We were changing and i had on tight jeans and a bra. I went to put on my tank top and she pointed to a spot on my stomach and said...
    Cheer260 Cheer260 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2013

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    And they literally ruined my life,

    and I'm a darker complexion and you can see these white lines everywhere literally all over my body. My boobs, ***, thighs and even mad calves! There I hate them the most, I haven't wrote dress, shorts, or skirts in over seven years. I won't have sex or go out in the summer...
    Flowerpush Flowerpush 22-25, F 3 Responses May 5, 2014

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    I Have Stretch Marks

    They're really ugly and I wouldn't dare put on a 2 piece. But you know what? That's okay because I love what they represent. They stand for the beautiful 3 year old that I kiss and say good-night to every night before he closes his eyes. I wouldn't trade my stretch marks for...
    confusedone12345 confusedone12345 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    Greed Marks

    I have them and love them they just illustrate my gluttony and greed. I'm hugely fat my skin couldn't keep up with the growth so stretched to compensate. I love them watch how many more I plan on getting
    fatz69 fatz69 36-40, F 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    I put on 40 pounds in the past few months

    and consequently I developed angry red stretch marks all over my belly, ***, and legs. I love having a huge belly, but I hate these stretch marks :(
    BigBellyLover919 BigBellyLover919 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I have stretch marks on my breasts,

    thighs, and hips. I didn't get any while I was pregnant but I did get some a year later when I was suffering from depression and gained weight. My boyfriend likes to trace them and I don't feel so self conscious when he does.
    larisahhh larisahhh 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2014

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    Peelover94 Peelover94 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I saw a pic of stretch marks on Pinterest

    that said 'not failure or ugly, you're a tiger who earned her stripes' :)p
    homesickray homesickray 18-21, F Jun 19

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    AshleyCatz AshleyCatz 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    I only have them on my stomach

    and my sides, i think I have them there cause that's wear I carry most of my fat ^^' they aren't to bad though I can live with them
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I Absolutely Hate Them

    I hate how ugly they are.. : ( 
    ImmoralSophistication ImmoralSophistication 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    I hate them too but over the years they have

    become a part of me , they don't define who I am and it's just a small part of my body , and it's just marks at the end of the day really.... Shouldn't the right guy love me for ALL of me , even with all my imperfections? Because that's what I will do for him, love him for him...
    VickyLovey23 VickyLovey23 22-25, F Jun 22, 2014

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    Fixing It

    So i've had these stretchmarks for a while. On the backs of my arms. Behind my knees. On my sides. It's really hurt my confidence. I know i let myself gain a few extra pounds but its the marks that bother me. I've tried various oils, lotions, and exercise too. None of it helps...
    AmethystMoonChild AmethystMoonChild 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    On the side of my butt

    and thighs I've learned to love em
    kaylalexi kaylalexi 18-21, F 1 Response