Chubby Fingers and me.

I was reading this article the other day that said that “Chubby Fingers” was now a trend on Instagram or twitter, or something like that and I thought really?? This is MY time then! I always thought that I had chubby hands and fingers my entire life. I’m looking at my hands now, and maybe they are pretty. I have always loved my nails.
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** not my hand but I couldn’t upload my picture… This could really be my hand though**
I never wore rings cause I always felt like it just accentuated my fat hands. Seriously, the only rings I have ever worn are my engagement and wedding band. I find myself pulling them off and on once in a while. I think, if it’s easy then I am fine, if I have to tug a little then I think it’s time to go on a diet. It’s crazy how I find things to measure myself.
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I think I always wear pants because I have always thought that I had big legs. But lately I am starting to look at dresses and skirts. I actually bought a dress the other day. I might even wear it outside eventually.
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It has been really nice to see more people like me who are not “perfect” but still pretty. I am currently a size 12 and I always felt like even the models that are a size 12 don’t look like me. It is a little unfortunate to hear advertisers boast about how “inclusive” they are with their new “plus sized” model. In my opinion, size 12/14 is barely plus size, and even if it was, who cares? Why do you have to say the size at all?
I am happy that now it seems I am seeing more real people. There is still a long way to go. The point is, it is nice to see things that actually represent something like me and to hear other people call it beautiful. We really should all celebrate ourselves.
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Happy Friday! This weekend will be low key. Going to a friends house to hang out Saturday and decorating the yard for Halloween on Sunday. Husband will be making mushroom soup Sunday and I can not wait. I love his mushroom soup. The weather is getting colder and I am now looking for new soup and stew recipes. Those will be coming up soon!
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How about you?
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14 thoughts on “Chubby Fingers and me.

  1. You’re right! We should all be proud of who we are, regardless of our size. When companies brag about using plus size models, I get really triggered. It shouldn’t be something that needs to be announced. I hope that someday the inclusiveness we are beginning to see becomes normalized.

  2. I’m chubby-everything-ed. I wear dresses almost exclusively and loads of rings because they make me feel powerful and pretty. I’m a real plus size, no 12, not in a while, but I’m loving myself and feeling good.

  3. I agree with your frustration about the advertisers mentioning that someone is “plus-sized” in their campaigns. Like they are looking for some accolades! It’s the same thing in many ways with race — it’s mentioned in many situations to emphasize inclusiveness too. It’s annoying!

    I don’t know how long it will take for us to get any of this right — I am hopeful for the future though!

  4. Women’s clothing sizes are too objective; I used to think it would be weird to use our actual measurements to size clothing, but now I’m all for it. I don’t care about the size so much anymore, as long as it is flattering. Dresses are so fun! I love layering in the fall and winter and dresses/tunics with leggings is where it’s at for me a lot of the time! Great post!

  5. Love your article!

    I think I struggle to accept my body because it’s always changing. I get used to it one way; then I have a baby, and it changes. Then I have another baby, and it shifts again. Then I go on medication, and I gain weight, so it changes again.

    But I’m beginning to realize that the key for me is not necessarily to find a way to love what I look like at this moment, but to recognize that ALL the shapes my body has been, and whatever shape I am now, are beautiful.

    …if that makes any sense. 🙂

  6. I love that people are being more body positive and inclusive now! Isn’t size 12 the average size of women in the US? It shouldn’t be plus size then! They shouldn’t even bother with calling it “plus size” or “petite.” There is no average body and I feel like people are just now learning that!

    Great post and good for you for being on trend with chubby fingers! I’m waiting for the “people with second toes that are longer than their big toes” trend to come along 😉

    Emily | https://www.thatweirdgirllife.com

  7. I’ve always loved my hands. Even when I was at my biggest they were cute and elegant looking. I was always complimented for them.

    I agree though, we need to stop labelling in terms of size. It really is quite degrading x

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