My problem began when I was about 11 years old. At that time, I grew about 6 inches in a rather short amount of time and went from being stick thin to having some serious curves.
I was always very thin as a child and I feel like the effects of puberty put my body into shock because along with my shapely curves, came stretch marks.
I now have stretch marks on my breasts, hips, inner thighs (all the way down to my knees) and butt. It’s not like I gained a lot of weight, I’m still pretty thin. I’m 18 now and I thought I was finished growing. Boy was I wrong, I have grown another two inches and grown a whole cup size in a few short months. The stretch marks on my breasts and inner thighs that were starting to fade have now reappeared.
I feel like my body doesn’t reflect my age. I should be able to have confidence in a swim suit or even in shorts but I don’t. I feel like I’m alone and my confidence is at an all time low because of this. I’m not looking for a magic cure for stretch marks or anything, I just want to know if anybody out there feels the same way.
Is there anybody else out there that is going through the same thing?
This post was submitted by a Lovelyish reader