I understand if they are big purpley red ones that are very obvious, but if they are just lines that are a tiny bit lighter or darker then your skin tone what's the big deal? I have stretch marks too I have them on my boobs, thighs and on my hips because I used to be quite chubby. Personally when I look in the mirror I don't even realize them and on my friends that claim to have them really obviously I don't even see them.
I've been blessed, really. After I lost a ton of weight, I had really big ones for years, but they slowly became less apparent, I'd have to point them out for anyone to see. Even when they were huge and pink, I didn't have a problem. It's my body and the rest of me is a sight to see, if anyone is going to point out the slightest flaw, they have problems.
I don't get it either. Plus the majority of girls HAVE them, so it's not like what they have is anything worse or different than what a s.hitload of other girls have, including myself. =P I don't even think about them, lol.
Why? Every day I am bombarded by Magazines, TV and Internet showing "perfect" women. No stretch marks, no cellulite, full breasts...ect. I know I am beautiful, and my boyfriend loves my body. However, to look in the mirror and fall so short of the media's portrayal of a beautiful woman is disheartening to say the least.
I have always had stretch marks on my inner thighs and when I got pregnant I got them on my boobs. It has been 5 years and I am just now feeling comfortable with the ones on my boobs. I think it's just a confidence thing. Before I got pregnant I always wore cleavage shirts after I wouldn't even consider it. I think I have just decided that I am who I am take it or leave it. Although I'm still uncomfortable I am trying to move forward and let it go.
Because they feel pressured, the society is made to be extremely image conscious and girls (in fact even guys) feel the need to look "perfect" nowadays. It's something we have to live with. but it's really good that you feel good about yourself :) happy for you :D