8 Gifs Describing 'That Time Of The Month' Perfectly

8 Gifs Describing 'That Time Of The Month' Perfectly

I’d much rather get a text message telling me I am not pregnant.

Honestly, I wonder if guys fully understand what we go through. I do not understand how anyone can say it is considered ‘beautiful’ when really it’s three words: annoying, painful and inconvenient.

1.The Cramps

They come and go and we can never predict when and where it’ll happen and it sucks. I hear chocolate helps and drinking hot tea(big fan of green tea) as well as putting a heating pad on your lower abdomen.

2.The Bloating

Sweatpants are a girl’s bestfriend during this week. Your favorite jeans that shape your bum perfectly, probably should save them for next week.

3. The Nausea

Sometimes this ‘gift’ makes us feel like we have gone on the fastest rollercoasters in Hershey Parks, Six Flags and Disney World altogether.

4. Change in Taste

I learned this in my biology class a few years back, but during this time of the month, there is a change in hormones and that can alter our taste in food, clothes and even the people we are dating. Which totally explains a lot in some of the guys that I liked over the years.

5. Changing Plans

Sometimes you do not feel like getting out of bed but then you remember you have stuff to do that day and then you are groaning. The world moves with or without you, my friend.

6. Irritation/Mood Swings

Again with the hormones, we are all guilty of snapping at someone or internally wishing someone would shut up. Maybe possibly uncontrollably crying in random times of the day are the worse.

7. The Fear of an 'accident'

Unless your body works like clockwork, sometimes it’ll show up when you did not expect it to. Then you have that split second of worry and looking to your friends or sneaking out of class to get to the bathroom as quickly as possible.8. How expensive the whole process is

8. How expensive the whole process is

If I was to break down where all my money goes: pads, tampons, Midol, etc is a pretty big section. Sometimes I feel like girls are more expensive than boys based off of the items we need in our lives.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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In Real Life, 'Plus Size' Means A Size 16 And Up, Not Just Women Who Are Size 8's With Big Breasts

The media needs to understand this, and give recognition to actual plus-size women.


Recently, a British reality dating TV show called "Love Island" introduced that a plus-sized model would be in the season five lineup of contestants. This decision was made after the show was called out for not having enough diversity in its contestants. However, the internet was quick to point out that this "plus-size model" is not an accurate representation of the plus-size community.

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It is so frustrating that the media picks and chooses women that are the "ideal" version of plus sized. In the fashion world, plus-size starts at size 8. EIGHT. In real life, plus-size women are women who are size 16 and up. Plunkett Research, a marketing research company, estimated in 2018 that 68% of women in America wear a size 16 to 18. This is a vast difference to what we are being told by the media. Just because a woman is curvy and has big breasts, does NOT mean that they are plus size. Marketing teams for television shows, magazines, and other forms of media need to realize that the industry's idea of plus size is not proportionate to reality.

I am all for inclusion, but I also recognize that in order for inclusion to actually happen, it needs to be accurate.

"Love Island" is not the only culprit of being unrealistic in woman's sizes, and I don't fully blame them for this choice. I think this is a perfect example of the unrealistic expectations that our society puts on women. When the media tells the world that expectations are vastly different from reality, it causes women to internalize that message and compare themselves to these unrealistic standards.

By bringing the truth to the public, it allows women to know that they should not compare themselves and feel bad about themselves. Everyone is beautiful. Picking and choosing the "ideal" woman or the "ideal" plus-size woman is completely deceitful. We as a society need to do better.

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