We’re so used to seeing before and after body pics, we don’t think twice of them. But the point is, they emphasize the weight loss journey by showing how bad the situation was before. Such transformation pics never tell the whole story and worst, promote one slender type of "after" body.

But one woman decided to put a spin on the traditional before and after approach. Tayler Rayne shared a side-by-side comparison of her body in a bikini before her weight gain and after. “I’m here to love on my girls who gained weight and aren’t really sure how to love themselves,” she said before kicking off a now-viral “Grown woman weight thread.”

Tay, who went from “130 [to] 230” and struggled with confidence, is now busy being happy in her own skin. In no time, she got an overwhelming response from curvy women of all sizes. The thread has received 161.2K likes and 33.4K retweets, showing that feeling beautiful is more about the mind rather than a size.

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Image credits: tayyrainn

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LottieH
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1 month ago

You look Amazing!!

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Bored Panda spoke to Tayler, the woman who kicked off the “grown woman weight” challenge, about learning to love your own body. Tay said that “We have power over our bodies and appearance. I’m not an advocate for an unhealthy lifestyle, I’m just supportive of women and men who have dealt with a sudden change and are struggling to love themselves.”

Tay is convinced we should be able to do whatever we want with our bodies. “Whether we want to lose weight, gain weight, maintain weight, surgery, etc. I am supportive of all things concerning body image because at the end of the day, we have to look at ourselves in the mirror.”

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Madison Lam
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1 month ago

Gorgeous :D

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“If you are not happy with what you see, make a change until you are.” But until then, Tay suggests being kind to yourself and practicing positive self-talk.

It doesn’t matter if you’re “fat, skinny, thin, thick, slim, chubby, athletic, someone will always have something to say,” Tay concluded. The 24-year-old learned to “forget about them and go about my business.”

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Aria Whitaker
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1 month ago

Wow...i would not have guessed 205!! She actually carries the weight well...

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Body dissatisfaction among women of all sizes happens more frequently than we’d like to admit, the Glamour survey suggests. It challenged 300 women of different sizes to take a note of every negative or anxious thought they had about their bodies during the course of one full day.

The result was pretty shocking—a whopping 97% of participants admitted to having at least one moment where they hated their body. It also revealed that, on average, women have 13 negative thoughts concerning their appearance a day.

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Effie Haverlad
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1 month ago (edited)

Bottom left, DANG! They're all beautiful, but that one especially!

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Anne
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1 month ago

Momma got CURVES!

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Cori
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1 month ago

All these women look absolutely gorgeous with the 'extra' weight. I didn't look near this good after packing on an extra 20+ lbs after baby #2. It all concentrated in my hips and gut. If it would have went to my nonexistent boobs and butt instead, I would have been more than happy to keep it.

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It’s no secret that virtually impossible beauty ideals, celebrity culture, and social media all play a tremendous part in the way we see ourselves. In fact, this 2018 research published in Open Science revealed that the way we feel about our bodies also depends on the images we look at.

The research showed that women who viewed healthy and "overweight" models reported feeling more satisfied with their own body size than those who viewed "underweight" models did. Their sense of bodily dissatisfaction stuck around for about 24 hours after the experiment, proving that it just doesn’t go away in a sec.

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Kristine Spatara
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1 month ago

G O R L ♡ ♡♡

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Tracey Hirt
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1 month ago

Wow, she gained some amazing curves!

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The focus on our appearances is, in fact, doing more harm than good. Kearney-Cooke, a Cincinnati psychologist who helped to design Glamour’s survey, said that constant negative thoughts can start to linger and become stronger with time. “Neuroscience has shown that whatever you focus on shapes your brain and the neural pathway becomes stronger.” As a result, they become habitual and sooner than you know it, the vicious circle has started.

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Kristine Spatara
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1 month ago

Dayuuuuum

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Shauna
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1 month ago

I don't really see much difference. But the pic on the right is better I think.

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FurryManiac
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1 month ago

THOSE ABS GIRL W H A T I S Y O U R S E C R E T

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Even if loving ourselves the way we are is not an easy task, we must remember that most of the dissatisfaction is illusory. Kearney-Cooke gave a genius example of how it works: "Let's say you're in a meeting and you suddenly think, 'Ew, my arms are huge.'” 

The psychologist who specializes in body image urges us to think: “Well, you've had those same arms all day. Why are you suddenly feeling bad about them now? Maybe it's because you don't think your professional ideas are being valued or you're not fulfilled in your job. Instead of focusing on the real issue, all you can think of is hating your arms.”

All the most glorious sportswear and never-ending gym sessions won’t change a thing you feel, 'cause the arms aren’t the real problem.

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Marika Stanway
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1 month ago

You look stunning on the right! Pretty in both 🙂

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Shauna
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1 month ago

She looked too thin before. I think she looks perfect on the right.

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ebony1k124 touch
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1 month ago

Beautiful!

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Ojberretta Berretta
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1 month ago

thicknesss!!!¨

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G13
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1 month ago

You look great!

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Pedro Caetano
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1 month ago

Beautiful before, beautiful after!

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Meeow
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1 month ago (edited)

She looks great on 150, toned body is hard to keep, don't let the weight gain bother you, as long as you are happy and healthy.

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Karla Littke
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1 month ago

Butt....how?

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Shauna
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1 month ago (edited)

How do these women keep their abdomens so slim and flat? When I gain weight it all goes to my belly.

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Phoebe
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1 month ago

Your smile is so cute

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Tami Bridges
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1 month ago

She is sexy af with them curves!

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Lilfish_74
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1 month ago

Gorgeous!

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Nica Thva
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1 month ago

She must be super tall

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Zoe Murphy
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1 month ago

She looks pretty tall. She’s gorgeous at both weights!!!

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Kristine Spatara
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1 month ago

C U R V E S ♡ ♡ ♡

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KateKat
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1 month ago

It does not matter what others think about your body, as long as you love it.

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LoPandas
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1 month ago

Sometimes all of your weight doesn't go to your stomach, it spreads to your face, butt, breasts, hips, thighs etc.

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wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

Wait... that... is... not....? nevermind

Joakim Utterhall
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1 month ago

Haha i had to zoom in

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teeshy hedding
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1 month ago

wait what? is this the same person?

LoPandas
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1 month ago

This picture is frying my brain more than it already is fried.

Celia
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1 month ago

Wearing bikini to sky... Ok

Zoe's Mom
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1 month ago

You can during Spring skiing-

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Ashley Elizabeth
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1 month ago

Must have stripped some color when u gained the weight

Munhu Afro
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1 month ago

Maybe a filter, for those wondering why she has less melanin in the other pic.

Sancho Cruz
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks good both pics, I'm no hater but lighten up on Photoshop. Pics suppose to be on supporting each other on weight gain and being cool who you are. Changing weight cool awesome but changing color and features make it look like a totally different person, to wow it's fake.. still great job on the body change filled out nicely. No so much on the edit.

Shellia Ventura
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1 month ago

This does not look like the same person....different colors, face, etc.

Nica Thva
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1 month ago

Looks kinda silly with so little clothes in the snow. But good body.

Amandha Toledo
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1 month ago

I, too, look very different in summer and in winter. I have to have different foundation colors and they vary from, like, shade 3 to shade 6. Might be the same here

FurryManiac
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1 month ago

how is she not a human icicle?

Orionpax75
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1 month ago

Little lost on this one....did she bleach her skin or something?!?

Boris
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1 month ago

Left picture could be during or after summer and right one during or after winter. Some people tan immensely. I used to have a Brazilian GF that changed colour about as much between winter and summer.

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KateKat
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1 month ago

Bikini in the snow?

Chance
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1 month ago

Skin Bleaching

Ron Smedley
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1 month ago

looks good .... this is one is a fit lady.

Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 month ago

Delusional

IwiLLsTeaLyOuRsoUl
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1 month ago

looks better on the right

Al Reilly
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1 month ago

I'm more concerned with her turning Caucasian than gaining weight!!

Mumof1
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1 month ago

Nah - just can't be the same...

Mumof1
Community Member
1 month ago

No that can't be the same girl. Can it?

Sue Sanders
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1 month ago

I can't upvote until I have the whole story. These young women don't look like the same person, weight gain, or not.

Lily
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1 month ago

but.. snow.

Eddie
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1 month ago

She gained 40 lbs but lost 40 shades.

Ojberretta Berretta
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1 month ago

how many operations and skin bleaching?

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G13
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1 month ago

You look amazing!!!

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ebony1k124 touch
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1 month ago

You look amazing!

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SirPatTheCat
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1 month ago

Omg I love that dress!

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Nica Thva
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1 month ago

Her hips look a bit weird in the second picture?

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