I Can’t F*cking Shut Up Wednesday. In My Undies.

by Lori Dwyer on October 13, 2010 · 39 comments


OK, so it’s time for I Can’t F*cking Shut Up Wednesday again. Because once again I have some piccies to show you, once again I can’t just post them without some kind of explanation. In fact, these ones I really can’t post without explanation. Heaven knows, they need one.

Therefore, allow me to explain. The added bonus of having to explain is that these pictures are probably best off below the fold, where you have scroll down to see them. Lest they scare the unsuspecting.

Anyway. You may remember, waaay back when…. no. Wait. Let’s start at the beginning. Even further back than that. Let’s flashback to Bloggers Without Makeup, started by the awesome Jodie from Mummy Mayhem. Remember that…?

OK, now let’s fast forward. I’m sure a lot of you have seen this post by my homegirl at Good Golly Miss Holly! If not, take a look. It’s awesome. She puts it out there. She’s brave. She’s freaking gorgeous.

Annnnd fast forward again. You see where I’m going here? Kinda? It’s all about the body image, jellybeaners. It’s all about the Body Love.

Carly, one of the bloggers from We Heart Life, which is a ridiculously happy but not-so-much-that-it’s-vomit-worthy kinda place, has started a campaign she’s calling BodyLove. And we all know how much I like to jump on a bandwagon. So excuse me while I hop on this one.

I’m sure you get the idea. Post a photo of your body, the things you love about it, the things you hate about it. Put it out there. Be brave. Be as nude or un-nude, as covered or as un-covered (although porno shots would probably not be appreciated on the linky list, right, Carly…?) as you choose. You can show as much or as little of yourself as you like.

The BodyLove linky list will open on Friday over at We Heart Life. Get clicky with your camera. Link up. Show us all what you got. Put it out there. Be your booty-licious selves. Shake it like a Polaraid picture. And all that good stuff.

I’m, uh, going undies, as far as the covered-slash-uncovered option is concerned. For two reasons. Because I’m a jump-right-in kinda chick. If you’re gonna do something, go all the way. So to speak. Number two, I was a bridesmaid last weekend so I’ve got a hairless bikini line and legs for the first time in, like, months. I may as well take advantage of them.

So…. I guess I’ll f*cking shut up now. Kinda. No one panic, the Man knows all about these pictures. In fact, he took them. Bless him. he was only slightly put out by the fact that he was taking photos of his wife in her undies to put on the Interwebs. Hey, some people totally get off on that kinda stuff.

So… drumroll please. Or something dramatic like that….

This is me.

I’m lucky. I’ve never had to battle with my weight, and I didn’t get stretch marks through my pregnancies. But, as you can see, there is a stack of things I do not like about myself. It’s not something I think about a lot. But if I have to pick myself apart, see the sum of my flaws, it’s far too easy. And that’s not good.

OK. So, again. Without the arrows, and the nasty words to myself, and the pointing out flaws that really aren’t there, not if I’m being nice to myself. If I were someone else, I would probably think I were hot.

This is me.

And I’m more than OK with that.

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marketingtomilk October 17, 2010 at 7:23 pm

If that was me i'd be pretty happy too!



Tina October 16, 2010 at 2:20 pm

You are a brave, brave woman, Lori :) x


Glen October 16, 2010 at 12:13 am

yoinks – how did I miss this?


Jaime [SWHHW] October 15, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Good for you – you look fabulous!


Jaime [SWHHW] October 15, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Good for you – you look fabulous!


Glowless October 15, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Hawt stuff in your Reg Grundies! The blue arrows don't really suit you though… :)


Maxabella October 15, 2010 at 9:57 am

Bravo, honey. If you strut that fine body like a goddess, you'll feel like a goddess. x


Mummahh October 15, 2010 at 6:22 pm

wow your braver than me and showed alot more! and i think you look great!


So Now What? October 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Aren't you a hot little mama! Awesome Job. x


Kymmie October 13, 2010 at 11:17 pm

And if you hadn't pointed out the bits you dont like, we would have never guessed! You're beautiful (and I bet your partner thinks you're the ants' pants too). xx


•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• October 13, 2010 at 10:42 pm

I couldn't do it because I have a genetic disease that is very cosmetically disfiguring.It shames me to think about it people seeing my body nekkid or even in underwear.
Though I applaud those who can show others we can all be beautiful.
Did you see the you tube video of the brave women who bared all?
Google 'Who says these bodies are not beautiful?' I saw it on Mamamia.


Emma Clark October 13, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Wow this is such a leap of faith and I applaud you! This really is an inspiring post. And it's funny cause I just got done with a huge meltdown last night about body image and issues like that and I cried more than I have in months. It's great to see something so incredibly encouraging for women.



life in a pink fibro October 13, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Love your work. I won't be joining you – there would be so much scribble you wouldn't see the pic – but it's an awesome initiative. Go girls!


x0xJ October 13, 2010 at 9:46 pm

You should be because you are gorgeous!


Ebonie’s Mummy October 13, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Great post. Thanks Lori! Will be joining u on Friday : )


Kebeni October 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm

we will never be happy with ourselves will we :) good on you for this post


jfb57 October 13, 2010 at 7:34 pm

such a brave but slightly barmy lady!! Hee, hee!


katepickle October 13, 2010 at 6:02 pm

you look fabulous!!! And good on you for posting your undies pictures… may we all be as open, honest and aweseom as you!


Carly {Creator of We Heart Life} October 13, 2010 at 5:00 pm

What a fantastic body loving post Lori!

Thank you so much for this!

You are gorgeous, and you shouldn't be so hard on yourself with all those blue arrows! xx

Thankyou for the massive shout outxx

Yay for Friday!


Farmers Wifey October 13, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Hubba Hubba, there is nothing wrong with you..your'e a hot mumma!!!!


Seraphim October 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm

You look beautiful. And I love Carly's idea, I think it's awesome.


Gill@OurParklife October 13, 2010 at 1:33 pm

wow. this is awesome, this is so brave…I am trying to decide whether I can go along with it…Have blogged about Carly's Body Love campaign today too…I think it is a FABULOUS idea and will take part in some way….Just not sure if I can be as brave as you…

You have great legs by the way….(so hard to write this as a comment without sounding decidedly creepy!)


Jacki October 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Go Lori Go!
You're so brave and I respect you for this!


Jane October 13, 2010 at 1:28 pm

This is freaking awesome.



Lucy October 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Far out Lori, you are a brave goddess.

I am not sure I can go there yet.

I am toying with the idea. Just not sure.

It's a year since "Exposed" went a little bit viral in the weight loss blogging world – http://tinyurl.com/expdim

You rock Lori.



Christy October 13, 2010 at 12:14 pm

You are soooo much braver than I am.


Emily October 13, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Wow!! Great post Lori!
I'm linking up with We Heart Life on Friday and was thinking about how much of my body I should show?
Your awesome! x


alliecat October 13, 2010 at 10:51 am

You are hot. And brave. You rock. There, I've said it. I officially worship you now for your out there and no holding back attitude toward your blog.


Victoria {Victoria’s Secrets} October 13, 2010 at 10:51 am

You look fantastic.


Megan October 13, 2010 at 10:04 am

You're gorgeous Lori :)


Katie October 13, 2010 at 9:33 am

I am madly in love with you (ya wear your undies on your blog ONE time, and I declare my love—go figure.)
I'm in love with your confidence. GO LORI!! You look amazing!
Ironically, I just posted about my own body issues which makes me LOOOOVE this post sooo much more.

Ok. I sound creepy.Please don't block me. ;)


Kimberly October 13, 2010 at 9:26 am

You my dear are fabulously fierce. That body is rockin for realz! I have had body image issues ALL my life and I so envy the women that an say the love their bods. I think I am getting better with self acceptance and learning to love me. It takes time but maybe one day
I'll post my cheeky rear on the internets.
You rock mah socks girl.


Amy xxoo October 13, 2010 at 8:58 am

Brava Lori!
I could write you a list of things i'm not happy with with my body, and even one or two things i love….but no way am i brave enough to show you the actual evidence! Funny how i'm happy to bare my soul to the world but not my physical body? That makes me a bit backwards right?
P.S I'm lily white too.
P.P.S I'd kill for your pins. Woo hoo sexy lady!


amandab October 13, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Oh wow! I only wish I had your "flaws"! And you are much braver than I shall be :)

That sunburn looks nasty, hope it's not too sore.


Good Golly Miss Holly! October 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm

This post is awesome Lori, and so are you!

See you over at We Heart Life on Fridayyy ;)


Peggy October 13, 2010 at 2:12 pm

You are awesome Lori! AND you look fantastic!


CourtneyB October 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm

So Brave, Cause i would never in a squillion years put a photo of my body out there… I suffer from massive body loathing. good on you, even though 12 cm taller i look up to you in many ways :-)


Eva Gallant October 13, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Not going to happen….but kudos to you. If I had your bod, I'd post it without hesitation!


Mrs Woog October 13, 2010 at 11:28 am

If I looked like that I would have done the shoot naked. Hot Mumma. as for me doing it?? NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. But I applaud those who do. xox


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