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February 10th, 2014, 04:36 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2012
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If only women could be happy with their appearance Before getting pg, I was 139 and struggling to stay at that (I gained weight looking at a salad). I thought I was OK, but did not want to be seen too much in a swim suit. I always drop weight while breastfeeding. I am 5 ft 7 1/2 inches. I am currently 116-117 pounds. I just saw my photo with Ellianna and when I look at it I know that I am too thin. My face is drawn and my bones above my chest stick out - which means that I am now wearing lots of higher cut tops. Thing is that people feel the need to comment on how good I look in losing weight. This leads to me jumping on the scale daily to see if the weight I lost is coming back. It is INSANE and I know it. The messages women get are just stupid. Ladies - i just want to say for those of you with curves - love yourself! We live in a crazy world and I am going to remind my daughter daily that she is beautiful in my eyes!

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February 10th, 2014, 04:52 AM
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now that i have a daughter i'm much more aware of how negatively i speak about myself and it was just kill me if she EVER thought about herself the way i do about myself. even in front of my son (he's 2) i need to be more careful...when he touches my stomach i'm so quick to say 'leave my fat alone' or something along those lines. i'm trying to say 'mommy's tummy' instead but it's hard. it's like we are programmed to hate ourselves. honestly, the only times in my life when i have felt comfortable in my own body were when i was pregnant. after my son i GAINED weight while breastfeeding (granted i had the appetite of a cow) and i felt horrible which in turn made me want to eat more. after hailey i'm trying to learn to just be healthy and accept that my body is different. i keep reminding myself that my body created two amazing children and to focus on that instead of what the scale says or how i look in the mirror.
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February 10th, 2014, 11:57 AM
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I talk down on myself a lot, I am really working on it because I can tell its rubbing off on Katelynn.

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