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March 18th, 2013, 09:21 PM
MammaWannaBe's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Came across this great blog about the post baby body. Poignant without being sappy. Real and honest. Not sure if it helped me come to terms with my probably permanently altered body, but it did provide some food for thought and a positive way to look at my stretch marks as lines of a story.

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These are the lines of a story | The Actual Pastor

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March 18th, 2013, 09:48 PM
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That's a great story...thanks for posting it! I think we're all struggling with our 'post-baby' shape. I know I cried my eyes out when I had to buy a larger size in jeans. I've accepted that this is the way I will be for now, but I desperately want to return to my pre-baby shape/size. Although I know it's all 'battle scars' from having my son, I can't help but want things back (or as close) to the way they were before he was born; I think we all probably feel that way deep down (rather we like to admit it or not).

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March 18th, 2013, 10:53 PM
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Perfect. Thank you for posting this I know I defiinitely needed to read it. I want to cry and have actually shed a few tears a couple times while getting out of the shower. Ive been in martial arts for 13 years working out 5 days a week for 3-4 hours a day every week. To see my body look the way it does right now just kills me. I love this new perspective I can have now. Id take my precious baby girl over a flat non -stretch marked belly anyday!!
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March 18th, 2013, 11:09 PM
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loved this article made me tear up

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March 19th, 2013, 09:30 AM
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I teared up too!

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March 19th, 2013, 10:39 AM
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I've been really struggling lately with image issues, I actually broke down crying at the mall trying to buy a black outfit for a funeral because plus sizes are too big but normal sizes are too small, I'm in clothes limbo and my body is oddly proportioned, my tummy was spared with stretch marks but I was bending over the other day and DH de-pants me and was like you have scares on your butt and I was like WHHHAATT?!!! I run to the mirror and sure enough I have stretch marks going diagonally on my butt, I off course cried...
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March 19th, 2013, 11:02 AM
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March 19th, 2013, 11:39 AM
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I saw this on Fb and I really enjoy reading it. I think what bothers me the most is the fact that everyone else around me is complimenting me on looking very close to prebaby and not seeing/feeling it myself. I know I am my worst critic but it is hard to be the one living it everyday. I am very lucky to be at the post baby weight that I am, and I don't take that for granted. I just wish I could get some motivation/time to attempt to get the tone I want. I have come to grips with the stretchmarks..those bad boys aren't going anywhere

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