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5 yrs Fibro and Autism (Anonymous)

age: 27
number of pregnancies/births : 1/1
age of child: 5.5

I am a plus size mom and wanted to represent more of us bigger moms since it is a little lacking. I am 324lbs at 5yrs postpartum. I am comfortable with my body, I deal with the constant pain of fibromyalgia every day and homeschool my 5yr old who has autism.

I was 250lb at 6weeks pp, but once my fibromyalgia started and I needed to start taking anti-depressants I started to pack on the weight. I probably rely on the therapeutic properties of chocolate too much some days, but its better than getting drunk. I have stretch marks everywhere, cellulite, rolls and scars from my gall bladder surgery, but my husband still finds me as sexy as the day I married him. I view my body as a map of my travels as a mother so far, one day I will lose some weight but these marks will always be with me and I am proud of them because inside my stomach I nurtured my child for 9mths. My breasts may sag but they breastfed my child for 2.5yrs.

I am woman, hear me roar!

in Belly, Breasts, First Pregnancy, Mothers with Health Complications, Plus-Sized Mom, Postpartum, Submissions

13 comments… add one

  • Megan Monday, March 7, 2011, 7:47 am

    You are one gorgeous momma! :) Your stretch marks are not bad at all, your skin looks beautiful. Confidence goes a LONG way in the bedroom, I can vouch for that one! I gain weight on antidepressants as well, and I have hashimoto’s disease (hypothyroidism), so I can empathize. I am heavier now than I was 4 months postpartum, but my sex life is better than ever and so is my confidence! Thanks for your lovely story :)

  • amber Monday, March 7, 2011, 8:20 am

    you are a strong woman!!! you look amazing and i lvoe your confidence!!

  • Mary V Monday, March 7, 2011, 11:04 am

    Beautiful, inside and out!

  • Karla Monday, March 7, 2011, 11:13 am

    Wow! my mom suffers from fibromylgia and I see how much she struggles! also, I’m homeschooling my six year old so I cant imagine doing it in pain! You go girl! I’m glad you are happy with your body, it is not how you look but how you feel! we all look different, there’s not better or worse body…we are all unique!

  • laura-x Monday, March 7, 2011, 1:35 pm

    Thanks for such encouraging words! I adore this site and getting to know real mothers feels sooo empowering!

  • Liz Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 7:54 am

    My mother-in-law has fibromylgia and like Karla, I see how she struggles daily. Wow! You are so strong — to be homeschooling on top of everything else! I don’t think I could do it…

    You and your husband sound like a really great couple! You are so blessed to have a strong man in your life! And you, m’dear, you are beautiful!

  • Sarah P. Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 8:14 pm

    Yes! I love seeing more plus sized moms posting on here! I love that your confidence is beaming off from my screen! Keep it up, beautiful mama! :D

  • Amanda Monday, March 14, 2011, 12:14 pm

    You are beautiful! I’m sorry that you have to deal with the pain of fibromyalgia, that’s horrible. I love your confidence, you are a beautiful woman and it comes through so clearly.

  • Lucy Thursday, June 30, 2011, 10:21 pm

    You are beautiful! My belly looks a lot like yours. I strive to have your wonderful, strong attitude about it. Thank you fir sharing your story!

  • Cassie Sunday, November 13, 2011, 11:45 pm

    You are awesome!!! Way to go on your two and a half year’s of breastfeeding, that is a huge accomplishment! Antidepressants put a lot of weight on me, too, but you know what? That’s how it goes sometimes. Without them, we may not be here, and being healthy, happy moms is so much more important than the weight. You inspire you :) Thank you.

  • claire Saturday, April 21, 2012, 2:09 pm

    your attutde and story just lifted my spirits, what a fab way to look at our bodies, hope i can adopt more of your attitude!

  • Penny Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 12:18 pm

    I am so glad to see I am not the only one out there who is dealing with weight gain from Fibromyalgia medication. Your story is so inspiring and is helping me to accept my body as it is, I actually did a double take on story and picts. as for I thought was reading and seeing picts. about me. I am proud parent of 22yr old son and 24 year old daughter whom made me a grandma 3yrs ago this past July.I too deal with pain everyday but my grandson gives me the strength to keep motivated. You are beautiful and have such a positive attitude which I can relate to TY for posting you have given me new hope that someone young can be going through the same thing as I am and have such a positive outlook…I thought it was just because I was getting older :) STAY STRONG YOUR BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT :)

  • Tracy Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:07 pm

    What a great site and wonderful, inspiring women.
    Thank you for giving someone who has lost her confidence a place to find herself again.

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