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Acceptance (Anonymous)

Even before I was turned on to this site, I’ve come to accept my post pregnancy body. I think I just got tired of feeling bad about the way my stomach looked, especially since it was completely normal. I’ve had a light bulb go off in my head the past year and I seriously despise societies views on a “beautiful” body. Women and men alike. What I see everyday in tabloids and on T.V. is NOT REAL, it’s just some stupid allusion we are supposed to believe. With that said, I gave birth to my daughter on 7/4/06. It only took a few months for the belly to go down and a few more for the stretch marks to fade. I am one of those cursed with a high metabolism and who wishes I could put on more weight. It feels like no matter how healthy I eat or crappy I still am getting smaller. Regardless, I accept myself for what I look like because as a mother of a little girl, I know I am going to have to teach her a lot in the future about body image. I don’t want her ever to have to be ashamed of her body.






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  • elizabeth Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 7:24 am

    You look gorgeous and you have a great body!! i LOVE stretch marks!!

  • Manda Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 4:42 pm

    Hello my best bud! You have a rockin’ bod, and your little girl is BEAUTIFUL. But you already knew that… . :)

  • Megan Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 4:57 pm

    Beautiful, Your stretchies are so cute and you should be so proud of em.

    And… whats with being cursed with a high metabolism. Your blessed. 70 something percent of the female population wished they had the “curse” of a high metabolism where putting on weight was hard!! haahaa! Awww Love, your lil girl is just sooo cute! just like her Mum :D

  • Sarah Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 11:54 am

    You are awesome!!! You look beautiful and what a gorgeous little girl!!!

  • Sara Thursday, October 18, 2007, 7:04 pm

    Wow, your baby looks just like you!
    I couldn’t even see the stretch marks in your second picture, they really faded a TON from the first one.

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