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accepting my sags and bulges…mama of four (Anonymous)

July 2, 2007

my weight has always been a burden to me…something to feel guilty about if i indulge in a treat, something to obsess over… whether i am thin or not… thinking about my weight makes me miserable. i am 32 now, and a mother of four. finally, i feel i have had a taste of the freedom to NOT be thin, according to society’s depiction, of course. it’s a quality of life thing…i don’t have time to worry about it so much anymore! i run after my kids, my day is so full of caring for them, worrying about myself and my body image HAS to come last. in this i have found freedom. i love my sagging boobs that have nourished all four of my precious children. i have learned to be practical and not browbeat myself for my extra padding and bulges that make up my body. i beauty fades, but the eyes speak volumes…i hope mine speak of the peace, love and acceptance that i have found in loving who i am, from the inside out.



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12 Responses to “accepting my sags and bulges…mama of four (Anonymous)”

  1. Abby Says:
    July 3rd, 2007 at 3:17 am

    Mom of 3 here.
    You have a beautiful curvy body! And I wouldn’t consider you fat in the least, but padded for motherhood as God intends! Just like me =)

  2. Susanna Says:
    July 3rd, 2007 at 6:14 am

    What a beautiful, beautiful baby! Worth every sag and stretch mark, IMO. And really, your body’s not in such bad shape – it looks a lot like mine.

  3. Anna Says:
    July 3rd, 2007 at 8:52 am

    You have a beautiful voluptuous body!

    Thank you for sharing your story of self acceptance. You are absolutely right about not having the time to obsess over your image!

  4. Trenton Says:
    July 3rd, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    Amen to Anna! You look great! You are very brave and beautiful. Wonderful words. Love your belly button. Thanks for sharing!

  5. beanbaggie Says:
    July 3rd, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    Your eyes and hair are beautiful. The last picture is so cute. And the picture of your daughter giving the “#1″ sign is cute.

  6. Diva Says:
    July 4th, 2007 at 2:14 am

    Double ditto Anna above! You are beautiful!!!

  7. Eddie Says:
    July 5th, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    You are very beautiful; nothing to be ashamed of and you have a beautiful daughter. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Alexis Says:
    July 12th, 2007 at 9:52 am

    Beautiful pics…

  9. Allison Says:
    July 12th, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    You’re still a gorgeous woman!
    I was looking at your picture and I was thinking “Goddess!”
    You are truly beautiful!

  10. Seth Says:
    August 2nd, 2007 at 11:45 am

    I agree with eddie you are an attractive and sexy woman don’t be so critical of your self.

  11. Sarah Says:
    August 2nd, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    I hope you realize how sexy you are!!!

  12. catie Says:
    September 15th, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    i think you are stunning, and your vision of yourself is inspiring. i don’t have children (yet!!) but i am learning about the freedom from worrying that comes with transcendence. you’re beautiful

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