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Adding to my post (Miranda)

I posted for the first time 12 weeks postpartum. My son is now 13 months old and I am still settling in with this mama body. I have lost 40 lbs including baby and placenta, and am 20 above my prepreg weight. I still have fluctuating feelings about this body of mine. I hope to become fitter than I have ever been and recently joined a roller derby team. I feel stronger after every practice and it is doing wonders for my state of mind. I have definantly had my bouts with depression and also great joy and discovery. Sometimes I am so mean to myself when my belly pooches over the waistline of my pants. I have heard that called a muffin top. I know it will never be the same but I try to love and respect myself. It helps to hear my friends and the readers here speak their piece, because I am so proud when these women love themselves and so heartbroken when they don’t. I am adding some pics: the first 3 days pp, the next 2 or 3 months pp, and then about a year pp. The stretch marks have faded, the belly is still saggy but smaller. I am fitting in cloths I couldn’t close a year ago, but hope to lose more fat and gain more muscle. I have also definantly gotten stronger since becoming a mother.

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5 comments… add one

  • Sarah Thursday, February 7, 2008, 11:32 am

    Wow! You are looking awesome!!! Great job, mama! :D Your belly is getting so flat! Roller Derby sounds like so much fun. I wish there was a team near me.

  • Jaclyn Thursday, February 7, 2008, 6:20 pm

    You’re very pretty!

  • Raven Friday, February 8, 2008, 7:18 am

    I think your doing great, for your mind and body. Keep doing what your doing and give it time

  • Stephen Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 5:40 pm

    You are looking great, Miranda! I’m so happy you don’t feel you need to alter your natural beauty :-) Keep working hard on yourself, at the same time enjoying your baby.

  • tommygunn Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 4:54 am

    Miranda – my wife has almost the same story – heck, she has almost the same bod too – go on with your bad self. There is something about a woman who looks like she could nurture a child that is HOT. :) Don’t go changin’. Love the curves and the stretchmarks too!


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