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Embracing the New Me (Anonymous)

July 2, 2009

I am a 36 year-old mom to 3 kids, each 2 years apart. Had my babies at 29, 31, 33 years of age. Before kinder, I weighed 130 lbs, and was very slim, due to genetics and regular exercise. Now, after 8 years, 3 kids, 4 pregancies (lost one in between) and a full time job, this is “me”. I’m now at 135 lbs, and am pretty proud at how close I’ve managed to get back down to ‘pre-pregnancy’ weight. It’s taken 6 months of focused exercising to get me to where I’m at, and know that another 6 months will see the last few pounds disappear too.

However, I must admit, I still don’t like the baby “bump”, but am learning to embrace my new shape. I have found much comfort in this site, and wanted to return the favor. I don’t even mind the stretch marks, I consider them my ‘war wounds’ and they remind me of my 3 wonderful pregnancies all of which I thoroughly enjoyed. Will I ever get my 29 year old body back? Likely not. But I will do my best to be my best. So far, I’m happy with the progress I’ve made but will continue to work towards attaining my true prepregnancy weight but am ok with the knowledge that it will take time. Slow and steady wins the race? For sure! I’m on my way …

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4 Responses to “Embracing the New Me (Anonymous)”

  1. Kris Says:
    July 2nd, 2009 at 9:33 am

    First i want to say i am sorry for the baby you lost. I also want to say you look GREAT!!!

  2. Mary Says:
    July 3rd, 2009 at 5:05 am

    You look great!

  3. Mama Says:
    July 4th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    You look great! You have a wonderful figure!!! :D

  4. Greg Says:
    July 16th, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I just wanted to say you look great in these photos and you have a lovely figure. You should feel incredibly proud of the way you look.

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