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Five Years Later and Still 20lbs Heavier and Loving It – Confessions of a Skinny Girl (Anonymous)

May 13, 2011

I love what pregnancy has done to my body, beforehand I was skinny as a rail and super self-conscious of my body. People used to say that they were afraid to hug me because they thought I would break. I wore long sleeve shirts and pants my entire life to hide my “chicken arms and legs.” Some people can’t understand the woes of being too skinny, but it can have just as detrimental effects growing up as being overweight. I was so ridiculed and ashamed. Now I have a body that another human being helped me shape, it is round, soft and pudgy in places…and I love it. I feel more like a women than I have ever before in my life, I have curves and am now officially embraceable :)

Current Age: 34
Number of Births: 1

Photos: First picture I am 2 months pregnant. Second picture I am about 7 months pregnant. Third picture I am 9 months pregnant. Fourth picture I am 3 months postpartum. Fifth and sixth picture I am almost 6 years postpartum. Seventh picture is my baby girl at 3 months old (who is now a whopping 5 years old!)

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10 Responses to “Five Years Later and Still 20lbs Heavier and Loving It – Confessions of a Skinny Girl (Anonymous)”

  1. amber Says:
    May 13th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    LOVE IT. you are beautifuL!

  2. Amber Says:
    May 13th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Beautiful pics! I felt I was too skinny all through my youth and teen years and would never wear shorts because of my “chicken legs”. I understand where you’re coming from, people don’t realize a comment like “You’re soooo skinny!” can hurt. By the way I love your hair, I’ve always wanted dreads :)

  3. Sarah P. Says:
    May 13th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    You should be proud! Holy crap you look gorgeous! And what perfect skin and breasts and tummy!

  4. sarah kata Says:
    May 13th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Omg you look so beautiful gorgeous body.

  5. Dee Says:
    May 13th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I agree with the above comment. I’m totally jealous of your hair. Not many chicks can rock dreads, but I think they’re awesome.

    I’ve never felt “too skinny”, but I do understand feeling more womanly after pregnancy. I feel like pregnancy really brought me into womanhood and has given my body a maturity that it never had before. Although I’m not always proud of my body physically, I am proud of what it’s done.

    Your body is gorgeous and so is your baby girl.<3

  6. Jenny W Says:
    May 15th, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I have always been too skinny as well, and now after 2 kids, I still only weigh 98 lbs! I have tried everything to gain weight and can’t. But I am glad you love your body, and maybe when I finally gain some weight I will love mine as well. I absolutely love your pictures, you are so beautiful! And so is your baby

  7. Liz Says:
    May 16th, 2011 at 7:52 am

    love the picture of the baby in the bath <3 beautiful mommy n child :)

  8. Shannon Says:
    June 10th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    @Jenny W…don’t wait to love your body, feel free to love it now! So what, you’re smaller than the norm. So am I, I’m 99 pounds. I, too, have wanted to gain weight and my body just won’t have a bar of it. That’s just the way nature makes some of us.

    So embrace your body the way nature made it! It makes me sad to hear you say, “maybe when I finally gain some weight I will mine as well”. You deserve to be able to love it now, because I’m sure it’s beautiful now. You just have to let yourself see that =) xox

  9. Misty Says:
    August 25th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I can relate… I always was the little skinny girl, but my pregnancies gave me curves and I love them :)

  10. Tamryn Says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    this was so sweet it almost made me cry. You look wonderful, but what is truly wonderful is your acceptance.

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