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Mother of 8 Wants to Say, “Aloha!” (Anonymous)

I have a fairly long story, but don’t we all?

I was a young teenage mom.

I am now 40 years young.

I have had 8 children, 7 full term pregnancies. One of them being twins, BOGO free.

My oldest is 20, my youngest is 3.

I was co-dependent and chose abusive relationship’s.

I did get therapy and have been working hard to learn to love and accept myself. Raising your emotional I.Q. is what I call it.

I don’t work out yet, I am collecting equipment and educating myself with the intent of developing more muscle tone. I feel that I am skinny fat. KWIM?

I do study and read about nutrition and hormones, etc. and apply what I learn in my and my children’s life.

I am pursuing a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics so that eventually I can teach and empower other women in the near future.

I don’t think I am perfect, I am perfectly me in the present moment.

Most of all I wanted to let other women know that with proper nutrition and diet you can change your body.

You deserve the absolute best and nothing but love. We all do.

in Belly, Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions, Teen Mom, Twins

11 comments… add one

  • Natalie Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 8:25 am

    Mother of 8 including twins? can I borrow some of your genes? You have a rocking body. I’m in a workout rut for the last few weeks, you just returned my workout mood.

  • Lena Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 11:51 am

    How tall are you, this would help.

  • Mollie Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 12:56 pm

    You have a beautiful body, Mamma! Congratulations on “raising your emotional I.Q.”! (I love that phrasing.) You have an equally beautiful spirit to go along with that body. I applaud you on wanting to better yourself – just remember that your value is not determined by the size, shape, or fat-content of your body. We’ve gotta love ourselves – right here, right now, right as we are – because we certainly can’t expect the world to do it for us. I wish you the best of luck and God bless! *hugs*

  • Marissa Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 2:10 pm

    Hey! Your body looks absolutely amazing, not just for 7 pregnancies but just in general. I am literally half your age and have 1/4 of the children that you have and my body doesn’t look nearly as good as yours. I love your positivity and how you make it clear that it’s okay to be you and not be ‘perfect’. I love your body but most of all I love your confidence and wish I had an ounce of it! I am 3 months pp with my 2nd baby so I am getting there, but wow you’re awesome! I am starting a new workout routine and I will keep you in mind (not in a weird way) but as someone I’d like to look like and have the confidence of. :)

  • Sarah Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 8:31 pm

    I don’t even look that good after 2 kids at age 27. Dang, girl! Work it. 40 looks amazing on you. It looks like my 22! I miss 22… Anyway, You look stunning, STUNNING! Are you sure you’re 40???

  • Sarah Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 8:33 pm

    @Lena – Notice the free weights in the background. Height nothing. This girl works hard for it.

    Note to self: I guess if I want to change some things, I need to work for it, too.

  • Michele Thursday, February 28, 2013, 11:00 am

    You look great!!!! I aplaud you and you work hard to look great! GO GIRL! I exercise and work hard at it too after kids, in the cold, whatever weather I have to work with. You are a fit mother and I think that is so important!!! No you are not valued by how you look but I tell you what it sure feels better to be fit, and I am sure that your man is happy as well to see that his wife has maintained herself after having kids. That is so important as well. You look great by any standards and have the shape of a mother, it doesn’t take having outward changes to be a great mom. I am happy for you!

  • hp Friday, March 8, 2013, 11:28 pm

    Wow I didn’t know it was possible to look this good after 8 kids lol.

  • Jessie Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 10:08 pm

    Aloha ladies!

    To answer a few questions:

    I’m 5 feet, 5 inches tall.

    The weights are not used yet, I’m still collecting equipment. That set is from 3# up to 20# btw… I got them on Craigslist with the bench!! But they will be used shortly now that I’m learning about proper form, etc…

    Thanks for the positive feedback, it’s greatly appreciated. I’m also getting a divorce, so no the hubby doesn’t appreciate my attitude… :-/ . I have many colorful descriptions for his
    attitude btw..

    I’ll be 41 this summer according to my ID. But I don’t “feel” 41….. KWIM?

    Love yourself, as much as you love your children. They need to see that for their own self-worth.

  • lorena Monday, September 9, 2013, 12:43 am

    Hello i just really enjoy reading all of this iam a 37 year old woman and i am expecting my sixth child whom.i became pregnant with on depo provera. I am not scared and i fully have enough experience to be a mother to a new baby. My family anf some friends are going to be harsh on me they definetely donot think that me having all these children is good. For me eating has become a comfort a place where i am safe and not critised almisr like food has become a relationship. I am a single mother now and once again and these words are helpful and i really want to.learn to eat well and find a relationship with myself be good to me not food.

  • Laura Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 2:02 am

    Excuse me? You look way better than some women who didn’t even go through one pregnancy.
    You look really great. And I’m not saying this because I want to boast up your confidence or anything. You look great in comparison with a lot of women. I mean it !

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