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My Ever-Changing Body (Danelle)

April 26, 2011

I’m currently 6 weeks postpartum I’m 28 years old and I’ve had a total of 4 c sections. My name is Danelle and my oldest girl is 10 years old I had her when I was 17 exactly one week before my 18th birthday. I went from 195 back to 150 in about 6 months. But I got pregnant again with my second girl she will be turning 9 in august I went from 175 back to 160 and then gained weight because of my junk food habit! But I started going to the gym and going on walks and dancing in my living room and then boom my son came along! He is now 4 years old and he’s a handful probably because he’s surrounded by women. My new baby girl came along when I was extremely overweight I am 5ft 1 and I weighed 200 pounds with this pregnancy I gained 10 pounds. I’m now 190 and I’m hoping I can keep the weight loss going I go back to work in 2 weeks and my job is very physically demanding. I have been walking everyday but I’ve had to take it extra easy. This time my recovery has been a lot harder because of our financail situation but I hang on to my faith. My body still isn’t back into shape but it usually takes me about 4 to 6 months to get myself up to speed. But this time I’ve quit smoking I’m making excercize a habit and I’m eating healthy and staying away from soda and fast food. I’m extremely self conscious about my belly. But its a part of me and it carried 4 beautiful children into this world. Belly or no belly thunder thighs or stick thighs I’m a beautiful woman regardless of what our society says I should be! I’m going to get myself healthy for myself and for my children so I can see my grandchildren grow up. No woman should be ashamed of the damage left by child birth we should wear them with pride. We brought a life into this world and survived and that combined with the neverending love we have for our children is priceless! I have included pics of my belly pics of my children and myself at 5 weeks post partum I like this site and what it stands for! Its wonderful to see a site that allows women to express their feelings and tell their stories and learn to love and accept their bodies

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6 Responses to “My Ever-Changing Body (Danelle)”

  1. Jenny W Says:
    April 26th, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Your kids are beautiful. And it is sad how society makes us women feel. I hate it, but I am sadly a victim of it. Staying healthy and taking care of your babies is the best thing to do. I am glad you have such a wonderful attitude, it is inspiring!

  2. C Says:
    April 26th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I love your post!You sound like a strong, powerful, and loving mama. Good work on your healthy habits-you are beautiful!

  3. Sarah P. Says:
    April 26th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    *applauds* Yes! That’s always good to hear and read! You’re absolutely right. I’m proud of you! You look fantastic and you have gorgeous kiddos! Keep up the great work and attitude! :D

  4. Maya Says:
    April 27th, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Four kids and four c-sections? You are amazing. It sounds like you know what you want with the exercise plan and nutrition. Watch out here she comes and she is gorgeous!

  5. Katie Says:
    April 28th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    You’re beautiful! I wish there were more people like you out there! GO MAMA!!

  6. Danelle Says:
    April 28th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I’ve never seen anyone with the same name as me!
    I’ve got 3 kids from 8 to 21. and the same scars. and the kids are worth every one. Most of the time.. :)

    You are beautiful and your children are also!

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