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I would say to hell with all that “Oh, but isn’t it worth it?” bullshit. Of course it is. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t still suck to be plopped into this body and life that you couldn’t possibly be prepared for. I’m 3 months PP and the weight is not ‘falling off’ by any means. I’m smaller than you, but let me tell you, it doesn’t matter if you’re 100 lbs or 200 lbs; if you are going to hate on yourself, you’re going to hate. I was in the best shape of my life before getting pregnant, and as we both know, pregnancy changes your body in insane, unpredictable ways. I worked out, gained slowly, and in the last WEEK, got a shit load of stretch marks. I’m carrying weight in weird places. I went from confident to completely insecure. I totally get the thing about movies! I have a hard time too, thinking my partner is still interested in me. But the thing that I keep trying to hammer into my brain is that I can’t compare my self to anyone. And neither should you. There is always going to be someone younger and prettier than you. No matter what. But you have something that no one else can touch- and that is that you are YOU. You’re unique as hell! Maybe your body isn’t just like Megan Fox (who should probably eat a sandwich) but who cares? Who made her the standard? Women who hate themselves. You have a crazy great ass, seriously! Focus on the things you like about yourself–not the flaws. Seriously, check out Megan Fox’s creepy little thumb! She’s not even perfect, and it’s her JOB to look perfect! It will affect your relationships, for real, if you let it. I always try to fake it till I make it- AKA, if I’m hating on myself, and feeling gross, I won’t let on to by partner. No good will come of it. You should be proud of yourself for going through pregnancy- that shit is HARD. Give yourself some credit, and don’t be so mean. I always think: “Would I be friends with someone who thought of my like this?” and try to stop myself before getting to depressed :D
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