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Still Working At It – Update (Anonymous)

June 21, 2010

Original entry here.

Age 21
1 child, 10 months postpartum

It feels like forever since I posted my last entry here, even though it has only been nine months! I must admit that I’m not feeling nearly as confident now as I did at a month postpartum, I guess because the adrenaline of giving birth has finally worn off. I am still working hard to feel good about myself and get my body back into a shape that I feel comfortable with.

The day I brought my little lovely home I weighed 149lbs. I’m now at 125. I have been walking a couple miles everyday and doing a half hour workout on the Fit channel (most days, anyway!) I am still exclusively breastfeeding my daughter and it has most definitely helped me lose the weight. Although it is important to me to feel fit and sexy again, rather than just “being skinny” it is my ultimate goal to create for myself a positive body image no matter what I look like! How can I teach my daughter to love herself if I don’t love me? Despite the title of my last entry, I don’t. And I really want to. So I’m just going to keep working at it. My boobs are saggy from feeding my baby, my hips are widened from carrying her, my butt is completely flat for reasons unbeknownst to me, and I could list a million other things if I cared to….but I am beautiful.

These pictures were taken yesterday and I feel pretty good about them. It was my first time back in a bikini!

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12 Responses to “Still Working At It – Update (Anonymous)”

  1. Catherine S Says:
    June 21st, 2010 at 10:54 am

    You are working it in that bikini!! Seriously, you look amazing. Good for you with the breastfeeding too! Loving yourself is difficult to do sometimes, but you can get there.

  2. Bryana Says:
    June 21st, 2010 at 11:13 am

    You look stunning! You are a beautiful mama with a beautiful body… and baby! :)
    But I do know what you mean about feeling fit and healthy not “just skinny”. I feel the same way. I have lost all my baby weight and then some and am skinny, but I don’t feel fit and healthy yet and I am 1 yr PP as of June 23.
    But keep working at it, and you will get there! Good job thus far!

  3. Elizabeth Says:
    June 21st, 2010 at 11:47 am

    You look GREAT!

  4. Lauren Says:
    June 21st, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I just read both your posts and can completely relate to you. At one month post partum I wieghed 165 but felt on top of the world….then the rush wore off!! lol. I am down to 132 again which is great and 22 weeks pregnant with #2! It’s crazy the journey we go through carrying these babies and giving birth. I think you look hot hot hot! All your hard work has paid off. Good for you and take care. :)

  5. Renee Says:
    June 21st, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    You look fantastic!!! I’m 5 months postpartum and hope I look that good in 5 more months! Your little girl is adorable and is lucky to have you as her mommy!

  6. Sarah Says:
    June 21st, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    my first thought was, “wow” … I actually said it out loud when I saw your pics. You are a beautiful lady, with an equally beautiful baby
    :)

  7. Apryl Says:
    June 21st, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Wow, you look amazing.

  8. Jess Says:
    June 21st, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    WOW you look amazing!!!!….i can also relate to you because I had issues with an eating disorder as well …..there is a HUGE differnce between post one and post two You look so great and so confident. just stay loving yourself

  9. Stella Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    YOU LOOK AMAZING!!! Seriously, you are incredible in that bikini! Don’t even look like you had a baby you yummy mummy ;-)

  10. Me Says:
    June 24th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Thanks everyone! I can’t find words to tell you all how much your kind words and support mean! :)

  11. Ashley Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 11:16 am

    You look great! Congrats :)

  12. Ashley Says:
    July 9th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Oh come on. You have nothing to worry about. You look like you never even had a baby! Cute little one you have!

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