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Taking One Day at a Time (Anonymous)

March 30, 2012

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AGE:23
POSTPARTUM: 24MONTHS
PREGNANCIES: 1

Taking one day at a time. This has been the only way I have been able to move forward after giving birth to my daughter, who was stillborn, 24 months ago. Since I last submitted to SOAM things have changed. After issues with my husband and a short separation we have been trying to work things out. One thing good did come out of our separation though. I finally returned to college and work realizing that I didn’t want to rely on anyone to “take care” of me. I had been struggling with doing anything since I lost my daughter and our situation gave me the motivation I needed to take a step back into living. Now to my main reason for giving an update, I have officially lost 100+ pounds since I gave birth. I am so proud of myself for being able to accomplish this. No my body isn’t ANYTHING like it was before getting pregnant but I’m learning to accept my new body. The body that grew life inside for 9 months & the body that has gone through such a transformation from gaining and losing all the weight that I have. Losing the weight hasn’t only made me look better but feel better about myself and most of all has showed me that I can accomplish anything if I work hard enough for it.

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14 Responses to “Taking One Day at a Time (Anonymous)”

  1. Patricia Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I am sorry for your loss. I am so proud of you. Your body looks amazing!

  2. Ashley Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 9:58 am

    My sincere condolences for your loss. Being able to pick up and continue on as you have is beautiful and a great testament to others who may be experiencing something similar. Seeing your before/after pictures are incredibly inspiring! You did an amazing job and your efforts and energy really show. Bravo to you for working hard to be healthy, in shape and continuing to live and improve your quality of life.

  3. izzy Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I am glad to hear you are getting back to your old self, the loss of your daughter was a tragedy and till this day I know there’s nothing anyone can say or do to fill that emptiness. I pray that you and your familly continue to move forward never forgetting your little angel because she’s sure as heck never forgetting you. Your a strong mother a beautiful mother who carried a wonderful baby to term and although there’s isn’t an explination for the work done by the man upstairs just know that he loves and watches over all of us and you will see your baby again. You look amazing, before and now. You’ve come a long way embrace your new self hugs to you and your familly :)

  4. Jill Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Omg! Amazing. The pics look like 2 different people! It doesn’t even look like you have any loose skin from the weight loss! You really look great! Im sorry about the loss of your daughter, I recently lost my son shortly after birth. Im starting my weight loss endeavor also, I hope I look as good as you when Im done! Congrats!!!

  5. tiffanie Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    you are a warrior!! congratulations on all of your achievements and i’m so sorry for your loss. truly truly amazing :)

  6. Jennifer Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    sorry for your loss. and yo’re very inspiring in so many ways ((huggs)) congrats on losing weight and tryin to find the bright side again, keep u in my thots and prayers. :)

  7. Meredith Says:
    March 30th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    What a remarkable transformation. I’m sure your mental transformation has been just as drastic. My sincerest condolences on the loss of your daughter. There is no greater pain than the loss of a child. You are a living, breathing Phoenix. Best wishes to you and keep at it. You look fantastic!

  8. anon. Says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    You are stronger and more forgiving than I would be. Good for you, you look great!

  9. Lynne Says:
    April 4th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Thank you for posting this. I love reading hopeful things on this site. I am so sorry for your loss! Good for you for taking control of your life!

  10. Anonymous Says:
    April 4th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I am so sorry about the loss of your beautiful daughter. Your transformation is amazing, and you have such a beautiful body! Great job!

  11. Surviver Says:
    April 10th, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Thank you ladies for your words. because of this site i haven’t felt alone in my battle!

  12. Ruthy Says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I just wanted to tell you that I am so sorry for what you have been through. I lost my second daughter to an umbilical cord accident at 38 weeks. She’s been gone for 6 months now. I read your story for the first time before my loss, but now I can relate.

    You look amazing! I hope I’m brave enough to share my story on here one day soon.

    I wish there was someway we could chat. Bug hugs to you!

  13. Anonymous Poster Says:
    April 18th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Ruthy,
    Thank you so much. I too am very sorry for your loss. Feel free to contact me anytime at my email Cali0329life@live.com I know how it is just a different connection when being able to talk to other baby loss mommas.

  14. Amy Says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Was so moved by your story, know that you are truly amazing.

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