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This is Me… And That is Okay (Stacie)

May 6, 2013

I am a 28 year old mother of three children, all born vaginally. I have never been skinny or in shape. I will never be a size 4. And you know what? That is okay, this is ME. It has taken me a long time to be okay with my body. Sure, I use self tanning lotions when I know that I will be wearing a dress. I even bought some hand weights to tone my arms a bit for the Summer. But I won’t look like my thinnest of friends and that is okay: this is ME. I know that not everyone has that outlook, and some days neither do I. But when I truly stop to think about why my body is this way, why I have that stomach flap that seems like it just won’t budge, I smile. Tiger stripes. Cliche, maybe, but they’re mine and that is okay: This is ME. My husband loves me the way I am, so do my children. It is time that I do the same. And I hope that one day you are able to have the same outlook that I do. Because that is you, and that is okay.

~Age: 28
~Number of pregnancies and births: 3
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 7, 3, 1

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11 Responses to “This is Me… And That is Okay (Stacie)”

  1. Natalie Says:
    May 6th, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Stacie, you look wonderful. I was thinking wow look at those boobs and then I tried to remember where else I saw them. Just yesterday I was dressing up in front of the mirror telling my husband he owes me a breast lift. And now that I’m seeing my boobs on your body, they look good girl. Thank you thank you thank you for lifting my spirits today. I think if you start running your stomach flap will budge.

  2. Amy Says:
    May 6th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    You look wonderful, and your outlook on your body is wonderful too! Yes we all have those days where we wish we those super model type who never seem to show any signs of having a baby, but in the end, as long as the people that love us can accept and love us as we are, don’t we owe it to ourselves to do the same?

  3. Allie Says:
    May 6th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    You are right, being you – and being happy as you – is the most beautiful thing you can be :) Thank you, I needed this reminder today!

    Oh, and my body looks an awful lot like yours, still working on the self-acceptance but you have inspired me :)

  4. Erin Says:
    May 7th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Love this. Thank you. You are beautiful! And my say, I’m jealous of your breasts! :)

  5. Melissa Says:
    May 10th, 2013 at 1:43 am

    You have no idea how much reading this has helped me :) You are one amazing person!

  6. Nicole Says:
    May 19th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    You have fabulous breasts!!

  7. Kelly Says:
    May 26th, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I love your attitude!!!! :D

  8. Kimberly Says:
    May 27th, 2013 at 3:32 am

    Love your attitude. And I’d KILL for your boobs. :)

  9. Penny Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    What a beautiful figure! You remind me of a fertility goddess.

  10. Stacy Says:
    June 5th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    My name is Stacy too and you look an awful lot like my body, I just have hundreds and hundreds more stretch marks :) you are beautiful and I am glad you know it.

  11. Stacie L. Says:
    June 11th, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Thank you all! What kind and thoughtful words. I’m so glad that, even in a small way, I have been able to help some of you. YOU are beautiful too!!! <3

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