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Wow, Our Bodies Go Through a Lot! (Rhianna)

August 24, 2010

age:23
Births: 1 daughter now age 3 via c-section

I went through alot before I was pregnant. I was using drugs, drinking,smoking, and had 8 years of history dealing with Anorexia/Bulemia to a very full extent. When I got pregnant I quit them all cold turkey. Started out 110lbs give or take… and on teh day I delivered consequently I weighed 236 lbs.. from no metabolic rate left.. awent through alot of depression and the worst fatigue of my life… and CRYING.. and panic atatcks from crazy hormones and the works haha… trust me.. thought things would never get better.. but my daughter kept me laughing at myself all along the way.. I mean honestly teh irony of starvign myself half to death for 8 years just to gain over 100 lbs in the end was a little amusing ( much later on ) and good times and getting though. Just knowing I had to love myself for her to love in her life without bounderies.
Anywase It’s 3 years later.. have been down a long hard road, have gone through a marriage, a divorce, loosing 115lbs…. yada yada.. still have my shelf tucked under my underwear line. lol. but I don’t even care anymore… why becuase I donno who can shove out 10 grand for a dang tummy tuck, well it aint me for sure. Im now a single mom. Through everything I have not touched drugs again. My eating disorder is currently at bay, and is not how I lost my weight. Im dating again, loving my life with my daughter. I knwo she was always the bigger picture. I would do it all over again in a heart beat to make sure that heart beat made it here.. just as I know all you mommies woudl too right! Becuase we are seriously strong as women aren’t we? I am so proud to have a daughter.. and now i wear my c-section as my battle wound proud :)

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12 Responses to “Wow, Our Bodies Go Through a Lot! (Rhianna)”

  1. vsmama Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    U look beautiful n filled w inner strength. Great job mama!!!

  2. Kat Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Wow you are stunning!! Way hotter than before baby! Awesome story and the love and courage you have is extremely admirable! Keep up the good work! Your daughter is lucky to have a mommy like you!

  3. Jamie Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 9:55 am

    This is the best story I’ve heard in quite some time. It sounds like your little girl saved you in a lot of ways.

  4. Brianna Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    OMG!! You lost alot of weight and look AMAZING! How did you do it?

  5. Shannon Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    WOW!!!! You look amazing! I am so happy that you are no longer using any drugs, and that you have been able to beat your anorexia/bulemia. You lost weight the right way! How exactly did you do it? What was your diet/exercise like? You look GREAT! I also have had 2 cesareans, and I have the “shelf” that I tuck into my panties as well!! Any tips for me? Oh, your daughter is beautiful…you are going to make her one confident girl :)

  6. AC Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Amazing transformation: inside and out! Good job mama. Stay strong.

  7. Sarah Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I think you look amazing a week after the baby. You’re glowing. I agree with the other comments–sounds like your little girl was the best cure! I think your self-acceptance is more important than your weight-loss.

    And a gentle reminder to other commenters–there’s no ideal post-baby-body. That’s not what this site’s about at all.

  8. Kerry Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 6:44 am

    You sound like you’ve overcome a lot. Good for you, your little girl is precious. Continue to be strong! I have a rocky past myself and you are right, the lives we have now, everything that comes with it, is well worth it! :)

  9. Jessica Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    you’re gorgeous…

  10. Sam Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    I don’t know you but I’m so proud of you!

  11. Sarah P. Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    You are a beautiful woman. I hope you don’t get a tummy tuck because you simply don’t need it. You don’t need to go through a dangerous surgery when you already look so perfect!

  12. Rhianna Says:
    June 22nd, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Wow I guess its been a really really busy two years didnt have much time to respond to posts..but I want to say thank you to all the ladies that posted. Current update is I am now settled down with a really great guy, my daughter turns 5 on August 9th. On August 1st, via second c-section I will be giving birth to a beautiful baby boy. So far have gained about 40 lbs this pregnancy nothing like the first one. Embracing this pregnancy and loving curves and kicks… cannot wait to make another post after baby gets here ! Thanks for so much support from this site love all of you women!

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