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32 Year Old Mom of 2 Boys (Anonymous)

June 21, 2009

~Your Age: 32
~Number of pregnancies and births: 2 pregnancies, 2 births
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 2 boys ages 20 months and 5 months

At 5’7″, I weighed 145 lbs all through high school. I was all muscle, and on the cheerleading squad, and I thought I was so overweight. I went on fad diets, but nothing really worked. In college, I wasn’t
active at all anymore, and my weight crept up to 160, then higher and higher, until 2002, when at the age of 25 I went through a divorce. About a month after my divorce was final, I was at my highest weight,
225 lbs.

Over the next 5 years, I had success losing weight with Body for Life. However, I would always get to 180 lbs and be STUCK. After I gave up on Body for Life, I went back to 220 lbs. Miserable, I joined Weight
Watchers and over the next 5 months, I went back to 180 lbs. I was very excited to finally break the plateau, and then I surprisingly found out I got pregnant on my 30th birthday.

I had an easy pregnancy, but I gained 70 lbs. :( I was 250 exactly when I gave birth. I went back to Weight Watchers when my son was 5 days old. I had my heart on breastfeeding, but my son refused to
nurse because I was so engorged. I ended up becoming an EPer (exclusive pumper), and did so for 6 months. By then, I had lost all 70 lbs and was back to 180, and was excited to once again try and
break my 180-lb mark. Then, my milk supply dried up. I couldn’t figure out what was going on. My son was 6 months, his demand didn’t change, yet I couldn’t make any milk anymore. I took a pregnancy test
just in case. Surprise! I was pregnant again!

Rinse and repeat, seriously. I gained 70 lbs AGAIN, and was 250 when I gave birth. I was induced with my 1st baby, but my 2nd son came out on his own after the easiest birth ever. 6 hours of labor from
beginning to end, and 2 pushes. If I hadn’t chickened out and made it through the 3 hours I had the epidural, I could have birthed him at home in my tub (if it were legal in my state, which it is not). I was
up within 1 hour, and praise the Lord, he nursed like a champ.

Now we are 5 months postpartum, and I am once again nearing the 180 mark. I am so anxious, because I really do love the way I look in some ways. But I’m ready to try for the final time to become fit.
It’s so unknown though. My husband had a vasectomy 1 week ago, as we know we don’t want anymore children. It’s been so long since I’ve been under 180. I want to be around 140, but I have a lot of work
ahead of me. I am also really unhappy with my breasts. All of the pumping and nursing has taken a toll, and I am not opposed to getting a lift if (I mean, WHEN) I get to my ultimate goal weight.

My husband cannot keep his hands off of me. He loves my breasts and my butt. I am not a self-conscious person usually. When I go out, I feel sexy, and I love to feel sexy around my husband. But I know my
boys are going to be so active, and I want to be active with him. I love them so much, so absolutely. They are the best things that ever happened to me, and when I look at my body, I see them. I still look
at both of them with awe, and I always tell my husband, “I can’t believe we made them, and that they came from my body!” It is so amazing.

Wow, just writing all of that out made me feel so different about myself. Definitely more positive. I am a mother. This is my shape. I could look better, but my kids are healthy, happy, and the product
of a lot of hard work.

Thanks for letting me share my story!

1. 2003, 6 years before pregnancy, when I got to 180 for the first time.
2. Same as #1, just the back
3. 2 weeks before I gave birth to my 1st son (250 lbs)
4. 2 days before I gave birth to my 2nd son (250 lbs)
5. 1 hour after my 2nd son was born (230 lbs)
6. Same, from the side (230 lbs)
7. 6 weeks PP with #2 (about 210 lbs)
8-11. Today, 5 months PP (186 lbs)32

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12 Responses to “32 Year Old Mom of 2 Boys (Anonymous)”

  1. Mama Says:
    June 21st, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    You SHOULD feel sexy! You look like such a confidant and sexy woman! Especially in that last pic with your hands on your hips. You have gorgeous breasts! No wonder your hubby can’t keep his hands off from you!!!! :D

  2. calimama Says:
    June 21st, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    You look Great. after my two at 32 my goal was to have my breasts and pelvic / pubic areas looking like yours. Keepp up the great work with the two boys.

  3. Tasha Says:
    June 22nd, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Hot Mama. You have amazing breasts

  4. Mary Says:
    June 22nd, 2009 at 10:34 am

    You look great, such beautiful skin, Im so jealous! The weights you write about shocked me when I saw your pictures, I dont think you look 186 at all! Congrats on your back to back babies!

  5. Tee Says:
    June 22nd, 2009 at 11:51 am

    I think u have a beautiful body its. Its very perportionate and your breast don’t look like they need a lift at all they look very womanly. Your body has coped very well but I understand completely about wanting to look better by our own standards. Keep up the good wrk….I also have two boys not so close in age though and am also on my quest to get back to 140! Meet u there : )

  6. Lauren Says:
    June 22nd, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Wow, you lost the pregnancy weight very quickly! I think you look super awesome. Once you start exercising more the other weight you want to lose should come off quite easily. :)

  7. Shealene Says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    How is it you are 9 years older than me, had two babies and your boobs are still better than mine. I’m jealouuussss!!!

  8. MANDI Says:
    July 16th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    I CANT GET OVER HOW FLAWLESS YOUR SKIN IS FOR THE WEIGHT GAIN YOU PUT ON AND SUCH. I HAVE HAD SUCH A SIMILIAR SITUATION BUT I AM FILLED WITH STRETCH MARKS AND I AM NOT AS CONFIDENT AS YOU. NO WONDER YOU HUSBAND CANT KEEP HIS HANDS OFF YOU. I AM TWENTY FIVE AND 13 WEEKS PREGNANT WITH MY THIRD BABY AND AM SO UPSET WITH THE WEIGHT I HAVE GAINED IN THE PAST YEAR AND FEEL BLAH!. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB AND YOU LOOK SLIMMING AND GREAT

  9. MammaDucky Says:
    July 27th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    You and I have VERY similar bodies! Our weight and heights are almost exact. Looking at your body makes me see that I’m NOT huge. I think you/we look great!

  10. frances Says:
    August 5th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    I think you have the BEST attitude about yourself. AND you look great. You go, girl!

  11. Becki Says:
    December 15th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    You are identical to me!! Our bodies and weights are very similar! I am 6 months pregnant right now and before pregnancy I was 180 (I’m 5’9). Right now I am 210 (gained 30 already!) and it is so encouraging to hear how quickly you lost the weight. Thanks for posting these pics!! I always feel so fat but your body looks wonderful, it is a good way for me to put in perspective how I look!

  12. Sophie Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 5:14 am

    very sexy. you should be proud of your body, it’s gorgeous

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