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A Halloween Tale (Anonymous)

(Note from Bonnie: I completely missed this one in time for actual Halloween, so I’m sorry it’s late, but enjoy!)

I thought I would submit a special halloween Shape of a Mother. I’ve always loved halloween and there are usually some pretty fun pictures. So I am going to submit pictues taken from halloweens since before my pregnancy (butterfly), three weeks before my son was born (do I need to tell you which one that is), about a year after he was born (he’s a monkey, I’m not wearing a costume for once), three years after he was born (flower), and this year, four years after he was born (belly dancer). I was somewhat overweight when I got pregnant (155 – I had knee surgery that year and I don’t take inactivity well) and gained nearly 75 pounds by the time my 10 pound 4 ounce son was born naturally in a birth center one week after his due date. I taught tango lessons until I was 6 months pregnant and social danced until the week before he was born. I struggled to lose the weight and got down to 170, but I couldn’t get any further until about a year ago when I think my hormones finally settled down. In the last 6 months alone I have lost 30 pounds, bringing me to 20 pounds under my prepregnancy weight. I’d like to lose another5-10, but I am pretty pleased overall. My skin is slowly starting to catch up with my fitness regimen but I still have that little apron and I suspect I always will. But if I dress just right, I can still pull it off as a tango dancer…

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4 comments… add one
  • lorien Saturday, November 10, 2007, 9:04 am

    You look great, miss seeing you around!

  • ds Saturday, November 10, 2007, 10:44 am

    WOW, you look amazing! Great job, you should be proud!

  • i-dra Saturday, November 10, 2007, 5:13 pm

    i love your halloween spirit! those costumes are incredible! did you make those? you look fantastic in every picture.

  • Sarah Saturday, November 10, 2007, 9:43 pm

    Dang girl! You look GREAT! What a sexy tummy you’ve got! Tight abs and all! I’m a bit jealous right now!
    (Thanks for the fun post, too!)

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