my weight has always been a burden to me…something to feel guilty about if i indulge in a treat, something to obsess over… whether i am thin or not… thinking about my weight makes me miserable. i am 32 now, and a mother of four. finally, i feel i have had a taste of the freedom to NOT be thin, according to society’s depiction, of course. it’s a quality of life thing…i don’t have time to worry about it so much anymore! i run after my kids, my day is so full of caring for them, worrying about myself and my body image HAS to come last. in this i have found freedom. i love my sagging boobs that have nourished all four of my precious children. i have learned to be practical and not browbeat myself for my extra padding and bulges that make up my body. i beauty fades, but the eyes speak volumes…i hope mine speak of the peace, love and acceptance that i have found in loving who i am, from the inside out.
12 thoughts on “accepting my sags and bulges…mama of four (Anonymous)”
Mom of 3 here.
You have a beautiful curvy body! And I wouldn’t consider you fat in the least, but padded for motherhood as God intends! Just like me =)
What a beautiful, beautiful baby! Worth every sag and stretch mark, IMO. And really, your body’s not in such bad shape – it looks a lot like mine.
You have a beautiful voluptuous body!
Thank you for sharing your story of self acceptance. You are absolutely right about not having the time to obsess over your image!
Amen to Anna! You look great! You are very brave and beautiful. Wonderful words. Love your belly button. Thanks for sharing!
Your eyes and hair are beautiful. The last picture is so cute. And the picture of your daughter giving the “#1” sign is cute.
Double ditto Anna above! You are beautiful!!!
You are very beautiful; nothing to be ashamed of and you have a beautiful daughter. Thanks for sharing :)
You’re still a gorgeous woman!
I was looking at your picture and I was thinking “Goddess!”
You are truly beautiful!
I agree with eddie you are an attractive and sexy woman don’t be so critical of your self.
I hope you realize how sexy you are!!!
i think you are stunning, and your vision of yourself is inspiring. i don’t have children (yet!!) but i am learning about the freedom from worrying that comes with transcendence. you’re beautiful