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Not seeing many fat women on your site, I felt it was important to add some photos of a fat woman. This belly housed three children, from almost 9 pounds to 10.5 pounds – the last child is now 20 years old. I’ve also had a gastric bypass and initially lost 200 pounds, so my skin is very stretched from that as well. All stretch marks came during pregnancy (except a few on my hips that came with puberty) and the sagging pannus has always been there – since my mid-teens.

I write as if it doesn’t pain me to see how much flesh I own, but it does. This site is helping me feel some better, but we need to see a lot more fat here. C’mon women… show some flesh!

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  • Anonymous Sunday, July 23, 2006, 9:31 pm

    Hugs to you and thanks for sharing. When reading your post and viewing your pictures, I was reminded of the Venus of Willendorf – an ancient symbol of fertility – very real and very beautiful.

  • Anonymous Sunday, July 23, 2006, 10:05 pm

    thank you. you made me smile tonight.

  • ladyelms Sunday, July 23, 2006, 10:42 pm


  • karrie Monday, July 24, 2006, 4:50 am

    Good for you! :)I’m a larger woman and I submitted pics early on–check the July archives. (I’m 6ft and abt 240)

  • Louisa Monday, July 24, 2006, 3:54 pm

    Mama, I have a big tattoo of a mama on my back and she looks remarkably like you :)You’re beautiful!

  • Anonymous Monday, July 24, 2006, 6:15 pm

    I love it.. I thought it was me and my hubby sent it in! LOL…good for you sister! Beautiful!

  • Elleoz Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 9:15 am

    I too have had Gastric Bypass, lost 150 pounds, and then had 2 children in under 2 years. Thank you for having the bravery to post those pics. I have been battling image issues since having my son and not loosing the weight. It is nice to know that I am not alone.

  • "Loving Pecola" Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 12:35 pm

    OMG, bodies that look like my own… except a whole lot paler, LOL!Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

  • Anonymous Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 8:57 am

    is this the navelgazing midwife…? :)

  • Anonymous Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 5:59 pm

    Thanks for giving me the courage to bare it all!

  • Anonymous Monday, October 2, 2006, 1:11 am

    Thank you so much im sick of all the thin women who come on here to flaunt themselves like they look all fat, well them women should understand that it makes us bigger women feel like crap..thank you so much!:)

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