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Destination : Self Acceptance (Tee)

Age: 26
2 pregnancies
2 children ages 10 and 18 months

I’ve posted here before under “Almost a year later“. Its now a little over a year and a half since the birth of my youngest. And I gotta say I am still striving to love the body that has become me. Despite my best efforts my weight is still stuck around 160 (i’m 5’6) so according to BMI I am overweight. My breast are pancakey and a lil asymmetric and my nippies are stretched out from breast feeding both boys. My body is plagued with stretch marks – head to toe. But I am a mother strong and loving who would not change a thing at the expense of my boys. Happily married to a man who loves. What more can I ask for, right? Maybe one day I will be content with my body but until then I will keeping waiting to reach my destination….Self Acceptance – are we there yet?

in Belly, Breasts, Legs, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Update
21 comments… add one
  • taiyo Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 12:17 pm

    I think you’re gorgeous! Screw the BMI. You look great, and very fit. :)

  • mamaoffour Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 3:49 pm

    what a lovely hourglass figure – so healthy and strong -looking. great attitude, too!

  • Deb Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 5:55 pm

    I agree- you look fit. You have nice round hips too. I’m 7 months pregnant now and I hope my tummy and butt both end up looking like yours when I’m all done.

  • mrs. petunia Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 6:51 pm

    Oh my goodness! You look simply sensual! I LOVE your hip structure and thighs….so womanly. And of course you have that nice rounded bum! Don’t sweat of few stretch marks honey, you look GREAT!

  • charlene Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 8:11 pm

    you look awesome, we are almost the same height and weight and close in age. I can really relate to you. I have a pretty bad perception of myself…I hope I look at good as you. You are gorgeous!

  • marie Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 8:16 pm

    we are body twins! mind you…my boobs are a little bigger and saggier, but I am also struggling to accept my curves, hips, butt, and thick thighs. Funny thing is..the things i am most self- conscious about are the things my husband finds most sexy about me. You look beautiful exactly the way you are…don’t worry about some arbitrary number…as long as you and your children are healthy that is all that matters. And your body is gorgeous!

  • Liz Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 9:14 pm

    You look incredible! You look healthy and lean. Like Taiyo said, “screw the BMI!” :)

  • emma Thursday, September 24, 2009, 2:52 am

    Just wanted to let you know, I heard that BMI has been under critisism, as it does not reflect what is right for everyone. You seem to confirm that BMI is a load of rubbish! No way are you anywhere near over weight. I was badly ill with annorexia in my teens, yet my BMI said I was in the “normal” range. Ignore it, I do!!
    You look great XXXXXX

  • melissa Thursday, September 24, 2009, 5:24 am

    You have a gorgeous figure; your hips are just amazing. You look great, be confident in that!

  • Rachel Thursday, September 24, 2009, 7:15 am

    Your body looks almost identical to mine, I’m 6ft tall and weigh about 190. I’m 4months pregnant now and seeing how beautiful you look after 2 makes me hope for “my body” back again. You look AMAZING mama!

  • A Girl Thursday, September 24, 2009, 1:24 pm

    Yep, you look fantastic! At 5’7 and 9 months pregnant now I hope to lose 30 pounds PP and be 157.

    You’re an inspiration!!

  • Nina Friday, September 25, 2009, 8:35 am

    yeah you don’t look like you weigh 160 or whatever it was. you look thin to me and i’m sure your husband is crazy about your body.

  • Sarah Friday, September 25, 2009, 10:11 pm

    Stop looking at BMI. If you can fit into your fave jeans, that’s all that counts in my book. You look beautiful and fit!!!

  • Charity Monday, September 28, 2009, 9:14 pm

    I’m 5’10 and 165 and we could be twins!! same hips and thighs!!!

  • Anna Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 3:32 pm

    I think your boobs look great! They both seem to be the same size which is more than I can say for my own! And as for the BMI, who cares what it says, from your pictures I can see that you look healthy and not overweight at all.

  • tanya Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 2:44 pm

    wow. you have gorgeous hips im jealous!! :) and your breasts arent pancakey at all. and we dont lie on here cuz u dont know who we are ;) you look great!

  • Arianna Saturday, October 3, 2009, 12:08 am

    I am so glad you were brave enough to post this, despite the way you feel about yourself. I feel like I’m looking at pictures of me, we are virtually identical. I’ve got the stretch marks from head to toe also, and the stretched out nipples from nursing, and I hate my breasts (they’re no longer perky). My children are 3 and 5 years old, and I look the same. Its been 5 years and I still can’t get used to this body. I miss my youthful one and I’m only 26. I would get plastic surgery but its expensive, can be botched, and you still end up with scars- so whats the point? You look great though, and at least you have a husband who loves you. I’m a single mom afraid to date because of my messed up mother’s body.

  • deanna Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 9:10 pm

    we are body twins :) my hips are slightly thinner yet my butt is bigger (mine sticks out A LOT)

  • Lisa Friday, October 9, 2009, 2:24 pm

    My stretch marks are pitch black and disgusting. I hate then and constantly search the internet for stretch mark creams.

  • Amy H Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 7:05 pm

    what a mighty fine 160lb body you have!!! I’d love to have that!

  • Elizabeth Friday, March 28, 2014, 3:43 pm

    You look great and there’s nothing wrong with ur breasts…I had a baby a month ago and I have angry red/purple stretchmarks on my breasts all the way to my mid-calves..I hope they fade as well as yours did!!!

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