24 years old. 2 pregnancies 1 live birth 1 abortion
My daughter is 5 years old in 2 months. I am almost 5 years pp.
I got pregnant with my daughter a week before my 19th birthday. I was in love with a boy who was “out of my league” but it seemed he was interested in me. We were together for 8 months before we got pregnant. Before that I was constantly trying to keep his attention any way I knew how, but he would flirt and cheat and it made me hate myself and my body.
I am 4’11” and pre-pregnancy I weighed 130 pounds. It was the thinnest I had ever been and I was struggling to be skinny for my boyfriend after being overweight my entire life. I gained 55 pounds during my pregnancy and hated myself every minute for it. After I had my daughter I worked quickly to lose all the weight I had gained but my boyfriend turned husband left me for a 90 pound girl 3 years my junior. I hated myself even more. I then promised myself that I would lose all the weight plus some to show how beautiful I was. After 3 years I decided I was losing weight for the wrong reason and I needed to love myself before anyone else could love me. I changed my diet and lifestyle and I wanted to be healthy rather than skinny. When I started getting my confidence back and stopped looking for love in the wrong places I found my now fiance. He told me he loved me no matter what I looked like! Stretch marks and all! I am proud to say that I am down to a healthy (not starved) 107 pounds. We will be trying to have another baby after we are married and this time I will stay healthy and happy for my baby.
picture 1: 8 months pregnant
picture 2: 1 month pp
picture 3: 4 years pp
picture 4: 4.7 years pp still stretch marked but feeling better about me
5 thoughts on “I am just starting to like myself ever. (Alice)”
You look great! And it’s sad we feel less than we should because of a stupid boy, lol, but luckily you found an awesome mad. Congrats on the fiance and baby!
what an amazing journey you’ve had! :D it’s a grea disovery when you realize the body you’ve always held angst toward is finally something you appreciate. congrats on finding a happy life!
OMG you are SO pretty! Not only do you have a great body but your face is stunning!
You look awesome!! congrats on your new life with your fiance. Best wishes for second baby and happy you found happiness!
I’m so glad you found that you shouldn’t have to be skinny for another person – especially a man or someone who ought to love you unconditionally. You’re a beautiful woman. You’re beautiful at 107 lbs and you’re beautiful at 185 lbs. Congratulations on your engagement, your baby and your new family! :D