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Never Quite the Same (Anonymous)

I can’t believe that I used to think I was fat. I always thought I could stand to lose weight, and I thought that I was pretty unattractive. Funny how hindsight really is 20/20! Now, 2 years after birthing my son via emergency caesarean, I am about 20lb over my goal weight, and I know that my body will never quite be the same. I have stretchmarks on my boobs, my hips, my stomach, my thighs, my butt, they have faded but they are still there, a gentle reminder every day of the journey my body went through to carry my son to term.



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  • amy Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 11:09 am

    hi, i know how you feel, its only when you look back on photos of your “old” body, you realise what you had before! i wish id realised this before it changed forever! but im slowly coming to terms with my body, thankfully! you look great by the way :)


  • Sarah Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 2:44 pm

    Honey, you look beautiful NOW!!! :D

    You’re right about hindsight, I used to think the same thing, but I was much smaller pre-pregnancy. It’s the sacrifice of motherhood. It is selfless and wonderful. :)

  • Jaclyn Thursday, February 7, 2008, 6:22 pm

    You do look wonderful! My body looks almost identical to yours too. :)

  • Raven Friday, February 8, 2008, 7:20 am

    Okay I think you look amazing! The grass is always greener on the other side. Learn to love your body now. Because you will always want what you used to have. But apart of life is, we grow and age. and it makes it alot easier if we accept it and have peace with it and enjoy it. I honestly think you look great.

  • Krissy Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 8:44 am

    My 22 month old daughter just pointed to your PP picture and said “pretty”, and I have to agree! :o)

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