This Body (Anonymous)

First off, I will start by saying, that I have always had body image issues. I was never what you would call ‘fat’ I just had a little extra pudge. I was always very self-conscious about my body. When i met my hubby, i was a size 8. I thought that was heavy. Now, almost 7 years later, and 2 babies (one in heaven) later, I am a size 14. I hate it. I am stuck with stretch marks, saggy boobs, and extra fat. My son is 2 1/2 and I can’t get rid of the extra weight that I gained with him. I gained 35-40 pounds when i was pregnant, and only lost about 15. To top it off, I got on the BC shot and gained it back!! I came to this site to hopefully feel better about this body that i have. I also just want to add, that you ladies are very brave, and gorgeous! These pics are of me 2 1/2 years after my son was born.

6 thoughts on “This Body (Anonymous)

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Saggy breasts?! Am I looking at the right photo? Because your breasts look very perky and round to me! Lucky lucky you!!!
    I was afraid of my BC making me gain weight, but I had Mirena and thankfully that wasn’t a side effect. I know lots of friends who gained weight from BC. It stinks.
    You look really beautiful!
    I’m really sorry to hear about your Angel Baby. I can’t imagine your sadness.
    Thank you for posting your photos! You look beautiful!

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Oh, thank you!! Those comments alone are enough to make my day!! I have been having a hard time dealing with my body issues. Thanks so much for the kind words!!

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    You look gorgeous, and the pre poster is right, you do have great breasts, they don’t look saggy at all. I love the stretch marks, they tell a remarkable story of two babies so loved inside your womb. I am sorry about the angel you lost, and hope that your precious marks can be looked upon as tattoos to commemorate your two precious children and the time you spend nourishing them in your amazing body!

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 9:20 am

    I also use Mirena, no weight gain for me either. If you can’t get the weight off and you really want to do that if you are really uncomfortable about your appearance then i’d sugggest getting on Mirena, you sound like you might qualify but check it out, also check out Weight Watchers if you need help with weight. But if you are truly comfortable with yourself now then don’t worry about it. Men may be able to lose weight better than us but they didn’t get what God gave us and that is the ability to grow a human being inside of us….

  • Friday, May 9, 2008 at 1:39 am

    I have to bring it up again! How did you keep your flesh colored nipples. Mine went from the same color as yours to a very dark tone during pregnancy and they never went back. Click link above to see.

    Is that a wives tale or something? Mine really did go very dark from totally flesh colored.

    I want my flesh colored nipples back dammit!

  • Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I still have flesh-colored nipples too! But I was embarassed by them!! I always wished mine were darker and hoped that I would get darker ones from pregnancy! Ha! It just goes to show you. The grass is always greener…
    You DO have fantastic breasts! Lucky hubby. I think most men love our squishy post-partum bodies. We are so cuddly and maternal. You are a gorgeous mama. I’m sorry to hear about your baby. I have two angels and two present children. I think that makes post-partum recovery even harder. I had a full term stillbirth, them got pregnant RIGHT afterwards so that’s a whole lot of pregnancy for one body!
    You look great!

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