Update Post (Kayla)

My first post was called “I wish I could love my body“.

Well its been 3 months since my last post and Ive been trying to find the time to fit in workouts. When my son was 6 weeks old I ended up in hospital with gall bladder stones. I had between 20-30 attacks over the next 5 months, putting me back in hospital 3 times. I finally was booked in for surgery about 2 months ago. 2 weeks after surgery I woke with the same pains. I had to call an ambulance for myself because I couldnt get ahold of anyone to take me to the hospital. The doctor had the nerve to tell me that I had anxiety problems due to being a single mother of such a small child. A week later, while on vacation, the same pains came back. I went to the hospital in the other city. They ended up finding I had stones lodged in my liver backing up the bile causing an infection. I was rushed back to my hometown for surgery because I was alone with my son there. While they were taking it out they knicked my spleen and I ended up with a double infection, hospitalized for 7 days. I didnt have help with my son really so I never got to fully heal. Finally 2 months later I am starting to feel normal again. Here are updated photos of me at 7.5 months pp. I think that there is a bit of a difference. What do you think? He is a VERY busy 7 and a half month old. I find myself constantly chasing after him. He began crawling a couple of weeks ago. Early starter! My weight has been going between 151-161 since the hospital. I cant seem to keep it steady and get below 150. Slowly but surely I am coming to terms with my new body, but would love to just be able to lose 10-15 more pounds and tone my flabby, streched marked stomache!

Photos – 7.5 months pp
Son – 7.5 months

Updated here and here.

7 thoughts on “Update Post (Kayla)

  • Friday, July 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    I just looked at your old post – I TOTALLY see a great difference! and your waist is teeny. Sounds like you’ve had a really rough year – but you seem to have a positive outlook, and of course, a beautiful son.

  • Friday, July 24, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Let me begin by saying that you have a gorgeous body. I love your curviness and your belly. Your son is beautiful. It sucks that you had such a horrible time with the gall stones and all. But don’t beat yourself up over not having the body you had before. The body you have now is the body that gave you your wonderful, rambunctious little one. Love your body because it is strong, powerful, and nurturing.

  • Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 3:33 am

    I think you look good in both entries but you can definately see the difference :) Your tummy has a nice shape too by the way, and the stretchmarks will fade before you know it :)

  • Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 6:49 am

    i think you look amazing, wonderful, and fantastic!

  • Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    What a strong, beautiful mother! You look wonderful and I admire the job you’re doing all by yourself.

  • Monday, July 27, 2009 at 4:59 am

    You look amazing and have such a lovely little boy, also lots of respect for coping on your own and doing such a great job!

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Girl you are one wonderful mother! Don’t even worry so much about losing weight just try and comprehend what you have been through with all those operations, recovery and pain not to mention dealing it all while being a mother! Its such a shame you don’t have the support you need, I really feel for you. Mum’s need so much help even when we are healthy!!
    You are beautiful and remember that! no need to go punish yourself by losing weight when your whole internal system needs to recover from all the trauma its had recently!
    take good care of yourself!

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