Post-Partum Body Image
By BreakfastToBed on June 09, 2011
I used to be obese. Yep. You read that right. I USED to be obese. I worked my butt off (literally) to get to where I am at today. Since losing the weight, I have had two kids. I lost the weight both times, but pregnancy has made my hips and ribcage bigger each time. They didn't go back to where they were. (Yet, the 2nd baby is but a month old.) I find myself having a really hard time with the fact that my size 6's now feel like size 2's. I know it isn't my fault, and that I have two beautiful children to show for my larger hips and ribs, but I still find myself feeling fat an defeated.
When you spend a long time as a larger person, it is hard to see yourself as anything but. I ''know" that I am considerably (150lbs) thinner than I was before, but I still have that same mindset. That same, "no one wants to look at me, I'm not good enough" mindset. I am having a hard time moving past it.
My children are beautiful, my family is so wonderful to me. My husband loved me at my largest and my smallest. Why can't I?
More Like This
Recent Posts by BreakfastToBed
Most Popular on BlogHer