|Steve and I - January 2003|
|Alice on October 2009 due date with Lillian.|
In high school and university I always felt self cautious. I worried about my body looking like the other girls and what it should look like. I tried to diet and lose weight for years because I wanted to live up to a specific standard. But things changed after I met Steve. I wanted to become healthy for us. I wanted to be able to live a long and healthy life with him, and now to be there for our girls. So there is a big deal that I love now that I'm a mom and that is how much I've stopped caring about a lot of my flaws. I still don't like my back fat (it was gone before I got pregnant with Katrina so it will leave again) and my butt jiggles more than I would like it to, but a lot of issues are no longer there for me. I don't notice my stretch marks, which have been there since I gained weight in high school. I don't notice the sagging areas of my body. I don't care about my mommy tummy, since it's much smaller than my fat belly from years ago. When I look at my top half of the body I now smile and think how beautiful my body is.
|August 2010 - post Lillian skinny minnie!|