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Going clothes shopping makes me feel like I'm putting things I to perspective.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Since having Hazel I've learned that I can't beat myself up over my body. What I want it to be just isn't realistic three months after having a baby. It's not even realistic for six months after having a baby. Before she was conceived I was 40-50 pounds overweight and over the course of my pregnancy I have gained 45 pounds. It's great that I've lost 33 pounds but I still have a ways to go.
Clothes shopping makes me feel like I'm keeping myself grounded and actually makes me feel like I'm working toward something right. I used to hate it, always finding clothes that were too small and beating myself up over it but now when I don't fit into something I'm ok. I just brush it off, tell myself to keep working at it, and then pick up something that fits comfortably and shockingly flatters my body. It's a way for me to celebrate my little victories and know what I'm working for.
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  • GOLFGMA
    Hope you find just the right thing to flatter and make you look as good as you feel. Being a mother makes the world seem right somehow. emoticon
    2505 days ago
  • POSITIVEHOPE
    Saw a wonderful blog today. The author JXFINK said she was flabby and talked about her journey and buying new clothes. She summed up her new body image this way.
    "The real reward is peace. It's not a reward that I can see or touch like the clothes are, but I can feel it and that's enough. That is more than enough."
    For me that was an Awesome expression Unconditional love of self!
    Hope you enjoy your new clothes but know that you have more to look forward to!
    2505 days ago
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