Yes, the day I thought would never come has arrived. Yesterday, I actually WORE a pair of pre-pregnancy jeans! Sure, they were once my “Post-Thanksgiving” jeans and always fit a little loose… Sure, now they are my “Skinny Jeans” and only really fit in the morning before I’ve eaten anything… but still, THEY FIT! I must say, I walked a little taller yesterday.
I’m trying not to stress too much about my weight, especially because I’m breastfeeding and would hate to do anything to mess with that. It’s tough though. Some women seem to just miraculously bounce right back after having a baby. Although, I hear that it’s best to give it a year before expecting to have your original size back. I’m learning in this whole motherhood thing that it’s best to not compare myself to other women.
There was a time in my life when I really struggled with my body image. That may be an understatement. I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. Not fun. That was a very dark time in my life and someday I’ll probably write more about it. But today, I remember that poor sick girl and I rejoice over the healthy woman that God has made me today. I could fit into all my pre-pregnancy jeans (and not just the “post-Thanksgiving ones) if I wanted to. I could drop weight like nobody’s business. But I refuse to do that. I don’t deserve to be treated that way and as a Mama, I want to be a healthy example to my son.
I hope all of you ladies are loving your bodies and treating them right. Happy Friday! Now go have a Girl Scout cookie! (PS What the heck happened to the names?? “Dos-i-do’s” are now “Peanut Butter Delights??” What the …?! Not cool.)
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