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Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 12:34 PM   1
9jawife
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Feel like a fat cow :-(


Ok ladies, I hope you don't mind me venting a little. No insults meant to anyone else who might be overweight-I don't judge others, only myself. I have been overweight my entire life, but never have I felt this fat and gross. I seriously don't see how my husband can even want me anymore. If not for the fact that fat women are "sexy" in his culture (west Africa), I doubt anyone else would. My stomach just feels pudgy and bloated--no cute little baby bump here. And my hips were already HUGE, now they're HUGER (yes, huger. I'm making up a word.) The sad thing is my sex drive was FINALLY coming back, but I'm losing interest again due to feeling so disgusting. I'm not just whining about being fat while gorging myself with Big Macs, FYI--I've been very careful about what I eat (I'm already into natural/organic eating.) Literally no sugar, processed food whatsoever. I cook at home. Exercise a couple of times a week. I would hate to see what I'd look like if I DIDN'T do this regime. I hope that breastfeeding and a continued healthy, low-carb diet helps me lose some of this weight once the baby is born. It truly does make one depressed..



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 12:43 PM   2
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I'm sorry you're feeling this way I've been feeling low about my self image too because I use to struggle with an eating disorder so gaining weight makes me feel out of control, not to mention fat even if it is healthy weight! Have you gone shopping for maternity clothes yet? I plan to do so tomorrow and think it will help cheer me up as my regular clothes are all a tad too snug. That and remember growing a baby is a beautiful thing!!!



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 14:00 PM   3
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I was going to say the same thing as bmama! I feel totally fat too but especially when I wear my pre preggo clothes. I just went and bought some preggo skinny jeans and a cute ruched top and I feel less fat .

I do know how you feel though... I thought I would be a cute little pregnant girl cause that's what everyone told me. But I certainly don't feel that way!

Especially when your MIL posts a very unflattering photo of you on Facebook lol



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 14:03 PM   4
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Aww sorry your feeling this way even I'm
Over weight too



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 17:57 PM   5
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I've been feeling shit about my figure as well lately. It took me 2 years to get down to normal BMI, and just as I was feeling good about myself, wham, I got pregnant again. Now I feel like I'm back to square one, and that my husband is going to go off me, and I just feel so horribly un-sexy and like a hippo.



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 17:59 PM   6
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I literally curled up on the floor of our shower and cried the other day from feeling fat. I've just got up to a normal weight after struggling with a eating disorder for years. It should pass Hun, just remember it's a good thing and after you can enjoy fitness training . X



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 07:18 AM   7
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Omg I hear you loud and clear !! For me its a double chin , back fat, flabby arms , and swollen booty (which I didn't need any more of LOL ) I hate feeling fat and I hope a lot of it is swelling ... At least jaxon will be born in early june so ill have all summer to walk and try to lose weight !



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 07:25 AM   8
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Aww Hun I know what you mean! I was just getting my sex drive back and then bam I just feel fat and ugly I had a haircut recently which helped me feel a little better, mostly due to my husbands reaction :-D

I don't feel good about myself normally and now I'm so huge I feel ugly



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 09:00 AM   9
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I've never been skinny, but I've been feeling extra round lately. Ugh. I'm finally at that stage where my clothes just don't fit right, and it makes me feel worse. I actually feel the best in my sweat pants. How lame! I bought a pair of maternity jeans a couple weeks ago and they don't fit like my regular jeans do, but my regular jeans aren't as comfortable as they used to be. I just keep telling myself to keep eating healthy (as much as possible because icecream and chocolate are just so yummy!) and moving as much as possible.. I'm ready for it to get nice outside so I can start walking again. Drinking lots of water, and letting my husband convince me it's okay Hang in there ladies! It'll get better!



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2013, 09:22 AM   10
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I was in the process of losing weight when I fell pregant (had just lost 4 stone!) and I think the weight loss helped the pregnancy ironically, lol. I have pcos and low thyroid and was told chances of conceiving were slim - so for it to happen naturally (and unexpectedly!) was great. With that said, I've been deliberately staying off the scales so I don't see how much I've re-gained, I know once the baby is born I'll be getting straight back into my weight loss and am happy with that!
To be honest I'm just happy we can have a baby, and the rest I think is worth it.
But it really sucked when I realised I couldn't fit into jeans I'd just managed to fit into pre-baby, lol.



 
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