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post #21 of 27
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Gracisue - I'm with you about the body issues. It's really hard especially for me as it's summer here. I'm feeling very depressed. Not loving myself is hard, I have been dwelling on how fantastic my pre-pregnancy body was. I am struggling with the changes and I don't know how to approach acceptance in this situation.
My husband has been off work for a wee while now with an injured ankle and we are now under some financial pressure which at the holidays feels pretty lousy. So all in all things aren't very rosey here.
I think I need to find some time to do some soul searching
post #22 of 27
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Could someone try this link to the fb group and let me know if it works :-)

post #23 of 27
Danielle, the link worked for me smile.gif
The body issues thing is so tough. Before I got pregnant this time, I was in the best shape I've ever been in, by far. I can't wait to get back there, but I'm doing nothing to make it happen. In fact, I'm doing the opposite, eating lots of junk and not exercising. At least, for me, it is winter here, so I can hide under sweaters until I find the motivation to do something about it. I know I will. I just haven't yet.
I'm sorry things aren't going well for you right now, Danielle. I hope things start looking up for you soon hug.gif
post #24 of 27
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glad it worked! hope to see many more mumma's over there soon!


thanks Graciesue - feeling much better today I had a big blub to my husband last night and got it all out and found plenty of affirmations that helped me feel better "this too shall pass" is huge to me right now!

post #25 of 27
Danielle- Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better. I feel you.

Maybe I just blocked out the whole postpartum weight loss deal from DS1 or maybe i was just in such a fog becoming a new parent that in didn't notice how long it took to feel like myself again but this time around its kind of rough. I still have about 20lbs to get to my normal weight. I just want to look in the mirror and see myself again and I'm impatient. I know it will come but it doesn't help that the road are icy and we're not even walking everyday like usual so I don't feel like I'm doing anything to move forward. I'm also concerned about my split abdominal muscles and hoping they start improving. I want to feel strong again. Bleh.
post #26 of 27

I'm with you, Ciga, it's cruddy here too, so just going out for a walk isn't very appealing. Cold and wet, yuck. Maybe you could do exercise videos at home? Try not to stress yourself, you'll get back to your old self with time :hug



Side note- if anyone else wants to join our Facebook group, you can pm me or Rainydaycraft as well as Danielle, and we'll add you! :)

post #27 of 27
Danielle, I'm glad you're feeling better. I hope that continues!

Ciga, I keep saying to my husband that I can't wait to feel strong again. I really miss that. Not fitting into any of my good clothes isn't fun, but I feel too weak to be me and that bothers me the most. I've ended up in better shape after having each baby and it's certainly taken me several months. I am finding it difficult to believe that I'll be in good shape again and that's not very motivating. It's also hard during the holidays with all the junk so readily available. It really brings out the formerly obese in me. In fact, when I got pregnant unexpectedly this time, I was in the process of trying to lose a few pounds of Christmas weight! But hey, if I lost 85 lbs. before, I can certainly lose the 25lbs. I have to lose now.
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