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Hey all, I hope I'm not double-posting... the last thread for us I saw was from October! So I figured I'd start a new one! Let's all start by checking out this awesome video I saw in someone's sig (sorry I can't remember who now) in the old thread... Fat Rant!<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUTJQIBI1oA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUTJQIBI1oA</a><br><br>
I think she is my new idol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Especially after I have had my baby. I am on domperidone and don't you know it makes your tummy empty faster? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Just what I needed! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Buummmmpppp... where are you mamas??? Should I give up? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Bump. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><br>
Where are all the proud, beautiful curvy mamas? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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If there is another active thread for us big mamas, I would love to get a link. Can`t seem to find anything when I try to search for it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Awww, I'm sad, I'm a new curvy mama here, I was hoping to have a new tribe to join. It can be hard being a not so lean crunchy mama.</div>
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It does seem odd being crunchy AND fat at the same time.<br><br>
I'm here, I am here. Due in November with my fourth. Decided to go ahead and get pregnant even though I am fatter than I have ever been. I also have better nutrition than I ever have and think I should be able to move on with my life despite not being at a decent weight.<br><br>
Let's talk!!
 

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Can I join? I'm fat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I too am trying to get pregnant even though I'm at my fattest. I agree that its hard to be crunchy and fat. Especially when you feel healthy.
 

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hard to be crunchy and fat and pregnant.<br>
i feel like when i am in public people look at me with either pity or disgust.<br>
not that i CARE what others think, but JEEESH people have some freaking manners!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">hard to be crunchy and fat and pregnant.<br>
i feel like when i am in public people look at me with either pity or disgust.<br>
not that i CARE what others think, but JEEESH people have some freaking manners!</div>
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Exactly! That does make it hard.<br><br>
I know I need to lose weight and I have a VERY realistic goal weight that will never see me being skinny. I don't stare at other fat women or choose to ignore them because of their weight! I cannot understand why people do that. It's like they're punishing me for being fat. And it's not like I am bedridden at 900 pounds.<br><br>
I know I am fat, but I won't end my life because of it. So yah, people, you're going to see me in public. I am going to have babies and breastfeed. I am going to be around you.<br><br>
I can only imagine what looks I will get when I reach late pregnancy.
 

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I am fat too!!!!!!<br><br>
Hello fellow curvy mamas!!!
 

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I'm fat too!!! I weigh 250. I got a lapband a year ago and have had no weight loss. I have some medical problems (hypothyroid and sleep apnea) that we are working on to help me lose the weight. But, I'm honestly not that concerned with it. No one stares at me. Most people are very friendly and smile at me. I feel okay about myself too. I have heard stories about how rude people are to other overweight people and it astonishes me. There are so many factors that go into being fat that many people who are skinny just don't get, understand, or TRY to understand. They just judge you as being some lazy person who has no self control. It's so sad to me that people are that way. They are the ones who are disgusting.
 

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Yeah, more curvy mamas! I've totally come to terms with the fact that I'm never really going to be what others consider thin, it's just my nature but I do want to loose a bit of weight just for me. I think people find it strange when you're fat and you have a cart full of good for you whole foods, instead of boxes of Twinkies and Party Pizzas. People just seem to assume that if you aren't thin you must just lead a totally unhealthy life style. That's o.k. my life is pretty darn good and I've finally come to the age where I'm really confident just being myself and I think that draws people to you more than your size does.<br><br>
Have a great day ladies!
 

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Hi! Another fluffy TTC-er here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I seem to have begun loosing weight since I started my new job, which isn't intentional but welcome. I am just under 5'2" and the last time I was weighed I was 224, down from a high of 238. Another 14 before getting pregnant woudl be nice, but we're trying every month and not wasting any more time since I am 39.<br><br>
So, those of you who have been blessed with babes, what do you do for maternity and nursing clothes? I've looked and there's not a whole lot out there.<br><br>
Let me warn you- BabiesNBellies.com advertises in national magazines that they carry plus sizes, but it's 12-16 if at all and usually what they carry above that (up to a 20 I think) is usually sold out.<br><br>
Thinking I would be pregnant this summer I bought something last August that was supposed to fit a 20. It was skin tight and it was see-through! So I sent it back (they are great to do business with- I just wish their products were better). This time I got something in a 3X- I had to give it to my little sister who wears an 18, even then it fit her like a non-maternity babydoll should with no room for a bump.<br><br>
This weekend I was looking at Goodwill for a T-shirt for DH and oddly enough, there, in the <b>men's shirts</b>, was a Motherhood Nursingwear T-shirt in X-large. It fit me perfectly so I bought it even though only God knows if I'll get to nurse anytime soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
My mom said not to worry about buying maternity clothes- she wants to make some for me anyway, but it seems so unfair with most women in the US wearing size 14 and up that there is so little available for us in maternity wear.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am on domperidone and don't you know it makes your tummy empty faster? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Just what I needed! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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Is that true?? It would explain so much!!
 

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Lane Bryant is now carrying maternity clothes on their website.
 

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Fluffffy mamma sayin hi!<br><br>
Im a curvy fluffy mamma!<br><br>
I am a 22/24 pear shaped cutie. I hit my danger zone post baby/nursing issues and was wearing 28's - Im down 35-40 lbs (just being too busy to eat) and back to my usual size. Id like to get to an even 22 but we will see.<br><br>
In the past I have had great success with atkins - but now to be honest - with a toddler who LOVES pasta and bread - even healthy grainy stuff - my weight maintains.<br><br>
Food is weird - I dunno - I get obsessed when I diet and its all I can see - weight watchers I was always hungry and obsessed with finding low point reciepes - south beach got pricey...<br><br>
For me - what works - is eating no bread/grains and getting my carbs from fruit, veggies, and a little dairy<br><br>
Who knows.<br><br>
Hello hello is what I was gonna say
 

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I'm here too!<br><br>
I WAS a 22/24 pre-baby, but I got pregnant five months post-partum when I weighed more than I did the week I gave birth <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. Also more than I ever did before in my life, because I'd gotten pregnant the first time near my peak weight. I'm starting a corporate law job next month so I've been trying to find business style maternity in size 26 -- just not doable. Instead, I bought a few items in 30/32 and I pray that works.<br><br>
The one good thing about maternity for large sizes is that it's not all that necessary. I know my shape didn't change all that much last time -- people who knew me could tell I was pregnant, but a classmate who had been in class with me for 2.5 months heard me talk about pregnancy when I was 39 weeks along and asked me all excitedly: "OMG, did you just find out you're pregnant?!" I managed last pregnancy with one maternity jumper I had made for me (mostly for interviews), BellyBands (or whatever they're called), and some shirts that were a size too big. Didn't look the most stylish, but it worked.
 

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So guess what I did last Sunday? I put my body into a maternity Tankini and went to the beach! I got a few looks and snickers for my large size and pasty white skin, I assume, but hubby helped me just ignore it and enjoy my day. And my beautiful and sweet boys kept telling me I was beautiful and even sexy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">So, those of you who have been blessed with babes, what do you do for maternity and nursing clothes? I've looked and there's not a whole lot out there.</div>
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This is tough. Not only am I a size 24, I am 5'10, so the usual Motherhood tops and other plus size tops are too short and ALL maternity pants are too short. I look like crap when I am pregnant because of the clothes I must wear.<br><br>
Luckily I live in Northern CA now, so I will be wearing capris and gouchos through December when this baby is born. It will be cold on my legs, but not like NY weather (where I had my other three pregnancies!)<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think people find it strange when you're fat and you have a cart full of good for you whole foods, instead of boxes of Twinkies and Party Pizzas. People just seem to assume that if you aren't thin you must just lead a totally unhealthy life style.</div>
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Doctors don't believe me... no one does usually, unless they see what I buy/eat. Luckily my midwives seem to totally believe me 100%. They're either truly that kind or they're good actresses <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This is tough. Not only am I a size 24, I am 5'10, so the usual Motherhood tops and other plus size tops are too short and ALL maternity pants are too short. I look like crap when I am pregnant because of the clothes I must wear.<br></div>
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Yup! I'm also about 5'10" and have the same problem. Except that I live in DC, so it will get cold before January, when I'm due.<br><br>
Last pregnancy I gave birth in November. Someone sewed me a beautiful jumper for about $100, but it was worth every penny because I wore it all the time, was much more comfortable on my waist, and solved the shirt length problem. I had her make it with buttons to the front waist so I could nurse in it post-partum and a pleat down the skirt that was sewn up until I needed the extra fabric. Turned out I never did need the extra space, but I probably will this time around.<br><br><br>
I had a first-ever experience at my law school graduation. So they sent out a million emails saying to try on your gown before graduation, but of course I didn't. I was late anyway because I had to stop to nurse. Finally I got my gown on and it was ENORMOUS. Trailing on the floor. Room to fit twins underneath. I checked the the tag and saw they gave me a gown for someone 6'10" instead of 5'10". Oops! So I ran down to the Student Services people to see if there was anything to do. I came in saying, "I know this is my fault, but I didn't try on my gown ahead of time and now I have a problem." Of course, they all assumed it was too tight, and a couple of people said, "Oh, that's okay, you can wear it open. Some people do anyway."<br><br>
So for probably the first time in my life I had to explain that no, the problem was it was too BIG for me.
 
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