I’ll admit I’ve never been one of those skinny girls in school and developed quite quickly so stretch marks and cellulite was a thing I gained quite early on (inherited I believe!) :/
But I have always been larger chested which I have always been quite proud of but buying bras has been quite the mission, forget Primark and supermarket brands, definitely buying them from M&S or Debinhams from now on.
Before I fell pregnant with Logan I was probably around a size 18 and I gained quite a lot of weight carrying him and was always self conscious of that, wearing baggy T-shirt’s and jumpers, after Logan I lost a bit but was still not happy with how I looked in the mirror.
Then I fell pregnant with Sullivan and I did lose a bit of weight carrying him as I knew that I wasn’t really eating for 2 just had to eat the right stuff. But then piled it all back on toward the 3rd trimester, so back in my frumpy oversized clothes.
You see the thing is no one has ever really said “I’m not fat”, or disagreed whenever I’ve said “oh I’m too fat, need to lose this mum tum” except for Ben he loves me exactly how I am, and I think that’s what I needed to hear, as I started to lose the weight especially after the birth of sully as there was a lot of anxiety and stresses in my life back then with moving into my mums, moving into my own house and doing a million and one things to get the kids into routine, plus the fact I have to mostly walk everywhere helps.
Now I’m probably at my slimmest since having 2 kids, I can say that because my prep Logan clothes fit me again, and I can actually fit into sports wear without looking ridiculous!
Now I’m with Ben I have found myself slipping and have one too many takeaways as a treat when he’s over but we walk them off walking to town and other activities 😂 I don’t diet or eat rabbit food, I just walk more and probably the fact I’m cooking for myself so some nights I just can’t be bothered.