Expectations vs. Reality: Pregnancy & Postpartum Body

I want to preface this post, as I usually do when talking about weight/shape/bodies, with this: talking about this sort of stuff always feels sort of tense to me and I'm not sure why. I don't think people really talk about it in real life, so maybe that's why. But I don't attribute anyone else's worth to their weight, shape, or body. I struggle...

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The Body Image Struggle… While Pregnant

I don't think "I feel bad about my pregnant body" is a popular statement to make, though I do think more women struggle with that feeling than might let on. As my husband admonished me, while I was poking at myself in the mirror around 15 weeks, "You can't be vain about your pregnant belly!"

"It's not vanity," I admonished right back. "It's...

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How I Gained, Then Lost My College Weight

How I Gained, Then Lost My College Weight

Pre-College Weight and Body

As a kid, I was incredibly skinny, and heard a constant refrain from adults of "one day it'll catch up to you!"

I stayed thin all through elementary school and high school, though I did gain a small amount of weight in Grade 10 when I quit phys ed class. Still, I was never concerned with weight...

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