I Need to be Skinnier. Love Myself.

With pregnancy comes a constant changing body, and in most cases, a permanent body change. I have never been a confident person when it comes to my body, growing up I always thought that I was either too fat or too ugly, but being pregnant has really changed how I feel about myself. If asked the question, “What’s your favourite part of yourself?”, a few months ago, I wouldn’t have been able to give you an answer. But if asked the question now, my answer would be – without hesitation: “My stretch marks”.

I had some stretch marks before I was pregnant, so there’s no surprise that I have a lot now. At first, I would look in the mirror to see them growing and hate them, or be embarrassed to lift my top up at a midwife appointment because of what she might think of me. But then I realized that – for now – underneath all my stretch marks, is my baby’s home. It’s where I’ve first grown to love my baby, where I’m constantly placing my hands and thinking about the kind of person my baby will be, and it holds my baby until my arms can, and for that – they’ll always be something beautiful about them; it doesn’t matter if anyone thinks they’re not, and it will be the same once I have given birth. I will work at keeping active, fit and healthy, but I will love my body for the way it is, because how can I teach my daughter to love herself if I’m not doing the same?

You are not made up of of the words that hurt you, or that number on the scales. You are made up of nothing more than you. Simply, beautifully, wonderfully, uniquely you. Stop hating your body, your face, your personality, your flaws, instead – love them, because without all these things, you wouldn’t be you.

So next time you think of beautiful things, don’t forget to count yourself in!


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The Lazy Baker

Lifestyle, parenting and food blog of a young married mother. Enquiries: thelazybaker@hotmail.com

14 thoughts on “I Need to be Skinnier. Love Myself.”

  1. I really am not confident at all, I’m trying so hard to lose weight but I KNOW I should love myself whatever size I am. I am working on it. Your post is beautifully written and has made me feel a little better/inspired me, thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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  2. I lost 10kg while I was pregnant (severe sickness until I delivered at 38 weeks) and I STILL got stretch marks/saggy skin/all the ‘good’ things! The main thing is just to remember frequently that you are growing a human being and it is SO worth it! Try and be kind to yourself x

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