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February 20, 2007


Mrs. Chicken

You expressed exactly how I feel. Exactly. I have the same problem. Exactly. Whew. I am not alone!


Ditto for me, too. I'm still about 15 pounds more than I want to be and have this saggy stomach that I need to get rid of. But like you, my energy is fine, my BMI is within range, and I don't have any major weight issues. Just uncomfortable in my own skin.

Mrs. Chicky

Me too. No one is going to accuse me of being overweight but I could certainly stand to lose five pounds. And tone up. And stop eating donuts and Girl Scout cookies. But I don't write about it because I don't want people to get the wrong idea.

Now if you don't mind I'm going to go polish off that box of Peanut Butter Patties.

Lady M

I'd also like to lose a few pounds. Like you, it's not a weight problem - it's wanting to be just a little more fit. Darn those Valentine chocolates, calling from the cupboard.


We must be on the same wavelength - I have been feeling this way (both about the extra few pounds and about feeling weird regarding writing about it).

Sarah (In the Trenches of Mommyhood)

Couldn't have said it better myself. I don't remember really liking my body. Ever. Even pre-3-kids when I could nonchalantly wear a bikini, I was never all "I love my body!" And now what I wouldn't do to have that pre-kid body back...to maybe appreciate it a bit more. It's a fact--if you have straight hair, you wish it was curly, if you have big boobs, you wish they were small....and vice versa.


I wouldn't beat myself up over being stressed about it--I mean, you don't live in a bubble. How can we not feel bad about ourselves--even if it's only ten pounds--with the bombardment of messages we get over what is a "healthy" or beautiful (and therefore valued) body?

I am about 15lbs overweight, and post baby I have some serious spare tires still going on. Like you, I am trying to accentuate the positive and not stress over it. And cake is OK! (just not all the time). I do have to say that pilates works wonders. it sucks all sorts of wobbly bits in (even if you don't lose weight).

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