Weight and self-image
by, 06-21-2012 at 09:23 PM (412 Views)
Well, I'm having issues with my weight again. Of course, I'm only 4 weeks post-partum so that makes it harder. I was originally 105-110. After Owen was born in 2006 I never got back down there again - I was around 120 and it crept up to 125. Now, 4 weeks after Oliver I'm at 134 and NONE of my pre-Oliver clothes fit. It's really frustrating to be close to pre-pregnancy weight, but not there. I'm also struggling with some major hurdles to working on weight loss - I'm breastfeeding, so I can't really do a lot of calorie restriction. My c-section is healing more slowly, so I can't do major exercise. So I'm just generally upset at the situation and mad that I really can't do a whole lot to fix it.
So my self-image is taking a huge hit with this. I'm not quite sure how to counter it. I've been trying to be better about taking care of beauty stuff - skin care, my nails, my hair, makeup so that I can feel pretty but it's really tough when the only clothes I fit into are grubby sweats and shirts with holes. I don't want to buy anything because I'll be going back to work soon and need to fit into my work clothes.