Just kidding, but seriously here....
I'm skinny, I know.
Then I got married to that wonderful man.
But I seriously and HONESTLY was certainly happy with my weight. I was at a weight that I was comfortable with and didn't feel skinny or fat. I felt average. Content. When people said, "You must be a size zero." I could honestly reply, "Nope! Not in years." And for some of you that might hurt. That might sound weird. But for someone who was always picked on for being small, maybe you can relate?
So there I was....super content with my figure. My hubby was okay with my figure. All was fine.
I had gained 50 pounds while pregnant.
Nothing fit. I was wearing Jon's t-shirts around the house. Nothing was comfortable. None of my maternity jeans fit. Nothing.
Then I had precious Ellie.
Oh, dear precious Ellie.
And my heart melted....
WHO CARES??? Gained 20, 50, or 100...I had my precious baby girl in my arms!!! At last! After hours of no sleeping, throwing up, nothing staying down, nothing moving because so much discomfort....I had my baby girl!
So even though I have 10, maybe 12 pounds yet to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight...that does NOT mean I will look like what I did before I was pregnant. My skin does not look the same, my body does not feel the same, but neither is my heart. And it will NEVER change.
Because being a Mom is the best gift ever.
And I can weigh in on THAT! :)
*You can find Mary, the new mom eating yummy snacks through out the day. Because who cares about her weight? She knows she needs energy and love for her family.