being a mom
I Lost All My Baby Weight And Now All I Hear Is I’m ‘Too Skinny’
Iâ€™m so, soÂ boredÂ about hearing about women and baby weight loss. Tory Spelling admitted that she lied about how she lost her baby weight. Kim Kardashian is taking selfies of her post-pregnant self. I know that the entire world is continuing to watch Princess Katherineâ€™s shrinking uterus, only so the press can come back at her, saying sheâ€™s now â€œtoo skinny.â€ You know itâ€™s going to happen. It happened to me.
God, how I hate those words, â€œtoo skinny.â€Â I attended an anniversary party recently for a newspaper I used to write for where so many people just had to comment on how I was â€œall skin and bones,â€ and that I was â€œtoo skinny.â€ I was asked, too many times to count, â€œHow did you lose all that weight so quickly?â€ and â€œI canâ€™t believe you had a baby!â€ People were more interested in my body than they were my baby! Frankly, I thought it was all very rude. I think the only thing worse than people watching you lose baby weight, might be actually losing the damn baby weight. â€œNo,â€ I wanted to tell people, â€œIâ€™m not too skinny. My weight is now the exact same as it was before I gained that 70 pounds with my son, who was bornâ€¦FIFTEEN months ago.â€ I felt the same sting after the birth of my daughter 10 years ago. Back then I couldnâ€™t wait to get my pre-body back. It took me exactly six months, eating as little as possible, and working out three times a day to get rid of the 50 pounds I gained with her. And then I was told I was â€œtoo skinny.â€
After my son popped out, I didnâ€™t doubt for a second that I wouldnâ€™t lose that weight. I knew how to lose the baby weight, thanks to my first pregnancy. Again, it took exactly six months to get back to my natural weight. But you canâ€™t win. If you donâ€™t lose the baby weight quickly, then something is wrong with you. If you do lose the baby weight, then something is wrong with you.