Now I am the first to admit that I am slightly obsessed with loosing weight, especially since having DJ. I am always thinking about what I eat and trying to get in exercise where I can. I am not happy with my body, even though the scales say I am the same weight I was before I got pregnant. I still feel huge. I know I am not alone in saying this. All of my friends who have had babies, look fab, in fact they look slimmer now then before they had the baby, but every single one of them will say " I need to loose more weight, look at my tummy"
Before I had DJ I actually wanted to slap them. Now I think the same thing about myself. But I actually see it in the mirror. Isn't this the same way anorexics think? They look in the mirror and see something completely different than what everyone else sees. I do believe that some women, including myself think the same way they do.
They actually believe that they are huge and need to loose more weight.
Celebrity mums are a prime example. ALmost all of them are far skinnier now than before their babies were born. Going back to my good old friend Gisele Bundchen, (pictured here on a beach in Miami yesterday) I think she has gone too skinny.
I ve always loved her body, but now I think she has gone too far.
Another celebrity who lost a lot of weight after the birth of her first biological baby is Angelina Jolie,
She is constantly criticized about her weight and she said in a 2007 interview with OK magazine " Having a baby really takes it out of you, they take all your nutrients, I know I need to take better care of myself" She was pictured on a movie set 5 months after looking incredibly waif like.
I know that if you ask any woman if she is happy with her body, baby or not, she will tell you something she is not happy with.
The funniest quote I read recently was from Jessica Alba who said "“My breasts are saggy, I’ve got cellulite, my hips are bigger.” after the birth of her baby.. UM REALLY JESSICA... ARE YOU MAD.. She is one girl I would like to slap!
But I do think that there is something that happens to a woman's brain after having a baby, that her self image gets altered.
I'd love to know if there actually was a medical condition for this?
What ever the reason is, I think we all need to be a little kinder to our selves, and try to see our selves through the eyes of the people that love us, through our babies eyes, because they will love us no matter what..
Be healthy and happy people..