The day that picture was taken I was really tired, on my period, bloated, and I have gained a little extra weight recently. I felt really fat and blah like in my drawing above. So I put a huge black dress on instead of the cute Betsey Johnson dress I bought and had planned to wear that day. My husband told me I looked horrible in the black dress and that I should wear something else. I didn’t have many options so I wore the tight Betsey Johnson dress anyway. Once I put it on I felt really good because Betsey Johnson clothes always makes me feel fabulous.
When I looked at the pictures that were taken I photo-shopped them to make myself look thinner and have a flatter belly because I do look pregnant in the pictures. But before I posted the pictures I changed my mind.
Why did I change my mind when I have the tools to make myself have a flat belly? Because I want to set a good example for my daughter.
See I am human and my weight fluctuates. When I gain extra weight it goes right to my belly. I also have bad posture. I try to stand correctly but when I am tired (say from flying cross country with a crying baby) I forget and slouch. I enjoy working out and eating healthy but sometimes I don’t have the time to because I have a life and people thought I was pregnant when I was on my period even when I was a bulemic size 0. So really all the hot yoga in the world can’t stop people from making comments. Also, I don’t know why I am even trying to justify this because because you know whose weight doesn’t fluctuate? Dead People.
I don’t want my daughter to ever feel ashamed of or that she needs to hide her body because it’s not perfect. The only way I know how to do that is by example. So if I feel like wearing a Betsey Johnson dress I will wear one even if I am not looking my best because you know what? Wearing fun clothes makes me feel glam and it doesn’t matter how you look on the outside it matters how you feel about yourself.
Besides this is a blog about a real mom, with a real daughter, a real husband, and a real dog. If you want to look at perfect photo-shopped bodies there are tons of other magazines and blogs you can read. So please read them because he would be upset if I shared this but Freckles has gained some weight now that Princess A has learned how to sneak him food. So if he looks like he is bigger in some of the pictures on my blog don’t worry he isn’t pregnant.
And really who cares? There are so many other things that are way more important than the fat on my stomach. Like world peace, AIDS, and the fact that Pluto isn’t considered a planet anymore. I want to raise my daughter to focus on those things because I don’t care what anyone says PLUTO IS A PLANET.