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Weighing In: Mistaken Maternity

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Mistaken Maternity: When considering if it's baby or fat, always go with fat.

One of the things about my weight loss goals is to look less pregnant. You can tell from the picture that I seem to be carrying my excess weight in my lower abdominal region, which could lead people who don’t know me to assume that i’m pregnant. Last night, my worst weight nightmare came true. Some lay patted my belly and asked when I was expecting number three.

How do you even respond to that? I responded by saying “well, I’m not, but thanks.”

I felt defeated. After all of the working out, eating, right avoid carbs and just trying to get more activity, I’m still being mistaken as pregnant. What is going on with my body?

My mom was with me when this happened and afterward she said that she was going to compliment me on how much thinner I was looking and that she could tell a difference. I’m not sure if she was trying to make me feel better or what.

This is not the first time this topic has come up. I’ve had some family members inquire about my bun-in-the-oven status in recent months, prompting me to take some serious action. i’ve had two babies already and while I lost most of the weight after nursing, I’ve battled some tough stuff this year. I’m on and off medication that can cause weight gain. I gained weight. That is no lie. I guess when a 30-year-old chick gains some weight and she already has a couple of kids and is really undecided about a third, people assume that the extra weight is another offspring waiting to happen.

But for the future–Don’t assume. Or if you do, do it quietly and to yourself because someone like me might be just trying to work off some extra cupcakes and a few too many Snickers bars that they ate over the summer.


2 thoughts on “Weighing In: Mistaken Maternity

  1. Wow, I am baffled that this happened to you. You DO NOT look pregnant at all! You look great. F-those people who think otherwise.

    And, for the record, I definitely still look preggers! I also lost the weight immediately, but it has come back. ‘Tis the curse of a woman I suppose. Do not let it bring you down. You are beautiful AND a great mom! 🙂

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