You'll probably never get people to stop making comments. Some are jealous, some might be concerned, etc. It's just normal to comment as humans. I got comments and I am "average" but was the youngest at work and had not yet had children, so I probably had one of the better bodies - and it does make you self conscious, like you may have done something wrong, whether or not the comments are positive or negative.
I think what you need to do is "take ownership" of the problem, and in this case you need to choose to not let the comments bother you. (I know, harder to do than say). Also, stand in front of the mirror and name 10 things you like about your body. Then ask your husband/partner to whisper in your ear what he likes about your body - as well as what he simply like about you that is not physical. This will hopefully help your self-esteem and body image.
As others said above, let friends know how they are hurting you with their comments, and with strangers, just let it go.
As long as you know that your are eating healthy, are aproraiately active, and don't have any poisonous habit, then know you don't have to justify yourself to anyone, not even yourself. This should go for people of any size.
Momofahunter; "Maybe they're just jealous."
I would say yes. You are 5'5 with two kids! Of course they are. I am!
Luckily we are starting to see that curvier woman are starting to be seen as sexy. Let's be honest though, thin will always be in, honey.
It's like when you have long hair, then you cut your hair to "Fit in with the trends" Only to have long hair come back in next season and here you are trying to grow out your bangs and it wont happen fast enough.
It takes forever for most woman to loose weight and then ever stay your size, trust me most woman would love to be in your position.
My husband would love for me to have your body! He is obsessed with thin woman with tiny bottoms. And here I am 170 pounds with a decent waist size but HUGE butt! "Butt and all" He loves me, he says. "Sexy is not a size it
s an attitude." And I do not have a sexy attitude but it's okay, cause we both laugh and love eachother.
Learn to love your size and try not to listen to the negitive comments. Like we all said, they are probably jealous.
When I use to weigh 125 at 5'5 the doctor told me that I was at a perfect weight for my height.....so ignore what other people are saying....no matter what there are going to be people who constantly pick at the physical aspects of others.....as long as you are healthy and happy that's all that matters
I call that a supermodel body worry when your twice bigger than your husband.
it's hard not to worry about your weight when people keep pointing it out to you and make it sound like it's a negative thing. you have a body that most women diet continuously to get. I feel that the people who are bugging you about it are jealous of you.
Don't waste the time and energy trying to fix things that aren't broken. I'm about the same height as you but when my son was born, I weighed a whopping 236, he came out at 10 lbs 1 oz. Yes, I had a c-section. In my opinion my doctor sucked, he was very negligent...really just didn't care AT ALL. I really think I went way too long, my son was a week passed due anyway...ANYWAYS. I'm now at about 195...one year later. I grew up thinking I was fat because kids are cruel. I had no idea. Not only did I start getting stretch marks and showing super early, but by the end he was so big that my stomach stretched under the baby and hung... SO with a c-section, ya get cut, and where I got cut, my stomach folds. The hospital also went above and beyond to convince me to breast feed (the whole time I had to "suppliment my son because he wasn't getting enough from me. When I tried to pump, NOTHIN. So pretty much...I deflated my baby feeders for no reason...) DID I MENTION I'm 23? ..and now...single. It's horrifying to think that I will probably never get naked comfortably again..who want's to see that, really? So just be happy with what you have because it could be ALOT worse. Enjoy your time with your children instead of worrying about something that should be embraced! =]
Since around college I have had issue with my weight. I've been 5'6" since I was 18 (I'm now 26 and for some reason have lost 2 inches, the docs are questioning osteoperosis amongst other things.) and before I got pregnant I couln't break 118 lbs no matter what I ate. On one side, it came in handy (I'm an ex model and don't agree with starving or puking), but I felt so unhealthy for years. I started gaining when I got pregnant, and I was so happy when I topped out at 185 lbs. Unfortunately, my weight plummeted to 135 lbs less than two months after having Steven. I was tested and the doctor told me I have hyperthyroidism and possibly Celiac's disease, a form of autoimmune disorder that my family has been dealing with for years. I gained the weight so well with pregnancy because for some reason it has a tendency to supress some autoimmune disorders. I just figured my son was sucking the weight out of me, because my 2.5 month old son weighs 16 lbs!!
That is not a bad weight at all for your height! I have been petite my whole life- I'm 4'11" and weigh 90 pounds, and I've heard all kinds of skinny jokes and short jokes. The only time I weighed over 100 pounds was when I was pregnant! I just ignore any rude comments I get. As long as you are healthy and you know that you're healthy, don't let anyone's ignorance make you feel bad!
Weight is almost irrelevant anyway. It's your body mass index that's important. If you have a BMI in range, nothing to worry about. Eat right, try and get whatever exercise you can and live your life. It's probably more life shortening to be worried about it all the time.
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