I know that most won't understand this, but you all will.
I had a baby approx 13 weeks ago. Before I got pregnant, I was 145 pounds at 18% body fat. Now, I am 134 pounds with 23% body fat (skin calipers). I realize that it's an attachment to numbers, but I just hate the way I look right now.
My boyfriend, (I think he felt he was being supportive), said to me, "You're getting pretty slender, I can see the bones on your pelvis."
Those bones used to have a nice layer of muscle over them. Now, I just look bony.
I'm very grateful that I've lost the excess weight from the pregnancy. And I'm grateful that my belly looks relatively slender again. But the breastfeeding seems to be taking a lot out of me, and I'm becoming more slender than I want to be.
I'm eating everything in sight, I just spent $200 on food. So it's not like I'm starving myself.
And as much as he's trying to be supportive, I KNOW that my boyfriend likes me a little "fuller" looking.
So over all, while I am trying hard to focus on the positives... it kind of hurts me a little when well-meaning people tell me, "You're so slender for having just had a baby!" I just smile and thank them, because I know they don't mean what it feels like when they say it, which is, "Oh, look at all the muscle you've lost!"
No question or anything, I guess. I'm just rambling to people that I hope will understand where I'm coming from, since it's so "wrong" in "normal" circles for me to feel this way.
Thread: I'm getting too thin.