Yeah, that's me, at age 20, playing the "Cat" in "Honk!" Smokin' hot. :)
I'm also fat.
So embarrassing. But, yeah, that's me. March, 2011.
Here's my story. Both of my babies were born via C-section. I am physically unable to breast feed. You know how some lucky moms say "the weight just FALLS off" by breast feeding? Yeah, never even got to try that one out. I also have post partum depression. I don't "suffer" from it, it's a part of who I am. Suffer makes it sound like a weakness, I'm not weak. I'm a STRONG woman who is surviving PPD. One of my PPD symptoms, unfortunately, is lack of energy, inability to sleep and emotional eating. I'm not making excuses, I'm stating facts. Couple PPD with 2 kids in 2 years, 2 c-sections in 2 years...well I'm just not the Kate I used to be.
7 days before my son, Trace, was born.
But I'm changing.
You see, excuses allow for weakness and like I said...I'm not weak. I'm a strong woman with a beautiful body. I need to release myself from the guilt I've built up about gaining weight and let my strength shine. I am pledging to do better in my choices and my actions.
Want to read on in my journey? Read on, friends.