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    I guess now I'll run down to the local shops in trackies and no makeup, whereas I never would have done that before. I still wash and curl my hair most days and wear make up.

    I am completely hopeless with exercise and wish I could get the motivation to go back to my pole dancing classes! But I started getting lazy with that before I got pregnant, so can't blame the baby

    I'm 4kgs heavier than when I got pregnant (that's a fair bit when you're as little as me). I still don't weigh much because that's just my body shape but I am struggling - I don't fit into many of my old clothes properly and I just can't stop shovelling junk food in my mouth. I'm not gaining weight and everyone keeps saying "oh you've done really well since your baby is only 4 months old" but I know that's rubbish because I haven't lost any weight since 2 weeks after I had her
    If I'm really honest, I really want to get back into my old clothes but I'm scared to start really watching what I eat because I had an eating disorder for many years. I know the sorts of things that trigger it for me and I'm worried it'll happen again

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    To my own standards, yes. I wouldnt go as far to say im a walking slob. Its more the little things. Legs arent always hair free, make up only on kindy drop off days, trackies to the supermarket. The last 3 days have been home days so no bra, same trackies for 3 days straight, hair feels like a birds nest, wet clothes have been in the washer for 2 days....rewashed twice, lol.

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    Default have you let yourself go (since having a baby)?

    If i were a controversial poster-

    No.
    You people disgust me.
    Your poor husbands.

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    I take offence at the term women "let themselves go". Why should women have to shave/put on make up etc?
    My husband is now fat and bald, but you don't hear men discussing how they've let themselves go! We need to support each other.

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    Nope.

    I've never been one to care much about how I look. I actually think that's a good thing. I'm probably more interested in clothes/hair etc. now than I ever was when I was younger, not that I dress up often.

    I've never intentionally exercised, but I'd be a lot more active these days than I used to be.

    As for sex...I'm struggling to see what this has to do with 'letting yourself go'! Our sex life is better than ever. I think as we've gotten older, we've gotten better at figuring out what works for each of us and at having more empathy for each other.

    ETA: And hairy legs? HAH. Same as I've always been. I'll shave if I feel like it, but that's anywhere from once every couple of weeks to once every few months.

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    Yes yes I have. I'm 4 kg heavier than when I got pregnant (I'm small and used to be super fit so it's quite noticeable) and don't have the energy / motivation to do my hair etc. I also CBF going clothes shopping with a baby in tow so don't or otherwise I'll grab something quickly without trying it on and half the time it looks stupid on me.
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    I'm getting married in 8 weeks and about 8 weeks ago I saw a photo of myself and was in shock. I didn't recognise myself, I wasn't the me I wanted to be. So I started working out and 'dieting' (first time I've dieted in my life!). I've only lost 1 kg so far but I'm much more toned and fitter. I'm also putting DD in daycare an extra this week when I'm not working and going to get a massage and botox. Even if I look the same to everyone else i will feel better about myself and maybe it will help kick my labito which has been lacking lately.

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    Default have you let yourself go (since having a baby)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Renn View Post

    As for sex...I'm struggling to see what this has to do with 'letting yourself go'! Our sex life is better than ever. I think as we've gotten older, we've gotten better at figuring out what works for each of us and at having more empathy for each other.
    For me it does play a role.
    If I don't feel "sexy" I'm less inclined to be in the mood.
    And I know it does negatively effect my husband as if I've got hairy legs/trackie pants on it's less likely to put him in the mood too as opposed to a sexy outfit. And it makes him sad I'm not putting in an effort to please him. Not that he's ever out and out said that, but yeah, when I let myself go it really has a negative impact on our sex life.

    ETA: and if I haven't showered that day I don't dh near me in case I smell lol
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    Yes and no. Pre DS1 I was 65kg post I went down to 56kg (messy divorce and dv). Took me 5 yrs to get back to 65kg. I was fit as a fiddle and could at a 3 pack in my abdomin. Then ds2 came along, a lot of issues with the pregnancy which saw me having to cease all exercise except at work walking around. Bed Ridden from end of 32+3 wks. Basically I sat on my butt. Today 9.5months later I still weigh 70kgs down from 82kgs when he was born via cs at 37+2. My recovery has been crap and this child is sooooo much more work then my first leaving me no energy for myself. I have rejoined the gym but for the last month I haven't been. Lapo surgery gone wrong which has seen me with a stent from my kidney to my bladder and I'm not allowed to go to the gym. Light walking only. I also love my food sooo much and I don't have stress to help take the weight away. I think when I'm back at work mid June the weight will slowly subside off me again

    My hair lives in a pony tail and I rarely have make up unless I want to go out for lunch which rarely happens.

    S@x what is that lmao. That's an effort and dp would agree. He drives around 4 hours a day to different job sites with his employees. We go to bed put our heads on the pillow and are sleeping within minutes until the tornado wakes up a few hours later

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    At the moment, with DD at 9 weeks it is an unequivocal yes. I'm exhausted. DD screams most of the day, and DS hates the noise so he screams a lot too, and I am lucky to even get a chance to go to the loo. I shower in the evening once DH is home. I generally try to make sure my hair is semi-presentable in the mornings. I usually straighten it, but since it is humid and the post partum hair loss has already started I'm not doing it daily any more. And quite frankly I can put on a full face of make up in less than half the time it takes me to do something simple with my hair. My clothes are limited because I still have 4kg left to lose (I know it doesn't sound like a lot, but I only put on 11kg, and I was only 48kg pre-pregnancy, so it is actually quite a bit), and I can't wear what I would have normally worn pre-kids, because it is too dressy for everyday wear up here, and too expensive for kids to put their dirty hands on or puke on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    For me it does play a role.
    If I don't feel "sexy" I'm less inclined to be in the mood.
    And I know it does negatively effect my husband as if I've got hairy legs/trackie pants on it's less likely to put him in the mood too as opposed to a sexy outfit. And it makes him sad I'm not putting in an effort to please him. Not that he's ever out and out said that, but yeah, when I let myself go it really has a negative impact on our sex life.

    ETA: and if I haven't showered that day I don't dh near me in case I smell lol
    Same here.

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    I don't know so much if it was having children that has caused the decline in my efforts towards my appearance, or the fact that I went from living in the trendy inner-city to living in a bogan town where it was commonplace to wear PJs to the shops..?

    I never lowered my standards that far, but I certainly relaxed a lot more over time and don't put in nearly as much effort as I used to. DH doesn't seem to mind though and tells me I'm sexy all the time...but he does need new glasses 😅


 

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