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I have to ask...

What are you wearing? I'm starting back to school next week and I'm trying to find clothes. I'm def not back to my pre-pregnancy figure and I can't go back wearing Nick's clothes like I have been for the last 2 months.

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Ugh. The same ill fitting outfits on rotation. Nothing fits yet and I don't want to wear maternity clothes any more. I feel so nasty at this weight. But, I did lose 5 pounds in the last two weeks.

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Yeah, I'm feeling pretty crap myself. I have one pair of non-maternity shorts that I bought (and where I am it is and will be shorts weather until December), and one skort. Both are actually too big for me- but I wear them with a belt. But they are not really too big, but I guess like Jubilee said, just really ill fitting. I am wearing a lot of just t-shirts these days. Like, I bought a 5 pack of men's white v-neck t-shirts and I wear them nearly every day. I also have some nursing shirts that I wear when I'm out. They are comfortable, but clearly the companies that make these shirts assume women will only be wearing such things directly postpartum- so they are cut in the same way as pregnancy shirts with all the extra fabric in the belly. Well, like I said, comfortable- BUT, it emphasizes that fact that I'm still quite round there, and frankly just makes me look that much worse. Sad

We went out on Friday night and I spent 45 minutes digging through my closet looking for something that would make me feel just a little dressed up. After ending up nearly in tears, I just put on my same old shorts and a shirt, and settled for some make-up as a "feel good" tool. Sad

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I'm with you Mara. I too spent like an hour in my closet before a date with my husband and came out with nothing cute or sexy to wear- nothing fit! ugh. Makeup does help, some...
I'm also very involved in my husband's command at work as a volunteer liaison, which means I have to dress professionally several times a month to give a speech or represent our sailors, etc. In July I had three such appointments and had nothing smart to wear. I felt so gross :/
At least you're working out more seriously than I. It will pay off!

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I'm wearing mostly dresses.....I'm back to work, but still not in my regular clothes.

I bought a new pair of shorts a size up from my normal and a denim skirt.

But truly, I mostly am in dresses. They are very forgiving, will fit even when I lose these last ten pounds, and look better than the ill fitting tees that I was wearing.

And Mara, I totally agree. The nursing tanks that I bought do NOT help the mid section....but they are so much easier to access the girls in. Tis hard to win!

I also got my hair cut and colored-- that helped my confidence!

Good luck going back to school. I hope it is a smooth transition for you.

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"boilermaker" wrote:

But truly, I mostly am in dresses. They are very forgiving, will fit even when I lose these last ten pounds, and look better than the ill fitting tees that I was wearing.

Me too! But I only have two. Sad I broke down and bought a pair of jeans. It's soooooooooooo hard to see all my clothes I love that I cant wear. And may never again.

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Same as the rest of you. Mostly in tanks or t-shirts, I haven't gone back to work yet (in the office) so I'm usually looking pretty sloppy. I am below pre-pregnancy weight by 4 pounds but my body is completely different so nothing fits right. I start back at the office in two weeks (PT) and picked up a few new dressy shirts today, my sister just lost a bunch of weight so she's giving me her bigger jeans!

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I bought a couple pairs of jeans on sale from old navy in an embarrassing size, I'm actually hoping they're too big so I'll feel a little better about myself. Blum 3 I can shimmy into my prepreg jeans but I look ridiculous with my bum busting out. I can't wait for sweater season. Smile

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"boilermaker" wrote:

I also got my hair cut and colored-- that helped my confidence!

A new 'doo is a great idea! I heard shorter hair makes you look slimmer and more "put together."

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Just remember as well, "an embarrassing size" for you is probably a dream size for some of us. I know it's really all about how YOU feel, but, a little perspective never hurt anyone. I know I'm not in the shape I'd like to be in, but it could be a LOT worse.

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Well before this pregnancy, I was 130 pounds and thought I was super fat (I'm only 5'2", but pretty muscular).... now I'm 150 pounds and can't believe that I was so skinny just a year ago. I hope to get back there. As for now... I ended up buying new jeans because the weight isn't coming off (size 12 petite)... so that's where I'm at.