(Closed) Mom Bod- thoughts?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
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Busy bee

I think she has a good point about unrealistic self-evaluations affecting the people around.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Our present society will never celebrate

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I actually saved the article to read to my daughter.  It’s so true and very appropriate for younger girls.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Am I being over-sensitive in thinking this is kind of a slam on moms?  Probably, because I’ve got 15 pounds of baby weight to lose, but dude, do we have to label a body with a little extra chub the “mom bod”?  Burn…

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Buzzing Beekeeper

The scary thing is that this is now starting to creep into young mens thinking as well. But what do expect when we still have fashion and beauty industries that shove unrealistic ideals down womens (and now mens) throats. 

You just have to look at holywood to reconfirm what the authour is writing about. Not a size 000 then the only leading role for you is the overweight funny girl. And make sure to not get old looking.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

jennmariee:  that’s a good point. Why does it need a label at all?

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

jennmariee:  I thought the same thing. She’s saying we shouldn’t compare ourselves to other women or say negative things about ourselves because it brings other women around us down, but isn’t that exactly what she’s doing by labeling it the “mom bod” and comparing it to gaining weight and “French fry thighs”? Gee, thanks…

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Maybe we should just stop obsessing over how our own and other people’s bodies look? I like my body, for the most part. I’m a mom. My body looks different than before I had a baby, but why should it look the same? It went through a huge change. My body also looks different than when I was 15 or 25 years old. It looks different than when I was running competitively or when I was lifting weights. It will look different when I’m 40, and when I’m 60. It doesn’t need labels. And I don’t make up stupid descriptions for my legs like “french fry thighs.” 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

jennmariee:  I think it’s meant not as a slam on moms but as a play on the dad bod trend. I suspect the idea is to create gender parity between the terms, since dad bod is such a buzzword right now!

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s a good point, but unless there’s something I’m missing, isn’t this a point which has been made hundreds of times before?

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