Baby-Weight Breakthrough
Runner's World SA|October 2018
Baby-Weight Breakthrough

Because every woman should have the confidence to wear exactly what she wants.

Lisa Abdellah

THE WAKE-UP

Even though I’d tried to tuck in my tummy when the picture was taken, I still didn’t like what I looked like in the photograph of me at a function, or how it made me feel. I had no excuse: it had been two years since I had given birth, and I had yet to lose my ‘baby’ weight. My health was deteriorating, because I lacked iron, always felt tired, and suffered from painful gallstones. But the ultimate wake-up call came in the form of a hurtful comment from a friend: “I’m not usually friends with fat people, but I’m making an exception for you because I love you.”

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October 2018