I don’t even know what to say about this piece that the UK Daily Mail wrote, which a college sorority sister forwarded to me (thanking me for speaking about about something many pregnant women feel and fear but don’t speak about).
Here are the stone-cold facts, straight from the horse’s mouth.
1) My blog is not — and never was — a pregorexia blog.
2) I never experienced pregorexia. While I feared gaining weight while pregnant, I canned all the disordered behaviors long before I was pregnant. I was in a good place when I got pregnant (over a year recovered). I did what I needed to do and gained a healthy 25 lbs for my baby — and have since lost all but 4.4 lbs. I gained in a healthy manner, and have lost in a healthy manner. I’m proud of that.
3) The emotional eating the detail in there – which, in Kate’s piece is explained as triggered by the genetic testing (all true) – seems as though it was a relapse into disordered eating vs. stress-eating that most humans do from time to time.
4) I never authorized anyone to use those pictures of me and Maya. I’m heart-broken. I realize they’re on the internet for all to see … but on my blog, my space … not pulled without warning.
This sensationalized story makes it sound like I was disordered during my pregnancy, restricting, etc. None of those things are true and it’s hurtful. VERY hurtful.
I guess this is one of the downsides of opening yourself up to the world … you can get slapped when people misinterpret your words or use poetic license with Kate’s. Her piece was researched and strategic. This … was just sensational!
So glad I will see my mom in Indiana tonight … I need the kind of hug only a mom can provide.