As I was walking towards the parking lot, our F & B Director approached me. “Mitch, tell me your secret?” I said “Huh? Secret?” He smiled and said, “most of the mothers who have just given birth are fat, but you, after getting married and having a baby, you are so blooming.” I smiled back at him and said “I have to make sure that my husband doesn’t go anywhere/anyone”. Hahaha! He laughed and said “better stay that way”.

Anyway, left photo was a take a year before I got married. I was skinny, I would say… Sabi nila, mahipan lang ako ng hangin, tumba na hahaha! I guess, it’s the hair also. I had this boycut kasi dati.

And right photo was just taken last month. Medyo nagkalaman na kasi ako, that’s the difference at mukha na akong babaeng tunay bcoz I have grown my hair. Some would say, madami na daw lumaki sa akin hahaha! I just take them as compliments. I really don’t mind. It’s all in the mind and in the bad eyes hehehe! As long as my husband loves me and my fats (I know some would say I’m exaggerating at sasabihin na naman na di naman ako mataba), I don’t care at all. Pero minsan nakakapag-isip din ako na mahirap din palang mag-gain ng weight. Dati when I shop for my clothes, I don’t even have to go to the fitting room to check. I’ll just have to request for the smallest size, and that’s it, I’m done! Pero ngayon huwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Kelangan ng mag-size M or fall in the queue and try the clothes on.

But as I have said, it doesn’t matter at all. It’s all in the mind. If you think you are sexy, you are sexy. Wala na silang magagawa dun hahaha!

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.