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Monique (51): I didn't dare to go to the pool with my daughters for a long time for fear of shame |  Stories behind the news

Monique (51): I didn’t dare to go to the pool with my daughters for a long time for fear of shame | Stories behind the news

Do you feel as small/big as you?

“How should you feel when you’re 51 years old? I find it difficult. However, I think I don’t feel my age, both physically and mentally. In the past, that was different. My children were born by caesarean section, so I opened my stomach twice from side to side. It was I have quite a few complications after that.For example, in 2015 my abdominal wall ruptured, causing my intestines to break through. It was dying. The tissue under my belly button also suffered greatly. A mat has now been put in and fortunately I no longer have it Since then I feel fitter, only my stomach does not look like this. I did not dare to go to the pool with my daughters for a long time, because I was ashamed. I have now lost 18 kilograms and I am planning to have a tummy tuck. My figure will never be the same Others, but that’s OK. I especially want to get rid of that extra skin. Surgery is still pending, so I bought a tankini for this summer.”

Do you have a beauty secret?

“Sure, I quit smoking 13-14 years ago. I also drink in moderation and protect my skin well from the sun. I also go to plastic surgery every six weeks. It is important that you keep tickling yourself now and then. I hope to prevent skin aging with this. Genes The good ones are also important. My mom is in her 80s and is only now starting to look like a wrinkled berry. I hope I am completely lucky!”

Do people appreciate you at the right age?

“I’m always considered a lot younger. This is probably also due to the age of my kids (12 and 9). People still use that as a frame of reference and I was in my late thirties when I was pregnant with my first daughter. I’ve always wanted kids, but it wasn’t My life’s purpose is never. I first wanted to have fun and live.”

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What do you like most about yourself?

“My look, radiates the joy of life and conviviality. It makes my eyes sparkle. I think that’s what makes someone special. You can be the most beautiful woman in the world, but if you don’t have personality, then nothing. I’ve recently become single and now start dating again.” I mostly get compliments on my looks from dates.”

What are you least happy about?

“My extra skin, it doesn’t stretch well. I’ve lost a lot of weight and because of that I now have a lot of extra skin. Not only do I have this problem in my stomach but my backside as well. On the inside of my legs I have a kind of turkey breast. When I look back In the mirror, I see an old woman’s ass. It’s a pity, but I’m afraid it’s not possible to train against it. I’m also not ready to go to a plastic surgeon for it.”

Are you where you wish you were?

“Life seems different than I imagined ten years ago. My ex-husband and I recently divorced. Because of the tense housing market, I had to live in the attic for three quarters of the year. This divorce made the transition less difficult for the children, but it remained difficult. Mama was always there, but she It also caused a lot of stress and frustration. I now have my own home, but now I’m on the couch alone every two weeks. Then my daughters sleep with their dad. I imagine my life differently, but at the same time I also feel in everything that it’s the best option. I’m much happier and I have Now is also the time to develop myself.”

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What makes you young?

“My children and inquisitive nature. I want to learn something new every day. If I don’t understand something, I will go straight to Wikipedia. It has brought me a lot, but it is also a dilemma; I want a lot at once.”

Do you have a life lesson?

Try to turn the negative into something positive. Do you feel frustrated? Grab your shoes or bike and go there. You may meet nice people and gain new insights. Seize the day, the sun rises behind the clouds.”

Do you also want to be in this department? We are still looking for a nice female in her 30’s. Especially also if you are 50, 60 or older. As long as you are comfortable in your own skin! Send an email with your name, phone number, motivation, and two current photos (vertical and total) to [email protected]