Anyone else have trouble getting thier pre-baby body back.... even after a few years? My son was 9lb. 9oz. and I'm 5'1 and I gained WAY too much weight (60lbs.!) during the pregnancy. My OB thinks I may have torn my abdominal muscles, so my stomach looks like a deflated baloon or a kangaroo pouch (sorry, TMI) even after 2 years. I was always told that after the baby comes, breastfeeding is the sure-fire way to bounce right back after birth, and still I'm 15 pounds away from my prebaby weight! I've always struggled with my weight but my stomach is ridiculous.
I was 110 before baby, 139 at delivery. By the time he was one year old I was 105 lbs and a size 00. I'm 5 ft 1 in.
Now 5 years later I put on weight and got up to 135. Now I'm down to 128, but really having a difficult time getting back to 110.
Exactly! If I wasn't going to have more kids soon, I'd be maxing out a credit card on a tummy tuck tomorrow. It's the most depressing thing ever. I got pregnant at 18 and I was the skinniest I'd ever been and I loved the way I looked and then 2 years later, I still hate being naked in front of my husband. Self conscious is an understatement here!
Oh my gosh! More power to you! But they tell you up and down that when you're pregnant, you're "eating for two" so who wouldn't get that extra dessert at dinner? No other time will you be able to eat the most fattening things in the world and not be looked at like "damn... girl needs to go on a diet."
I gained 100pounds with the twins! never, never, never again!
with my son i gained only 23lbs, but i walked literally every day til i gave birth.... after i gained 15lbs. hes two now and my daughter is 10 months old but with her i would gain weight one week and the next be back down. I am now 25lbs over weight, im 5'6" and 182lbs. i dont look my weight but my body is defintly taking its toll with the weight.
im right there with ya. im almost 10 months postpardum and i try to remind myself that it hasnt even been a year but im only 20 and i see my friends in their little bikinis and i wanna choke em lol. i gained 70 lbs with my son so i know exactly what you mean. i had a c section though. he was 8 lbs 2 oz and i got stuck at 5 cm. i still dont have feeling below my belly button to my scar so its extremely weird feeling. not to mention i have stretch marks up to my eyeballs just about lol. im 10 lbs from pre baby weight and im stuck. i lost 60 lbs in the first 6 months. but the last 4 months im so stuck. i got from about 134 to 140 and back and forth and back and forth. never under 134 though. its driving me bonkers
Try skin firming creams that contain co-q-10, collagen (spelling?) And elastin. You can also try things that contain caffine (look up bliss brand fat girl slim and love handler), or even plain old cocoa butter. It will take a while to see results, but if you massage for a minute (or until it's absorbed) twice a day, you will get there eventually.
Do keep in mind, though, that creams will work their best when used in conjunction with exercise. There's no such thing as a miracle product that will do all of the work for you, other than surgery.