I’d like to be listed as anonymous, and not have my pictures used anywhere but for the purpose of this site, please. ;) You can share my story and the pictures on your website, though. Just please don’t list my name or use the pictures anywhere else. Thanks so much.
My kids are ten and six. Before I had my son, I weighed 115 pounds (eek – but I was nineteen). When I went in to deliver him, I weighed 198 pounds. That’s my heaviest weight. I didn’t think the stretch marks would ever go away.
When I had my daughter, I weighed about 145. When I went in with her, I was somewhere in the 180’s (I didn’t pay as much attention the second time around – it didn’t seem as important ;)
My weight now is 153, and I’m working on losing another ten pounds or so, which is a healthy weight for me. My stretch marks are mostly on my upper thighs, and they’re almost invisible. I have a few on my breasts, but nothing too much.
I’m usually okay in my clothes. I feel confident, etc. But when I’m undressed, I feel very insecure. I’m constantly sucking my stomach in – I think you can see the “suck-in” line on one of these pictures! I decided to take these wearing my jeans because that’s what hangs over the edge and makes me most uncomfortable.
Luckily, my husband doesn’t care one whit, and tells me I’m sexy. I never believe him – but I’m trying to get to that point.
Thanks for making this site – it’s such a relief to see women like me.
Thank you thank you thank you. :)