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Love Being a Mom, Dislike the Body (Brittney)

August 16, 2012

Age:20
1 son, age 15 months.

My name is Brittney, I am 20 years old and have a son who is 15 months old. I found out I was pregnant about a month after I graduated high school and about a week after that, my boyfriend and I moved about four hours away from my hometown to be closed to his family. It was a very difficult move for me. However, I loved being pregnant. I loved the feeling of having something growing inside of me and I loved being able to wear those skin tight shirts to show off my round belly. During my pregnancy, I gained about 30 pounds, which my doctors told me was healthy. (I was 145lbs prepregnancy). I had my son in April of 2011 and it was the greatest day of my life. He is my everything. I have since been a stay at home mom, so my son and I are very close. (Sometimes my husband gets jealous, because he works a lot) I lost my baby weight completely at about two months postpartum, but slowly gained it back through the winter months. About a week ago, I weighed about 160, which is 15 pounds heavier than prepregnancy and I wasnt happy. I would love to comfortably fit into a bikini, but Ive never had the ambition. Ive just started exercising and have started losing a few pounds. I hope to get down to about 135 and be able to tighten up the “muffin top.” Hopefully I can lose some by the end of summer.

The first three pics I have posted are my current body. (Weight 155)
The last pic is my son, age 15 months.

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3 Responses to “Love Being a Mom, Dislike the Body (Brittney)”

  1. april Says:
    August 17th, 2012 at 1:21 am

    I think you look good for having a baby…
    jst woor at it and take it 1 day at a time you will lose the weight!!! I was 125 b4 my daughter and now shes a yr and 3 weeks and im 149lbs I wish I could go back to my prepregnancy weight but my hips are too wide and im thick now :)

  2. Amaris Says:
    August 17th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    You look great! You have that kind of body that I can tell, that just looks good all over. The marks will fade but you don’t have a muffin top. I know it is difficult to accept change in any situation especially your body but believe me when I say that you look great. Pregnancy treated you well.

  3. Brittney Says:
    August 21st, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Thanks to the both of you. I still struggle to lose weight. My fiance can do it just by stating “I want to lose five pounds” and poof its gone. It aggravates me sometimes, but oh well. My stretch marks dont look as bad now because Ive been using tanning lotion. Hopefully I can lose at least a few pounds by May, when we get married. Thanks again guys and I have to say that I believe this website is a Godsend to all the women out there. With all the negative publicity, its good to have some positivity once in a while. :)

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