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My Story (Korin)

July 11, 2011

Hi, My name is Korin. Im 24 years old. Mother of 3.

I used to be tiny, athletic, and very in tuned with my weight before I had children. Before I got pregnant with my Birthdaughter, I was 5’5″, 130lbs, very muscular as I was in dance all through High School. I was 16 when I had her, weighing in at 178lbs before delivery, stretched out, scars everywhere. I was extremely self concious afterwards. Alot of it had to do with the fact that I gave her up for adoption, and that I had no baby to go along with the stretch marks. I stayed in dance throughout school and was able to get down to a healthy 145.

At the Age of 20, I gave birth to my son. With that pregnancy, I managed to put a whopping 75lbs on my 5’5″ frame. I also stretched out even more, what I thought was not possible…

After having him I got into a nice work out regimin and got back down to 155lbs. And had to be satisfied with that, because no more weight was dropping off…

Then at the age of 23 I gave birth to my Daughter. Not only was I super picky the whole pregnancy about my weight, I am even worse now afterwards. Luckily I couldnt stretch any more, but I did get back up to 200lbs..

Now Im 6 months post partum and having the hardest time with my weight by far. I have been breastfeeding exclusively, and that has helped me get into my pre pregnancy jeans.. but I have this stubborn flat tire around my waist that I cannot get rid of. I want to have surgery so bad just to get rid of it.. but I do not have the money. I am stuck at 165lbs. i seemed to have an extra 10lbs per kid attached to me… sigh

I know, I should appreciate the fact that I am not super obese, and am a healthy mother of three… but its quite hard when all I want to do is be happy with my body, and not beat myself up over it.

Thank you for reading.

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7 Responses to “My Story (Korin)”

  1. amber h Says:
    July 11th, 2011 at 9:28 am

    you and i are two alike… i posted blessed and tortured—

    you look great!! 3 kids thats awesome! keep up the breastfeeding and cardio… i have days where i hate how i look and other days where i think imma MILF… lol. Stay strong!

  2. mjs Says:
    July 11th, 2011 at 10:01 am

    congrats on your family! kudos to you for giving your first child up for adoption its a beautiful thing to do and the most selfless act a mother can do for her child. i too have 3 kiddos and a “flat tire” and stretchies everywhere :( i just had #3 8 weeks ago and only gained 15lbs with him but still have the reamining 30-40 i gained with the 2nd that i cant get rid of. i just started “insanity” today so im hoping it works! i think you look amazing in your preggo pics you belly is adorable and your post preggos are just as good you look perfect like a mother should!!

  3. Mel Says:
    July 11th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    You were a stunning pregnant chick and a beautiful Mommy! I love breast feeding pic. Something that is near and dear to my heart.

  4. L Says:
    July 12th, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Wow you look amazing. Your a beautiful woman! Your pics are awesome I don’t even notice the weight really.. self confidence is hot not the # on the scale…

  5. Lily Says:
    July 12th, 2011 at 9:47 am

    You look beautiful, and the photos with your children are absolutely precious.

  6. Carlos Says:
    July 25th, 2011 at 5:41 am

    You are a beautiful mother and you have been blessed with 3 beautiful children. Thank you for choosing life, and giving that child a chance to live, if even through adoption! :)

    Please don’t focus on your weight. I know it’s easy to fall into the media trap and think you need to be ultra-skinny in order to be beautiful. You’re perfect just the way you are… please believe me!

  7. Brianna Says:
    September 23rd, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I honestly would like to say that you and I are similar. I was small and petite before I had my first two. After having them and now being in my third pregnancy, I have stayed a constant 155-165 afterwards which is a very hard thing to accept. I think you look so beautiful and those beautiful children are so lucky to have you as their mother!

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