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Site Newbie, 2 Years PP (Lisa J)

My Age: 38
Number of pregnancies and births: 3 Pregnancies, 3 Births
The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 8, 5, and 2.

Hi everyone,
I’m a newbie to the site. After reading many of your amazing stories, I feel compelled to introduce myself and share my story.

My name is Lisa, and I am a 38 year-old mother of three wonderful children (8, 5, and 2). I was never what you might consider to be skinny prior to my pregnancies, but I was quite fit and had very nice curves. Like everyone else here, my pregnancies significantly transformed my body.

After my last child, I took a long, hard look at myself and decided to try to regain my pre-pregnancy form (to the best of my abilities). I was about 80 pounds over-weight and slowly began to lose some weight.
I am very fortunate to be married to a wonderful man who was so supportive in helping me achieve my goals. He helped to motivate me when I was down and wanted to quit dieting, and served as a shoulder to cry on when I was down. I want to say that I love you Scott, and am so thankful to have you in my life.
While my stomach, butt, thighs, and boobs are bigger and not as firm as they used to be, I have finally reached a point where I feel pretty good about my appearance again. All in all, I think that I look pretty good. I am attaching some pictures below, so please be kind.

I hope others may gain strength from my experience, and know that you can get to where you want to be with hard work and patience. I strongly encourage all of you to take as many pictures as possible of yourself along your journey. In retrospect, I did not take as many pictures of myself as I probably should have. Those that I did take served as motivation for me and were extremely helpful in helping me see weight loss results.

in Before Pregnancy, Belly, Breasts, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

10 comments… add one

  • Anna Monday, August 29, 2011, 7:37 am

    You look fantastic! I have only had one child, but look forward to having 3 or more, I can only hope I look as good as you after I do!

  • Sarah Monday, August 29, 2011, 7:54 am

    I can see why you feel great because you look great! I love your pregnancy photos – they are gorgeous! :D

  • Mary V Monday, August 29, 2011, 8:53 am

    Woah!!!!! You look great, your preggo belly is so adorable! Congratulations on taking charge of your health and your three babies!

  • Kelly Monday, August 29, 2011, 9:59 am

    OMG! I LOVE your pregnancy photos!! BEAUTIFUL!! So ripe with life! I like your new body, too. :)

  • Anna Monday, August 29, 2011, 10:09 am

    Oh my you look AMAZING!!! you have much to brag about and much to be proud of! Thank you for sharing your story with us, inspiring!

  • Bryana Monday, August 29, 2011, 5:44 pm

    You have such a beautiful body.
    During pregnancy your body was just as beautiful and gorgeous! You have every right to be proud of your body and what you have accomplished! I only wish I looked half as good as you after my 2 children. Keep feelin’ good, because you damn well deserve it mama!!

  • Shelly Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 6:31 am

    You look beautiful

  • the other leslie Monday, September 5, 2011, 7:52 am

    Your photos are beautiful! I can feel lots of love in the pregnancy photos. I am so glad that you and your husband have such a sense of encouragement and teamwork. I think that can be really rare. Honestly, your new fit photos are a gorgeous as any I’ve ever seen!

  • Maria Friday, September 9, 2011, 9:58 pm

    It makes me cry to think we are so worried about our bodies that we bring stress on ourselves. After 3 surgeries and 2 babies… I have finally come to appreciate my health and my beautiful children… My husband is wonderful and makes me feel like I am the model chick!
    You look amazing and the belly is so beautiful… We have wonderful badges of honor!

  • Mommyto4boys Saturday, September 10, 2011, 3:48 pm

    Beautiful! What an amazing body. Be proud!

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