My name is Amanda. I’m 24 years old, married for 5 years, and a mother of a beautiful 2 year old little boy. I have been very self conscious since probably the first 4 months during pregnancy. I gained a tremendous amount of weight. I am 5’4 – 5’5.and went from 135 to 193! I may have weighed more than that by the time I delivered though. After I had my son, I was severely depressed and hated my body. I didn’t want to leave my house, or be seen by anyone. I had stretch marks, huge thighs, big butt, you name it, I had it all. My weight did not just “fall off”.People were always commenting on my weight and it made me even more depressed, although I’m sure they didnt realize that they were truly hurting my feelings. I forgave them, but I used their words as my motivation. It was time to get serious!! So about 4 or 5 months ago, I started dieting and exercising. Zumba videos online daily, crunches, side bends, squats etc. and here I am now..2 years later.. Im feeling ALOT better.. I am now down to 131 pounds(a little less than pre-pregnancy) YAY My hips are bigger, and my body has changed quite a bit from pre-pregnancy, and Im much curvier.BUT I am learning to LOVE my new body everyday
1st pic- me, front view, 2 years postpartum
2nd pic- side view, 2 years postpartum
3rd pic- me 2 weeks, post partum. Had only lost about 10 pounds at this point.
4th pic- me pre-pregnancy, with clothes
5ht pic- me, 2 years post-partum, with clothes