PP: 13 months
Well, I just figured I would share with you a pic of my belly, since I have looked at most of yours. I am looking for some honest feedback about my body. With both of my pregnancies I gained a lot of wait in my 6- 7th month. I had horrible morning sickness that couldn’t be controlled without medication. I ended up in the ER with my second for severe dehydration from the vomitting. I would have to drive with a plastic bag handy because it would just keep coming and coming. Very horrible experience. But once I got the meds i was in heaven and able to enjoy the pregnancy. With my first I didnt get any stretch marks until the 7th month and it was a little little one above my belly ring. Then from 8 months to birth I got quite a bit on my belly. It took me about a year and a half to lose all the weight. I was 175 before preggo, trying to lose weight and 220 at delivery. Yea I was a chunker, lol. It took be about a year and a half to lose the weight, I lost 20 lbs immediately after birth, then the rest just gradually came off. I hit a plateau at year 1 and then I started the gym and the rest came off. I was at 155 before I got preggo with number 2 and gained 5 lbs up until month 7, then I sky rocketed to 215 at birth. I didnt get any new stretch marks which was good, but they were a little pink from being re-wounded so to speak. They are all pretty much faded now. I weigh 173 and have hit my famous plateau. My gorgeous son just turned 1 on Dec 11th. So now I have about 18 lbs to go to be pre preggo weight and am struggling. I eat very very well, protein, nuts, berries, fruit, special k, whole wheat/grain, and I exercise about 4-5 days a week now, but nothing is coming off! I lost 1 lb. a little depressing but I’m sticking to it. These are my pics, and be honest!
8 thoughts on “13 mos PP, and 18 lbs to go… (Anonymous)”
We are about in the same situation, I think. I don’t know how tall you are, I’m about 5’5″ and weigh the same amount. Your photo is a little hard for me to see, but it looks like you have a good shape with a pretty well defined waist. I think it’s great that you are eating right and working out, but try to do it for your health, rather than trying to fit some illusory standard out there. You look great, as long as you can fit into most of your clothes and are healthy, I think that’s the standard you should aim for.
Honest? Okay, so you have little pooch and maybe some smallish lovehandles. But look at your overall shape! You have a tiny waist, awesome breasts, and a great hourglass figure. You don’t look like you weight 173, I think you look pretty darn good.
I think you look good! You are only 13 months pp…and your belly looks great and smooth! You barely have any stretch marks! I can also see some definition in your abs! You have made 2 amazing children, you can’t expect to look how you did before children (wow, I should look in the mirror and say that…I have also had 2 children!). You look great and it will come off with time, and if it doesn’t, you still look great!!! Oh, I am 23, 10 months pp and I have 18 pounds to go as well…so we are in this boat together :)
I think you look great! Your weight/body history is very similar to mine, and I also struggle with taking off weight after baby (I plateau at about 165 and I am 5’5″.) I know this is easy said than done, but ultimately the only thing that really worked for me the one time I was successful was eating less calories than I was burning. I thought i had been all along because I was working out so much, but really, I think my metabolism was slow and I wouldn’t burn as many calories I others may, and I ate healthy but often quite a bit especially on a workout evening. So I would keep a food diary of the calories you are eating and see if there are any places (without compromising good nutrition) shred any calories. But you look healthy and strong and sexy, so for that I would be grateful :)
You have a great hourglass shape!
Well, thanks ladies for all of the sweet comments and for Colleen, thanks for the honesty! lol I am really trying hard to get rid of my lovehandles. I do pilates 2 times a week now and exercise up to 4 times still. I have lost 7 lbs total, so I broke through my plateau!! Thank goodness. I will post again once I hit the 15-20 lb mark.
I agree with previous posters – you have a classic hourglass! Even after my baby I still have no hips – I’m just a rectangle! Also I agree with pp who said the trick is all calories. I didn’t lose much until I got on a 1200-1500 calorie a day diet and tracked everything I ate. It seemed like so little food – but soon I figured out what to eat to keep me full and happy on those restrictions. Like magic I was losing 1-2 pounds a week and feeling great. It really is all math. Good luck! It will come off with time and dedication! Love yourself in the meantime – there’s no reason to wait on that :)
Just a little FYI: special k is like the devil. lol it is really unhealthy food filled with sugars and high fructose corn syrup with very little protein disguised as “diet/healthy” food. A couple of suggestions: go out and buy yourself a copy of the “Eat Clean Diet” – its more of a lifestyle, less of a diet and i can promise you if you continue your exercise and eat “clean” – you will have the most amazing body of your life – no joke. Become a label reader – it truly disgusts me how many companies can sell total garbage that is so far from healthy its laughable. Do not trust a box of cookies or even nutrigrain bars just bc it has the words “low fat” or “healthy” on it. Also, try eating every 2-3 hours – small meals ofcourse (you’ll learn about that in the Eat Clean book). Hope this helped! :]