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Good Days and Bad Days (Anonymous)

I’ve been working out consistently for the past year. I try to stay on track with a healthy diet most of the time, but I do admit at times I fall off the wagon! When I delivered my son in Oct. 2009 I weighed in at 183. I now bounce between 148 and 152. I would like to lose 10-15 more pounds, but I guess I am just stuck with the “mummy tummy” unless I go the tummy tuck route. Some days I look in the mirror and think I look pretty good for having had two babies…other days, not so much. As you can see in my pics, my stomach is in pretty good shape until you get to my belly buttion, then things get a little rounder than I’d like them to be. I do have stretch marks, but they are very faded and can only be seen up close. I would love to get ride of the “love handles” but I am pretty sure losing more body fat is the only thing that will take care of those! I also am not happy with my thighs. It seems like no amount of exercise has done anything to firm the top of my legs, and I feel like this may be as good as it gets. I know I am not the only one out there struggling with body image issues. Thanks to everyone who has posted on SOAM…you all are amazing women!

~Your Age: 27
~Number of pregnancies and births:2 pregnancies, 2 births
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 5 years and 2 1/2 years

in Belly, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions
10 comments… add one
  • Kerry Thursday, May 6, 2010, 8:36 am

    I think you look fabulous! You dont have any bulges and your skin is so smooth! I agree, you look amazing for having had a baby, and 2 at that!!! You look quite fit :)

  • Tessa Thursday, May 6, 2010, 9:10 am

    You look amazing! That is a bikini body!

  • Jenna Thursday, May 6, 2010, 10:45 am

    You look amazing! My kids are the same ages =)

  • I-dra Thursday, May 6, 2010, 10:55 am

    “love handles”? honey, those are called HIPS.

  • Apryl Thursday, May 6, 2010, 11:19 am

    What love handles???

  • Audrey Thursday, May 6, 2010, 2:32 pm

    You look great, 2 kids or not.

  • Baby Mama Thursday, May 6, 2010, 9:08 pm

    Wow! You sound exactly like me! I think our thighs are all muscle from carrying around a big baby belly lol. And I have love handles too (yours aren’t noticeable) its hard to find any pants that they don’t hang over. Does anyone else have that problem? How tall are you?

  • LB Thursday, May 6, 2010, 11:40 pm

    Hey everyone, thanks for all the comments! I appreciate every positive thing that has been said!! To Baby Mama, I am 5’7″, and I totally have that problem with pants! I will try something on and think they

  • Lauren Friday, May 7, 2010, 7:43 am

    You should be so proud of how great you look and how well you take care of yourself. Definitely a yummy mummy! :)

  • Rose Saturday, May 8, 2010, 8:48 pm

    I dislike my stomache too.Can’t wear pants with buttons anymore and I have a big muffin top that pops out the top of my pants!I think you look great and a lot of us are hard on ourselves when others think we look good.I am discovering it is dealing with what you are dealt.Can we change what we don’t like and if not can we be content with who we are now.(:

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