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I got pregnant when I was 17. I was a cheerleader and was working out atleast 15 hours a week. I never liked my body, I always thought I was fat. I MISS that body and wish I could go back an accept it.

This was me just before I got pregnant.


I figured I would bounce back and boy was I wrong. I weighed 175lbs when I gave birth and weighed the same a year later. Despite exercise and diet. In the past 10 months I have come down to 145lbs-147lbs. I teeter in that area. I have a horrible body image but this website has helped alot !

My stretch marks will always be with me and I have not gotten to a point where I feel showing my stomach to anyone.

Someday I hope I can proudly walk around in a bikini and not be embarrassed of my “baby lines”

5 Weeks pregnant


19 Weeks


30 weeks


40 weeks

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Almost 23 months after giving birth to a healthy, happy daughter


my stretch marks

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Thanks for this great website !

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5 comments… add one
  • Anonymous Saturday, August 12, 2006, 10:28 am

    I have to say, you look great!!! You even looked small when you were pregnant. I think your 30 week pic is what I looked like at 20 weeks! I know we are hardest on ourselves but, keep your chin up, you look great!

  • autumn Saturday, August 12, 2006, 7:22 pm

    i think you look aboslutely beautiful!

  • She Saturday, August 12, 2006, 7:40 pm

    OMG! we have the same stomach. I got pregnant at 21, so I can totally relate about missing my old body. I’ve always had large thighs due to gymnastics but now to add stretch marks to them is kinda hard to swallow.

  • lori Monday, August 14, 2006, 7:29 am

    I can relate to wanting the body I used to have (although it’s never been a cheerleading body). At some point I made the connection that if I don’t love and care for the body I have now, I will always want the body I used to have. That’s a hard place to be all the time. You are beautiful, then and now!

  • Maelynne'sMOm Friday, August 25, 2006, 2:40 am

    I dealt with the same thing wanting my old body. Believe it or not, I was picked on for being too skinny!!So I always felt self conscious. Then when I was pregnant I gained alot of wait, I used to feel like I went from too skinny to too fat never a happy medium, but seeing pics like yours where I think you look great makes me think maybe I look great too and am just being too hard on myself like I think you are to yourself. So here’s too us and someday soon being able to show off our tummies as they are and not how they were.

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