I have 2 babies, my son is 2.5 and my daughter is 1. My whole life I have been happy with my body except for when my mom would tell me I was getting chunky (which I now know I wasn’t). Before I got pregnant, I was 165 and 5’7. I was muscular and looked great! I worked out about 3 hours a day 4 days a week and pigged out! I could out eat anyone! Then I got pregnant…. I was fueled by McDonald’s and put on about 70 pounds, yikes! I gave birth to my 10 pound boy and went to weight watchers. I lost all the weight plus 10 pounds but I couldn’t get over the stretch marks. My skinny mom had 4 kids including an 11 pounder and no stretch marks. It put me in a depression. Rediculous I know, but I always was the chick with the good body. Then I got pregnant with my daughter and I stumbled across this site. I can’t even begin to tell you how it changed my life! I got out of my depression and realized my body was normal! I read submissions almost every day and cherished my body and what it was doing and what it has done. I actually was sad when the one stretch mark my daughter gave me faded. I am now 25 pounds less than when I met my hubby! I have now adopted a very healthy lifestyle and enjoy my stretch marks for what they represent. I have no prepregnancy pics or any pregnancy pics from my son because I was too embarrassed to take any which I regret now but I am including pic from about 1 year postpartum. Thank you for taking the time to read my long story. God bless all the mommies out there and Bonnie for creating this truly life changing website!
6 thoughts on “Loving My Stretchmarks (Anonymous)”
You look great!
HEY GIRL!! wow i only WISH i looked that good!! congratulations on everything!!! i too, as i would say had a pretty amazing body…then my lil one came around and stretched me to the point of no return lol and im now left with loose skin and stretch marks!!! im now 10 months pp and looking back to what i used to look like it only keeps getting better in my opinion lol….im on here too if ya wanna see what im still struggling with on a day to day basis under 19 and insecure (tamara)….take care hun!
You look wonderful, but I understand how you feel. I always had the “good body” and now after two children, close together, it is still “good” but the skin on my tummy isn’t as taut as before. I can live with it, but there are times I miss my old “perfect” tummy. You look awesome and congratulations on your children.
You’re still the chick with the good body. You look great, and more important than that, it’s great that you FEEL good again.
I used to have pretty bad stretch marks and red scars around my belly region ever since I gave birth to my three kids.I had tried Vitamin E oil and cocoa butter which a number of people had recommended but unfortunately it didn’t seem to work too well. My Doctor had even suggested that I go for a Tummy Tuck. I then recently read an article about a lady who supposedly got rid of her stretch marks using a particular cream. I tried it and it worked really well. It took a number of weeks but my stretch marks soon faded away. You can read the lady’s article at the link below.
You look great, I know its hard to look at your mom and wish you had her luck, mine had 3 kids not one strech mark and never gained more than 20lbs… then I had my first and gained 40lbs and was covered with strech marks from 6 months!