Before babies: 5′ 4″ and 104 lbs., naturally thin and ate whatever I wanted, didn’t work out, had great body and flat abs…lucky young me! Stress and infertility: gained up to 148! Pregnant with morning sickness: 148 to 138 to 169 After natural childbirth: about 135 Pregnant again 14 months later: 138 to 167 After C-section: about 132 Years of busy motherhood (ignoring self): up to 167! and stayed between 150 and 160 for a decade! FINALLY: worked very hard at diet/exercise and now 40 yrs old and weigh about 127…BUT still trying to get my old body back! Honest question: if I lose another 10 to 15 pounds will the belly go away? Is it fat or is it just stretched out? It FEELS like jiggly fat, but it is VERY stubborn! I walk 5 miles EVERY DAY, I eat very healthy and low calorie every day, I drink nothing but water (and lots of it), and I am doing LOTS of ab crunches and exercises. Will it EVER go away? Or do I need a tummy tuck? I tend to carry my extra weight in that area, so I keep thinking that just 10 to 15 more pounds and the fat will finally burn off…but am I kidding myself? Will I get down to 110 to 115 and STILL have a flabby belly? I am DYING to get into “bikini shape” for the summer, but I don’t know if I will make it. OK, fellow moms…is it truly possible without surgery, or I am too stretched out?