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Update: A Year Later and Making Progress (Luisa)

2 children 2, 4

After searching ‘bodies after baby’ I came across this site and posted photos of my body (left photos) a month shy of a year ago. Even though I still felt huge, unlike myself and down about my body…the comments that were posted made me feel so much better. Throughout this last year, I have lost 22 lbs. I’m down to 127 now…but it’s so weird that I’m still this big. My 127 pre-baby would have been skinny, now after babies…I still have so much loose skin and fat. I am working hard at adopting better eating habits and working out. I’ve began running again and am trying to get this extra weight off. I know some will look at my photos and think I look fine, but I want to be comfortable in my own body. I’ll never be able to wear a bikini again (it seems that my stretch marks are becoming more evident the more weight I lose bc of saggy skin, hard to tell in these photos) but I would like to wear a swim suit without wearing shorts to cover me. I don’t want to lose weight to be a certain number, I want to gain confidence! My boyfriend and I have been together 1 1/2 years and he has never seen my belly…we were dating in this earlier picture I posted. I know that he loves me no matter the size I am…esp since we started dating when I was 22 lbs heavier…but I want to be comfortable around him. To not pull down at my shirt if its coming up, or to not jump if he accidentally taps my midsection.

I know I’ve definitely changed in this last year…hoping to continue on until I get to my goal. I want to do this for the physical aspects obviously, but more than that…the mental. It’s hard for me to stick with something like working out or eating right….I need to adopt the idea that self control is my super power :)

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5 comments… add one
  • Kate Thursday, April 26, 2012, 10:05 am

    You look great and you have the perfect butt! I’m totally jealous! I just started working out and eating better, and its been about a year and a half since I had my son. I am down 15 lbs. Feels great to be getting healthier. You look awesome though, I can totally see a difference :)

  • Tracy Thursday, April 26, 2012, 8:31 pm

    Looking good, keep up the good work. Keep the updates and pictures coming.

  • Sarah P. Friday, April 27, 2012, 9:21 pm

    Wow, you look amazing!!! AMAZING! And what a cute tush, too. ;) Thanks for updating! It’s always great to see the outcome of hard work!

  • MamaMia Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 8:57 am

    Well, can’t help but be totally envious of the hot buns, but I also wanted to say that you are making obvious and wonderful progress. I have had three babies over a 7 year period, between each I went from a post partum size 11/13 to my usual 1/3. It was a huge drop in weight and I was shocked at how much lower in pounds I had to go than before babies to achieve the same look. My skin is terribly stretched and seems to add a lot of weight. Despite getting back into my favorite clothes I have never regained the dewy, firm look that you have. You look beautiful.

  • Alicia Sunday, July 22, 2012, 10:26 pm

    Wow, your breasts are quite fantastic, this gives me hope for my body. Thank you so much. Wonderful.

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