You don’t realize what you have, until it’s gone.. so old but so true (Anonymous)

Age : 21
Number of Pregnancies : 1
Births : 1
Time Since giving birth : almost 11 months

I have been with my husband for over four years now. I got pregnant while we were still dating in 2009 when I was 20, and we got married shortly me after giving birth. Before I got pregnant, I was about 135lbs. I was 115-118 in high school but since graduation in 2006, I had slowly been putting on the pounds. So before I was even pregnant I needed to lose about 15 lbs. I had an awesome pregnancy. No issues besides having gestational diabetes. My son was 3 weeks early and weighed 6lbs 14oz, just shy of 7lbs. Not bad for a 3 week early baby.

Now I love my son more than I could ever describe in words or actions, but I do wish we would have waitied to have kids. Only for selfish reasons though. I didnt like my body before I was pregnant and now I hate it even more and would do anything to have my pre-preg. body back. I had such a smooth stomach. I just wish I would have appreciated my body more when I was skinnier and stretch-mark-less.

Anyways, I gained about 30lbs during my pregnancy. I got up to about 168lbs. Since having my son, I dropped 20 lbs easy, within the first 2-3 weeks. I have not been able to lose the extra 15lbs on top of that, PLUS the 15lbs i wanted to lose before I got pregnant. I have been stuck at 148 for the past 10 months…. Recently I got serious about dieting and exercising so i dropped about 8 lbs. Im now 140. 20 more lbs to go for my goal weight. It’s hard to do right now because I am still nursing and I have to eat to maintain my milk supply. I am one of the unlucky ones who hasn’t lost weight while breastfeeding, if anything, Ive gained here and there.

So I’m at 140 and counting. I got stretch marks everywhere you can imagine. boobs, belly, butt, thighs, back… ugh. You name it. I hate them. BUT I wouldnt change it for the world if it meant i didnt have my son. I want to be back at my pre-preg weight soo bad. I am trying and I will update with pics as I continue to lose weight (fingers crossed). Also, my boobs are huge. went from a small 34C to a 38DD… slowly getting back into a D. but I def. have saggy boobies for sure. I am just thick all over. I want to lose my love handles and my back fat and my leg fat. just an all over trim pretty much. 20 more lbs to go.

First pic is about a year before I got pregnant. So I was smaller in this pic than i was when I got pregnant.
Other pics are different views of me at 140lbs 10.5months post baby.

12 thoughts on “You don’t realize what you have, until it’s gone.. so old but so true (Anonymous)

  • Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 8:26 am

    dont take this the wrong way but you have a great butt! not an ounce of cellulite im jelous!!!!! keep working at it and youll get where you want to be just give yourself time!

  • Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 11:05 am

    You are being too hard on yourself–you look great! You have a beautiful curvy figure.

  • Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    compared with my tummy, urs looks great….

  • Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    You look great! Nice booty!

  • Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    I would trade anything for your butt! Mine is all speckled with cellulite. :( Like you said, you don’t realize what you have until it’s gone. Go out there and flaunt that hottie body of yours! Wear that bikini and those short shorts, cutie. ;)

  • Friday, April 30, 2010 at 5:55 am

    I agree with Hilary, you are being too hard on yourself. I would love to be of assistance in fitness and meal planning to get to your goals. Don’t get discouraged, just stay determined. You can and you will do it. Let me know if I can help in any way.

  • Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I seriously cant even tell you how much i can relate to reading your post!!!!!

    unlike you, I was one of the lucky ones who was able to BF and loose weight but my body is NOWHERE near the same!!

    I feel so embarassed about my tummy. I would KILL to have my old body back!! I miss my bikini’s too!! :(

    Thanks for posting though, its good to know someone else understands the way i feel

  • Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    you look great!!!!! don’t get discouraged!!

  • Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    You look awesome. Would kill for that tush!

  • Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Hey.. I know how you feel. I feel like I had my daughter to early because I’m selfish and want my old body back, the old body I was never happy with but man oh man what I would DO just to have that body back…. But then again I’m only 17 so I’m pretty sure I had her to early (I love her to death dont get me wrong).. But I weigh 155 right now, and my goal weight is 135, so me and you have the same goal, lose 20 pounds. I recently started getting serious about exercising and dieting too. I downloaded p90x ab ripper on limewire, and have been doing that 15 minute work out every night, so maybe you could look into that?. I have stretch marks EVERYWHERE too, and my boobs sag loooow… =[. You have a nice figure, and if you lose the weight you’ll look great (I think you look good right now) but I’m pretty sure everyone tells you that when you dont want to hear it (I get pissed when people tell me I look good, but all I tell them is “have you seen me naked”?) But you have a nice butt and big boobs (lol I’m not lesbo) so you have something to work with, and keep moisterizing your stretch marks, they’ll fade, just dont let them get dry. But you look really good and keep up the hard work. I’m also going to post an update when I lose the weight I want to lose. I might post a story on here soon soon so I can see myself before, and then compare it to the after. But good luck! If you ever want to talk, email me..

  • Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm
    Permalink! Our bodies look so much alike it’s creepy. My belly is just like yours and even our pregnancies are similar except I had a baby girl (I also had a geat pregnancy with only mild gestational diabetes). We even weigh almost the same! Haha! Gurl, you look great! Your booty is sexy, why would you want to make it smaller? My boobs also grew (from a 36C to a 38D) and I LOVE THAT! I also have the same stretch mark pattern on my belly as you do. You just rock your booty-licious body without a care in the world! You are a sexy mom and be proud! <3

  • Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Hey, I know exactly how you feel I’m 19 and 11weeks pp and I feel like I had my son too young as I’ve ruined my body at such a young age but can I just say that I would do absolutely anything to have your body its gorgeous! You look like a super model! I’m so jealous xx

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