Thursday, June 16, 2011
There I said it. Those devilish things.
I made it through most of my pregnancy without a single one of them. Then, with just over 12 weeks to go, my belly and inner thighs exploded with them. I made up my mind not to stress over them...because what good would that do?
I was fortunate to at least be "scarred" with the lightish pink/white stretchmarks. My poor sister had the bright red and burgundy ones that stood out from a mile away. These were a bit more discreet.
Anyway, rambling aside, I figured I would do my best to "treat" them with lotions and creams. I started using BioOil right after delivery and it seemed to help fade them nicely. I am sure it would have continued to mask these little terrors but I ran out..and couldn't justify spending more money on this when I was no longer earning an income.
Fast forward to present day.
I am 40 lbs lighter than the day I started changing my lifestyle (almost 70 lbs lighter than my delivery day). And with every bit of weight I have lost...I notice I am getting MORE stretch marks.
Now, I don't know if I have just been oblivious to my skin lately, but tonight I noticed that I have a TON of new stretchmarks between my butt and my thighs..with some wandering their way up to my lovehandles/lower back. These were DEFINITELY not there during or immediately following my pregnancy.
These new stretchmarks on my lovehandle area are darker than the rest as well. Not cool.
It seems like a cruel punishment. You gain weight-- you get stretchmarks. You lose weight-- you get even more? Grr. Give me a miracle cure, pronto!