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Stretchmarks, hinderance or right of passage

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Oh the stretch marks on me! Granted I already had some but none were real visible to others and I really didnt mind since I was never going to wear a bikini again anyway. My two children are some of them which to me that was the right of passage and part of life, especially since I am a small person or at least I was.

Now over the last year from December 5th of 2011 I have not lost a single pound in fact all I have done despite everything I have gained and gained fast. What I did was break it down into 3 month increments because I had to find about when the edema began so we can see if there might be another cause other than medications, good thing I keep great records of this sort of thing.

2012 Quarter 1 --+7 lbs
2012 Quarter 2--+5 lbs
2012 Quarter 3--_7.2 lbs
2012 Quarter 4--+22.2 lbs
2012 Quarter 1--+14.8 lbs
Worked harder in April and beginning of May and lost for the first time -2lbs up to May 4th
Then the troubles began---the weight I lost plus more put me up to 211.6, now when I ballooned up I only actually gained another .2 lbs from Thursday to Monday but I was so uncomfortable anyway after starting the water pills and potassium I have lost 6.6 lbs in 6 days.

Now I see hope and light at the end of this really hard road. Medications are the definante culprit since I started taking them in October of last year but I think the edema even started way before then before we even moved and why I havent lost since being more active and eating better and getting outside in the sunshine more.

So now the stretch marks from such a rapid weight gain are very visible right now and I have to say I am not at all upset about them, they will fade some but its also my sign of progress actually happening.

I did take pictures about 2 months ago and took some yesterday but I am just not willing to share my actual pictures of me right now because I feel like I am not ready for that but here is pictures of my Avatar about where I was where I want to be and were I am right now. I believe visual is the best way of seeing progress and NOT in a mirror because a view of self can get off track either saying to fat or to thin.

211.6 lbs on May 9th

202.8 lbs on May 18th

125 where I want to ultimately be

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    I knew your medication played a role in all of this! :p So glad you found out about the medication and edema.

As for the the stretch marks, you are right, they will fade! In the meantime, you can apply shea butter or cocoa butter with shea. It takes about 8 months to see a significant difference but the difference will be significant and your skin will be smooth.

Where/how did you make your avatar? :)

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KMEYERRING1 5/18/2013 11:23PM

    Friends cheer in your corner emoticon

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CANDYCANE2B 5/18/2013 9:59PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon My goal weight is also 125. emoticon emoticon

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BARBIE176 5/18/2013 8:03PM

    Woo hoo for there be insight into some of your problems. Keep tracking and keep trying. emoticon you are doing it! You are worth it!

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ALEXSGIRL1 5/18/2013 8:02PM

    put one foot in front of the other you will get there

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MIRA04 5/18/2013 7:52PM

  Just keep getting back up and moving forward! You'll reach your goal! It's not a's a marathon :)

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