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I am in the sam boat as DANABD. I was up to 206lbs before I realized it. I too am hovering around 157-160. I have managed to get rid of some of the belly flat, but not all of it. From what other people are saying, unfortunately not all of it will go away. Good luck to veryone on their journey to weight loss.
starting: 159 8/20/2012
weight: 155 8/26/2012
I am not sure, especially if you had a belly before. I am thinking that the longer the skin is stretched, the less likely it is to bounce back. I know age plays into that as well since younger people tend to be able to get their skin to tighten up better than older people. I didn't get a belly hang til after delivering my twins. (I was basically just thick in the midsection before.) I have noticed that it has gotten smaller with losing weight, but I am wondering if it will ever go away and if I'll have a flat belly since I have had it for three years now, not counting the pregnancy where my skin was being stretched like crazy from carrying twins.
Way to go on all of your accomplishments! You have done an awesome job!
Edited by: TABBYC at: 2/24/2012 (15:14)
Jan 1~ 188
Dec 1~ 176
Jan 1~ 171
Aug 1~ 171
Wow!!!!! Congrats to you on your weight loss journey!!!! You have some power woman!! I want to become a runner, I just can't get into the swing of things. I never had a flat stomach but never a big one either before having my twins. After I had them I lost weight because I was trying but then gained a lot too. I was up to 203 lbs. I know what you mean with the belly, mine hangs a little bit and I always wondered if that would go away or if it will get smaller. I am sorry I don't have an answer for you when it comes to that, but I too, will find out in the coming months. How did you start working out? Also, how did you start running?
Need some help ladies!!!! I am a mom of 2.5 yr old twins. I was fat before the pregnancy so this is not all in relation to just the twins. I have always carried the bulk of my weight in my belly. I am 5'11 with no but and chicken legs!!! I started my weight loss journey January 2011 at 202 pounds and am now hovering between 159 and 162 depending on my eating for the week. I was a smoker and couldnt even fast walk a mile and now I can make it 5+ miles running!!! I try to stick to 1800 calories and am fairly successful at it most days but do eat a lot of under 100 calorie snacks or atkins type chocolate things to get by.... I work out 6 days a week and sometimes twice a day..I do interval running sprints and weights and on the days I do two workouts, I do a bootcamp type class at the gym. Food is my issue and I have definitely cut calories to lose what I have lost but am nowhere near perfect!!!
So what I need to hear from moms of multiples or people who have had a very fat stomach and lost weight: IS IT EVER POSSIBLE TO LOSE THIS BELLY? Not necessarily to get 6 pack abs but just no bulges!!! My belly is huge and flabby---and I know it is not all skin but I feel like nothing is happening with it...I know I cant spot reduce but do situps in addition to the weights and cardio. going down another 400 calories seems to be the only thing that could work but will it? I dont know if I can either! I feel like I am just barely getting by on 1600-1800 a day. I love the rest of me now like I never have before...but I want this belly gone! please give some stories or motivation that it can be done. Im feeling desperate and just ready to give up. I know this isnt the answer!!!! Thanks in advance!