I agree with idalia. i gained 55 pds with my little girl and am trying to lose the last 18 pds. it takes time and alot of patience. it can be sooo frustrating. just make sure to have time for yourself. do your best to fit in diet and exercise whenever you can.
"Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip." - Arnold H. Glasgow
At least you lost the weight right away. My baby is 2 months, and I am stuck with 14 pounds extra. It is very difficult because I loved my body before, I didn't have a muffin top, like I do now. I think that what we have to remember though is that we can not base our value and worth on our looks. There is much more to life than the way we look. We have to be nice to ourselves and give yourself time. and as I am telling you those things, I am also talking to myself. Base your self-esteem on the fact that you are an amazing mom and all the other things that you are good at. Your looks should not be what defines you.
I completely understand with my first i thought i was lucky and didnt get any stretch mark but the last month i got them on the underside of my belly. but they do fade and your skin just takes a little longer to shrink back. Good luck and dont be so hard on yourself you just had a baby. Think about this it took 9 months to get in that shape give your self some time
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I am pretty new to this site and this group. So I just wanted to get to know some of you ladeis a bit more. I am struggling a lot with some things. I know having a baby is a big deal and losing the weight is a big thing as well. But I struggle with what my body looks like now after having him. I have all kinds of stretch marks and after I had him I lost about 25 pounds in 3 weeks. I know normally that is not normal but after having a baby I would think that its semi normal. So I have this extra skin and I can't stand to look at myself. I have always had self esteem issues and now they are even bigger because I am struggling with how my body looks like now. I know I got a beautiful baby boy out of it but that doesn't change how I feel about myself. Is there anyone else that has ever felt this way about their body.
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