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#1 citylife

Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:52 AM

Ho hum
I look in the mirror and still have the belly fat sad.gif
This depresses me greatly!
I look ugly and don't like it.
I am trying gard to eat well and have upped the exercise

Does the baby belly fat on some people NEVER go away?

I had a caesar with number 2 and have the yucky belly fat that goes over the scar area

I just hate it

I am a compulsive weigher and know I shouldn't be but I get so obessed.
Weightloss is a hard slog and ongoing!!!!

I unfortunatley do not have the body make up of some lucky women who seem to lose their baby weight weeks after having bubs, BTW I don't have a newborn!

This is a feel sorry for myself/vent/looking for advice post
I also had fibroids during pregnancy and still have them although have had the largest ones removed some years ago where the largest was the size of a 26 week pregnancy
Stupid tummy sad.gif also stupid people who ask you :are you pregnant again keep your mouth shut!!!


#2 cordyline

Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:59 AM

Oh that's terrible that people ask that. I though by now it was well known you DONT look at a woman's tummy and ask her if she is pregnant, unless she says something.

Sorry no advice re losing the baby belly, but something I am interested in/worried about. All the best.

#3 Leha

Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:03 AM

Sorry to say mine hasn't. I has one c/sect and one natural birth. I have lost all my baby weight plus am probably 6 kg lighter than when I fell pregnant. I also go to the gym 6 times a week and do lots of ab stuff and it is still there.

I think the only way for me to get rid of it is plastic surgery which I will not be getting so it is here to stay  sad.gif

#4 *~dee~*

Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

I look like I'm still pregnant 3 years on sad.gif Hate it!

#5 icekool

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

No.

I was watching this plastic surgery show and the woman was having a tummy tuck. She was as fat as a matchstick, toned body, I think I would struggle to pinch her (literally no fat) so you get my drift. She ran everyday and did gym too.

But she said she just couldn't lose her tummy fat after 3 kids. If she can't, I have no hope in hell. I look pg after dinner everyday.



#6 jayskette

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:55 PM

I have an ever increasing tummy since 18. I haven't even had kids yet  sad.gif
Visceral Fat is the most difficult to lose. I am so envious of the Beyonce types - all the fats distributed to "good" areas like buttocks and hips.

#7 Gumbette

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

I'm a string bean, and actually weigh less than before I was pregnant, but can't get rid of the flabby belly. I think our shape changes forever even if you weigh the same (unless you're Miranda Kerr and super human).

Edited by Gumbette, 23 November 2012 - 08:59 PM.


#8 WinterIsComing

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:07 PM

I live in the beachy area that must be the yummy mummy capital of the country. So many mums and most of them thin, toned and flat stomached. And that's with children under 1. Sometimes I feel like the frumpiest mother on the block! And I am a size 10.
I have to say that 9 months on, my stomach remains far too big for my current weight.

#9 RubyTuesday76

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:10 PM

I am currently 7kg under my pre pregnancy weight, did planking, sit ups like a b**ch (plank for 5mins, 300 sit ups every day) and my 'belly pouch' is still there..  I think I would be an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck! Sooooo much loose wobbly skin.  Guess it didn't help that I went to 41w3d for extra growth & over stretching wink.gif

#10 hollysmama

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

Losing all your baby weight 8 weeks after giving birth is not normal! Unless you have a nanny who can look after your baby while you hit the gym for 6hrs a day.  

Mine hasn't gone away either. I have a lot of loose skin and I don't think any amount of crunches or exercise will tighten it up. It went away after my first, but it looks like it's here to stay now sad.gif

#11 Dawarr

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

My step sister is about 170 cm and less than a size 6. She has always been tiny (her Dad is a tall thin man), and her shape is perfectly 'normal' for her.

She has now had 3 kids, all vaginal births, and the youngest is nearly 2. I saw her naked not long ago (we were sharing a change room) and she laughingly showed me her "less than A cup boobs" and her wobbly tummy skin/fat. Everything else on her is thin and toned.

My step sister is a very healthy, active 35 year old. I look at her and shudder at the thought of what my 38 year old, "post c-section (and two kids), average weight and struggling to exercise body" is going to look like. Right now, DS is 10 weeks old, so I still have an excuse. But that won't last forever...

#12 Leggy

Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

You can try out pilates (although get checked out by a physio first - if your abs haven't rejoined properly you can do damage) but...yeah, sometimes it just stays there.

Edited by Leggy, 30 November 2012 - 02:11 PM.


#13 theb3an

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:22 AM

the belly is the hardest and often, last to lose.  the key to losing belly fat is a clean diet... i can't stress this enough.  belly fat is made in the kitchen so if you eat clean and exercise regularly, then you will see the belly shrink slowly but surely.  most of all, it takes a lot of patience.

i have been on my fitness journey for almost a year now.  i lost inches everywhere else and my mid-section was the last place for me to see a reduction in size.

if you have any more questions or need suggestions, please send me a message; i would be happy to help or share my story.  EB is a pretty bad at notifications when someone quotes you and scrolling through tons of replies is too time consuming.

#14 tres-chic

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:57 AM

I was in good shape after number two but after number three my midsection has changed forever with loose skin and a layer that I can't shift, even with a lot of running.

Diet and exercise keep in under control to a degree but that's the best I can hope for.

I've learned to accept it as a badge of honour.

ETA I'm more horrified by my tuck shop arms. I do weights with my trainer once or twice a week and hoik my kids all over the place but nothing shifts it.

Edited by tres-chic, 12 December 2012 - 09:43 AM.


#15 TPS

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

I have 2 kids; the youngest is 3.5 and I have been leading a very healthy lifestyle since she turned 1. I had a DEXA scan last week, which showed my body fat is 17.8%, putting me below the 'lean' category and into the 'athlete' category. In clothes my tummy looks flat (when I've been eating very clean for at least a week or so), but naked I still have the loose skin on my abdomen, and when I plank it's like an extra boob hanging down there (plankenboob).

I think many things can be adjusted with exercise and healthy food choices, but you still have to work within the confines of your genetics and environmental factors like big babies, older age when having children (so skin is less elastic), etc.

P.S. I don't look at it as a diet; it's definitely living a healthy lifestyle original.gif




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