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Old 04-03-2013, 01:42 AM   #76
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These pictures give me so much hope! Thank you everyone for sharing!!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:39 PM   #77
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Finally getting around to putting up some pics and stats.

Lost for the last time at 51-52. Now 53 and maintaining.

Highest ever 195.
5'5"
140 in pics
One pregnancy twins, 6#+ each.
Maintaining 18 mos now, pics about 4 months old.

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:48 PM   #78
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Nice arms shcirerf!
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:05 AM   #79
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Nice arms shcirerf!
Thanks! Strength training!
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:31 AM   #80
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I'm not done losing yet, but I was inspired by those who shared already so I thought I'd share my progress too!

Lost: 75 pounds from pregnancy weight, 44 from post pregnancy weight
Age at weight loss: 26
Number of years at high weight: ~2-3 years
Weight loss surgery? No
Pregnancy stretch marks? YES!!!
Fat gain stretch marks? Yes
Still losing weight: Yes, about 16-20 pounds more to go
How long did it take you to lose the weight: At the end of my pregnancy in June I topped out at 212 pounds, My weight was in the 180's in September when I decided that I needed to start losing. In the past 6 months I've lost ~44 pounds.

Ok, here goes!

Frontal Body:

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Side Body:


Belly Close up:


Here you can see how saggy the belly is. First the belly is at rest, then I pull up the lose skin:




So there you have it. Thanks BerryBlonde for starting this thread. I hadn't been very pleased with my post-baby, mid-weight-loss body, but while I was taking the pictures I started looking at my body differently. Like really looking at it. And you know what? As of this moment, I'm totally fine with my body. I actually like it's shape, and the belly skin doesn't really bother me anymore. I also noticed that the stretch marks are pretty faded too. After I'm done having my babies and hit long term maintenance I might think about tucking up that lose skin, but for now It's fine by me
Yep, that is loose skin,
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:09 PM   #81
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Good thread.

I finally realized a few years ago, the body I have is what I have. Saggy girls, stretch marks and so on. It might not be that pretty to look at, but, my body is an amazing thing!

My body made 2 babies in one pregnancy, that were born, 6 pounds, 1 and 3/4 ounces, 19 and 1/2 inches long and baby brother, 6 pounds and 1 and 1/4 ounces and 19 and 1/4 inches long, natural delivery!

Went home 3 days later! That was 1980!

As women, our bodies are amazing! Men can not do what we do!

So we have a few stretch marks, and some saggy skin and girls that beat us to our cereal bowl in the morning! We have amazing bodies!

I love mine! The better I treat it the better it is!
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:26 AM   #82
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Bump. Lovin' this thread. Thanks for sharing, MissyKrissy and Shcierf!! I cannot wait to update with my goal pics by Oct/November.

ETA- damn, I just saw this post. Unfortunately, I've yet to make it to goal.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:22 AM   #83
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I think it's a great idea, too! I'd be happy to help! I wish I had pictures of myself when I first lost weight. My skin situation has improved so much. I think it'd be helpful for people to see how much time helps.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:32 AM   #84
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Great thread
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:31 AM   #85
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Amazing thread; loving it!
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:25 AM   #86
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:35 PM   #87
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Wonderful thread! I have bat wings and have always been embarrassed by them. Recently though since I started some strength training I'm noticing an improvement in how they look. Sure there is still loose skin and stretch marks, but the muscle tone developing under is helping them to look much better. I don't think I have a before picture as I'd never wear short sleeves in public. I'll see if I can take a picture of them now though.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:42 PM   #88
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Thanks for sharing....I'm worried about loose skin as well.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:33 PM   #89
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How much have you lost? 110 lbs
How old were you when you lost the weight? 27-29 years old
How long were you at your high weight? 5+ years over 250
Are you still losing weight? No
How long did it take you to lose the weight? 18 months
Did you have weight loss surgery? No
Do you have pregnancy stretch marks? No - I have never been pregnant
Do you have weight gain stretch marks? Yes, many on my stomach
If you are in maintenance, how long have you been maintaining? I have been maintaining 6 months.

I have since gotten a tummy tuck to take care of the skin on my stomach, but here is what I looked like before. The bikini top is a size 36 DDD from Sunsets (although my bra size is 34 DDD) and the bottoms are a medium from Target.



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Old 02-23-2014, 07:00 PM   #90
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Gulp here goes. I'm not crazy at all about my arms or wings but even I admit that they look better. Last year I wouldn't of wore a tank top. This year? Maybe. Oh and please pardon the shadow under my arm! I tried and tried to get better lighting but because of the crease in my arm I couldn't get the shadow out.
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