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Old 07-29-2008, 09:54 AM   #1
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Default Looking for ladies who used to have a huge stomach and have lost it

I'm very frustrated with my body right now. I am 40 yrs old and I have spent the last 8 of 9 years pregnant or nursing. I was about 60-80 lbs overweight when my "baby" turned 2.5, and that's when I decided to join the gym. Since January, I have been working out 4-6 times a week, adn I have been cutting back on calories while still feeding my family our normal mostly organic, non processed, whole foods diet. I have lost 25 lbs since Jan, and I plan to keep going.

I feel like I have made "the" mental change, I treat my exercise and my food intake as a permenant part of my healthy lifestyle. I feel very strong, and I am impressed with how much cardio I can do, how fast my HR recovers, ect. I feel fit.

My legs look great and muscular. My arms are showing some muscle definition, and even my face looks slimmer. But then I see my stomach in teh mirror and in pictures, and it is sooooo huge. I don't think it has changed much at all over these last 7 months. I do core work 3-4 times a week, including a 30 min core class at teh gym. I have been avoiding ab weight machines, with teh understanding that I shoudl stregnethen my core muscles and lose fat through cardio before building ab muscles.

When I look in teh mirror, I cover my stomach and my body looks great. I feel like if I could just lop off my stomach, that I woudl lose 30 lbs and look normal. Things like plastic surgery normally don't fit in with my natural lifestyle, but sometimes I think that it may be my only way to get rid of my stomach.

Anyway, I woul love to hear from others who had a huge stomach, and didnt see it change for a long time, but were finally able to lose it near the end of their losing journey. I'd love any other advice too.

TIA and thanks for reading
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