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Where did that shape come from?!!!

I was naturally slim before having children, never thought twice about it, ate what I wanted & liked my body.

After my first pregnancy, I only put on just over a stone in weight but went from a size 10 to a 16 due to losing my waist & retaining my mummy tummy. The weight gradually crept on too.

I stayed at a 16 & had another baby. I lost weight on slimming world & went down to a 14, but I'm now "stuck" at this size, am obese according to the BMI charts as I'm 5 foot 2 & I suffer from dreadful water retention. I'm intolerant to wheat, but when I have PMT (like today) I crave chocolate & wheat. I had some french bread at lunchtime along with everyone else, even though I have gf rolls in the bread bin & am now suffering. I need to get past these cravings.

I now have cellulite on my bum, stretch marks on my boobs, a flabby tummy & an extremely ugly c-section scar & horrible marking around it, plus no feeling still in that general area (DD2 is now 4!)

Some days, I'm fine with it, others I hate it all.

Not sure what I actually want, whether it's to accept my new shape or to lose some of the weight. Or a bit of both.


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Aug. 1st, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
I'm an older mum,so had left school 15 years before having children *g* When I look back though, over those years before chiildren, I did aerobics, I swam every day for a couple of years when I had a gym membership, I cycled regulary, even though I had my own car, I took my dog on long walks every day down the beach or in the woods, I jogged along cliff paths, need I go on?! I did all that without thinking as I loved on an isalnd with beautiful scenery etc. Also, from having moved Up North, people are more body aware down there. I notice this when I go back to see my parents & I always feel hugely podgy & unfit & that I stand out. Not enough to lose weight before going though!!!
Aug. 1st, 2009 12:13 pm (UTC)
I had a similar problem with wheat and cravings, and went on the GI diet, which really worked for me. It trains your body out of wanting processed sugar (I can't even eat Dolmio sauce as it's too sweet) which really helps control the cravings.
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