Oh and let me please stress before! (No wonder it took me so long to getting around to downloading and posting them.) These photos were taken the night before surgery so my weight was right at 158.8lbs. A bit shy of the 10 pounds I was to lose but with the knee surgery just 18 days before and being immobilized with crutches for 2 weeks after, kind of put a damper on the exercising part.
A little background about how everything got so bad. I have never had my stomach muscles in the center, pulled together, like most people start with. Ah, it's a gene thing. My momma's got it; my Grannie's got it; you get the idea. In my earlier days, I was always very thin except for my stomach extending out, not fat just the muscles could not keep it all in and pulled together. Back then it was nothing like it was in these photos.
Then comes baby #1 weighin' in at 9lbs 10oz and being carried for a full extra 2 weeks past due date. In come the stretch marks, can you see them? They're a little hard to spot.... a place without them. But what really got me was the stomach muscles were even farther apart than ever and no matter how many crunches and yoga Plank poses I did, it still qualified as a "waddle".
With baby #2, not much changed. He came 4 weeks early so there was not as much stretching needed for the little guy.
I did also have a breast lift. Breast-feeding both for a year each left the "girls" pretty sad. During my pre-op mammogram, I had to ask the tech if this was supposed to be hurting. I had the perfect boobs to be squished like pancakes, they hardly noticed. I also, for as long as I can remember, have always had two different sized breasts and a whole cup difference at that. I also opted to having that fixed as well.
Not posting any breast pictures as of now, maybe later I will get a little braver. But if you are serious about seeing before/after, I would be willing to send them in a private email.
So enjoy these great before photos! And say Goodbye to them! Woo-hoo!!!