MamaGrok, what does that have to do with the experience of the women who do have sagging skin or have gained weight. No one said it was a given, just that that has been the experience of *some* of those who have gained a lot of weight or who have had twin pregnancies.
I'm not sure what you're trying to prove here except to make those that have shared their difficulties feel badly.Fwiw, I do a ton of labor support and have been to several hundred births. I won't say what *most* of the women look like - including the ones that have had 5 or 10 kids because it is irrelevant. Not everyone looks the same and how they look when they post partum depends on the confluence of many factors.
I just cannot get over the tone of your post. If you'll read back, those that posted about not having pin-up perfect bodies after birth were doing so in response to a myriad of posts regarding loose tummies going away if just given 'enough time'. Some will *if the dermis is not damaged*. Some won't (if there is dermal damage). And again dermal damage or no depends on weight before pregnancy, age, diet, tissue integrity etc etc.
Before and during....a work in progress. Lost 50lb from 268lb to 218lb. I'm going for another 28lbs to try and get lean. Quite a difference for now though .
Great change, BigTim!
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August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF
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Runningmum, you look great! Time to buy smaller clothes.
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WOW Runningmum, great work!
Well it's my 1 year primal anniversary today, so a perfect time for some progress pics.
Not as radical a change as some others but i'm extremely pleased
Lost about 2 stone of body fat and put on about half a stone of lean muscle mass, dropped from a (almost) size 34 to a size 30
Before (Sept 2012):
After (Now - Sept 2013):