Losing weight with a lot of stretch marks. iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
21st Apr '13

the same way?

A&J. ♥ 1 child; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 5613 posts
21st Apr '13

As you lose fat and tone up the stretch marks will look slightly better. I feel ya on that though- my body is like a road map and it makes me feel very unmotivated

Monsters² Mom 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dahlgren, VA, United States 4953 posts
status 21st Apr '13

Like the poster above said, you'll tone up as you lose weight and it should help with the stretch mark visibility.
But I completely understand. I'm afraid of losing weight because I don't want to have extra skin. I can't afford the surgery to remove the excess skin and I figure it's better to live with the fat then live with saggy bouncy skin. :oops::oops:

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 4935 posts
21st Apr '13

I'm scared to loose weight cause my tummy was so stretched during pregnancy, I got huge and I'm so tiny. And not I have thousands of stretch marks (which I don't mind about really) and a ever so slight overhanging belly. I'm worried ill loose the weight (only 14lbs ideally) and be left with all the hangy skin :(

I think id rather have a little belly than have the hangy skin. But I wanna loose it cause I feel awful at the mo. x

linsα most, CZ, Czech Republic 30356 posts
status 21st Apr '13

I've lost 30 pounds since my last child and I do not feel any better. It does seem like the more I lose, the worse I feel. I still have 35 pounds to lose. The only reason why I'm not giving up is because there's always surgery to remove the extra skin. Surgery:lol:, whether or not I actually end up doing it, is the only reason why I stay motivated.

MrsRoo07 Due November 11; 17 kids; Twentynine Palms, California 381 posts
21st Apr '13

I learned through my weight loss journey that it is really important to have realistic expectations, and love my body no matter what. I have had stretch marks since middle school, and was devestated when I lost 115 lbs and I still saw a "fat me" in the mirror because of my stretch marks. For me, this led into a backward slide that I deeply regret.

This time what I plan on doing differently is taking progress pictures. Sometimes what we see in the mirror skewed, and to be able to judge and have proof of my own progress (other than a number on the scale), I think would be a great help for me.

I hope you can find what works for you, I know how hard it can be.

LA REINA™ New York, NY, United States 16286 posts
21st Apr '13

The visibility of my stretch marks on my stomach has gotten better with me toning my belly. I am not happy with the way my stomach looks but I am not as disgusted as I was when it was jiggly and like a wrinkly ballsack. I don't have any advice but I wish you the best and I don't think there's any harm in exercising.

I love you and think you're beautiful.

iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
21st Apr '13

Thank you everyone for your replies and honesty.

I hope we can all find that happy place we seek <3

Love you too, M. <33

♥Heather Due January 8 (girl); 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Dayton, Ohio 89287 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien:"

I do...Unless Im tan. Tanning helps hide them a bit and makes me feel better