how to get rid of that extra skin on the belly?

Alesa - posted on 07/12/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I hated how much weight I gained while being pregnant. I'm about 4 lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight. I was still trying to get a little farther down when I got pregnant though. I'm running a Half Marathon in 5 days, but I still have extra skin on my belly. :( and my stomach was always so flat before I got pregnant, so I never had to work at it. Anyone have some good ideas how to get rid of that?

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Tatiana - posted on 07/18/2010

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I still have some xtra skin on belly too, I've lost a descent amount of weight (I have 7 more lbs to get to pre-pregnancy weight) and am happy with my weight, now i'm just concerned with my belly...what I've been doing is tightening (holding) my stomach throughout the day while doing regular household chores. It's been working pretty well so far; I can definitely tell that my tummy is harder...I'm thinking all we can do ladies (other than surgery and I'm not going there) is work out...concentrate on toning that area...front crunches, backwards crunches, side crunches, etc. good luck

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Priscilla - posted on 07/28/2010

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i gained 85 lbs when i was pregnant he will be one aug 4 and im 15lbs from where i was before and plus i wanna loose lil more than that i had c section so of course all the fat sits in the lower abdomen so it looks like i have a butt in the front...lol i hate it never had that before it makes me depressed sometimes i feel i will never look right again.

Jacqui - posted on 07/24/2010

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i have the extra skin too, and i was thinking into getting into yoga to tone it up, and would help destress too.

Claudia - posted on 07/20/2010

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lol.. probably a plastic surgeon ;)
you know what? i'm sure you look GREAT! :)
i too used to be so 'fit' and had a nice flat stomach, but i have extra 'belly skin' as well.. i had a c-section too, so i swear i have 'two bulges' :\
but here's the thing.. we gave birth to beautiful babies and having a little bit of extra flap there is just another reason to show off the gift we gave to the world! :)
i'd love to have my flat stomach back too.. and i don't think any amount of cardio or ab work will help.. but hey, i have a WONDERFUL son.. who cracks me up every day ... so you know what, i'll take my flabby belly over my flat one any day because of him :)

Tracy - posted on 07/16/2010

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If anyone gives you a good idea short of plastic surgery or a tummy tuck please let me know!!! I think with my son I only gained about 25 lbs but it was all in my belly and now the skin just feels different, almost like thinner and no matter how much weight I loose it seems to sag - I too once had a nice flat stomach and would like to achieve that again someday

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