Young moms, weight loss, and piercings

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Do you think it's childish for a young mother who has just turned 21 to get her belly button pierced as a reward for losing all the baby weight and returning herself to her high school weight?

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Mrs. - posted on 12/11/2010

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It's awesome, if that's what you want. I do want to say something though, as someone who got a belly piercing in her early twenties and no longer wears it. I loved mine at first but then I had a lot of health problems with my reproductive system (not because of the piercing, it was just something I had done for fun). My doctors, western and eastern medicine, kept telling me to take it out because it was in a bad spot for those problems. I ended up having several surgeries where they had to go through my belly button and I managed to save it for a couple years. Then, I thought, it really wasn't worth it, if it was affecting my health in anyway and took it out. Now, I'm not suggesting that this is the case with you. All I want to say is, there are lots of reasons you might have to remove or want to take it out as you use that belly of yours though life and it does not close up the way an ear piercing does. I still have the hole there as if it had a ring in it yesterday only, I haven't used it in like 7 years. Not only that but, I have to clean it out because it gathers a bit of puss and gross stuff when you don't have the ring in it. Now, if you're cool with that, please go forth, I really enjoyed it when I had it. It's just now, I regret it cause of the whole permanent scar aspect of it and the puss gross part. I guess I wish I'd have gone with a tattoo instead or something.

Also, why not reward yourself for just having the baby and if the weight comes off...it's a extra bonus? Of course, if you need something like that for motivation, I totally get it.

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Kassidy - posted on 07/20/2016

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I don't think that is childish at all!
Girl have you ever heard "If you got it flaunt it!!"

Go ahead!

Rose - posted on 05/15/2016

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Got my pre-baby body back through an organic tea blend mummy magic weight loss tea.

ShacKz - posted on 05/29/2013

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I don't think it's childish.....reward yourself however you feel the need Hot MommY as long as it's NOT illegal and your not hurting anyOne but YouRselF in a good waY..lol!!!! "your good to go"

Jay - posted on 05/21/2013

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Had my baby 3 weeks ago getting bad body hatred again always had a complex and unfortunately drew short straw as my genes make me short and broad found out im 16st:( wanted to cry but going gym for 1st time in ages at weekend and sunbeds to help stretch marks I not long turned 20 so I've already got my daughters name tattooed and am getting another more artistic one as a treat for my birthday its not childish at all to treat yourself even if you've not lost much weight you've brought an amazing new lil one into the world if that's not worth a reward what is x

Tracey - posted on 12/12/2010

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Great idea I intend to do the same as soon as I lose my baby weight, although as my baby is now 10 years old it's taking a while.

C. - posted on 12/12/2010

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" I lost about forty pounds between junior high and high school, and I'm hoping I can do the same if not more after I have my baby n.n"



As someone who lost a total of about 85 pounds in high school and gained 100 during my pregnancy, I haven't been able to lose all my pregnancy weight. So good luck to you on that b/c it's a lot harder than I thought it'd be after having a baby.



With that being said and to answer your question, no I don't think it's childish.

Meghan - posted on 12/11/2010

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oh haha, just read everything and realized you are talking about for yourself. You do it! If that's what you want I think its a great motivator. Good luck!

Meghan - posted on 12/11/2010

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Us young mom's do childish stuff all the time...I don't think this would be one of them though. Better than leaving a kid with grandma and grandpa while she goes to get trashed every weekend right?
If I ever loose my ponch and muffin top I will get my belly button re pierced.

Jocelyn - posted on 12/11/2010

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I saw this topic and thought:
"Hey I'm a young mom, I've lost a bunch of weight, AND I have piercings!!! This is totally my thing!"
Lol it made me happy ^_^

Anywho, continuing on...
It is not childish at all! You ARE still young; being a mom doesn't mean that you have to give up being "you". And if you want to pierce your belly button, go for it.
I am going to get my vertical labret done in the spring, and then if I can work up the courage...I want to pierce something a lot "lower"...ahem.

Kayle - posted on 12/11/2010

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Definetly not childish! Good for you for losing the baby weight it's not easy. I probably wouldn't have lost mine if I wouldn't have been sick. Go for it.

Serena - posted on 12/11/2010

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I wish I could get my belly button pierced but my second child changed all that for me (strecthmarks). If it motivates you go for it. I personally have moved on to tattoos because I started working in places where I had to take my peircings out. Good luck :)

Stifler's - posted on 12/11/2010

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I was the same weight that I got pregnant with in about 5 weeks too. Then I lost even more and got pregnant again. Boo.

Lacye - posted on 12/11/2010

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it is not as far fetched as you would think losing all that weight in such a short time. When I had my daughter, I lost all of my baby weight in 6 weeks, of course I was also sick.

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HAHAHAHAAHA no. I'm getting mine done as soon as i can :D i said that too. i lost the weight, so im getting it done. I also love piercings (7)and tattoos(10).

Shauna - posted on 12/11/2010

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not childish.... just rewarding herself. More power to her. if i lost the weight i want to loose id prob buy a skimpy outfit!!!!!

Cassie - posted on 12/11/2010

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After my first daughter, I lost all the weight immediately and looked even better than I did before I had her. After my second, who was born less than two years after my first, I am really struggling to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight and my stomach doesn't look anything like it used to or like I want it to. I'm saying this because I agree with Erin. Don't put a lot of pressure on yourself in your mind to lose the weight too quickly. If you can, GREAT!!! If not, that's ok too!

If a belly button piercing will motivate you, go for it!

Ez - posted on 12/11/2010

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If a piercing is something you want, then I see no harm in using it as a reward. But I would caution you on putting too much pressure on yourself to lose the weight too quickly. Hormones are funny things, and just because you have been able to lose it quickly before doesn't mean you will be able to in that post-natal period, I do not say this to discourage you, but as someone who has BDTD. I expected the weight to just drop off (like it had in the past) and that is SO not what happened for me. Just don't get too worked up about it now. Deal with it when the time comes.



You may well find, as I did, that when caring for a newborn or infant, you don't have the energy, time or inclination to focus on weight loss. And that's ok too. It wasn't until my daughter was 1 that I got serious about getting rid of the baby weight. I believe that because I waited until the time was right, it was very easy. I dropped a lot of weight very very fast, just through Weight Watchers (no drastic diets or anything).

Stifler's - posted on 12/11/2010

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Haha are you reading my mind? Mine was pierced before I had Logan. I took them out and now I hate my belly button. I told my husband I want it pierced again and he said as long as I have a 6 pack. I think he was joking though. The reward should be something you really want if you want to lose weight and need motivation if you ask me so I don't really think it's childish if that's what she wants and actually wants to return to her high school weight, not because she's being pressured by others.

Barb - posted on 12/11/2010

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I think it's very realistic to reward yourself with what motivates you for achieving a goal.

I don't see how age or maturity factors into this.

Jenn - posted on 12/11/2010

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If it's something you're into and you like it, then why not? Who cares what anyone thinks? What's the difference between doing it before or after having a baby? I got mine pierced when I was 23, but after being pregnant it is now kind of messed up looking and I don't wear a belly ring anymore. But if the hole didn't look all weird I probably would have put it back in.

Amanda - posted on 12/11/2010

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I was one of those young moms who went and got my belly button pierced. I didn't prance around in belly shirts though. It was nice to be back to my highschool size considering I was in highschool when I had my first. Lol...and after all 3 of my daughters weight loss wasn't a big issue because I didn't gain but maybe 20lbs. I don't think it's wrong. I think it's awesome! It's a big accomplishment to lose the weight and they deserve to feel happy and better about themselves.

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I'm also very well aware that losing so much between January (when the baby's due) and April is a bit far-fetched, but I'm sure I can do it in under a year. I did before, so why not, hehe.

Veronica - posted on 12/11/2010

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well, definatly shopping for a new wardrobe for my new body, maybe get a new hair cut and color, get my nails done,-- in other words id pamper the hell out of myself -- when i was pregnant i felt fat, flabby, and wore sweat pants and t-shirts half the time -- so i would go all out!

Jennifer - posted on 12/11/2010

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if it is a priority, and it makes her feel great about herself then no, i don't think its childish. if she struts around in a belly shirt to show it off to the whole world then YES, definitely childish.

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Well I haven't done it yet, but I hope to be able to lose at least most of it by or after my 21st birthday (April). I lost about forty pounds between junior high and high school, and I'm hoping I can do the same if not more after I have my baby n.n

Emily - posted on 12/11/2010

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I don't think it's childish for a 21 year old to do that. I'm in my 30's and I would feel ridiculous doing that, but if I were in my 20's I would feel perfectly fine doing that. Congrats on the weight loss! What an achievement. I just lost all mine as well so I know what kind of work that takes!

Veronica - posted on 12/11/2010

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I wouldnt say it was childish - but I can think of plenty of better rewards than just a peircing, for losing weight. But, no - i dont think its childish - and congratulations to her :)

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