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Hermione1 Sun 17-Apr-05 13:30:58

Since having my 2 kids i put on stacks of weight, i had a small age gap between mine so when my first dd was 6 mths i fell pregnant again and never lost the weight of the pregnancy before. so i piled on even more weight. My stomach is awful and i don't think dieting is gonna get rid of it, i have a baby pouch. And it's depressing to realise that when i loose weight that will still be there and i can't afford plastic surgery to have atummy tuck. Does anyone else have this problem and has anyone got rid of theirs without surgery?? The problem for me is that i don't know what diet to do, we are so bombarded with different diest to do, eg, no carbs, low fat, drink a shake all day. i just wondered whats the best diet to follow thats realistic, and not too time consuming either. I was a size 12 and hate to tell you what size i am now being only 5ft 4. eek. help and advice is needed before i fall through my floor because i am too heavey. lol.

starshaker Sun 17-Apr-05 13:47:00

my sil had a pouch she had 2 kids 2 and she just did tummy toneing exercises and dieted it took her a while but she eventually did tone up hth

PuffTheMagicDragon Sun 17-Apr-05 13:54:25

Hermione, same here hun, the cumulative weight of 2 close pregnancies, plus comfort eating following a difficult bereavement, mean I piled on........7 stone .

I think a lot of us have the baby pouch. Mine was disgusting, but it is improving, now that I have lost over 4 stone of what I've put on. I've done it using the GI diet. There's a thread on here all about it if you want to find out more, but there are a number of threads with people following different programmes, all helping each other.

However, I think it's important to find an eating plan that works for you.

What have you tried in the past that has worked/not worked and why? Maybe think that through to help you decide how to approach losing weight now. Plus, as you say, nothing too time consuming in terms of preparing food. I tend to make up 2 big pans of soup and a veggie stew, then freeze a lot and work my way through them during the week.

I felt so down at my biggest because it really was affecting my health. It's taken about 7 and a half months to lose 4 and a half stone. For a long time, I couldn't face it, it seemed like such a mountain to climb, but then I thought well 12 - 18 months to get all of the weight off (out of my lifetime) ain't so bad.

There's lots of support on here if you want it - Yorkiegirl runs a "Mumsnet Mamas" weekly weigh in thread if you want to join that. There's also the "Support For The Long Term Slimmer" thread too.

I really sympathise and know how it feels when you don't know where to start. One thing I would say is, choose a sensible plan that doesn't leave you starving .

Hermione1 Sun 17-Apr-05 13:58:14

Thank you so much for the advice i must be at the least 5 stones overwelght, and when i am at work, ikeep thinking people are staring at me i can't believe how big my hips are too, i feel my bum wobbles for at least 4 seconds after my step. i might go to doctors to see if they can help me too. i'll keep you posted. ty./

PuffTheMagicDragon Sun 17-Apr-05 14:03:10

Yes, good idea to visit your gp - mine has been v supportive. I go to be weighed once a month which I have found better than a weekly weigh in at a club.

Good luck .

marj Sun 17-Apr-05 21:00:43

Good luck Hermione! Hope you get on ok with your gp. Unfortunately for me mine was crap and basically just said "stick to the diet then" despite me saying that I was struggling with it.

I am sure most people who have ever had a weight problem understand that despite how much you want to lose weight, you can easily fall off the diet wagon and back to where you started. The gp said that if I truly wanted to lose weight then I would stick to the diet plan - if only it really was that easy eh!

Hermione1 Mon 18-Apr-05 09:25:24

Does sound like your gp is crap, i hope mine isn't haven't been to doctors in ages. Also i am giving myself a week and then i am to stop smoking so have to be extra strong to not pile on more weight, just have to keep myself busy.
I know i need to get myself motivated and i really need to stick to it this time,

Hermione1 Wed 20-Apr-05 15:59:41

Right second day of my diet. Goinng really good, actually and haven't cheated once! Cut out all but one coffee with sugar which i have in the morning, but replaced coffee with tea and no sugar. I hope it works this time and i start to loose weight instead of getting fed up and quitting.

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