How I Finally Lost the Baby Weight

Losing the baby weight didn't come easily to me. When I was pregnant with my first, everyone assured me that breast-feeding was the magic cure for losing weight after baby...but no matter what, I couldn't lose the baby weight or the tummy poach. So many of my friends had gone back to their slender selves after babies while breastfeeding...but not me. It was hard to see them and not struggle with jealousy...
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Finding Confidence Again After Babies

My Post-Partum Body

It didn't look the same at all. I didn't recognize myself. Gone was the slender waist. Now I had stretch marks all across my thighs and hips. And no matter what, I couldn't lose the baby weight or the tummy poach.

 So much had changed externally but also internally. So many things that I had enjoyed doing my entire high-school and college years weren't things that I felt like I enjoyed any more. 

I felt like I had lost myself.
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