Does This Uterus Make My Stomach Look Fat?
tushitatravellogue Posts: 68 MemberDomesticKat wrote: »I have some good ones for you. And I have zero shame so here we go. Posture goes a long way.
126lbs. (23.9 BMI)
Lifting weights since 2015, including through my fifth pregnancy. Currently following a full body program three days a week.
Highest weight ever: 220lbs
I don't know what my body fat % is
*extra context: I had a baby almost 16 months ago. I finished that pregnancy at 195lbs.
I have to definitely work on my posture.. do you have any suggestions ...0
I adore this thread - only discovered it now8
Bumpity bump bump4
BMI or Height/Weight/Bone Structure: Currently 21.7/ 5'2" 122.2
BF%: If you know 17.2
Number of Pregnancies:1 and currently 11 Weeks pregnant
Medical Conditions affecting appearance:
I had a bike crash in December 2018 and 6 surgeries later I am mostly healed, but will see how growing a human will change things. In the second picture I'm 8 weeks pregnant
Primary form of exercise: I am a cardio junkie, Swimmer & cycling are my favorite. I also do yoga and HIT
Number of years doing aforementioned exercise: I don't know, like forever, but last four years I have been more invested.19
Congratulations on overcoming a long journey of injury and recovery and hosting a new life @SynchroGal !4
Cassandraw3 wrote: »I'm posting even though I technically have an "overweight" BMI. 5'4" and 150 lbs.
Number of pregnancies: 1
Medical conditions affecting appearance: none
Primary forms of exercise: CrossFit and running
Currently 24 weeks pregnant with baby #2. I will post progress pics once baby is born.13
My mirror is terrible, so sorry if it’s not super clear 😂
This was about 6 months postpartum with my first. I’m now pregnant with my second, due July of this year
Height/Weight: 5”2, 128 pre-pregnancy with my first and 126 pre-pregnancy with my second. I’m sitting at about 131-132 at 15 weeks pregnant.
BF% before both pregnancies: 22-23.
No health conditions!
Exercise: I was an avid weight lifter before kids but over the past 2 years, life got busy (terrible excuse I know) but I got a bit off track. I’m starting to lift again now, nice and easy, since I haven’t been super consistent. But I lifted from ages 15-19 pretty seriously.4
This thread is truly awesome!8
Just had a little spa getaway for a few days and wore bikinis for the first time this year (though I’ve worn them for the past 7+years) I’m in maintenance and currently about 4lbs over my goal weight (which goes right to my spare tire!) but felt pretty good anyway, even being middle aged with an imperfect tummy I didn’t hesitate to wear what I wanted, even crop tops wear whatever you want ladies, be happy!
What this thread is telling me is that it’s probably exercise I’m missing rather than excess fat I need to lose...13
Deviette Posts: 979 MemberJust in case people forgot this thread existed
What this thread is telling me is that it’s probably exercise I’m missing rather than excess fat I need to lose...
That's my conclusion as well - just back from vacation, where I was active but not doing my weight lifting (a very generous description for my 8 lb dumbbell routine)...definitely see it in my lower stomach. Getting back to my routine will hopefully take care of it in a week or so.5
I have always had a protruding lower belly. With good posture I have abs, when I’m slumping or bracing for a lift and pushing my belly out, I look like I’ve eaten a football 🤷♂️7
Gonna be 47 later this month… it’s been a long journey to achieve body acceptance but I can proudly say that I my uterus and I my womanly curves and I’m really enjoying this stage of my life!
Bump as this is such an awesome thread5
claireychn074 wrote: »Bump as this is such an awesome thread
springlering62 wrote: »@gradchica utmost props to you. You are truly working that bikini! Flaunt it! I wish I could wear one, but it’s swim shorts for me, since (TMI, gentlemen, please look away....) one bikini line shave and I’m out of commission with crazy painful razor rash for weeks.
I bought a couple of sweet yoga ensembles that have crop tops. My belly had not seen daylight in 42 years, since the Great Band Camp Bikini Fail.
I have slowly built up enough confidence to wear them to class- and the mile round trip walk to the studio, directly down the busiest road in town, through the popular town square and restaurant outdoor seating areas.
I was incredibly self conscious at first, and super tense, but it got easier as people at traffic lights would holler out their windows “I love your outfit!” and I finally came to realize that not a single person had yelled “Hey, fat *kitten*!” or “Who you trying to fool!” I felt like I had pulled it off and was mostly over the hump.
But I have to giggle every time I do a plank or something similar, because my belly, which is comparatively taut when I’m standing up, leaks and oozes out of every available gap between that crop and those leggings, and hangs down like that blob fish pictured earlier.
I swear the thing has a life of its own. I was horribly embarrassed at first, but have come to terms with it. Most the other people in class know where I’ve come from and if they don’t, *shrug*.
It’s skin. We all have skin. Some of us just have an extra suitcase full, at least for the time being. Hopefully it will shrink.
Anyway, I just bought the shorts version of my fave yoga crop ensemble to wear to the pool. No planking there and what the neighbors don’t know won’t hurt them. Gonna need some major SPF on that poor chalk white belly though.
@stargirlhorse I wish I could give you a major hug. You are me, forty years ago. Wish I had some magical advice for you, but as @AnnPT77 says, with age comes wisdom. I’m think I’m getting smarter, if not actually wise yet. I think you are modest, as was I. Modesty, while a PITA, has its own charm. You just gotta learn to roll with it. It’s awful hard to unlearn.
I know this reply is going on 2 yo but I love it.
I've skipped quite a few pages from this topic but will have to revisit to read them all now.4
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