Reason: moved to new Health & Support forum :)
ok, so I have been reading in here for a bit today, and see there are allot of folks who have a problem with getting rid of the "Mothers Apron" or the "Fat Flap" or "Belly Flap" or "Dead Hanging Skin" . . . what ever you wish to call it ~ there doesn't seem to be much help in the way of quickly getting rid of it ! Unless if you have the money for Abdominoplasty.
It Seems that Moms are not the only ones affected by this either, there are people who have lost lots of weight, whose skin has been so stretched ~ that once they lose the Weight... they are still left with this flap of skin that either takes FOREVER to get rid off ~ With high intensity workouts, or you have to have an operation either a Tummy Tuck or Lipoplasty that will leave permanent scaring! That was the only 2 options available out there. The Swelling can take 2 - 3 weeks to go down, and it can take up to 3 Months to see the final results ! And Not just Women but Men have this Problem also ! Do we all have what it takes to go THERE ?
I would like to think that there is a better way~ a more natural way. It would also be nice if it was effective immediately !! Wait ~ what am I saying .... I already know a way....
I'm an apron wearer too. Twins for me - over 6 and 7 pounds each (and 2 placentas). C-section scar is still numb and despite weighing around 20lb less than per pregnancy still get asked if I'm expecting!!
I've been working really hard for about a year now, but not seeing that much progress I'm afraid :(
Oh my god i thought i was the only one who obsessed with this problem. I feel so ugly and never sexy my man has never seen me stand up naked before only laying flat down so it spreads I hate it more then amything in this world and i always had a nice stomach. Now im like a alien with this i have not seen my wowo since god knows i have to lift it up just to shave . Please help me and please let me know is there anything i can do. I run and exercise almost everyday i have lost 35 lbs and will lose another 50 but will i ever be sexy again??????
My daughter weighed 11 lbs! No meds at all. My ugly belly though is more from years of weighing over 270 lbs. 303 was my highest. I've lost over 70 lbs. but I swear the emptier it gets the worse it looks! I know there will be no fix without a scalpel but my hubby still loves me far as I can tell and I can cross my legs now so oh well.
It's time to forgive the butt belly! Hahha. I was just at the gym and saw a woman who had one and it reminded me of my own. I must admit, hers looked pretty unattractive to me. But, I've made a sort of peace with my own.
The thinner you get the worse it looks until you are REALLY thin. Maybe invest in that tuck if you hate it so much. I think I may someday.
At least you have men who are forgiving of it. Believe me, not all are.
Have a good one...
ok, so i just found out about this thing you can get, and I have tried it, and I lost 11.5 inches with it on the first use !! It is a natural herbal cosmetic applicator that you put on your skin like a patch, and wear it a minimum of 45 minutes, right, or you can wear it while your sleeping (which it what I did ) anyway it works by detoxing your lympth system and gets it working like it's suppose to (it removes latent toxins, fat, etc out of your body), mostly it is for your skin, ok, it tightens and tones and firms the skin, so you can see how that would work . A friend of mine who had lost some 70 pounds years ago... tried it to, because she has that apron also ~ she called it dead skin cause to her, thats what it was. She walks every day, and exercises and watches what she eats, and it still hasn't gone away. I can't afford the tuck, so this looks like a neat and easy way around it to me. Of course Lifestyle change always plays the main part, but this will certainly help me.
It will definately help you get your sexy back girls !!
carolmic- so what's this miracle called?
I just joined the site after finding this particular post on a Google search. I was starting to think my family was the only one with this horrid problem. I too have this gross saggy pouch. I recently had my second child (but have had the pouch forever) and have lost all but about 8 pounds of baby weight. The problem is that the only article of clothing getting looser is my bra I try to eat lots of lean protein, vegetables, and fruit as well as do aerobic activity most days of the week. But all it is giving me is muscular legs and a flat chest. Those that say they have had success in shrinking the pouch, what specifically are you doing?
Well, my pouch is alive and well. But I can relate to the boob shrinkage. They're always the first thing I lose when I lose weight, too. :(
That's me Ms. big belly flat chest. Haha. Well, I exaggerate, but I noticed that people who have the pooch have it for good biological reasons. For instance, my ancestors came from a part of the world where wild animal attacks were common but running away wasn't an option. Thus, the reason my body thinks keeping fat on my stomach will protect my vital organs.
If only my body understood that it's 2009 and animals don't attack people anymore. Sigh.
Good Luck.. Don't be tooooo hard on yourself....
What styles of clothing have you found that work best for hiding the unsightly bulge? Obviously pleats are our enemy!
Flat front pants. Some even come with a built in tummy slimmer. Try structured materials like denim which keep you in. Also, support undies can be bought almost anywhere. A nice supportive undie can act like a bra for your bottom half.
wow @ chocolatte,
im 25 i had my 5yr old right before 21- i was 150 when i got pregnant and 9 months later i was 225 i gained 75lbs with my first and only pregnancy!! i was using the excuse "im eating for two" which was a total lie lol cuz my son ONLY weighed 7lbs 12oz!!
its funnt u mention Support undies,<- i been doing cardio only ...i wear this support undies, it goes from my buttocks up to my breast, i bought a size under to push my stomach in more, i wear it every day under clothes to smooth my stomach make it look flat (got it at kmart for 13.00) but i wear it under my clotes at the gym too, i just feel like i have to have that to work out, i also bought from kmart a plastic sweat suit...for 8.00 and i wear that at the gym everyday too, so when i go to they gym i basically wear this
my support undies to make stomach suck in while working out
i then put on my plastic sweat outfit to burn more calories and sweat more
i THEN put on thick pair of jogging pants and a sweater as well to make my body temp a little hotter to burn more cals....
so hopefully this works, i been doing all cardio so far but i dont know when i should start doing strenght???? so far 3-4 weeks on cardio...
I have the flabby stomach overlap since i was 16 coz i lost back then around 40 kilos cause i was 105 and i wasnt excersing and now am 20 and fed up cause everybody makes fun of it and i dont think any1 would want to marry me with this ugly stomach helpppp
I'm 21 and have never had a baby. I'm skinny all over except for my tummy. Below my belly button is basically a roll of fat that goes from hip bone to hip bone. I've never worn a bikini in my entire life and dress very modestly because of this. I should point out that I am a strict vegetarian, I eat only healthy food, hate desserts, stick to raw, organic fruits and vegetables, and exercise 5 times a week and have very firm abs... underneath my chub. I cannot recall an age where I didn't have this stomach issue. Liposuction would fix this issue in no time, but like I said, I'm just 21 and can't afford such a procedure. I get sad about this because I'm young and would love to wear a bikini to the beach just once in my life.
Magnesium. Also, vitamins A, K, and Zinc.
Oh, you think You're bad?! I can't even use my laptop on my lap anymore because when I sit down my belly hangs over and presses the trackpad... So I have to sit at a table so that my belly doesn't interfere with my computer...