OK so about me. At the risk of being hated by my fellow contributors....I'm not exactly overweight, at all. BUT I have just had twins and this has left me with a prize flummy, which I am very keen to exterminate.
So the hard facts: I'm 175cm tall (I think that's 5ft9.5) and currently weight 64kg. I have 3 kids, the result of 2 pregnancies. I seem to be one of those people that don't really put on a lot of weight during pregnancy. First one (singleton) I put on 10kg and at my one mth check up was down 11kg. Breastfeeding just seems to suck it out of me. I went on to lose a further 5kg which put me at 63kg. At one point I went down to 61kg but not for long. Before the pregnancy I weighed around 70kg and at my worst about 6 years ago I was 75kg - this was when I worked quite long hours on a desk job as well as part time study at totally succumbed to my urges for apricot and choc-chip Cookie Time biscuits and vast amounts of Cadbury chocolate. Yep, I have a sweet tooth. Living in Japan seems to be good for my waist line. Which, thanks to the twin pregnancy is now non-existant. 2nd pregnancy was twins (delivered 11 weeks ago) and I put on 15kg, down by 13kg at my 1mth check up. Pretty good right? You would not think so if you saw the state of my flummy. I had a c-section this time and I don't know if that made it worse or not but it's like I have 2 lots of flab - upper (around the belly button) and lower (above the pubic hair). It really is not a pretty sight. Oh and I have massive stretch marks and wrinkly skin from having streched so much so my bikini days are well and truly over. I'm Ok with that, I just want to be able to wear my clothes again. Yes I can fit them now but anything fitting (most of my nicer clothes) just doesn't look that great over the flummy.
So although I'm not overweight I have a big post-baby belly which I really want to get rid of. The plan: just cutting out the sweet stuff I love, trying to cut back on portions, increase the amt of fruit & veges I eat etc etc. The usual. Plus, on the exercise front, 45-60 mins of power walking on most days and doing my post-preg exercise DVD which is especially for people like me who sufferred abdominal seperation during their pregnancy. Once I'm 6mths postpartum I hope the ab-sep issue is gone and I can graduate up to Tracy Anderson's postpreg workout DVD which I've read good things about. Also want to start jogging at that point too. Until then I have to be kind of careful with exercise so not to make the ab-sep thing worse.
Yoroshiku fellow flumsters!