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Old 01-14-2002, 09:26 AM   #2
Shaelynn Shaelynn is offline
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Re: stretch marks...again

I wish I had some helpful tips, but I used vitamin E DAILY the entire time I was pregnant and still got stretch marks! Then I gained a bunch of weight and between pregnancy and the extra weight gain, I went from 135 to 200 lbs! Well, last year I started working out and got back down to 130 in about 8 months. Now, I have a really nice guy in my life after a terrible divorce and am afraid of getting heavy again. I have gained 10 lbs back! All of that weight loss however gave me TONS of stretch marks and my stomach looks like loose skin with stretch marks just hanging there, it's terrible for the old seld esteem, let me tell ya! Also, I am afraid of getting pregnant again because I dont want to gain weight again. My boyfriend and I are very serious and have talked about having kids. I know this sounds selfish, but I am AFRIAD to have another baby because I dont wanna get fat again and get even MORE stretchmarks.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I understand and if anyone knows a way to minimize them, please let us know. Is there surgery that can be done? I am willing to do it, that's how bad they are! If you have info, please email it to me at shaelynn@usa.net Thanks! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

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~Shae