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    • TotallyLovedUp
      CommentAuthorTotallyLovedUp
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 15th 2011
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    Silly question but here goes. I am really paranoid about my baggy blelly skin/overhang/muffin top, whichever you prefer to call it. (I got it from having 2 kids by c section) It hangs down really low so dont want it to show in my dress. I am dieting and have lost weight but as yet it hasnt gotten any smaller grr. Has anyone got any tips or know of any lingerie other than spanks which dont work for me to hide it, that will streamline my stomach?
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    • Emsy5000
      CommentAuthorEmsy5000
      Got married 9 years ago
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    Zumba is great fun and really helps toning up Body Pump is also really effective I love it but you will ache after woulds. but if you losing weight it will disappear eventually

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    • Jill
      CommentAuthorJill
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    What type of dress do you have hun? x

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    • TotallyLovedUp
      CommentAuthorTotallyLovedUp
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    i dont yet jill although i have tried a couple on and althoguh from a distance you couldnt see too badly i could definately see it looking down and i dont want to feel paranoid about it and self concious on my day x
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    • Katya
      CommentAuthorKatya
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    have you already bought your wedding dress? i have the same problem for the same reason. try buying an a-line dress preferably lace up back as this allows you to carry on losing weight as it makes the dress adjustable but also you cant see the belly. check my pics for evidence that a-line dresses hide the overlap babe, im also paranoid about mine.

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    • Unknown
      CommentAuthorUnknown
      Posted: Mar 15th 2011
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    i have just started zumba and it is meant to be great for your belly. when you are doing it you are meant to hold your belly in so it strenthens the muscles! not very easy at first tho. last night was my first go but my friends who have been going for a month said it does get easier.

    my friend claire had a big belly and since she has been doing it it really has improved! xx




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    • Jane
      CommentAuthorJane
      Got married 9 years ago
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    Emsy5000 - not strictly true. Even after losing 4 stone I still have a bit of the same problem but I dont mind it, I call it my baby belly and realise its just part of me and theres nothing apart from surgery and a tummy tuck that will get rid of it. I'm a size 12 now after being a size 20-24 and I guess its just something I have to live with. Exercise makes no difference, its excess skin not fat :(

    Totallylovedup - why not try a corset or a bodyshaper, that can keep the contours of your body looking great.. I got a lovely bridal set from Debenhams and it gives me a nice flat tummy xx

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    • TotallyLovedUp
      CommentAuthorTotallyLovedUp
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    sounds like zumba is a great idea! I dont have enough money to go weekly atm but might see about gettin the dvd's for my birthday which is in a couple of weeks for now!
    katya your dress pics are lovely! i tried on a line and my baggy belly showed :(
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    • x ashlil x
      CommentAuthorx ashlil x
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    buy an a line dress as it sucks it in that what i did
    unfortunately if its just skin you wont be able to get rid of it but emsy is right zumba is good for the stomach x
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    • Katya
      CommentAuthorKatya
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    was the dress too tight? a dress needs to be done up just right, too tight or too loose will make the baggy bits show. the problem with corsets is that the overlap gets squished downwards and so is visable at the bottom of the corset.

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    • Amy112
      CommentAuthorAmy112
      Got married 9 years ago
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    I don't think u need to worry about getting special underwear, you have more than enough time to do it naturally. Plenty of toning and running/long walks should do it.

    You will feel so much more confident on the day if u do it this way rather than opting for special knickers to hold u in. Especially at the end of the day when those knickers have to come off!! x
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    • GregorysGirl
      CommentAuthorGregorysGirl
      Got married 9 years ago
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    I agree with a lot of the advice, exercise which uses and strengthens your core muscles will help lose a little but I am not convinced that a baby belly can ever be truly eradicated. I have one but thankfully my dress doesn't show it up at all. It has an embroidered corset and then flows out from waist so it is well covered. Dress wise I would go for a dress that has a ruched wrap effect, hard to explain, but it hides the tummy very well, unlike buying a slinky clingy dress. Corsets can be good but you have to feel comfortable and again depends on what dress you wear, i don't have to wear anything on top under my dress, has inbuilt support. But you have plenty of time, so just get exercising, the Wii Fit is good too, hula hooping on it is great for toning waist and tummy. xx

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    • TotallyLovedUp
      CommentAuthorTotallyLovedUp
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    thanks girls. i am doing exercise, but probably need to up it more now. It is just really frustrating knowing that I am restricted to a certain type of dress! think it is ust something i need to get over and kep at the dieting and exercising x
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    • stressed to max b2b
      CommentAuthorstressed to max b2b
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    i have a big fat jelly saggy one and it wont go after i put 7st on after my last kid hes now 5 im seriousley thinking about writing to embarrasing bodies i watched it other day and a lady had one a tiny one at that lol but what had happend her muscle had split in half and they stitched it bac together left a scar but rather have a scar than a big chunk of flab hangin down :-( not just for my dress either mines very good but more so for honeymoon in a bikini x

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    • Unknown
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    i saw that stessed...thought it was amazing how they did it! xx




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    • stressed to max b2b
      CommentAuthorstressed to max b2b
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    well thats what im like i look pregnant all time even been asked 4 times over last few yrs or comments like i didnt know u was pregnant again...........IM NOT :-( x

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    • *Vixie*
      CommentAuthor*Vixie*
      Got married 6 years ago
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    Ive been there. Ive been left with a really flabby belly since having my son. I managed to lose the weight but ive been left with empty skin, Ive just resigned myself to the fact that it will never go now :( x
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    • Lou lou
      CommentAuthorLou lou
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    i'm also in the same boat as a lot of u, had a cesearen n been left with overhang of skin, which is even visable through jeans! i lost weight to try n get rid of it but it looked worse to me, having a flat tummy except where the scaring is- so i put a stone and half back on to hide it a little, surely there should be in this day n age a better way of making it look better?




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    • Katya
      CommentAuthorKatya
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    you would think so lou but im open for ideas if we can all maybe huddle up and come up with a plan to make it disappear then im all for it lol

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    • XLittleMissMe!X
      CommentAuthorXLittleMissMe!X
      Posted: Mar 15th 2011
     
    I found that taffeta is more forgiving than satin dresses and so is chiffon and organza. A dress that rushes to the side with gathering hides all my rolls of fat even when I sit down. It really is about choosing a dress that works with your body.




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    • Little Kettle
      CommentAuthorLittle Kettle
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 15th 2011
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    Have you thought of a waspie? I tried the spanx things and they don't work for me, but a waspie is an absolute godsend! Hx

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    • XLittleMissMe!X
      CommentAuthorXLittleMissMe!X
      Posted: Mar 15th 2011
     
    Ps My dress is the benjamin roberts 951 to give you an indication of what I'm talking about on the dress.




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    • Soon2BBlackwell
      CommentAuthorSoon2BBlackwell
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Mar 15th 2011
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    I call mine a mothers apron :D

    I hate it, i got mine from a c section almost 5 years ago and have yet to get rid of it. I've been told they do get less noticable the more weight you lose but aside from that theres not much you can do except learn to love it or get a nip & tuck...

    I wear control knickers to try and suck it in. Mine doesnt show in my wedding dress as the bodice ends above my 'apron' and then skirt puffs out a little but so you cant see it. I'll be wearing my control knickers anyway though.

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    • linzi
      CommentAuthorlinzi
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    go try on dresses. My problem is a muffin top too, my belly below aint that big. Mori Lee and Benjamin Roberts dresses have an inbuilt corset (even if they have zip or button up backs) and they REALLY sort out that problem and gave me the perfect hour glass. All I have to worry about now is the back bulge and upper arms!! lol

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    • XLittleMissMe!X
      CommentAuthorXLittleMissMe!X
      Posted: Mar 15th 2011
     
    I think maggie dresses have them too.




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    • linzi
      CommentAuthorlinzi
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    sure there are loads of makes with them. I tried on a few Ronald Joyce and Essense dresses, but I dont think they had them. Cant quite remember though. Didnt try any other designer.

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    • TotallyLovedUp
      CommentAuthorTotallyLovedUp
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    stressed my son is nearly 5 and i still get asked when my baby is due. i think it is really rude and just say oh im not pregnant. really it isnt their faut but it really upsets me! my muscles are shot and so is my skin. i got enormous when i was pregnant, measuring 46cm at 36 weeks. My babies were both 7lb-ers though so not big babies i was just carrying a swimming pools worth of water! i even went to see a doctor about it and he was really unsympathetic telling me if i didnt want my body to change i shouldnt have had kids.
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    • sorelle
      CommentAuthorsorelle
      Got married 9 years ago
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    Hi there's a thread on here about a slimming belt thing, if you exercise it helps by taking excess fluid from tummy, it's only 9.99 I read reviews think it's probs worth a try xx
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    • lil miss sunshine
      CommentAuthorlil miss sunshine
      Got married 9 years ago
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    there is a dress out there for you i too like so many of you have my muffin top after having 2 sections but my Aline dress has hide a multitude of sins and will be wearing some controll nickers on the day for added support......good luck when you go shopping

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    • stressed to max b2b
      CommentAuthorstressed to max b2b
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    i lost my weight and belly was skinny than id ever been after my first (she weighed 6lbs 6oz) started out at 8st 7 had her went down to 7st 11 after secong child (he weighed 7lb 7) went bac down to 8st 7 then after third child (he weighed 9lb 11) put on 6/7 st i went down to 10st 4 and got stuck there but this last yr ive gone upto 11st 4 :-( my belly hangs out over everything or i have to tuck it in :-( or it digs across middle making it look a right T**T that is embarrasing.

    i am seriousley considering surgery more and more im given myself 6/9 months to try lose a st but if it does work im goin to see my gp, cause its makin me feel even more depressed and im starting to cover up which i never usually do, even went to a christeing at weekend and my nan and auntie asked what was wrong with me cause i was covered up....

    i have allways said i wouldnt ever have surgery but watch this space im 31 yrs of age and i dont wanna spend the last of my youth (LOL) covered up, av allready wasted last 3/4 yrs x

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    • TotallyLovedUp
      CommentAuthorTotallyLovedUp
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    aww stressed hun i feel just the same. ive been to the doc told me to go on a diet. no help or support or anything. even asked about a tummy tuck on nhs but they said i need to lower my bmi first
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    • stressed to max b2b
      CommentAuthorstressed to max b2b
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    it knocks our self esteem which then rolls on to affect our kids/realationships ie: some ppl wont go swimming, se* with the light off or under covers (allthough h2b allways turns light on and takes the covers off i try pull them bac on when hes busy if u get what i mean lol) and in alot of other ways to it also affects what we wear and how we feel about ourselfs and i think there should be more help to help us either love our selfs falb and all or to help us do something about it im making an appt for next week and im not leaving untill they give me some tabs or they says they will refere me to see about talking about a tummy tuck or lipo xx

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    • Katya
      CommentAuthorKatya
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    has anyone tried to get a gym referral to lose weight, you could let your doc knw how much its affecting you and see if they will give you a referral. I'm going t do that soon too as I used to have a referral before I moved away for my back and knees so im gonna see if i can get another one

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    • TotallyLovedUp
      CommentAuthorTotallyLovedUp
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    i did katya. i looked on the nhs website and they say that they do voucers for ww or sw or gym referral. went to the weight loss clinic as directed on the site and...yep u guessed it, they had never recieved any vouchers! she did however refer me to an exercise class, but was no good for me as the times are when H2B is working or my mum is working so cant go anyway! grr so disheartening.
    stressed sounds like we are feeling exactly the same way hun. with the weight loss pills, they told me they wont give me any until they see that i have lost weight first. As for what i wear..well i have to buy 1-2 sizes bigger in bottoms just to get around the saggy belly but then its really baggy round my bum and legs. dont like wearing leggings all the time whcih is pretty much the only other option as i am funny about my legs lol. s**x is a funny one for me. i wont go on top. it is just to humiliating, not that H2B has ever said anything but its a bit off putting when you can feel and hear the overhang slappin against him! I wont gdo it with the lights on either, its bad enoughknowing its there without being naked with lights shining down on it for him to see!
    I do agree there should be more support for women like us. they seem to think we are like this because we eat too much or are lazy and should go on a diet. thing is, when i am dieting and losing it, it doesnt change whats there. it wont go away through weight loss as its not all fat, its stretched out skin!!
    rant over lol though it is good to get it out there, kinda theraputic in a way so thanks for letting me go on and on and on.... lol x
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    • ClaireP9867
      CommentAuthorClaireP9867
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    I know this thread is a few years old and already has some good suggestions, but just in case you still need another solution, I feel compelled to post this. I used to search for ways to get rid of my belly fat prior to my wedding back in 2016.

    I ended up trying quite a few online programs.

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    Everyone I have recommended this to since I discovered it has been amazed at how well it works. You should definitely check it out!
    My best friend needed to lose some belly fat for her wedding.

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    (no, I'm not affiliated w/ this site). Good luck sister! ❤️
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    • CatherineM213
      CommentAuthorCatherineM213
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    Has anyone tried Juice plus. I would like to share, if you are interested pm me... This is any amazing lifestyle change.. Makes you feel so much healthier... Two shakes, which are meal replacements and two healthy snacks, and a healthy meal, I usually take a booster before my evening meal, which is an appetite suppressant and reduces your calorie intake by 25%. I love it and it really works an teaches you all about clean living. Best bit for me is your never on your own as full mentor support with recipies, tips, motivation and lots of chatter. PM me if interested xx
 
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