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Old 12-04-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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So many people have the same common complaint of wishing their stomach was smaller.

That's how I feel, but I feel like my case is extreme. I look pregnant at ANY size. It's just the shape I've always been. No matter if my diet is on point and I'm on my A game at the gym or not, I always look pregnant. People tend to think I'm exaggerating but I feel brave enough to prove it by posting pics;


So what size would you guess I am by looking at the first pic? I look pretty average sized right? Then BOOM you see me from the side and hell breaks loose. I look 8 months pregnant. I'm the epitome for what it means for "food to go straight to my gut"

I think I'm a prime candidate for a tummy tuck...wouldn't you agree??!!
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:31 AM
 
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See?!!
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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Have you been seen by a doctor? A friend of mine was shaped like that and she had a hernia.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:34 PM
 
Location: South Tampa
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Yeah that doesn't seem normal. Some muscle/bone issue there or other medical issue like suggested above.

I'd see a professional.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:15 PM
 
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Have you been seen by a doctor? A friend of mine was shaped like that and she had a hernia.
Really??

What the heck is a hernia anyway?

I'm scared now......
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:42 PM
 
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Maybe fibroids? Definitely see your doctor.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:59 PM
 
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That doesn't look like fat. Fat comes in rolls, and your stomach is tight like a drum. That is REALLY odd, and I think you should check with a doctor.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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You say that "Diet and exercise will NOT change this," but what exactly have you tried and for how long did you work at it?
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:15 AM
 
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You say that "Diet and exercise will NOT change this," but what exactly have you tried and for how long did you work at it?
Ok, so I'm exaggerating a 'little' in that, I know if I lost 25 pounds, my stomach 'would' go down....a little.

However, what I'm trying to stress is that 5 years ago, when I 'was' 25 lbs lighter (size 4?)...I still looked pregnant. My stomach was still as disproportionate to the rest of the size of my body as it is now. (Back then I was doing 3-4 days of cardio (just jogging 3 miles) and 1-2 days weight training. Not a very strict diet, but 3-4 moderate sized balanced meals a day, nothing overboard.)

I actually like the size of my body right now....with the obvious exception of the extreme stomach.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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There are different types of hernias, but in general it's a weakness in the muscle that lets stuff poke through. Don't be scared, but do see a doctor. When is the last time you went to a doctor? If you've always been shaped like this and no doctor has ever remarked, it's probably not a medical issue--just the way you're built??? I dunno.
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