Big belly blues
June 11, 2006 2:37 PM Subscribe
OddBellyFilter: Is it weight, an allergy or just the way I was made?
posted by Chorus to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
From under my bustline to my bellybutton, I have a spare tire/muffin top/roll of fat that protrudes a lot further than the stomach below my belly button - up to 4 inches. It's gotten to the point where if I wear a top [not even tight fitting], my "middle" belly protrudes out almost as far as my breasts, yet my "lower" stomach remains [relatively] flat. If I wear an empire line top [tight fitting under breasts, loose fabric down to the waist] I can look up to 6 months pregnant!
I seem to carry all my weight in my stomach[s]. I need to lose 20/30 pounds and I stand at 6ft. I've got oddly thin wrists/arms and ankles/legs in comparison to the rest of my body - it's even soemthing that other people comment on [in a nice, yet surprised, way].
Also, if I have a particularly "milky" meal [tea, cereal, toast with butter], I find the "protrusion" gets quite hard and prominent. I've tried talking to my doctor - his advice was to lose weight [duh] and that I'm "paying too much attention to myself"
But I find it verrrry strange that one part of my abdomen sticks out when the lower part is way flatter. Really if my middle stomach was as flat as my lower stomach, I'd probably go down an entire dress size, even two.
Can anybody shed some light?