Abdominal Weight Gain
I am 52 and peri-menopausal -- haven't had a period in 5 months. BUT. . . it looks like I am 5 months pregnant, especially from a side view.
Last year I weighed 120 lbs. (I am 5'4"), and now, OMG, I don't even want to know. A few months ago at the doctors office, a nurse wanted to weigh me as usual. I told her "fine, as long as you don't tell me what it is."
Months ago I started purchasing long, baggy sweaters (the ones that almost go down to your knee). This was fine for winter, however Spring is almost here and I am beginning to panic. No matter what I seem to do, I can't lose this "5 month old fetus". (thank God for stretch jeans).
Is this fairly normal? I am as active as I was last year; eat pretty much the same foods. So, other than starve myself (which I had done for a few days), what's going on? I have even seriously thought of liposuction, but only as a very last resort. I HATE THIS NEW/OLD BODY.