(Closed) Dear Tummy

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@ccranetobe: Birth Control did that to me. I was working out like a crazy woman but my mid section refused to shrink!!! I looked tone everywhere else but on my gut area. The worst part was, my core is really strong!!! i can do more crunches, sits up, core balancing that my FH who….has an 8 pack!!!  Then one day my body started feeling weird to i stopped taking the BC……i dropped 10 lbs!!!! mostly on my gut area! I could not believe it….I was carrying 10 lbs around for 15 years because of BC.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@ccranetobe: I’m totally serious about it! That was the case for me…….Although I only found out by accident because my body finally had enough of artificial hormones. It was the last thing that i would have thought was causing me not to loose the last extra 10lbs. And I was feeling really bummed too after i got done with my first round of P90X Doubles. I didn’t know what i was doing wrong, i followed everything on the nutrition part and workout program….i was religious about it!

Why is the female body so complicated?!!!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I also heard that stomach fat can be due to stress and sugar.  Dr. Oz talks a lot about belly fat so maybe look some stuff up on his website.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ccranetobe: I am so with you!! The women in my family specifically hold weight in just the tummy area. It does.not.go.away. I have just come to the conclusion that as soon as I am done having children, there will be liposuction! 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh my spare tire. How I know it well. I found watching my diet really helped and without noticing it I cut out a lot of sugars and sweets out of my diet when I do that – of course that was pre-wedding and now post-wedding I’m back to snacking on chocolate. Ah well. More of me to love.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ccranetobe: Yup, my family are belly fat people too.  I have always had a little “pooch” on my lower abs, even as a kid.  It’s where I gain weight first, and lose it last.. go figure.  I think it’s just genetics!

You are not alone!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yes! It’s the widest part of me. Lots of women get lucky and their weight goes to their curves. Nope, mine goes straight to the belly. 🙁

I’ve struggled with this for my whole life. I feel you!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ugh I’ve always had this little pooch right under my belly button, in my lower stomach, and even at my thinnest it’s still there. Looking at my mom, I noticed she has it too, so I guess it runs in the family 🙁 I think at 25 I have to stop calling it my ‘baby fat’ lolz.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Weight gain in the tummy can most definitely be related to hormones.  Take a look around at middle aged women about to or going thru menopause.

My doc also says that genetics are a factor as well.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I hate my belly pooch too. =[ ALways had it. IT just got worse after I had my daughter. Sigh.

Post # 15
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168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m a tummy girl too!!!  Spanx, baby.  Spanx.  And I found a wedding dress that sucks in and camouflages beautifully.

Even when I was a skinny-mini in high school, I had a tummy.  It’s just where my family gains weight.  I’ll never have a completely flat stomach, and I’m okay with that!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

My weight fluctuates, but the first place it arrives or disappears from is my belly. I actually look pregnant if I eat too much because of how I’m shaped. And i’ve never been able to achieve actual definition in my abs, despite playing sports, working out and eating right my whole life. If I was super rich, I’d probably get lypo, haha!

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