Mary Renee - posted on 08/26/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
HELP! I am not pregnant (I've taken two test) I'm not gaining weight or overweight (I've been between 115-120 since I lost the baby weight two years ago, but my stomach is growing huge! My clothes have started to get uncomfortable and this evening when I was giving my daughter a bath I saw my silhouette in the mirror and was like "What the hell!?" It looked like I was 6 months pregnant but I'm a petite person and I've weighed myself... no weight gain!
About two weeks ago I started going back to work (my daughter is two and a half). She seems to be adjusting well to preschool, but I've felt stomach problems ever since going from being a stay-at-home mom to a working mom. I knew I would need less calories going to a desk job, so I tried to compensate for that by eating less, and making sure my "snacks" were low calorie and healthy (carrot sticks, grapes, apple slices) versus anything fatty or high calorie.
I feel like I've been bloated and uncomfortable ever since I started working this desk job! What do I do? I took two different pregnancy tests my first week because I haven't felt this kind of indigestion or seen this kind of bloating since I was pregnant. HELP! Please help! I'm accepting any and all advice. I would post photos if I could, but literally a month ago I could wear anything, long skin tight maxi dress, tank tops, fitted everything. Now, even though I haven't gained any weight, I feel like I can't wear anything and I feel uncomfortable all the time. I've also tried to up my activity level when I'm not working, taking my daughter to the pool and swimming or going on walks as much as I can even though I'm exhausted after work.
Thanks in advance for your help!