Fat belly help!

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I've really battled with peri as I have not managed to get on anything really. I've been putting off seeing the Doctor. Anyway, I'm so down today. I bought some clothes to try and cheer me up but my belly is just, well HUGE. 

I know I am supposed to work out daily  for half an hour (apparently) but I hardly ever sleep well and I am absolutely exhausted. The thought of exercising is just well mad for me right now. Please, any help. I;ve lost all confidence coz of my belly and I've stopped going out. 

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    I was the same way...refused to see old friends, wouldn't be seen around town, or at the beach.

    Finally, when I realized that it was just bringing me down, I bought some new clothes in a larger size and got out. I found that all (or at least most) of my friends had also gained weight. It's nearly impossible to keep the weight off with the loss of estrogen.

    I'm not giving up though!

    Try to gain some confidence and get out and see people no matter how huge the belly is. You are still the same person, and I'm sure a good person. I'm sure people would love to hang out with you!

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      I get that. It is hard with a move. Even going shopping could strike up a conversation with someone. Or walking in the park. I know everyone is saying exercise, but that is the last thing I'm into. I do walk though. Especially when I get anxiety. My dr said take a walk. I walk and look around, notice new things all the time, and best of all, have casual conversations when I run into another person. I walk in the woods and by the creek, so it's rare that I see people, but does happen.

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      Thank you. Sorry I didn't reply sooner. I realize my belly goes massive when I am PMS which now is for about two weeks or more before my period. I reckon I have IBS too. I'm trying steamed food for a while. I am going to try and drop weight a bit. I've been trying to keep positive about things, it does help a little. I even accessed a youtube site where men admire fat bellies. I know! sounds mad, but hey, we need to feel better about ourselves. loll. hugs to you. 

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    Hi Callianne, i'm feeling your pain! This past year since my periods have stopped Ive put on quite a few pounds on my middle, back, thighs and bum and with ibs as well Im doubly bloated! Im on sertraline for anxiety and its given me such an appetite! I need to get walking like i used to before xmas, before i had the anxiety attacks and only buy sensible food!!

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      I can really identify with a lot of your posts. I've read a few. The anxiety etc., I am going on a mission to (try) and love myself. I've even thought of starting a blog smile maybe something good will come of it eh? xx big hug to you.

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