Re: ? For the guys - style and mature women
Mrs Holland those dresses are cute but they wouldn't work for me. My fiancé might have been rude (in his defense he said it almost in shock it wasn't deliberate) but he was right. My belly hangs in such a way that I do look 5-6 months pregnant. It starts swelling just below my breasts and nips back in just above my waist. I usually hide it with jeans and bulky sweaters. If I do wear a dress it's usually a shapeless maternity style.
I get asked on a regular basis when the baby is due despite the white hair. It's incredibly humiliating.
I am 5'5 and 180 pounds. My measurements are 40 chest, 46!!! at my belly button, and only 32 waist. And I can't seem to lose weight no matter what I do. I have a long walk from my car to my office that is a steep hill going in, I do treadmill at the Y on weekends, I go to family night swim with my son, I hike in the summer. And I keep gaining. I don't eat all that much either. Protein shake and a piece of string cheese for breakfast, salad for lunch, maybe spaghetti or chicken and rice stir fry for supper. I don't drink coffee. I allow myself one serving of a snack once a day and it can't be over 200 calories. I track my calories on Spark People and I rarely go over 1500. Which is why I believe my doctor when she says it's my thyroid. I unfortunately can't take medication for it because they tried me on 3 different ones and I had an allergic reaction to all 3. I have severe allergy problems and a lot of meds are off limits for me.