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February 3, 2012 5:50 PM
Without stepping on a scale, how do you know when you're bloated?

Can you actually feel that you are bloated or do you just see it in the mirror or maybe in the way your clothes fit?

Is it the same kind of bloat that you get when you have gas?

The reason I ask is b/c I am not sure what bloated feels like.... I guess I don't really notice it unless I step on a scale and I'm heavier than usual (which is also not very often) but tonight I looked in the mirror and all of a sudden I looked 4 months pregnant, huh? huh
like I could still notice my 11 pound loss on other parts but what the heck is up with my belly? I'm thinking that I am either about to start my period... or I am one of those chicks on that tv show, I didn't know I was pregnant noway

Anyhoo, I'm curious about you :) Thanks!
Edited by puggleperson On February 3, 2012 5:50 PM
February 3, 2012 5:52 PM
To me, my pants fit tighter and I look like I have a 3 month baby belly....Blech! I'm rockin' the bloat right now, actually...
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February 3, 2012 5:54 PM
Seeing the big belly in the mirror is a pretty good sign you're bloated. I also feel "full" like I ate a big meal. Sort of weighted down. It's hard to explain... hope that helped.
February 3, 2012 5:54 PM
my ankles tend to get sore and puff up a bit with water retention (also my anklet gets a little tighter), my belly will stick out a little bit more than usual especially up the top and i will feel fatigued.
February 3, 2012 5:54 PM
I'm on my period now, so I can tell you from first-hand experience that I notice it due to my clothes fitting tighter, and gaining a bump on my stomach. When I stand on the scales I'm also around 2 or so lbs heavier.
February 3, 2012 5:54 PM
QUOTE:

To me, my pants fit tighter and I look like I have a 3 month baby belly....Blech! I'm rockin' the bloat right now, actually...


This.
  12088924
February 3, 2012 5:55 PM
Everything seems to swell up and I FEEL 10 times fatter!
February 3, 2012 5:56 PM
My face will make the whole difference. I'll look 15-20 pounds heavier just in the face. Ugh.

Shark week is coming, too. Rockin' the bloat right now. Blech.
  13358883
February 3, 2012 5:56 PM
I have been working on my belly for the longest time, but it's extra hard because exactly 2 weeks before my period starts, my already too big belly morphs into a 12 month baby bump. I am horrified at the same time each month - especially when I'm not aware that TOM is on it's way because of menopausal and pms symptoms driving me completely insane...it always goes back down to my normal 'still pregnant after 3 years look', but I can definitely SEE and feel the difference!
  3632928
February 3, 2012 5:58 PM
I measure and weigh if I feel bloated. I can gain 5 pounds and 2-3 inches overnight. Thankfully it goes away within 3 days.
  11450401
February 3, 2012 5:58 PM
I'll notice my pants cutting into my belly in a way they didn't the time before, and my hands get really puffy and my rings look and feel tight. No fun at all.
February 3, 2012 6:00 PM
I feel full of air, but not in a gassy sort of way. Just like a giant balloon and my clothes don't fit as well. I can also tell when it's hard to suck in.
  3294531
February 3, 2012 6:01 PM
Your stomach sticks out and you can't suck it in. I look 6 months pregnant,lol! ;)
February 3, 2012 6:02 PM
It's been a while since I have had a normal period, am overdue for one now so I don't remember what I feel or look like bloated.
  2628580
February 3, 2012 6:02 PM
tight waist of pants and my rings get much snugger
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February 3, 2012 6:07 PM
QUOTE:

To me, my pants fit tighter and I look like I have a 3 month baby belly....Blech! I'm rockin' the bloat right now, actually...


Yeah, except I normally look at least 6mos pregnant so when I'm bloated I look about 8mos pregnant. Even my 8yo son noticed last night and told me I looked pregnant. Eeeek.
  4641147
February 3, 2012 6:11 PM
Just all over swelling. Face, thighs, stomach... Maybe 1-2 lbs increase on scales. Drink water, move around some and maybe go for walks and watch sodium intake. Also, caffeine can add to irritability & breast soreness so watch your caffeine intake.
February 3, 2012 6:13 PM
QUOTE:

I measure and weigh if I feel bloated. I can gain 5 pounds and 2-3 inches overnight. Thankfully it goes away within 3 days.
Same here, only it takes more days to go back down for me.cry I drinks tons of water though.drinker
  3632928
February 3, 2012 8:26 PM
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Shark week is coming, too. Rockin' the bloat right now. Blech.


Bahahahah I have never heard that one before! Funny
February 3, 2012 8:29 PM
Thank for the responses ladies.. I always gain weight around that time of the month but I have never noticed looking 4 months pregnant... It's like one of you ladies said, I can't even suck it in :/ I must be getting ready to have a visit. Better not really be pregnant :/ Eeeeek!! Thanks again
February 3, 2012 8:30 PM
I feel it without clothes, without weighing in, i get this almost achy feeling near mypelvis area and its tender too. I typically try to take midol when i know its coming until it stops. If your pregnant by chance, remember you can still eat healthy.
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February 3, 2012 8:41 PM
Haha this is a great Topic because i was just talking to my husband about this tonight.. I turned sideways and said " WTH is going on here, i better not be preggo again"! We laughed and i said no really whats this bloat all about.. im Trippin out.. I drank like 12 glasses of water today, thinkin maybe thats it??? dunno, but hope it goes away.. I was just on my period so thats out of the question.. !
February 26, 2013 6:28 AM
I'm so grateful for this question and answers. I feel bloated, the scale says I gained 2 pounds and also I measured my waist. It was not good. And extra 4 inches! I mean really?! I've been working out with weights, if anything I should be losing inches! But because all of you said that you looked pregnant, I guess 4 inches is about right. I had just never actually measured it before!!

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