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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been insecure about my stomach.
I took up powerlifting at 21 years old, which made me feel more in control of my body. But while it toned my arms and legs, my stomach still stuck out like I was bloated.
My abdomen was also a source of physical pain. Since I was about 15 years old, I’d randomly feel sharp jolts in my lower right side. The sensation was somewhere between a period cramp and stabbing sensation.
I knew something had to be wrong. So over