fatdoug300: I can no longer bend over to tie my shoes because of the size of my belly. I wear a lot of flip flops, slip-ons or pre-tie my sneakers and then use a long-handled shoe horn to slip them on.
Same here. I recently gained 30 lb and lost the ability to easily tie my shoes. Holding my breath helps.
I reckon its harder to get up from the couch. First the belly is in the way when leaning forward. Second im so much heavier! Before i did not think of it but now its obvious that the belly is in the way