So i went back in my thread and I made a comment in November that the boat was much better.
Mid December I started thyroid meds. This was to optimize. I am not hypothyroid.
I just read that a side affect of t4 can be bloat/water retention. I did the t4 for a few weeks and switched to armour. Still bloated. Mostly water/fat accumulated in abdomen. Of course it may be something else but thinking of a thyroid med connection.