I feel pretty dumb asking this question bc I consider myself to be somewhat educated on diet issues and blah blah blah, so I should know the answer to this. But I don't. Lol. Help me. I'm a little over two weeks out from a show, so I'm fairly lean. But when I wake up in the morning, my usually visible veins are gone and I think I look "fat." Now I'm not really "fat," I know that. But I don't understand what I'm seeing in the morning. Is this what it means to be "bloated"? I've probably slacked on my evening water intake, so I guess it could be water retention or some shit. Lol. I dunno. I just have a really hard time learning how to "read" my body. I can't pinpoint what "feeling tight", "flat", or "bloated" looks or feels like. Dumb, like I said. Is feeling a pump the same as tight? Thank god none of you actually know me-- I'd be completely embarrassed by my own "duhhhh"-ness.