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PEEDIE22 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/29/12 6:32 P

Thanks everyone! I'll be 59 in March, and I guess I have to adjust my expectations. I don't need to look good in a bikini again, it's just that everything you read focuses on how bad a belly and big waist are, and those are the two areas that never seem to budge!

I'll keep working on it, but I'm going to try hard not to obsess.

DEBBY4576 Posts: 5,953
1/29/12 3:44 P

When I was young, I had a small waist and large hips. Now I'm old and it's the opposite. I am 7 pounds from goal and don't see that a lot is going to change. Guess we're going to be those older skinny legged women with a larger middle. Hey, we'll be skinny somewhere though uh?

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PATHFINDER52 Posts: 657
1/29/12 2:37 P

I too lament my belly fat.

I've shed 25 pounds and while the belly pooch is smaller, it is certainly not gone (and shows no sign of retreat!) My waist is smaller (down to that 35" minimum) but still not where I'd like it to be!

Recently I read (Dr. Oz, I think) two ideas I'm trying out to fight belly fat:
1. Green tea -- at least one cup daily.
2. Vinegar -- either in a salad dressing or veggie dip, at least 1 tsp every day.

We'll see if such additives can combat a lifetime of belly flab!


The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.

-- Leo Buscaglia
1/28/12 4:28 P

Hi and welcome! When I read this topic, and clicked, I was surprised to see this is a new posting of a recurrent lament. I know the same wording has been on one or the other message board a couple of other times.

Sometimes I'm discouraged because when the weight goes, the skin will still be there, but that doesn't mean I want to keep the weight on. Similarly, no one can guarantee you'll have a flat stomach again, but you can't let that stop you from working on it.

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1/28/12 9:01 A

I fear I will hit my goal and still have pooch and no waistline. emoticon

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