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SPORTYLAWGIRL SparkPoints: (11,853)
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1/14/13 10:42 P

So many women carry their weight in their hips and thighs. While you may want a thinner lower body for aesthetic reasons, know that the "pear" shape is actually a really, healthy shape for women (many health checks use waist to hip ratio as an indicator of health). Good look on your journey to a bangin' bod.

MALA77 SparkPoints: (8,357)
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1/14/13 10:34 P

Yeah, unfortunately there isn't much you can do about that. I think one of the 1st places for me to lose is my face also but I think that's good. If you're exercising and eating right it will all come off where it should. Hang in there!!


BRITOMART Posts: 8,113
1/14/13 10:29 P

Keep on truckin'--it can take months (or longer) for your entire body to catch up with what you are doing. A lot of where one loses weight is genetic, and there's not a tootin' thing to do. Concentrate on health, and know that you will look better healthy, whatever your 'shape' decides to be.

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
1/14/13 9:15 P

The first place I gain weight is in my tummy and the last place it comes off is my tummy. the first place I lost weight was in my wrist. We can't control where it goes on or comes off.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 25,794
1/14/13 9:12 P

"What can I do?"

Stay the course and wait for the rest of your body to catch up.

No one can select where/how their fat will come off.

GOOSIEMOON SparkPoints: (237,472)
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1/14/13 8:23 P

Yep. Last hired - first fired.

I tend to keep my belly fat until the very last - ugh.

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 15,438
1/14/13 5:54 P

Directly, not much. Burning fat is an all-body process, and you can't target where you lose weight from. Energy is delivered to the muscles via the bloodstream, NOT from being absorbed from surrounding fat stores. Specific exercises may develop the relevant muscles, but will do absolutely nothing about the overlying layer of fat.

What you can do is to continue to reduce your overall body fat through a combination of cardio, all-body strength training , and watching your intake, and sooner or later some of it will naturally come off whatever you consider your problem areas are.

If you are losing weight, you are on the right track already. Keep up the great work!


H0KIE_GIRL SparkPoints: (3,588)
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1/14/13 5:43 P

There really isn't anything you can do. Weight tends to come off evenly so you probably are losing weight in those areas it just probably isn't as drastic as you think. Have you tried measuring yourself in inches to see exactly how much is being taken off those problems area?

Also try not to stress so much about it, eventually you'll really start to see a decline but the best you can do is tone some problem areas so therefore you're gaining more muscle and as the fat does come off it looks nice and tone instead of flabby.

ANGELADURBIN29 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/14/13 5:07 P

I'm new here and I just started exercising regularly and eating better for the last 2 months just to get a little healthier.I ended up lost some weight but not where I have excess fat, ie face, chest area, and stomach,which is rather frustrating because 90% of my weight is below waist level.
What can I do?

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