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GREATGRANNY55 Posts: 2,755
4/23/13 4:38 P

spare tire, I guess

NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
4/23/13 2:04 A

DETOX yep! same body type! my thighs are by far my largest body part as well. I've spent my entire life hating my thighs which is completely insane and ridiculous and I decided a little while back that I'm done with that. They may have a lot of fat, but they also have a lot of muscle and are responsible for hauling me around and that is pretty awesome. They may never have the sought-after "thigh gap" (much discussed on SP) but I have decided to re-brand them as POWERFUL!

DETOX55 SparkPoints: (1,380)
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4/23/13 1:08 A

I get where NAUSIKAA is coming from...

My belly is flat given I'm an hourglass shape...

I feel very priveleged to be built this way, but then remember my thighs and realise how many of you would HATE to have thighs like mine!

They are my LARGEST body part!

But at least I have a waist and nice boobs with shoulders as wide as my hips...

I spent FAR too many years focussed on the worst bit (thighs), instead of realising I had more better bits than worse bits!

So should you all!!!!!

Love what you have...the only way...:-)

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,045
4/23/13 12:31 A

I guess I am the pooch, but it's way better than 4 years ago. I am going to try those dried strawberries. Those looked delish.

JEN_IN_CA Posts: 1,179
4/22/13 10:03 P

Interesting, think I'm a combination of stress & bloating. emoticon

ETHELMERZ Posts: 20,257
4/21/13 9:21 P

Another fluff piece posing as information, letting women know they will never be "ok". Sigh.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
4/21/13 8:48 P

Here's a clickable link for those interested!

Whoops! Didn't know someone already posted a clickable link!

Edited by: EOWYN2424 at: 4/21/2013 (21:10)
KENDILYNN SparkPoints: (22,924)
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4/21/13 6:44 P

I love the idea of the dried strawberries recipe on the sidebar. They are on sale here this week, so I totally have a batch in the oven already!

HAWTLIKEME SparkPoints: (21,813)
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4/21/13 6:33 P

guess I'm a spare tire which is actually encouraging since it hopefully means that with continued clean eating and more springtime activity along with my strength training, I actually have a chance of getting rid of it.

ARMYWIFEKASS SparkPoints: (3,072)
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4/21/13 3:06 P

Spare tire tummy

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,617)
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4/21/13 1:18 P

Interesting. Can relate to the stress one.

NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
4/20/13 4:42 A

I am none of them, I guess my tummy doesn't count. I have a completely flat belly. There is plenty of fat, but it is distributed in such a way that my body is perfectly flat in the front from under my bra band to my quads. This has nothing to do with low bodyfat by the way. It's just a body shape. I have loads of fat, unfortunately.

CHOOSINGME2013 SparkPoints: (147)
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4/20/13 12:35 A

I am the stress tummy figures :( But I am working on it...:)

EMMACORY Posts: 21,783
4/20/13 12:25 A

Can not open link on my Kindle so I will check it out later today. Thank you!

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (577,063)
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4/20/13 12:02 A

Good to know. Thanks for sharing.

KEEP_GOING247 Posts: 2,350
4/19/13 6:58 P

I am the Spare tire. Interesting article - thanks for sharing

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,529
4/19/13 12:05 P

I have learned from Spark People that one cannot spot reduce. As much as I would like for my tummy to be gone

330KKD Posts: 80
4/19/13 8:25 A

Little pooch

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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4/19/13 8:21 A

I'm a little pooch. :) My mama tummy.

"These women are likely to be busy moms or have demanding careers. ‘They may even be a gym junkie, but stuck in a workout-and-diet rut, perhaps always eating the same foods and doing the same routine at the gym, which keeps you slim but leaves you with a lower belly that spoils your silhouette,’ says James. "

I don't have a demanding career. I'm a SAHM but I definitely workout a lot (at home) and have become quite ripped in the last 6 months. But despite that, my pooch still exists. It's funny, if you look at me front facing, my stomach look flat and defined but when I turn to the side... it goes "bloop"! My abs are getting definition, especially my obliques but I am slowly coming to terms with the fact I will always have my mommy battle scars.

I may not be able to rock a bikini like I did in my 20's but for a 30 year old mom after 2 c-sections I need to learn to be proud of the body I have and all the hard work I've put into it and am still putting into it. My upper body and legs look more fab than they did in my 20's and not to mention I am far, far more fit, so I guess it all evens out.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 4/19/2013 (08:25)
BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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4/19/13 7:45 A

Yes I have the little pooch tummy and I hate it.....I will try what they say but sometimes I think the menopause is keeping it there!

HAPPYWRITER7 Posts: 9,723
4/18/13 11:25 A

Really helpful! Im also going to try those dried strawberries!

4/18/13 11:16 A

I loved this! I am definitely the "Spare Tire Tummy" I am going to do what she suggested, and eat more lean meats, fish and veggies, and exercise exercise exercise! Thanks for adding the link.

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
4/18/13 11:05 A

the link isn't working

EMILYMARGO SparkPoints: (12,060)
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4/18/13 9:31 A

I came across this on Pinterest (where else?). It lists different tummy types and for each one describes how to identify it, typical bad habits, and tips for a tummy makeover. I was actually surprised at how accurate it was for me, as far as how to identify and bad habits (I'm the stress tummy). I'm gonna give some of these tips a try!
What do you guys think of this?

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